Talking to strangers is good for business. It’s how we grow.

An upbeat, interactive, motivational speech oR WORKSHOP 

We can’t choose our neighbors and we can’t make a living selling to our friends. We don’t have the luxury of choosing our colleagues, our managers, our clients or counterparts in other companies. But we can choose how to get cooperation, rather than confrontation or apathy, with them and with all sorts of different people.

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 ninety seconds or less.

Audiences learn to:

  • Adjust their attitude
  • Maximize first impressions
  • Engender trust and respect
  • Find common ground with strangers
  • Arouse the imagination in others
  • Know their message is getting through
  • Get people talking and keep them talking.

An upbeat, interactive, motivational speech oR workshop

All you need to succeed is a fresh approach, a burning conviction and an endless flow of strangers.

At work we meet strangers as new clients and coworkers. At trade shows and receptions and professional networking events, finding common ground with strangers is the primary goal. 

Using true stories and action steps Boothman shows audiences how to create their fresh approach, attach their work 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 met 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. 

      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. 

      Some 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.”

      - HBO

      “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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