Feelings as well as Facts are your Friend

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2012/britains-brightest.html
http://bbc.in/RH64au

Clare Balding said:

“I have always said that ‘facts are my friend’ but knowing things doesn’t make you clever. I am fascinated by the brain – how it works and how it can be improved. I am so excited to be given the opportunity to explore and test intelligence in a format that will be fun, informative and entertaining. The quest to find Britain’s Brightest will inspire all of us.”

I know what Clare means about facts being a friend. It’s great to feel knowledgeable and on top of fast-moving events especially when you are a BBC presenter always in the Public eye. What a good role model Clare became during the Olympics this year. Having a positive attitude creating emotional engagement with an audience is pivotal to success and its really catching…! Everyone feels better. Clare came across as trustworthy, reliable and entertaining. This would have caused changes in the brains of the audience watching her at the time. Isn’t that a weird thing to contemplate? Yet, it is completely and entirely natural if you trust someone instinctively to get into rapport with them.

When we trust someone, we tend to be in rapport with them physiologically experiencing appreciation and empathy. This visceral and mental response calms our pulse rate, blood pressure and brain wave pattern making them coherent and harmonious. Blood flow to the brain is enhanced and a hormone release increases the amount of glucose going to the brain (brain food) aiding cognition and the laying down of memories (in order to recall learning later). So Clare, you are good for our emotional health as well as entertaining and informing us.

Posted on: October 24, 2012

Written by:

Topics covered:

Featured Author

Geoff Ribbens

For 20 years Geoff Ribbens was an academic lecturing in Organisational Behaviour and Business Strategy to postgraduate business and personnel management students in several Universities. Since leaving full time academic life in 1990 he has concentrated on training and consultancy in all aspects of organisational behaviour.

Popular Titles

Successful Memory Techniques in a Week: Teach Yourself Successful SEO and Search Marketing

Subscribe to our mailing list

Interested In