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.  

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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

Program Description:

Human connection is what really matters at work...Right?

After all...

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… 


“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

Program Description:

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.

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After this program, participants will be able to… 

Program Feedback:

“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...

A Connected Team...


After this program, attendees will be able to…

Executive Education

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.

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After this presentation, your attendees will be able to: 


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

The 7-Day Digital Diet: How to Use Your Phone Less and Live More

The one-week habit-transformation plan that will change your relationship with your phone forever. The answer isn't to remove our tech. The answer is to rediscover our humanity.

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