Introducing the Expert Speakers at Connections 15

With some of the biggest and brightest sales experts and behavioural psychologists in one room, Connections 15 promises to open your mind to a whole new way of thinking. In this post we introduce three of our brilliant speakers.


Our opening keynote is Mind Management for Optimum Performance with Professor Steve Peters, best-selling author of ‘The Chimp Paradox’ and mind management expert.

In this session he will demonstrate how you can boost your performance by learning how to control the irrational part of the brain and developing positive habits that will impact your personal happiness and business success.

With over 20 years experience, Professor Steve Peters is well known for his work with British sports stars and businesses around the globe including Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, England’s World Cup Rugby and Football Teams, Team Sky, and Liverpool FC where he promotes positive emotional health, happiness and performance through mind skills development.

In his work he focuses on how to control the irrational, emotion generating part of the brain known as “the chimp”, because it can be the cause of uncontrolled actions and attempts to sabotage an individual’s achievements. His book on the subject has sold over 500,000 copies to date, and was the most successful self-development book in 2014.

Keynote 2 Julian TreasureOur closing keynote will be Speak to be Heard with sound expert and TED speaker Julian Treasure.  With over 10 years of experience helping brands understand how they sound and how they can improve their communication with his company The Sound Agency, Julian has become a true expert in sound, and his innovative use of its application has led him to be featured in the world’s leading media, including TIME Magazine, The Economist,The Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? In this useful session, Julian demonstrates the how-to’s of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. Learn how certain ways of communicating are the key to business effectiveness, delving into the hidden effects sound can have on us, and exploring the value of improving conscious listening.

Drawing on his own experiences and learning, Julian is a powerful public speaker, he’s given five TED talks in total to date, with over 18 million views collectively, and his latest – “How to speak so that people want to listen” – is currently ranked as one of the top 50 TED talks of all time.

Speaker Oli BarrettLeading the event will be compere – Oli Barrett. Co-founder of some of the most successful entrepreneurial businesses in the UK, including Cospa, Tenner and Start Up Britain, Oli uses his speed-networking strategy to bring people together and make things happen.

Oli is the connector, a man as passionate and well known for his endless enthusiasm in making valuable networking connections as he is for his absolutely terrible jokes. Expect to hear plenty of them as Oli will be compering Connections 15, channeling his energy and helping brilliant people like you achieve your full potential.

On 2 December join business experts Oli, Steve and Julian and more along with the leading names in B2B sales for Connections 15, a conference that will change the way you do business. For better. Forever. Find out more and register for your early bird tickets here.