Keynote Speaker Robert Cialdini, PhD

Robert Cialdini, PhD

New York Times Bestselling Author and most-cited social psychologist in the fields of influence, persuasion and negotiation

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    $50,001 and above i
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  • Travels From
    Arizona, USA

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About Speaker Robert Cialdini…

Dr. Robert Cialdini is a sales keynote speaker, persuasion and influence expert, and the bestselling author of Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, one of the 12 best business books of all time. Robert has an international reputation as an expert in the fields of persuasion, compliance, and negotiation. He has helped business clients such as Google, Microsoft, and Coca Cola to improve their sales and marketing.

Dr. Robert Cialdini’s Full Bio…

Extensive scholarly training in the psychology of influence, together with over half a century of research into the subject, has earned Dr. Cialdini an international reputation as an expert in the fields of persuasion, compliance, and negotiation.

Why Robert Cialdini

  • Dr. Cialdini’s content is scientifically grounded and is based on decades of peer-reviewed research into the reasons why people comply with requests.
  • Dr. Cialdini’s content is ethically appropriate. The approaches advocated in his programs can be used in entirely non manipulative ways that never deceive or coerce others into assent.
  • Dr. Cialdini’s content is not widely known and can involve small changes in practice. The intent of his programs to bring to light some little-recognized aspects of persuasion and relatively minor modifications to their persuasive practices that  will result in major increases in their effectiveness.

His books including, Influence: Science & Practice and Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion are the results of more than 30 years of study into the reasons why people comply with requests in business settings. Worldwide, Influence has sold over 3 million copies and has been published in forty languages. Additionally, USA Today lists Influence in their 12 Best Business Books of All Time.

Dr. Cialdini’s most recent co-authored book is The Small BIG, small changes that spark big influence has been met with rave reviews. His co-authored book, Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Persuasive, has been on the New York Times, USA Today & Wall Street Journal  Best Seller Lists.

Dr. Cialdini’s most recent book Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade was accepted to the New York Times bestseller list immediately after it was released.

In the field of influence and persuasion, Dr. Cialdini is the most cited living social psychologist in the world today.  He was named the #1 Influence Expert of 2016 in The Huffington Post.

Dr. Cialdini received his Ph.D from the University of North Carolina and postdoctoral training from Columbia University. He has held Visiting Scholar Appointments at Ohio State University, the University of California, the Annenberg School of Communications, and the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University. Currently, Dr Cialdini is Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University.

More About Speaker, Robert Cialdini…

Dr. Robert Cialdini’s clients include such organizations as: Google, Microsoft, Washington Mutual Group of Funds, Bayer, Coca Cola, KPMG, AstraZeneca, Ericsson, Kodak, Merrill Lynch, Nationwide Insurance, Pfizer, AAA, Northern Trust, IBM, Prudential, The Mayo Clinic, GlaxoSmithKline, Harvard University – Kennedy School, The Weather Channel, the United States Department of Justice, and NATO.

Media coverage of Dr. Cialdini and his research includes: Dateline NBC, CNBC, CNN, ABCthe Washington Post, On Wall Street, Forbes Magazine, Business Week, the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, The New York TimesHarvard Business Review and Fortune Magazine.

Testimonials 6

  • “Bob Cialdini is the most brilliant student of influence and negotiation I’ve encountered. If everything were on the line in a negotiation, I can’t think of anyone I’d rather have advising me.”

    Tom Peters

    The Tom Peters Group

  • “Dr. Cialdini amazed our audience with his immense knowledge on the psychology of persuasion. His presentation style is relaxed, intense and ‘pleasantly confronting’. A brilliant mix! Over 350 managers could not get enough of Dr. Cialdini’s highly interesting lectures. After his last talk, he received a standing ovation, which is very rare in Holland. It was a sign of deep appreciation for his contribution to the success of the day.”

    Hans Janssen

    Denk Producties

  • “We were impressed with Dr. Cialdini‘s quick grasp of both our company and the highly complex health care industry. His extensive knowledge in the field of persuasion allowed him to provide us with tangible actions we could take to enhance our marketing materials and help differentiate us from our competitors.”

    Tracy W. Young

    Team Health

  • If you have a choice, don’t miss the opportunity to expose your people to this man. His work, his science, his ethics and his method for putting it all together are an experience you can’t get elsewhere.

    Novo Nordisk

  • Dr. Cialdini’s ability to make the science of Influence understandable and immediately useable is only exceeded by his contagious knowledge and passion for the subject

    Kaiser Permanente

  • Our Fortune 1000 executive attendees embraced Dr. Cialdini’s thought-provoking principles and scored him in the top percentile of speakers at the Alexander Group’s Annual Chief Sales Executive Forum. That’s significant given our discerning audience who set the bar consistently high!

    Gary Tubridy

    Senior VP, The Alexander Group

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