Entrepreneur, Technology and Digital Media Expert, Professor and Author
Called a “Digital Dale Carnegie” and the “Tony Robbins of Tech,” Erik Qualman is the author of Socialnomics. Socialnomics made Amazon’s #1 Best-Selling List for the U.S., Japan, UK, Canada, Portugal, Italy, China, Korea and Germany.
His book Digital Leader helped him to be voted the 2nd “Most Likeable Author in the World” behind Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is being adopted by the top universities and global brands and is nominated for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize.
Qualman has performed in 44 countries with: Coach, Chase, Sony PlayStation, IBM, Facebook, Starbucks, M&M/Mars, Cartier, Raytheon, Chrysler, TEDx, Polo, UGG, Nokia, Google, AutoTrader and others. Qualman gave the commencement address at the University of Texas McCombs Business School.
He has shared the stage with: Al Gore, Peyton Manning, Julie Andrews, Magic Johnson, Malcolm Gladwell, Bill O’Reilly, Jeff Bezos, Howard Schultz, Brett Favre, Tony Hawk, Jay Leno, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Alan Mulally, and many others of note.
He is no stranger to the executive suite, having served as the Head of Marketing at Travelzoo (TZOO). Yet, he may be best known for writing and producing the world’s most watched social media video. His work has been highlighted on 60 Minutes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ABC News, Financial Times, Forbes, CBS News, and The Huffington Post. He also helped achieve the Guinness Book of World Record for the longest continuous podcast.
Socialnomics was a finalist for the “Book of the Year.” Fast Company lists Professor Qualman as a “Top 100 Digital Influencer.” He made Forbes “Top 50 Power Influencer” list. Qualman was Academic All-Big Ten in basketball at Michigan State University and been honored as the Michigan State University Alum of the Year. Qualman has an MBA from the McCombs School of Business. A proud husband and father, he lives with his wife and two daughters in Austin.
Digital Leadership: The 5 Simple Habits of Digital Leaders
Leaders this digital decade are made—not born. The key is understanding the balance of oﬄine and online. Using profound and practical research, Qualman showcases the 5 Habits that drive success & happiness for employees, partners and customers in a WiFi World. Qualman reveals new techniques including Posting-‐It-‐Forward, Being Flawsome, and other insights to positively impact and transform your audience & organization.
Focus: How to Stop and Focus on What Matters Most
What’s the diﬀerence between winners and losers in a digitally distracted society? Focus. Winners focus on what matters most. While simple, it’s not easy. The #1 killer of promising careers, teams and businesses is a lack of focus. We either try to do too much, or we put our time, treasures and trust into the wrong buckets. Qualman shares specific focus techniques used by the world’s most successful people and organizations.
Innovation by Design: Becoming the Disruptor vs. the Disrupted
To ensure you are the disruptor versus the disrupted, you must understand societal shifts and instill a culture of creativity around them. This session looks at key future trends and their impact on your organization. Qualman provides the roadmap for your organization’s digital transformation. Leap over the pitfalls of incremental change and land on a foundation of progressive and practical innovation principles. Future forward!
Socialnomics: Winning Customers Hearts and Minds at Scale
Based on his #1 Bestseller, Qualman dives into the powerful concept of Socialnomics. Word-‐of-‐Mouth is on digital steroids and has transformed into World-‐of-‐Mouth. Organizations must learn the new rules of social, mobile and beyond, or they will miss this once-‐in-‐a-‐generation opportunity to earn customers’ loyalty and drive long-‐term success. Socialnomics is the key to winning customers’ hearts, minds, and wallets.