A pioneer in belongingness, Shasta Nelson is an in-demand keynote speaker, popular media resource and contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and author of three books in which she teaches how to build healthy relationships, including The Business of Friendship: Making the Most of the Relationships Where We Spend Most of Our Time. For over 15 years, Shasta has been translating the science of human connection into actionable practices that lead to greater belonging in our communities and workplaces. Her expertise has activated organizations such as Google and LinkedIn to intentionally create and accelerate the high-trust and resilient relationships that lead to higher employee retention, engagement, and collaboration.
Shasta has been featured in hundreds of publications such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and TIME magazine, and has appeared as a guest on the Harvard Business Review podcast, Today Show, and Steve Harvey Show. Shasta is a two-time featured TEDx speaker, with her first TED talk receiving over 800,000 views, and she has delivered 500+ keynotes for over 20 different industries, including tech, healthcare, nonprofits, education, and more.
SAMPLE INTRO FOR EVENT ORGANIZERS
Our speaker today is a social relationships expert.
She has written three books on the subject, including her most recent, The Business of Friendship: How to Make the Most of Our Relationships Where We Spend Most of Our Time, in which she teaches how to create a culture of belonging in our workplaces. As a speaker on TEDx and conference stages; a contributor and media resource to publications such as the Harvard Business Review and Forbes; and a guest on the Today Show and Steve Harvey Show, she activates organizations to create and accelerate the high-trust and resilient relationships that are critical for employee engagement and a supportive company culture.
And today, we have to honor of having her here with us. Please help me welcome . . . Shasta Nelson!
SAMPLE INTRO FOR PODCAST INTERVIEWS
Shasta Nelson is a leading expert on social relationships, speaking across the country and facilitating events to build belongingness and human connection. She’s a contributor to the Harvard Business Review and has been quoted in several publications, including Forbes, the New York Times, and TIME magazine; and she has been interviewed live on dozens of TV shows, such as the Today Show and Steve Harvey Show. And, if you haven’t yet seen her popular TED talk, then you’ll want to check that out later!
Shasta has written three books on social relationships and belongingness, including the one we are here to talk about today—her most recent, The Business of Friendship: How to Make the Most of Our Relationships Where We Spend Most of Our Time, in which she teaches how to create a culture of belonging in our workplaces.
AUDIO VISUAL & PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS
Below is a checklist that will ensure the best audience experience of Shasta’s program. Please share this list with your Meeting Planner and AV Contact.
If you encounter a challenge with any of the following requests, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can fix it in advance of your event.
+ 1x wireless, lapel or headset (over the ear) microphone
+ Access to PowerPoint (screen, projector, clicker)
+ Shasta’s programs are very interactive and engaging; whenever possible, please try to fill seats in the front of the room for energy, seat people at tables for increased connection opportunities, and provide name tags for your audience to encourage connecting with one another.
Depending on the event, Shasta also can provide:
+ Speed-friending facilitation for your attendees to meet and connect
+ Pre-event survey to your attendees to determine current friendship satisfaction
+ Assessment of team relationships for organizations/teams and consulting
+ Books, pre-signed or personalized during a book signing
PURCHASE SHASTA'S BOOKS
If you’d like to order books in bulk for your attendees, clients, or team members, please contact Shasta for discount pricing. And she’s always happy to set aside time for signing books and connecting!