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Ian Rowland

The Mind Man

Author and trainer Ian Rowland works professionally as ‘The Mind Man’.

The Mind Man helps people and companies to be more successful. How? By teaching amazing skills that are enjoyable to learn and deliver practical business benefits.

A physical trainer develops your physical muscles. The Mind Man develops your mental muscles so you can do things you couldn’t do before: enjoy having a perfect memory, solve problems that other people can’t solve, read people like a book or be more persuasive that you ever thought possible.

Nobody learns anything if they’re bored. The Mind Man’s training sessions are active, funny and enjoyable. He doesn’t use PowerPoint or slides (unless you insist). There is interaction and active participation throughout every training session, and he supplies follow-up literature that you can distribute internally.

The Mind Man’s approach is all about creating more AIR:

Attention: attendees are intrigued and entertained so they don’t get bored.

Implementation: they use the material, so it isn’t a waste of time.

Retention: they remember the material, so there is lasting benefit.

Every Mind Man talk or training event is tailored to suit your specific needs.

The Mind Man is an award-winning trainer who has been hired by the FBI, the British Olympics Team and the Ministry Of Defence. His corporate clients include Google, Marks & Spencer, Cap Gemini and The Crown Estate.

He is the author of ‘The Full Facts Book of Cold Reading’, one of the most successful independent publications of all time, and ‘The PACE Handbook’. He is also a member of the Inner Magic Circle and a former teacher of famed mindreader Derren Brown.

The Mind Man also acts as a consultant to many top performers and authors. For example, Malcolm Gladwell consulted The Mind Man when he was writing ‘Dangerous Minds’, his New Yorker article casting a skeptical eye on the science of criminal profiling. Richard Dawkins also referred to The Mind Man’s expertise in his book ‘Unweaving The Rainbow’.

The Mind Man has extensive experience as a speaker and trainer. He is the only person from outside the US that has ever been hired to train FBI agents. He has also been hired by the British Olympics team, the Ministry of Defence and London Business School.

"As many attest, the finest and best is the one and the only Maria Franzoni." Ian

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Open Reading For Business

Ian shares how to apply cold reading techniques to sales, management and negotiation. It's the finest rapport-building and advanced communication art you can learn, and it's useful in just about any professional role or inter-personal communication. The four main skill areas are: deductive reading, interactive analysis, influential reading and telling truth from lies.

How To Have A Perfect Memory

Memory skills are fun to learn and amazingly useful in both your personal and professional life. Wouldn’t it great for everyone if you could remember things flawlessly and with effortless, reliable recall, every time? Well, you can! This session will show you how to remember literally any kind of information, any time you want, with perfect recall. Including demonstrations and practical memory exercises. All participants will have the incredible experience of discovering they can remember anything they want, flawlessly!

Leadership and Executive Presence

In this totally unique Leadership session, Ian will show you how to develop presence, authority and subtle forms of inspirational leadership. Including developing clear ideas about leadership: group dynamics / pack leader mentality / ‘click-whirr’ responses. The 4 types of Presence; pre-presence; silent presence; spoken presence; kinetic presence. And finally the magic of misdirection – how to control what people notice (or do not notice) and the meaning or significance people attach to you and your message.

The Real Secrets of Persuasion

The ‘Practical Persuasion Method’ is unlike anything you can find in books or online. You can apply it to any situation in which you want to be more persuasive, from selling to management and negotiation. Ian, together with Gilan Gork, is author of the best-selling book, ‘Persuasion Games’, which has rapidly become established as a new ‘classic’ work on the subject of persuasion and influence. The material in this session goes beyond the theories presented in the book to develop a practical ‘how to’ guide to being persuasive in various real-life situations. It is 100% practical.

Solving Impossible Problems

We all face problems every day. Knowing how to approach and solve just about any problem — even ones that seem ‘impossible’ — can make a big difference to your success, job satisfaction and company spirit. This is an eye-opening and enjoyable voyage into new ways of thinking about problems and how to solve them, especially ones that seem tough or impossible. It’s about creativity, ingenuity, getting past mental ‘blocks’ and spotting solutions that others would miss.

Ian has a very engaging and energising style and he was thought-provoking and entertaining throughout. Most importantly, everyone said it was a great use of their time. Ian gave us plenty of ways to work smarter and be more effective both professionally and personally. We are already planning to have him back.

Marks & Spencer

Ian is the best speaker and trainer I’ve ever seen, and he hosted our day perfectly. We learned a lot, he was entertaining and I know we’ll be more successful this year thanks to what he shared with us.

Healthcare Learning

Your talk on ‘Mindreading For Business’ was quite simply the most successful presentation we’ve ever organised. Everyone found it utterly intriguing and enjoyed it.

Alertacall Ltd

I regard Ian as a first-rate trainer and consultant. He has amazing material, he always delivers and he’s great to work with.

The World Bank Group


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The Full Facts Book Of Cold Reading

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Persuasion Games

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The PACE Handbook

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    Up to £3k

  • Europe:

    £3k to £7k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom



* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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