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Chris Westfall      

National Elevator Pitch Champion, Expert on Sales Leadership & Collaboration

How's your elevator pitch? Chris Westfall has created multimillion dollar revenue streams for companies on four continents, with innovative new strategies on leadership communication. As the US National Elevator Pitch Champion, he's helped clients to land on Shark Tank, Dragon’s Den, and Shark Tank - Australia. A consultant to financial leaders and Fortune 100 companies, he’s helped entrepreneurs to launch a broad array of businesses, and successfully re-branded products and services around the globe. Since 2013, he's helped launch over 50 companies, while raising over $32 Million in investment capital for student startups and coaching teams to victory in the Intel Global Capital Conference, the Harvard Executive MBA Pitch Competition, and the Rice Business Plan Competition 2016 (the largest and most lucrative pitch competition in the world). Chris' clients include HP, Cisco, Unilever, Discover Card, Great American Insurance, The Jewish Federations of North America, American General Insurance, Ashland, Experian, Ernst & Young and many more. Focused on the leaders of tomorrow, Chris has worked with a number of universities across North America, including SUNY, The University of Pennsylvania, SMU, The University of Chicago, and dozens of others. An awardwinning MBA instructor, his latest book is called BulletProof Branding (2014), the follow-up to the best seller, The NEW Elevator Pitch. Originally from Chicago, Chris resides in Houston, TX, with his wife and two daughters, and is an avid supporter of the performing and visual arts.

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Finding the Millennial CEO - Workshop

Here’s a workshop designed to help inspire and retain the Millennial generation— the leaders of tomorrow—by fostering greater understanding, cooperation and efficiency across all generations. And Here’s What’s New... A lot has been said about “The Mysterious Millennial”. Observers have noted generalized characteristics, many of them unflattering or at the very least, confounding, when considered carefully. But, Finding the Millennial CEO shatters the myths, overcomes the challenges, and provides a path to greater understanding, retention and performance from your company.

BULLET PROOF BRANDING

We've got more ways than ever to connect, but are we really making the connections that matter? Your brand is the life-blood of your business, and how you connect to customers starts with your story. Whether you tweet it or tell it, this innovative and interactive seminar will help your organization to: Get down to the real value behind your brand Turn that value into a powerful and compelling message for your clients and prospects Provide insight into how to turn innovation into top-line results Chris Westfall is the national elevator pitch champion, and an award-winning MBA instructor at a top-10 program. His strategies have helped create multi-million dollar revenue streams for companies and individuals, based on the concepts provided in Bulletproof Branding.
When it comes to creating your message, you need a story that's bulletproof - otherwise, it's lost in the noise!

Secrets of The NEW Elevator Pitch - Workshop

IS YOUR STORY…POWERFUL AND COMPELLING? An Interactive Workshop, Where the Audience Works on Creating a Great NEW Elevator Pitch - Highly Interactive Whether you tweet it or tell it, your story has to be strong, or it’s lost in all the noise. When it’s time to get down to business, it’s time to talk. And, not just “chit chat”—when the stakes are high, your message hasto be concise, clear and compelling. Companies and organizations have used these strategies to cut through the distractions and change the conversation. What could happen within your organization— or your career—if you understood the process of influence and persuasion? How would that impact your revenues, your team, your customers…and your results? Put your story to the test, with the national elevator pitch champion!

Secrets of The NEW Elevator Pitch

CHANGE YOUR STORY, CHANGE YOUR RESULTS BE INFLUENTIAL - AND MAKE YOUR MESAGE MATTER The NEW Elevator Pitch is more than just a two-minute speech—it’s a method of influential communication for the digital age. You’ve got more ways than ever to connect—but, are you really making real connections? When it’s time to stand and deliver, you’ve got to havea story that sells. What would it mean to you, to know that you could influence the people that matter most? Discover the insights of the National Elevator Pitch Champion, and watch what happens when you change your story.

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