Deirdre Van Nest is a Emotional Intelligence Keynote Speaker

Your humanity is your competitive advantage. Stop trying to prove yourself. Be yourself.


“The best presentation I’ve heard in 20 years.”

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M.C. | Director of Disability Sales
Guardian Life Insurance Company of America


If the Success of Your Group's Business Depends on Building Relationships Quickly, Deirdre is Your Keynote Speaker!

If the Success of Your Group’s Business Depends on Building Relationships Quickly, Deirdre is Your Keynote Speaker!

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I’ve seen many presentations in my 60 years and Deirdre’s was one as the best. As good as Zig Ziglar!


J.M. | Financial Advisor
Thrivent Financial


Deirdre brings a great return on investment – we were able to implement her strategies immediately. She captivated our audience of 200 for four hours and had us wanting more! Overwhelmingly positive feedback and a STANDING OVATION! Deirdre is not a one and done speaker!

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J.S. | National Manager PAC and Onboarding
RBC Insurance

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Emotional Intelligence Keynote Speaker Topics & Outcomes

Get to the “YES!” Quicker

How to Increase Trust, Connection & Likeability in 3 minutes or less.

Do your professionals want to deepen relationships with current clients and quickly win new business? Do they have their sights set on retaining clients across multiple generations?

If you answered YES, keynote speaker, Deirdre Van Nest, is the right speaker for your next event!

See, consumers today are not choosing professionals based primarily on credentials and experience; those are expected. Instead, they’re choosing them based on how a professional makes them FEEL.

That’s why if your team wants an edge (especially with Boomer females, Millennials, and GZ), they’ll want to communicate in a way that demonstrates Emotional Intelligence (EQ).

One powerful way to show EQ, is by leveraging a specific storytelling strategy- -a “Personal Brand Why Story”. When your team learns how package and share this story in a way that’s meaningful for their ideal clients, they’ll accelerate trust AND buy-in.

In this interactive presentation your team will:

  • Understand why after hearing their “Personal Brand WHY Story”, their ideal clients could be in a room full of their competitors and will still make a beeline for them!

  • Experience first-hand how telling their “Personal Brand WHY Story” will increase trust, connection, and likeability in 3 minutes or less.

  • Discover why humanizing themselves is critical to the future of their business.

  • Discover how top producers are using their stories to attract clients and get to the “YES!” quicker.

Convert Conversations Into Clients!

It’s no secret that the higher your Emotional Intelligence (EQ), the more likely people are to do business with you!

That’s why, if your professionals want a competitive edge, they must structure their initial meetings with prospects in a way that demonstrates Emotional Intelligence. When they do this, they’ll more quickly convert prospects into clients…who are ready to do business with them.

In this presentation your team will learn Emotional Intelligence keynote speaker, Deirdre Van Nest’s, Crazy Good Talks® 5 Step Process for blending Emotional Intelligence skills into an initial conversation/meeting with a prospect.

Specifically, they’ll discover:

  • The most powerful tool to use to “warm up” prospects BEFORE a meeting.

  • The mindset needed to make a genuine connection with every prospect.

  • The tool for creating trust, connection, and likeability in 3 min or less.
  • The question to ask prospects when transitioning from initial chit chat into the official meeting- -this question quickly exposes their challenges, hopes, and dreams.

  • How to create opportunities to show one of the most important Emotional Intelligence skills– -empathy.

  • The top strategy for creating desire for their services or products without sounding salesy.

To hit the bullet points above, 90 min is needed for this presentation.






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