When it comes to motivational speaking, no matter what an organisation’s priorities are, the neuroscience literature always yields some useful inspiration.
On Tues 7th February 2012 I will be giving a “Brain Coach Live” talk at London’s Dulwich College. This year sees the launch of a new Buy One Get One Free Buddy Scheme (“BOGOF Buddy Scheme”) that enables all schools to get Brain Coach Live in front of their pupils. This system simply allows any school who chooses to book a Brain Coach Live presentation at their school to elect another nearby school where the very same talk will be given for free. The concept is based on the idea that fee-paying schools, more likely to have funds for such extra-curricular activities, might cover costs both for themselves and a local state school as a gesture of good will.
In 2011 Dr Jack gave a 1hr motivational talk highlighting some pearls of neuroscience wisdom that everyone can exploit to optimise brain performance every day. It was a fantastic experience. I enjoyed doing the talk enormously and the feedback I got from the organisers, my co-speakers and members of the audience was overwhelmingly good.
Over the last few years that I have been heavily involved in science communication, whether writing up ideas for television series, articles for newspapers, book proposal, #Braintweets and so on, I’ve stumbled upon a great variety of neuroscience-informed pearls of wisdom that can help everyone get the most out of their brains. A few months ago I decided to put together a series of hour-long presentations packed with general tips on maximising brain performance through improvements in diet and exercise, strategies for improving memory retention, dealing with stress and a highly visual and animated crash course in neuroscience.