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Fortunes From Speaking- With Chris Widener
24 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Episode 59: Alan Berg
Alan is a business consultant, sales trainer and an in-demand professional speaker, domestically and internationally. Alan speaks at national industry trade shows: National Speakers Association, Wedding MBA, WeddingWire World, Assoc. of Bridal Cons. (ABC), ISES, NACE, WEVA, PPA, catersource, ADJA & local chapters.
31 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
Episode 58: Karyn Buxman
Karyn Buxman is an international speaker, successful author, and neurohumorist (living at the intersection of the brain and humor). Karyn is a pioneer in the field of applied humor, starting with her masters thesis in graduate school and now continues her partnerships with leading neuroscientists.
24 minutes | Mar 22, 2020
Episode 57: Sam Richter
Bestselling business author Sam Richter, CSP, is considered one of the world's foremost experts on Sales Intelligence prospecting and sales meeting preparation. Through his in-person motivational keynote presentations and sales workshops to his online sales training and sales search resources, Sam works with leading organizations around the globe and the results are phenomenal - not only his program reviews but also the millions of dollars of new business companies have generated directly because of the strategies and techniques that Sam shares.
28 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Episode 56: Ravi Hutheesing
Ravi Hutheesing is an international keynote speaker and cultural catalyst. He empowers businesses, educators, and millions of people worldwide to pivot and transcend cultural and generational divides, and his incomparable life story keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.
28 minutes | Jan 20, 2020
Episode 55: JT DeBolt
JT DeBolt is a former US Navy pilot and naval officer. He spent over 12 years on active duty—working his way up from enlisted aircraft mechanic with Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 131 to combat-decorated Naval Aviator with Patrol Squadron 1 and Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, California. JT completed his service in 2008 and began an entrepreneurial career with his wife, Mia. He is the CEO of Mach I Strategies and Consulting.While flying was a lifelong dream, JT found the most rewarding aspect of military service to be the leadership lessons learned while serving with tremendous people, both as an enlisted sailor and naval officer. Today he shares those lessons with others.As a dynamic motivational speaker, JT focuses on practical ways employees, team members and entrepreneurs can motivate each other to take a company to success far exceeding what they thought possible.
19 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
Episode 54: Colette Carlson
Colette Carlson is a human behavior expert and CPAE Hall of Fame motivational keynote speaker who inspires organizations and individuals to connect and communicate in real and relevant ways. With wit, humor and sincerity, each of Colette’s presentations weaves together real-life lessons on genuine connection and the tools to leverage those connections for personal and professional success.
35 minutes | Jan 7, 2020
Episode 53: Bob Pike
Bob Pike, known as the “trainer’s trainer,” has been developing programs for government entities and businesses since 1969. Pike and his staff offer both public and in-house seminars and workshops, including a train-the-trainer boot camp and research-based creative teaching techniques course. He is also the author of The Creative Training Techniques Handbook, and co-author of several books, including Dealing with Difficult Participants and One-on-One Training.
28 minutes | Dec 31, 2019
Episode 52: Shep Hyken
Shep Hyken is a customer service and experience expert and the Chief Amazement Officer of Shepard Presentations. He is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and has been inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement in the speaking profession. Shep works with companies and organizations who want to build loyal relationships with their customers and employees. His articles have been read in hundreds of publications, and he is the author of "Amaze Every Customer Every Time," "Moments of Magic ," "The Loyal Customer," "The Cult of the Customer" and "The Amazement Revolution." He is also the creator of The Customer Focus program, which helps clients develop a customer service culture and loyalty mindset.
22 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
Episode 51: Judi Moreo
Known as "The Charismatic Communicator" Judi Moreo, is one of the most in-demand speakers on motivation, communication skills, and personal development in the world. She is the author of You Are More Than Enough: Every Woman’s Guide to Purpose, Passion, and Power and its companion, Achievement Journal and is the publisher of both the Life Choices book series and Choices magazine as well as the host of the popular Choices with Judi Moreo internet radio show.
24 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
Episode 50: Joel Block
Joel Block is a professional speaker with a unique background in capital formation and CrowdFunding.
23 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
Episode 49: Kristin Arnold
Kristin Arnold blends the best of two worlds as a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), as well as a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF). Her unique background and personality have enabled her to work as a mainstage conversationalist™, engaging and involving the audience in shaping the content.
32 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
Episode 48: Jeff Tobe
Jeff Tobe is a Customer Experience Expert, Innovation and Creativity Guru and Employee Engagement Engineer. Jeff was chosen by readers of Convention & Meetings Magazine as one of the top 15 speakers in North America.
30 minutes | Nov 5, 2019
Episode 47: Brian Walter
Brian Walter is an Extreme Emcee™. For over 20 years, he’s specialized in turning boring meetings into exciting experiences. A wide range of organizations have trusted Brian with their most important events. Past clients include Starbucks, Microsoft, Verizon, Wells Fargo, Genentech, UMass Memorial Health Care, the American Payroll Association, a regional office of the IRS, and even the Dairy Farmers of Washington.
25 minutes | Nov 1, 2019
Episode 46: Gene Hammett
Gene Hammett is an author, speaker and experienced entrepreneur who is the founder of multiple multi-million dollar businesses. Now as a strategic business mentor, Hammett works with other entrepreneurs to help them master themselves and their business so they can do work that matters
13 minutes | Oct 29, 2019
Episode 45: Phil Gerbyshak
Phil Gerbyshak is a speaker, sales expert, corporate sales trainer and small business coach. Phil trains his clients on the power of connection, leveraging the reach of social media, combined with the deeply personal work of nurturing 1:1 relationships, growing profitable long-term clients, transforming businesses and boosting revenue.
20 minutes | Oct 25, 2019
Episode 44: Meridith Elliott Powell
Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair, and one of the top 20 Sales Experts To Follow by Linked In. Meridith Elliott Powell is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and business strategist. With a background in corporate sales and leadership, her career expands over several industries including banking, healthcare and finance. Meridith worked her way up from entry-level to earn her position in the C-Suite. She is a Master Certified Strategist, Executive Coach and Certified Speaking Professional, a designation held by less than twelve percent of professional speakers. She is Master Certified DISC Trainer and Coach, and has facilitated and coached thousands in the program.
21 minutes | Oct 22, 2019
Episode 43: John Assaraf
John Assaraf is one of the leading mindset and behavior experts in the world. He's appeared on national TV shows, and his latest bestselling book Innercise: The New Science to Unlock Your Brain’s Hidden Power, helps individuals recognize and release the mental and emotional blocks that prevents them from achieving their life’s biggest goals and dreams.
29 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
Episode 42: Phil Jones
Best-selling author, multiple award-winner and one of the most sought after speakers on the circuit, Phil M Jones is highly regarded as the world’s leading sales trainer. From training more than two million people worldwide to coaching some of the biggest brands in the world – Phil’s mission to "teach the world to sell" has resulted in his expertise being globally recognized.
24 minutes | Oct 15, 2019
Episode 41: Laura Ries
Laura Ries is an advertising and branding consultant at her firm, Ries & Ries since 1994. She has also been a television personality and has been invited to be a commentator on contemporary branding news for television and written publications.
37 minutes | Oct 11, 2019
Episode 40: Jason Hewlett
Jason Hewlett's speaking career began following the performance of his popular One-Man Show at a corporate event. The client was so impressed with the powerful messaging Jason included in his act that he was asked to be the keynote speaker for their Management & Leadership Conference the following year. Jason's customized presentation and content, combined with music and comedy, was so well received it has turned into multiple speeches for nationwide clients.
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