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Best Speakers for Sales Kick Off?

by Maddie Glading
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As we wrap up the year, we wanted to send over a little insight about which kick-off speakers have been resonating with our clients this year.

Here are a few of our top recommendations for sales kick-off meetings:

  • For a high-energy talk on winning over consumers who make decisions emotionally—not logically: Ken Schmidt, Legendary former Director of Communications at Harley Davidson
  • For a motivational speech about finding and maintaining your “Never Quit” mindset: Robert O’Neill, Navy SEAL Team Leader and best-selling author of The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior 
  • For a hilarious and passionate talk about disrupting your business model before someone else does—from someone who’s done it: Sarah Robb O’Hagan, CEO of Flywheel Sports, former President of Gatorade, and former GM of Nike
  • For an inspiring talk about chasing dreams, pushing past negativity and doubt, and unlocking personal power: Laila Ali, Four-time undefeated boxing world champion, TV host, CEO, and author
  • For an exploration of what makes things popular, why certain campaigns catch on, and how to be more persuasive in life and business: Jonah Berger, Wharton Marketing Professor and best-selling author of Contagious
  • For an off-the-wall look at throwing convention aside and embracing the new “experience economy”: Dustin Garis, Former Chief Troublemaker at Procter & Gamble (Global Brand Innovation Leader, P&G FutureWorks)
  • For captivating stories about turning around struggling brands and regaining lost costumers: Susan O’Malley, Former President of the Washington Capitals and the Washington Wizards and first female president of a professional sports franchise
  • For an energizing talk on taking control of your happiness and success: Joel Zeff, Workplace expert, keynote speaker, author, emcee, and humorist
  • For a moving personal story coupled with advice for unleashing your potential: Vernice Armour, America’s first African-American female combat pilot

If you’re thinking about booking one of these speakers for meetings next year, we encourage you to make plans early. This list of speakers are great for franchise audiences or your sales incentive meeting or convention. Give us a call or fill out a form on our site!

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