“For as long as I can remember I have found it easy to get along with people. Could it be a gift? Is there such a thing as a natural talent for getting along with people or is it something that’s learned along the way? And if it can be learned, can it be taught? I decided to find out.” - Nicholas Boothman

Nicholas Boothman

The People Skills Expert

Nicholas Boothman has been called “one of the leading authorities in face-to-face communication in the world” by The New York Times. He has taught his revolutionary techniques of “Risk, and Rapport, by Design” to thousands of corporations, colleges and universities around the world including the Harvard and London Business schools.

A former fashion and advertising photographer who dealt with hundreds of new faces a week for clients like AT&T, Revlon and Coca-Cola, Nicholas Boothman is now recognized as a world-renowned expert in turning first impressions into profitable relationships. Boothman’s first two books, How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less and How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less have been translated into more than 30 languages. The New York Times calls him “the new Dale Carnegie,” the Economist Magazine calls him “truly inspirational,” and Good Morning America says, “His book is my bible!

Nicholas Boothman is passionate about human potential. He has met many people throughout his career with tremendous potential but without any people skills – they were like roses with rubber bands wrapped around them – and they’d never blossom until someone took off that rubber band. He made up my mind to be that person to help others achieve. He took a risk and traded in his cameras for a laptop and started out going into schools teaching kids how to ace interviews and get jobs.

From there Boothman’s speaking career took off. Within 6 months he was invited to be the kick-off speaker at the AT&T Canada annual convention at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto. Today, he speaks all over the world on empowering audiences on how taking risks is the only way businesses can grow and innovate. More than 500 corporations, thousands of small businesses, and six of the world’s leading business schools have contracted Nicholas Boothman to rally and inspire their staff to take risks and connect.

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“The secret of success is not very hard to figure out. The better you are at connecting with other people, the better the quality of your life.” – Nicholas Boothman

Nick introduces a revolutionary approach to face-to-face communication that will help anyone success at connecting with the people around them. When customers like you they tend to see the best in you and look for reasons to say “yes.” When they don’t like you, the opposite is true. How to Make Customers Like You in 90 Seconds or Less is a motivational, interactive speech of 55-75 minutes that produces exceptional customer service, higher sales and profits.

Audiences learn to feel confident and comfortable as they:


  • Use the ABCs (Attitude, Body Language, Conversation) to make a great first impression

  • Engender trust and respect with different types of people

  • Get people talking and keep them talking

  • Quickly find common ground with strangers

  • Identify the different ways people communicate

  • Rally and inspire cooperation

“The secret of success in business isn’t very hard to figure out. The better you are at connecting with all kinds of different people, the more success you will have.” – Nicholas Boothman

Whether you’re selling, negotiating, interviewing, networking, or leading a team, success depends on convincing other people – and convincing other people depends of making meaningful connections and articulating your business ideas in ways that are simple and memorable. It doesn’t matter whether you’re selling real estate, interviewing for a job, designing concept cars, recommending the lamb chops over the chili con carne, or looking for the perfect partner, people must feel, “I trust you, you make sense, and you move me.”

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. 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.

It’s a proven fact that using word pictures and stories to communicate our messages and ideas is the single most powerful way to connect with customers, investors, employees, family and friends – and stay connected. The genius of all great orators and communicators lies in their ability to use metaphors and stories to motivate any audience – be it one or one thousand people.

An “image” is worth a thousand words, especially when it comes to explaining complicated concepts and ideas. An image conjured up in the imagination of the listener can get across large chunks of information much faster and more memorably than a long-winded factual description.

But, StorySpeak is more than just that. It’s about painting simple word-pictures to pitch ideas, telling short stories to make things more interesting, and creating conversation with chemistry to captivate, to explain and motivate audiences of any size. Business Needs More StorySpeak is an upbeat interactive speech or workshop that shows how to capture the hearts and minds of customers, colleagues and employees, pitch and present ideas, bring brands alive, inspire loyalty, problem solve and lead change.

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How to Make People Like You

GAIN CONFIDENCE, MAKE FRIENDS, ACE INTERVIEWS, GET PEOPLE TALKING For retail, front-line and support personnel, individuals, associations and students of all ages. “This book is my bible.” -Good Morning America. “Training the new Supercops includes daily discussions on the works of Aristotle, George Orwell and Nicholas Boothman.” – The New Yorker. Whether selling, managing, negotiating, planning, collaborating, pitching, instructing-or on your knees with a marriage proposal-the secret of success is based on connecting with other people. How to Make People Like You focuses on the concept of synchrony. It shows how to 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 is knowing how to read the other person’s sensory preferences-most of us are visual, some are kinesthetic, and a minority are auditory. Along the way the book covers attitude, nervousness, words that open a conversation and words that shut it down, compliments, eye cues, the magic of opposites attracting, and more. It’s how to make the best of the most important 90 seconds in any relationship, business or personal.

Convince Them in 90 Seconds

MAKE TRUSTING CONNECTIONS. GET YOUR POINT ACROSS. INSPIRE COOPERATION. The #1 most important skill for leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs, teachers and managers. “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. Using the science of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (built upon body language, attitude, voice, and synchronizing behavior), Boothman shows how to create a winning first impression and, within 90 seconds, a lasting trust. Then, when those 90 seconds are up, he shows how to master the people-to-people skills that are essential to an ongoing business relationship. 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.

Business needs more Story Speak

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. When Warren Buffett, the second richest man in the US and holder of the unofficial title “America’s Greatest StorySpeaker” was asked, “Do you enjoy your work?” he replied, “I tap-dance to work.” That’s StorySpeak. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a Dream” speech was delivered using StorySpeak. So was Steve Jobs’ legendary Stanford commencement speech in 2005. As was Queen Elizabeth 1st “I have the body of a woman; but the heart and stomach of a king” speech as she lead her troops to victory in 1588. In 1975, two screenwriters walked into a Hollywood producer’s office and said three words, “jaws in space,” and the blockbuster movie Alien was born. Pure StorySpeak. The names PayPal, Apple and Windows? StorySpeak. Mohammed Ali’s “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” is StorySpeak. Almost every successful book, movie or song ever written relies on StorySpeak to motivate and inspire people as does every riveting conversation, presentation and communication. Great communicators, since the beginning of time, have depended on StorySpeak to change attitudes and behaviors, rally and inspire loyalty, and forge emotional connections – in as little as 30 seconds.

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