Speaker Nicholas Boothman
The secret of success isn’t very hard to figure out.
The better you are at connecting with all kinds of different people, the better the quality of your life.
“Nicholas Boothman is truly inspirational” – THE ECONOMIST MAGAZINE
“Boothman is Dale Carnegie for a rushed era” – THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Training the New York SuperCops includes daily discussions on the works of Aristotle, George Orwell and Nicholas Boothman” – THE NEW YORKER
How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less
MAKE TRUSTING CONNECTIONS. GET YOUR POINT ACROSS. INSPIRE COOPERATION.
The #1 most important skill for leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs, teachers and managers.
Length of Speech: 60 – 90 Minutes
Happy Leadership Conference – Lisbon, Portugal 2016
PBS TV Special 2014
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Once upon a time you could get to the top on your knowledge and experience alone. But today that’s not enough. Today you need to be socially smarter too.
Whether you’re interviewing, selling, networking or leading a team, brainstorming with the boss or delivering a presentation, success in business depends on forging instant relationships and articulating your business ideas so they get acted on.
Beginning with the simplest of tools – face, body, attitude and voice – Nicholas shows how to make a dazzling first impression. And then, when those 90 seconds are up, how to master the people-to-people skills that are essential to self-confident, effective ongoing communication.
Audiences learn to:
maximize first impressions with different types of people
appear socially smarter
become a temporary extrovert
assume “Really Useful Attitudes”
get people talking and keep them talking
put ideas into words that are simple, interesting and convincing
quickly find common ground with strangers
connect with trust, logic and emotion
identify the ways different people communicate
rally and inspire cooperation
“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
- The New Yorker
“Training the New York Supercops includes daily discussions on the works of Aristotle, George Orwell and Nicholas Boothman.”
“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.”
- Volkswagen of America
“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.”
- The UPS Store
“Great Job! Everyone at our convention really enjoyed your talk. It was impressive to witness all the conversations that followed.”
- AT&T, New York
“I have personally worked with Nick on 3 events and in each he has gotten rave reviews.”
- Gartner Consulting
“Uplifting, inspiring, full of hope and a host of skills we can use right now.”
- Mackenzie Financial Corp
“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.”
- Standard Life
“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.”
- RE/MAX Central States and Dixie
“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.”
- Compliance Division, Ministry of Finance
“Nick’s presentation resulted in really useful attitudes, improved customer service, raised productivity… and more fun at work.”
How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less shows 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.
How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less is about establishing rapport – that stage between meeting and communicating. Nicholas shows how to subtly synchronize attitude, body language, and voice tone so that you instantly and imperceptibly become someone the other person likes.
Reinforcing these easy-to-learn skills Nick demonstrates how to read the other person’s sensory preferences – most of us are visual, some are kinesthetic, and a minority are auditory. So when you say “I see what you mean” to a visual person or “I get it” to a kinesthetic person or “I hear you” to an auditory you’re really speaking their language.
Along the way the speech covers attitude, words that open a conversation and words that shut it down, eye cues, finding common ground and more.
To make people like you in 90 seconds or less you’ve got to grab their attention and begin to build rapport in two seconds flat. That’s how long it takes people to decide whether or not they like you.
How does 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 and find common ground—in 90 seconds or less.