Meet the Faculty
International Bestselling Author and World-renowned Professional Speaker
International Speaker, Business Consultant and Author
Nicholas Boothman has been called “one of the leading experts in face-to-face communication in the world” by The New York Times. He has taught his revolutionary techniques of “Risk and Rapport by Design” to thousands of corporations, colleges and universities around the world including the Harvard, and London Business schools.
His first two books, How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less and How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less have been translated into more than 20 languages. A former fashion and advertising photographer who dealt with hundreds of new faces a week for clients like AT&T, Revlon and Coca-Cola, he is now recognized as a world-renowned expert in turning first impressions into profitable relationships. The New York Times calls him “the new Dale Carnegie,” the Economist Magazine calls him “truly inspirational,”.
At Next Century Speakers, Nick has developed a deep passion for sharing all of his speaking experiences with the students. Boothman has helped hundreds, if not thousands, of up and coming speakers perfect their platform and increase revenue from the craft.
From a 14-year career in law enforcement, with a specialization in interrogation, Ken honed elite-level skills in connecting with people and sales. He used these skills to build four businesses in four different industries before landing at the helm of Reader’s Legacy and Next Century Publishing. Ken has spoken on four continents to hundreds of thousands of people, and on the same stages as the likes of John Maxwell, Nick Boothman, Jim Rohn, Brian Tracy and many more.
Ken is known for weaving compelling stories and humour into every speech. He is always a crowd favourite. He has a deep passion for helping new speakers to develop their unique platform and separating themselves from the noise.
VP, National Speakers Bureau
For over a decade, Don Jenkins has been working with hundreds of companies and event planners across North America to find the right speakers for their events. As the Vice President, National Speakers Bureau, Don has booked hundreds of speakers and amassed millions of dollars in speaking fees. Speakers he has booked over the years include celebrities, Super Bowl champions, political and business leaders and best-selling authors.
Don acts as a special advisor to Next Century Speakers on all matters relevant to the speaking profession. At the Speak & Get Paid Intensive, Don will moderate the “Ted Talks” keynote presentations on Sunday.