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Dr. Tali Sharot

Dr. Tali Sharot

Keynote Speaker: Leading Expert on Human Decision-Making & Optimism; Cognitive Neuroscientist & Author

Dr. Tali Sharot Biography

Professor Tali Sharot is a leading expert on decision-making and emotion. Sharot combines research in behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience to reveal the forces that shape our decisions and beliefs. Her award winning books - "The Influential Mind" and "The Optimism Bias" – have been widely praised, including by the New York Times, Forbes and more.

Her speaking audiences also include Google, Microsoft, The European Parliament, NATO, Goldman Sachs, Prudential, the World Economic Forum, among many others. She has written for top publications including TIME magazine, The Guardian, and the New York Times.

Professor Sharot has been a guest multiple times on CNN, MSNBC among others and co-presented BBC’s Science Club. She held prestigious fellowships from the British Academy and Wellcome Trust.

Professor Sharot currently divides her time between MIT and University College London where she directs the Affective Brain Lab. Her TED talks have been viewed over 17 million times.

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Dr. Tali Sharot Speaking Topics

Mental Time Travel: optimism, imagination, and how thinking about the future alters the present

As our world is rapidly changing, companies and governments are occupied with the question of what the future holds. Imagining the future is a marvellous ability that can foster creativity and innovation. But our capacity to think about the future is also constrained - by the past, by what we hope will be true and by our current beliefs. In this talk, Sharot shares what science tells us about the human ability for “mental time travel”; how we can use this skill to our advantage avoiding poor planning and systematic mispredictions. Sharot builds on her pioneering discoveries in this area, described in her book ‘The Optimism Bias’, to explain how we can better prepare for, and shape, the future, today.

Influence: How You Affect the Opinions, Decisions and Desires of Others

Part of our daily job as humans is to affect others; we advise our clients, guide our patients, teach our children and inform our online followers. Yet, science shows we systematically fall on to suboptimal habits when trying to change others' beliefs - from insisting the other is wrong to exerting control. Based on her award-winning book, The Influential Mind, internationally acclaimed behavioral neuroscientist, Tali Sharot, explains how an attempt to alter beliefs will be successful only if it is well-matched with the core elements that govern how we think and feel. By understanding the minds and brains of those around us, we become better at advising and communicating information.

Smart Choice: Making Better Decisions using behavioural science

Making good decisions is key to the success of any company and a critical skill for leaders and investors. Yet, making wise choices, whether regarding finances, business or health, is difficult. We now know that human decision-making is rife with bias; from over-confidence to irrational optimism and future discounting. The good news is that understanding where people go wrong enables us to improve the decision-making process. Sharot occupies a unique spot at the intersection of behavioural economics, neuroscience and psychology. From this rare seat Sharot integrates up-to-date research in decision science and transforms this knowledge into practical insights. In this lively talk Sharot helps the audience identify systematic decision-making errors and offers methods for corrections and improvement.

The Business of Moving Others: Using the New Science of the Mind to Induce Behavioral Change

A major goal of managers and companies is to induce behavioral change. We want to influence the actions of our clients, employees and colleagues in positive ways. Sharot has advised some of the world largest companies, including Pepsi, Bank of America and Prudential, on inducing behavioural change. In this engaging, thoughtful and humours presentation Sharot shares which factors - according to empirical findings - have the largest impact on peoples’ actions, and why. Using her own cutting-edge science she explains how we can use innate human tendencies to nudge people in the right direction, and which commonly used approaches often back-fire. The audience learn powerful practical applications for inducing change and gains a deeper understanding of human behaviour.

Moving Forward

The current pandemic has forced people to change the way they work, live and interact. How can leaders help their teams thrive and adapt to the “new normal”? What are the likely obstacles workers face and how can they be overcome? How can we best navigate stress, anxiety, uncertainty and a restricted sense of agency? Does the crisis bring with it an opportunity to evolve? When under threat people come together; social cohesion is observed and people feel a new need to conduct meaningful work. This sense of “togetherness” and motivation can be harnessed. Research from behavioural economics, psychology and neuroscience, provides useful insight into what people are going through and how to move forward successfully at work and at home.

