#1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker

Erik Qualman
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Erik Qualman At A Glance:

Called a "Digital Dale Carnegie" and “the Tony Robbins of Tech,” Erik Qualman helps organizations understand the implications of social media on our daily lives– and how businesses can tap the power of social media to increase their sales, cut their marketing costs, and reach consumers directly. #1 bestselling author and motivational speaker Erik Qualman has performed in 55 countries and reached 50 million people. He was voted the “2nd Most Likeable Author in the World” behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling.

Five-time Bestselling Author and Keynote Speaker, Erik Qualman, has spoken in over 55 countries and has reached over 50 million people. He is the #1 bestselling author of five books on digital leadership and was voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind the Harry Potter series.

His Socialnomics work has been on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the NBCUniversal to NASA. Over 500 universities use his materials. Qualman’s animation studio wrote and produced the world’s most-watched social media video “Social Media Revolution.”  Qualman was formerly a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT’s edX labs. NYU Stern signified Qualman is to digital leadership what Deming is to quality and Drucker is to management. Qualman received an honorary doctorate for his groundbreaking work What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube. Qualman is also the founder of Equalman Studios which has produced film and animation projects for the likes of Disney, Cartier, CompuCom, Chase, Hearts on Fire, IBM, and many other global brands.

  • Digital Leadership: The 5 Habits of Digital Leaders

    Leaders in this digital decade are made - not born. The key is understanding the balance of offline and online. Using profound and practical research, Qualman showcases the 5 habits that drive success and happiness for employees, partners and customers in a WiFi World. Qualman reveals new techniques including Posting-It-Forward, Being FLAWsome, and other insights to positively impact and transform your audiences and organization.
  • Focus: How to Focus in an Unfocused World

    What’s the difference between winners and losers in a digitally distracted society? Focus. Winners focus on what matters most. While simple, it’s not easy. The #1 killer of promising careers, teams, and businesses is a lack of focus. We either try to do too much, or we put our time, treasures, and trust into the wrong buckets. Qualman shares specific focus techniques used by the world’s most successful people and organizations.
  • Innovation by Design: Becoming the Disruptor vs. the Disrupted

    To ensure you are the disruptor versus the disrupted, you must understand societal shifts and instill a culture of creativity around them. This session looks at key future trends and their impact on your organization. Qualman provides the roadmap for your organization’s digital transformation. Leap over the pitfalls of incremental change and land on a foundation of progressive and practical innovation principles. Future forward!
  • Socialnomics: Winning Customers’ Hearts and Minds at Scale

    Based on his #1 Bestseller, Qualman dives into the powerful concept of Socialnomics. Word of Mouth is on digital steroids and has transformed into World-of-Mouth. Organizations must learn the new rules of social, mobile, and beyond or they will miss this once-in-a-generation opportunity to earn customers’ loyalty and drive long-term success. Socialnomics is the key to winning customers’ hearts, minds, and wallets.
  • Digital Transformation: Design Your Future

    We don’t have a choice on whether we digitally transform, the choice is how well we do it. Leaders in this digital decade are made—not born. The key is not only understanding social media, IoT, mobile, AI, Blockchain, but, more importantly, understanding how they work together. This session will give you tips and tricks on how to implement current and future digital trends to maximize your organization’s impact on the world.
Qualman tailored his thoughts & ideas to our industry with thought-provoking and clear views, outstanding delivery – we are thrilled to work with Erik in the future.

— BlackRock

Qualman brought us up-to-the-minute knowledge of digital trends in an entertaining and inspirational way. He also helped us see the relevance of those trends to our current and future business.

— Coach

I have been planning meetings and conventions for over 20 years and Erik is by far one of my favorite speakers.

— Head of Events, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA)

Equalman’s presentation was the most important business presentation — in terms of immediate impact in how I approach my job in sales — that I have sat through in 10 years!

— SVP of Sales, ADP

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If you want to understand digital trends, it pays to check in with Erik Qualman, author of Digital Leader: 5 Simple Keys to Success and Influence and the founder of the Socialnomics blog. Here are four insights he ... Read more

by Forbes

Equal Man Is Edu-taining and Empowering Superheroes

MSU alumnus Erik Qualman – better known as Equal Man – likes to empower people. “My mission is to empower 7 billion people this century,” he says. Equal Man does that through edu-tainment. Qualman relates specific ... Read more

by Michigan State University

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