Bodine Balasco has established himself as one of the country’s most knowledgeable business speakers, known for his combination of valuable content, interactive style, uplifting energy, and humorous storytelling.
He is academically trained in public speaking & human behavior with degrees from UCLA in Speech Communications & Social Psychology.
While attending UCLA as a scholarship athlete, Bodine Balasco also earned honors as a team captain and stadium record holder.
Shortly after graduating, Bodine Balasco became fascinated with the art of sleight-of-hand magic. Six months later he was making his entire living as a sleight-of-hand magician, and he spent the next decade becoming one of the most successful sleight-of-hand entertainers in America, winning awards from his peers in the process. Even back then, his friends remarked about his ability to create extraordinary results in his work and in his life.
But it wasn’t until he was invited to create and deliver his first keynote speech at a business conference, 17 years ago, that he “came back to his formal training” in communications and psychology, and found his true calling in life. He received a standing ovation after that first business speech, and he’s been at it ever since.
Bodine’s path is that of a researcher and passionate communicator, who loves sharing wisdom and strategies that can make a difference for people and work teams. And he’s always updating his awareness. At the recent Expo for the California Association of Realtors, Bodine was invited to deliver the luncheon keynote speech on using technology to create business success in challenging times. Betty Thomas, the Expo manager, says she chose Bodine to be their luncheon speaker because “he’s so entertaining and he shares strategies that are productive and current.”
His academic training, multifaceted background, and years of research have given him an extraordinary knowledge of human behavior and strategies for success. Bodine has achieved national-class success for himself as an athlete, as a magician, as a speaker, and a workshop trainer. His client list reads like a page from the Fortune 100 — AT&T, Mitsubishi, 3M, Warner Bros. Television, Verizon, Boeing, and Fedex to name a few.
He delivers his information, insights, and strategies with an energy that makes his messages unforgettable, and truly makes learning exciting, productive, and fun.
Members of the Institute of Management Consultants gave Bodine a “10+” rating on their 5-point scale.
And, Successful Meetings Magazine has named him “one of the Top-21 speakers for the 21st century.
EMPOWERED TO CREATE??: From Desire to Results
Mastering the Use of the Creative Process
Twenty years ago Bodine set out to discover the essential structure of productive achievement. And he found what he was searching for…the fundamental method of the human creative process .
Bodine doesn't just talk about "innovation" and "performance improvement." He shares a proven method for developing innovative ideas, creating efficient strategic action plans, and generating sustainable energy for following-through to completion.
This information is inherently inspiring because people and work teams get a glimpse of what they can actually accomplish with then begin using a method that is this effective. In this presentation Bodine reveals the most important principle ever discovered in all of modern achievement science. He also re-defines "what commitment is" and "how commitment really works."
Whatever creative capacity your meeting attendees currently possess, this information and methodology will improve their ability to create the results that are most important to them.
CAPTURING THE HEART OF YOUR CUSTOMER
Creating Business Growth by Creating Customer Loyalty
To gain a competitive advantage in today's marketplace, we must drive our behavior with a broader definition of service excellence. We must raise our sights and focus on creating customer loyalty. Bodine will help your attendees realize this is not inspirational. It's operational.
Your business success depends on the two primary benefits obtained from creating loyal customers . . . customer RETENTION and business REFERRALS.
A clear understanding of our values, drives our behavior. And there is new "best practice" to utilize. There are also analytics to guide us. Combined with an understanding of "the human side of enterprise," remarkable results can be created.
In this presentation Bodine will share:
Three Primary Principles for Creating Customer Loyalty.
The best strategy for getting everyone involved in creating loyal customers.
How to create a culture of customer focus.
This information is critical to your company's success. And Bodine communicates this important information with a humorous and entertaining showmanship that makes it unforgettable.
PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST
Developing Authentic Employee Engagement
Bodine has a passionate & developed understanding of the "human side of enterprise." From the beginning of his speaking career Bodine has been helping leaders & managers understand where "engagement" really comes from, and how to create work environments that stimulate employees to become more involved and committed.
In this presentation Bodine playfully shares research from the most authentic "Top-10 List of What Employees Want from Work." Updated with information about the new generation that is part of the workplace, this awareness is more important than ever because we now know, "your customers are going to feel the way your employees feel."
From the awareness provided by quickly & humorously examing this "Top-10 List," attendees will learn the three most important things you can start doing, that will authentically boost morale and increase employee engagement.
This thought-provoking presentation will change the way you think about leadership, and help you update your leadership behavior. And Bodine's meaningful & playful perspective on "people skills" and "people wisdom," will add energy, wisdom, and laughter to your important meeting.
TEAM ACTIVATION: Ideas Are the Answer
Breakthrough Idea Generation for Work Teams
This is one of Bodine's most enjoyable and valuable presentations. This information will productively change the way your people & teams operate.
Companies who implement this kind of high-speed "idea generation process" with their work teams, commonly improve their "profit-per-employee" metric by more than 600%.
This presentation can be a quick 45-minute speech, or a 2-hour hands-on workshop.
During his consulting work with his clients, Bodine realized that managers and team leaders were using outdated methods to try and get their team members to think creatively and come up with new ideas.
So he developed what has now become a branded method for quickly generating ideas, a method that can be easily integrated, on a regular basis, into the way teams actually work.
In his workshop Bodine breaks the attendees into groups of 6 to 8 people, and takes them quickly through this idea generation process. This is not yesterday's brainstorming method.
This is new, quick, and remarkably productive. Your attendees will be amazed at the sheer volume of ideas they generate in less than 30 minutes. And, using a clever visual method for evaluating their ideas, they determine which ideas are worth implementing. This is authentic, hands-on team-building at it's best. And the ideas that come out of these sessions with Bodine always inspire people to action, and always create value.
The great thing about the way Bodine conducts this fast-paced, productive workshop is, everyone who participates walks away with a complete understanding of how the process works, and the ability to conduct the process with a work team themselves.
Playfully adding in the new awareness of the "inherent creative capacity" of the human brain, Bodine makes this important topic another one of his entertaining & "inspired-to-action learning experiences."
Former Amazon Executive who launched the third-party marketplace which accounts for over 50% of units sold at Amazon
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