Success today increasingly hinges on the cooperation of people over whom we have no formal authority.

As the business landscape continues to shift so does the need to get things done with people from both inside and outside your organization.

“Training the New York SuperCops includes daily discussions on the works of Aristotle, George Orwell and Nicholas Boothman” – THE NEW YORKER

Nicholas Boothman is truly inspirational” – THE ECONOMIST MAGAZINE

“Boothman is Dale Carnegie for a rushed era.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES  

Speech #1   55-75 minutes

Speech #2   55-75 minutes

Speech #3   55-75 minutes

How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less
An upbeat, interactive, motivational speech of 55-75 minutes.

Learn the Skills of Instant Rapport

Whether you’re managing, selling, interviewing, applying to a college or pitching an idea, the secret of success is based on connecting with other people. Nicholas Boothman’s step-by-step program of establishing face-to-face communication shows audiences how to bring out the very best of any relationship’s most critical moments – those first 90 seconds.


  • Make a great first impression
  • Overcome hesitation
  • Adjust your attitiude
  • Build trust and respect
  • Get people talking
  • Find common ground
  • Appear socially smarter
  • Create instant relationships
  • Meet new people


Nicholas Boothman, an expert on forging instant relationships, shows how to use the tools available to all of us – face, body, attitude, words and voice to establish trust and master the people-to-people skills that will help you persuade others to embrace and act on your ideas. 

Happiness Leadership Conference – Lisbon, Portugal

How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less
An upbeat, interactive, motivational speech of 55-75 minutes.

This speech is not about a new business theory; it’s about how you can become more successful in business and life by learning to connect with your customers, clients, colleagues, bosses, employees, and even total strangers in 90 seconds or less.

After studying more than seven hundred people who can, in 90 seconds or less, connect, neutralize the fight or flight response, begin to engender trust and respect, get people talking, find common ground and begin to arouse enthusiasm for their ideas, Nicholas Boothman shares his findings with his audiences.

In this interactive, amusing speech they learn by simple steps to make the best of any relationship. 


  • Get cooperation
  • Lead from below
  • Communicate sideways
  • Speak up
  • Build trust and respect
  • Use stories and word pictures to get your point across
  • Sell more effectively
  • Network


How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less Custom Speech for Rockwell Automation, Houston Convention Centre Standing room only – 500 seated, 190 standing throughout.

“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


Talking In Color

An amusing, upbeat, interactive speech of 55-75 minutes.

Talking in Color is more than just conversation that engages people, brings products and services alive and makes them real.

It’s calling men’s perfume “aftershave,” branding Albacore tuna as “The Chicken of the Sea,” and telling the boxing world “I’m going to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.”

it’s i-Kola – simple word-pictures that connect with other people’s emotions to lead change and problem solve

it’s Point-Stories – simple, real-world stories with a point to build a brand, change attitudes and make complex ideas sound simple and memorable

It’s Stepping-Stones – motivational speeches and presentations to share a vision, inspire loyalty, enhance  performance and pitch a product

The greatest communicators throughout history know it’s not facts and figures that influence people – it’s emotions and feelings. They know that 80% of the time people make their decisions based on their emotions even though they think they’re being rational.

That’s why you find StorySpeak leading the way in social media, business, law, religion, education, healthcare, finance, travel, entertainment, community, family and all profitable relationships.

Successful entrepreneurs StorySpeak naturally. They use stories and word pictures to quickly get their ideas across, make a point and make it stick. 

Sales people know their stories are as, or more, important than their products to build trust and reinforce their brand. 

Patients and doctors have long understood the power of telling and listening to personal accounts. Patients want to hear the stories of other patients who’ve gone through the same thing.

Today’s corporate leaders use StorySpeak to bring their company’s heritage to life. They share their stories with their customers, their staff, their new hires. They live them. Corporate leaders StorySpeak their visions and goals. 


After studying more than seventy “Charismatic Communicators” throughout history, from Aristotle to George Clooney, Warren Buffett to Sheryl Sandberg, Beyoncé Knowles to Pope Francis, Nicholas Boothman identifies five distinctive ways they use language to:

  • Lead when You’re not the Boss
  • Talk with Authority
  • Use Executive Storytelling
  • Make Charismatic Conversation
  • Pitch Ideas
  • Plant seeds of ideas and relationships  

How to Connect Like  a Natural-Born Leader

An upbeat, interactive 3-hour customized workshop.

More than ever, leadership is about influence rather than authority.

In an environment of constant change, new ideas and relationships need a collaborative, personality-based structure rather than a command and control structure to make them blossom and grow. This demands a special set of people skills.

In this half-day interactive workshop, Nicholas Boothman combines the people and language skills elements of How to Connect in Business and Business Needs More StorySpeak, to show audiences how to influence across professions, departments and hierarchies in order to lead, present, build coalitions, negotiate and network.

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

More Speech Videos can be found here: Speaker Nicholas Boothman

Some More Clients & Quotes

“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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