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Research Leads To Top Tips for How To Make a Great First Impression

Jez shares his Top Ten Tips to Make a Good First Impression in The Daily Telegraph 1st September 2015

If you read The Daily Telegraph, you might have seen in yesterday’s Business supplement, my 10 Top Tips for Making a Great First Impression. If you don’t get The Daily Telegraph, you won’t have seen them – so I’ve attached them to this blog for your viewing pleasure.

I think the one that irritates me the most is definitely people being late – it’s one of

How mints make us tip more and why you can use this

There’s something in this minty-fresh research that excites my brain and it’s quickly become my latest obsession to work out ways to apply this in other areas. It consumes a lot of my time, so if you see me deep in thought, you can bet your minty breath that I’m pondering this. See if you can work out how to use this fascinating insight into human behaviour for your own organisation…

A social psychology study tested how we respond to waiters and waitresses in a restaurant and whether their behaviour would affect the chances of

Jez Is a Pin-Up: Train, Forever Sports & Start Your Business Magazine

Well, not quite, and with fashion sense like his I don’t think pin up is ever going to be on the cards but 2015 has been a bit of a busy time for Jez already, appearing on the front cover of the world’s most popular small business magazine, Start Your Business, with a 5 page feature on his approach to changing behaviour in order to improve results; a full page feature in Train magazine (think muscles, not choo choo) and a column in the Like A Boss feature of Forever Sports magazine, plus features in local and national press, radio and Candis magazine.

If you see Jez in print, why not tweet a photo to him @JezRose ?

Here’s Jez proving that he’s not pin-up material:

Listen to Jez on the ‘Brand New Show’ Podcast where The Behaviour Expert meets The Brand Gladiator

Neil Humphrey interviews Jez Rose on the very first episode of the Brand New Show podcast

Neil Humphrey interviews Jez Rose on the very first episode of the Brand New Show podcast

Jez was interviewed by the lovely Neil Humphrey, host of the Brand New Show podcast.

Neil asks Jez about his work as a behaviourist, his background as a

The most common question I’m asked: Why did I become a motivational speaker?

Jez Rose considers his title vile and believes he is an "accidental motivational speaker".

Jez Rose considers his title vile and believes he is an “accidental motivational speaker”.

I’m asked that question a lot. It’s not exactly at the top of the Careers Advisor’s list of potential career pathways for most 17 year olds. I don’t even remember “guest speaker” being on the list. I took those personality and career tests at school and they suggested I became either a nanny, undertaker or cleaner. Make of that what you will.

Well, the truth is I didn’t intend to become a motivational speaker and actually hate the term, as I’ve written about in other blogs. For a start, most people shudder, or at least screw up their nose when they hear the phrase “motivational speaker”. It’s a vile phrase and when you consider the practicalities of motivating large audiences of people (my audiences range from 50 to over 3,000 individuals), an impossible task.

My story is genuinely one of those “I just stumbled into it” ones. I had no plan to do this and when people ask me how to get into it, it’s a tough one to answer. However, in itself it does provide a useful answer, I believe. If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way to do it. If you don’t get round to doing it, you didn’t want to do it enough. It’s as simple as that. Whether you want to speak at conferences or own your own flower shop, grow your own business, or progress through the corporate ranks, it boils down to

When You Think You’re Having A Bad Day – it’s been one hell of a week

Forgive me.

I’m not really a fan of blogs. I enjoy writing them; it’s reading other peoples’ blogs I’m not all that fussed with. I never have been. I don’t think I’ve got anything more important to say than anyone else, don’t get me wrong, I just enjoy a good book or research paper (I know, Mrs Jez is so lucky, right?). I love the idea that in the film Julie and Julia, someone write a daily food blog, charting her adventures through the cookbook of Julia Childs, gaining hundreds of thousands of readers as she did it – and I can see how blogs provide a great platform for free speech, however, like I’m mac not PC; I’m book, not blog.

However. Today, I really do think I’ve got something to say that you should read.

