Bestselling author and keynote speaker on leadership and communication
Savvas Trichas is motivating and insightful while providing the audience with practical advice and eye-opening points about the power of communication.
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About Savvas Trichas
He specializes in body language, negotiation and management and has a novel approach to the most current leadership and HR related issues concerning companies aiming to build a future-proof, resilient, human organization.
Savvas captures the audience when he’s on stage and shares valuable insights into the power of communication and connecting with people. When he is not on stage, you’ll find him on TV as an expert on body language and the psychology of communication. He also consults organizations on specific organizational challenges – which are often linked to lack of communication.
Savvas has spoken to clients across the world and always receives incredible feedback on his way. He is also associated with the FBI National Academy Associates Cyprus Police as a guest lecturer. Savvas speaks on a variety of topics and always includes practical take-home advice and eye-opening points sprinkled with great energy and humour.
Savvas is a three-times TEDx speaker and collaborated with several prestigious universities and organizations such as Stanford University, the University of Durham, the Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Association of Cyprus Banks. His articles and ideas have been published in international high-impact academic journals related with leadership and organizational behaviour such as The Leadership Quarterly and his scientific articles on leaders’ facial displays rank #1 and #2 in Google Scholar.
Savvas has a Ph.D. in Human Resource Management and Marketing and an MSc in Educational Management. His bestselling book The Power of Communication was published in 2019 and has received an official approval by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus to be disseminated to educational organizations across the country.
Savvas Trichas's 2022 talks & topics
Connect, then lead: it’s what you don’t say that matters
In today’s highly competitive world, everyone communicates but only a few people connect. Connecting with people means making every moment valuable and in the long run, it will change your business.
In this keynote, Savvas shares his insights into communication beyond words. Body language is a huge part of connecting with others and takes up a large part of daily communication.
The audience will learn practical science-based nonverbal tools they can use when interacting with others. In addition, they will learn about conscious differentiation of body posture and the influence it has on others’ perceptions as well as voice tricks that can help to captivating audiences.
Resilience, agility and wellbeing: growing powerful teams
As the African proverb says, “If you want to go fast go alone, but if you want to go far go together”. What does Harvard have to tell us about 25,000 working adults in 25 countries? That resilience, agility, and wellbeing can transform a group of random individuals into a dream team. In this highly interactive keynote, Savvas reveals the secrets behind growing powerful teams.
Resilience, Agility and Wellbeing are all muscles: Let’s work out!
The art of storytelling: generating brand attention and sales through successful narratives
Stories make people feel, see, they make people use their inner-senses. Studies demonstrate that stories can change our attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. Findings from the area of neurobiology reinforce the above by showing that being exposed to successful narratives increases oxytocin in our blood (a neurochemical related with kindness that motivates cooperation). So, a story will capture people’s hearts by first attracting their brains. Global business titans such as Apple, IKEA, Coca-cola, Youtube, Facebook, invest millions of dollars in the area called brand storytelling because they know that content cannot be pushed into the brain, it must be pulled in. Stories have that pull-in function.
Redefining negotiation: getting to yes
In this keynote, Savvas discusses the MIT and Harvard proven tactics that help professionals generate value through their negotiations. Specifically, the talk focuses on protecting and increasing the value of arguments, building trust to improve outcomes and reducing uncertainty, and recognizing the power of emotion in conversation. Finally, the dark and the invisible sides of negotiation are introduced through an interactive paradigm to present the mechanics of contemporary negotiation.
Humanizing work: servant leadership and empathy
Lao Tzu, Jesus Christ, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa. What do all these people have in common? They were servant leaders. In a global post-pandemic era, where emotions are frequent and intense, servant and empathetic leadership are now more relevant than ever before. In a nutshell, serve before self is utmost.
In this keynote, Savvas introduces the key skills that underlie servant leadership in an interactive manner.
Revolutionizing customer experience: the new era
Good rarely gets rewarded. Good is expected and quickly fades from our memory. It is not a competitive advantage anymore. The reality is that there are only two types of services that can change customers’ preferences. Exceptional and bad. Anything in between will be forgotten or ignored. In this keynote, the four pillars of customer loyalty are unfolded.
- The theory of the velvet rope.
- Violating expectations with style.
- Going the extra mile: The story of a stuffed giraffe’s vacations in Rich Carlton.
- Your own mythological monster.
The science of public speaking: talk to persuade
What worries you the most while you are on stage presenting? Forgetting your words? Not being interesting enough? Research demonstrates that there are two ways to overcome your limitations as a public speaker: to learn effective techniques, and then practice them on stage over and over again. It is not nuclear physics but it is a fact. The proposed keynote aims to decode and introduce the science behind public speaking to add value to the area of presentations.
Leading transformation: the impact of curiosity, communication and leadership
The business world today is sailing in different waters compared to thirty years ago. Change is inevitable and we need to think of the transformation process no longer as just a question of keeping up, but rather a leadership issue that requires a deep shift in mindset. Consequently, it’s going to take a new set of leadership skills and structures to captain this ship.
More often than not, organizations fail to lead transformation. There can be many factors behind this failure, but the number one reason is organizational resistance.
The truth about lies: the leader’s guide
A study published in the prestigious scientific journal of Personality and Social Psychology Review in 2006 revealed only 54-percent chance of accurately detecting lies. This study included nonexpert judges and expert judges such as police officers, detectives, judges, interrogators, criminals, customs officials, mental health professionals, polygraph examiners, job interviewers, federal agents, and auditors. These odds are slightly better than a coin toss!
This keynote offers sophisticated, evidence-based training in lie detection through the use of theory, practice, and real-world videotaped case studies. Implications are discussed in the context of leadership.
Technology as a servant and master: The disruption and the hidden leverage
In our today’s fast-paced technological world everyone communicates but only a few people connect. When people can truly connect, every moment they spend with others, they can make it valuable, and if they are in business, they can make it profitable. This keynote demonstrates how attention shapes our reality and how we can transform technological distractions into competitive advantage. Specifically, the audience will have the chance to learn about the importance of avoiding split attention effects, brain research on our attention span, and the neurochemistry of strategic storytelling. Finally, the speech introduces 5 science-based tools to engage anyone’s attention.
Savvas Trichas's 2022 speaking fees
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