Speaking

Serve, don't sell.

Do well by doing good.

Bring out talent in others

These are the themes I live by and share in my presentations at leading companies and events

I share tips and tactics that work for ordinary humans, people like you and me. My suggestions mostly come from my personal experiences, and they work extremely well.

For example, I've built a following of over 575,000 LinkedIn members, simply because my first instinct is to help others.

My social media updates each reach many thousands of people, simply because their purpose is to serve, rather than sell.

I'm just as happy leading a panel of experts as delivering a keynote speech... but whichever one you hire me to do, I'll deliver a genuine and heartfelt performance.

This page features a few of my "Chairlift Chats" from the recent Thin Air conference in Park City, Utah. My role there was break out the best insights from other speakers. By the way, I wasn't joking when I told Michelle MacLaren (top video) I skied that morning with Olympians (bottom video). 

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.

Webinar audio... Here's the full broadcast of a recent webinar I delivered to MIT alumni. According to MIT, the webinar set a record for the number of registrants at 2,263.

I'm happy to start a discussion around any positive topic. But as a starting point, here are some of my "most popular" articles and presentations below.

MY TOP 10 ARTICLES

Intuition Is the Highest Form of Intelligence

When You Make a Mess, Have Fun Cleaning It Up

Never Tell People What You Do

How To Stay Calm, No Matter What

Do NOT Teach a Starving Man to Fish

A Dangerous Lack of Empathy Prevails

Never Say "Currently Seeking Employment"

To the "Manager" Who Just Fired My Friend

How to Be Positive

Surround Yourself with Big Challenges

 

MY TOP 10 SLIDESHARES

How to See the Light in Others

Nail the First 60 Seconds of Your Presentation

20 Rules for Selling Ideas to Your Boss

Profits Before People

Do Good, Better

20 Tips for a Great Career and Life

Simplify Your Future

This Is How You Get Attention

How to Fix Your LinkedIn Headline

The Secret of Finding Talent

 

JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES

Never Say "Currently Seeking Employment"

Rule #1: People Hire People They Like

How to Grab Attention for Your Job Application

Don't Expect Recruiters to Call You

Describe Yourself in Six Words or Less

 

MINDSET

The Science Behind the Most Successful Careers 

Women: If You're Competent, It's Time to Be Confident

Women Put Competence Before Confidence

More Ways to Be Ridiculously Likable

How to Be Ridiculously Likable

 

COMMUNICATING

How to Self Promote without Being a Jerk 

How to Self-Promote without Being a Jerk (Slideshare)

The Incredible Benefits of Introducing Others

Do You Want a Lot More Social Media Views?

To Grow Your Business, Serve Before You Sell

If You Don't Listen to Others, Don't Read This

The Best Way to Sell a Product, Service or Idea

Secrets of Great Presentations #1: Show, Don't Tell (Slideshare)

 

SELF MANAGEMENT

We Are All Temporary Workers 

Do You Have Situational Awareness?

A Dangerous Lack of Empathy Prevails

Three Powerful Ways to Stop Wasting Time

Do This When You Are Dangerously Stressed

Surround Yourself with Big Challenges

From Fool To Cool: Stay Calm, No Matter What

20 Little Tips For A Big Career And Life

HELPING OTHERS

The Best Talent Is Bringing Out Talent in Others

The Best Talent Is Bringing Out Talent in Others (Slideshare)

Three Words That Will Transform Your Career

When Corporate Systems Crush Powerless Employees

Each Day, Grow a Little Bit Wiser and Kinder 

The Incredible Power of Not Taking Credit

People Are What Matter Most in Business 

Your Kindness Will Lead You to Success

Five Simple Ways to Bring Out the Best in Others 

Be an Engaged, Thoughtful and Kindly Presence

A Simple Formula for Managing Talent (Your Own and Others)

The Secret of Success in Social Media

The Incredible Power of Not Taking Credit

Bringing Humanity Back into Business

Do Well By Doing Good (Slideshare)

 

LEADERSHIP

How to Get Ordinary People to Be Extraordinary 

To Lead Change, First YOU Have to Change

Leadership in One Word = Faith

With A Little Initiative, You Could Be A Leader

To the "Manager" Who Just Fired My Friend

The Human Side of Microsoft's Layoffs

Management Tip: Profits Before People

How to Foster Talent: Praise, Raise and Amaze 

Why It Is So Hard To Bring Out Talent In Others

Honesty without Compassion is Cruelty 

Never Pat a Female Entrepreneur on the Head

Why Business Is Like a "Gone Girl" Novel

How to Sell Anything to Anybody

Don't Ever Shoot a Dog!

DISCOVERING YOUR CALLING

How to Find Your Calling

Sell Your Talent, Not Your Time

What If Your Passion Doesn't Pay Enough?

How Great Human Beings Find Their Purpose

The Best Way to Get More Meaning in Your Life

Choose the Kind of Person You Want to Be

How to Get a Job That You Absolutely Love

Need a Weekend Job, to Feed Your Soul?

 

WORKING SMARTER

The Top 20 Lessons I've Learned in My Career

Simple Truths Your Boss Won't Tell You

The Most Powerful Habit You Can Imagine

How to Manage a Jerk Like Me

A Highly Effective Way to Avoid Wasting Your Time

What Everyone Wants, But Few Will Work to Build

How Much Do You Use Your Strengths at Work? 

Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Is Tenacity Wrecking Your Career?

 

LIFE

How to Inspire the Next Generation

How Do YOU Bring Out Talent in Others?

Are You Sacrificing Your Kids for Your Career? 


testimonials

PARTIAL CLIENT LIST:

  • 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

 

Facilitation 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.