DR. BOB NELSON
Best Selling Author
About Dr. Bob Nelson:
Speaking Platform: BEST SELLING Author, Presenter,
Number of Years Speaking: Over 10 Years
About Dr. Bob Nelson
Dr. Bob Nelson is considered one of the world’s leading experts on employee motivation, performance, engagement, recognition and rewards. He is president of Nelson Motivation Inc., a management training and consulting company located in San Diego, California that specializes in helping organizations improve their management practices, programs and systems.
He has worked with 4/5s of the Fortune 500 companies and has presented on six continents. He is a co-founder of Recognition Professionals International and previously worked closely with Dr. Ken Blanchard (The One Minute Manager) for 10 years as his vice president, chief of staff and ghost writer.
Dr. Nelson has sold 4 million books on management and motivation, which have been translated into 37 languages, including 1001 Ways to Reward Employees, now in a new edition entitled 1501 Ways to Reward Employees, The 1001 Rewards & Recognition Fieldbook, 1001 Ways to Take Initiative at Work, Keeping Up in a Down Economy: What the Best Companies Do to Get Results in Tough Times, and Ubuntu: An Inspiring Story of an African Principle of Teamwork and Collaboration.
He has appeared extensively in the national media including CBS 60 Minutes, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, PBS, National Public Radio and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Inc., and other media to discuss how to best motivate today’s employees.
He holds an MBA in organizational behavior from UC Berkeley and received his PhD in management with Dr. Peter F. Drucker “The Father of Modern Management” at the Drucker Graduate Management School of Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles. He teaches in the MBA program at the Rady School of Management at the University of California in San Diego.
SOS SUPPORT: QUESTIONS & THOUGHTS
6:36 How did you transition from a company trainer to a speaker?
8:58: How to sell over a million books.
10:30 What to get your product in the hand of potential customers?
11:12 What came first , speaking or books?
12:44 How do you overcome being an introvert to become a best selling author?
15:10 How to overcome your nerves?
20:20 Dr. Bob gives an example of how he makes something from nothing.
22:34 How do you keep it fresh as a speaker for your audience
23:35 You have to know you content well enough to connect with your audience
24:01 How to build creditability in an industry that is new.
25:22 Preparing for an event via analysis
29: 05 Something is going to go wrong you have to role with.
29:21 Who fault is it if things are not right for the audience
32:05 What has been you worst experience as a speaker?
36:25 How to frame a speech
37:10 How did you know you when you were making a difference in your speaking career
39:53 How do you maintain your focus on your speaking business?
42:30 Strategy for growing his speaking business in a deferent area to increase business.
44:33 Bob Nelson working the convention floor.
48:33 Dr. Bob Nelson Encouragement
* 16:33 Butterflies…make them fly in formation
*17: 35 I’m glad I’m here. I m glad your here. I know what I know and I care about you. I am going to give my best to give what I got here in our time together.
* 20:05 You want to get into speaking…one of thing I like about my profession my life. I make it happen everyday.
*33:47 People love it when you laugh at your self.
* 35:10 Make it look spontaneous.
*44:25 The best strategy for getting additional speaking business is speaking.
*49:10 Don’t be miserable! Do what you are passionate about.