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Vince Poscente      

Founder FULL SPEED AHEAD Leadership and Sales Growth; Olympic Speed Skier

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.

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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!!!!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Legacy Brain Foundation Fundraisers

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

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.)

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.

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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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.

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!

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.

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!

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!

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

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.

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.

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"

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.

Speech Topics


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!

BIG GOALS in Short Order

Vince uses his signature wit and wisdom in his unforgettable recreational skier to Olympics in four years story. Each keynote is tailored to the specific needs of the audience. (Content has been updated to reflect the unique challenges of today.)

He knows the key to making a message stick with an audience is to provide an experience. A Vince Poscente keynote speech is an experience you're not soon to forget. He blends a high-energy presentation style with humorous anecdotes, powerful visual and audio tools, and meaningful content designed to educate and edify while it entertains.

Vince's speech resonates long after the event itself because he so completely engages the minds - and bodies - of audiences. Painting a vivid picture, Vince perches on a chair and physically acts out the thrill of skiing 135-mph down a steep, icy slope. He asks audience members to perform a happy dance and participate in their own Olympic Opening Ceremony, transporting his audiences through music and reenactment. His warmth invites trust; his stories engender an emotional bond.

Full Speed Ahead: Motivation, Inspiration, Peak Performance

The Age of Speed: Managing Change, Achievement, Embracing Speed

Eclipse the Competition: Organizational Alignment, Personal Development, Life Mastery

Accelerate Reinvention

In this new keynote designed to help audience members reinvent, reignite, and rejuvenate in the business of life, Vince Poscente switches setback into set-free. This is fast and fun way to redefine how you thrive in a competitive marketplace.

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.

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