10 Steps to Building Successful Relationships & Making Yourself Valuable.

How to…
– Meet Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere
– Use the Tornado Technique
– Apply the Pace-Palette Test
– Make introductions –

Speakers Kit

Stephen Meade is available for speaking engagements. Mr. Meade has presented in front of Colleges, Universities, Fortune 500 Companies, Sports Teams, Accelerators and more. An accomplished speaker who has been featured on Television and Radio and has spoken in front of crowds as large as 30,000.


If you’re looking for a practical, professional, and proficient individual for your organization, please contact Mr. Meade directly.

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Stephen Meade

Founder & Resident RainMaker – Big Bamboo, LLC

STEPHEN MEADE is an American entrepreneur, executive and strategic adviser who is passionate about growing companies that make a difference in the world. Mr. Meade catapults a simple idea to a full-functioning and successful business, thanks to his strong background in sales and sales psychology, and his special ability to network within high profile organizations. Stephen Meade brings a unique perspective to the world of online commerce and transaction processing.

Mr. Meade is a seasoned business leader, using his expertise to speak about the art of networking and to help others recognize the critical role personality plays in the success of a company. Executives, entrepreneurs, start-up founders, co-founders, and entrepreneur students all benefit from his talks. He frequently speaks at executive leadership conferences and at the largest communities of startups in the world. Stephen Meade’s areas of expertise are networking, building a business team, recruiting management, building advisory boards, start-ups, and leadership.

“Isolation is a Good Thing”:

A seminar that trains executives how to be more effective by isolating exactly what they need and who they need to meet before they execute.
The 3 C’s of Networking: Credit, Contacts, and Compensation
The Tornado Technique: www.bit.ly/TornadoTechnique
The basis for everything: Realize most people don’t care about what you do, or don’t understand it.
1- What is the emotional value of what you do? (what are your benefits, how do you help)
2- What is the industry, genre, or type of customer?
3- Names of companies you are trying to meet- Be Specific!
4- Ask for the person who are you trying to get to- be specific in terms of title.
5- Research and find the name of EXACTLY who you want to meet.
Be Specific and don’t be shy.
Presentation Topics

Business Management: Corporate Social Responsibility, Entreprenurship, Innovation, Leadership, Networking, Strategy, Business
Current Trends: Environment, Green
Economy/Investment: Economy, Finance, Futurist, Investing
Sales Marketing: Marketing, Sales Motivation
Previous Speaking Engagements

Frequent participant & panelist at Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Founder Institute, Opportunty Green, and more
Guest lecturer at MIT, Harvard, Northwestern, Peter Kievit Institute, University of Nebraska, University of Missouri Kansas City, USC , UCLA, University of Chicago, Loyola University, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Missouri at Kansas City, University of Nebraska, and more.
Leadership Roles and Affiliations

Stephen Meade serves as adviser to numerous companies and organizations, including: International House of Blues Foundation in Chicago, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Enterprise Forum, PC Guild, AgileCo.net, Twitmob, and several more.
Fosters the advancement of other start-up leaders as a founding member of KnockNOW, a non-profit that accelerates opportunities for entrepreneurs
Served as a judge for Thunderbird’s global business plan challenge, UMKC’s Entrepreneurial contest for 2010, and a finalist judge for Boats.com ecommerce awards
Published Works

Stephen Meade is the author of three books in the field of finance/credit improvement and business networking

To schedule a speaking engagement, please contact:

Email: Stephen.Meade@BigbambooLLC.com

Is Isolation Good?

I’m often asked the question -> Why is “Isolation” a Good Thing?
What do you mean?  Like being “alone”?

This seems so counter-intuitive, especially when the event is all about networking and connecting. It’s quite interesting that when you ask people what the word Isolation means to them, you usually get something with a “negative” connotation; being alone, desolate, by yourself.

The mere word Isolation conjures up less than positive images.

Why does it have to be that way?

What is the word Isolation was “reframed” in your mind to mean something positive?

What if you pictured yourself sitting on a beautiful beach, sand under your feet, surf slowly breaking in front of you, and the sun setting in a warm orange glow? You feel the warmth on your skin; you revel in the solace and silence, and take a deep breath and think- ahhhhhhh- Isolation is a good thing.

Indeed, in an instant, you can reprogram the pictures in your mind, and then the feelings associated with that single word.

For our purposes, Isolation is a good thing as it relates to be targeted, specific and focused.

Think about a target where you isolate and focus on the bull’s eye.

Or perhaps working out, where you might “isolate” a muscle group to strengthen it. Tuesday is Arms.

Even in business, where you a focused on the top five individuals you need to help make your business a success.

Again, Isolation is a Good Thing when it comes to being specific and getting what you want.

So as you wonder about attending any of our networking events, remember it’s not about being alone, but about meeting exactly who you need.

Who do you need to meet? Do you know your top five people? If I asked you to name the five people you need or want to meet to be successful, could you name them?

See, Isolation is indeed a good thing.

It’s all about being specific, targeted, and focused.

To that end, we hope you can attend one of our Happy Hour events, upcoming seminars, or keep an eye out for the impending book (coming out soon)

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