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Dan Pink's presentation exceeded all expectations-he was fantastic! Everyone commented on how valuable and wonderful it was to have him as our Keynote Speaker.
Daniel Pink did a wonderful job! He talked about relevant topics and the audience was extremely happy with taking time out of their schedules to hear what he had to say.
The Medicines Company
Dan Pink was AMAZING! The audience was thrilled with his presentation and asked some great questions. He was a perfect speaker to be honest, was intelligent, concise, everything that you hope for as the meeting planner!
International Dyslexia Association
One word...perfect! Dan Pink was super and so very gracious.
Benchmark School
Dan Pink's message was timely for our organization and the manner in which he delivered, combined with the active interaction of the engaged participants made it a very lively event.
Philip Morris Asia
Daniel Pink was fabulous! He was funny and motivating and taught some principles that were well-received by the audience.
Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling
Dan Pink's powerful keynote set the perfect tone for the whole conference.
Katharine J. Densfort International Center for Nursing Leadership
Daniel Pink’s presentation was great! He is a very skilled public speaker and had the audience engaged and interested during his entire presentation.
The Ohio State University
I have had the opportunity to hear from many thought leaders and speakers, and Dan Pink was one of my favorites. His presentation felt very personal to our organization's mission and I really appreciated his humor and preparation for the talk. He really made it feel like he was talking to each one of the audience members.
Raytheon Company
Dan Pink was in a word FABULOUS! Thank you so much for everything. I look forward to working with you in the future when we bring other speakers to Illinois.
University of Illinois

Daniel Pink

Best-Selling Author, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, Drive, and A Whole New Mind

One of the world’s leading business minds, Daniel Pink’s forward-thinking ideas and blockbuster books are reshaping how organizations approach innovation, motivation, timing and talent.

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The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

We all know that timing is everything. Trouble is, we don’t know much about timing itself. Our business and professional lives present a never-ending stream of “when” decisions. But we make them based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, we believe, is an art. 

In this provocative and entertaining presentation, multiple New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink will show that timing is a really a science – one we can use to make smarter decisions, enhance our productivity, and boost the performance of our organizations.

Drawing on a rich trove of research from dozens of fields, Pink will show:

  • How the hidden pattern of the day affects our analytic and creative capabilities – and how simple work rearrangements can improve our effectiveness,
  • Why breaks are more important than we realize and what the emerging science reveals about the kinds of breaks that are most restorative for the modern workplace,
  • Why reaching the midpoint of a project sometimes drags us down and other times fires us up – and how to tell the difference,
  • The four ways that endings shape our behavior and how to use endings to spark motivation, improve customer experiences, and deepen a sense of meaning and purpose in the workplace,
  • How groups synchronize in time – and how leaders can use the three rules of “synching fast and slow” to turbocharge team performance.

Deeply researched, packed with takeaways, and tailored to each audience, Pink’s presentation will leave you looking at your work, your organization, maybe even your life in fresh and invigorating ways.

The Cascade Effect: How Small Wins Can Transform Your Organization

We’ve all been there. An organization announces a huge, comprehensive, top-down change initiative.  And we all know what happens next…almost nothing.  The siren call of big, dramatic change is seductive—but the reality of how organizations really transform is more complicated, says best-selling author Daniel Pink.

In his provocative and entertaining presentation, Pink will draw on his National Geographic television program Crowd Control, a wealth of social science evidence, and vivid examples from business to show that the most effective path to change is through small experiments that reveal larger truths and small wins that cascade to broader transformation.  

You will learn:

  • Why context matters more than content in changing behavior—and how to quietly reshape context to achieve your goals;
  • How to disrupt people’s “default behaviors” through novelty and surprise;
  • How to deepen results and response by moving from impersonal, abstract language to personal, concrete language.
  • When to use games—and equally important, when not to use them—to alter behavior;
  • How to appeal not just to people’s intellects, but also to their senses;
  • Why each week you should have two more conversations about “why” and two fewer about “how.”

Leadership and the New Principles of Influence

Leaders at every level today confront two stark realities. First, in these fiercely competitive and endlessly turbulent times, they must do more with less. Second, the old-school management techniques we’ve long relied on to produce results frequently fail. Enter Daniel Pink, best-selling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, with a fresh approach.

