Will the recent General Election go down in history for its failures of ‘presentation’, or because the electorate listened more closely than ever before? Philip Collins argues that in politics style and substance are entwined, and that to separate them is to endanger democracy itself. Informed by his wealth of experience as a leading speech writer, he will offer an impassioned defence of the power of good public speaking to propagate good government, and an urgent reminder of how words can change the world, for good or bad. Travelling across continents and centuries, we will hear what Jefferson owed to Cicero and Pericles, and what Queen Elizabeth 1st shared with Winston Churchill. The story of the great speeches is the story of democracy: progress in action. At a time when the nation stands at a crossroads, when we are bombarded by sound bites, social media and sloganeering, it becomes vital to tell a good speech from a piece of practised demagoguery – good rhetoric from bad. Politics is about finding the right words, and we know them when we hear them. Come along on October 24th and see if you are persuaded. Read more.
In this breakfast talk Rolf Dobelli, the bestselling author of the Art of Thinking Clearly with 2.5m copies sold, will provide an indispensable toolkit for practical living, that will change the way you live and work. Join us for this unmissable talk from one of today’s most influential Thought Leaders. Read more.
with David McCandless, author of Information is Beautiful.
David McCandless – author of Information is Beautiful and founder of the Information is Beautiful Awards – is back with another unmissable talk. One of the world’s leading data-journalists and information designers, McCandless is known for pioneering a fascinating way to look at the world – through the lens of visualization – turning data, information & knowledge into beautiful graphical images & diagrams. For those of us navigating an age of info-overload and “fake news”, visualised information has incredible potential to help us find meaning in a complicated world. Whether it’s military budgets & bird flu outbreaks or time travel in sci-fi films & the intricate relationships of the Middle East, David’s elegant & often playful infographics bring to life information too complex or abstract to grasp any way but visually. In his book, Knowledge is Beautiful, McCandless expands the approach beyond data and information into the richer, deeper, denser material of “knowledge”. Whether it’s science, politics, finance or just the hidden patterns in Hollywood storylines, David uses beautiful graphics and his own brand of performance journalism to reveal intricate, invisible and sometimes hilarious stories lurking in the data, information & knowledge surrounding us. Read more.
A day long workshop on Selling and Negotiating bookable together or separately. Do you sometimes realise that your job relies as much on changing minds, as on your particular specialist skill? Do you sometimes struggle to get people to buy what you’re selling, whether it’s your product, your ideas, or even your personality? Have you ever wondered why some people can persuade others effortlessly? COURSE OUTLINE How to: Sell Anything will transform your understanding and approach to selling, using practical and effective techniques to increase your influence. It will show you how we all rely on salesmanship: whether you’re an account manager or an artist, an entrepreneur or an engineer – the secret of succss is your ability to get a yes. Combining 15 years of experience in sales and motivation with the latest psychological research into the science of influence, this workshop demonstrates how selling is fundamental to our professional and personal lives, and that the strategies and conventions of influence are inextricably bound to our day-to-day interactions. The workshop is built around the key factors that motivate us to buy in the first place, so you can create selling solutions that provide the best deal for everyone. The session will mix successful case studies and proven methods with interactive learning and activities. You’ll use the secrets of successful salespeople as a starting point in crafting your own solutions, which you’ll refine using discussions and practice exercises. By helping others understand what they really want and how you can help them get it, you’ll increase both the number and the quality of your positive returns – when people say yes to you, they’ll mean it. You’ll depart ready to apply your new skills to your own situation. WHO IS IT FOR Anyone who has to persuade others to part with resources: money, attention, effort or time. Whether you’re in a sales role or entirely different environment, if your work life involves getting people to accept what you have, this workshop will increase the confidence and coherence of your everyday negotiations. All you need for the session is a desire to learn, and a willingness to be open and honest about what you want from yourself and from others. Read more.
