Bill Benjamin

 

STRUGGLING TO BECOME
A GREAT LEADER?
LEARN FROM SOMEONE WHO’S BEEN THERE.

As a recipient of numerous distinguished speaker awards, Motivational Keynote Speaker Bill Benjamin has reached audiences at company meetings, associations and trade shows around the world. Groups of more than two thousand have delighted in his energy, passion and enthusiasm. His keynote speeches based on Emotional Intelligence address how people deal with change, build teams and become great leaders, making him a much sought after speaker for companies interested in moving their teams to the next level of performance.

Bill has a degree in Mathematics with a major in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo in Canada. In addition to leveraging his background in sales to motivate and inspire more extroverted groups (e.g. sales and marketing), Bill's degree in Mathematics and technical background give him credibility and shared experience when he is delivering motivational keynotes to groups that are more analytical in nature (Financial, IT, engineering, etc).

Bill intimately understands what it means to thrive in business during times of change - over a twelve year period he was a senior sales and marketing executive in the turbulent technology industry, and with his leadership, the company grew their revenues dramatically and went from number ten in their industry to number one!


Bill Benjamin’s Most Requested Topics

Redefining Leadership: What Highly Effective Leaders Do

According to a Harvard study, Emotional Intelligence is the greatest driver of success in leadership. Learn how to manage emotions more intelligently to lead more effectively.
You will learn:

• The 2 key reasons individuals get promoted and achieve results.
• Why smart people fail and the brain science behind high performance.
• That emotions are infectious – as a leader you have the power to unleash best performance or to sabotage it.
• Why Emotional Intelligence counts for more than IQ for leadership performance.

Playing Big: ™ Getting to the Top and Living to Enjoy it

91% of people who get to the top never live to enjoy it!. The price of performance is killing them, literally – compromising critical elements of their health, happiness and personal relationships.
You will learn:

• The link between high performance and an individual’s ability to maintain a critical level of
health, happiness and personal relationships.
• The 4 Decisions of Leadership that will sustain Top Level performance.
• Why individuals play the wrong game and fall prey to three traps when they undertake change.

High Performance Sales: What Makes a Sales Person Successful?

It’s not their IQ, education or even product knowledge. They need to have a certain amount of these, but what sets the high performers apart from the average is their ability to deal with setbacks and connect with clients.
You will learn:

• The 2 key qualities that differentiate the top 20% of sales people.
• How to be resilient in the face of setbacks and adversity.
• How to connect to the emotional needs of your clients.
• High performance techniques used by Olympic medallists, professional athletes and by Bill himself!

 

Who is Bill Benjamin?

Bill has over 20 years of business experience and has had responsibility for sales, marketing, finance,
customer service and technology functions. Bill’s training includes advanced degrees in Mathematics
and Computer Science, which makes him a hit with analytical people. Bill’s time in sales and marketing roles also allows him to tell stories and present in a way that connects with more extroverted groups. What audiences like about Bill is how genuine he is on stage, and his passion and enthusiasm for becoming a better leader.

 

What they say about Bill:

"What made Bill's session exceptional was the way he connected Emotional Intelligence to the 'warrior mentality' of the Air National Guard. We learned techniques to improve our ability to deal with tense and stressful conditions. In a couple of challenging situations after the session, my Squadron immediately put the techniques to use! Thanks, Bill."
Air National Guard

"This program is having a very powerful impact on my life! By sharing his experience of applying Emotional Intelligence to his business and personal life, Bill inspired me to make changes in myself. Bill is a very passionate and effective speaker; I believe everyone could benefit from attending his presentations!"
Nextel

"Bill's presentation was one of the most inspiring I've ever been to - and I've seen a lot of presentations. Bill has a wonderful delivery style that combines intellect and emotion ... I could listen to him all day!".
YMCA of USA

"This was a terrific presentation! It helped me analyze myself and how to improve my relationships with others - both at work and personally. The points you made were pertinent, interactive and relevant I would have loved a longer program. Thank you for presenting such a thoughtful and dynamic presentation to the NIH community."
National Institutes of Health


Partial Client List

Abbott Laboratories
AIG Sun America
Alcan
American Express
Anthem
Astra Zeneca
AT&T
Avaya
Black & McDonald
Blue Cross Blue Shield
BMO Financial Group
Canon
Chanel
CIBC
Credit Suisse
Eli Lilly
Ernst & Young
FBI
Federal Reserve Bank
GlaxoSmithKline
Harman Pro Group
Help Desk Institute
Hoffman LaRoche
Honeywell
Hostess Frito-Lay
Huntsville Hospital
Hyatt
Hy-Vee
Johnson & Johnson
Marriott

Mercedes Benz
Merck
Mitsubishi
National Basketball
League
National Football League
National Hockey League
Nextel
Nexus EQ
Novartis
National Conference of
State Legislatures
Orlando Magic
Pershing
Pfizer
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Royal Bank of Canada
Rockwell Collins
Scherring Plough
Sony
Sprint
Toyota
Volvo
US Navy
US Federal Government
Wachovia
WellPoint Pharmacy
Management
Women’s Foodservice
Forum
YMCA

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