‘The Talent Code’ author unlocks secrets in Stevens Point April 29

What is the secret of getting really good at something? Unlock that secret and explore talents with New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle. He will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Sentry’s Theater @1800 in Stevens Point. 

The free lecture is the final in the Point in Common community speaker series, featuring some of nation’s brightest, most innovative educators. 

Coyle visited nine of the world’s greatest talent hotbeds. These tiny places produced huge amounts of talent, from a small music camp in upstate New York to an elementary school in California to baseball fields of the Caribbean. In “The Talent Code,” Coyle details a pattern common in all of them: certain methods of training, motivation and coaching. This pattern, which has to do with basics of how the brain acquires skill, provides a new way to think about talent. He’ll share tools to unlock your own talents and those of your children. 

Coyle was chosen because he inspires learning at all ages, said Amber Garbe, chair of the Point in Common Planning Committee and teacher at Madison School. “We often think of skill building as something that occupies our youth. Daniel Coyle boils down the science and lays the path for improvement in any arena, across life stages.”  

Parents, educators, administrators, students and business professionals will get tips they can use immediately to nurture talent or improve a skill.  

Coyle’s “The Little Book of Talent” has 52 easy-to-follow tips for improving skills. Copies of this book are circulating in the community and will be given as prizes at the April 29 event. 

Point in Common is sponsored by the Stevens Point Area Public School District, Stevens Point Area Catholic Schools, UW-Stevens Point, Mid-State Technical College, Sentry Insurance, Okray Family Farms, Phi Delta Kappa and the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin. To register, ask a question or for more information, visit www.pointincommon.org. 

Free child care will be available at Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center during the talk.


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