Meet Our “Influencer of the Week,” Bobby Umar!

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Bobby Umar - Influencer of the Week


Bobby Umar, Founder of Thought Leadership Branding Club

Nominated by: Brynne Tillman


Bobby Umar is a motivational speaker, business coach, author, and the founder of the Thought Leadership Branding Club. He is one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers, a 5x TEDx Speaker, and a digital influencer with over 650,000 followers. Bobby works with thousands of leaders in Two ways – help ‘lost leaders’ find their authentic path of passion and purpose with personal branding clarity and focus AND help business professionals ramp up their thought leadership to get TEDx talks, paid speaking, media appearances, and more digital revenue.

Bobby is now a recognized thought leader in Networking, Personal Branding, and Digital Marketing and has been named the 2nd best business coach, the 4th best leadership influencer according to Kred, and a Top 7 Networking guru to follow. A fiercely proud and committed dad, Bobby is passionate about diversity, equity, and entrepreneurship.

Connect with Bobby on LinkedIn, follow him on X and Instagram, subscribe to his YouTube channel, or visit his website to learn more about his work.


Bobby’s Insights


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Every single one of you has a story or message that the world needs to hear. Having a TEDx talk as part of your thought leadership brand is so powerful it will attract more leads to you, and the leads you go after are easier to attain and gain trust because of your TEDx Talk.

So, what stops you from landing a TEDx Talk?

• Do I deserve it? Most people feel like they don’t qualify
• How do I start? Not knowing the path makes it hard to take the first step
• Will it help me? It’s surprising how few know the impact of TEDx on your brand & career
• I’m not old enough, smart enough, or experienced enough: Self-doubt about our ability holds us back
• I’m not a public speaker: You think TED only wants speakers? Think again
• My idea isn’t ready: Most TEDx speakers weren’t ready at the start. But they got help!

You may be thinking it’ll be tough to do a TED Talk, or you’re not sure if you’re ready yet, or if it’s smart to fit in right now. In fact, there are fewer barriers than you think, and you might be more ready now than you expect.

A TEDx Talk is one of the best ways to demonstrate credibility, raise awareness for your knowledge, get prestige, and become a sought-after expert in your field.

There are many benefits you can get as a result of your TEDx Talk. For example:

• Your first major book deal or a long-term boost in book sales
• Unsolicited job offers for your dream job
• Getting featured in national media (e.g., TV, top-end podcasts, major websites)
• A flood of customers for your business
• Lucrative paid speaking opportunities in exotic locations
• A global audience and network of the smartest people in the world


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