Ian Rowland

(known as The Mind Man)
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Ian Rowland


Ian Rowland (known as The Mind Man) helps people and companies to be more successful.

He does this by teaching amazing, transformative mind skills that deliver practical benefits, in life and in business.

You have never seen anything like the talks and training delivered by The Mind Man. He offers unique, original material in a very distinctive style.

(This website is plain and simple, because that’s all it needs to be.)

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Ian Rowland/The Mind Man offers talks and training sessions on these main subjects.

Creative Thinking & Problem Solving

How to get from “It can’t be done” to “We did it!” You will learn six new creative ‘thinking tools’ that help you to solve problems — even seemingly impossible ones.

Mindreading For Business

A playful title with a serious message. You will learn smart communication skills that border on real-life mindreading. This is about understanding people, and communication, in new ways that help you to get on with other people, and will also help you to sell, manage and negotiate.

Practical Persuasion Skills

This is a new persuasion model that’s highly effective yet simple to learn and to use. It is primarily intended for business-to-business selling, but can be applied to just about any situation where you’d like to be more persuasive. It is unlike any other model or system, and is not available in books or online.

Memory Training

You can enjoy perfect, faultless recall of anything you want to remember. The Mind Man will show you how, in about three hours.

Selling By Magic

How to sell things in more imaginative and interesting ways. The Mind Man has worked in creative media and marketing, and is the former UK Head of Sales & Marketing for a global internet company. ‘Selling By Magic’ is about six ways to sell things without trying too hard.

Speed Reading

This is the simplest, quickest way to learn this amazingly useful skill. There’s a lot of misinformation about speed reading. The Mind Man will simply tell you all you need to know, no more and no less, and you will prove for yourself that it works.

Sessions, talks

Typical sessions last 1 – 3 hours. Shorter talks (30-40 minutes) available for pre-lunch or after-dinner slots.


Keynotes, event hosting and 'mind magic' entertainment.

The Difference

When you’re booking a speaker or trainer, you want someone ‘a bit different’. Every Mind Man session has these distinctive features:

  • No PowerPoint or slides (so you can hold the session anywhere).
  • A clear focus on practical business benefits (often with case studies supporting each point).
  • Clear, structured content made easy to remember.
  • Active learning and participation throughout + takeaway literature.
  • Laughter (nobody learns anything if they’re bored).
  • Intriguing touches of ‘mind magic’ to keep things interesting! (The Mind Man is a member of the Inner Magic Circle).

Ian Rowland/The Mind Man has over twenty years experience in management, gained mostly in creative media and marketing, and IT. He is the former UK Sales & Marketing Manager for a global internet services company, with a sales target of £1.5 million per annum.

He is also a member of the Inner Magic Circle, and an expert on cold reading and related persuasion psychology.

He has worked all over the world: US, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Italy, Turkey, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Australia, Japan and more.

He is the author of several books on applied communication and psychology: ‘The Full Facts Book of Cold Reading’, ‘How To Work For Yourself – And Win’, ‘No Worries’ (with Gary Turner), ‘The POWA Principle’ (with James Brown), ‘The Prove-It Guy’ (with Liam O’Neill).

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The Mind Man’s clients to date include:

The FBI, British Olympics Team, Ministry of Defence, Google, McKinsey Corporation, Unilever, The Crown Estate, Cap Gemini, HRH Prince of Wales charities, Hewlett Packard, Rabobank, Pedigree Petfoods, Fisons, London Business School, Kier Construction, Medtronic, Oxford University, Cambridge University, California Institute of Technology... and many more.



You may also like The Cold Reading Connection. This is Ian Rowland's commercial site where he sells "The Full Facts Book of Cold Reading", his definitive work on the subject, and a series of related publications (many of which are free). Cold reading is an amazing communication skill that is usually associated with the 'psychic' industry. However, it has many applications in business and everyday life.

Ian Rowland is a freelance writer offering over 35 years professional experience. He has completed a vast range of both technical and creative writing projects for countless companies and individuals. He has also helped several people to write a book and bring it to market, guiding them through every step of the process. If you're interested in hiring Ian as a writer, or if you'd like him to help you write and publish your book, get in touch!

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