Dr. Tali Sharot Videos

Highlights: Dr. Tali Sharot at JFN 2019
Dr. Tali Sharot — What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to ...
Tali Sharot: "The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our ...

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Dr. Tali Sharot is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Technology, Authors and Innovation. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dr. Tali Sharot for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Dr. Tali Sharot generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Jackie Freiberg, Emily Calandrelli and Nataly Kogan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Tali Sharot for an upcoming event.

Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 08/03/2024.

Dr. Tali Sharot Speaking Topics

  • Mental Time Travel: optimism, imagination, and how thinking about the future alters the present

    As our world is rapidly changing, companies and governments are occupied with the question of what the future holds. Imagining the future is a marvellous ability that can foster creativity and innovation. But our capacity to think about the future is also constrained - by the past, by what we hope will be true and by our current beliefs. In this talk, Sharot shares what science tells us about the human ability for “mental time travel”; how we can use this skill to our advantage avoiding poor planning and systematic mispredictions. Sharot builds on her pioneering discoveries in this area, described in her book ‘The Optimism Bias’, to explain how we can better prepare for, and shape, the future, today.

  • Influence: How You Affect the Opinions, Decisions and Desires of Others

    Part of our daily job as humans is to affect others; we advise our clients, guide our patients, teach our children and inform our online followers. Yet, science shows we systematically fall on to suboptimal habits when trying to change others' beliefs - from insisting the other is wrong to exerting control. Based on her award-winning book, The Influential Mind, internationally acclaimed behavioral neuroscientist, Tali Sharot, explains how an attempt to alter beliefs will be successful only if it is well-matched with the core elements that govern how we think and feel. By understanding the minds and brains of those around us, we become better at advising and communicating information.

  • Smart Choice: Making Better Decisions using behavioural science

    Making good decisions is key to the success of any company and a critical skill for leaders and investors. Yet, making wise choices, whether regarding finances, business or health, is difficult. We now know that human decision-making is rife with bias; from over-confidence to irrational optimism and future discounting. The good news is that understanding where people go wrong enables us to improve the decision-making process. Sharot occupies a unique spot at the intersection of behavioural economics, neuroscience and psychology. From this rare seat Sharot integrates up-to-date research in decision science and transforms this knowledge into practical insights. In this lively talk Sharot helps the audience identify systematic decision-making errors and offers methods for corrections and improvement.

  • The Business of Moving Others: Using the New Science of the Mind to Induce Behavioral Change

    A major goal of managers and companies is to induce behavioral change. We want to influence the actions of our clients, employees and colleagues in positive ways. Sharot has advised some of the world largest companies, including Pepsi, Bank of America and Prudential, on inducing behavioural change. In this engaging, thoughtful and humours presentation Sharot shares which factors - according to empirical findings - have the largest impact on peoples’ actions, and why. Using her own cutting-edge science she explains how we can use innate human tendencies to nudge people in the right direction, and which commonly used approaches often back-fire. The audience learn powerful practical applications for inducing change and gains a deeper understanding of human behaviour.

  • Moving Forward

    The current pandemic has forced people to change the way they work, live and interact. How can leaders help their teams thrive and adapt to the “new normal”? What are the likely obstacles workers face and how can they be overcome? How can we best navigate stress, anxiety, uncertainty and a restricted sense of agency? Does the crisis bring with it an opportunity to evolve? When under threat people come together; social cohesion is observed and people feel a new need to conduct meaningful work. This sense of “togetherness” and motivation can be harnessed. Research from behavioural economics, psychology and neuroscience, provides useful insight into what people are going through and how to move forward successfully at work and at home.

Dr. Tali Sharot Videos

Highlights: Dr. Tali Sharot at JFN 2019
Dr. Tali Sharot — What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to ...
Tali Sharot: "The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our ...
Dr Tali Sharot | Huxley Summit 2017 | Preview - YouTube
Why Facts Don't Unify Us | Tali Sharot - YouTube

Dr. Tali Sharot Reviews

  • It all went well. Dr. Sharot did a great job – really terrific in front of the camera and lovely to work with – she came very prepared.
    Wilson Dow Group o/b/o Genentech - Sep 19 2019

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