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Tony Cole

Stellar 20+ year career as keynote speaker, business owner and sales consultant

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There is one word used to describe Tony Cole and the work he performs: exceptional. With a stellar twenty plus year career as a keynote speaker, presenter, successful sales consultant, and business owner, Tony brings unparalleled insight, expertise and candor to any speaking engagement.

As founder and CEO of Anthony Cole Training Group, Tony has successfully coached thousands of people. He brings proven wisdom and best practices to companies nationwide, illustrating a parallel between army basic training, a no-excuses mentality and the accountability required for excellent performance in the corporate world.

Tony graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Education. A scholarship athlete, upon graduation Tony leveraged his experience to coach Iowa State University and University of Cincinnati athletic teams. He then spent more than 15 years in sales and sales management positions. This unique combination of coaching and selling led him to launch Anthony Cole Training in 1991, which builds sales cultures within organizations nationwide. Anthony Cole Training Group was recognized as a Fast 55 Fastest Growing Companies in Cincinnati.

Tony is the co-author of the highly acclaimed Resurrecting Anthony, A True Story of Courage and Destination, which is the basis for the inspiring Ignite the Fire Within keynote speeches.

Tony is a member of the American Society of Training Development (ASTD), the Bank Insurance & Securities Industry (BISA), the Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce, Keith Ferrazzi's Relationship Masters Academy, OMG Partners and Resellers (top distributor), the Sales Management Association, and the UConn Huddle Club. Tony is also a volunteer at Freestore Foodbank, which distributes food and other services to those less fortunate.

Some of Tony Coles past speaking engagements include:

American Marketing Association
Independent Financial Marketing Group
Bank Insurance & Securities Industry (BISA)
KeyBank Capital Markets
KeyBank Community Bank
Office Furniture USA
Alliant Insurance
Ascension Insurance
Lindal Cedar Homes
AXA Distributors
Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
BB & T Bank
First Citizens Investor Services
Cincinnati Business Courier
EcSell Institute
Kaleidescope
NetTrekker
Independent Community Banks of N. Dakota
Kirsch CPA Group

Recent Articles & White Papers

Why is Selling So #%&@ Hard? The Best Prospecting Book Ever Written 7 Steps to Start the Sale Keep Doing, Start Doing, Stop Doing For More Sales Success, Ask the Right Question The Market is the Market, Now Go Sell Self Manage for Sales Success 5 Ways that Managers Can Impact Sales This Year 7 Steps to Building a Solid Client Relationship Close More Sales

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Ignite the Fire Within Keynote

The keynote was heartfelt, inspiring and really made me think. I especially liked the SPARK method that was presented. Tony facilitated great audience interaction, which made the experience all the richer. This was a keynote I will not soon forget. One that left me with many take aways.

David Rippe · Celestia International

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