Nick Morgan

Speaker


Nick Morgan

Communications Expert

Great speeches can change the world. Perhaps no one understands this better than Nick Morgan, one of North America’s top communication coaches. Regularly commissioned by leaders at the top of their fields―from political giants to CEO’s of Fortune 50 companies―to help them deliver their messages in the most compelling manner possible, Nick helps audiences understand the impact their words, delivery, and body language can have when presenting to an audience, whether in a boardroom capacity or in front of a crowd.

Morgan has coached people to give Congressional testimony, to appear on the Today Show, and to take on the investment community.  His methods for achieving greatness in communication are detailed in his newest book, Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact, along with in his other books, Working the Room:  How to Move People to Action Through Audience-Centered Speaking; Give Your Speech, Change the World:  How to Move Your Audience to Action; and Trust Me, a book about authentic communication.

Nick served as editor of the Harvard Management Communication Letter, and has written hundreds of articles for local and national publications.  He is also a former Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

 


Communication for Effective Leaders

Are you a charismatic leader? Without strong communication ability, leaders cannot succeed for long. Customers, employees, shareholders – all take their measure of the leaders of an organization by how well they communicate.

 

Nick reveals the power of combining non-verbal communication with content to build trust and credibility. He de-mystifies this essential quality for leadership with humor and clarity.

 

The essence of effective leadership lies in getting people to act on your vision. And people won’t act on your words unless they find your communications compelling. But there are many kinds of compelling communications, and Nick works with the audience to find and develop that uniquely personal style that ensures that when you’re communicating, you’re doing it with integrity and purpose.

Communications for Managers

Managers and their direct reports today live in a world of information overload and constant change. And yet it is more important than ever that managers communicate clearly and effectively in real time the changing goals and needs of their companies. Flabby, ineffective communications are more than a time-waster – they can mean lost sales, confused employees, and reduced profits.

 

Whether you’re speaking with an external audience, or briefing one of your direct reports in the hallway on the way to an important meeting, getting the message right and clear is essential to the survival of your company.

 

Nick works with managers to analyze the essence of management communication – how it works, how to ensure that leadership and teams are aligned, and how to see that good communications spread throughout a company. Using humour, video illustrations, and audience interaction, Nick makes the mysteries of clear communications simple and fun.

Story Telling and Authenticity

How do you craft your message for maximum persuasive power? Audiences today must sift through thousands of demands upon their attention to decide what grabs them. How can you be amongst the chosen few?

 

Consumers have an extraordinary ability to separate the hyped from the authentic. How can you stand out, be persuasive, and tell a story that’s fundamentally true? The demands upon individuals and organizations for sophisticated, compelling, and authentic public communications are unrelenting.

 

Nick draws upon ancient secrets of story telling and modern communications research to reveal how to change the world with your public words.

The Two Conversations

Do you want to be a powerful communicator, someone whose words make people pay attention every time? Every communication is two conversations, the one you’re having on the surface – the content – and the non-verbal one you’re having whether you are aware of it or not. If those two conversations are aligned, and your message is strong, you can be a powerful communicator. But most people betray themselves with their second conversations – their ‘body language.’

 

How do you master that second conversation? Most studies of ‘body language’ have focused on particular gestures and their meanings. But in fact gestures can have many meanings, and memorizing lists of gestures is a poor way to learn to communicate.

 

The Two Conversations demonstrates how to analyze every important communication to decide upon its key meaning, how to ‘read’ the second, or non-verbal messages coming from the people you’re trying to reach, and how to ensure that your non-verbal signals are reinforcing your own content and the desired outcome.

 

Nick has studied and coached people in non-verbal communications for 19 years and draws upon his experience to describe 5 polarities by which to understand the non-verbal conversation and how to turn it to your advantage whether in one-on-one chats, important meetings and negotiations, or public speeches.

Communications Workshop Agenda

Duration: Two Days
Target Audiences: Business Professionals

 

The only reason to give a speech is to change the world. Yet most people squander that opportunity, through nervousness, endless slide decks, or simply failing to realize what a precious commodity an audience is. Our virtual world offers us endlessly streaming information, 24 hour new cycles and relationships with people around the globe, yet what we crave are real connections with people who are trustworthy and authentic. Whether one-on-one or in front of a full auditorium, we can learn how to be open to audiences, connect with people around us, share our passions and listen and respond appropriately.
We’re constantly making unconscious assessments about whom we should hire, whom we should buy from, who should lead us and whom we can trust. We’re hard-wired to make those assessments quickly and with devastating accuracy. Most of the time. How we are perceived by others is fundamental to our survival, not just in times of crisis, but how we show up every day as a leaders, experts and influencers.

 

How can we put together the craving for authenticity with our need to take constant readings on the people around us – and with our need to show up as effective communicators? The ancient Greeks taught us how to craft a persuasive speech that respects the needs of our audience. This time-tested wisdom, combined with modern brain research, now gives us a powerful understanding of how people communicate, interact and make decisions.

 

This presentation consists of:

· Three-minute Taped Presentations
· Content Theory
· Crafting the Elevator Speech
· Re-working Presentation Content
· Presentation Peer Review
· Non-verbal Theory
· Non-verbal Exercises

 

Each participant will receive a DVD of his/her performance for further review, a confidential assessment of his/her communication strengths and weaknesses, and an individual plan for continuing communications skills development.

