Natural History Museum, London, The Science of Attraction

Popular topics include:

Your Flirting Tool Box – How to be a H.O.T. A.P.E.
This is one of Jean’s most popular talks on attraction, which she has presented twice at London’s South Bank Centre during their Festival of Love. And, she has shared her H.O.T. A.P.E. acronym, for the signs of attraction, at her TEDx talk.  If you are interested in learning how you can better decipher when someone is interested in you, and how to show interest yourself, to best protect you from embarrassment or looking desperate, than this talk has everything you need. It’s your flirting toolbox!

How to Have Better Conversations
Small talk – a necessary evil? Necessary, yes! But it doesn’t have to be something to dread. Engaging in conversation with people you don’t know might seem like the hardest thing in the world; which means you probably avoid doing it. However, we know there are many opportunities for us when we engage with others and make connections. How do we do it? How can we make it not feel like a trip to the dentist?!


The Malaysian Institute of Engineering, Kuala Lumpur

In this special workshop with cultural and social anthropologist Jean Smith, you will learn the secrets to having high quality and enjoyable conversations with everyone you meet. Stop talking about the weather and start having interesting conversations. Don’t make small talk: make connections.

Consists of practical tips and activities on:

  • How to build rapport quickly
  • How to move on from small talk
  • How to have more enriching conversations
  • How to build rapport and increase liking

Getting the Most out of Parties and Networking
If you’ve ever been in a room full of strangers, and found yourself clutching your glass with sweaty palms, racking your brains for something to say: you’re not alone. It’s perfectly normal to feel awkward or uncomfortable in such settings. But it needn’t be that way. With a few simple, yet valuable tips  – backed by plenty of scientific findings – Jean will have you feeling more at ease than you could have ever imagined in these situations. You will not only learn how to interact and chit-chat with grace and ease, but you’ll enjoy doing it. Promise!

Consists of practical tips and activities on:

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    The Wedge Asia, Singapore

    When to arrive at the event. Timing is important!

  • Where is the the most ‘natural’ positioning in the room
  • What to say
  • How to use props
  • How to approach one person
  • How to enter a group
  • How to exit a conversation
  • How to read body language

Stylist Reader Event, London

Past audiences include:
• TEDx @ London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
• Stylist Magazine Reader Event – The Relationship Revolution
• Natural History Museum ‘Friday Night Lates’
• South Bank Centre – Festival of Love
• The Royal Society of Medicine
• London Business School
• School of Life
• Grey – award winning advertising agency
• Unilever
• The Women’s Institute
• Women in Film and TV
• Historic Royal Palaces
• Quintessentially
• The University of East London, Centre of Excellence for Women’s Entrepreneurship
• N.B.A.
• American Express
• Impact Hub London
• The Wedge Asia, Singapore
• The Malaysian Institute of Engineering, Kuala Lumpur


“We have now used Jean’s expertise twice and both times have been impressed by her professionalism, skill and engagement with the beauty journalist community. The link between flirting and beautiful skin has been established as a strong hook and has given us tangible results in the form of editorial column inches for Johnson’s Adult. No doubt we will be working with Jean in the future!” Katharine L, Johnson & Johnson

“Jean has provided some really great insights, allowing the team to place themselves firmly in the shoes of the target and understand the strategies and barriers to aid in communication.”
Nadia Z – Unilever

“Jean, it was an absolute pleasure and you gave us an incredible workshop with lots of happy attendees. The feedback was outstanding.”
Katy Eyre-Maunsell – Chair of women in business club at LBS

“Just wanted to say a big thank you for a really fun night. Your seminar was amazing. I really enjoyed, it’s fascinating stuff and I know I will put it all to good use!” Louise B., particpant

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