Tim Sanders

Best-Selling Author & Former Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo!
Tim Sanders
  • Founded Deeper Media, providing consulting and training services to global brands
  • New York Times best-selling author of five books, with over 1 million copies in print
  • Top-rated keynote speaker who offers insights on leadership, development, sales strategy, and human performance

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Building powerful business relationships is a fundamental key to success for leaders, sales professionals, and contributors of all types. That’s why Tim Sanders has circled the globe as a keynote speaker at conferences, conventions and corporate meetings, sharing his perspectives, delivering solutions and strategies, and changing lives.

Tim is the CEO of Deeper Media, a research and consultancy firm that serves leading global brands, government agencies, and trade associations. Deeper Media helps individuals and organizations tackle marketing innovation, sales performance, talent management, leadership development, and organizational culture. He’s served on advisory boards for several start-ups, including the social reading website Goodreads, which was purchased by Amazon in 2014.

Tim is the author of five books, including the New York Times best-seller, Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends. His publications have over one million copies in print with best-seller status in India, South Korea, Italy, Brazil, and Denmark.

Throughout his career, he’s been on the cutting edge of innovation and change management. Fresh out of graduate school, he was deeply involved in the quality revolution, which disrupted manufacturing in the 1980’s. He joined the cellular phone industry the year it debuted in North America. He was an early stage member of Mark Cuban’s broadcast.com, which had the largest opening day gain in IPO history. He went to Yahoo! when they acquired Mark Cuban’s company for almost six billion dollars and rose to the Chief Solutions Officer position and later was named the company’s leadership coach.

Tim credits his passions of research, critical thinking, and public speaking to his high school days, where he was the captain of the debate team, and then later in college, a national champion. He points to his years of fronting a rock band as the epicenter of his innovative approach to marketing.

Today, his mission is to bring all of his life experiences and his unconventional, disruptive—yet inspired strategies and perspectives to thousands of people every year, helping them to boost their leadership effectiveness, human connection, and business performance.

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Tim Sanders: Make The Leap To Essential

Tim Sanders: Innovating Faster

Tim Sanders: Leading With Love Keynote

Tim Sanders on Emotional Talent: The Final Frontier

Tim Sanders: Great Leaders Drive Performance

How To Make The Leap From Good Option To Essential Partner

Innovating Faster - Why Collaboration Changes Everything. Leaders in every industry prioritize innovation but are frustrated with how long it takes to bring breakthroughs to market. According to bestselling author and consultant Tim Sanders, the best way to speed up the innovation process is to promote a culture of collaboration across your organization and externally with partners, customers and competimates.

Over his career, Tim has studied leaders that practice what he terms ‘disruptive collaboration,’ a problem-solving style that leverages surprising alliances along the fault-lines of a company or its market. He’ll reveal how the biggest leaps and turnarounds in history came from collisions of thought, not safe work in our silos of excellence. Tim’s eye-opening keynote will deliver actionable insights and tools that will accelerate the rate of innovation, drive agility and quickly produce breakthrough business outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why Companies That Practice Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration Outperform Rivals
  • How to Leverage the Power of Multiple Perspectives to Solve Problems 3X Faster
  • How to Bring Multiple Stakeholder Needs From “Me-to-We” in a Collaborative Project
  • Why Innovation Requires a Focus on Building a Collaborative Web of Relationships
  • How to Connect the Silos, One Collaboration Project at a Time

Leading With Love. What are some of the top challenges facing today’s leaders? Employee engagement and customer retention. Here’s what we know: Competition for our best people and most profitable customers is coming from every direction, disrupting our businesses. What can we do to cement strong relationships and stand out from the crowd? Lead with love.

In his New York Times best-selling book, Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence People, Tim Sanders explains that “love is the most powerful force in the business world, and we show it by sharing our knowledge, networks, and compassion to promote success in other people.” His research finds that when we lead with love, we grow our business, foster innovation, and build a highly resilient enterprise.

He has circled the globe, giving thousands of professionals the insights they need to lead a culture that values generosity, mentorship, and empathy. 

In this inspiring and eye-opening keynote, he’ll combine compelling research, case studies, and actionable takeaways that will move your audience to action.

Key Takeaways Include:

  • Three ways to become a student of the game, and then later, a trusted advisor to others who are grappling with change
  • How to supercharge your networking skills by asking different questions… starting at this conference
  • How to put compassion at the center of key business decisions, from talent management to customer experience

Making The Leap To Essential. Are you a ‘good option’ or ‘essential partner’ to your clients? According to best-selling author and consultant, Tim Sanders, it’s a question that could make or break your book of business next year. Your competition is swinging for the fences, while disruptive innovations chip away at your client base. To succeed in this new landscape, you need to deliver ‘ridiculous’ levels of added value—becoming essential to work with.

Tim's company Deeper Media, has studied client loyalty, decoding what it takes to make the leap from optional to essential: Be a sounding board, a fountain of knowledge and connector of dots. In this game-changing keynote, he will deliver actionable advice and tools that will help sales and professional service providers improve their skill set, drive business continuity, and grow their business.

Key Takeaways Include:

  • Four questions and two statement that will supercharge your perceived listening skills
  • How to read faces for emotions, and then how to respond with empathy
  • Why clients are loyal to those who make connections on their behalf
  • How to identify your client͛s higher order needs and then solve them with your products, other resources at your company and your partner-network
  • How to become a trusted mentor to your clients by challenging and empowering them

Emotional Talent: The Final Frontier Of Leadership Development. In a business world where disruption is a constant and competition is fierce, emotional intelligence (EQ) is just as important to a leader’s success as on-the-job experience and education (IQ). As leaders invest time sharpening their EQ to become more resilient and relationship oriented, they develop what best-selling author, Tim Sanders, calls Emotional Talent.

In his best-selling book, The Likeability Factor, Tim reveals how emotional talent expands our influence, bringing out the best in others. Best of all, it’s an area where leaders can make great strides with a committed effort. “It’s all about dialing into the emotional side of any situation, then proceeding with generosity.”

He’s traveled the world delivering conference keynotes and training programs to leading companies, universities, and government agencies, giving leaders actionable insights that improve their performance immediately. What sets Tim apart from other EQ experts is his high level of pre-event research and keynote customization to align his keynote to the organization’s greatest challenges.

In this eye-opening keynote, he’ll combine research, stories, and takeaways to inspire your audience to action.

Key Takeaways Include:

  • A blueprint to emotional talent development: Self-awareness, self-leadership, social awareness, and relationship management
  • Why the mood state can have a 1000% impact on a company’s level of quality and innovation. Case studies range from Motorola to Google.
  • How to leverage employee experience design to develop a strong emotional value proposition that attracts and retains talent
  • How to decode people’s emotions with 90% accuracy. Sanders will reveal the 7 Faces of Emotion, which can make you the smartest leader in the room.
  • How to master the Art of Deep Listening by borrowing techniques from the best interviewers in the world

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