Dr. Aric Sigman, Broadcaster, Consultant Psychologist, Business Speaker, After Dinner Speaker, Dr Aric Sigman’s recent talk at the Houses of Parliament on the effects of television, caused widespread public debate. His academic background coupled with his extensive broadcasting, journalistic and travel experience give him an unusual ability to translate complex scientific research into easy-to-digest information which the rest of us can use. Always fascinating, he is a lively, entertaining and sometimes provocative speaker, encouraging interaction and heated debate - a combination he has used to good effect when presenting TV and radio programmes. He is also a popular media interviewee, frequently asked to talk about scientific, psychological and social issues on programmes as diverse as Newsnight, BBC1 News, The Today Programme and Richard & Judy. In his motivational presentations, Aric specialises in explaining how delegates can use the latest scientific research to raise performance, productivity and moral. He also covers subjects such as surviving information overload, transferring skills, preventing depression, avoiding screen addiction, weight management for managers, political correctness in the organisation, preventing job burnout, how to talk to the media, turning parenting skills to management skills, parenting issues for professionals and Meet the British: an introduction for foreign employees. He is a frequent traveler to remote parts of the world including North Korea, Bhutan, Mali, Tonga, Myanmar, far Eastern Siberai, Laos, Iran, Vietnam, Bolivia, Burkina Faso. He often uses his observations of these far-flung communities to great effect when turning the spotlight our own business and social cultures.

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Background

Dr Aric Sigman’s recent talk at the Houses of Parliament on the effects of television, caused widespread public debate. His academic background coupled with his extensive broadcasting, journalistic and travel experience give him an unusual ability to translate complex scientific research into easy-to-digest information which the rest of us can use. Always fascinating, he is a lively, entertaining and sometimes provocative speaker, encouraging interaction and heated debate - a combination he has used to good effect when presenting TV and radio programmes.

He is also a popular media interviewee, frequently asked to talk about scientific, psychological and social issues on programmes as diverse as Newsnight, BBC1 News, The Today Programme and Richard & Judy.

In his motivational presentations, Aric specialises in explaining how delegates can use the latest scientific research to raise performance, productivity and moral. He also covers subjects such as surviving information overload, transferring skills, preventing depression, avoiding screen addiction, weight management for managers, political correctness in the organisation, preventing job burnout, how to talk to the media, turning parenting skills to management skills, parenting issues for professionals and Meet the British: an introduction for foreign employees.

He is a frequent traveler to remote parts of the world including North Korea, Bhutan, Mali, Tonga, Myanmar, far Eastern Siberai, Laos, Iran, Vietnam, Bolivia, Burkina Faso. He often uses his observations of these far-flung communities to great effect when turning the spotlight our own business and social cultures.

Areas of Expertise

Dr Sigman has written and presented scientific documentaries for BBC1 and Radio 4 on the scientific basis of faith, the biology of hypnosis, and the effects of too much choice and for Channel 4’s Dispatches on the detrimental effects of moderate dieting.

His health and psychology book 'Getting Physical' won The Times Educational Supplement's Information Book Award. Aric's latest book 'Remotely Controlled: how television is damaging our lives' was published in 2006, with a second edition recently published in 2007.

Aric has also worked on health education campaigns with the Department of Health and acted as advisor to the Institute of Personnel Management on health and psychology issues. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Member of the Institute of Biology, and has received the Chartered Scientist award from the Science Council.

Client Comments

Admap/NTC Conferences - Marketing to Men

"Most delegates rated your talk as 'Excellent'."
"Could have listened to him all day!"
"Provocative!"
"Very interesting angle - different from the usual conference material."

Unilever / Breakthrough Breast Cancer Conference at Institute of Cancer Research
Altering risk perception in society

"An excellent talk."

Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development Annual Psychology at Work Conference
Masterclass speech on the effects of change

"Best out of 12 speakers... a tremendous success."

Tequila Payne Stracey International Conference
The brain - its hardware and its software

"They are absolutely thrilled with your talk. Thank you for doing such a brilliant job!"

Beiersdorf UK Nationwide Press Conference
The changing face of Britain's attitude to skin cancer and the sun tan

"They all loved your speech ... it was terribly interesting."

The Samaritans
Male/female differences in stress

"Everyone has positively raved about your excellent talk!"

Kingston Readers' Festival
His new book Remotely Controlled about the effects of television on health

"Aric drew one of the biggest audiences in Borders this year and they were spellbound by his talk."

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