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Sales - Keynote Speakers

Vince Poscente

Use Vince Poscente’s expertise to your advantage. His against-all-odds Olympic strategy is powerful way to have your team reach BIG GOALS fast. Vince is a business guy who decided he would compete in the Olympics four years after his 26th birthday. At the age of 30 Poscente was vying for Gold, blasting down the mountain at an incredible 135 mph on skis. With his acumen for speedy goals, he soon became a New York Times bestselling author and Internationally award winning speaker. Vince Poscente will help you accelerate towards BIG GOALS in Short Order.

Terri Sjodin

Terri Sjodin is one of America’s most highly sought after female speakers and has trained thousands of people from all over the world. Her unique specialization is advancing the persuasive presentation skills of professionals by balancing content with energetic and entertaining anecdotes that bring her messages to life. She is also the author of the bestselling book, Small Message, Big Impact and the founder of Sjodin Communications. Her approach is fresh and practical and her goal is to help today’s professionals become more polished, persuasive presenters while adapting to the changing marketplace.

David Meerman Scott

David Meerman Scott is a marketing strategist. His book The New Rules of Marketing & PR opened people’s eyes to the new realities of marketing and public relations on the Web. Six months on the BusinessWeek bestseller list and published in more than 25 languages, New Rules is now a modern business classic. He is a recovering VP of marketing for two publicly traded technology companies and was also Asia marketing director for Knight-Ridder, at the time one of the world’s largest newspaper and electronic information companies. David’s popular blog and hundreds of speaking engagements around the world give him a singular perspective on how businesses are implementing new strategies to reach buyers. Scott knows that sitting through a boring or off-topic speech is utterly painful. So he keeps things a bit edgy and uses stories and humor to craft presentations that are educational, motivational, and entertaining. Whenever he is front of a group he provides valuable and actionable information about the new rules of marketing and PR, online thought leadership, and reaching buyers directly with Web content.

Alan Parisse

Alan Parisse made his first million in his early twenties. By his late twenties, he lost it. To rebuild his bank account and career, Alan helped Cigna, NY Life, and other companies bring non-traditional products to market. He was instrumental in the creation, marketing and sales of investments that in today’s dollars would be valued in the billions. Alan has written and co-authored numerous books and training programs including Questions Great Financial Advisors Ask, This Is Your Time, Taking Change: Lessons in Leadership, The Great Salesperson and Power Marketing. His real-world experience leveraging client relationships to prosper and lead through cycles of change in competitive environments is what sets him apart from the field. It’s this boots in the trenches experience that is at the core of every presentation Alan delivers. Alan’s audiences gain an understanding of the new sources of leadership – the game changes that impact influence. His unique insights and ideas are immediately actionable by audiences.

Nido Qubein

Dr. Nido R. Qubein is an accomplished university president and a nationally recognized author, speaker, and leader. Dr. Qubein came to the United States with $50 in his pocket and a few words of English in his vocabulary … yet went on to become one of America’s most sought-after speakers and consultants. As a university president, the story of his tenure at High Point University is known to many. In less than a decade, he led the institution to phenomenal growth and significant academic advancement, tripling its size and moving it to the number one spot among Best Colleges in the South. As a business leader, he is the chairman of Great Harvest Bread Company with 220 stores in 43 states. He serves on the boards of several national organizations including BB&T (a Fortune 500 company with $210 billion in assets) and the La-Z-Boy Corporation (one of the largest and most recognized furniture brands worldwide). President Qubein is the author of a dozen books and scores of leadership audio and visual recordings translated into many languages. The Biography Channel televised his Emmy-nominated life story titled “A Life of Success and Significance.”

David Stillman

David Stillman is a generational expert and best-selling author who shows businesses how to connect with four generations in the workplace and marketplace and how to get ready for the newest generation - GenZ. He is co-author of two best- selling books, When Generations Collide and The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace. Because of David’s creative communications work, he has received rave reviews from Fortune 100 companies, in addition to numerous accolades including gold medals at the NY Film Festival and the much coveted CLIO Award. He was named to the prestigious list of “Forty Under 40” movers and shakers by The Business Journal and most recently as one of 200 to Watch. David’s energetic and insightful presentations will help all audiences appreciate and understand generations differently.

Desi Williamson

Desi Williamson beat the odds! Despite growing up in a world surrounded by poverty, drugs, and violence, he overcame a myriad of obstacles to realize his dreams of becoming a successful businessman, professional speaker, and author. The former scholar-athlete at the University of Minnesota, transforms 25 years of sales, sales/management and marketing experience into high content programs that deliver results. Desi has been on the front line, building multi-million dollar businesses, managing multi-million dollar budgets, and developing the potential in people for powerhouse companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Rain Bird Sprinkler Mfgr., PepsiCo, and Cadbury-Schweppes. Although Desi had achieved success in the business arena, there was something more compelling that he wanted to do with his life. With a burning desire to help others, he founded Impact! Seminars Unlimited, Inc., a company dedicated to helping organizations increase sales, increase customer service, and increase their bottom-line through empowered people. His fast-paced programs- customized for your organization -both inspire your people to take action, and give them the tools to do so. Your people get a fun, energetic program with content, and your organization gets immediate increase in productivity from your people. Desi brings results to your organization.

