Is Neuroscience the Key to Better Communication? | The Week That Was at Speakers Corner

22 November 2019

It might only be 5 weeks until Christmas, but we’re as busy as ever listening, absorbing and meeting incredible speakers who truly leave their mark.

In fact, it’s why we love inviting speakers into Speakers Corner Towers and getting out and about across the country visiting incredible events.

From Dr Jack Lewis' talk on Brain Health, to a late-night taping of Mock the Week, this week kept us busy enough to jam-pack The Week That Was and deliver it straight to you.

So check out who came by and who we saw this week at Speakers Corner.

Garry Herbert MBE

We started off the week with the inspiring Garry Herbert MBE. He shared his story of how one phone call took him from Olympic Champion, to Commentator for the BBC, an incredible 18 year career at Goldman Sachs building a £multi-million business unit, to pursuing the chase of knowledge and passion with DJing.

What we truly took away is the ability to build relationships. He inspired us to never settle and to always play the inner game of relentlessly pursuing our goals to fruition. His lasting question to us being, what's the call you're waiting to make?

Jacqui Grey

Jaqui is known for her work on innovative leadership programmes in FTSE 100 companies, but when she came into Speakers Corner Towers, she really put our brains to the test.

What is the neuroscience of resilience? Why is mindfulness one of the key factors to brain health? Where are our unconcious biases when it comes to gender, inclusion and diversity in the workplace and beyond? We discussed it all and truly walked away with a different way to look at the world before us.

Dr Jack Lewis

Neuroscience is a subject area which is becoming more interesting for businesses as we try to understand how we can adapt our behaviour to drive improved communication.

Neuroscientist, TV personality and author Dr Jack Lewis left us spellbound by intimately describing why we behave in certain situations, and how we can apply this to our daily lives.

Indeed, did you know that just a glass of water in the morning can wake you up better than a whole jug of coffee? Or that you should take a 15-minute nap every day? Just two lessons we learnt to keep our magnificent, powerful brains healthy.

"There's more connections between cells in your brain than stars in the galaxy."

Mock the Week

Dan and Abbie laughed the night away with Mock the Week this Wednesday. With the hilarious Dara O'Briain, Ed Gamble, Mark Simmons, Maisie Adams, Hugh Dennis, Ed Byrns, they witnessed the magic of live TV unfolding in real time.

Alexander Armstrong

Helena enjoyed Alexander Armstrong's first ever tour! A true account of a career that has taken him from Armstrong & Miller, to presenting, documentary making, and singing. With comical songs and more, it's a tour that's not to be missed!

Rana Foroohar

CNN's global economic analyst, American business columnist and an associate editor at the Financial Times, Rana Foroohar was well-informed, clear, and shared a look into the future with the audiences at The Emmanuel Center. Our teammate Moe listened to the interview conducted by none other than Matthew Stadlen.


A night of speakers indeed, not 4, not 5, but 6 speakers graced the 5X15 stage with Speakers Corners' own Poonam sitting front row.

Featuring Thomas Penn, Parwana Fayyaz, Felicity Cloake, Simon Jenkins, & an in-depth conversation with Rosie Boycott & John Humphrys about his new book 'A Day Like Today: Memoirs'.

Keith Ferrazzi

Friday ended with an in-depth fireside chat with Keith Ferrazzi. It was incredible! CMO at the age of 30, he’s written books, led the transformation of huge $billion companies, passionately shared his story with audiences across the world, and he left us with one invaluable tip – never eat alone! It was a great way to end the week.

The perfect way to wrap the week with a bang!

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