Dr. Nick Morgan
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. His latest book Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in a Virtual World was published by Harvard in October 2018.
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 Ph.D. 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:
High Stakes Communications
In this talk, Nick helps executives understand why most corporate communications fail to connect with their intended audiences – and what they can do to improve these expensive efforts in marketing, branding, and messaging. When the stakes are high, you have to get the communications right, and Nick shows audiences what works in this era of 24/7 YouTube exposure and gotcha TV.
Neuroscience and Executive Presence
Nick shows why people crave authentic communications – and explains the neuroscience behind executive presence. Audiences learn how to develop their own unique personal styles that allow their voices to be heard more powerfully than they ever have before.
The Secrets of Body Language
Brain research shows that most of us make decisions based on unconscious, emotional reactions to other people’s body language. Nick reveals to audiences what body language can – and cannot – tell us about how our minds work and how our lives are really lived.
To hold someone’s attention you have to be able to tell compelling stories. Nick leads audiences in an interactive session that will have them finding their own stories, increasing their persuasiveness, and learning how to move people to action.
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