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Erik Qualman

Erik Qualman

Called a Digital Dale Carnegie and the Tony Robbins of Tech

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Fee Range: 20000-39999
  • 5 X Best-selling Author, Professor, Speaker and Entrepreneur
  • Called a Digital Dale Carnegie and the Tony Robbins of Tech
  • Creator and producer of the world’s most watched social media video series
  • Voted 2nd “Most Likeable Author in the World” behind Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling
  • Academic All-Big Ten in basketball at Michigan State University, proud husband and father

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Five-time Bestselling Author and Keynote Speaker, Erik Qualman, has spoken in over 55 countries and has reached over 50 million people. He is the #1 bestselling author of five books on digital leadership and was voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling.

His Socialnomics work has been on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the NBCUniversal to NASA. Over 500 universities use his materials. Qualman’s animation studio wrote and produced the world’s most-watched social media video “Social Media Revolution.” Qualman was formerly a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT’s edX labs. NYU Stern signified Qualman is to digital leadership what Deming is to quality and Drucker is to management. Qualman received an honorary doctorate for his groundbreaking work What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube. Qualman is also the founder of Equalman Studios which has produced film and animation projects for the likes of Disney, Cartier, CompuCom, Chase, Hearts on Fire, IBM, and many other global brands.

Digital Leadership + AI: The Future of Innovation & Growth

We don’t have a choice on whether we team-up with AI, the choice is how well we do it. As a leading futurist, practitioner, professor, author, and speaker, Erik Qualman is at the forefront of the AI revolution and the impact it’s having across all sectors: business, education, healthcare, government, and beyond.

In entertaining fashion, Qualman will cover these 3 critical organizational outcomes:

  1. How AI is revolutionizing the way we live and work and how your organization can harness AI to drive innovation, enhance customer experiences, and streamline operations.
  2. Overcoming the challenges these new technologies present including: successfully navigating ethical implications, job adjustments, algorithmic bias, privacy, security, and more.
  3. Striking the right balance between AI and Eye-to-Eye (Jetsons + Flintstones).

This entertaining, educating, and empowering experience will provide you with the tools and knowledge needed today, and tomorrow, to harness the power of AI to drive growth and innovation.

Digital Leadership: The 5 Habits of Digital Leaders

Leaders this digital decade are made—not born. The key is understanding the balance of offline and online. Using profound and practical research, Qualman showcases the 5 Habits that drive success & happiness for employees, partners and customers in a WiFi World. Qualman reveals new techniques including Posting-It-Forward, Being FLAWsome, and other insights to positively impact and transform your audience & organization.

Focus: How to Focus in an Unfocused World

What’s the difference between winners and losers in a digitally distracted society? Focus. Winners focus on what matters most. While simple, it’s not easy. The #1 killer of promising careers, teams, and businesses is a lack of focus. We either try to do too much, or we put our time, treasures, and trust into the wrong buckets. Qualman shares specific focus techniques used by the world’s most successful people and organizations.

Innovation by Design Thinking: Becoming the Disruptor vs. the Disrupted

To ensure you are the disruptor versus the disrupted, you must understand societal shifts and instill a culture of creativity around them. This session looks at key future trends and their impact on your organization. Qualman provides the roadmap for your organization’s digital transformation by means of design thinking. Leap over the pitfalls of incremental change and land on a foundation of progressive and practical innovation principles. Future forward!

Socialnomics: Winning Customers’ Hearts and Minds at Scale

Based on his #1 Bestseller, Qualman dives into the powerful concept of Socialnomics. Word-­of­‐Mouth is on digital steroids and has transformed into World-of-Mouth. Organizations must learn the new rules of social, mobile, and beyond or they will miss this once-in-a-generation opportunity to earn customers’ loyalty and drive long-term success. Socialnomics is the key to winning customers’ hearts, minds, and wallets.

Digital Transformation: Design Your Future

We don’t have a choice on whether we digitally transform, the choice is how well we do it. Leaders this digital decade are made—not born. The key is not only understanding social media, IoT, mobile, AI, Blockchain, but, more importantly, understanding how they work together. This session will give you tips and tricks on how to implement current and future digital trends to maximize your organization’s impact on the world.

Virtual presentations available
Hyatt Regency
With over 100 corporate Global Customers in attendance at our annual Corporate Travel Exchange at the Hyatt Regency in Lost Pines, Austin, Texas, Erik provided a farewell presentation on Friday morning that was both “in the moment” and memorable! In an hour, Erik took us through the fast and immediate world of digital communication while delivering an inspirational message on how to get noticed professionally, improve personal brand image and how to be “FLAWSOME!” through the new rules of reputation. Key take-aways included the doctoral study about checking e-mails while working on another task actually decreases your intelligence by 10 points – equivalent to not sleeping for 36 hours or smoking marijuana. This e-mail story in addition to the story that he tells about going on vacation for one week and deleting 1,400 un-read e-mails with only having eight people re-send the message after reading his “out of office” reply communicating that he was on vacation and to please re-send the e-mail upon his return confirmed the message: if you want less e-mails, send less e-mails. Over 60 global Hyatt hotel sales managers are represented at this annual conference and the story about Erik going into the NCAA office in his running clothes and following up with them through the intern interviewee that saw him in the lobby is motivational for his “Fail Fast, Fail Forward and Fail Better” philosophy in addition to being creative, persistent and confident to open more doors, make more sales and close the business! Thank you for your time and personally interacting after your presentation with each of our customers. Your time spent with us was inspirational and valuable. Video did kill the radio star!
You've made such a difference for us — it's hard to articulate the different types of positive impact your virtual messages have had.
His depth of insight and breadth of examples have prompted us to shift our thinking on leadership by design.
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