About Dr. Nick Morgan - One of America's Top Communication Theorists and Coaches:
Dr. Nick Morgan is one of America’s top communication speakers, theorists and coaches. A passionate teacher, he is committed to helping people find clarity in their thinking and ideas – and then delivering them with panache. He has been commissioned by Fortune 50 companies to write for many CEOs and presidents. He has coached people to give Congressional testimony, to appear on the Today Show, and to deliver an unforgettable TED talk. He has worked widely with political and educational leaders. And he has himself spoken, led conferences, and moderated panels at venues around the world.
Nick’s methods, which are well-known for challenging conventional thinking, have been published worldwide. His acclaimed book on public speaking, Working the Room: How to Move People to Action through Audience-Centered Speaking, was published by Harvard in 2003 and reprinted in paperback in 2005 as Give Your Speech, Change the World: How to Move Your Audience to Action. His book on authentic communications, Trust Me, was published by Jossey-Bass in January 2009. His new book on communications and brain science, Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact, was published by Harvard in May 2014.
Nick served as editor of the Harvard Management Communication Letter from 1998 – 2003. He has written hundreds of articles for local and national publications, and appears frequently on radio and TV. Nick is a former Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
After earning his PhD. in literature and rhetoric, Nick spent a number of years teaching Shakespeare and Public Speaking at the University of Virginia, Lehigh University, and Princeton University. He first started writing speeches for Virginia Governor Charles S. Robb and went on to found his own communications consulting organization, Public Words, in 1997.
Nick attributes his success to his honest and direct approach that challenges even the most confident orators to rethink how they communicate.
What Dr. Nick Morgan Talks About:
The Art and Science of Persuasion
It's difficult to get anyone's attention these days, let alone persuade them to think differently, buy your product, or embrace your cause. And yet recent advances in neuroscience are now showing how persuasion works - and how you can increase your persuasive power rapidly and effectively. In this interactive talk, Dr. Nick Morgan shows audiences how to become more persuasive, get more attention, and win others over to your cause.
The Persuasive Storyteller
To get and hold someone's attention in an information-saturated age, you have to be able to tell compelling stories, stories that persuade, motivate, sell or sizzle. Stories that can change the world. Dr. Nick Morgan leads audiences in an interactive session that will have them finding their own stories, increasing their persuasiveness, and learning how to close the sale.
Secrets of Body Language and the Unconscious Mind
Every communication is two conversations, the content and the body language. Most people spend a lot of time and effort thinking about what they're going to say, but very little on how they're going to say it. And yet recent brain research shows that most of us make decisions based on unconscious, emotional reactions to other people's body language. In this interactive talk, Dr. Nick Morgan reveals to audiences what body language can and cannot tell us about how our minds work and how our lives are really lived.
Authenticity and Charisma
Politicians never seem to get it, and companies keep making the same mistake over and over again - they stonewall, dissemble, and lie to us until they're forced to retract a statement or a story that the 24-hour news cycle has rendered dead on arrival. In this presentation, Dr. Nick Morgan shows why people crave authentic, charismatic communications, and how both individuals and companies can achieve that kind of clarity in their everyday communications.
In the many iterations of my professional life, I've been in dozens of training sessions on leadership, communications, meeting management, etc. Some were well done, and many were excruciating. This session today was among the very best I've attended.
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