Like you, author and influential communication expert, Tim David is frustrated by what is happening to the quality of human connection in our modern world. Can more connection really increase the bottom line and improve the quality of our lives at the same time? Will better human connection really make us better leaders, better salespeople, and better co-workers?
With over ten years of speaking, mentoring, writing, and most importantly real-world, in-the-trenches business experience, Tim can unequivocally answer, “YES!”
Strong human connection makes you more memorable, likable, and influential, which is something everyone wants, but few people realize is a learned skill and not an innate gift. In short, anyone can discover simple ways to improve the quality and power of human connection in their life.
Nothing could be simpler or more practical than the ideas in his two popular books, Magic Words – The Science and Secrets Behind Seven Words that Motivate, Engage, and Influence (Penguin Random House) and TRUE Influence - The Magic of Human Connection. Tim’s science-based approach is radically different from standard leadership, sales, or communication training as it was honed during his years as a professional and international award-winning “brain science magician” and perfected while working with top companies and organizations from almost every US state and around the world.
Tim's work has been profiled in hundreds of media outlets including Forbes, New York Times, Inc. Magazine, Chicago Tribune, the Today Show, Investor's Business Daily, Harvard Business Review, New York Magazine, World Magazine, and he is a regular columnist for PsychologyToday.com and Huffington Post.
The Magic of Human Connection: Your Advantage in an Artificially Intelligent World
Ideal Audience: General Business
Available Formats: Keynote, Breakout/Workshop, Virtual Presentation, Half-Day or Full-Day Training
Human connection is what really matters at work...Right?
People who feel connected to their co-workers are more productive and happier.
In sales, a transaction can’t happen without a connection.
People don’t quit their jobs, they quit their boss.
An organization doesn’t grow by adding more boxes to its org chart. It grows by strengthening the lines in between them.
The problem is, it’s squishy. Most individuals (and most organizations) don’t know how to predictably and reliably increase human connection in the workplace. To them, human connection feels like an organic soft skill. “Hey, it’s either there...or it ain’t.”
But human connection is a skill like any other. And there’s nothing “soft” about it.
The Magic of Human Connection: Your Advantage in an Artificially Intelligent World presentation is not only a rallying cry for human connection to be prioritized more, but it’s also a practical roadmap for making it happen in a world that has forgotten how.
After experiencing engaging stories and humor, provocative scientific studies, Tim’s incredible “brain science magic,” and yes, his show-stopping “backwards poem”, participants will leave feeling refreshed and with a renewed sense of what is really important – bringing that sense of purpose and meaning into the workplace with a plan and astonishing bottom-line results.
After this program, participants will be able to…
Understand and apply the three habits of human connection, SEEBESPEAK
Create more rapport and influence in all interpersonal interactions
Eliminate the mindset that destroys communication before it even begins
Appreciate the importance of human connection in a business setting and feel motivated to improve connection skills
Create and contribute to a work culture based on human connection
“By far the best that we have had to date. We are definitely interested in having him back.” - Justin Haggart, GuestSupply
“Tim did a fantastic job yesterday and was a great way for us to kick off the conference! It was such a pleasure to have him!” - Molly Marsh, NASPO
Magic Words: The Science and Secrets Behind 7 Overlooked Words that Create Instant Connection and Influence
Whether in emails, texts, phone calls, or face-to-face; words are the foundation of relationships and relationships are at the heart of business. But sometimes our words don’t work. People don’t listen when we talk, buy what we sell, or follow where we lead. That’s why Magic Words: The Science and Secrets Behind 7 Overlooked Words that Create Instant Connection and Influence looks at this problem from a different angle.
BIG IDEA: It isn’t what you say. It isn’t how you say it. The only thing that matters is what they hear.
While performing as a professional magician, Tim David learned first-hand that perception is reality. By learning how words are perceived by the human brain, you unlock the keys to the most valuable skill that exists in business today: human connection and influence.
Look no further than the chapters in Tim’s bestselling book, Magic Words. These innocent-looking (and mostly one-syllable) words may appear to be ordinary, but they each affect the human brain in very specific and unexpected ways. By learning the direct path these words take to your listener’s brain, you’ll also be learning the fascinating psychology and neuroscience that make them work...and therefore, you’ll be learning more about what makes others tick.
When that happens, not only will people begin listening more when you speak, buying more when you sell, and following more when you lead, but they will also LIKE you more. When you can more fully understand others and connect with them – that’s real magic.
After this program, participants will be able to…
Effectively deal with the 3 most challenging people they'll find in the workplace.
“Say this, not that” with specific scripts for difficult leadership and sales conversations.
Delegate in a way that ensures work gets done and gets done right - without making others feel that they’re being taken advantage of.
Describe the two simple (but contradictory) rules of influence and use Magic Words to bridge the gap.
Deliver negative feedback in a way that creates movement instead of mutiny.
Tap into anyone’s motivation – even with no ability to punish or reward them with bribes, threats, or incentives.
