Nicholas Boothman has been called “one of the leading experts in face-to-face communication in the world” by The New York Times.
He has taught his revolutionary technique of “Risk and Rapport by Design” to thousands of corporations, colleges and universities around the world including the Queens, Harvard, and London Business schools.
His books, How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less and How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less have sold more than two million copies in more than thirty languages.
A former fashion and advertising photographer who dealt with hundreds of new faces a week for clients like AT&T, Revlon and Coca-Cola, he is now recognized as a world-renowned expert in turning first impressions into profitable relationships.
With his unique and engaging style, Nicholas shares his strategies on using body language and sensory acuity to make fast, warm, meaningful connections with anyone, anytime and anywhere.
Nicholas spent the first 25 years of his working life as a fashion photographer and as a father of five children. He met so many people with tremendous potential but without any people skills – they were like roses with rubber bands wrapped around them – and they’d never blossom until someone took off that rubber band. He made up his mind to be that person.
He took a risk and traded in his cameras for a laptop. Before long he was visiting schools showing kids how to ace interviews and get jobs. From there it grew fast and within 6 months he was invited to be the kick-off speaker at the AT&T Canada annual convention at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto. That event kick-started his new career as a speaker and author.
Today he speaks all over the world and his books have been translated into more than 30 languages. His hottest business speeches are How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less and Be Brave Take Risks and Make Great Things Happen. And why not? Connecting and stepping out of your comfort zone are the only ways individuals and businesses can grow and innovate.
More than 500 corporations, thousands of small businesses, and six of the world’s leading business schools have contacted him to rally and inspire their staff to take risks, connect, communicate and articulate their business ideas.
He lives on a farm outside Toronto Canada with his wife Wendy, the most exciting person he has ever met.
And he still goes into schools.