“Seeing Things” Keynote

Title of Presentation:

“SEEING THINGS” – Literally through Lenses; Figuratively despite Filters. How Perspectives Shape Outcomes.

>> Key Focus Areas: Staff Development, Team Building, Leadership, & Personal Growth


This impactful and enlightening session challenges participants to “see” the extraordinary within the ordinary… literally and figuratively. “Seeing things” is about deliberately examining and exploring different distinctions and perspectives of the world around us. It’s about adjusting our perceptions, to gain new perspective, to have greater influence on our outcomes. Perspectives that if perceived for what they truly are, can potentially open up a whole new, defining world to those paying attention.

Learning Objectives:

Participants of this presentation will be taken on an insightful and inspirational journey of discovery using words, images, and music. By learning to look just underneath the obvious, we can illuminate and harness the intricacies and simplicity of how our perceptions influence our perspectives, and ultimately shape our personal and professional outcomes.

Key Points:

  1. “Seeing things” from new and unique perspectives can drastically change how we view, interact with, and positively affect the worlds in which we live.
  2. Recognizing and understanding the important, yet often overlooked differences between perception and perspective provide enhanced outcomes personally and professionally.
  3. Applying the practice of “seeing things” ongoing give you an advantage socially and emotionally.
  4. Employing the 6 strategies to sharpen your perception that will enable you to “see things” in new ways offer positive affects for both your personal and professional perspectives and outcomes.


“Seeing Things” is an ability, a skill set to develop, and use to your advantage. This presentation is simultaneously an encouragement and an urging to open up your eyes to how we communicate to each other and to ourselves. The best communicators recognize that a conscious decision is required to “see things” for what they’ve been before, what they are now, and what they could be next.

**For Educators: this talk anchors key FACULTY & STAFF DEVELOPMENT, TEAM BUILDING, & LEADERSHIP principles for all academic and administrative staff.

Speaker Bio:

Tom Leu, M.S. is a Member of the National Speakers Association, a Certified Professional Coach (CPC), and Certified Trainer for the Body Language Institute. Tom is the former Academic Dean at Rockford Career College in Rockford, IL, and previously worked as an Account Manager at McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Researching from a social psychological perspective, Tom created a new discipline of study called Communichology™ in which he presents from the unique vantage point where communication skills and human psychology collide. Tom is a sought-after speaker on topics pertaining to advanced communications skills, leadership, the new body language, emotional and social intelligences, persuasion and influence. Tom’s professional career includes over two decades of experience as a college administrator & instructor, keynote speaker, corporate trainer & seminar leader, radio & television host, author, & photographer.

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