Staying Focused In A World of Distractions|The Week That Was

7 February 2020

Have you considered 2-minute breaks for optimized rest and focus, or peered into the 21st century with technology and change experts?

We heard amazing stories this week from extreme athletes, futurists, property experts and more. Check out this week’s stars in our weekly addition of The Week That Was.

Martin Roberts

Starting off the week was Martin Roberts, a name synonymous with property and travel. He came into Speakers Corner to share his insights on how people can become property investors and his 17-year journey with the program, ‘Homes Under The Hammer’.

An excellent after-dinner speaker, host, charity fundraiser, and keynote speaker, Martin helped give clarity to the wonderful world of property!

Why Rest Matters - Claudia Hammond

Have you considered breaking up your day with 2-minute breaks for a more focused and better rested, you?

Scott had the chance to hear author of Why Rest Matters, Claudia Hammond share ways that psychological and medical research can help us live better in our everyday lives. We’re scheduling our next 2-minute break as we speak!

Comedy Showcase

From character actors to casual observers of everyday oddities, Natalia and Lydia enjoyed a night of laughter at IAM with comedians Fern Brady, Jamali Maddix, Michael Stranney, Ed Night and more!

Ash Dykes

Explorer, extreme athlete, motivational speaker and 3x World First Record Holder, Ash Dykes came into Speakers Corner to talk about his adventures from around the world and how you can achieve the seemingly impossible with motivation and discipline. With countless adventure stories to share, Ash is an exciting addition as an after-dinner, motivational or keynote speaker to any event.

Trailblazers: Letters To My Younger Self

If you could offer advice to your younger self, what would you say?

Dan attended the 'Trailblazers: Letters to my Younger Self' to answer that very question. BBC Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo, writer Afua Hirsch, footballer Eniola Aluko, comedian Shappi Khorsandi and Bonnie Greer came together to read their letters and even had some standing ovations to commemorate their words. It was an absolutely inspiring event.

William Gibson In Conversation With  David Rowan

Who better to turn to for a look toward the future than William Gibson and David Rowan?

David, the Wired UK founding editor, spoke to ‘Cyberspace’, ‘Internet’ and ‘Virtual Reality’ visionary William to peer into the 21st century to predict and inspire their audience. An exciting event with incredible speakers from the world of technology and change.

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