Big changes, big accomplishments and big dreams take big ideas. Our keynote speakers will inspire big thoughts. This event will translate those into an action plan that takes you to your Next Level.
Chip has spent 21 years in sales and exceeding expectations. They included four years as a representative with Jantzen Sportswear and six years promoting and training for international best-selling author and speaker Tony Robbins throughout Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States before launching his solo career.
Over the last 19 years, he has been the featured speaker at over 875 conventions. He has a magical ability to generate enthusiasm, contagious energy, and results that last. He is a proud member of the National Speakers Association one of only 7% of its members to earn the Certified Speaking Professional designation. His clients include Hyatt, Tree Care Industry Association, Tommy Hilfiger, Ameriprise, Ford, State Farm and Professional Landcare Network.
Chip grew up in Spokane, Washington, graduated from the University of Oregon and now lives in Knoxville, TN with his wife and three children.
Given what is happening in the economy and the constant negative onslaught from the media, the mindset of many people has gone from success to survival. It is time to look in the mirror, put on the hat of personal responsibility, and get better now. Chip will help get you plugged back in and switched on!
Barry gets business owners growing again by unlocking their long forgotten potential. With decades of entrepreneurial experience in his own business ventures as well as consulting countless other entrepreneurs, Barry has discovered the formula to get stuck business owners unstuck and marching forward. Barry applies simple, strategic steps to facilitate change.
Barry has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 20 years.
Barry is a nationally recognized expert on small business who has given hundreds of presentations. As a member of the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, he has also taught entrepreneurship as an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has appeared on many TV and radio programs such as The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, MSNBC's Your Business, and NPR's The Tavis Smiley Show. He hosts his own radio show, Business Insanity Talk Radio, and writes regularly for the American Express Open Forum, Forbes.com, and Crain's Chicago Busness.
Barry has written four books. His first book, "You Need to Be A Little Crazy: The Truth about Starting and Growing Your Business" describes the ups and downs and emotional trials of running a business. His second book, "Bounce! Failure, Resiliency and the Confidence to Achieve Your Next Great Success", shows what it takes to come back and develop true business confidence. His third book, "BAM! Delivering Customer Service in a Self-Service World" shows how customer service is the new marketing. His fourth book, Small Town Rules: How Small Business and Big Brands can Profit in a Connected Economy shows how when every customer can talk to every other customer, it's like living in a small town: Your reputation is everything!