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Jon Levy        

Behavioral Scientist, Consultant & Author Specializing in Influencers, Networking, and Adventure

Jon Levy is a behavioral scientist, consultant, writer and keynote speaker best known for his work in the fields of Influence, networking and adventure. His research is done in conjunction with C-Lab and focuses on decision making and influence.

Levy's consulting practice specializes in applying the latest scientific research on human behavior ranging from neuroscience and psychology to economics and biology, to transform the ways companies approach marketing, sales, consumer engagement, product design, and Influencer program development.

Additionally, Levy's research led to a model for engaging and connecting with the most influential people in our culture. In turn, he is the founder of The Influencers and The Influencers Dinner, a private community and dining experience. Four times a month across North America, twelve thought leaders and tastemakers from all industries prepare dinner together. Guests include celebrities, Olympians, executives of major companies, Nobel laureates, musicians, royalty, etc. After more than 160 dinners and over 1500 guests, Influencers has received considerable media coverage including stories in The New York Times, Forbes, and Business Insider, among others.

In his free time, Levy works on outrageous projects. Among them spending a year traveling to all 7 continents, or every month to world’s greatest events (Grand Prix, Art Basel, Burning Man, Running of the Bulls, etc.) and barely survived to tell the tale. Other projects have included television/web shows, mobile apps, and popup restaurants. Many of these adventures lead to his first book “The 2 am Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure," which explores the science of living a fun, exciting and remarkable life.

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Skip 10 Years of Networking (aka: The Science of Networking)

If you want to accelerate your career and social life, be happier and more fulfilled, create a greater impact, and develop meaningful relationships with people who can impact the world, prepare for an enlightening talk that will inspire you to take action and give you the knowledge to discover what your true potential holds.

Jon Levy’s study of the science of networking began with a transformational insight: The fundamental element that defines the quality of your life is the people you surround yourself with and the conversations you have with them. If you want an extraordinary life, simply surround yourself with the most exceptional people in the world. But how does someone access these people? The model Levy developed, combined with his research and lessons learned, will change the way you see yourself, your value, and the way you engage with those around you.

Building upon The Influencers Model for Engagement, Levy designed a methodology to connect with the most important and influential people in our culture. To test and prove this model, he founded The Influencers and The Influencers Dinner, a private community and dining experience. Twice a month, twelve world-renowned thought leaders and tastemakers across all industries prepare dinner together but are not allowed to discuss their work or even give their last name. Once seated, guests take turns guessing what their fellow diners do professionally, only to discover they are sitting with celebrities, Olympians, executives of major companies, Nobel Laureates — even royalty.

In just a few short years, Levy went from being unheard of to running the most exclusive private community of influencers, thought leaders, and taste makers in the world. After more than 60 dinners and over 600 guests, The Influencers has received considerable media coverage, including stories on the cover of The New York Times, Style Section, Forbes, and Business Insider, among others. It has also garnered Levy respect as one of the greatest “super connectors” and networkers in our culture. He was named by Fast Company, as one of fifteen people redefining networking, and been the subject of countless articles in The New York Times, Forbes, Business Insider, and Cranes, to name a few.

The Influencer Model of Engagement: How to Garner the Attention & Trust of the Most Important People in Our Culture

Every brand, company, PR firm and agency in the world is attempting to influence the influencers and access the sway that these tastemakers have on our culture and industries. They spend countless hours and millions of dollars on programs, events and campaigns trying to reach them – only to achieve lukewarm results when there is no financial incentive involved. What are these marketers missing? Why can’t they effectively connect with these sought-after thought leaders that get everyone talking, tweeting and buying? Behavioral scientist Jon Levy reveals that most people don’t understand the four key characteristics that set influencers apart or how to effectively connect and build relationships with them. Then, he shows you how.

Jon Levy’s Influencers Model for Engagement is the proven paradigm for connecting with the most influential people in every industry. Once in place, those who previously ignored you will actively and enthusiastically ask to engage and participate— without being paid.

In this game-changing presentation, you’ll discover:

The four key characteristics you need in place to connect with influencers How to design your communications Who to message and how to reach out The importance of designing a consumer path Essential characteristics for effective event design What defines an influencer and how to best target the ones most relevant to you How to develop your influencer program at any budget, and how to evolve it when budgets grow and shrink. Praised by audiences for changing their thinking and igniting their creativity, Levy and his Influencers Model for Engagement will redefine the way you, your clients, and your company approach marketing, events, sales, PR and relationships. Forever.

The Secrets of Decision-Making: Why 90% of the Audience Will Pick the Red Hammer

What if you could influence the decisions people make? What would you do with that power?

The world scientific community has amassed astounding insights on human behavior and decision-making, but virtually none of it is ever used to help organizations market better, sell more, and create more loyal customers. Until now.

Jon Levy applies cutting edge research from behavioral economics, psychology, neuroscience and anthropology to reveal the science behind decision-making and the secrets to influencing it. From “Picking the Red Hammer” (an interactive exercise that demonstrates the power of influence) to whether it’s better to sit on the left or right side of a person that you wish to convince, Jon Levy gives you proven ways to influence decision-making, shape consumer behavior and achieve your objectives.

Discover the surprising way:

You can market products to people before they are born. Your friends’ friends’ friends’ friends whom you have never met or heard of are making you fat, happy, smart, etc. People can be made less aggressive in negotiations based on where they sit. Companies overwhelm your senses to get you to buy more. You can set up options to give the impression of choice.

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