Professor Laurie Taylor is a highly acclaimed social psychologist, writer, broadcaster, keynote speaker and conference host.
Laurie’s career began with a stint as a librarian, after which he became a professional actor, then an English teacher before joining the Sociology Department of the University of York, where he went on to become Professor of Sociology.
Laurie is a Fellow of the University of London and the author of over fourteen books on Motivation, Change and Communication.
Forover twenty years he has written a humorous column for The Times Higher Education Supplement. (Author, Malcolm Bradbury, described it ‘as like Nelson’s, one of the truly great columns’. He regularly contributes to The Times, The London Evening Standard and The Independent. He is the Commissioning Editor of The New Humanist.
Laurie Taylor has been is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4 on such programmes as Stop the Week, The Afternoon Shift and The Radio Programme.
Laurie currently presents and writes the weekly BBC Radio 4 programme on contemporary ideas, Thinking Allowed.
His television appearances include Did You See, The South Bank Show, The Late Show, Everyman, The Media Show, Newsnight, Right to Reply and Without Walls.
In the last twenty-five years Laurie Taylor has spoken to over 500 national and international companies on the topics of motivation, change, communication, and new technology.
The Daily Mail describes him as ‘lively minded, engaging and supremely capable’, while The Independent calls him ‘suavely mischievous’.
Speaking topics inlcude:
- Building Employee Motivation.
- Countering Cynicism
- Dealing with Change
- Developing Leadership and Teamwork.
- Future trends in Business & Leisure
- Improving Communication.
- New Ways of Selling & E-Commerce.
- Revolutionising the Workplace.
- Rewards and Recognition.
- The Impact of new Technology on work, home and leisure.
- Understanding Customers