Topher Morrison is the CEO of Topher Communications, a brand agency that specializes in helping business owners develop their perfect pitch.
He is featured in the award-winning documentaries “The Compass” and “Riches,” and his first book Stop Chasing Perfection & Settle for Excellence has been hailed as The self-help book for people who are sick of self-help books. His second book, Collaboration Economy, was released May 6, 2014 and reached national best-seller status within hours.
Topher wrote the book on public speaking. Literally. His book, entitled, The Book on Public Speaking, will be released in bookstores August 2017 and takes an ‘in-your-face’ approach to traditional speaker trainings and helps business professionals break free from the 1980’s motivational speaker, ‘happy-flappy’ approach that has since become cliche in the industry.
His extensive speaking schedule, spanning over the past 25 years, has taken him throughout the US, UK, Australia, and Singapore and has earned him a global reputation as an expert in mass-communications and influence. Topher has spoken for top execs with American Express, Microsoft & Google, just to name a few.
In contrast to most professional speakers, Topher’s shockingly honest, sometimes irreverent, and always down-to-earth approach is surprisingly infectious. His personality and straightforward manner are perfect for the business person who is tired of fleeting success in “self-help sinkholes.” He is not afraid to tell it like it is and shatters the myth of achieving overnight success. Instead, Topher speaks to the person who could care less about motivational ‘magic wands’ and is more focused on getting tangible, proven strategies to become a key person of influence in their company, network, or industry.
IN TOPHER’S OWN WORDS…
“I think I’m a bit of a freak, actually. I don’t know why but I love studying what makes some speakers just okay, and other speakers truly great. I watch talk shows and study the hosts interviewing skills, and critique the guest for how they could have made a more effective presentation. I watch televised events, and instead of being entertained, I study the host to see how they interact with the audience and the TV.
I watch political debates and look past the rhetoric and explore why one candidate comes off more believable than the other despite the fact that they both pretty much say the same thing. It’s this never-ending obsession with mass communication that, I think, makes me so much more well rounded than your average speaker, and I’m certain that’s what can qualify me to be your mentor and coach should you need to deliver an important presentation.”
– Topher Morrison