Richard Bliss

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Richard Bliss is a renowned speaker, author, and social media expert. He is the founder and president of BlissPoint, a social media consulting company that helps improve executives' online communications and sales teams' social selling behaviors. Richard is recognized as a LinkedIn Top Voices Influencer and an experienced executive communications manager. His expertise has helped thousands of people master social media tools and become fluent in social conversations, building their platforms and confidence to reach their audience and define their brand effectively. Richard is also the author of the book Digital First Leadership, which simplifies the world of social media and how leaders can use it to their advantage. His podcast, "Digital First Leadership," has been transformational for many, leading to success in their respective fields.


Richard's book is not just a theoretical exploration; it is a practical roadmap filled with actionable insights and strategies that have been tested and proven by business leaders across the globe. Through a perfect blend of personal anecdotes, in-depth research, and invaluable conversations with industry experts, Bliss unveils the secrets to becoming a digital-first leader in today's ever-evolving business landscape. Whether you're an executive looking to enhance your personal brand, a manager seeking to inspire your team, or an entrepreneur aiming to expand your reach, this book will equip you with the tools and knowledge to navigate the digital realm with confidence and purpose. Embrace the power of social media, master the art of online reputation management, and watch as your influence and success soar to unprecedented heights.


Richard was a former executive vice president of marketing for eighteen years and an award-winning pioneer in technology, collaboration, and cloud computing. He shifted his attention to social media when he founded the podcast "Funding the Dream," which became a leading voice in the crowdfunding space. Today, Richard continues to empower others through his weekly newsletter and podcast, which reach over 45,000 subscribers. Richard lives in Silicon Valley where he juggles life between five daughters and setting world records playing board games. He can be found on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. His speaking engagements are known to engage, inspire, and educate teams, leveraging the power and success of Social Selling on LinkedIn.


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Richard's signature keynote is titled Mastering LinkedIn to Accelerate: Your Sales Performance, Your Brand, Your Digital First Leadership & Your Influence!  He always customizes it for each client and their industry, and it's offered as a keynote, breakout session, or deep-dive workshop. 


Key Takeaways from Mastering LinkedIn to Accelerate: Your Sales Performance, Your Brand, Your Digital First Leadership & Your Influence: 

Learn how to craft a compelling personal brand on LinkedIn that sets you apart from the competition and attracts new opportunities.

Gain insights into optimizing your LinkedIn profile to showcase your expertise and establish credibility in your industry.

Master the art of creating content that positions you as a thought leader and engages your target audience.

Discover the secrets to crafting compelling messages that resonate with your audience and drive meaningful connections.


Accelerating Your Sales Performance:

Discover how to leverage LinkedIn's powerful tools and features to supercharge your sales performance. Richard will share proven strategies for prospecting, building relationships, and closing deals through LinkedIn. You'll learn how to identify and engage with your ideal customers, craft compelling messages that resonate with your audience, and utilize LinkedIn's advanced search capabilities to uncover untapped opportunities. By implementing these techniques, you'll be able to fill your pipeline with high-quality leads and drive unprecedented sales growth.


Crafting Your Personal Brand:

Your personal brand is your most valuable asset in the digital age. Richard reveals the secrets to crafting a magnetic personal brand on LinkedIn that sets you apart from the competition. You'll learn how to optimize your profile, showcase your expertise, and create content that positions you as a thought leader in your industry. By building a strong personal brand, you'll attract more opportunities, establish credibility, and inspire trust in your network.


Becoming a Digital-First Leader:

LinkedIn offers unparalleled opportunities for professionals to establish themselves as digital-first leaders. Richard will show you how to harness the power of LinkedIn to amplify your leadership presence and influence. You'll discover strategies for sharing your insights, engaging with your network, and building a loyal following of professionals who look to you for guidance and inspiration. By embracing digital-first leadership, you'll be able to expand your impact, drive change, and lead your industry into the future.


Amplifying Your Influence:

Richard will teach you how to amplify your influence on LinkedIn and beyond. You'll learn how to leverage LinkedIn's publishing platform to share your ideas with a wider audience, engage in meaningful discussions, and build a powerful network of influencers and advocates. By consistently delivering value and nurturing relationships, you'll be able to expand your reach, attract new opportunities, and establish yourself as a go-to authority in your field. By mastering LinkedIn, you hold the key to unlocking a world of possibilities for your professional success. Through Richard’s keynote, you'll gain the insights, strategies, and tools you need to accelerate your sales performance, build a powerful personal brand, establish yourself as a digital-first leader, and amplify your influence. Your team will witness a transformative shift in their online presence, leading to increased visibility, enhanced prospect relationships, and ultimately, a significant boost in sales performance when they implement Richard’s techniques.


“Richard Bliss’s class on Social Selling is outstanding! He taught his course to all of NetApp inside sales. I give it 5 stars! It was a tremendous value and completely elevated our sales team’s approach to reaching out to customers and prospects. Richard answered our questions and walked us through how to improve our LinkedIn and Twitter accounts to be a more effective selling and influencing. The big difference was not just telling us how to do it but showing us how, and then helping us do it ourselves in class. This hands-on part of the class was exceptional. Hearing about it was good, but actually doing it was better. Having someone as knowledgeable as Richard to answer questions as we used the tools was fantastic. Excellent class! Brilliant instructor! Incredible value!”

Regional Director, East Commercial Account Team @ NextApp

“From the main stage to small workshops, we have relied on Richard Bliss as the most dynamic speaker and presenter our organization has ever had. His connection with the audience and mastery of his topic leaves a lasting impact with our attendees. Every year for every event we have requests to bring Richard back for more.”

Connie Brenton – Founder and CEO,

“Richard is a LinkedIn Pro! He was a keynote speaker at the National Speaker's Association Conference and I've attended a webinar of his. From those two sessions, I learned so much from him. I immediately applied a couple of his ideas and saw a significant increase in engagement on my LinkedIn posts. Plus, I'm enjoying LinkedIn much more! It feels more genuine. If you want to learn more about how to use LinkedIn in a way that's sincere and genuine, I highly recommend Richard Bliss!”

Amy Climer, Ph.D., CSPAmy Climer, Ph.D., CSP