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Henkjan Smits

Henkjan Smits

Talentscout
Languages : English, Dutch

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  • Communication & PR
  • Entertainment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Media & Journalism
  • Motivation & Inspiration
  • Employability

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Henkjan is a talent developer, strategic communications and reputation consultant, talent coach, presenter, inspirator and author of "The X Factor, a must for stars 'and' Discover your X Factor, the road to personal success.

His presentations are always entertaining and contain valuable lessons for any organization in today's society.

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Henkjan is a talent developer, strategic communications and reputation consultant, talent coach, presenter, inspirator and author of "The X Factor, a must for stars 'and' Discover your X Factor, the road to personal success.

His presentations are always entertaining and contain valuable lessons for any organization in today's society.

Henkjans’ presentations are full of examples from the entertainment industry in general and from his own experience. His reputations as a bad boy was a result of his performance as a strict judge of American Idol in 2002. In ten seasons of lots of all type of talents shows on TV, Henkjan is always looking for the X Factor of an artist . The X Factor is described by Henkjan as the synergy of talents. It involves the combination of the huge amount of skills a person needs to be really successful.

He now encourages and coaches companies in finding the Business X Factor. Again, the emphasis on reputation, communication, branding, passion, authenticity, talent, pride, uniqueness, identity, image, commitment, enthusiasm, ambition, positivity, confidence, et cetera. Knowledge of the Business X Factor forces you to get the best out of yourself and your organization, and not to settle for less than the full hundred percent satisfied.

Biography

Henkjan Smits (1961) began as a medical student before he got his interest in music. After studying two years he chose to move forward as a professional singer / guitarist / songwriter and toured with his band "No Holding Back" across Europe. From 1992, he worked for various record companies, initially as a radio promoter, later as a product manager, marketing manager and Artist & Repertoire manager. Henkjan Smits was as Head of A & R dept. in the management team of BMG. He stood at the cradle of many successes in the music: Volumia! to Kane, from André Rieu to Danny Malando and Total Touch to Herman Brood. Due to his position as judge of ten seasons of TV talent shows (2002-2011), he is undoubtedly the best-known talent developer Netherlands.

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