ROSS SHAFER has the most peculiar background of any speaker on CHANGE.
He has authored nine business books yet also won international stand-up comedycompetitions. He’s earned six TV Emmys as a network talk and game show host yet creditshis success to reselling bicycles at age 13. He flipped cars at 15 and flipped homes at 18. After college at 21, he started buying and selling companies. The common denominator is aburning pursuit of excellence that has driven Ross to the top of every field he’s entered.
Since his early teens, Ross Shafer has been obsessed with understanding “Who succeeds? Who fails? And Why?” His confidence flourished when he discovered that there were specific blueprints for success in every job and every industry. That understanding led to his noteworthy achievements in business, television broadcasting, book writing, professional speaking (CPAE) and even stand-up comedy. His wildly diverse career choices have allowed Ross to communicate complex ideas with great fun – and an “everyman”quality.
Today, he coaches leaders and teams on how to cross-pollinate innovative ideas about emerging trends, shifting buying habits, and the motivation of workforces during mergersand acquisitions. His clients include 73 of the Fortune 100…as well as a broad array ofassociations. What most people don’t know is that Ross may have sparked the explosion ofthe entertainment cooking channels when he wrote a funny bestselling book, Cook Like a Stud (38 recipes men can prepare in the garage using their own tools). Not bad for a guy who played college football (pre-concussion-era helmets) and who still aspires to get his hair right.
In this fun and enlightening Keynote, you will learn how to future-proof your company while energizing your team members. Your attendees will leave with the tools to achieve a 2-year lead on their competition. Ross encourages your audience to accept that Relevance is a moving target. Securing your growth, in this ever-evolving economy, requires the vigilance to respond to constant changes in customer (and employee) expectations. Ross unveils inspiring case studies that span the landscape of retail, manufacturing, B2B, construction, tech and healthcare.
The fallout of the On-Demand Economy has caused customer expectations to change. They can get anything they want – anytime they want it – which has forever altered how they judge your performance. In this highly entertaining and inspiring presentation, Ross will share the simple blueprint he developed to help his clients dramatically improve their customer experience scores. (EXAMPLE: one of his clients raised their JD Power scores 21 points in 90 days).
Who Moved My Cheese? was a popular book about how two mice dealt with catastrophic change. Ross believes that Nobody Moved Your Cheese is a more practical, real-world approach. In this high energy and hilarious keynote – perfect for setting up your opening tone – or ramping up your conference’s closing message – Ross will teach your audience that when you are the architect of your own life, you will have more time, money and happiness.
Ross Shafer is frequently asked if he can be interactive with your audience. The answer is a resounding “YES.” His style is to engage the audience at several points during his keynote. He often likes to present “from the floor” so that he can start a dialogue with your audience members. During a breakout session, Ross is on the floor at all times; bouncing between audience members.
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“You were the hit of our convention. I had many of our members approach me after your presentation saying that you were the best speaker they had ever seen at a Carpet One event. After 33 conventions and dozens of world class speakers, that is quite a compliment. We thoroughly enjoyed having you and are extremely appreciative of your insight and your contributions to our members.”
“I can’t express enough the positive impact Ross had on the group today. His presentation was outstanding! His unique ability to deliver such a dynamic message in that casual manner it truly unbelievable. Our CEO commented to me that it was the right message for the times we’re in.”