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It doesn't get much higher-level than a presidential campaign, and Kare Anderson created over 208 issues-formation teams for President Obama's first run for office. She is an expert in getting a message across, connecting with others to turn situations into opportunities and collaborating with others to accomplish more than you can accomplish alone.

Kare has worked on the Wall Street Journal and as a journalist for NBC where she received an Emmy. She has been invited to speak across the world, has appeared at TedXBerkeley and been consulted by governments, sports teams, start-ups and prestigious companies and institutions including Google, the London School of Economics, Siemens, Deloitte and Novartis. She was the first Pacific Telesis Cable TV and Wideband Division Director and founding board member of Annie's Homegrown.

Passionate as well as expert, Kare has co-founded nine women's political action committees. Her views are widely quoted in many publications and she has a global following for her blog, Moving from Me to We. She has published four books, Getting What You Want, Walk Your Talk, Beauty Inside Out and Resolving Conflict Sooner.

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Enjoying a More Accomplished, Adventuresome and Satisfying Life – With Others

The Rube Goldberg-style marble ladder contraption on the side table in my second grade class completely captured my attention, more than the teacher’s lesson plan, and I wasn’t the only one. When the recess bell finally rang, instead of going outside, three of us rushed over to re-jigger it so the marbles would have a more zig zaggy way to meander down, from the top to the bottom. That should have been a clue to me then that I’d rather reconfigure or create something new – with others — than to simply learn how things are now.

Inventiveness is increasingly vital, for individuals and organizations, in this technology-enabled Age of Engagement, so you, too, may want to hone the skills needed to tap that talent inside of you.

As a reporter, inventor and co-collaborator on many projects – I have honed three passionate interests that can benefit you, too, in this increasingly complex yet connected world. Now, more than ever, these skills are needed to stay relevant, sought-after and enjoying the true adventure story you were meant to live:

1. Quotability

More than smarts, experience, hard work or even money and attractiveness the key first step to standing out and to attracting involvement is your capacity to get your ideas heard and shared. There is an art and a science to being frequently-quoted.

The A.I.R formula for quotability is as vital to life as oxygen in this connected era:

    • Actionable
    • Interesting
    • Relevant

2. Connectability

Disconcertingly, likeability often trumps competence when people choose whom to support, buy from or befriend, research shows. Discover how to turn more situations into opportunities to connect around a sweet spot of shared interest, using one or more of the 30 Connectability Cues Kare has discovered from tracking behavioral research over the past decade. Use them to bring out the brighter side in others. Only then will they see and support your best side.

3. Collaborative

Inevitably those who become sought-after in any sphere, from personal to social or work settings, have co-created the most tempting offering for their “market.” Understand how to choose one or more of the seven most successful and widely-applicable methods to solve a problem or seize an opportunity:

    • Self-organized teams, loosely networked together
    • Co-creation, scalable and/or templatable
    • Crowdsourcing
    • Mini-charettes
    • Special interest communities, online and in-person
    • Storyboarding an experience, place, event or content
    • Mass customization

If you put any of these to use I’m betting that later, looking back on your life, some of your most meaningful memories and friendships will be the result of accomplishing something greater with others than you could have by working alone. You can bring out each others best talents and temperaments by evolving one of these specific structured collaboration methods to your situation

Kare Can Support You in Two Ways

Want to use your best talents more often to accomplish greater things with others? Like to be recognized and rewarded as you hone these traits? Then hire Kare to:

    • Speak at your conference or meeting
    • Provide coaching by phone and/or in-person
    • The arc of Kare’s work and life so far…

Forbes columnist and Emmy-winning former Wall Street Journal and NBC journalist, Kare Anderson has been a public speaker in 18 countries, speaker at TEDxBerkeley, and consultant to companies, sports teams, startups, government leaders and non-profits as diverse as Google, The Skoll Foundation, London School of Economics, Nordstrom, Siemens, Deloitte, and Novartis.

For Obama’s first presidential campaign she created over 208 issues formation teams. She was Pacific Telesis first Cable TV and Wideband Division Director and a founding board member of Annie’s Homegrown. Anderson co-founded nine women’s political action committees. Her ideas are cited in at least 18 books. She is the author of Getting What You Want, Walk Your Talk, Beauty Inside Out and Resolving Conflict Sooner. People in 28 countries read her blog, Moving From Me to We.


