Nicholas Boothman

Nicholas Boothman

Toronto, Ontario
The People Skills Expert
Nicholas Boothman is the "people skills expert known as “one of the leading authorities in face-to-face communication in the world” by The New York Times.
  • Change Management
  • Communications
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Business Growth
  • Conference
  • Corporate Entertainers
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Funny & Comedy
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Healthcare
  • Inspirational
  • Motivation


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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Nicholas Boothman Topic Presentations

how to make customers like you in 90 seconds or less

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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 succeed 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.

how to connect in business in 90 seconds or less

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  • “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 presentation 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.

business needs more storyspeak

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  • 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”, an upbeat interactive presentation 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.


I have personally worked with Nick on 3 events and in each he has gotten rave reviews. The audience was completely focused, the joy of active participation could be heard in the hallway outside the auditorium, and his words touched some so deeply, they told the organizers the event had changed their lives. I highly recommend him to any group that wants to improve their rapport with employees, customers or partners.


Cross Segment Marketing

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 has an ability to cut through so much of the blather that is dished out these days. He took the time to really learn our business and the challenges we face. His preparation and understanding of what it takes to build connections and relationships was critical in giving our team HELPFUL tools they could take out into the workplace immediately.

Active International

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.

Training the new Supercops includes daily discussions on the works of Aristotle, George Orwell and Nicholas Boothman.

The New Yorker Magazine

Nick is the leader of a new breed of “activational’ speakers. He doesn’t pump people up, he switches them on. The effects are dazzling and unforgettable.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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Nicholas Boothman keynote speaker is an expert presenter and has a wide range of experience speaking to a wide variety of audiences and organizations. Nicholas Boothman delivers keynotes, workshops & training sessions. They may also host or emcee events. Hire Nicholas Boothman from Toronto, Ontario for your event to inspire the audience to take action and make change in their work and their lives. Your workplace will benefit from our keynote speaker and their keynote talks and speeches will shift the mindsets or behaviours for the audience members in Canada. 

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Are you looking to hire Nicholas Boothman for your event? Nicholas Boothman Toronto, Ontario is a dynamic and engaging speaker that offers audiences researched content paired with expertise and a dynamic speaking ability. Nicholas Boothman is also a Canadian corporate consultant and coach and facilitates workshops and training sessions for a corporate audience. Nicholas Boothman is an expert keynote presenter and speaks on wide variety of topics. Hiring a great speaker for your event is important and working with a thought leader like Nicholas Boothman from Speakers Canada’s roster will engage audiences into the content of the presentation to bring awareness and a fresh perspective for their approach to their work and their lives. Book Nicholas Boothman to educate, motivate and activate the audience through an interactive and entertaining presentation at corporate meetings and gatherings.

Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Nicholas Boothman creates life changing experiences for the participants with practical insights and strategic advice they can implement right after the session. Working with a one our leading expert speaker like Nicholas Boothman from Toronto, Ontario offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Nicholas Boothman is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Nicholas Boothman focuses on changing individuals to make better decisions at work and their lives. No matter if you are holding an in person or virtual event, having an influential speaker such as Nicholas Boothman will engage, motivate, and activate the audience to make a change in their lives and inspire action for results to meet organizational goals. Your workforce will benefit from Nicholas Boothman’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Nicholas Boothman speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

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Nicholas Boothman is an expert professional key note speaker with a lot of experience speaking and delivering engaging talks to organizations and audiences in Canada. Each of Speaker Bureau Canada’s talent have different ways to assess their fees, and Nicholas Boothman speaker fee ranges depending on the size of the audience, event format (in person or virtual), event location, and if the organization booking them is a non profit, association, government department/government agency or business/corporation. The speakers we work with are flexible with their fees, and it is important for us to learn more about your event before we approach them, as it is our role to work for you, and to help you find a speaker within budget. 

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