As an internationally-renowned leadership, marketing, and motivational speaker, Tim Miles earns rave reviews and off-the-chart evaluations from conventions, conferences, and companies for his presentations, webinars, and workshops.
To paraphrase screenwriter David Freeman, Tim took everything that made him weird as a kid and got people to pay him money for it as an adult. His unique blend of humor, motivation, and common sense leaves audiences happy, hopeful, and ready to apply the stuff they’ve learned.
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- About Tim Miles
- Tim’s Top Ten Requested Topics
- What You Can Expect When Hiring Tim
- Take The Next Step
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About Tim Miles
Part Dave Barry and part Dave Ramsey, Tim Miles has used common sense, kindness and an unquenchable curiosity to help people—at least those willing to do the work—be more successful more quickly. He runs an odd little communications company that helps owner-operated companies and nonprofit organizations do more with less.
Tim started creating advertising campaigns in 1995. In the ten years that followed, he won more than 80 awards for his ideas and execution of those ideas. Then, on 11/20/05, he decided entering awards shows was kind of a silly way to measure success. That was the day his wife said, “Tim, I think our son has autism.”
Since then, as a consultant and marketing speaker, he’s helped hundreds of companies and thousands of people around the world communicate more powerfully by teaching them to look at the world a little differently.
In 2012, his first book,Good Company: Making It, Keeping It, Being It, went to #1 on Amazon’s Business, Marketing, Sales, and Entrepreneurship charts. His new book, Brand Your Own Business, is earning rave reviews and has been helping family businesses and nonprofit organizations around the world.
Tim’s Ten Most-Requested Topics
When you hire Tim Miles, you can expect a lot (see below). When it comes to professional or personal development, he will work with your team to customize his message to delight your audience, achieve your desired outcomes, and leave everyone wanting more. Here are Tim’s most popular talks… each can be customized with examples to fit your company, conference or industry… and each can be configured in length from Keynote/Webinar to Half-Day Workshop.
If you see a title that interests you, click the link to jump directly to that talk’s description:
- The First Order of Business
- T.L.C. – Leading with Love
- Ten Hidden Keys to Team, Time, and Serving Others (“Daddy, I have a question…”)
- Uncovering Your Unique Value Proposition
- Practically Social & Perfectly Content
- Best Buy Made My Mom Cry: A Guide to Shareworthy Customer Service
- Managing Change From The Inside Out
- All The Difference: Lessons Learned Along the Road Less Traveled
- The Pendulum: Swinging with the Forces that Shape Our World
- The Millennial Myth: The 13 Ways of the We Generation
- Spelling Out S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in the 21st Century
Feel free to scroll through them all…
THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS (TIM’S NEW BOOK THIS YEAR)
The bad news? We’re drowning in noise, and your marketing isn’t working as well as it could. Tried-and-trusted marketing methods no longer ring true to today’s consumers – who are bombarded by well over 5000 advertisements each day. That number doesn’t include all the Facebook posts, tweets, videos, or the 2000 text messages the average 18-year-girl sends each month in America. Yet, our clients are not only surviving but thriving in this Age of Rapid Distraction. Our owner-operated clients across the U.S. and Canada are growing by percentages – even multiples! How? That’s the good news.They’re growing by using The First Order of Business – a framework that categorizes and prioritizes communication, management, and marketing for any family business or non-profit organization. It’s also the baseline we use to analyze, diagnose and treat problem areas in our clients’ companies.
But, more than that, it shows our clients what deserves the greatest priority in their marketing, and in fact, what’s got to come first, second, third, fourth, and fifth for any business to be successful. throughout this workshop we’re going to share our research and successes that have helped our clients grow not just by percentages but some by multiples.
If you’re willing to do the work, it can help you grow as well.
THERE ARE FIVE STAGES IN THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS:
- Goals & Values
- Strategic Planning
- Employee & Customer Experience
EACH OF THESE STAGES CAN BE UNPACKED INTO ITS OWN KEYNOTE, WEBINAR, OR WORKSHOP. THEY MAY ALSO BE COMBINED INTO A HALF-DAY, FULL-DAY, OR TWO-DAY WORKSHOP.
T.L.C. – Leading With Love
According to the Gallup organization, disengaged workers cost American companies more than $350,000,000,000 in lost productivity last year, and given the exponentially-increasing number of distractions, how do we find ways to engage employees, manage change, and lead our teams where we need them to go – not only as professionals but as people?
The way we’re working… doesn’t appear to be working. SO… I did something kinda weird… kind of like I’ve been doing my whole life… I got curious, and I went digging under rocks and peering through the fog and peeking through the curtains of the corners of the world to find unusual leaders, invisible heroes, and awesome agents of change *outside* the world of business.
At first, what I learned shocked me… in ways that will blow your mind. Click here to watch a video, learn more, and see a 30-second version of T.L.C. – Leading With Love.
DADDY, I HAVE A QUESTION: 10 Keys To Team, Time, and Serving Others
One day, you’re an award-winning communications professional who decides to quit a high-paying, benefit-rich job to start your own company. Three weeks later, your wife tells you your 13-month-old son has autism, and you start a ten-year journey that teaches you pretty much everything you ever thought you knew about communication was wrong …
Join Tim Miles as he teaches you the true principles of powerful communication. He was given ten blessings from God, His Son, and the beautiful boy who looks at the world a little differently.