Kare Anderson Speaker Videos Back to top

Kare Anderson TED Talk


Kare Anderson presents her views on the power of collaboration and the ways in which building relationships can lead to successful business opportunities. She asks her audience to consider, “… what you most long for, think about how you want to do meaningful work with people that are your friends and be loved. And underlying that, there's a core thing that we all long for… focus, beauty and connection."

Kare is a passionate believer in the possibilities of friendly human connection and its transformative effects. As she explains to her audience, “You want to hang out with people different from you… fast thinkers, slow thinkers, there are benefits, optimistic, pessimistic, we're a culture that is hell-bent towards optimism but pessimists can see things that optimistic people don't see. So seeking those people out is like plotting your life to have more meaning, more accomplishment and more fun and more adventure."

Kare Anderson Second TED Talk



Speeches / Speaking Engagements Back to top


Kare Anderson presents highly entertaining and engaging keynote speeches that immediately get your attendees engaging with each other. Kare believes in people practicing as they go along, and she teaches the three vital skills for remaining relevant amid the complexity of the modern world; credibility, connectivity and collaboration. Kare goes to great lengths to prepare for all her presentations, customizing them specifically to your area and to current events, using the names of audience members and offering one-on-one confidential coaching sessions as part of her service.

Kare teaches her audience the skills of becoming quotable and collaborative and provides them with a toolkit which will make this become second nature. She shows how you can create smart partnerships that can attract more and higher-spending clients without increasing your outlay. Using a storyboarding technique, Kare can show you how to revamp your online presence so that visitors are constantly stimulated to buy, return and refer others.

One particular special keynote that Kare offers can enormously enhance any exhibition; once the exhibition floor is set up, Kare can provide a “30 tips in 30 minutes” session which will show your exhibitors how they can immediately improve the engagement potential of their stands.

Bring Kare to speak at your conference!

Within minutes your attendees will be laughing and engaged with each other in practicing the three vital skills for staying sought after in this increasingly complex yet connected world:

  • Quotability
  • Connectivity
  • Collaboration

Your people gain insights they can use in all parts of their lives to become higher performing and happier—with others.

Further reasons to hire Kare:

  • Highly customized programs, citing hot topics, examples, and what-if scenarios, specific to your audience
  • Refers to three attendees by name as positive examples of her tips
  • Double Header: Two same-day programs, keynote, breakout and/or exhibitors’ session
  • Meeting souvenir: eBook (Make Yourself Memorable or LikeAbility)
  • Two one-on-one confidential, 20-minute coaching sessions

Kare’s Most Requested Programs

Become an Opportunity-Maker by Being More Quotable and Collaborative
In this increasingly complex yet connected world, you can’t keep up without honing three intertwined traits: your differentiating strength, quotability and capacity to collaborate. These talents enable you to solve problems quicker and seize bigger opportunities, especially in these disruptive times. With them we can stay relevant and sought-after. Adopting this approach you can enjoy the camaraderie and meaning that happens as you achieve greater things with others than you could on your own.

You’ll leave this session with five quotability cues and four of the most productive collaborative methods for becoming high performing and happier – with others.

Forge Smart Partnerships to Thrive in Tough Times
Become top-of-mind in your market by forging the partnerships that generate stand out value and visibility. Kare has crafted over 40 successful alliance strategies for clients as diverse as Legos, Siemens and Mayo Clinic. Discover the seven proven methods that any kind or size of organization can use to burnish their brand and attract more clients and per-client spending without spending more. Learn the steps, pitfalls to avoid, success stories and eight ways to jumpstart your first, partnership-based outreach action from the author of Walk Your Talk: Grow Your Business Faster Through Partnerships. Leave ready to jumpstart your first profitable partnership.

Create the On-Site Experience That Builds Bragging Rights
Just as a movie director storyboards the sequence of scenes to pull audiences into the story, you can increase the number of positive moments your audience feels when stepping into your place or event. From the first sight to the last touch, increase the multi-sensory cues that nudge people to participate, buy, return and refer others. Hospitals, hotel, conferences and stores have all evoked greater experiences, using Kare’s storyboarding method. Discover how to conduct an Exposures Audit, then craft the moment-by-moment, one-of-a-kind experiences that others rave about.

How Exhibitors Pull More Prospects Closer to Buying: 30 Tips in 30 Minutes
Show your exhibitors how much you appreciate their participation. Offer this idea-packed session after they’ve set up their exhibits and when the trade show floor not open. 
Exhibitors learn how to keep hot prospects involved, even when others dominate conversation, and how to make their booth, brochures, and staff image complementary, rather than clashing and confusing. They’ll hear about three no-fail traffic-builders, actions that ambush or intimidate, clothing patterns that shorten attention, and more. Kare has won rave reviews for this session at over 100 conferences where she’s also presented a program for all attendees.



