Paul Spiegelman, author of New York Times bestselling book, Patients Come Second, to address employee engagement at Telligent's The Big Social

Dallas, TX – May 28, 2013 – Telligent announced today that New York Times bestselling author, Chief Culture Officer of Stericycle and company culture enthusiast, Paul Spiegelman, will be a keynote speaker at Telligent’s user group conference, The Big Social. Spiegelman is a sought-after speaker, author and expert on employee engagement, entrepreneurship, corporate culture and customer relationships. He has written several books on employee engagement including Why is Everyone Smiling? The Secret Behind Passion, Productivity and Profit and New York Times bestseller Patients Come Second: Leading Change by Changing the Way You Lead.

As the founder and former CEO of BerylHealth, Spiegelman led a unique, people-centric culture for a company that won nine “best place to work” awards, including the #2 Best Medium Sized Company to Work for in America. And, as a testament to Spiegelman’s leadership, he was also honored with the Ernst & Young 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Spiegelman also co-founded the Inc. Small Giants Community, an organization that brings together leaders who are focused on values-based business principles. The Small Giants Community is made up of small business leaders around the world who define success by more than just their financial bottom lines, but also by their contributions to their communities, a dedication to great customer service and the creation and preservation of workplaces cultures of excellence.

Spiegelman’s keynote will center on the transformation in leadership today – from one focused on financial metrics, to one focused on purpose and meaning. Spiegelman is a practitioner who has seen the light – the only way to financial success is through an internal culture of passion, employee engagement and productivity. During his keynote, Spiegelman will share tools for living the mission statement, recruiting great talent, supporting high-potential employees, engaging stakeholders and measuring and monitoring success by discovering the Culture IQ for your organization.

“Because Telligent’s user group conference is focused on customer experience, we seek out speakers who align with our people-first philosophy and bring informative content that is relevant and timely,” said Patrick Brandt, Telligent CEO. “An expert on employee engagement, working in an industry that is undergoing tremendous sea change, Paul Spiegelman brings a unique perspective that is highly applicable to our customers and how they use social collaboration to engage their employees,” continued Brandt. “In an era of accelerating transformation and complexity, Paul has an exceptional understanding of the needs of the 21st century workplace.”

Telligent’s user group conference, The Big Social, is an annual gathering of online community and social business professionals. Designed for customers by customers, The Big Social invites attendees to share best practices, real-world solutions, insights and ideas for delivering social customer experiences through online communities. The Big Social is returning to Dallas, Texas, September 23-25, 2013. For more information, please visit: http://telligent.com/bigsocial/.

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