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Eric Bloom CSP | Author, Global Keynote Speaker, Leading through Influence in the Workplace

Eric Bloom is the Executive Director of the IT Management and Leadership Institute, a CSP, TEDx speaker, #1 bestselling author, and a research advisor for IDC. Prior to his current role, Eric was a senior IT executive at various prestigious firms such as Fidelity Investments, and Independence Investments. He is also a recognized thought leader in leading through influence and its usage in workplace interpersonal communication, negotiation, organizational change, conflict resolution, current job performance, and future career growth. Eric has also been a nationally syndicated columnist for Gatehouse Media and is the author of various books, including the following: ★ Office Influence: Get What You Want from the Mailroom to the Boardroom ★ Productivity Driven Success: Hidden Secrets of Organizational Efficiency (#1 Amazon bestseller) ★ The CIO's Guide to Staff Needs, Growth, and Productivity ★ Your IT Career: Get Noticed, Get Promoted, and Build Your Professional Brand ★ Manager Mechanics: Tips and Advice for First-Time Managers Eric has undergraduate degrees in Computer Systems and Accounting from Bentley University and an MBA from Babson College and is a past president of National Speakers Association New England. SPEAKING TOPICS INCLUDE: ★ Leading Through Influence... Influence techniques enhance the success of all interpersonal communication activities, including negotiation, change, sales, leadership, conflict resolution and more. The speaker, Eric Bloom, in his new book “Office Influence: Get What You Want from the Mailroom to the Boardroom” has identified 76 personal and business attributes that enhance or detract from the ability to influence others in the workplace. This talk includes the results of his research and how those in the audience can use this knowledge to increase their office influence, enhance their current job performance, and accelerate their career advancement! Features include! • Pre-talk online survey to understand/collect attendee thoughts on office influence • Summary comparison of our overall research results versus attendee results • Post-talk online assessment producing a customized 15-page PDF analysis, advice and action plan. This talk will help attendees: • Increase their knowledge of key influence concepts, techniques and practices • Enhance their ability to influence those inside and outside your organization • Create their own personalized action plan designed to maximize their office influence ★ Influence-Based Negotiation Negotiation is a fundamental component of business and personal success. At the office, we negotiate with vendors on price and delivery dates, with colleagues on office resources, office space and a myriad of other topics. On the personal side, we negotiation with our friends, family, service providers and others on every topic under the sun. Influence is the art of letting other people have things your way. At its base, negotiation is a form of interactive influence. This talk describes how to combine these two fundamental human activities, negotiation and influence, in a way that maximizes your personal and professional success. In this session you will: • Understanding of key negotiation and influence strategies and tactics • How combining negotiation and influence technique can enhance your ability at both • How to enhance your negotiation success both personally and professionally ★ Influence-Based Organizational Change Virtually every business initiative causes change. New processes change workflow, new technologies require new skills, Digital Transformation creates new business models, and organizational realignments modify internal reporting structures. When implementing change, five key factors must be considered. They are Environment, Resources, Individuals, Culture and Actions (ERICA). Implementing change is both organizational and personal. The use of a strong change management framework combined with the ability to influence those in power, those who must implement the change and those who must accept the change is an unbeatable combination. This talk outlines what must take place for change to occur and how to help facilitate it, both individually and organizationally. In this session you will: • Understanding of key organizational change concepts, techniques and processes • The role of influence in organizational change • Knowledge of our ERICA organizational change framework ** for full information on Eric's client options and service range click to his website from this profile **


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3 Reviews
John Todd, VP Professional Development, MassBay PMI
Eric Bloom is a go to speaker for us...

Eric Bloom is a go to speaker for us at PMI MassBay. He is well respected in his field and consistently rated highly by attendees. I would strongly recommend Eric Bloom for any PMI event.

August 2019

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Amy Ruddell, Group Event Director, Diversified Business Communications
He is a fantastic speaker.

He has delivered symposium sessions, workshops and keynote speeches, all to rave reviews. He is a fantastic speaker and an extraordinarily gracious person – the ultimate professional who will ensure the success of your event.

August 2019

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Ira Keltz, President, NEECOM (New England Electronic Commerce Users’ Group)
I highly recommend!

He provided tremendous educational value to our attendees and was extremely flexible in tailoring the topic for our specific audience. I highly recommend him for your conference and/or corporate speaking and training needs.

August 2019

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