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Bobby Umar

Speaker

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Leadership Expert, Brand Builder & Digital Influencer

A passionate advocate for values-based leadership & building your personal brand, Bobby is one of Inc. Magazine‘s Top 100 leadership speakers, a five-time TEDx speaker and a social media influencer. Authentic, funny and dynamic, Bobby Umar will move you to action and inspire you to strive for greatness. He brings contagious exuberance and keen insight to your event to make it successful and memorable. Bobby reveals innovative strategies to nurture a positive company culture or brand through personal connection, and to create true impact in the digital age. 

Keynote Speeches

Virtual Keynotes & Webinars
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Creating Influence in the Digital Landscape

Companies must differentiate themselves to compete in the digital marketplace. Across all sectors, whether B2C, B2B or non-profit, organizations must challenge themselves to reach new customers or supporters, while retaining a loyal following. Digital marketing and social media are powerful tools to connect with customers in a way that feels personal and relatable. Bobby provides useful tips on how to cut through the clutter, share your voice, make valuable connections and build community, including tactical advice on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Promote your company brand online in a way that is unique and authentic, using storytelling, community building, video and more. This presentation can be customized for your company or industry and speak to your corporate business development goals.

 

Thought Leadership

Do you know what it takes to be a thought leader? Amplify your voice to create a lasting impact by becoming a thought leader—a person of influence in your field or area of interest. Thought leadership is a key differentiator between those brands who are driving the conversation forward versus simply engaging in it. Learn top-tier networking and relationship building techniques, content creation strategies, and speaking skills that will make you extraordinary.

Personal Branding | Help Employees Deliver on Their Promise
When companies support the self-discovery process of their employees in house, they are investing in their productivity, retention and leadership development. Companies consistently find that sales are significantly boosted when employees develop personal brand statements that align with their company’s brand. A personal brand is an individual’s promise to deliver to every person they encounter. It is their reputation, integrity and what their audience expects of them, whether they are their team, network or customers. By refining the areas where your employees can find alignment, focus their skills and create an impact, they will discover their own unique traits that will contribute to your team, organization, and world.

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Personal Branding | Help Employees Deliver on Their Promise

When companies support the self-discovery process of their employees in house, they are investing in their productivity, retention and leadership development. Companies consistently find that sales are significantly boosted when employees develop personal brand statements that align with their company’s brand. A personal brand is an individual’s promise to deliver to every person they encounter. It is their reputation, integrity and what their audience expects of them, whether they are their team, network or customers. By refining the areas where your employees can find alignment, focus their skills and create an impact, they will discover their own unique traits that will contribute to your team, organization, and world.

View more of Bobby’s presentations here.

Platform Plus Presentations

Unique formats and ways to connect with audiences.
Host/MC
Bobby brings an engaging presence and endless exuberance to his role as host/MC. A top five leadership influencer on social media via Kred, with over 500,000 followers, Bobby’s social media influence can help your event gain traction both online and in person. At your event, he will quickly encapsulate concise takeaways and learnings for the audience to remember. As a Second City trained improvisor, his quick wit and adaptability will ensure your event is entertaining and smooth. Bobby has over 25 years experience emceeing and hosting leveraging his charm, humour and dynamic energy to enhance every event that he hosts.
Social Influencer | Twitter
With over 500,000 followers, Bobby is a social media influencer on thought leadership, personal branding and networking. Bobby has also been named one of the top five business coaches to follow on Twitter and a top 75 LinkedIn influencer in the world.

Audience reviews:

  • Bobby did a phenomenal job as keynote speaker. He was really engaging and the topic completely resonated with the conference delegates. The interactive exercises were very useful and a great way to get the room to connect with one another. He was a wonderful start to the whole conference day. Bobby has amazing energy and really connected with the audience which can be really challenging but he did it so effortlessly.

    - Ontario Home Economics Association
  • I was incredibly impressed with his ability to capture the fresh audience and connect with them immediately. Having known Bobby for a few years now, one of his outstanding Leadership qualities is his ability to connect with others. He is authentic and genuine in developing both meaningful relationships and leadership in everyone.

    - Founder, GameOn Leadership
  • Bobby’s insights into our business and the way we operate were bang on. Can't wait to have him back!

    - Marketing Director, PepsiCo
  • Bobby's energy and encouragement are a catalyst for student action.

    - Shad McMaster participant
  • A fantastic speaker, Bobby is very effective in his communication style, respectful, enthusiastic and a great listener.

    - Category Manager, Starbucks
 

Speaker Biography

Bobby Umar is recognized by Inc Magazine as one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers in North America. He is also a 5x TEDx speaker, and a social media influencer with over half a million followers. An authority on authentic networking, personal branding and digital connection, Bobby is an author of two books, including a #1 Best Seller, as well as a Huffington Post contributor.

Bobby Umar is an inspirational speaker, coach, and one of the most prolific advocates of heart-based leadership in North America. Inc Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers, alongside such noteworthy giants as Richard Branson, Brené Brown and John Maxwell. Bobby is a 5x TEDx speaker, and one of the top social media influencers in the world, with over half a million followers. He has been named the “2nd Best Business Coach to Follow” on Twitter and the “4th Best Leadership Influencer” according to Kred. Bobby is an author of three international books, including a #1 Best Seller. He is also a frequent Huffington Post contributor and he is the host of a weekly tweetchat called “The Power of Connection” that has reached over 65 million impressions weekly. To date, his social media influence has garnered over 1 billion impressions. Bobby was also named a “2015 Speaker to Watch” and most recently, he was named a “Top 7 Networking Guru to Follow”.

A social media advocate, who champions authentic connection and leadership, Bobby has appeared on dozens of podcasts, TV and radio shows. With a background in brand marketing (Kraft and Unilever), engineering (Bombardier) and the performing arts (Second City), Bobby has led Raeallan for over a decade and is now a recognized thought leader in networking, social media and personal branding. He founded the DYPB – Discover Your Personal Brand movement, which hosted the largest event in North America dedicated solely to personal branding, featuring 60 experts and over 300 delegates. 250,000+ people from across the world have experienced Bobby’s high-energy keynotes, interactive team-building activities, and engaging workshops.