The #1 most important skill for leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs, teachers, students and managers.

Length of Speech: 50 – 70 Minutes

How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less
Custom Speech for Rockwell Automation, Houston Convention Centre, November 2017
Standing room only – 500 seated, 190 standing throughout.

Happiness Leadership Conference – Lisbon, Portugal 2016

The How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less keynote speech shows audiences how to use body language, attitude, voice, and synchronizing behavior to create a great first impression, engender trust and respect, get people talking, find common ground and put their ideas top-of-mind.

Drawing on his years in advertising, Boothman reveals how to make your message stand out and stick in a world that’s already glutted with information

Audiences learn to:


Make a trusting, human first impression


Engender trust and respect with different types of people


Get people talking and keep them talking


Find common ground with strangers


Articulate business ideas in ways that are simple and memorable


Identify the different ways people communicate


Rally and inspire cooperation

“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


For leaders, professionals, students, fund-raisers, front-line, support and sales personnel.

Length of Speech: 40 – 55 Minutes

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


The Future Belongs to the StorySpeakers


In business…
Successful entrepreneurs StorySpeak naturally. Corporate leaders know their stories are as, or more, important than their products to build trust and bring their heritage to life. Today’s leaders StorySpeak their visions and goals.
In education…
When educators StorySpeak they keep their students engaged and interested by transforming learning into lively experiences.
Everywhere else...
StorySpeakers earn more, out-perform, do better in school and college, get hired and promoted faster and get better service in person and over the phone than fact-speakers.

  • Talking in Color for charismatic conversation that makes people feel good and excited
  • i-Kola simple word-pictures that capture hearts, minds and spirits
  • Point-Stories – short, strategic, real-world stories to build a brand, fundraise, change attitudes and make complex ideas simple and memorable
  • Stepping-Stones – rousing motivational, speeches and presentations to share a vision, pitch a product, enhance performance and inspire loyalty

“Nicholas Boothman brings the ancient art of storytelling into robust 21st century application in The Irresistible Power of StorySpeak. His deceptively casual story-based approach is engaging, inspiring and simple to use.”

“StorySpeakers earn more, out-perform, do better in school and college, get hired and promoted faster and get better service in person and over the phone than fact-speakers.” 

“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

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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