Uplifting, educational, heartwarming and funny, this presentation will open your heart as well as your mind.
UNCOVERING YOUR UNIQUE VALUE PROPOSITION
Imagine flying a flag on a big ole’ flag pole around which the tribe of people who think you’re awesome can gather, hold hands, and sing or pray or dance or celebrate you. What’s on that flag? What’s uniquely stamped into your DNA that’s causing people do business with you or watch you or listen to your or share you? It’s already inside the actions and words you’re using. It’s embedded in the awesome that is you.
And in this Age of Rapid Distraction, we’re drawn to singular truth like moths to a flame. We’re a culture in search of connection, and if you correctly decode the strands of your unique value proposition, you’ll raise your flag high and shine a light upon it so bright that your tribe will come from near and far to join you.
Interestingly… our team has come up with a series of exercises to help your team do just that.
PRACTICALLY SOCIAL & PERFECTLY CONTENT
Is 2017 the year the consumer finally took control?
Blogs, tweets, posts, apps, emails and videos – available everywhere and providing more deals, reviews, demonstrations, consumer feedback and more with each passing second.
It’s the blessing and the curse of the information age – a virtually endless stream of data that hurtles toward consumers and businesses like a firehose blasting a teacup.
How do you find what you need? How do you separate the good from the bad, and maybe most importantly, how can you – as a player in the game – practically leverage all this interconnected stuff to impact your business for the better?
Watch and hear and learn how to apply the fundamentals yourself in this brave, new world.
BEST BUY MADE MY MOM CRY: A SHAREWORTHY GUIDE TO CUSTOMER DELIGHT
If you know service matters more than ever, but you’re just not sure where and how to make a dent in such a big topic, this talk is perfect for you.
What’s the value of a customer to your company over the course of her lifetime?
How much does it cost your company to acquire a new customer versus keeping one happy?
What do you do about advertising now that mass media is losing its mass by the second?
Learn answers to these questions and so much more in this new talk on improving your company’s personal experience factor.
In Best Buy Made My Mom Cry, you’ll hear stories and learn tools and techniques to raise your business’s level of Customer Service to the point where customers want to share their experience with others.
Not bad for an hour, huh?
Managing Change From The Inside Out
You get it. I get it. We all get it, but why do some of us haaaaaaaate it? What if I told you the people inside your organization most resistant to your ideas could also be your greatest allies in their implementation? Learn more in this entertaining but purposeful look at the insights and events that drive change, and how we can assess our own capacities, develop our skills, and manage change in the most effective way possible.
All The Difference: 21 Lessons Learned Along The Road Less Traveled
Learn life and leadership lessons from a successful entrepreneur who’s alternately moved mountains and watched them blow up in his face. Folksy, funny, and full of practical, sound advice for life and how to live it and work and how to work it.
Pendulum: A Mind-Blowing Look At The Forces Changing Your World
What if you could know what was going to happen next in the world? Or, at the very least, understand the Swiss-watch-like predictability of communication styles for the last few hundred years. You’ll look (and laugh) at the driving forces that have made western society what it is today, and afterward, you’ll feel MUCH more comfortable and confident in the decisions you make in the weeks, months, and years to come.
The Millennial Myth: Embracing The 13 Ways of the We Generation
Originally created as a sequel to the very popular Pendulum as practical applications of the theory, The Millennial Myth looks at today’s (often unspoken) rules of order. It also explains why Millennials exasperate the preceding generations (and vice versa). It also offers you 13 things to do about it. (You do not need to have seen Pendulum to learn from The Civic’s Lessons, though together they make a great workshop opening/closing keynote combination).
Spelling Out S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in the 21st Century
After more than two decades consulting hundreds of companies and thousands of people, Tim’s developed a simple formula to not only survive but thrive in this Age of Rapid Distraction. You’ll laugh. You’ll learn. You’ll love this formula, and you’ll leave changed forever.
Tim has a couple dozen other talks on marketing, management, and motivational topics. Some people knit… some people scrapbook… Tim gets up early and researches and tests stuff and makes talks about it… contact us to learn more about a custom presentation (live or online) to help your company, college, or conference.
What You Can Expect From Tim Miles
Besides awesome? How about professionalism. When you hire us, we work as hard to delight your event planner as we do your audience.
You can expect:
- One flat fee to speak/teach up to four times at your event,
- Researching, interviewing, and surveying members of your audience to ensure specific, relevant information, examples, and advice,
- Quick replies to your calls and emails,
- Us to work with you to better understand your audience and your goals for our talk,
- A custom resource page for your attendees,
- An “OH MY GOODNESS THAT WAS AMAZING!” presentation,
- Follow-up after the event to make sure we met your expectations,
- You’ll be a hero for hiring our team to entertain, motivate, and educate your conference, convention, company, or college.
Take The Next Step
Let’s start with a quick conversation so we can learn more about your event. Call us at (615) 538-5511 or fill out the short form below.