Chris Widener has been named one of the top 50 speakers in the world and one of Inc Magazine’s top 100 leadership speakers. He has written nearly 20 books that have sold 3 million copies in 13 languages. He has given 2500 speeches all around the world to crowds as large as 25,000 people. His primary topic is the Art of Influence, from his book of that name.
Preston is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Mile Square Labs (a revenue agency that works with global start-ups to improve their sales and business development efforts).
Preston is the former Yelp VP of Brand Partnerships (employee #82). Prior to Yelp, he worked with IAC, Yahoo! and Apple. He is a family-man, left-handed, Swedish & Irish descent & big live music and sports fan.
Preston is an investor, advisor and coach to countless start-ups and growth companies from Stockholm to San Francisco. On the show, he will share some stories of being a founder, and helping founders accelerate sales and revenue efforts.
Evan Sanchez is passionate about helping others elevate their thinking so they can elevate their business. Evan trains business owners, sales professionals and leadership teams with coaching and consulting designed to transfer skills and knowledge to grow the top line. Evan’s teaching focus on building a team of A Player by defining the mindsets, toolsets, and skill sets necessary to create massive growth and empower sales professionals.
Inc magazine calls John Livesay The PItch Whisperer. He helps people go from invisible to irresistible. We are going to ask him to tell us the 3 unspoken questions people have when they hear you pitch anything. He is also going to give us tips on how to overcome the faces of fear he had to conquer on his entrepreneurial journey
He has spoken to organizations such as Coca-Cola, Jaguar, Anthem Insurance and Coldwell Banker.
The insights he’ll be sharing today are hard-earned from his own 20 years in high-end media sales – where he achieved Salesperson of the Year for Conde Nast. As a fun fact, he met Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps and has a story about what Michael taught him.
He is the author of two books, his most recent is titled “The Successful Pitch.” Additionally, he is the host of a weekly podcast by the same name. You may have seen him on ABC, CBS or Fox news – And John wants to be clear he was on the news for his insights and not his mugshot.