Seeing Things Keynote
Literally through Lenses; Figuratively despite Filters. How New Perceptions shiFt Perspectives to Shape New Outcomes…Illusions, Allusions, and Delusions – How you perceive the world affects how the world perceives you. Why new perceptions shiFt perspectives producing improved outcomes to help you tune-in, stand out, and get ahead.
This visually stunning session challenges participants to “see” the extraordinary within the ordinary… literally and figuratively based on Tom’s principles of Communichology™. “Seeing things” is about deliberately examining and exploring different perceptual distinctions and perspectives of the world around us. Featuring a multitude of images shot across the country from his published photography works, Tom challenges audiences to adjust their perceptions, to gain new perspectives, to have a greater, positive influence on their personal and professional outcomes. Also available as a Virtual Interactive Keynote called Seeing Things Virtually.
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My Generation Keynote
How to Strategically Engage with the Four Generations Co-Existing in Today’s Workplace. Hacking and cracking the codes of the supposed “Generation Gaps” by dialing into the 3 key motivators driving all human behavior regardless of age.
This fun, interactive, and insightful talk applies generational insights and strategies to bottom-line business challenges in today’s workplace. Tom teaches how to move beyond simply bridging generational gaps to blowing them up by fostering heightened collaboration, producing win-win outcomes and increased individual and group productivity for today’s leading companies. From Baby Boomers, to Gen X, to Millennials, and now Gen Z… the challenge is real to transcend basic empathy and understanding, to executing critical generational communication shiFts producing improved organizational outcomes.
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About Tom Leu, MS/CPC
Professional Keynote Speaker and Photographer, Author, and Radio Host
Compelling Images - Provocative Insights - Relevant Value & ROI - Breathing new life into Corporate Keynote Speaking - Attendees will leave more engaged and equipped with actionable tools to be better communicators, problem-solvers, and leaders
Tom, a former Academic Dean, is a dynamic keynote speaker, corporate trainer, professional photographer, music industry insider, and radio host. Tom’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, Colleges, Universities, and the Entertainment Industry. He offers unique and proprietary content producing one-of-a-kind “edutainment“ offerings you can’t get elsewhere.
Tom has trained with the world’s leading experts on strategic communications, leadership, personal development, and body language. Weaving words and images into unforgettable and actionable multimedia presentations, Tom challenges, empowers and moves audiences to “see things” differently and shiFt™ behaviors for improved personal and professional outcomes.
Whether in the conference room, boardroom, backstage, or onstage… Tom has been there - done that, sharing his unique vantage points and strategies for success and maximum participant impact.
- Member of the National Speakers Association
- Master’s Degree in Psychology
- Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology
- Former Academic Dean and College Instructor
- Certified Professional Coach
- Certified Body Language Trainer
Speaking Themes based on principles of Communichology™:
Premise: Most people overestimate the effectiveness of their communication skills, and underestimate their need to improve in these areas personally and professionally. By better understanding and then executing the principles of Communichology™, we all have the ability to strategically manage our moments of interaction and output to influence our best outcomes.
Communichology™ is where human communication and psychology collide. It’s a dynamic discipline studying the artistic and scientific intersection of influential communication skills and persuasive psychology strategies. Communichologists talk shiFt™, and teach how compelling communication skills married with provocative psychological insights, produce relevant real-world results. Communichology™ works in tandem to tap into on the psychology underneath our communication. For every what there’s a why we need to attempt to understand. This new understanding affords us opportunities we wouldn’t otherwise have.
Talking shiFt™ is about challenging what’s possible; to choose new paths; to embrace and empower change; to shift the conversation; to shift our perspectives; to “see” the world differently. Tom teaches Lifestyle Initiative Training techniques and strategies to seek new and different vantage points to view the world through different lenses. Doing this helps us recognize the opportunities we all have, every day to make a positive difference. Opportunities to shift our thinking, to ultimately shift our behaviors, in the moment, for better outcomes.
All keynote sessions and topics are designed to work well as Kick-Offs for Best Corporate Events programs. Sessions can be customized to fit the specific needs and goals. Tom is available for consultation to ensure session content maximizes your organization’s needs.
“When a keynote speaker talking about “Seeing things” and changing perspectives to change perceptions can reach employees who have been with the company for decades and are set in their “always been this way” –way; you know you’ve got one heck of a message and the delivery to make it resonate. That’s Tom.
The one hour we had with Tom was gone in a blink and yet his message stuck. It wasn’t so fast we missed the point. His tone and inflection, your active movement, the music, the changing graphics all flowed seamlessly. Tom's message was so perfect for us as we launched our Vision for the next 10 years. We NEED people in our company to stop and listen. To consider changing their perspective, to look at the future changes, milestones, growth, and goals in a different way and with an open mind. Everything Tom said was spot on for us as employees and as people.
Hopefully, Tom is still doing this when we do our Summit 2025. I think it would be so cool to have him back, to check on us, did we start seeing things and changing our perceptions to begin changing the world (or at least our company!). Maybe he'll have a new message. Either way, no doubt everyone would be excited to have him back with us!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Tom, so much for the extra participation in our launch and for being our keynote speaker. We won’t forget you or your message.”
Sara Farstad - Wurth Electronics, Supply Chain Director