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John Livesay      

Sales Expert, Storyteller & Author

John Livesay, aka The Pitch Whisperer, is a sales keynote speaker where he shows companies’ sales teams how to turn mundane case studies into compelling case stories so they win more new business. From Livesay’s award-winning career at Conde Nast, he shares the lessons he learned that turn sales teams into revenue rockstars. His TEDx talk: "Be The Lifeguard of Your Own Life" has over 1,000,000 views.

Clients love working with Livesay because of his ongoing support after his talk which includes implementing the storytelling skills from his best-selling book Better Selling Through Storytelling and online course "Revenue Rockstar Mastery."

His new book, The Sale Is in the Tale, is a business fable set in Austin, TX, is about a sales representative whose old ways of selling are not working anymore. The reader accompanies the rep on his journey and learns how to use storytelling and strengthen their soft skills to improve their professional and personal relationships.

Livesay is a guest lecturer on how to leverage the power of storytelling in sales at multiple universities including the University of Texas at Austin (UTLA), Pepperdine Graziadio Business school, and University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his book is now required reading for the UTLA course on Entertainment and Media studies.

He is also the host of “The Successful Pitch” podcast, which is heard in over 60 countries. These interviews make him a sales keynote speaker with fresh and relevant content.

Livesay has been interviewed by Larry King and appeared on TV as an expert on “How To Ask For What You Want And Get A Yes.” Livesay currently lives in Austin with Pepe, his King Charles Spaniel, who reminds him every day of the importance of belly rubs.

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