Today Mike McAllen talks with Tim David about everything Tim David. You can catch Tim at IMEX America on October 13 in Las Vegas.
During his years as professional magician and mentalist, Tim David discovered lots of secrets. But while most magicians were focusing on the secrets behind their tricks, Tim focused on the secrets inside his audiences’ minds. What kinds of jokes made them laugh? Which actions made them applaud? Which audience volunteers were most likely to cooperate?
That’s why night after night, he didn’t just communicate at audiences, he connected with them. That ability to truly connect is what earned Tim the 2010 Rising Star Award for being the “Top Mentalist in North America”.
Now, he takes what he has learned on the stage and teaches professionals and executives the secrets of human connection as it applies to business.
For example, are your salespeople truly connecting with prospects? Or are they just communicating at them? Are your managers and leaders connecting with their direct reports? Are your customer service reps connecting with clients and customers? Are team members connecting with each other (even with the difficult ones)? Human connection is not a soft skill because without connection, business disappears.
In addition to delivering over 100 entertaining and informative presentations per year, Tim is the author of Magic Words: The Science and Secrets Behind Seven Words that Motivate, Engage, and Influence. Rather than teaching what to say or even how to say it, this book focuses on the often surprising effects that your words have on the people around you.
Tim lives by a simple mantra. “At the end of our lives we are going to think about our relationships; our human connections. If relationships are going to be important then, shouldn’t they be important now? After all, it’s possible to accumulate too much stuff in this world, but it is impossible to accumulate too much human connection.”
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