Paul Tieger

Paul D. Tieger is an internationally recognized expert on — and the author of five breakthrough books — about Personality Type. His credits include "The Art of SpeedReading People", "Nurture by Nature", "Just Your Type", "The Personality Type Tool Kit", and the 750,000 copy best-selling career guide "Do What You Are". The Founder and first director of The New England Type Institute, Paul has personally trained thousands of managers, team leaders, HR professionals, career consultants, psychologists, attorneys, and educators. He has developed innovative programs in such areas as team-building, management, sales training, career development, succession planning, conflict resolution, and communication enhancement. Paul has appeared on scores of radio and television programs, including Geraldo Live and CNN’s Business Unusual, and has been profiled in The New York Times. As a result of his jury consulting experiences, Paul wrote The Art of SpeedReading People – a system for helping all people quickly size others up and speak their language.

Mark Thompson

Mark is an expert on executive leadership, business strategy, and innovation who has spent over 25 years leading teams and building companies from the ground up. He delivers actionable, valuable and practical advice for leaders at all levels of an organization. He is also a New York Times bestselling author whose books include: ADMIRED: 21 Ways to Double Your Value; Now Build a Great Business; and Success Built to Last - Creating a Life that Matters. He brings insight from decades of experience with great leaders and research on the culture of companies and brands that achieve the highest levels of employee engagement, customer loyalty and continuous sales growth. He brings his messages of change and innovation to life with clarity, humor, passion, and energy.

Bruce Weinstein

Bruce Weinstein is the author, TV personality, and national speaker known as The Ethics Guy. He is a contributor to the Huffington Post and Bloomberg Businessweek’s Management Blog, and his latest book, Ethical Intelligence: Five Principles for Untangling Your Toughest Problems at Work and Beyond, was awarded a Silver Medal Book of the Year Award by ForeWord Magazine. He is also the author of the acclaimed book on ethics for young adults, Is It Still Cheating If I Don’t Get Caught. He has appeared numerous times on such national television programs as The Today Show, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper 360, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, The O’Reilly Factor, Fox & Friends, and many others. He lives in New York City.

Brandon Steiner

Brandon Steiner’s career has seen many twists and turns, and many self-reinventions, but has always centered on his two sharpest skills: managing people and providing services. His career with the Yankees began when he was manager of the Hard Rock Café in the 80s. He started meeting many of the team’s athletes and later represented them professionally and began Steiner Association (later named Steiner Sports). Brandon is frequently utilized as an expert commentator on sports and marketing on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, and ESPN, and in newspapers including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Brandon speaks on a wide variety of skills and entrepreneurial values that have made him successful. Whether it is regarding change and all the opportunities it brings, or how to handle risk, Brandon brings “outside of the box thinking” to life!

Joel Weldon

As a former construction worker who turned down a four-year college scholarship because he thought he wasn't "smart enough" to go to college, Joel Weldon is living proof that human potential can be tapped, and your entire life transformed, when even one good idea is accepted and acted upon. For the past 37 years he's been one of the most highly respected and sought-after corporate speakers in North America, and has been an Idea Consultant, Sales Trainer and Executive Speech Coach for many of the world's leading organizations and businesses for over three decades. Joel is a Charter Member of the National Speakers Association. He’s earned the distinguished CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame designation, as well as The Golden Gavel Award from Toastmasters International in 1989, "for his profound impact on Corporate America." In 2006 he was named “Legend of the Speaking Profession.” His unique corporate logo is known worldwide—it’s a heavy 8-ounce can that sits on the desks of over half a million people as a reminder to think in CANS, not in cannots!

Sam Horn

Sam Horn, Founder and CEO of the Intrigue Agency, is a Washington Post bestselling author, speaker, and communications strategist coaches the world’s top entrepreneurs and executive on how to communicate more clearly, compellingly and convincingly. Her pioneering books – POP! Tongue Fu! What’s Holding You Back, ConZentrate and Got Your Attention? – have been endorsed by Dan Pink, Marshall Goldsmith, Jeffrey Gittomer, Stephen Covey, Miki Agrawal, Ken Blanchard, Mark Sanborn and marketing guru Seth Godin who calls POP! ”revolutionary.” Sam has been hired by EO to train their International Boards and Presidents on public speaking and media training and has worked with three presidents of National Speakers Association. Sam proves that by making your communications so intriguing, people WANT to listen to you. Discover how to be so relevant, people remember you and are motivated to say yes to you.

