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Sally Hogshead      

Marketing, Persuasion & Personal Branding Expert; Author of "How the World Sees You"

Drawing upon her branding expertise, Sally Hogshead created a method to identify how each person is able to captivate their listeners. The Fascination Advantage® is the first communication assessment that measures how others perceive you. After researching over one million professionals, her algorithm can pinpoint your most valuable differentiating traits. The science of fascination is based on Sally’s decade of research with dozens of Fortune 500 teams, hundreds of small businesses, and over a thousand C-level executives.

Her two most recent books, FASCINATE: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist and HOW THE WORLD SEES YOU: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination, were both New York Times bestsellers. Sally writes a weekly online column for Inc. on issues around personal and corporate branding. She is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame and Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Hall of Fame. Named a Top Brand Guru, her practical marketing system now lives inside organizations such as IBM, Twitter, the YMCA, as well as thousands of small businesses.

Early in her advertising career, Sally skyrocketed to the top becoming the most awarded junior copywriter in the U.S. by age 24. Her campaigns for brands such as MINI Cooper, Nike, Godiva and Coca-Cola have fascinated millions of consumers. At 27, she opened her first ad agency and her work is on exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. She frequently appears in national media, including NBC’s TODAY and the New York Times.

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HOW TO FASCINATE: From First Impressions to Lasting Value

We live in a distracted world. The average attention span is just 9 seconds. Yet if we only have 9 seconds to communicate value, how do we break through? To stop the distraction, and engage a listener, we must create moments of intense focus.

Yet when we do break through-when we use our personality advantages to connect and communicate-the results are extraordinary.

Sally Hogshead teaches audiences how to communicate and add value in the first 9 seconds. Participants learn how to fascinate, to become more memorable and valued.

When companies learn how to fascinate, their products become more desirable, their customers turn into advocates, and their best employees never want to leave.

Sally explores the science of personal branding, based her original research of 100,000 people. Audiences will learn how to:

  • Identify their personalitys top advantage

  • Make stronger first impressions

  • More quickly earn respect and trust

  • Increase value among co-workers

This is a powerful, funny, high-energy presentation, filled with interaction. Each participant discovers his own unique advantage to be heard and remembered.


CAPTIVATE YOUR CUSTOMER: How Fascinating Companies Win the Moment

When you fascinate your customers, theyre more likely to remember you, buy from you, and rave about you. Yet in todays distracted and competitive environment, most messages are either forgotten or ignored.

In a competitive market, the most fascinating option always wins. How will your participants compete, and win?

Sally's research uncovers new trends in how the brain establishes patterns of loyalty and respect. For example, she discovered that by applying certain hardwired triggers, a fascinating brand can charge up to four times more than its competitors.

Taking audiences on a high-velocity journey through neurology, economic, and pop culture, Sally handpicks case studies and shares custom audience analysis. Participants will be buzzing long after the keynote ends, inspired by new ideas to transform their business.

THE 9-SECOND FASCINATION STATEMENT: How to Introduce Yourself with Value

Sally Hogshead estimates that roughly 90% of introductions fail to engage a conversation, let alone a relationship. In fact most of the time, when we introduce ourselves to a prospective client or contact, were actually damaging our personal brand.

Why? Because too few people realize how to immediately communicate their value.

In this innovative and interactive session, Sally will teach each person in your audience how to highlight his or her own personality advantage. A recent pilot study for Unilever demonstrated that after the study, participants were 34% more confident in their introduction.

By the end of this session, every participant in the room will have created their own 9-second elevator pitch to earn respect and interest. Participants learn how to identify their unique advantages, and articulate this more clearly in all areas of their professional brand.

The Fascination Destination: Unlocking Your Personality's Natural, Hardwired Strengths

You can fascinate—Sally Hogshead's research proves it. Drawing upon her studies of almost 100,000 people, Sally reveals how to persuade customers and co-workers, using your personality's natural, hardwired advantages. You don't learn how to be fascinating. You unlearn how to be boring.

When you activate your natural fascination advantages, people completely focus on you. They're not checking emails or thinking about their next meeting. In this state of fascination, they're more likely to respect you, remember you, and buy from you.

THE 9-SECOND ATTENTION SPAN:

How to Create a Fascinating Brand in Social Media and Beyond We live in a world with ADD. While the average attention span used to be 20 minutes today, the average attention span is roughly 9 seconds. Nine seconds. That’s the same as a goldfish! You might only get 9 seconds to communicate a message… especially in social media.

Lesson one: Stand out, or don’t bother.

Sally Hogshead has developed a research-based system to make individuals and companies more fascinating. Drawing upon her 20 years of award-winning brand experience, and proprietary market research published in 14 languages, Sally teaches her step-by-step system for harnessing a consumer’s attention.

Your audience will experience a thrilling journey through neurology, economics, history, and the science of the brain’s hardwired fascination advantages. They will learn how to:

  • Build trust and respect, using the brain’s hardwired patterns
  • Out-think the competition, rather than out-spend them
  • Build word-of-mouth excitement in marketing and social media
  • Increase prices and drive bottom-line growth
  • Create raving, loyal fans
  • Have the biggest budget OR be the most fascinating

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