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Kare Anderson        

Emmy-Winner, Connective Behavior, Columnist, Author & Strategist

Kare Anderson is an Emmy-winning former NBC and Wall Street Journal reporter, now connective behavior speaker and columnist for Forbes and Huffington Post. Anderson’s TED talk on The Web of Humanity: Be an Opportunity Maker has attracted over two million views.

Her clients are as diverse asSalesforce, Novartis, and The Skoll Foundation. She’s a founding board member of Annie’s Homegrown, co-founder of nine political PACs, and author of Mutuality Matters, Moving From Me to We, Getting What You Want, and Resolving Conflict Sooner. Anderson serves on the advisory boards of Gloopt, Watermark and TEDxMarin. As David Rockefeller Jr. said after hearing her speak, "Kare forever changes how you see yourself and your world.” Discover more at her blog, Moving From Me To We.

Speech Topics

Make Your Public Serving Place or Event More Meaningful by Storyboarding the Sequence of Scenes They Experience

Just as a movie director storyboards the sequence of scenes to pull audiences into the story, you can increase the number of positive multi-sensory and human interaction moments your “audience” feels when stepping into your place or event. From the first sight to the last touch, increase the multi-sensory cues that nudge people to participate more fully. Those who manage people-serving places or events can evoke a more memorable experience in staff and those they serve, using Kare’s behavioral research-based storyboarding method. Discover how to conduct an “Exposures Audit”, to then craft the moment-by-moment, one-of-a-kind experiences that others rave about.

Turn Employees Into Avid, Articulate Ambassadors of Your Firm’s Brand

Perhaps the biggest missed opportunity to attract more customers --and retain top talent -- is to support your employees in engaging with customers, prospects and other key stakeholders in timely and helpful ways. Such connectivity strikes fear into the hearts of many executives, yet the upside benefits can far outweigh the mistakes. With the right rules in place and apt training, employees who are entrusted to be brand ambassadors are likely to strengthen relationships inside and outside your firm, see problems and opportunities sooner, generate greater shared learning with each other and boost esprit de corps. From an expert o communicating-to-connect discover exactly how to make your employees credible and compelling ambassadors for your firm.

Three Outcomes:

  • Optimize your organization's talents and contacts to strengthen relationships with key stakeholders

  • Solve problems and seize opportunities faster and better by involving more

  • Spur relevant learning and esprit de corps among employees as they engage more with key stakeholders and with each other around meaningful projects and relationship building

Be the Unforgettable Face of Your Firm

Do people stop listening before you stop talking? More than your smarts, good intentions, wealth, or even attractiveness your most vital traits in this increasingly complex, connected and information-flooded world are your capacity to be more widely quoted and deeply connected with diverse, sometimes unexpected allies. That’s the only way to stay relevant and sought-after. Literally see demonstrated the three vital behavioral cues that bring out others’ better side so they naturally see and support yours. Discover seven core methods ways to turn every in-person or virtual situation into an opportunity to demonstrate value and create opportunity with and for others. Learn the A.I.R. formula for making every message memorable, meaningful and actionable. From a once phobically shy stutterer-turned-global journalist discover how to turn the next chapter of your life into the adventure story you were truly meant to live with others. As David Rockefeller Jr., said after hearing Kare speak, “She will forever change how you see yourself and your world.”

Hidden Behavioral Cues That Boost or Bust Credibility

Your in-person and online actions are never neutral. Those who emanate warmth, competence and a mutuality mindset attitude (how can we accomplish something greater together) are most likely to be trusted as allies and collaborators. From a former NBC and WSJ journalist who has spent the past decade translating behavioral research into ways to become more widely connected and quoted. Learn 20 actionable insights to boost your community and personal value and visibility. From the angle at which you face others to the shape of the room and the sound of your voice, you emanate a presence that is never neutral. With advances in ways to study behavior we have discovered over 50 largely hidden behavior and contextual cues that affect how others feel about you. TED speaker, Emmy-winning former NBC and Wall Street Journal reporter turned Forbes and Huffington Post columnist has spent the past decade translating research into ways to become more likable, trusted, widely-quoted and sought-after.

Three Outcomes:

  • Discover how to bring out others' better side sooner so they see and support yours

  • Practice four ways to communicate to connect and spur others’ bragging rights in retelling your ideas

  • Become the glue that holds diverse groups together so you accomplish more, become indispensable and attract more opportunities

Become a Sought-After Opportunity Maker

More than title, talent, hard work, money or even charisma, the most sought-after individuals in our increasingly connected yet complex world are those who can recruit the right team to seize opportunities and solve problems faster and better than others. They share three “mutuality minded” traits: capacity to connect with unexpected allies who have complementary talents, ability to recognize methods that leverage value for all participants and able to be frequently quoted. Kare literally demonstrates the concrete cues that enable you to hone these skills. Organizations that thrive explicitly support their employees and other key stakeholders in accomplishing greater things together via this approach. Nothing optimizes collective performance more than enabling people to use their best talents together around strong sweet spots of mutual interest. This approach clearly resonates as it has attracted over two million views of Kare Anderson’s TED talk on this topic.

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The Call for Connective Leaders: Guest Post by Kare Anderson
My blog today is provided by Kare Anderson, an Emmy-winning former NBC and Wall Street Journal reporter, now Forbes and Huffington Post columnist who writes and speaks on ways to become more deeply connected and widely quoted. She’s the author of Moving From Me to We and her clients are as diverse as Novartis, Not For Sale, San Diego Padres and Gloopt. A long-time friend and colleague, I respect her work and insights.

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