Author and speaker
More than 600 corporations, thousands of small businesses, and six of the world’s leading business schools know the better you are at connecting and communicating face-to-face with all kinds of different people, the faster you’ll pull ahead of the competition.
That’s why they contacted Nicholas Boothman.
Whatever you want in this life—true romance, a dream job, a ticket to the Rose Bowl—chances are you’ll need a stranger’s help to get it. To understand this is to recognize one of life’s simplest truths: your life doesn’t happen without talking to strangers..
DONT’ LET THEM FOOL YOU
All you need to succeed at anything is a fresh approach, a burning conviction and an endless flow of strangers.
Strangers hold the keys to all the knowledge, joy and lucky-breaks you will ever need. There’s not a Fortune 500 company president, Nobel-prize-winning scientist, billionaire, political or religious leader, best-selling author or celebrity who will refute this simple truth. They know that lucky-breaks are real and they played a vital role in getting them where they are today.
They also know that lucky breaks don’t have a lot to do with luck. They have more to do with who you know, what you say and your willingness to step out of your comfort zone.
Using true stories and action steps Nicholas Boothman shows readers how to create their fresh approach, attach their ideas to something they care desperately about, and connect with:
Familiar Strangers, people they see frequently but never speak to
Consequential Strangers, people they deal with to make their lives happen but don’t really know
Total Strangers, people they don’t know exist until the moment they meet them
Perfect Strangers, people they haven’t met yet but they know can help make their dreams come true
Danger Strangers, people who, right or wrong, set off their fight or flight response the moment they see them
“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
Make instant meaningful connections for interviewing, selling, making friends, pitching ideas and feeling confident
For retail, front-line, healthcare and support personnel, individuals, associations and students of all ages who want to make trusting, human connections with other people.
MAKE TRUSTING CONNECTIONS AND GET YOUR POINT ACROSS, FOR MANAGING, SELLING, PITCHING AND INSPIRING LOYALTY AND COOPERATION.
“Success in business depends on effectively communicating ideas, at least as much as thinking them up, and Boothman tells us how to do that. This book shows how to turn instant connections into long-lasting, productive business relationships. —Matthew Bishop, The Economist Magazine.
CAPTIVATE ANY AUDIENCE, PITCH AND PRESENT IDEAS, PROBLEM SOLVE, INSPIRE LOYALTY, LEAD CHANGE AND OPEN HEARTS IN LIFE AND BUSINESS
Research shows 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.