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Why TED Talks Are A Waste Of Time

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Jez Rose presents at TEDxGreenville 2016 on how we are killing our freedom – photo credit Ian Curcio

As someone who has been invited to present at several TEDx conferences, most recently TEDxMiltonKeynes (UK, 2014) and TEDxGreenville (USA, 2016), the title of this blog post might seem a little unexpected.

When I returned from TEDxGreenville recently, I

Be a Purple Banana by Jez Rose WINS Beverly Hills Book Awards

BevHillsBookAwardMy latest book, Be a Purple Banana, featuring a foreword by “the world’s greatest living explorer” Sir Ranulph Fiennes, was released as a limited edition in March 2015. There are about 60 copies left of the original 5,000 printed and I’m delighted to announce that it’s just won the Beverly Hills Book Awards in the Personal Growth category!

You can grab one of the last copies from Amazon here before it goes out of print.

Jez Rose is The Behaviour Expert, an internationally best-selling and award-winning author, Behaviourist and “accidental motivational speaker”. His books include Have a Crap Day, Be a Purple Banana and his latest, Flip the Switch, is published by Capstone in April 2016 and available for pre-order from Amazon. Search: “Flip the Switch.

 

Free Podcast Series Shines Light On the Extraordinary

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The Extraordinary Podcast, hosted by Jez Rose: informal interviews with some of the most extraordinary people on the planet.

I’ve been recording The Extraordinary Podcast since October 2015. They are informal interviews with some of the most extraordinary people on the planet.

The first episode was with BAFTA award-winning investigative journalist, Roger Cook (from The Cook Report fame). Every 2 weeks I release another episode and they’re all completely free!

It’s fairly time-consuming to arrange interviewing the guests, traveling to conduct the interviews and then editing the podcasts together, however, I hope you agree that all of the effort is worth it, as the podcasts aim to capture a wide variety of different people’s opinions and experiences on extraordinary achievements. To date I’ve interviewed an award-winning broadcaster, actors, a magician who almost cut his leg off in a piece of farm machinery, an entrepreneur who has built 8 £1million+ businesses, a Holocaust survivor who later became a Bond girl, explorers and adventurers, a fundraiser who has raised over half a million pounds and a primary school teacher who shook the world. Every 2 weeks I release a brand new episode.

Do get involved and help us to spread the word – here’s how:

1: Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes – simply search for “The Extraordinary Podcast” and you’ll see my smiling face in the row of icons.

2: Rate or review the podcast – when it’s open in  iTunes, simply click the “Ratings and Reviews” tab next to my smiling face. This isn’t for my vanity – it helps other people to find the podcast as iTunes see that people are listening to it and rating it!

3: Share on social media and with your friends – next to the “Subscribe” button in iTunes there is an arrow, which releases a drop down menu when you click it. That gives you options to share it and tell your friends about it.

As easy as 1, 2, 3!

Jez Rose is The Behaviour Expert; a Behaviourist, award-winning author and “accidental motivational speaker”. He is the host of The Extraordinary Podcast: informal interviews with some of the most extraordinary people on the planet.

An Open Letter To My Teachers – And Your Teachers, Too

Time is finite: use it wisely and respect it while we have it.

Time is finite: use it wisely and respect it while we have it.

I’ve just got home from attending the committal of one of my school teachers: Jeremy Davies. It was to date the most beautiful ceremony I’ve attended and I left yearning to know Mr Davies more. The world has lost one of the really good guys; one of the bright lights and one of the shapers of the world.

I should explain that I had

Should A Conference Be An Experience? 2016 is the year of experience.

Jez Rose stretches training expectations and experiences.

Jez Rose stretches training expectations and experiences.

2016 is the year of experience.

Because we all want great experiences in life – I’ve never met anyone who actively seeks out terrible experiences. Especially if we’re attending a conference or meeting; sat all day inside a conference room.

Most of us are also keen on delivering great experiences, too. It’s this very reason that I started accepting invitations to speak at conferences and meetings: I wanted to shake up the accepted norm of the conference industry and help people wake up to just how exciting and enjoyable learning could be.

However, while any event or conference or meeting where training is taking place absolutely must be about the experience delegates have, it is critical to remember that it’s about their experience. Too many conference organisers focus on what they want their experience of it to be, based on their agenda.

Why Black Friday Is Making Us Mad – The sale sensation that triggers group mentality

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Why does Black Friday appear to brainwash so many shoppers?

Are we being brainwashed by Black Friday? For some it conjures up apocalyptic scenes of chaos and savage groups looting shops, fighting over half price televisions and police officers grappling with shopaholics but how has this post-Thanksgiving shopping event turned so many human beings into manic deal-seekers?

Well, it’s simple really.

The Great British Beard Is A Fact, Not A Fad! New Research Shows That

Jez Rose in the studio talking beards on behalf of Percy Nobleman

Jez Rose in the studio talking beards on behalf of Percy Nobleman

You might have heard my voice on the radio quite a lot last week – on 16 different stations from Radio Yorkshire to Big City Radio in Birmingham and from BBC Radio Oxford in, well, Oxford to BFBS who broadcast internationally and pretty much everywhere in-between. I’d been asked to take a look at some research conducted by Percy Nobleman, the male grooming brand, about beards and to be the vocal ambassador of their brand on a media day. Having a beard and moustache myself, how could I possibly refuse?!

New research looking into the characteristics of the modern man has found that sporting a well kept beard is no longer just a trademark of hipster types.

The study of more than 2,000 British men with beards suggests that the look is far more widespread and is in fact the hallmark of

Speak Up – the ultimate online guide to speaking and presenting

Speak Up is the ultimate guide to speckling and presenting professionally

Speak Up is the ultimate guide to speckling and presenting professionally

After years of being asked by clients, delegates and audiences to produce a seminar, live event, online course or book on how to present or speak in front of audiences professionally, Speak Up is finally here!

Whether you’re interested in

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