Presentations by Dr. Maas
To be a peak performer in school, in your profession, and as an athlete you need to be fully alert, dynamic, energetic, in a good mood, and cognitively sharp. You must be able to concentrate, remember, have great reaction time, make critical and creative decisions, communicate persuasively, and be productive all day long. None of this is possible without quality sleep. Furthermore, healthy sleep has been proven to be the single most important determinant in predicting longevity. It is more influential than diet, exercise, or heredity- but our modern culture has become a study in sleep deprivation. We must learn to value sleep, yet most of us know very little about the incredibly dynamic activity that occurs during the course of each night, and how it affects health, happiness, and athletic or other work performance.
We offer sleep presentations in the form of keynote addresses, seminars, and workshops. Programs can be fitted to sessions ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours and are also offered as full day workshops. All of these presentations are tailor made to your audience, addressing their particular needs.
These multi-media presentations consistently receive standing ovations and highest accolades for “great take-away value” from athletic teams to corporate, medical, academic, and general audiences. In each of his programs, Dr. Maas explores the nature of sleep, focusing on such questions as:
- Why are most people sleep deprived?
- What are the consequences of sleep deprivation on cognition, performance, health, and lifespan?
- What are the five stages of nocturnal sleep and how important are they to daytime functioning?
- What does recent brain imagery (fMRI’s) research on thinking, performance and athleticism show that proves the need for maximum sleep each night?
- How can you increase your athletic performance overnight?
- How can you quickly overcome jet fatigue?
- Is napping healthy? How long should naps be?
- What causes and cures insomnia?
- How do you establish a great bedroom environment for maximum sleep quality?
- What are the “Three Golden Rules” and the “Top Ten Sleep Strategies” that will assure you a great night’s sleep and better athletic performance tomorrow?
The information provided in these presentations will increase daytime alertness, psychological mood, productivity, creativity, athletic prowess, general health, and most definitely, your quality of life.
For a detailed Sleep for Success speech abstract click here.
For a detailed Sleep to Win speech abstract click here.
"Thank you for the inspiration, our wide awake quarterback, a team that listened to you and was fit and well rested... Your wisdom, wit, and ability to deliver a message impacted our staff and team!! I am an official Dr. Maas cult member per Peyton Manning and many other folks in athletics around the country! I am a true fan and I do deeply believe in the facts I've learned and read from you!"
Duke Varsity Football Team, Head Coach David Cutcliffe,Duke Varsity Football Team, Head Coach David Cutcliffe
"Great - explains a lot; I certainly didn't fall asleep during this one! Eye opening experience for me - definitely need to make some changes in my life; This was the best tool I walked away with; This was a reminder of the need for balance; Very interesting wake up call; Very interesting - the room was listening. Not information you are usually exposed to and it's very important to your success and your family; This was extraordinary and I plan on trying it; Great! I plan to implement to improve my quality of life. Nice change of pace and extremely informative; Amazing -life altering."
United Fresh Produce Dev. Program,United Fresh Produce Dev. Program
"You topped the chart again at the Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management. First out of forty-three presentations on our program for 'overall value of the session'."
Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management,Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management
"This was one of our best attended events, and one that is making a lasting impact on our staff. We wanted to pass along some of the excellent feedback we’ve received:"
“This was a fabulous event. I thought the speaker was engaging and his presentation was fascinating. Loved having both the research and practical tips!”
“The content was fascinating and the speaker was very engaging.”
“The topic was very relevant to everyone. The speaker was polished and funny.”
D.E. Shaw & Co.,D.E. Shaw & Co.
“Jim, you were outstanding - certainly the hit of the meeting for the SC Johnson Global Conference.”
H.Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO,
“You were the overall highest rated speaker for the IBM “Pathways to Growth” Conference (for 2,700 corporate CEO’s and Presidents). The program included twelve different distinguished speakers. Dr. Maas is a fabulous speaker. He knows his stuff and articulates it well! It literally woke up a lot of CEO’s! You were the highest rated (5 out of 5) on content, virtually tied for the best delivery (4.64), and you were second (4.82) on subject importance”
Mike Lintner, former Executive Development Officer, IBM,
"When in competition or heavy training, sleep is the most important factor in achieving my optimal athletic performance. I need at least 8 hours of sleep a night for me to feel fully recovered and energized to play my absolute best. If I don't meet my sleep requirement, my legs feel heavy, my reaction time is slower and my ability to think and act quickly is negatively affected."