Want Soft Skills Expert Bob Graham
to Speak to Your Organization?

Keynote Speeches, Workshops & Breakout Sessions Unleash the Transformative Power in People

Bob Graham is an expert on soft skills, those tools we use when we interact with other people like empathy, good listening and teamwork. You probably didn’t learn about soft skills in school, and sadly, most businesses are overlooking their power. When unleashed, soft skills can quite literally transform an organization by making its employees more productive, collaborative and innovative. Graham can help you unlock this power.

Bob Graham, keynote speaker, trainer and author

“Bringing Bob Graham into our employee training day was an important part of my staff development plan. While the tips and tools touched on are invaluable for anyone working in public service, I knew having Bob onsite would really shift our team’s focus on how we communicate internally and externally. Bob was amazing to work with. We set up goals and areas of growth that needed to be tackled by our team, and even identified key staff that would benefit from one on one coaching. This holistic plan is exactly what my library needed. I saw almost immediate results.”   (Read full testimonial)

— Lesley Mason, MLS, Caldwell County (N.C.) Public Library

Soft Skills Are the Overlooked Tool for Improving Any Organization

Bob Graham draws on his wide range of business experience to deliver insights on soft skills, using an engaging combination of cutting-edge research, real-life scenarios and humorous anecdotes. This combination helps people in any organization to better understand how soft skills can help them and how when unleashed can ignite careers and organizations.

Graham has presented to scores of organizations, ranging from national conferences and universities, to local groups and the National Institute of Health. His hallmark is an insightful presentation that leaves people with not just a deeper understanding of the topic, but the impetus to take action to improve their lives.

Among his most popular presentations and workshops are:

  • Business Communications
  • Company Culture
  • Customer Relations
  • Dealing with Generational Differences
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Morale
  • Hiring, Recruitment and Retention Using Soft Skills
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Millennials and iGen
  • Presentation
  • Storytelling
  • Teamwork and Leadership

Graham customizes every presentation and workshop to meet the unique interests of the organization.

“Bob, thank you for speaking to our group! You did such a wonderful job. Our members and guests loved your storytelling and presentation. We took away a lot of practical ideas and learned a lot!”

— Christina Snyder, President, Women in Insurance and Financial Services (Baltimore chapter)

Why Invite Bob Graham To Speak?

Bob Graham has researched, written about, podcast on and spoken about soft skills to a variety of audiences. He and his business partner, Dr. Tobin Porterfield, cowrote The 55 Soft Skills That Guide Employee and Organizational Success, which, drawing on their cutting-edge research, provides the first definitive list of what soft skills people can use in the workplace.

Their weekly podcast on soft skills, The Serious Soft Skills Podcast, which is available on iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Stitcher and Spotify, gets thousands of downloads.

Graham and Porterfield have published three academic journal articles on their discoveries about soft skills, including for the Decision Sciences Institute and the American Society of Engineering Education. They also co-f0unded and operate Serious Soft Skills LLC, a Baltimore, Maryland-based consultancy that focuses on educating and training individuals and organizations about soft skills.

In 2010 Graham launched a marketing company, Bigger Pie Strategies, which has helped dozens of small businesses, tech startups and other companies find their ideal audiences through enhanced marketing strategies. Over his career, he has worked in a variety of fields, from newspapers and trade publications, to state government and nonprofits.

He has taught business communications, presentation and marketing to graduate and undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University, and journalism and career readiness at Towson University and several other colleges and universities in the Baltimore, Maryland, area. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Towson University and a Master’s in Communications: Journalism and Public Affairs from The American University in Washington, D.C.