Conswello: It's a delight to meet you, Bob Eubanks, it really is.
Eubanks: Thank you very much. You do a great job on this show.
Conswello: Well, thank you very much and you're using your people skills
already. I'm intrigued by how you keep reinventing yourself. How do you do it?
Eubanks: Well, you know, I just think what a person has to do is take their
strengths, and I know that no one's gonna hire me to do a game show again so,
because they go for the younger guy and such so I got, I sat down, I said, you
know, "What should I do?" And I've learned so much about people, and I decided
to go out and speak to corporate America. What I'm doing is I'm showing
corporate America how to maintain a balance in their people skills to high
technology. I mean, we're losing our people skills because of the wonderful
technology is there. And so I go out and I teach them how to maintain their
people skills; how to get the most from people.
Conswello: So how do you do that?
Eubanks: Ah, you show interest in them. Ah, when I was doing Newlywed Game,
the couples were very frightened and very scared and they would sit there like
this. The moment I would say, "How're you doing? How's your family? How's your
dog? How's this?" The moment that you would see their body language change. You
would see everything about them change. So, if we can show interest in other
people and generally, generally care about other people, then it is amazing.
People will tell you things they wouldn't tell the Grand Jury. That's what they
did for me on the Newlywed Game anyway.
Conswello: Now, are you finding that there is a good reception to these, you
know, personal skills that you're bringing to corporate America, and does it
matter to them? Does it matter to management?
Eubanks: Yeah, it really does, it really does because creativity's going down
the tubes if we're not careful. No longer am I waking into your office and
saying, "Conswello, I got an idea. What do you think about this?" "OK good, Bob.
Let's do this." We're sending emails to each other in the next cubicle. We've
got to maintain a balance, and I'm a big tech fan, believe me I am, but we have
to maintain a balance with our people skills. And that's what I teach,
Conswello: So how do you teach it?
Eubanks: I simply, I do it in a very comedic way. I do a one hour very funny
keynote called "The Power of Partnerships". And I speak to companies like
Southwest Airlines or Washington Mutual. I've had some many good clients - and
I've been doing this about a year and a half. And what I did, I associated
myself with four other speakers, very successful speakers: Emery Austin, Mark
Mayfield, David Naster, Joe Malarchy. We formed a marketing company called "Five
Conswello: Very catchy name.
Eubanks: "Five Easy Speakers", yeah. I think we're the five best speakers out
there. We bring a comedic point of view to speaking.
Conswello: Now, is there another reinvention in the works for Bob Eubanks or
is this gonna be it for a while?
Eubanks: No. This is it! I am having more fun doing what I'm doing now. I was
gonna teach, I was gonna, uhh, but I am having so much fun I want to do this for
the rest of my life. You know, I just go out and I entertain people and I teach
them about people, and they give you a cheque and you go home. And I said, "Wow,
why didn't I think about this a long time ago folks?"
Conswello: Well, I'm glad you did and I'm glad you thought about it now and
we're delighted to have you here.
Eubanks: Well, it's so nice to be here. Thank you very much.
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