Vince Poscente

Vince Poscente

Peak Performance Strategist, Olympian, Author
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Full Speed Ahead Sales
Sales people are a unique collection of high performing individuals, with considerable expectations, facing a cascade of opportunity. This is coupled with a world of More – Faster - Now realities of overwhelm and life balance. New York Times bestselling author of The Age of Speed, Olympian and award winning salesperson, Vince Poscente, delivers a wildly entertaining, thought provoking and substantive insight on how to thrive with our unique sales groups. Vince went from recreational skier to the Olympic games in just four years. Skiing at 135 mph on skis, he shares a remarkable formula about:

  • Clarity of Purpose
  • The Process of Commitment
  • Consistent Effort in a Competitive Environment
  • Building Confidence
  • Routines for Controlling Peak Performance

    Giving executives and their sales people a collective experience allows a conference fulcrum for better sales execution and higher profits. Full Speed Ahead has profoundly affected countless sales teams explore internal motivation and future potential.

    Full Speed Ahead Leadership
    The Olympic movement is pervasive in our society on many levels. Primarily, we can all relate to the pursuit of excellence. We can also appreciate the three core principles of the pursuit of excellence, international understanding and fair play alongside the motto of Citius, Altius, Fortius (Swifter, Higher, Stronger).

    But the unwritten motto for high performing leaders is “Smartius.” Inevitable obstacles spring from basic human nature. In the personal and corporate landscape, real life issues and the realities of competition pervade. The solutions to roadblocks for leaders of corporations are explored in this entertaining and thought-provoking message.

    Building Teams with the Urgent "Why?"
    LeBron James used Vince Poscente's strategies in his transitions from Cleveland to Miami and back to his hometown. The Dallas Cowboys coaching staff used the principles with their team in their recent turnaround season. FedEx and EvolvHealth use Vince Poscente's tools in their leadership team training keeping them out front in a competitive landscape. Vince Poscente helps teams target their emotion-drivers towards simplicity, synergy and life balance.

    The underpinning of Vince Poscente's "Urgent Why" approach is from his international
    bestseller, The Ant and the Elephant. It is a based on the combination of finding your WHY and the emotional quotient that fuels internal motivation. Vince Poscente combines the concepts of finding each team member's emotional buzz, a simple path towards clarity, commitment, consistency, confidence and control in concert with the team's overall objectives. This is a transformational keynote for teams determined to progress full speed ahead.

    Find Your Buzz
    This motivational keynote speech has been delivered around the world for Direct Sales audiences wanting a high energy, humor and an inspiring message around accelerated goal setting. This "recreational skier to Olympics in four years story" has been Vince's most requested speech over the last twenty years. It revolves around the three key elements of "big goals fast":

    Alignment starts with each of us having an "emotional buzz" surrounding the goals in front of us.

    Agility is facilitated when we "do what the competition is not willing to do." Aerodynamics is all about efficiency and eliminating things that cause drag (such as fear and interruptions).

    Instant Impact and Lasting Influence
    The skills and art of impactful and influential communication are necessary for leaders on the platform or digital media. Reading off a teleprompter is the ultimate contrived message resulting in an invisible barrier between leaders and followers. Using Power Point slides as a crutch for messaging is also an energy killer. But leaders who expertly command the stage or screen can have instant impact and lasting influence. Vince Poscente leads an interactive and transformational session on how leaders can deliver a profound message anywhere from a room full of their employees, an audience of stakeholders or in a brief video message.

    Vince has coached the Chief of Protocol of the White House, Harvard Business Book authors, CEO’s of multimillion & billion-dollar companies and entrepreneurs intent on designing a killer keynote. Vince’s acumen for speaking had him inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame with the likes of Ronald Reagan, Zig Ziglar, Og Mandino and Jack Canfield. Vince Poscente is in-demand for his Instant Impact and Lasting Influence keynotes at corporate events around the world. This rare opportunity to learn from a master communicator, at the top of his game of speaking and training.This powerhouse keynote will help you have instant impact and lasting influence when you are in front of a demanding client or called to deliver an important presentation.

    Heroes Climb
    In the Heroes Climb keynote I cover 5 tips that mentally strong, resilient people use:

  • They have the courage to fearlessly tackle difficult conversations and situations.
  • They show compassion which improves every working relationship.
  • They are selfless which allows them to have better understanding of their teams, environments and make other people feel good.
  • They are humble which makes them brilliant leaders and team players.
  • They are persistent which gives them the energy to keep going.
  • The practical and simple tools taught in the Heroes Climb keynote will help people live life more fearlessly, communicate more effectively, give them the confidence to overcome obstacles, adapt to change more easily, be better leaders and team players to build happy, confident, successful individuals.
  • Why Book Vince Poscente?

  • Vince combines his signature wit and wisdom with a high-energy message on leadership insights from his executive experience alongside lessons from his remarkable Olympic experience.

  • He inspires audiences to align their vision with an emotional buzz and do what the competition is not willing to do.

  • His talent as an master communicator includes a formula he used to go from recreational skier to Olympian in four years.

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    Vince Poscente is a master communicator who speaks from experience. Experience that that lights up a room full of people or jumps off the page in an entertaining and substantive way.

    “We will not thrive by coping our way to BIG GOALS. Seeking to manage our way to bottom line results is also not the way. We will individually and organizationally thrive by accelerating towards extraordinary outcomes with one, overarching philosophy – Do what the competition is not willing to do.”

    Now is the time to use Vince Poscente’s expertise to your advantage. It all started with his against-all- odds Olympic story that helps people and teams reach BIG GOALS fast. Vince is a business guy who decided he would compete in the Olympics four years after his 26th birthday. At the age of 30 Poscente was vying for Gold, blasting down the mountain at an incredible 135 mph on skis. With his acumen for speedy goals, he soon became a prolific author, consultant and speaker, guiding corporations around the globe toward accelerated personal and organizational results.

    As President and CEO of Communication IQ, Vince Poscente takes his competitive mindset and expertise in spoken, written and video messaging for his international clients. By helping them create instant impact and lasting influence, they save time with a broader reach.

    While others in your industry may tend to ‘hang-on,’ Poscente illustrates how to get down to business and up to speed for a competitive advantage. Through powerful examples and edge of your seat stories, your audience will be energized and ready to tackle the tough challenges ahead of them.

    “Simple motivation is not the only thing audiences want to hear today. My job is to light the path of how to create instant impact and lasting influence.

    A meeting planner with decades of experience describes Vince this way: "Vince Poscente has the energy of Robin Williams, the clarity of Anderson Cooper and the presentation of Colin Powell."


  • President and CEO of Communication IQ International
  • NY Times Bestselling Author of: The Age of Speed, The Ant and the Elephant, Silver Bullets, Invinceable Principles & Get Everything Done FSTR
  • Council of Peers Award of Excellence in Speaking USA (2003) and HoF in Canada (2007)
  • 1992 Winter Olympic Athlete (5 time record holder at 135 mph on skis)
  • Weekly author of the 70 Second eBrief (2005) and Vince Poscente International (1994)
  • Masters Degree in Organizational Management (2001)

    This is the perfect time for you and your company to speed past your competition towards extraordinary goals.

    Vince Poscente will help you accelerate towards BIG GOALS in Short Order.
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    “He was great….everyone enjoyed the presentation (lots of head nods and laughing)….he really turned it on."
    --Bell and Howell

    "Vince was great! He was able to convey his message in 20 minutes to an engaged audience that wanted to hear more of his presentation."
    --Hilton Worldwide Sales