Let me inject a bit more humanity into your next meeting...


Discussion Facilitator

My favorite role is acting as the facilitator at a meeting, event, or workshop.

I strive to foster a spirit of generosity and inclusion. Every person matters. Every voice should be heard. Good ideas should never be buried under the weight of louder, less insightful options.

Although I still do a bit of traditional speaking (see below), I vastly prefer to bring out talent in other people.

You'll find me to be a creative and highly positive collaborator. But don't take my word for it. Let's set up a call to discuss your needs, no obligation on your part. To get started, please use my Contact form.


  • Microsoft
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Wolters Kluwer 
  • IBM
  • GE
  • The Wharton School
  • NYU
  • Fairfield University
  • Yale University
  • Wesleyan University
  • Oracle
  • Gazelles
  • EO (formerly YEO)
  • Wholesale Florists & Florist Suppliers of America
  • Sun Microsystems
  • ASAE
  • American Society of Association Executives 
  • DCI
  • Customer Service Management 
  • Broadvision
  • Pivotal
  • Intraware
  • Carlson Wagonlit
  • Unilever
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Cadbury 
  • Bertelsmann

Speaking Topics:

  • Careers
  • Employee engagement
  • Communications skills
  • Corporate culture
  • Personal growth
  • Social media
  • Talent management
  • Work/life balance


"Thank you for providing an excellent keynote to kick off our conference in the main tent. Throughout the conference, each of us heard references to the challenges you put in front of our OD members."

 David Brown, President, Independent Doctors of Optometric Care (IDOC)

“'A delight... an inspiration... a breath of fresh air.' These are the kinds of comments we’ve been getting from attendees ever since Bruce spoke at Bend WebCAM in October.

Cam Davis, Co-Chair, Bend WebCAM Conference

"Thank you again for the terrific job you did keynoting the Platinum PR Awards. It was a pleasure working with you, and your ‘Help This Person’ message is certain to inspire the hundreds of PR professionals at our event.

Steve Goldstein, Editorial Director of Events - Access International/PR News

"You are inspiring (both personally and professionally). Haven’t stopped thinking about the words of wisdom, and the notable experiences that you shared during your two talks."

Susan Sano Berado, Online Content Strategist

"I just wanted to say thank you once again for sharing your expertise with your dynamic presentation on Saturday. I had to watch most of it from the hallway due to the popularity!"

Stephen A. Kirsche, Jr., Wesleyan University, University Relations

“Bruce - I think I was meant to attend your presentation at Wesleyan University. Your talk on How to Bring Out the Best Talent in Others was a win-win-win for me. It helped me realize how in line your clearly stated approach is with my core values, it helped me see that I needed help, and it spurred me to action on transitioning my career from an active law practice to helping other attorneys improve their practices (and lives). Thank you for being a catalyst, helping me to help myself and others.”

Barry Seidel, Esq.


Want to see a video of Bruce Kasanoff in action?

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How to Bring Out Talent in Others

This may be the most powerful program you will ever seen in your life. My hope is that you walk out thinking, "I BOT. I bring out talent in others."

To reach your full potential, you must learn to bring out the best in others. This doesn't mean helping someone every few months. It means putting "BOT" front and center in your mind, every day. It means understanding that BOT is both altruistic and self-serving. It enables to genuinely help others, while also becoming a person who gets stuff done by bringing out talent in others.

This talk is an expanded version of the article that "mattered most" in 2013 to LinkedIn’s 300 million members. It includes a series of tips for recognizing talent in others, moving past your own biases, and shifting your habits to be more supportive of your friends, family members, and peers.


  • Why the most valuable talent is being able to recognize hidden skills that others possess-- and how to leverage that talent.
  • How to look past what's "wrong" with others, and instead see what's special about them in very pragmatic and actionable terms.
  • Simple ways to cue yourself to show others you are truly interested in helping them.
  • How to cultivate an appreciation for people who think, act, and feel differently than you.


How to Self-Promote without Being a Jerk

This is a workshop for business professionals who want to use social media as a source of new business. It shows how to gain attention by helping others and by serving before you sell. I have a strong track record on social media and will provide specific examples and shares detailed results. This is an extremely action-oriented presentation.

A video of this presentation is available for review by event producers.


  • How to attract the right followers online, and engage them in a meaningful manner
  • How to use different social media channels in unique combinations, to magnify your voice get your voice heard
  • Why helping others virtually ensures social media success
  • How to self-promote without acting - or feeling - like a jerk
  • Proven tactics for being clear and compelling

How to Launch Your Career with LinkedIn and SlideShare 

NEW for college career centers... Most of the social media platforms that college students use are not the same ones that power successful careers. No matter your desired career, in the professional world there are vastly different ways of communicating. To engage with the right people, you may have to change your tactics and habits. Paradoxically, the best way to find a job is not to look for a job, but instead to look for ways to help others.

Presenter: Bruce Kasanoff is a ghostwriter, LinkedIn Influencer, and social media expert who has over 250,000 followers on LinkedIn. His SlideShare, How to See the Light in Others, has been viewed over 2.5 million times. Under his own name, he writes relentlessly positive articles about doing well by doing good. He is also a Forbes contributor and the author of three business strategy books, all of which revolve around the wisdom of injecting humanity into business.