Today, is Tuesday and for the first time ever, I’m using my blog to literally let rip. I’m apologising in advance because I have no other outlet right now and when you’ve read this, you’ll understand why I just have to get this all off of my chest and out of my mind, for my own sanity. I would call Mrs Jez but she’ll be asleep. I’m on my way to America and it’s super early.

What’s the difference?! “Book Motivational Speaker”, “Hire Keynote Speaker”, “Book Guest Speaker”

Are you searching for a motivational speaker? Have you typed into Google “book guest speaker”, or “hire keynote speaker” to help find some suggestions for your conference speaker slot? Did you know that a motivational speaker, guest speaker and keynote speaker are, technically, all quite different things?

As a professional speaker for the past 12 years, I’ve written this handy guide to help you get exactly what you want, with the minimum of awkward surprises!

Wedding Bells, Divorce and Making The Wrong Decision

Mr and Mrs Jez almost 1 year to their engagement

Mrs Jez and I are getting married in 6 days time. People keep asking me if I’m nervous and although I was; I’m excited now – everything has, so far, fallen into place and it’s just time now to enjoy the build up. Actually, as I’m writing I’ve just realised we haven’t done the table plan yet. That’s quite a big omission, although perhaps a food free-for-all would add a certain element of excitement to the wedding meal. Why do they call that a wedding breakfast, even when you’re eating in the afternoon or evening? Anyway, I digress.

I’m told that you’ll want to know more about the wedding, as that’s what people are interested in but I’m not so sure so I’ll share a bit with you that lasts until the end of this paragraph, so you can skip this if you want to miss out all the slushy stuff. We’re getting married on an organic farm in the heart of the English countryside because nature and conservation means a lot to Mrs Jez and I. We’ve extended that sentiment to wedding favours, which are organic wild flower seeds that produce flowers which will attract bees and butterflies. Mrs Jez has had her wedding ring made to fit the unusual, contoured shape engagement ring I proposed to her with and I’ve had a ring commissioned that includes an inside and inset of deer antler (yes, ethically sourced; Bambi wasn’t shot just to make my wedding ring – you can’t say anything on the internet now for fear of someone taking it out of turn). Our food is all made fresh and uses seasonal, organic ingredients and we’re using seasonal flowers found on the farm, which will include weeds and branches. There are some exciting things I’d love to tell you but even Mrs Jez doesn’t know about some of them, so that’ll have to wait until next time. We’re off on honeymoon to the

Probably, Maybe – Possible. How learning Japanese could change your mind

Tabun means possible.

The language we use defines our outlook and our behaviour.

A few weeks ago someone posted a message to my Facebook page; it was from a man called Phill, who had been in the audience at a conference I had presented at.  The message read:

So I’ve recently been learning Japanese. When I came to the word “Tabun” it really stuck out for me. It translates as both “probably” and “maybe”.

I have to admit that this post caught my attention; it’s not every day someone tells you they’ve been learning Japanese (French maybe, Spanish quite possibly but not Japanese) and declares it on your Facebook page. The first thing that struck me was how complicated Japanese looks as a language – but then that’s because I have absolutely no knowledge at all about the characters or how the language is formed. It all looks Greek to me. I imagine psychology and behaviour texts, or even english, looks alien to people who have no knowledge of those things, either. I’ve always thought Japanese must be a very complicated language to learn because it’s everything English isn’t: they

70 Years To The Day Since This…

Bettine Le Beau remembers her time in the Nazi concentration camps but as Jez Rose discovers, she couldn't be more positive.

Bettine Le Beau remembers her time in the Nazi concentration camps but as Jez Rose discovers, she couldn’t be more positive.

It is 70 years to the day that the Nazi concentration camps were liberated. 70 years ago today saw the end of the Holocaust. Jez talks to Bettine Le Beau about her extraordinary life as a Bond Girl, actress, model, author – and Holocaust survivor.

Approximately 11 million people; mostly Jewish but also gipsies, homosexuals and communists, were murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Bettie Le Beau survived. It’s a story of high drama, tension and extreme