A day long workshop on Selling and Negotiating bookable together or separately. Do you have to negotiate in your business, family or personal life? Do you sometimes wonder whether you are getting the best deal for your business, your family, or yourself? COURSE OUTLINE How to: Negotiate will teach you the proven strategies and tactics that professionals use to get more from every deal. It will show you how applying the simple principles of win/win negotiation will leave you richer in every area of your life. This powerful workshop will engage and inspire you to take a new look at how you negotiate in all areas of your life. Designed following fifteen years of research into the most effective negotiation practice, it will equip you to negotiate effectively in 2014 and beyond. Fundamental to the workshop will be the belief that most effective negotiators work collaboratively for long term mutual gain, so we won’t be learning any short term gambits here, just effective and honest strategies that are proven to get results. The session will be light on theory and heavy on practice. You will be able to work with live issues, working out how you can negotiate better deals for both yourself and the people you negotiate with. This will be an interactive learning experience, where discussions and exercises will be used to bring the ideas to life, ensuring you can practically apply new skills to your life when you leave the room. WHO IS IT FOR Anyone who wants to get better deals, in any area of his or her life. Whether you are a professional who negotiates every day, or someone who seldom negotiates (and therefore often feels you get taken advantage of), this workshop will help you get more out of the resources available to you. The only pre-requisite for this session is an openness to learn, and a willingness to work harder to give and get more in areas where you want more. Read more.
Following the success of our conferences in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the how to: Academy is launching How To Change The World 2017 with advance tickets at a special rate. Limited period: Christmas Gift Voucher Tickets. £82.50 plus vat. From 2017 Earlybird Tickets will be £99 plus vat. Standard Tickets £149 plus vat. Read more.
with Isabel Behncke, Cristián Samper, Fernanda Weinstein, Howard Charney, Ian McEwan, Ricardo Rozzi
A 56 hour navigation along the Subantarctic seas on board the Stella Australis, visiting important geographical, scientific and anthropological milestones, including Pía Glacier, Wulaia Cove, Cape Horn, Puerto Williams and its Cape Horn Subantarctic Research Center. Science and technology experts will lecture attendees and Chilean public officials will describe the country’s effort to establish this territory as a natural laboratory for the world’s scientific community. The Magellan and Subantartic Region, contains one of the most important marine ecosystems in the world. Together with shaping the understanding of evolution, it plays a crucial role in mitigating greenhouse effects, absorbing large amounts of CO2 through phytoplankton, and its sea currents and closeness to Antarctica have an impact on world temperature SCHEDULE DAY ONE Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 10:00 / Departing flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas 14:00-16:00 / Lunch at Punta Arenas Sotito’s Restaurant 17:30 / Boarding the Stella Maris Ship 19:00 / Ship leaves for Pía Glacier 19:30 / Welcome remarks and drinks 20:30 / Dinner DAY TWO Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 08:00 to 09:00 / Breakfast 10:00 / Lecture 1 11:00/ Lecture 2 13:00 / Lunch 15:30 / Disembarkment at Pía Glacier 17:30 / Departure for Cape Horn 19:30 / Lecture 3 and drinks 20:30 / Dinner DAY THREE Monday, December 4th, 2017 06:00 / Arrival to Cape Horn 07:00 to 09:30 / Disembark at Cape Horn 09:30 to 10:30 / Breakfast 11:00/ Departure for Wulaia Cove 13:00/ Lunch 15:30/ Lecture 4 17:00/ Disembark at Wulaia Cove 19:00 / Back on board 20:30 / Dinner DAY FOUR Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 03:00 / Arrival at Puerto Williams 07:30 / Breakfast 09:00 / Disembark 10:00 / Excursion to Omora Ethnobotanical Park & Lecture 5 on the site 14:00 / Lunch on board 18:00 / Cape Horn – Sub-Antarctic Center Inauguration by Chilean President Mrs. Michelle Bachelet And Argentinian President Mr. Mauricio Macri (both TBC) 20:00 / Patagonian lamb & vegetables Barbecue 22:00 / Back on Board DAY FIVE Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 07:30 Breakfast 09:00 Disembark at Puerto Williams 10:00 Departure flights to Punta Arenas / Santiago & international connections. EXPEDITION FEE £7250 single occupancy. £9000 double occupancy. Reservation fee for single occupancy £1500.- Reservation fee for double occupancy – £1800 *Final deadline for total payment, July 31th Included: Local airfare and ground transportation, sailing that includes 4 nights, all meals and drinks, lectures, visits to the places previously described. *Not included international airfare, hotel in Santiago, travel or life insurance. TERMS & CONDITIONS The expedition requires a minimum of participants by July 31th to proceed If the program requires to be cancelled by RAD Foundation, participants will receive a full refund of monies paid. No refunds will be made for any part of this program on which participants choose not to participate after the expedition confirmation. Without limitation, RAD Foundation is not responsible for any injury, loss, or damage to person or property, delay or inconvenience in connection with the provision of any goods or services, any kind of illness, or other cause beyond the direct control of RAD Foundation. Read more.