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Award-winning business author Dean Lindsay is a powerful keynote speaker with a humorous and engaging approach. He has been hailed as ‘America’s Progress Agent’ by The Strategic HR Forum as well as:
- an ‘Outstanding Thought Leader on Building Priceless Business Relationships’ by Sales and Marketing Executives International
- ‘The Dean of Sales and Service’ by Business Class News
- a ‘Sales and Networking Guru’ by the Dallas Business Journal and
- ‘a Master of Progress’ by Jay Conrad Levinson (Father of GUERRILLA MARKETING)
All of Dean’s presentations and coaching programs are custom designed to reach each client’s desired outcomes. Here are some of his most requested topics:
- Creating Progress in a World of Change / Think ‘Progress Leadership’
- ROCK the Customer Experience / Celebrating Service Excellence
- How to Achieve Big PHAT Goals / Customized for Safety goals, Team goals, Customer Service goals , Sales goals, etc.
- PRICELESS PROSPECTING / Mastering the Lost Art of Business Networking… Go for the SALE!!
Dean’s books, including CREATING PROGRESS IN A WORLD OF CHANGE and HOW TO ACHIEVE BIG PHAT GOALS (Winner of the Business Class News Editors’ Choice award for BOOK OF THE YEAR and Recommended as one of the ’21 BEST GOAL SETTING BOOKS TO READ’ on PositivePsychology .com) have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Korean, Spanish and Greek.
Dean’ national and international clients include: United States Patent and Trademark Office, KPMG, American Airlines, True Value Hardware, Texas A&M, New York Life, Aramark Canada, Century 21, Precision Tune Auto Care Franchising Inc., House of Blues, Anthem, Michigan State University, Pacific Life & Annuity, Marriott, Heinz, First Heritage Credit Union, Hilton, Relax the Back, American Express, Western Union, Verizon, John Hancock Financial, HANDHELD (Sweden), Amway, Nestle, Gold’s Gym, FASTSIGNS, Bell Partners, EKOS (Ecuador), LPL Financial, UNITS Franchising Group, Menards, ConocoPhillips, Haggar Clothing, Workout Anytime Franchising Systems LLC and the United States Peace Corp.
He has had the privilege of sharing his powerful business growth insights on stages across the globe including: Spain, Turkey, Poland, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, Venezuela, Sweden and the islands of Aruba and Jamaica. Dean is an active member of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, a cum laude graduate of the University of North Texas and has served as Guest Lecturer to both the UCLA and University of Dallas MBA programs as well as the International Call Management Institute.
Dean has served as a featured contributor to Entrepreneur’s Organization’s (EO) OCTANE Blog, HR. com’s Leadership Excellence Magazine, CEOWorld Magazine, The Smart Manager (India), Training Magazine Europe, Executive Travel, Sales and Service Excellence, Networking Times and the American Management Association’s Moving Ahead magazine as well as numerous podcasts and the audio magazine Selling Power Live. His business views have also been featured on the Voice of America radio as well as the Dallas Morning News and Monster.com.
Dean’s thoughts on authentic business development by building and strengthening PROGRESS-based work cultures have been endorsed by a who’s who of international business thought leaders including Ken Blanchard (author of THE ONE MINUTE MANAGER) who calls Dean’s writings “a much needed kick in the pants.”
Some other stuff… Dean is an award-winning songwriter, a marathon runner, a founding member of the Texas Shakespeare Festival, and an alumni of Up With People, the legendary international organization that bridges cultural barriers and creates global understanding through service and a rocking musical show (Dean’s cast was the first to perform in the Soviet Union). Dean is also a proud member of the Undefeated 1984 4-A Texas State Championship Football Team, the Fighting Denison Yellow Jackets.
A couple bits of trivia: Way back In the mid 90’s,
- Dean served as On-Set Acting Coach to Grammy Award Winner LeAnn Rimes on both a Hallmark Movie of the Week and on the soap opera Days of Our Lives and
- Dean was cast as one of the ‘Bad Guys’ in the Warner Brothers’ blockbuster TWISTER (Dean urges you to not look to hard for him in the film however, sharing that ‘the flying cow ended up with a bigger part than I did.”).
What Dean’s Clients Say…
“Dean brings a great sense of how to connect quickly with people through impactful and fun stories. If your goal is to give your franchisees tools to drive sales and support it with service initiatives through a fun and energized session, I highly recommend Dean.” – Jim Snow, President, Gold’s Gym International
“Hi Dean, I really enjoyed your presentation at our recent Company Store Managers Meeting in Baltimore. I heard many positive comments from the managers as well. You brought great energy to the meeting, a very positive, up-beat attitude and pragmatic information for the attendees. I appreciate the fact that you spent time getting to know about our company before the meeting. That made your presentation that much more believable to our Managers. Use me as a reference whenever you want as I am a big Dean Lindsay fan!” – Robert Falconi. CEO, Precision Tune Auto Care
“We hired Dean Lindsay to speak to our group about great customer service, but he did more…he SHOWED us exceptional service. Dean spent countless hours understanding our business, our customers and our service mantra. He quickly became a part of our team and was able to communicate our vision to employees around the world. Our company hired a keynote speaker but got a life-long business partner and resource for our team!” – David Webster, CEO, Electrical Components International
“Dean Lindsay is an outstanding thought leader on the subject of developing priceless business relationships.” – Willis Turner, President, Sales and Marketing Executives International
“Dean Lindsay was asked to speak at our sales leadership conference to support our theme of “a new day for new thinking”. Dean took the quality time up front to understand the deliverables we needed for our specific audience and he delivered as promised. His style, material and overall delivery and facilitation hit the mark for our group. Many participants later commented about enjoying the 4 hour session but also benefiting from it by getting new ideas to bring back to their territories to go after additional sales. I would certainly work with Dean again and recommend others to as well.” – Larry O’Toole, President, DORMA Americas
“Dean, the keynote you presented for CRTRA’s 2017 Annual Conference in San Diego on How to Achieve Big PHAT Team Goals was a Big PHAT Hit!! Congratulations and thank you!! You are a dynamic, highly engaging and humorous speaker and your content is rich with valuable insights that would help any team achieve their goals. Well done!! We loved having you and would definitely invite you back!!!” – Liz Mayo, Conference Director 2008 – 2017, Chain Restaurant Total Rewards Association
“Dean Lindsay is a World-Class Emcee, always prepared, flexible, upbeat, and highly entertaining. Dean engages audience members with his quick wit and the ability to keep things moving at a sharp lethal pace. We have brought him in for repeated events by popular demand. Dean Lindsay Rocks!” – Jeremy Jones, Director of Membership, House of Blues Dallas
“Dean Lindsay is truly one of the best and most insightful speakers out there. I have hired him, heard him and read his work. He is always top notch with profitable tips and strategies – plus he is fun to watch!” – Paul Rosowski, Teknion, Regional Vice President – Central
“We had Dean speak at our international Business Partner Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Dean delivered a very energetic, dynamic and humorous motivational speech for our international Group of reselling partners, focusing on change and progress. I can highly recommend him.” – Sofia Löfblad, Marketing Director at Handheld GroupAB