What to Expect When You Hire Dr. Bob Nelson for Speaking

When you hire NY Times Best-Selling Author & Motivational Speaker, Dr. Bob Nelson, "The Guru of Thank You," you get more than just an energizing speaker.

Proven Results

In all of Bob's talks he draws from his original research and doctoral work, as well as his experience in working with two-thirds of the Fortune 500 companies on the topic of employee motivation, rewards and recognition. Because of his vast experience, Dr. Nelson is able to best show you ways you how you can make a difference in managing your employees and draw from how the best companies and managers do so, integrating recognition into their daily work practices, identifying and acting on opportunities to enhance performance, and overcoming obstacles along the way.


With a Ph.D. in management education and an MBA in organizational development Dr. Nelson knows that one size does not fit all.  That is why he feels every speaking engagement should also be customized to the needs of the organization and audience. When you hire Dr. Nelson, you hire more than a speaker, you hire an international expert and business consultant that dives into your organization's needs and reveals insights that can help everyone involved. The following bonus services are included in every full-fee speaking engagement:.

  • Online assessments - Discover what is most important to your employees and compare that to your managers' perceptions.
  • Interviews with audience members - As needed, Dr. Nelson will interview members of your organization to help him tailor his comments to fit the needs of the audience, the occasion and the organization.
  • Review of your recognition programs -  Dr. Nelson will provide expert opinion on how to improve what you are already doing so you can achieve greater results.
  • Executive briefing - Dr. Nelson will meet with your executive team to discuss employee motivation in their firm, and their role in supporting and modeling the desired behavior that all managers need to master within the organization.
  • Recognition steering team or task force  - Dr. Nelson will have a session with your recognition steering team or network to discuss issues of special interest to them and ways they can best build on and follow up about management training.

Real Applications

Every session Dr. Nelson conducts is filled with specific, real-life examples and techniques that can be immediately applied by attendees to get results and systematically leverage, build and sustain a culture of recognition at work. Dr. Nelson doesn't just inspire, he gives people the tools to transform the organization and the motivation to want to do so as soon as possible!

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