Chris Helder Profile

  • A master of communication, he equips people with the skills they need to influence themselves and others.

  • His easily applicable one-step program "Useful Belief" is reinventing the field of motivation and performance.

  • His contagious energy and effective takeaways have made him one of the world's in-demand speakers, presenting at 177 events in a single year.
  • Chris Helder’s high energy, humor, and powerful one-step “Useful Belief” system have made him one of the world’s busiest speakers.
    The sought-out communication expert equips audiences with tools to influence themselves and others that are easily incorporated into daily life. A certified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Chris shows people how to get untrapped from negative thinking and become more effective communicators no matter who their audience is.

    Chris is the author of two best-selling books: Useful Belief and The Power of Influence, which has been published in 5 languages. With nearly 15 years of professional speaking experience, he has delivered over 2,000 presentations around the globe.

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      Chris Helder is one of the most exciting speakers in the world right now. A dynamic speaker who delivers the “Power of Influence”, his highly entertaining messages have literally transformed how businesses communicate with their clients.

      Chris is a certified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming specializing in advanced communication and behavioral modeling. The author of two best-selling books on the power of genuine communication, he has wowed over 2,000 audiences throughout the USA, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Chris’ brilliant combination of energy, wit, humor, and tailored content ensures he relates to every audience member.

      His global client list includes: Citibank, Merrill Lynch, Glaxo Smith Kline, Toyota, Fuji Xerox, Levi’s and IBM. Chris speaks at conferences in the areas of sales, communication, influence, leadership, and mastering the face to face customer experience.

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    Before you can truly influence people, you need to learn how to communicate effectively. Chris Helder teaches you how to choose the right kind of communication techniques for any situation, so when you speak, you know people are listening!

    Chris’s high-energy easy-to-follow programs help you discover the keys to influencing yourself and those around you, whether your goal is to lead a team to higher performance results or land that highly coveted account. You will leave with the knowledge and ability to hone the skills that are crucial for success – including reading body language, convincing others to take action, making stronger connections, eliminating toxic behaviors, and approaching the future with certainty and clarity.

    Useful Belief... Because it's better than Positive Thinking
    This presentation is a game changer in the field of motivation and
    performance. For years, people have been told to try and be “positive”. The reality is that when most people try this they are unable to sustain it and end up feeling worse than when they started out.

    This is a presentation about “action”. It is not about being “positive”, but rather asking questions of yourself such as, “What is the most useful thing to believe about this situation?” and “What is the most useful thing that I could do today to get me closer to where I want to be?” Positive thinking is about a feeling, while Useful Belief is all about

    This presentation will help participants to:

    • Alter the approach and be more effective when tackling tasks
    • Give a new framework to help improve the focus of your time and

    • Improve your approach to make practical decisions in the

    • Increase your results by taking the right action
    • Feel empowered and motivated by changes they can make right away

    The Power of Influence…Mastering the Customer Experience
    This is the presentation that has made Chris one of the most popular
    presenters around the world. This powerful program makes an IMMEDIATE impact in the areas of communication and maximising the customer experience.

    Prepare for a HIGH ENERGY presentation that will leave
    participants with "tools" to PERSUADE and INFLUENCE. Chris has a fresh approach that concentrates on understanding those you are trying to influence, in order to create a stronger connection and ultimately results.

    This presentation will help participants explore:

  • The greatest communication, persuasion and influencing tools that are practical and can be implemented immediately
  • Learn a list of "1%" behaviors that significantly improve your

  • Increase your persuasion skills to get clients to take action
  • Building Relationships that matter in business
  • Understanding the power of coding success and replicating winning behavior

  • What People are Saying about Seeing Chris Speak

    Rating Entries

    “Chris Helder is the best young speaker in the world right
    now in my opinion. Chris has spoken twice at our company
    and blew away the room getting standing ovations both
    times. This doesn’t happen very often because our people
    are used to hearing the best speakers – from Anthony
    Robbins to Robert Kiyosaki.”

    “Excellent. Having sat through countless motivational
    speakers – Chris would rate as the best. He overlapped
    business goals and personal – very important for people
    who spend so much time at work.”
    – Nadine Lacroix, Marketing & Communications Manager
    Volkswagen Financial Services, Australia

    “It’s not just the exuberance, nor the passion. It’s not
    even just about the remarkable content. With Chris Helder
    you know he just gets it. He READS his brief, knows who
    he’s talking to – then gets a feel for the audience in
    the first 30 seconds. Wham! Everyone engaged, along for
    the ride and soaking up his invaluable insights and
    – Steve Rawlins, Managing Director
    DMP Marketing, Australia

    “Chris is a truly unique individual who sees the fundamental drivers of sales with crystal clarity. His passion for success is evident in all he does. We engaged him to share his tools of influence which saw not only out sales team inspired but in turn delivered on great sales outcomes.”

    “Chris is a dynamic speaker that captures your attention from start to finish. He engages with humour, energy and fun, but most importantly he delivers a message that you can apply immediately in your personal and professional life. I use the FORD principle every time I network.”

    “Chris is one of the best speakers we have had. He is engaging, amusing and real. His content resonates with my team and they all loved it. After two big nights the team was attentive during the entire last day – not many speakers can pull that off.”

    “We have worked with Chris at my last two companies. Chris’ mastery of influencing skills has enabled him to break it down to the essence of what drives results.”

    “Chris Helder is a highly entertaining speaker who has had an incredible impact in teaching our salespeople how to influence others. With his engaging style and clear messages, Chris constantly rates in the top echelon of speakers used by the hockingstuart group”.

    “Having selected and promoted 127 professional speakers over the last 12 years, Chris’ presentation in Wellington ranked as the highest presentation EVER! This is amongst people like Brian Tracy, Stephen Lundin and Michael Gerber.”

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    Books by Chris Helder:

    Useful Belief

    Positive thinking has had its time — the new way of overcoming life’s challenges is USEFUL BELIEF.

    Useful Belief turns the “be positive” industry upside down with a fresh and modern approach to achievement. Sometimes things in life are not positive. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. If you’ve had a nightmare of a year, the last thing you want to hear is “Be positive!” Instead, you need an actual strategy to dig yourself out, and a truly useful guidebook to show you where to go next. This is that guidebook.

    Through the engaging tale of a business traveller and the three significant encounters on his journey, this book takes you on a journey of your own — to self awareness, and an improved approach to business, parenting and relationships. You’ll learn how thinking “useful” is better than thinking “positive”, and you’ll uncover the utility of your past, present and future challenges. You’ll undergo a major shift in the way you solve your problems, and you’ll learn how to navigate your way out of ambiguity and toward success.

    The Ultimate Book of Influence
    Master the power of influence and persuasion to achieve more in work and life

    For business leaders and managers, as well as those who work in sales, the power of influence can be a potent advantage. The ability to persuade others based on what you know about them is the first step to convincing someone to buy your product or buy into your business vision. In The Ultimate Book of Influence, author Chris Helder—a master of communication and one of Australia’s most sought after speakers on influence—shares ten essential tools that will enable you to influence others so you win the sale or seal the deal.

    The tools in this book will show you how to read body language, uncover what’s most important to a client, convince others to take action, understand the four essential types of people at your workplace, and much more.

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