Kare Anderson Speaker Testimonials Back to top

    As a program planner, I constantly search for that exceptional individual who not only is an outstanding presenter, but creates that special bond between audience and speaker. That I found in you.
    - National Dental Association

    Kare′s contagious passion, high content, and extraordinary presence compelled us to bring her back four times.
    - American Association of Nurse Executives

    Your uncanny insights into how we can leverage the success of our advertising campaign were the icing on the cake when we brought you to teach us how to become more compelling communicators--so much learning and fun in such a short time.
    - California Tree Fruit Agreement

    Your keynote at our rally got even our most seasoned people up, alive and very active, talking with each other about how they want to support our political action. We couldn′t have asked for anything better.
    - Florida Association of Counties

    You were the meeting′s highlight--all aimed at our seasoned sales force′s needs.
    - The 3M Company Post-It Project

    Kare, you were amazing as usual and 100% of your audience loved you!
    - California Gift Show

    Attendees said ′Wow!!,′ ′Must bring her back!,′ and more as you received a 4.97 out of a possible 5 for your extremely relevant program. You have our highest recommendation.
    - Annual Credit Union Auditors′ Association

    Your speech was exceptional, highly rated, and extremely pertinent to our competitive industry AGAIN!
    - Produce Marketing Association

    Our attendees gave your keynote our highest rating ever. We′ll bring you and your books back next year!
    - Institute of Real Estate Management

    The insights you provided on personal influence were compelling, ethical, and prompted a great deal of intellectual curiosity through the audience.
    - Nabisco

    You were riveting at our women′s conference: practical and inspiring.
    - Women of AT&T

    You have a commanding presence and clear strong knowledge of cross-promotions. Thanks for making a great contribution to our program.
    - Rogers Instruments Corporation

    You were the ′highest overall rated′ and ′most innovative′ speaker for our quality selling conference. People were actually using your techniques over dinner and in the hallways the next two days of the conference.
    - Lucent Technologies

    You provided the new ideas, inspiration, and clarity I wanted for our very seasoned sales force to start the year out on a new high.
    - Planters

    You have an amazing magnetism, not only in front of an audience at Point of Purchase Advertising Institute, but even to talk with you ahead of time and by phone.
    - Thomson-Leeds Company

    Her innovative and workable techniques are used daily by thousands from such diverse organizations as Catholic Council of Bishops, Hewlett Packard, and the Sierra Club. Why? Because they work.
    - The New York Times

    Her practical and often startling style makes people laugh as they learn.
    - Campbell Soup

    Kare won over our tough group in minutes and kept their total attention for two hours.
    - Utah Auto Dealers Association

    Our people are seasoned seminar goers, and your session knocked their socks off with ′state-of-the-art′ new information they can use. We loved it.
    - The Marriott Company

    Your morning keynote after a late night dance woke everybody up. Even our business owners were writing notes--people I′d never seen sit still for a speaker before.
    - The Printing Industries Council

    You ranked as the most effective segment at the Institute.
    - George Hospital Association

    You reach minds and touch emotions. Wow. Thank you for making me look good.
    - California Apple Day

    You won rave reviews for your ′Selling Your Ideas & Winning Agreement′ program with words in evaluations like ′Eight hours with her would have been great-–mesmerizing,′ ′She was captivating,′ ′Best of the convention by far,′ ′Most insightful--new ideas for us,′ ′Exceptional delivery,′ and ′Bring her back!′
    - National Association of Realtors

    Perhaps the strongest affirmation of your impact on our group was the consistent use of the terms ′great′ and ′we want more!′
    - Kaiser Permanente

    You were by far the best speaker at the conference, with strategies to influence legislators that inspired even the novice.
    - American Red Cross

    Your insightful message on cross-cultural cues for business partnerships was so well received that we are reorganizing how our group operates. As our first woman keynoter, your approach set a new standard which we appreciate.
    - Hong Kong Council of CEOs

    You kept a sometimes restless and very diverse group of elected and staff officials glued to your words, and ready to act. Thank you!
    - National League of Cities

    Your leadership keynote closed our conference with a resoundingly upbeat call to action -- exactly what we hoped for.
    - Margaret Wolfe, American Farm Bureau




