It's the age old debate of nature versus nurture! Was Jon
Snow born to lead or was it his environment that made him?
This week on Leadership Happy Hour we continue our Game of Thrones
discussion with Thom Singer, CSP. Thom is a leadership
thought leader, speaker, author and (all around) COOL GUY! He
shares his insights on stepping into the leader you were meant to
be, knowing your team and how you can't commoditize human
relationships. You're going to want to listen to this one
more than once! Enjoy!
More on Thom...
Thom Singer's first job was a busboy at "The Big Yellow
House Restaurant" in Southern California. It was in this role
that he discovered the importance of customizing his work for
whomever he had the honor to serve. From the vast number of
customers who dined in the restaurant, to the three or four
wait-staff whom he helped each night, Thom realized that you have
to make personal connections and find ways to relate differently to
each audience if you want to find more success.
Having worked as a keynote speaker and professional master of
ceremonies for almost ten years, he has become an advocate for
creating strong experiences for conference attendees. He has come
to see the role of a speaker as more than a commodity that fills a
space in the agenda. He knows that the speakers can set the
tone for the whole event, and he takes his job very
In today's distracted work environment there is a disconnect
between social media "likes", "links", "shares" and "follows" and
real meaningful business connections. Thom's work centers around
helping people get back to the basics of relationships that lead to
better opportunities and more sales. He focuses on the
importance of helping everyone get closer to their own potential,
and that of their organization.
He has authored twelve books on the power of business
relationships, sales, networking, presentation skills and
entrepreneurship, and regularly speaks to corporate, law firm and
convention audiences. He sets the tone for better engagement at
industry events as the opening keynote speaker or the Master of
Ceremonies. His Conference Catalyst
Program has become a “meeting planners” favorite in how it
transforms the conference attendee experience.
As the host of the popular “Cool Things Entrepreneurs
Do” podcast, Thom interviews business leaders, entrepreneurs,
solopreneurs, and others who possess an extra dose of the
entrepreneurial spirit. The information complied from these
compelling interviews is shared with his clients, as he challenges
people to be more engaged and enthusiastic in all their
Thom earned the prestigious Certified Speaking
Professional (CSP) designation in 2014. The Certified Speaking
Professional designation, established in 1980, is the speaking
industry’s international measure of professional platform skill.
The CSP designation is conferred by the National Speakers
Association (NSA) only on those speakers who have earned it by
meeting strict qualifying criteria. The letters CSP following a
speaker’s name identify that speaker as a speaking professional
with a proven track record for understanding and delivering value
from the platform.
After being a couch potato for most of his life, Thom is now an
avid runner and completed his first half-marathon in 2017.
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