Byrd Baggett

Byrd Baggett has been helping organizations develop authentic leaders and passionately engaged teams since 1990. His corporate experience includes sales and management careers with two Fortune 500 companies. He is the creator of the True Growth™ brand and a partner in the world-class True Growth™ Academy leader development experience that has served more than 2,000 governmental, civilian and military leaders since 2007. His messages are based on the True Growth™ Model of personal and professional development. Byrd is the author of 15 books on the topics of sales, customer service, leadership and motivation. A former All American sprinter at the University of Texas at Austin, Byrd is also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the highest earned designation presented by the National Speakers Association. If you’re looking for a speaker who delivers common sense, values based information with passionate authenticity, Byrd is the choice.

Richard Whiteley

Richard’s extensive knowledge of current business challenges and dynamic presentation style have brought him acclaim as a powerful speaker. Mr. Whitely is a successful entrepreneur, former CEO, consultant and award-winning author. He is the Principal of The Whiteley Group, an international speaking and consulting firm. Mr. Whiteley's first book, “The Customer-Driven Company” , was recently cited by “Human Resource Executive Magazine” as one of the top ten books of the decade. He is all the author of “Customer-Centered Growth”, “Love the Work You’re With: How to Find The Job You Always Wanted Without Leaving the One You Have”, and “The Corporate Shaman, A Business Fable”. Mr. Whitely argues that sales forces across corporate America are in need of a new playbook. First and foremost Richard considers the audience members to be his primary customers and tailors each presentation to create high impact, take-home value for every participant. Topics include: Customer Centered Growth, Respiriting Work, How to Create the Branded Customer Experience, High Impact Leadership, and Selling through Service.

Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg is a “knock-out” professional speaker who uses his high energy and expertise to transform any business he is speaking in front of. Michael speaks at conferences and associations, runs sales meetings, and delivers “result driven” programs on networking, referral marketing, and sales presentations. He has helped organizations like MetLife, New England Financial, and Aflac (to name a few!) grow their business through increased networking and referrals. If you are ready for your company to have an increase in revenue, retention, and employment opportunities than you are ready for Michael to change your business.

John Mattone

John Mattone is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading authority on corporate culture, culture transformation and leadership. He is also the former coach to Steve Jobs. John advises CEO’s and senior leadership teams on how to create and sustain a “game changing” leadership, talent, and corporate culture that drives superior operating results. John is recognized globally as a powerful keynote speaker, prolific author, and highly sought-after CEO and high-potential executive coach. John was recently honored by Globalgurus.com as the world’s #9 ranked leadership authority and top twenty executive coach. He has also been recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the world’s leading management thinkers and leadership experts. John has created a number of breakthrough leadership and culture assessments, including the MLEI which was the centerpiece of his 2-part coaching session with Steve Jobs.

Stefan Swanepoel

Stefan's inspiring and captivating book, Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Life, reached the New York Times bestseller the week it was released and was later also ranked a bestseller by 18 other resources including the Wall Street Journal. The companion “Skills Quiz” has been taken by 250,000 people since its release in early 2011. This has now evolved in an captivating and engaging keynote that transports attendees into an “Africa Safari” with awe-inspiring visuals, invigorating stories and revealing breakthroughs. Stefan Swanepoel is also widely regarded as the country’s leading real estate trends analyst and tracker. Stefan has been on more than 20 safaris in five countries, holds four degrees and diplomas, and has given over 900 talks ranging from 50 to 10,000 people.

Victor Antonio

A poor upbringing from one of the roughest areas of Chicago didn't stop Victor from earning a B.S. Electrical Engineering, an MBA and building a 20-year career as a top sales executive and becoming President of Global Sales and Marketing for a $420M company. Victor speakers to audiences about the different strategies to influence change in sales and leadership. Learn why outdated techniques don’t work anymore, and how to re-position yourself and your company to succeed. Victor captivates audiences with his energy, conviction, and the truth of his message.

Molly Fletcher

Nicknamed “the female Jerry Maguire” by CNN, Molly Fletcher has recruited and represented hundreds of top athletes, coaches and media personalities. As a CEO, she shares her unconventional and unique techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes, big ego world of professional sports and now a successful entrepreneur. Molly is also the author of three books, the most recent being, A Winner’s Guide to Negotiating: How Conversation Gets Deals Done. Molly has spoken at hundreds of events for Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and associations across the country on topics related to leadership, team building, sales, business and personal development. It is impossible to leave Molly’s keynotes without feeling fueled with energy and ready to take on any obstacle that is in the way of your success!

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