Thank you for your outstanding presentation at our National Conference. You were absolutely brilliant--especially the manner in which you tailored the message to address specific industry issues which we are currently dealing with.
Dr. Nido R. Qubein is an accomplished university president and a nationally recognized author, speaker, and leader. Dr. Qubein came to the United States with $50 in his pocket and a few words of English in his vocabulary yet went on to become one of America's most sought-after speakers and consultants.
As a university president, the story of his tenure at High Point University is known to many. In less than a decade, he led the institution to phenomenal growth (5,000 students) and significant academic advancement, tripling its size and moving it to the number one spot among Best Colleges in the South.
As an American citizen, President Qubein has been the recipient of some of the highest national awards, including induction into the Horatio Alger Association for Distinguished Americans with General Colin Powell, Oprah Winfrey, and the founder of Starbucks, Howard Schultz. He is the recipient of DAR's Americanism Award and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, along with four U.S. presidents. He is a member of the International Speakers Hall of Fame and, in fact, has served as president of the National Speakers
As a business leader, he is the chairman of Great Harvest Bread Company with 220 stores in 43 states. He serves on the boards of several national organizations including BB&T (a Fortune 500 company with $230 billion in assets) and the La-Z-Boy Corporation (one of the largest and most recognized furniture brands worldwide).
President Qubein is the author of a dozen books and scores of leadership audio and visual recordings translated into many languages. The Biography Channel televised his Emmy-nominated life story titled "A Life of Success and Significance."
In his home city of High Point, North Carolina, he has been named both the Citizen of the Year and the Philanthropist of the Year. His foundation has invested millions in scholarships for deserving young people and his family has been among the largest benefactors to High Point University and other organizations.
Featured Keynote Programs
Communicate Like A Pro
Communicating effectively with people, inside your company and beyond, is a minimum-requirement skill in our ever-changing global marketplace. This presentation is designed to help your audience develop the communication skills required and to wield them with power and effectiveness. They’ll learn not only the basics, but many of the finer points Nido Qubein has picked up during a long and successful career as a professional speaker, author, and adviser to top executives and to successful companies, including specific strategies used to “connect” for persuasion and results. To date he has written a dozen books, delivered thousands of speeches, and showed millions the art of effective communication.
Achieving Peak Performance
This presentation will show you how to prepare your employees for high productivity and your company for maximum profitability. Learn how to grow a well-trained, educated and motivated team. Nido Qubein makes an important point: Teaching people skills without giving them a vision for a better future—a vision based on common values—is only training. He goes beyond dictionary definitions to show that yesterday’s thinking looks at the tasks people perform today and asks “How can we train our future employees to do these things?” Tomorrow’s thinking looks at the kind of people needed to execute corporate strategy and finds ways to educate employees to become those kind of people.
From Success to Significance
A powerful and inspiring presentation on focus, balance, and meaning, both in business and in life. The perfect keynote address. Nido Qubein cites major differences between creativity (how can we do this differently) and innovation (how can we do this better). He distinguishes among tasks, goals and purpose humorously yet persuasively with thoughtful impact. Your audience learns that the 21st Century rewards extraordinary people whose competence and commitment directly affect their beliefs, behaviors and results.
If I wanted To Buy What You Sell, Would I Buy It From You?
Why should people do business with you? How easily can someone else imitate what you do? Do your customers think of you first? Nido Qubein shares dynamic principles for personal and corporate achievement. It doesn’t matter how much you know or what you can do. What matters is what your customers and colleagues believe and perceive you can do for them. Do they understand and value what you are offering? Your positioning reflects other people’s confidence in your ability to do whatever you do with professional competence and expertise-how much they trust you to meet their needs. Your positioning is the way people feel about you and your work; it’s about the way you make them feel when doing business with you. Nido Qubein shows your audience how to “position” for maximum results using a practical approach and a professional strategy.
Thank you for an absolutely wonderful keynote performance. Your message was timely, humorous, enthusiastic, and educational . . . what more could we have asked for. The audience really enjoyed you and you enjoyed them, too.
Very few speakers have the ability to captivate an audience of antsy & impatient sales people for even an hour, much less three and a half hours as you did. Your information was presented in an entertaining, refreshing yet truly educational style.