 

This research gives us a revolutionary new insight into how to become more conscious of our non-verbal communications. And it enables us to take control of how we are perceived by those around us. Whether one-on-one or in front of a full auditorium, we can learn how to be open to audiences, connect with people around us, share our passions and listen and respond appropriately. Only then can we be powerful, authentic leaders and truly move people to action – to change the world.

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Conference Speakers

The Impact of a Speech Can Last Forever

Speakers' Spotlight represents a talented roster of some of the world's most extraordinary conference speakers. Our conference speakers' experience is as broad as it is deep, and they are all leaders in their fields, which include business, politics, sports, the media, academia, science, technology, culture and entertainment. Our conference speakers are thought-provoking and action-oriented and leave their audiences, whether speaking to a group of 10, 100, 1000 or more, enlightened and inspired.

Speakers' Spotlight's conference speakers frequently go the extra mile to be in touch with meeting planners - or even CEOs and presidents of companies and organizations themselves - in advance of their talks in order to tailor the message and hit on key points specific to the client's needs. Our conference speakers arrive on time, and will have conferred with you in advance to ensure they have everything they need in order to deliver an impactful speech. Our conference speakers frequently use well designed visuals, such as photos, slide shows, or video clips to bring other elements of interest into their talks, and our conference speakers frequently build-in time during their talks to allow for an audience Q&A, ensuring your staff has a chance to ask questions of the particular conference speaker they have just heard.

Some of our conference speakers in high demand include David Chilton, Bruce Croxon, General Rick Hillier, Clara Hughes, Ron James, Amanda Lang, Stephen Lewis, Patricia Lovett-Reid, Mark Kielburger, Kevin O'Leary, Jeff Rubin, and Margaret Trudeau.

Speakers' Spotlight is committed to serving the diverse needs of the corporations, organizations, companies, non-profit and government groups that contact us when seeking conference speakers, and we work hard to find the conference speakers that will best meet and exceed your needs. Whatever you require are when it comes to conference speakers, Speakers' Spotlight will work had to ensure that you get the conference speakers that are right for you.

Keynote Speakers

Speakers' Spotlight: The Key Ingredient To Finding Your Perfect Speakers

Speakers' Spotlight represents a vast roster of some of the world's most extraordinary keynote speakers in fields such as business, politics, sports, the media, academia, science, technology, culture and entertainment. Our keynote speakers run the gauntlet from spoken word poet Sarah Kay, to business guru Simon Sinek; from young athlete Olympic athlete Adam van Koeverden to the wrongly incarcerated former boxer Ruben Carter; from Margaret Trudeau to her son Justin Trudeau. Whatever your needs are for your keynote speakers, Speakers' Spotlight the keynote speakers that will fill them.

Our keynote speakers can adjust their talks to suit your needs, whether you're looking for an address by keynote speakers of 15, 30, or 45 minutes or more, our keynote speakers will confer with you before your engagement to ensure that their talks meet your needs. Our keynote speakers frequently adjust their speeches to include important talking points your organization or company needs emphasized, and will also often adjust content so it is individually tailored to your audience. For instance, if your audience is primarily those in the auto industry, our keynote speakers will draw on anecdotes from that industry in order to ensure their speech is relatable. Our keynote speakers are usually available in the days and weeks prior to your event to discuss your needs and go over any details (such as audio visual requirements) that arise.

Speakers' Spotlight is committed to meeting the different needs of the corporations, organizations, companies, non-profit and government groups that contact us when seeking keynote speakers, and we work hard to find the keynote speakers that will provide the best match for your event. Whatever you require are when it comes to keynote speakers, Speakers' Spotlight will work had to ensure that you get the keynote speakers that are right for you.

Motivational Speakers

Motivating the world

Speakers' Spotlight represents a wide variety of motivational speakers who present energetic talks that will inspire leaders and employees to take action, be it in their personal lives, their workplace, or both. Speakers' Spotlight's motivational speakers address everything from encouraging audiences to adapt healthy lifestyles to unifying groups to achieve professional goals. Our motivational speakers work with an astonishing range of companies in sectors such as science, technology, finance, advertising, and manufacturing, as well as professional organizations, cultural institutions, and non-profit entities and government, throughout North American and around the world.

Motivational speakers that work with Speakers' Spotlight frequently go the extra mile to be in touch with meeting planners - or even CEOs and presidents of companies and organizations themselves - in advance of their talks in order to tailor the message and hit on key points specific to the client's needs. Our motivational speakers arrive on time, work with the client in advance to ensure the proper set up of their audio/visual needs so that everything will go smoothly when they hit the stage, and often include Q&A sessions in their talks so that your staff can ask any questions of our motivational speakers that they may wish.

Using Speakers' Spotlight to book your motivational speakers obviously offers many advantages. You reap the benefits of our experience and expertise, as we can help you select the best motivational speakers for your motivational speakers' engagement.

Our motivational speakers include prominent motivational speakers - and many of them household names -- such as Roberta Bondar, Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Terry Evanshen, Scott Harrison, John Izzo, Simon Jackson, Craig Kielburger, Dr. Samantha Nutt, Simon Sinek, Severn Cullis-Suzuki and Brett Wilson.

Whatever your needs are when it comes to motivational speakers, Speakers' Spotlight has the motivational speakers that will both meet -- and exceed -- your expectations.

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