Orvel Ray Wilson

Orvel Ray Wilson

Guerrilla Marketing
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Program Descriptions

  • Upsell! How to Close More Business at Higher Prices
  • Guerrilla Marketing with Social Media
  • Winning Characteristics of a Sales Guerilla
  • Guerrilla Marketing
  • Guerrilla Selling
  • Guerrilla Negotiating
  • Guerrilla Retailing
  • Guerrilla TeleSelling
  • Guerrilla Trade Show Selling


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If your group needs to find new customers and build sales with existing customers, then we can help. Orvel Ray Wilson travels worldwide to share his unconventional wisdom at sales meetings, conventions and small-business groups. From a general-session keynote to an intensive, two-day bootcamp, he will arm your people with hundreds of simple, low-cost or no-cost marketing tactics that drive sales and earn big profits.

A rarity in the field, he's a provocative, highly motivating speaker with heaps of content. Unconventional, engaging and funny, he's a 30 year veteran of the platform, and it shows! He has wowed audiences in more than 1,000 cities and 42 countries, on every continent except Antarctica.

A Best-Selling Author
With Jay Conrad Levinson, of five books in the legendary Guerrilla Marketing Series that you see everywhere, including Guerrilla Selling, Guerrilla Trade Show Selling, Guerrilla TeleSelling, Guerrilla Negotiating, and Guerrilla Retailing. The series now includes 47 titles, translated into 61 languages, and more than 21 million books sold worldwide.

Add to the list, contributions to How to Position Yourself As the Obvious Expert: Turbocharge Your Consulting or Coaching Business Now! by Elsom Eldridge Jr. and Mark L. Eldridge, and The Six-Figure Speaker, by Cathleen Fillmore.

His work has appeared in INC, Fast Company, and Fortune magazines, and The Wall Street Journal.

The metaphor comes, of course, from guerrilla warfare. How do you fight back when you’re outnumbered and outspent by larger, better-funded competition? For nearly 30 years, Orvel Ray has been traveling around the world, helping small companies gain the edge they need to compete.

His tapes, CDs and videos are distributed globally by Nightingale-Conant, Fred Pryor Seminars, CareerTrack and the American Management Association.

International Keynote Speaker
For nearly 30 years, Orvel Ray has been traveling around the world, helping small companies gain the edge they need to compete. He has spoken in more than 1,000 cities, on every continent except Antarctica. He is a high-energy speaker who is motivating, inspirational and funny. Audiences describe him as "authentic," "experienced" and "credible." And while he’s best known for “practical ideas you can use right away,” he delivers content with excitement and passion.

Certified Speaking Professional
Orvel Ray holds the highest certification recognized by the speaking industry, the Certified Speaking Professional. Fewer than 500 speakers world-wide have achieved this distinction.

The CSP designation, conferred by the National Speakers Association and the International Federation for Professional Speakers, is the speaking profession's international measure of professional platform skill.

The CSP designation is earned through demonstrating competence in a combination of standards:

  • Professional platform skills;
  • Professional business management;
  • Professional education; and
  • Professional association

    Speakers must be members of NSA or another IFFPS organization for at least three years and complete a rigorous application process to earn the CSP designation.

    Meeting Professionals:
    Certified Speaking Professionals Make Your Job Easier!
    Think the caliber of presenters you select for your event is important? Professional speakers who have earned the CSP designation bring a proven track record of experience and expertise to your meeting. As speakers go through the five-year process of becoming certified, they are required to:
  • Receive excellent ratings from past clients on performance evaluations;
  • Demonstrate that they serve a wide variety of clients;
  • Take part in ongoing education;
  • Perform and document hundreds of presentations;
  • Submit testimonial letters from their clients; and
  • Provide samples of their promotional materials.
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