Speaker Nicholas Boothman
World-Class Keynote speaker Nicholas Boothman

“It’s not what you know, but how you communicate it, that gives you the edge.”

“It’s not what you can do, but what you are willing to try that brings you luck.” 

“Bring Boothman’s ideas into your organization, your place of work, and they will have a dramatic effect on everything: how you run meetings, how you solve problems, how you connect with clients, how you connect with each other, fun, morale and general health and well-being.” – DELOITTE CONSULTING

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World-Class Keynote Speaker - Nicholas Boothman

How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less

Length of Speech: 60 – 90 Minutes

Whether you’re selling, negotiating, interviewing, networking, or leading a team, success depends on connecting, forging instant relationships and articulating your business ideas so they get acted upon.

In this interactive session, Nicholas Boothman shows how to use the tools that belong to all of us – face, body, attitude and voice – to make a dazzling first impression, establish immediate rapport and trust, and master the people-to-people skills that convince others to embrace your ideas.

In this upbeat, interactive session audiences learn to:

Inspirational, Motivational and Keynote speaker Nicholas Boothman on Innovation and Growth

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Maximize first impressions with different types of people


Articulate ideas in ways that are simple, interesting and memorable


Find common ground with strangers


Connect with the emotions


Identify the different ways people communicate


Rally and inspire cooperation


Network strategically

There’s an order and a process to connecting with others: First you establish trust with the basic instincts, then you establish rapport with the personality. What results is a relationship, and every relationship holds almost infinite possibilities.

How does speaker Nicholas Boothman know this? From studying the unconscious strategies of more than 700 people who are able to connect, neutralize the fight or flight response, start to engender trust and respect, find common ground and begin to articulate their business ideas in way that they will get acted on—in 90 seconds or less.

“I went back and checked and it turns out that every single person that got a deal on Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank was able to connect and articulate their business ideas in 90 seconds or less.”Kevin O’Leary – Shark and Dragon

How to Make Great Things Happen
in 10-Second Bursts of Crazy Courage


Length of Speech: 60 – 90 Minutes

Most people possess the resources and resourcefulness to accomplish ten times more than they ever do but they are limited. Not by what they can do, but by what they are willing to try. Nicholas Boothman has shown thousands of people on four continents how to step out of their comfort and try things that immediately give them access to all kinds of unforeseen opportunities and lucky breaks.

Based on 7 years of research, Boothman shows his audience there’s hardly a best-selling author, Fortune 500 CEO, billionaire, Nobel-prize-winning scientist or celebrity that will refute this. They know hidden opportunities and lucky breaks are real and they played a vital role in getting them where they are today.

Using his research he shows audiences how they: 

Inspirational, Motivational and Keynote speaker Nicholas Boothman on Innovation and Growth


Turn fear into courage


Shake things up


Create purpose-driven projects 


Find lucky breaks


Program their imaginations


Make fast smart-risk/dumb-risk calculations


Profit from their losses

10 seconds is all it takes to shift from “I don’t want to do it” to “I’m loving it.” To speak-up rather than shut-up. To go from waiting by the roadside going nowhere to climbing aboard a bus that can speed you to your dreams. 

It takes a special type of courage to make these leaps – Nicholas calls it Crazy Courage. “Crazy” because crazy is just another word for passionate, creative and spontaneous, and “Courage” because it takes guts to step outside your comfort zone and try new things. Crazy Courage is different from ordinary courage though because it is rooted in people, purpose, projects and passion.

Nicholas shows his audience how to bring these four distinctly human elements together to make fear and doubt go out of the window, potential and confidence go through the roof and profits pile up at the door. 

“Entertaining and enlightening – a phenomenal hit.”AT&T.   “Interactive, funny and richly rewarding.”World Insurance Forum.   “Positive, energetic and humorous… this man is magic.”Ernst & Young

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“Training the New York Supercops includes daily discussions on the works of Aristotle, George Orwell and Nicholas Boothman.”

- The New Yorker

“They don’t call him the ‘kick-start expert’ for nothing. Nick sets the tone for the day and has people connecting like old trusted friends in no time at all.”


“Nick has an ability to cut through so much of the blather that is dished out these days. His preparation was critical in giving our team HELPFUL tools they could take out into the workplace immediately.”

- Volkswagen of America

“Great Job! Everyone at our convention really enjoyed your talk. It was impressive to witness all the conversations that followed.”

- The UPS Store

“I have personally worked with Nick on 3 events and in each he has gotten rave reviews.”

- AT&T, New York

“Uplifting, inspiring, full of hope and a host of skills we can use right now.”

- Gartner Consulting

“Every time Nicholas has spoken on our behalf he has enthralled and impressed the audience from the first minute and a half of the presentation until the last syllable was uttered.”

- Mackenzie Financial Corp

“AWESOME You are a gifted speaker, Mr. Boothman!! What a joy to listen to you. Your enthusiasm is absolutely infectious. Excellent feedback from the participants.”

- Standard Life

“The rave reviews are still coming in. Your professionalism, charisma, intellect — are why you are considered one of the best in your field. Again, thanks a million. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to work with you.”

- RE/MAX Central States and Dixie

“Nick’s presentation resulted in really useful attitudes, improved customer service, raised productivity… and more fun at work.”

- Compliance Division, Ministry of Finance

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