Speaking and Education

Underlying all successful relationships is communication. Robert focuses on helping nonprofit organizations and small business owners fine tune their communications and, thus, strengthen relationships with the people they rely on for success. A crowd favorite for both his insights and humor, he’s sure to be a hit with your board, staff, association, or conference attendees.

What Attendees Are Saying:

“Robert was funny and provided a lot of concrete examples and science-backed tips” — 2020 Community Parent Resource Centers Conference, Phoenix, 2020 (Keynote: Learning to Speak Your Audience’s Language)

ABSOLUTELY would recommend the presenter in the future! MIND BLOWN!”

Participant, Region D Parent Technical Assistance Center Annual Meeting, Tacoma, 2019 (Keynote: Stop Raising Awareness and Start Changing Behaviors)

Rating: 5 out of 5.
“This was excellent. I’m going to stop taking notes and listen better!”

-Participant, PRSA Colorado Summit, 2019 (Breakout Presentation: How Death Can Make You A Better Communicator)

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Fabulous content that can be immediately applied. I’m sharing these strategies with the board next week.

Participant, Community Parent Resource Centers Conference, Phoenix, 2020 (Workshop: Strategic Communication 101)

Rating: 5 out of 5.
  • Keynote/Breakout: Stop Raising Awareness and Start Changing Behaviors — Robert explains the science behind why nonprofits get stuck on awareness as a goal and why audiences don’t act on their new awareness. He offers a tried and true method for focusing on the real underlying goals through delivering your messages in a clear and concise story.
  • Keynote/Training: The Ancient Art of the Story — Robert illuminates how the same story patterns have persisted for millennia and how our brains are hardwired for these patterns in stories. Participants learn the basic structure and how to tell a story in one sentence or in a longer form. It’s a fun, participatory presentation imparting a skill applicable to your personal brand, your mission, the impact of your programs, or your case statements for fundraising,
  • Keynote: How Death Can Make You a Better Communicator — Drawing on his experience working in a discipline that confronted death every day through eye, organ and tissue donation, Robert teaches how we fail in interpersonal communication and the science behind why it’s so difficult. Participants leave with a grasp what can be done to overcome those difficulties.
  • Workshop: Strategic Communication 101 — Public relations is often an amorphous function shrouded in mystery. This workshop helps nonprofits and small businesses learn key skills of problem solving using a tried-and-true, systematic methodology.

“This was full of valuable information that broke down the difference between organizational awareness vs. effective calls to action.”

–Attendee, Colorado Nonprofit Association Conference 2018 (Stop Raising Awareness)