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Terry Paulson

Leverage Optimism To Make Change Work!

Choose A High Content, Motivational Speaker Who Will Make You Look Great
and Inspire Your People to Leverage Optimism to Make Change Work!

For your next conference or convention, bring in a proven, dynamic keynote speaker who will inspire your people to leverage optimism in a way that transforms their attitudes and actions into strategic results! Terry's motivating message is exactly what people need to get past the uncertainty and indecision of these challenging times to make change work. You get a fired up audience, and you'll look like a hero. More importantly, you'll see people implement what they have learned long after the conference is over.

Terry Paulson is a PhD psychologist and a leading authority on change management and in turning positive psychology research into practical insights that produce real-world results. He’s a national columnist and author of the new book, The Optimism Advantage: 50 Simple Truths to Transform Your Attitudes and Actions into Results. He’s brought us practical, easy-reading insights in books such as They Shoot Managers Don't They, Leadership Truths One Story at a Time, Making Humor Work, and 50 Tips for Speaking Like a Pro.  In addition, Dr. Paulson and Dr. Tony Alessandra joined together to produce Nightingale-Conant's powerful, humor-filled, and inspiring new audio program, The Optimism Advantage: 10 Qualities of Confident and Resilient People.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Paulson has been helping audiences transform their self-limiting beliefs into self-fulfilling breakthroughs to achieve their personal and professional goals. Terry will motivate your audience through his unique and memorable personal stories and engaging humor, teaching them leadership and life lessons that they can use for years to come. He will help your people transform challenges into choices, obstacles into opportunities, and setbacks into stepping stones to success.

Terry's programs on optimism and change leadership have touched thousands, around the globe through his live keynote programs and online ezine. “In addition, Dr. Paulson and Dr. Tony Alessandra joined together to produce Nightingale-Conant's powerful, humor-filled, and inspiring new audio program, The Optimism Advantage: 10 Qualities of Confident and Resilient People.”  Terry's presentations are more than motivational. His dynamic and compelling programs provide both the attitude adjustment and the practical strategies for organizations, leaders and teams to make strategic change work!

Terry delivers more "meat" per minute in a fun way than any other speaker you could hire. He moves with remarkable ease from one very different field to another, working with clients in different businesses, industries and professions. His clients include everyone from sole entrepreneurs to huge corporations.

Some of Terry's Programs Available:

Change! Love It and Lead It!

The change journey never stops! This powerful program provides today's leaders with practical tactics that make change work. You'll learn how to generate and sustain commitment to a compelling vision and core values, sell the need for change, develop an organization that is excited to keep learning, encourage early problem solving, unite and motivate diverse teams, and focus resources to support your strategic business goals.

The Optimism Advantage

In good and bad times, leaders and professionals alike need to keep hope alive and shape setbacks, detours, economic downturns, and challenging global competition into strategic opportunities. This timely program will help you invent a future you can be proud of. Learn how to trade feelings of helplessness and frustration for flexible optimism, resourcefulness, and persistence as you make change work for yourself, your organization, and those you serve.

Claiming Your Communication Edge: The Art of Listening, The Power of Speaking

There is no more valuable skill for leaders to develop than effective communication. Two of the most important competencies that can give you a communication edge are effective listening and public speaking. Learn how to listen so that others are comfortable talking; learn to speak so that people listen. In the age of influence, the communication edge gives you and your team the advantage they need to produce strategic success. Whether together or as separate programs, these presentations makes a difference where it counts.

Motivation Is Your Job!

There's only one person who can motivate you...You! While many programs claim to be "motivational", this proven energizer is guaranteed to help you master specific motivation strategies that work on and off the job. You'll master self-talk helps, understand self-feedback tools, and embrace self-change habits that will have a lasting impact well after the program is over. You don’t just want good evaluations; you want changed behavior months after the program is over.

Reclaiming the American Dream

Belief in the American Dream is at the heart of our pioneering and practical culture. In spite of these challenging times, America is still the land of opportunity. This presentation celebrates how individuals, empowered by freedom and opportunity, can still make their dreams a reality, limited only by his or her determination and natural abilities. Explore what must be done to sustain your optimism and sense of unlimited possibility that has been one of the hallmarks of America. It’s up to every generation to protect and teach the dream. Learn what you and your team can do to reclaim your American Dream!

The Assertiveness Advantage: Dealing with Difficult Issues and Difficult People

In this age of cost-containment, competition and constant change, conflict is increased. Learn how to capitalize on disagreements and team diversity to produce winning results. By finding the assertive middle ground between doormat and steamroller, you can increase your influence batting average in dealing with the tough issues and your tough people! Explore how your actions can produce on-the-job enemies and how to use bridge-building strategies that trade polarization for trust and results.

These Clients Loved Terry. You Will Too!

3M * Boeing * Federal Reserve Bank * FINRA * HBO * Honda * IBM * Johnson & Johnson * KPMG * Merck * NASA * Nintendo * SBC * Sony * Starbucks * Verizon * Wal-Mart * Hundreds of Organizations, Hospitals, Government Agencies, and Associations

His programs have been enthusiastically praised by thousands of executives, managers, salespeople and professionals worldwide.

Terry makes sure his programs fit your organization and your situation. His unique, inspirational stories could be told by no one else. Your people receive a program, that's fast-paced, fun, and relentlessly packed with usable information they put to work right away.

Tailored to help people break through to higher confidence, sustained action, and strategic results, his dynamic, customized, and compelling programs are dead on. He brings practical real-world insights, knowledge, and passion to everything he does. Here are just a few examples:

• Hosted ECI's business television series entitled, "Quality from the Human Side" and a frequent guest on radio and television programs as an expert on communication and leadership.

• Honored to be one of seven distinguished faculty members for the Institute for Management Studies, conducting top-rated programs for each of their 26 locations around the world.

•Selected as outside faculty for 3M's Advanced Leadership Development Program helping to prepare the next generation of 3M executives.

• Frequent writer of articles and columns in airline magazines, USA TODAY, The Wall Street Journal, the Ventura County Star and countless trade magazines and online sites.

The list goes on and on and on! That's just the "tip" of the story behind this authority on optimism and change.

Terry Is an Honored Speaking Professional!

In 2004, Dr. Paulson received The National Speakers Association's Cavett Award. It is the association's most cherished award presented annually to the member whose accomplishments over the years have reflected outstanding credit, respect, honor and admiration in the association and the speaking profession.

Dr. Paulson is a past president of both the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation. He has attained NSA's Certified Speaking Professional designation (CSP) and has been inducted as a lifetime member of the (CPAE) Speakers Hall of Fame, along with Ronald Reagan, Colin Powell and Norman Vincent Peale, an honor given to less than 200 speakers worldwide since its inception in 1977.

Terry Paulson is a proud member of Speakers Roundtable, an invitation-only association of 20 of America's foremost motivational speakers, professional speakers and keynote speakers. Each member is renowned for providing extraordinary relevance and value to each client.

Make Your Next Event a Smash Hit!

Terry's tasteful humor and down-to-earth style have earned him a deserved reputation as one of the nation's best keynote speakers. He brings knowledge, enthusiasm, and a refreshingly unique approach to every presentation. Give Terry the opening keynote and kick off your conference with a proven winner. Or have him as your closing keynoter and send your people out the door energized into focused action. Either way, your conference will be more successful, your people will thank you, and you'll look good for arranging it. Terry wants to make sure your date is available on the calendar, so get information now on how to book him for your event!


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Topics: Change, Leadership, Attitude, Motivation, Political, Inspirational

Industry specialties:
Corporate, Associations