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1. You have an upcoming event and need a speaker to bring the fire.

2. Your company is looking to grow and requires transferrable skills training.

3. You are looking to grow and need a sherpa to help you conquer your personal Mt. Everest.

If ANY of these sound like you...

ABOUT TryBean Speaking

Your Audience Deserves a Presenter Who Will Knock Them Awake, Aware, and Ready to Take Action.

Let's face it, the speaker can make or break the event.

The right combination of material and delivery has a lasting impact on ALL who experience it.

You want someone who will understand your needs, co-create the perfect experience with you, and then take the audience on a wonderful journey.

Terry Bean is that someone. Let's chat!

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Be Connected - My First Book


I used to get frustrated watching people who were lousy at networking. Then it dawned on me...how would they have learned how to network?

I broke networking down into 5 very simple categories:

1. Why Networking works

2. What you need to know before.

3. What to do at an event.

4. Ways to network online.

5. How to keep it going.

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Finding Harmony... My 2nd book


This book became the definitive guide for "Mindset Matters.

If you wish to level up in all aspects of your life it starts with the stories we tell ourselves.

Originally written to provide guidance to his daughter, this book has become a sought-after tool to help people lower stress, reduce anxiety, and increase joy by helping people find what matters most.

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Behavioral Elements is a new way to look at the primary and secondary drivers of human behavior. There is a fully functional assessment that will provide you great insights that you can use for you, your teammates at work and your partner at home.

Once we understand what is driving the behavior we learn how to behave more intelligently.


“I worked with Terry to publicize my book and to be a TEDx speaker. He was masterful in helping me get crystal clear on my message and give a powerful delivery. He quite brilliantly crafted my talk with me and connected me with the just the right people. Terry will inspire you, nurture you and connect you! I plan on working with him as a rabbi, author and speaker for years to come. He is absolutely the BEST!”

-Rabbi Tamara Kolton, Ph.D.

"Terry is a difference maker for people. He is a leader that really cares about others and helping improve their lives. He does a fantastic job developing, coaching and leading others. I highly recommend him to other business owners. His true expertise is public speaking and he does a brilliant job engaging his audience because he has passion about his topic.”

– Jeff Clatterbaugh Independent Bank

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11 Tips to Be More Effective on LinkedIn

February 19, 20243 min read

1. Fill out your profile completely. Yes. All of it. Not just your current job and where you went to college. Add other positions. Talk about where you volunteer. Add your high school. The more touch points from your past, the better the recommendations LinkedIn shares of who to connect to on the site.

2. While we're at it, use the summary to tell us a story about you. Not what you do, but who you are. Give us the why you do what you do...That's what people find engaging. Bonus points for making this more customer focused than "self-focused".

3.  Have at least 500 connections. LinkedIn's algorithm works by number of connections. The more you have the more people you can see AND the more people can see you.

4. Learn how to use search. Search is so powerful on LinkedIn that if Facebook understood search as well as LinkedIn does, LinkedIn wouldn't exist. You can find prospects, clients, strategic partners, jobs, and even your competitors.

5.  Download and use the LinkedIn app on your phone. It makes LinkedIn much easier for everything...well except editing your profile. Do that on your computer.

6.   Join and participate in groups relevant to your niche. There are groups on LinkedIn that cater to every interest. Whether you're servicing engineers or focused in a geographic area like Utica, you can find a group. Get in there and share. But don't just share, comment on other people's stuff.

7.   Spend 15-20% of the time you spend mindlessly scrolling through Facebook purposefully scrolling through LinkedIn. You will find people, ideas, best practices and will be better off for it. 

8. Engage with others. The single best way to engage others isn't to share stuff it's to engage on the stuff they've shared. An insightful comment on someone else's post says as much about you as what you post.

9.  Post a status update daily (at the very least, 3x a week). Get in the habit of putting content here just like you do on Facebook or Instagram. Pictures are better than text. Videos perform similarly to pictures. This is a business site so make sure what you share represents you well. Also keep that in mind for knowing when to share. 9;00 p.m. on a Friday evening is NOT prime time ;-)

10.   Speaking of videos.... It's not quite live like on Facebook but you can access "LinkedIn Live" through a 3rd party tool like restream or streamyard. Alternatively, open the camera on your phone, hit record and then upload to the site directly. This is important because LinkedIn doesn't want their members leaving the site to look at your video on Facebook or YouTube. Yes, it takes an extra minute, but it is worth it.

11.   Share the blog posts or other articles you've written there. LinkedIn has a powerful blog engine called "Newsletters" AND your network is already there. Every time you post a new article, your network will get notified. It's a great way to get new eyeballs on old (or new) content.

Which of these tips do you plan to work on?

Are there any you would skip?

What tips would you add to make LinkedIn easier?

Thanks for taking a look.

Terry Bean has a passion to help others achieve more and unlock their true potential. As a sought after speaker, and corporate trainer, Bean prides himself on delivering “inspiredutaining” presentations. His audiences learn, laugh, and leave inspired. Bean also provides executive coaching for select individuals and teams. He is a two-time published author and an executive producer of TEDxDetroit.

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