The Trick to Immediately Spot the Difference Between Successful and Unsuccessful Talent

On our next episode of the M&M show – airing LIVE tomorrow, September 28th at 12 pm eastern we’ll be joined by Sophie Scott, Neuroscientist on laughter and humor in the workplace and Margaret Heffernan, Top TED Talk Performer for a discussion on the trick to immediately spot the difference between successful and unsuccessful talent.

This is one you won't want to miss, Martin and I hope to see you all there!

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Professor Sophie Scott is at University College London (UCL), where her special interest is in researching the neuroscience of voices, speech and laughter. Sophie is Deputy Director and Head of the Speech Communications Group at UCL's Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. She is a member of the British Psychological Society, the Society for Neuroscience, the cognitive Neuroscience Society and the Experimental Psychology Society. Sophie’s research investigates the neural basis of vocal communication – how our brains process the information in speech and voices and how our brains control the production of our voice. Within this, her research covers the roles of streams of processing in auditory cortex, hemispheric asymmetries and the interaction of speech processing with attentional and working memory factors. Sophie is known for her public engagement work and was featured in a September 2013 edition of the BBC Radio Four programme The Life Scientific. Her work on laughter has also toured science fairs and exhibitions as part of the Laughter Lab project. She has been awarded a UCL Provost's Award for Public Engagement.

Dr. Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur, CEO, writer and keynote speaker. Her motto being: 'Let's not play the game, let's change it.' Margaret produced programmes for the BBC for 13 years. She then moved to the US where she spearheaded multimedia productions for Intuit, The Learning Company and Standard&Poors. She was Chief Executive of InfoMation Corporation, ZineZone Corporation and then iCast Corporation, was named one of the "Top 25" by Streaming Media magazine and one of the "Top 100 Media Executives" by The Hollywood Reporter. The author of six books, Margaret’s third book, Willful Blindness : Why We Ignore the Obvious at our Peril was named one of the most important business books of the decade by the Financial Times. Her most recent book, Uncharted: How to map the future was published in 2020. She is a Professor of Practice at the University of Bath, Lead Faculty for the Forward Institute’s Responsible Leadership Programme and, through Merryck & Co., mentors CEOs and senior executives of major global organizations. She holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Bath and continues to write for the Financial Times and the Huffington Post.