Chris began his career as a senior in college as a platform speaker, reaching audiences as large as 3,000 and 4,000 people all across the country. His unique gift for blending actionable, proven business techniques with hilarious and heart-warming anecdotes has earned him rave reviews all across the globe with the half a million people he has reached since.
Chris is often requested by both corporations and conferences to speak on both business and entrepreneurship. Some popular keynotes include:
Always On! OWN Every Room
– A popular keynote based on the training program of the same title, Always On! is an entertaining and interactive keynote designed to make participants into more confident and skilled communicators. It covers the “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” crash course in dynamic stage presence and explores some “things to avoid” in humorous first-hand fashion (including not looking “like a dog in search of a spot to pee” as he was once called in his early (very early, thank you very much) career…)
This keynote is great for a session with sales professionals, managers, emerging leaders, customer service representatives or anyone who will one day (hopefully!) dazzle audiences with their skill, wit and charm.
We may not be able to turn someone into a professional speaker in an hour, but you can be guaranteed that everyone in the room will walk out entertained and with a new, better perspective on OWNing any room they speak in!
Five Essential Communication Skills of Fantastic Leaders
It’s not enough to just get a message “out” – good leaders get it “in.” This dynamic keynote participation will explore finer points of effective communication and will keep audiences participating and on the edge of their seats throughout the session.
This keynote has been popular with banquets, corporate meetings and retreats and on college campuses across the nation.
Farm Fresh: From Dirt to Gold
In just four short years, Chris and his wife build their business, Blue Barn Berry Farm & Event Venue, from a dirt-field to an award-winning business and one of the most successful Event Venues (and tourist attractions) in the Midwest. Weaving humorous and poignant real-life trials and tribulations, this audience-delighting keynote hammers home awesome lessons in communication, leadership, strategic execution, and financial performance that will inspire and empower both employees and entrepreneurs alike.
Important lessons like “everything is a math problem” “you can be right or successful, but not always both” and “you’ll find exactly what you are looking for” and the life-changing lesson of “fixing our ‘why’” will linger long after the session ends and the applause fades… and just might become part of YOUR successful story as well.
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