Find more Unique Tours, Crafty Workshops and Foodie Heaven Experiences near you only on Funzing! Try it now!
  • 18,979
  • |
  • 319,918
Dear customers, we want to let you know that all our offline experiences are currently taking place under the government’s social distancing rules and guidelines and are updated regularly. At the same time, we continue uploading a wide range of online experiences to allow you to choose the experience that suits you best. See you at the next experience, Funzing Team.
Funzing Talks | The Psychology of Power and Control

Funzing Talks | The Psychology of Power and Control

2.6 (23)
1743 guests joined
  •  Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AH
Suitable for: Adults
Phil Pearl is an Existential Coach, Cognitive Behavioural Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer.  In 2006 he started his private practice "Ment... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:
Warning: This talk will contain adult themes and strong language

What Manchester said:

“Fascinating; Phil is an excellent and entertaining speaker and he has the ability to convey a huge amount of very useful, serious psychological information in a precise and funny way”.

“Fantastic talk by Phil. His energy and passion for the subject he explores never disappoints. What was great about this particular topic, was to get an insight into what we non-triadic folk can do when encountering these personalities in everyday life. The game is afoot! Thanks Phil.”

“Really enjoyed my first psychology lecture! Was interesting and informative and appealed to both a layperson and my friend who works in a clinical environment. It was entertaining and relatable. If there could have been more focus on how to avoid the negative behaviours discussed that could have been an improvement but there was an explanation of that this was about understanding the issue not dealing with it.”

“Very interesting talk. Really enjoyed it, will definitely be keeping an eye out for more of Phil’s talks.”

“A cynical yet necessary presentation on powerplay within everyday life, packaged and presented by a fantastic host. Phil’s ideas pull no punches, combining social psychology and politics with a corporate structure, great for anyone with an ambitious mind within the workplace. I enjoyed it.”

“This talk was a gratifying head first plunge into deep thought and the mechanics of the world in which we live and work. Some excellent ideas that I need to ponder for a while, so I can follow the advice to strategically apply them to my life and take myself to the next level. Thank you for bringing your knowledge and skills to the massive. I look forward to your next talk.”

How to be a People Player and Win.
Don’t be a sucker! Nice guys finish last!

It’s nothing personal, just business. Like it or not, people politics is a fact of life. Whether in the office or on the street “the game” is always on. The world is becoming more competitive. Everyone wants to hire or associate with the brightest and the best. However, political skill will get you further than Emotional Intelligence or General Mental ability alone. The more you understand about people (their motives, drives, desires and strategy) then the happier and more successful you will be and the less likely to be deceived or played.

In this talk I’m going to help you “wise up” and be aware. I’ll present the dark arts of people politics that I’ve learned from being a corporate operations director and my experience as a Mental Toughness and psychological coach.

I’ll explain the Dark Triad of personalities: Narcissists, Psychopaths and Machiavellians. I’ll give examples and scenarios of how politics plays out in organisations and who are the winners and the losers.

There will be content from the Legendary and Master Politicians, Philosophers, Psychologists and Players such as Machiavelli, Tony Blair, The Mafia, Malcolm Tucker and of course Donald Trump

This is essential knowledge. If you don’t understand, your competitors and enemies will. Understand the games people play and avoid their traps. Spot the Machiavellians, Narcissists and the Psychopaths that surround you. Use other’s emotions to your advantage; be compassionately ruthless.

Adapt, Improvise and Overcome; Turn adversity into opportunity.

Avoid the Manipulation, Influence and Charm of your adversaries

Understand the arts of Deceit and Deception and see through them.

Spot the chameleons and wise guys that lie with sincere authenticity.



Venue: Gabeto, Camden

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.


Funzing Talks are here to re-invent your evenings, creating an exciting alternative to having a drink in your local pub or bar. Funzing Talks pull together an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, intellectuals, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to inspire your evenings and expand your mind.

Held in a carefully selected range of intimate spaces, Funzing Talks is the ultimate boredom-buster.

Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives with like-minded, equally curious people. It's time to try something different - you never know where it may take you.
Read Less
Warning: This talk will contain adult themes and strong language What Manchester said: “Fascinating; Phil is an excellent and entertaining speaker and he has the ability to convey a huge amount of very useful, serious psychological informat... Read More
Experience includes:
  • Fascinating lecture 
  • High profile speaker
  • Unique after-work event
  • Trendy London venue
Ajax loader
Ajax loader