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“INTUITIVE, SMART, HUMOROUS, ENGAGING AND VISUALLY ENTERTAINING – DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER PRESENTATION I’VE SEEN. MOST BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS YOU HAVE TO GO TO – THIS ONE YOU’LL WANT TO GO TO!”
Karen Steele, Bell Media

Eric’s keynote presentations are designed to strike a careful balance between relevant content and entertainment. Each presentation is fast-paced, highly interactive, and filled with mind-blowing demonstrations to emphasize key points. Your audience has never experienced anything quite like it!

“GREAT PRESENTATION WITH A BREATH-TAKING ENDING. PEOPLE WERE BUZZING AFTER THE SHOW!”
Dave Charles, Byrnes Media
KEYNOTE I: DECISION-MAKING
HEADS OR TAILS

How many decisions have you made since waking up this morning?

We make thousands of decisions every day, many of which impact our lives in significant ways. Yet, surprisingly few of these decisions are made with our awareness.

This interactive, motivational, and mind-blowing presentation explores the mechanisms and pitfalls of the decision-making process. Participants with leave with the self-awareness and skills to make quicker, smarter and ultimately more successful decisions.

Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to:

  • Convert ineffective habitual actions into powerful mindful decisions.
  • Learn when our intuition can be trusted and when it can lead us astray.
  • Develop our senses to access information that others cannot consciously detect.
  • Stimulate collaborative brainstorming by energizing the problem-solving power of your team.
  • Recognize and remove obstacles that block success.
”Eric’s presentation was the perfect way to end the day. He captivated the entire room with a highly interactive, and incredibly clever show. The session focused on the power of persuasion, and understanding what motivates people. An ideal topic for a group of managers who are employed for their ability to engage and motivate. Eric knocked it out of the park. I would hire him again without hesitation. He has a rare gift to motivate and entertain his audience.”
Rob Farina, Head of Content, Strategy & iHeartRadio
KEYNOTE II: INFLUENCE TECHNIQUES
PILLARS OF PERSUASION

In a world of short-attention spans, attracting and keeping the focus of your clients and/or team members has become one of the great challenges of our time.  In this keynote you will learn influence techniques employed by one of the world’s top Mentalists, to help differentiate yourself, motivate and engage others, and acquire positive feedback – the currency of social media.

Whether you are in management, marketing, or on the frontlines of customer service, this interactive, fast-paced, and fun session will arm you with the positive influence techniques to get closer to your clients and crew.

This presentation offers tools and techniques to cut through the noise. A captivating blend of real-world examples, interactive demonstrations and some dazzling, how’d-he-do-that? entertainment, The Pillars of Persuasion will both delight and inform your audience, providing participants with practical, actionable skills

Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to:

  • Shape powerful communication strategies (email, texting, etc.) in a short attention-span world.
  • Develop an elevator pitch that will make you unforgettable.
  • Remember people’s names and faces – forever.
  • Improve your ability to understand and better motivate each member of your team.
  • Reach challenging prospects and potential customers using proven psychological techniques.
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“SOMETIMES ATTENDANCE SLIPS A BIT FOR THE LAST PRESENTATION, BUT THIS TIME THE GROUP HUNG IN – AND WERE IMPRESSED ENOUGH WITH ERIC TO GIVE HIM A STANDING OVATION – THE ONLY SPEAKER AT THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE TO RECEIVE SUCH AN HONOUR.”
Brad Phillips, President BCAB
KEYNOTE III: COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR A NEW ERA
MANAGE LIKE A MIND READER

IM, SMS, email, direct-email, voice-calling, voice-mail, social media, blogging, live video chat…with so many different ways to communicate, how can we ensure that our messages cut through?

Despite our significant technological advancements, many of the principles of communication have not changed since we first drew on cave walls to express ourselves. At the same time the volume of communication we send and receive has become unmanageable.

In this interactive session, we’ll use proven broadcasting techniques and secrets from the arcane world of Mentalism to become more effective and efficient communicators.

If you are a team leader, marketer, or simply want to become a better communicator, this presentation will improve your ability to connect with people.

Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to:

  • Craft electronic messages (email, etc.) that are opened, read, and acted upon.
  • Read non-verbal communication (body language).
  • Engage the lost art of storytelling to engage and inspire.
  • Harness the power of words to become more efficient and effective communicators.
  • Become better listeners: the (almost) forgotten half of communication!
“An amazing presentation! The feedback has been excellent and the staff that didn't attend, want to know more. You exceeded my expectations!”
Anita Bhandari, City of Maple Ridge
WORKSHOP
THE ART & SCIENCE OF READING PEOPLE

Human beings are complex creatures. What we say and what we mean are often two different things. But our bodies do not lie. Learning to read people can open a new world of information. In fact, it’s like learning an entirely new language – and one that’s universal!

This session will unlock some of the secrets of non-verbal communication. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to read people in both professional and social situations.

Participants will also learn how to improve their own body-language, whether in one-on-one meetings or when addressing larger groups of people.

Who is this session for?

  • Anyone who would like to gain a better understanding of how to read people - whether you are a manager, in client services, or simply want to establish better connections with the people in your life.
  • Anyone who would like to improve how they present themselves to others. Becoming aware of the non-verbal messages our own behaviour may be sending, can help develop self-confidence, build trust, and dramatically improve leadership skills.
SESSION TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • Every body is different!
    Learning to establish a baseline before interpreting meaning.
  • Micro-Expressions.
    A shortcut into the human mind.
  • Lie Detection.
    What those on the frontlines of law enforcement have learned.
  • Cultural differences.
    How a simple hand gesture might have unintended meaning.
  • The Job Interview.
    The Do’s and Don’ts of the one-on-one meeting.
  • Difficult Conversations.
    How to share bad news with empathy and clarity.
  • Listening VS Hearing.
    A sympathetic ear can be a key to leadership success.
  • Mirroring.
    Unleashing an unconscious behaviour into a powerful, conscious, skill.
  • Public Speaking.
    Tricks from the pros on how to own any room.
Workshop elements: Interactive demonstrations, group exercises, visual displays.
Duration: 1-3 Hours
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT ERIC'S PRESENTATIONS
“The feedback was fantastic! People were quizzing me about where I found him/how I chose him, so it was great for my career! I would definitely book him again and would recommend him to anyone looking for an intelligent, fun and engaging entertainer."
Briony Geldeard, Ridge Meadows Hospital Physicians Engagement Society
“He’s like Seth Godin and The Amazing Kreskin morphed into one guy!”
Tim Mcauly, Television Producer
“ERIC'S PERFORMANCE WAS THOUGHT PROVOKING AND EXTREMELY ENTERTAINING. I'VE RECEIVED FANTASTIC FEEDBACK FROM MY TEAM. IN FACT, MOST OF THEM ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT THE SHOW!!”
Randy McIlMoyle, Snap-On Tools
“HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL, WILDLY ENTERTAINING AND MINDBOGGLING! WE RECEIVED MANY POSITIVE COMMENTS IN THE DAYS THAT FOLLOWED.”
J.J. Johnston, CEO/President JJIMS
“Eric is a unique and compelling speaker. His presentation was filled with relevant material, delivered with extraordinary demonstrations. The result is entirely unexpected and riveting presentation that was the highlight of our convention."
Matias Posch, President, International Conference Services Lid.
“Unique, informative, thought-provoking and funny! I highly recommend it!”
Wanda Deklava, Director, Simon Fraser University
“Eric is a gifted performer with a button-down business mindset that makes him the ideal Speaker/Entertainer for corporate conferences and events. He not only re-energizes the driest conference, but opens up the audience to the endless opportunities possible by harnessing the power of the mind. A most welcome and valuable message in today’s rapidly changing business environment!”
Jeff Vidler, President, Audience Insights
“Eric’s presentation was immensely entertaining and eye-opening. He incorporates years of experience at the National management level into a message that’s appropriate for anyone seeking to become better at what they do.”
Greg Simpson, Conference Facilitator, CMW
“The best ever! You ignited our National conference with your mind-bending presentation. As one attendee said ‘What a what to start a 3-day business conference!”
Perry Esler, Vice President, Children’s Miracle Workshop
“Eric is one talented guy; smart, creative, practical and a natural entertainer!”
John Parikhal, Partner, Breakthrough Management
CONTACT ERIC
Feel free to drop us a line. Please allow up to 24 hours for a personal response from Eric. Thank you!

Speaker & Entertainer Eric Samuels delivers a powerful mix of relevant content, leading-edge psychology and the mind-magic of Mentalism that will entertain, inform, and keep you on the edge of your seat!

An award-winning corporate executive and public speaker, and one of the world’s leading practitioners of reading non-verbal communication, Eric offers a variety of program options to suit your needs.

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