Drawing on a rich trove of social science and cutting-edge practices from organizations around the world, Pink will demonstrate the new ways leaders are persuading, influencing, and motivating others. He will show the power of underused techniques such as perspective-taking, problem-finding, and using purpose as a motivator – and offer concrete steps to put these ideas into action.

In this entertaining and provocative presentation, you will learn:

  • Why changing people’s minds often matters less than giving them an “off-ramp” to act;
  • Why the most persuasive leaders aren’t introverts or extraverts, but “ambiverts”; 
  • 3 rules for taking the perspective of those you lead;
  • How the principles of improvisational theater can help you overcome resistance;
  • 5 ways to frame your message for maximum influence.

To Sell Is Human: The New ABCs of Moving Others

“A-B-C,” Alec Baldwin tells a group of salesmen in the classic movie Glengarry Glen Ross. “A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always be closing, always be closing.” But best-selling author Daniel Pink says this steamroller approach has become a relic, because sales has changed more in the last 10 years than it did in the previous 100. Today, when buyers have just as much information as sellers—along with ample choices and the means to talk back—the rules have changed.

In his entertaining and provocative presentation, Pink—author of To Sell Is Human and one of the top business thinkers in the world—will draw on cutting-edge social science and best practices from organizations around the world to reveal the new A, B, Cs of selling. A-Attunement (taking another perspective). B-Buoyancy (staying afloat in an ocean of rejection). C-Clarity (identifying hidden problems and making sense of murky situations).

Pink will show you:

  • Why caveat emptor (buyer beware) is giving way to caveat venditor (seller beware); 
  • Five ways to frame messages to increase clarity and lead to action;
  • Why problem  finding has become more important than problem solving;
  • Why questioning your abilities before a sales call is more effective than pumping yourself up;
  • Why the most effective salespeople are not extroverts; 
  • Two principles that can move your sales from transactions to transcendence.

How Smart Organizations Are Rethinking Innovation

Innovation is no longer anyone's job. Today it's everyone’s job. That’s why a top concern of organizations around the world is not just generating a few new ideas— but creating an entire culture of innovation. In this entertaining and provocative presentation, Daniel Pink, best-selling author of Drive, A Whole New Mind and To Sell Is Human, shows how to build that culture. He explains which environments promote innovation—and which suffocate it. He describes why people accept some breakthroughs and reject others. And, he demonstrates new techniques for talking about innovations with colleagues, bosses and customers.

Using the latest findings from social science along with an array of fascinating stories, Pink reveals the big ideas and practical steps that innovators need to move others to their side. You will learn:

  • The single most important question you want colleagues and customers to ask;
  • The six new pitches of the 21st century;
  • How “blemishing” your offering can lead to increased buy-in;
  • How the three principles of improvisational theater can open others to your idea;
  • Why reducing others’ options can actually increase your persuasiveness;
  • How making your offering both personal and purposeful can deliver big results.

Meet Daniel Pink

One of the world’s leading business minds, Daniel Pink’s forward-thinking ideas and blockbuster books are reshaping how organizations approach innovation, motivation, timing and talent.

A deep researcher and compelling communicator, Daniel Pink is one of the foremost business minds of our day. The New York Times best-selling author of To Sell Is Human, Drive, and A Whole New Mind, Pink’s latest work, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, explores the science of timing in our lives. By distilling cutting-edge research in psychology, biology, and economics, Pink presents a new paradigm of the opportune times for everything.

Pink’s award-winning books have been translated into 35 languages and have sold over 2 million copies worldwide. His TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time. By making the leading business research of our day accessible, Pink pushes audiences to consider their lives in a new light and unlocks the ways top performers flourish at home, at school, and at work.

An acclaimed expert, Pink’s articles appear in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and Wired. In 2015, Thinkers50 named him one of the top 10 business thinkers in the world. After co-producing and hosting the popular show Crowd Control on National Geographic Television, he now speaks directly to over 150,000 subscribers of his online show “The Pinkcast,” where he shares actionable tips for working smarter and living better. Provocative and inspiring—Pink shares irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give audiences compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives and the tools to make organizations more effective.

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To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others
  • New York Times Bestseller
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  • New York Times Bestseller
Daniel Pink, Washington Speakers Bureau
  • New York Times Bestseller


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