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Brian Miller: The Connection Specialist

Brian Miller is a magician turned author, speaker, and consultant on human connection, whose TEDx talk “How to Magically Connect with Anyone” has been viewed 3.5 million times. He is the author of personal success book Three New People, and his podcast Beyond Networking cracked the Top 200 under ‘Careers’ on Apple.

How to Magically Connect with Anyone
Keynote
30-75 min

Everyone wants to feel heard, understood and valued. Sure, we live in a divisive age- but the real problem is that we treat interactions as transactions. Yet when we feel truly seen by others we become deeply connected with ourselves, our organization, and our mission. In this session, we will learn what true human connection is, and how to make better and more meaningful connections in our personal and professional lives.

Connecting with Purpose: How to Use Your E.A.R.S.
Workshop
60-90 min

The desire for human connection is universal, and more crucial now than ever. When a loneliness epidemic collided with a global pandemic, it transformed how we think about each other. In this session, you will gain the practical tools, daily practices, and interpersonal skills required to deepen relationships and ensure you thrive in the hybrid world and beyond.

The Magic of Networking: Secrets to a Sustainable Career
Workshop
60-90 min

Everyone hates networking. And yet, meeting new people is critical to our personal and professional success. In this session you’ll learn practical ways to start a conversation in any situation, how to ask meaningful follow-up questions to quickly move beyond small talk, and four ways to remember someone’s name. Plus, a guaranteed one-liner for professional networking events guaranteed to make people lean in, engage, and connect further.

Think Like a Magician: How to Instantly Earn Trust
Team Building Exercise
60-90 min

Magicians do the impossible: We turn antagonistic relationships into meaningful connections, often in the span of mere minutes. In this session, you’ll learn the real secrets. Small groups will each be given the instructions and props required to perform a powerful piece of magic. Work together with your teammates to learn the trick and develop a script that invites the audience into a story, lowering their walls, and creating
room for wonder and connection. You’ll not only walk away with a practical understanding of the “perspective-taking” technique from Day 1, but a magic trick you perform for friends and colleagues!

Just Say the ThingTM: How to Be Instantly Understood, Every Time
Keynote
45-75 min

It’s hard to get our ideas to spread. The real problem is that we focus too much on how amazing our idea is, rather than how clear, understandable, and relevant it is. But in truth, the more you know about something, the harder it is to explain it to an outsider. In this session, you’re going to learn how TED speakers capture attention, earn trust, and build meaningful relationships, and how you can apply the same techniques to elevate your communication.

The Customer is the Hero*
Keynote
60-75 min

We hate selling, and we hate being sold to. And yet for better or worse, everyone is in sales now. If you’re not selling a product or service, you’re selling an idea. But a great salesperson is not someone who is only interested in selling a product but rather someone who is interested in making people’s lives better. Inviting people into a story is the best way to sell them on your ideas and creating meaningful change at work, at home, and in your community.

Hero on a Mission*
Workshop
Half-day

Most people think life is something that just happens to you, that you are just at the mercy of your experiences and circumstances. But what if you started thinking about life as something you actually get to create? Whether you want to admit it or not, you are mostly in control of your experience. After you complete this workshop, you will have the tools you need to create the life you want and live a life of meaning. Why? Because you will be a Hero on a Mission.

Do you ever feel like you’re aimlessly wandering through your life with no clear direction or meaning?

  • You’re not sure what to focus on each day
  • You don’t feel like you’re making progress on your most important projects
  • You set goals but don’t actually achieve them
  • You don’t have a clear vision of your life for the next 10 years
  • You aren’t sure how you can be most productive
  • You wake up in a fog and feel like your life is meaningless

Whether you want to experience a deeper sense of meaning or just learn how to be more personally productive, this session could change everything.

*The Customer is the Hero and Hero on a Mission are products of Business Made Simple, Donald Miller’s company. Brian is a Business Made Simple Certified Coach, and one of the very few people in the world officially certified to deliver these world-class programs.

 


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“[Brian Miller] was incredible. Our student employees thought he was the best speaker they had for training….ever. More than happy. What a great way to start our year. Loved him!!!!”

— Dave Zamansky, University of New Hampshire