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    As a program planner, I constantly search for that exceptional individual who not only is an outstanding presenter, but creates that special bond between audience and speaker. That I found in you.
    - National Dental Association

    Kare′s contagious passion, high content, and extraordinary presence compelled us to bring her back four times.
    - American Association of Nurse Executives

    Your uncanny insights into how we can leverage the success of our advertising campaign were the icing on the cake when we brought you to teach us how to become more compelling communicators--so much learning and fun in such a short time.
    - California Tree Fruit Agreement

    Your keynote at our rally got even our most seasoned people up, alive and very active, talking with each other about how they want to support our political action. We couldn′t have asked for anything better.
    - Florida Association of Counties

    You were the meeting′s highlight--all aimed at our seasoned sales force′s needs.
    - The 3M Company Post-It Project

    Kare, you were amazing as usual and 100% of your audience loved you!
    - California Gift Show

    Attendees said ′Wow!!,′ ′Must bring her back!,′ and more as you received a 4.97 out of a possible 5 for your extremely relevant program. You have our highest recommendation.
    - Annual Credit Union Auditors′ Association

    Your speech was exceptional, highly rated, and extremely pertinent to our competitive industry AGAIN!
    - Produce Marketing Association

    Our attendees gave your keynote our highest rating ever. We′ll bring you and your books back next year!
    - Institute of Real Estate Management

    The insights you provided on personal influence were compelling, ethical, and prompted a great deal of intellectual curiosity through the audience.
    - Nabisco

    You were riveting at our women′s conference: practical and inspiring.
    - Women of AT&T

    You have a commanding presence and clear strong knowledge of cross-promotions. Thanks for making a great contribution to our program.
    - Rogers Instruments Corporation

    You were the ′highest overall rated′ and ′most innovative′ speaker for our quality selling conference. People were actually using your techniques over dinner and in the hallways the next two days of the conference.
    - Lucent Technologies

    You provided the new ideas, inspiration, and clarity I wanted for our very seasoned sales force to start the year out on a new high.
    - Planters

    You have an amazing magnetism, not only in front of an audience at Point of Purchase Advertising Institute, but even to talk with you ahead of time and by phone.
    - Thomson-Leeds Company

    Her innovative and workable techniques are used daily by thousands from such diverse organizations as Catholic Council of Bishops, Hewlett Packard, and the Sierra Club. Why? Because they work.
    - The New York Times

    Her practical and often startling style makes people laugh as they learn.
    - Campbell Soup

    Kare won over our tough group in minutes and kept their total attention for two hours.
    - Utah Auto Dealers Association

    Our people are seasoned seminar goers, and your session knocked their socks off with ′state-of-the-art′ new information they can use. We loved it.
    - The Marriott Company

    Your morning keynote after a late night dance woke everybody up. Even our business owners were writing notes--people I′d never seen sit still for a speaker before.
    - The Printing Industries Council

    You ranked as the most effective segment at the Institute.
    - George Hospital Association

    You reach minds and touch emotions. Wow. Thank you for making me look good.
    - California Apple Day

    You won rave reviews for your ′Selling Your Ideas & Winning Agreement′ program with words in evaluations like ′Eight hours with her would have been great-–mesmerizing,′ ′She was captivating,′ ′Best of the convention by far,′ ′Most insightful--new ideas for us,′ ′Exceptional delivery,′ and ′Bring her back!′
    - National Association of Realtors

    Perhaps the strongest affirmation of your impact on our group was the consistent use of the terms ′great′ and ′we want more!′
    - Kaiser Permanente

    You were by far the best speaker at the conference, with strategies to influence legislators that inspired even the novice.
    - American Red Cross

    Your insightful message on cross-cultural cues for business partnerships was so well received that we are reorganizing how our group operates. As our first woman keynoter, your approach set a new standard which we appreciate.
    - Hong Kong Council of CEOs

    You kept a sometimes restless and very diverse group of elected and staff officials glued to your words, and ready to act. Thank you!
    - National League of Cities

    Your leadership keynote closed our conference with a resoundingly upbeat call to action -- exactly what we hoped for.
    - Margaret Wolfe, American Farm Bureau


    Resolving Conflict Sooner
    Conflict can be an opportunity for people to come together and establish deeper connections. Kare Anderson provides a fresh illuminating perspective and shows us how to resolve conflicts sooner with four simple steps. Helpful tips to keep in mind as we practice the art of conflict resolution are woven throughout the book making it as engaging as well as useful.
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Bring Kare to speak at your conference!

