Ann Zuccardy, Accidental Neuroscientist

Ann Zuccardy, Accidental Neuroscientist

I work with people to build better brains.

Ann contends she became smarter after a whack on the head gave her a traumatic brain injury. Now she helps others uncover their own New Smart using therapeutic humor and neuroplasticity training.

Fee Range: $5,000 - $7,500
Travels from New York, NY (US)

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Ann Zuccardy, Accidental Neuroscientist
Ann Zuccardy - Motivational Speaker

I work with people to build better brains.

Ann contends she became smarter after a whack on the head gave her a traumatic brain injury. Now she helps others uncover their own New Smart using therapeutic humor and neuroplasticity training.

Fee Range: $5,000 - $7,500
Travels from New York, NY

Affiliations:
  • The National Speakers Association
Ann Zuccardy, Accidental Neuroscientist - Motivational Speaker

Ann Zuccardy, Accidental Neuroscientist

I work with people to build better brains.

Ann contends she became smarter after a whack on the head gave her a traumatic brain injury. Now she helps others uncover their own New Smart using therapeutic humor and neuroplasticity training.

Fee Range: $5,000 - $7,500
Travels from: New York, NY

Affiliations:
  • The National Speakers Association

For more information about booking Ann Zuccardy, Accidental Neuroscientist,
Visit http://www.speakermatch.com/profile/BRAIN/
Or call SpeakerMatch at 1-866-372-8768.

Using Humor to Deal with Difficult People
The Malevolent Superhero Approach

In this one hour keynote I share a story of how I learned to deal with difficult people and build a healthy self-esteem around conflict using humor and play. Participants will: - Identify their own malevolent superheroes (difficult people and situations in their own lives) - Create a new, more playful perspective through which to look at challenging people and situations. Knowledge base: It has been said that comedy equals tragedy plus time. I show participants how to shorten the "time" piece of this equation when dealing with difficult people and situations. Participant objectives: - Identify the areas in their own lives where they can use humor to deal with challenging people or situations. - Discuss how the brain processes images and humor when we are challenged with changing our thoughts. - Create their own malevolent superhero image to use when dealing with difficult people. Research base: The benefits of CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) are well-known to most of us. I take CBT a step further by adding humor and images. Our brains learn better and faster with the addition of humor and images. This is documented in research. Audience appeal: We ALL have challenging people and situations. I always sprinkle participation at key points throughout my keynotes.