Riaz Meghji | Human Connection Keynote Speaker, TV Host and Moderator

Riaz Meghji

Human Connection Keynote Speaker, TV Host and Moderator

Riaz Meghji

Riaz Meghji is a human connection expert and bestselling author of the book "Every Conversation Counts: The 5 Habits of Human Connection That Build Extraordinary Relationships". His insights have been featured in Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, and Financial Post.

He is also an accomplished broadcaster with 17 years of television hosting experience; he has interviewed experts on current affairs, sports, entertainment, politics, and business.

Riaz has hosted for Citytv's Breakfast Television, MTV Canada, TEDxVancouver, CTV News, and the Toronto International Film Festival. He is a natural storyteller with a proven ability to conduct engaging, in-depth conversations across various disciplines.

Off-camera, Riaz dedicates himself to philanthropy and causes he cares about including Canuck Place Children's Hospice and Covenant House. He holds a degree in business from Simon Fraser University and studied leadership communication at Harvard Extension School and the Canadian Management Centre.

He lives in Vancouver, B.C., with his wife Lori and son Nico.

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Every Conversation Counts: How to Build Extraordinary Relationships

Long before the era of ‘quiet quitting,’ loneliness was a social pandemic in our society. In an age of polarization, disconnection, and shallow substitutes for real relationships, every leader needs to know how to build and maintain meaningful relationships with clients and teams alike in our hybrid reality.

With years of experience interviewing established leaders in business, entertainment and innovation, audiences will gain the following insights:

Spark real, authentic conversations to make meaningful connections, personally and professionally

Earn trust and build inclusive cultures, as you listen without distraction and make your small talk bigger

De-escalate conflict and collaborate effectively by leading with assertive empathy

Craft and tell compelling stories that will motivate your audience to take action

Explore the questions that create breakthrough moments in any conversation

This engaging experience is a candid and far-ranging look at how creative conversations can help you reinvent yourself, re-energize your teams, and further develop your business.


Relationships First: How to Use Authentic Connection to Grow Sales

It’s no wonder that sales often get a bad rap. In a world of dwindling authentic connections, it’s easy to see sales as the least authentic interaction of all. But this doesn’t have to be the case.

By transforming the way they and their teams interact with customers, sales leaders can forge more human connections that lead to dramatically improved sales outcomes.

Start from a place of empathy to develop a deeper understanding of your customer base

Earn trust by listening without distraction, making more meaningful small talk, and practicing assertive empathy

Craft compelling stories that activate passion in your customers— and tell those stories in a compelling way

Explore the key questions that lead to breakthrough conversations with customers

This captivating talk goes beyond sales tactics to explore Riaz’s lifetime of work creating authentic connections, sharing key principles to turn sales into an art and discipline of crafting real relationships and experiences — not just transactions.

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