“Get blood from a stone” by implementing a method for making smart decisions that cuts meeting times by 75%, destroys groupthink, and increases creative output by 493% (even from the people who are typically silent in meetings.)
Use a simple magic word that comfortably builds human connection with anyone.
Avoid common dangerous words that destroy their ability to motivate, engage, or influence
Earn the trust, respect, (and attention!) of team members, peers, and superiors
Implement these connection and influence strategies starting tomorrow, whether they have an official title or not.
“One comment – Awesome. I gained several different insights in regards to management that will be valuable to me in my current position.” - Donna Groff, Pfizer, Collegeville, PA
“This program benefited me with an increase in productivity and smoother running teams. It challenged and motivated me to engage my team.” – Elizabeth Bjellquist, Lead Software Engineer, ADP Roseland, NJ
“The best practices and examples helped clarify many questions about moving into my new role. Great job and very helpful.” – Ariel Delgaeto, IT Manager, Weight Watchers International, New York City
The Future of Working Together: 7 Non-Obvious Traits of Top Teams
Ideal Audience: General Business
Available Formats: Keynote, Breakout, Half-Day/Full-Day Strategic Work Session, Digital Keynote, Virtual Training, Coaching/Consulting
Description: A team divided cannot stand. But a team connected multiplies.
This is why talent acquisition and retention – which is expensive, time-consuming, and difficult – is not nearly as important as talent multiplication.
Talent multiplication works like this: one Clydesdale horse can pull a ton. Two Clydesdales – connected together properly – can pull ELEVEN tons. Connection is how mediocre talent on a top team outperforms top talent on a mediocre team. This is how an organization with limited resources can compete with the biggest players – by connecting together properly.
This program teaches the 7 traits of highly connected teams so your teams can operate at a far higher level than the sum of their parts.
A Divided Team...
Communicates poorly and not enough.
Can’t fully agree on important decisions.
Has ineffective, drawn-out meetings that are dominated by a few.
Bickers about minor issues.
Doesn’t even know why they’re forced to work on a team.
Has workplace drama that affects everyone.
Doesn’t feel autonomy or freedom to be creative.
Wastes its talent.
A Connected Team...
Is accountable and self-directed
Strives for 100% consensus
Deals with conflict quickly and effectively
Knows their roles
Has cheerleaders instead of backstabbers
Maximizes their time in meetings
Multiplies the effectiveness of its talent!
After this program, attendees will be able to…
Cut meeting times in half, while increasing productive output – Even virtually!
Make purpose and vision an integrated part of their work instead of just a “statement.”
Understand and interpret their teammates’ attitudes and behaviors – for the benefit of everyone.
Be a team player instead of a team destroyer.
Gain complete clarity on team roles and procedures.
Build more interpersonal influence – and get things done quicker and easier.
Balance personal goals with team goals.
Handle and manage conflict and constructive criticism – without hurt feelings.
Assess and adjust any team’s performance.
“Manage up” – communicating effectively to their boss.
Celebrate wins successfully with four proven ingredients.
Virtual Human Connection: The New Soft Skill that will Make or Break Your Next Important Interaction
Ideal Audiences: General Business Audiences, Especially Salespeople, Leaders, and/or Remote Employees
Available Formats: Virtual Interactive Keynote, In-Person Keynote, Breakout Session
Program Description: It’s not always practical to communicate face-to-face, so we opt for emails, phone calls, and video chats instead. But many people leave those virtual interactions feeling like the “human touch” was diminished or missing entirely. Fortunately, with the simple tips learned in this program, genuine connection can be built – even through a screen.
Virtual Human Connection: The New Soft Skill that will Make or Break Your Next Important Interaction is an interactive presentation that explains (and – if delivered virtually – demonstrates) the ways people can put humanity back into their virtual interactions so they can leave conversations feeling more connected instead of empty and distant. Business is all about relationships and in this age of digital technology, those relationships call for an entirely new set of soft skills.
After this presentation, your attendees will be able to:
Use a few simple ideas to instantly build a stronger human connection with anyone - even via technology.
What to do BEFORE every virtual meeting to ensure its success.
“Own the Zoom,” and become the most memorable person in the virtual meeting.
Cut through distractions, creating a situation where everyone feels attentive and heard.
Easily read (and speak) the most common on-screen body language and facial expression clues.
Know exactly how to word every email so that it gets the message across, with no unintended negative side-effects.
Why a screen is a lens that can either diminish human connection or magnify it - depending on how you hold it.
Use a few simple “Magic Words” to enhance any interaction - online or off.
And MUCH more…
FLIP: The Four Levels of Influencing People
If you want to move mountains, then you have to be able to move people. But the true path to influence is to focus on authentic connection rather than persuasion. Learn the science behind why your greatest influence lies in your integrity.
Magic Words: The Science and Secrets Behind Seven Words That Motivate, Engage, and Influence
"An elegant and concise book." - NY Times
"Top 10 Psychology Book of the Year" - Blinkist