Within minutes your attendees will be laughing and engaged with each other in practicing the three vital skills for staying sought after in this increasingly complex yet connected world:

  • Quotability
  • Connectivity
  • Collaboration

Your people gain insights they can use in all parts of their lives to become higher performing and happier—with others.

Further reasons to hire Kare:

  • Highly customized programs, citing hot topics, examples, and what-if scenarios, specific to your audience
  • Refers to three attendees by name as positive examples of her tips
  • Double Header: Two same-day programs, keynote, breakout and/or exhibitors’ session
  • Meeting souvenir: eBook (Make Yourself Memorable or LikeAbility)
  • Two one-on-one confidential, 20-minute coaching sessions

Kare’s Most Requested Programs

Become an Opportunity-Maker by Being More Quotable and Collaborative
In this increasingly complex yet connected world, you can’t keep up without honing three intertwined traits: your differentiating strength, quotability and capacity to collaborate. These talents enable you to solve problems quicker and seize bigger opportunities, especially in these disruptive times. With them we can stay relevant and sought-after. Adopting this approach you can enjoy the camaraderie and meaning that happens as you achieve greater things with others than you could on your own.

You’ll leave this session with five quotability cues and four of the most productive collaborative methods for becoming high performing and happier – with others.

Forge Smart Partnerships to Thrive in Tough Times
Become top-of-mind in your market by forging the partnerships that generate stand out value and visibility. Kare has crafted over 40 successful alliance strategies for clients as diverse as Legos, Siemens and Mayo Clinic. Discover the seven proven methods that any kind or size of organization can use to burnish their brand and attract more clients and per-client spending without spending more. Learn the steps, pitfalls to avoid, success stories and eight ways to jumpstart your first, partnership-based outreach action from the author of Walk Your Talk: Grow Your Business Faster Through Partnerships. Leave ready to jumpstart your first profitable partnership.

Create the On-Site Experience That Builds Bragging Rights
Just as a movie director storyboards the sequence of scenes to pull audiences into the story, you can increase the number of positive moments your audience feels when stepping into your place or event. From the first sight to the last touch, increase the multi-sensory cues that nudge people to participate, buy, return and refer others. Hospitals, hotel, conferences and stores have all evoked greater experiences, using Kare’s storyboarding method. Discover how to conduct an Exposures Audit, then craft the moment-by-moment, one-of-a-kind experiences that others rave about.

How Exhibitors Pull More Prospects Closer to Buying: 30 Tips in 30 Minutes
Show your exhibitors how much you appreciate their participation. Offer this idea-packed session after they’ve set up their exhibits and when the trade show floor not open. 
Exhibitors learn how to keep hot prospects involved, even when others dominate conversation, and how to make their booth, brochures, and staff image complementary, rather than clashing and confusing. They’ll hear about three no-fail traffic-builders, actions that ambush or intimidate, clothing patterns that shorten attention, and more. Kare has won rave reviews for this session at over 100 conferences where she’s also presented a program for all attendees.


Kare Anderson TED Talk


Kare Anderson presents her views on the power of collaboration and the ways in which building relationships can lead to successful business opportunities. She asks her audience to consider, “… what you most long for, think about how you want to do meaningful work with people that are your friends and be loved. And underlying that, there's a core thing that we all long for… focus, beauty and connection."

Kare is a passionate believer in the possibilities of friendly human connection and its transformative effects. As she explains to her audience, “You want to hang out with people different from you… fast thinkers, slow thinkers, there are benefits, optimistic, pessimistic, we're a culture that is hell-bent towards optimism but pessimists can see things that optimistic people don't see. So seeking those people out is like plotting your life to have more meaning, more accomplishment and more fun and more adventure."

Kare Anderson Second TED Talk



The Forgotten First Step for Connecting

By Kare Anderson

While happiness books are all the rage, none begin by showing us the inescapable first step to connecting with others. That having social ties is the single best predictor of a longer, healthier, more satisfying life. That seemingly mundane step? Attention. When hired by Disney to observe what infants and toddlers paid the most attention ... more

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Build Scalable, Brand-building Power with Your Employees

By Kare Anderson

Even with the priceless brand-building glow enjoyed by a few celebrity CEOs like Richard Branson and Tony Hsieh isn’t it strange that so few CEOs attempt the same success? Odder still, few companies tap the scalable, brand-building power of their employees. In fact, it may be their biggest missed opportunity in our increasingly connected yet ... more

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