Paul Smith is a popular keynote speaker and corporate trainer in leadership and storytelling techniques, and former executive and 20-year veteran of the Procter & Gamble Co. He is also the author of the best-selling book Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire, already in it's sixth printing in the US and published in six languages around the world.
His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Time, Forbes, the Washington Post, PR News, SUCCESS, CIO, Investor's Business Daily, Marketing Research, the American Banking Journal, and London's EDGE Magazine, among others.
Paul spent over two decades observing and researching what it takes to connect with, inspire, and motivate a change in human behavior—in other words, leadership. His research includes exclusive interviews with over 75 CEOs and executives at dozens of major corporations around the world. Whether it's a speech to the board of directors, or a hallway conversation with your boss, his conclusion is this: The difference is storytelling. Great leaders do it well. Mediocre ones don't. Paul's training courses show you how, and provide a set of brilliant stories to start your collection.
Paul holds a bachelor's degree in economics, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives with his wife and two sons in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio.