Vince Poscente

Best-Selling Author, Business Consultant & Olympian

25 reviews  •       

Dallas, TX, USA  •  General Availability

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After the unexpected death of a high school friend, Vince Poscente realized life is short. He made a promise to say "yes" to any opportunity that came his way – including realizing his lifelong dream of becoming an Olympic skier. At the age of 30, after only four years of training, he was marching in the opening ceremonies with the Canadian Olympic team in Albertville, France. In the sport of speed skiing, Vince Poscente vied for gold with a speed of 135 mph on skis.

Taking his own formula to accelerate toward big goals, Poscente added to his list of achievements becoming an award-winning salesperson for Century 21; a VP of Marketing for the world's largest real estate investment service, Int'l Investment Properties; a USA & Canadian Speaker Hall of Fame inductee; and a New York Times best-selling author of four business/pop psychology books, including The Age of Speed.

Unraveling the notion that in today's world we need to slow down, Poscente illustrates why harnessing the power of speed is the ultimate solution for those seeking less stress, less busyness, and more balance. He combines lessons from his remarkable Olympic experience with insights from his book The Age of Speed to inspire even the most resistant individuals to embrace speed. With his infectious energy, warmth, and humor, Poscente's keynote leaves audiences energized and excited about getting fast results.

Organizations and individuals that are going through major change at a rapid-fire pace will especially benefit from his message. 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. Poscente offers an invigorating perspective that will leave you seeking speed, not running from it – creating it, not fearing it.


Pittsford NY in September 2010

Vince was our motivational speaker for approximately 800 teachers, support staff and administrators for the opening of the 2010-11 school year. He could not have been any better. His energy and commitment, his perspective on change and his wonderful sense of humor kick started our school year. People still talk about his speech and its impact on them. Many, many of us eagerly await his 70 Second eBrief. Thanks for the inspiration, Vince!!!!

MaryAlice Price
At Silpada Designs National conference

Vince was very inspiring to me and everyone around. We laughed and skied downhill right along with him. I learned a lot from him and he gave me the inspiration to keep going.
He was by far the best motavational speaker we have had so far at conference.
I would love for him to come back for a reunion, so to speak.
Love you
Keep on going.

Maria Ferguson
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Silpada National Conference 2010

Vince's style and delivery are memorable. He relates stories, in a very energetic way, to drive home his point. His keynote speech is one I continue to draw from and take lesson into my business each day.

Pam Dean
Silpada's National Convention

Vince is a very memorable speaker with his energy and humour. I took away more than from him than many other speakers I have heard over the years which has had an impact on me and my business.

Barrie Chapin
At Silpada's National Conference and Silpada's Leadership Conference

Enjoying and learning from Vince go hand in hand!! I laughed and identified with him as I learned. And for me, if I ENJOY listening, the content STICKS with me!!!! Therefore, Vince singlehandedly catapulted me from a small business owner to a woman with a thriving career! He is engaging, speaks from his heart, taps into his audience's needs, and addresses every single one of those needs. Many of us who were blessed to be at his presentations still talk about and relive standing on our seats 'skiing' with him! We dance to 'immabe' every time we need to dust ourselves off, lighten up, and push through a difficult business time with a smile on our face. He is by far, after all these years, my favorite and most memorable motivational speaker. Vince stands alone at the top of his field...he is the highest standard by which all other speakers should gauge themselves.

Jill Thompson
Multiple times including online

Vince is a high energy speaker with the unique talent to Velcro his practical content to an unforgettable experience. Relating the visual imagery of skiing at record speeds has transformed how we think about the speed of business. The long term impact: priceless

Tom Allen
Multiple times

Vince has a unique way of bringing the audience into his experience; giving the a piece of his success; and leaving them with an I Can attitude. Vince not only makes great performance points, he does so with great humor and emotion, as evidenced by every audience I have seen him present to. Differences are made when Vince speaks.

Brian Kennedy
Legacy Brain Foundation Fundraisers

Hearing Vince at the Legacy events was life-changing --- for me and my friends. Thank you!!

Carol Cirulli Lanham
Many, many times from early '90's to recent.

Having watched Vince's meteoric rise in the industry, it's easy to recommend him as one of the most talented speakers in the business. If you are prepared to have the perfect mixture of energy, content and humor, then hire Vince Poscente to help you show your audience how to harness the power of speed. The ROI will be there... right along side the belly laughs that will make your sides ache.

Jane Atkinson · Speaker Launcher
Multiple times and events from 500-2000 attendees

If you haven't worked with Vince, you have not worked with the best. In many years of event production, having worked with the majority of the most recognizable names on the circuit, Vince stands alone as the most impactful, personable, and effective speaker with whom I have had the pleasure of working. Bar none. The concepts he brings to his presentations ring in the minds of audiences months, if not years, after an event, and have actual measurable affect in the lives and successes of those who hear him. I personally have been inspired and motivated by his speeches, and take away something new every time I hear him speak. And, equally imprtant, he is an absolute pleasure to work with, and expertly crafts his presentation to fit intrinsically with the primary goals and messages of your event. To the audience, it seems as if he spends months learning the inner workings of your organization and prepares a presentation custom written for your group. I couldn't say enough good things about Vince - so I'll just say: See him once, and you'll see what I mean.

Mike Bonheim · ASJ productions
Annual Convention in Phoenix, AZ - March 2007 | Elayne Beyer, CMP

Having hired Vince many times over, the recent was as a Keynote Opening Speaker to about 1,500 Realtors, Franchise Owners, Regional Directors, and other Executives.How does one describe a 'Vince Poscente moment?' You don't. You just experience it. Vince has a unique ability to take over a room filled to the edges with people listening to his message(s), enjoying his humor, understanding his joy in sharing ideas, and feeling his intense energy on stage. Vince is often THE highlight of any convention. I'm pleased to call him a friend after all these years of working with him as well. Hire him to speak - he'll not only make you look good for finding him, he'll knock the socks off your attendees and make you the hero of your own event!

Elayne Beyer, CMP
Orange County Public Schools' Leadership Conference, Orlando, FL - June 2011

Vince was booked as the closing speaker for a leadership conference, which served 300 school administrators. His enthusiasm and energy created his signature Gold Dot "emotional buzz" throughout the audience. He was one of the most exciting, engaging, HYSTERICAL, thought-provoking speakers who has ever presented in our district. We are already in talks to bring Vince back with his second, completely different presentation. You won't go wrong with Vince. Jump up on your chair and hire him immediately!

Adam Palmese · Orange County Public Schools
At the National Speakers Association convention; 1965, I believe it was. You conducted a fantastic breakout session. The best!

You validated my thinking about how to open a speech, captivating your audience from the beginning. I never have a presentation training or coaching session where I do not reference your presentation and the speech you used to demonstrate this principle. (By the way, I am the fellow you asked to play my flute as the audience came in.)

Thomas Ward Cantrell · Administrative Law Advocates, International
Celebration of Life Event for the Legacy Brain Foundation May 2010

It has been one year since Vince's presentation to the Legacy Brain Foundation, and we still hear people talking about him. We sat down expecting to listen to a speaker deliver a speech. Instead, Vince took us on a magical, inspirational and spine tingling journey! His message exposed us to the unlimited potential of the human spirit and showed us how we can unleash that potential within ourselves. I urge you to let Vince take you on this amazing journey with him.

Dana Hamilton · Legacy Brain Foundation
San Jose, Costa Rica. April 2009

As Education Chair for our Young President's Organization chapter, my role was to find educational resources that were engaging and substantive. YPO audiences can be difficult to please because they've seen it all and done it all. Although they are hungry for information, meeting their high standards is a challenge. Vince Poscente, Olympian and New York Times bestselling author, spoke to our group and exceeded our expectations. His entertaining style and inspiring story were coupled with powerful leadership and performance tools. In a world that is going faster, Vince Poscente showed how to simplify the business of life through alignment, agility and aerodynamics.

Finally, we were impressed with Vince Poscente's extra time before, during and even after our event. He spent the time to learn about our specific challenges, integrated his discovery into the context of his talk and then spent the rest of the day with our members.

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Jose Maroto
Cable Advertising Bureau, Chicago, 2005

Any speaker that starts his presentation standing on a chair, re-living his Olympic Speed Skiing past, has me from the word "Go!" Vince is engaging, energetic, and entertaining. The perfect combo for delivering a profound message with impact and clarity. I will never forget this presentation, and especially how he brought it all home and made it relevant to our lives and our businesses. Well done sir.

Joe Biondi · Comcast Spotlight
Orlando, FL - November 2009

I attended a conference, not as an attendee, as an employee of the company hosting the conference. I stepped into the back of the room filled with over 500 attendees just to listen to Vince for a moment. I stood there engaged for over an hour. He was extremely entertaining, funny and his story was heartfelt. I walked out of that room energized and motivated.
Because of his gold dot technique… three months after hearing Vince, I began fulfilling that goal I gave myself that day and have been for over a year! Thank you Vince!

Lisa Carpenter · 1st Global
VP International Conference

What impressed me the most with Vince Poscente's speaking style is he knows how to weave a tender story with humor. Failure with humility. Deep lessons with a spot on sense of wit and wisdom. I left with a feeling that I just saw greatness.

Brad Szollose
Fall 2010 Micron Sales and Marketing Cont San Jose CA

We live in a time when speed is critical and it surrounds us. In our lifetimes speed has revolutionized everything from products and governments. microwaves, global email, mobile phones, social networking changing governments... but also with speed we must have accuracy. The most impressive thing about your presentation to me was not about speed, that I see everywhere, but it was about training for speed decisions by replicating the environmental factors, the consequences. You strapped yourself to your friends car roof to learn about wind. That is the pure genius of innovation. To go where others are not, we must not follow but find a new path to arrive in a different place. Your training methods were the most interesting part of your presentation for me. Thanks!

david smurthwaite
Buxton in Fort Worth, TX - January 2011

Vince's preparation, energy, and story were just what our company needed to launch 2011. He was entertaining and did a great job of getting the room excited and engaged. His ability to relate and capture his audience were just what we were looking for. I absolutely would recommend him to any organization!

Rachel Howard · Buxton
Vince has spoken at two conferences that I produce for suppliers to Smart & Final.

Vince is one of a select few speakers that I have asked to do a return presentation for my group. He is an entertaining, high energy speaker who delivers great content in an easy-to-understand message. He prepares in advance by learning about my needs and the audience, and crafts his presentation to deliver key corporate messages in a way that they will be received well by the audience. His follow-up is great as well, and both I and many event attendees subscribe and regularly read his weekly Full Speed Ahead blog. He's definitely one of the best speakers out there.

Randall Oliver
Director, Corporate Communications
Smart & Final Stores

Randall Oliver · Smart & Final
Dallas, Memphis, Calgary

Gave the audience what they wanted and needed in a humorous and uplifting style. Vince can be counted on to deliver, every time. He gets better each year.

Tim Durkin
Last year at Gaylord Grapevine

it was high energy, fast moving and the topic fit the way we live. The graphics were entertaining. The audio was incredible.

Brett Bonner Stalcup · law firm
Vince was the keynote for our corporate summit in June 2010

Vince brought the energy, business intellect and showmanship to electrify, engage and motivate each staff member during our week long company meetings. He doesn't just show up and present the typical generic presentation but spent the quality time in getting to know our company, its vision and people. If you are looking to build an emotional connection between your strategy and staff....Vince should be your top choice!
John Cawley
Chief Operating Officer
Music World Entertainment
"We Bring Music to Life"

John Cawley · Music world entertainment
Dallas, TX

Vince kept me entertained and connected to what he was saying. I have a tendency to "check out" with other speakers, however he kept the conversation moving and held my attention.

Dawn Meifert

Speech Topics

  • Olympian
  • Hall of Fame Speaker

Motivation, Inspiration, Peak Performance

During this high energy, fun and inspirational presentation, Vince shares the story of how he went from recreational skier to Olympic finalist in just 4 years. He shows how to use his Olympic formula (the 5 Cs) to reach both corporate and personal goals. Fasten your seatbelts - this is an unusual presentation, full of humor and insights on what winning truly is.

Achievement, Managing Change, Peak Performance

An authority on speed and focus, Vince knows what it takes to make your ambitious goals a reality. In this presentation, Vince shares indepth and unique ideas that are fundamental to his 5 Cs Olympic formula. Humor-packed and energetic, it is full of techniques that can be applied immediately and is perfect for organizations with a high performance mentality.

Personal Development, Embracing Change, Life Mastery

Based on his book, "InVinceAble Principles", Vince shares ideas that help individuals journey towards life mastery. These highly effective principles are designed to provoke thought and encourage people to take action and embrace change. A highly memorable, energetic and fun presentation, this is a perfect follow up session to 'Journey from Ordinary to Extraordinary'.

Speak & Ski

Choose either 'Journey from Ordinary to Extraordinary' or 'Being InVinceAble' and combine it with a day of snow skiing with Vince!


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