Leaning Forward

A right-brained thinker in a left-brained world

May 26, 2021 Andrew Thorp Season 1 Episode 17
Leaning Forward
A right-brained thinker in a left-brained world
Show Notes

Two people are preparing for their first face-to-face networking event post-lockdown. They ask themselves very different questions:

Person A:
What's the best route to the venue?
What are the parking arrangements?
Looking at the delegate list, who might be a good contact for me?
Can I leave early to get to my next meeting?
Is there wi-fi?

Person B:
Is this the right type of event for me?
Am I approaching these events with the right attitude?
Is F2F networking the best strategy for promoting my business?

Perhaps it's an oversimplification but it looks like Person A might be a left-brained thinker and Person B a right-brainer. One values detail, the other looks at the big picture.

In this episode Andrew explores the differences between the two hemispheres of the brain and the implications this can have for the way we communicate and build relationships.   

Andrew sees himself as a right-brained thinker in a left-brained world, a scenario described by psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist whose work is referenced in this episode.

Check out the Hidden Brain podcast for an extended interview with McGilchrist.

Show is hosted by Andrew Thorp, AKA 'The Multi-Story Man'.
Andrew is a professional speaker, trainer and consultant in the field of verbal communication and storytelling in the business world.

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