Simon T. Bailey

Simon T. Bailey is a leadership catalyst whose expertise equips emerging leaders with tips, tools, and techniques Read more

Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen, CSP energizes, motivates and inspires business owners and managers to make positive changes to increase business growth and build profits. Her acute business sense, contagious enthusiasm, positive energy and humor make her a dynamic presenter. She has built and sold numerous highly successful companies in diverse industries and now teaches the lessons of success with her insightful business-building strategies to companies around the world. Debbie teaches others how to move past limited personal beliefs that may be holding them back from reaching their peak potential in business and in life. Read more

Charles P. Garcia

Supercharging audiences with positive energy, Charles P. Garcia provides invaluable takeaways for individuals, which will help them break through their perceived limitations and pursue extraordinary success. Speaking from true experience Garcia has a life story that is both eclectic and inspiring. He grew up in the Republic of Panama, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, founded an investment banking firm that grew from three people into 60 offices in 7 countries and serves as one of the youngest members of a Fortune 500 board, among other accomplishments. Read more

Mike Frank

“Little Ideas Pay Big Dividends in Sales”

While Mike Frank speaks on a number of business related topics, sales is his background and his strongest suit. He worked his way up from a fledgling salesman to vice-president of sales for an international company – he did this within four years and by the age of 26. His strength is in customizing the presentation, based on the client’s requests. He provides a high energy style, yet with solid practical, real life sales information. Read more

Andrew Zezas

Andrew B. Zezas is a diverse and experienced business and real estate professional, with expertise as an advisor, solutions provider, strategist, and more. With over twenty years of experience in various fields, he brings benefits in many forms to his his audience. As President and CEO of Real Estate Strategies Corporation, he believes strongly in the ability to apply strategic business thinking to solve complex real estate problems. Andrews goal is to help you succeed in enhancing your companies’ operational and financial performance.

Andrew will provide your audience with business development tools to acquire more leads, more customers, and more closed deals! He speaks before organizations large and small, and offers a dynamic and stylistic approach to group discussions, topical speeches, and timely presentations. If you want to ensure that your attendees come away from your event empowered, enlightened, and having had a great overall experience then Andrew is your guy!

He is contributing author for Business, Profits and Strategy, and has written a multitude of articles on business, the economy, jobs, finance, real estate, and more.

PROGRAM TOPICS

  • You’re Not in the Business You Think You’re In!
  • Deliver What Your Clients Really Want…Everytime!
  • Enough About Me, Let’s Talk About Me!
  • The Politics of Commissions
  • How I Killed a Deal, Protected My Client, and Collected a $469,000 Commission!
  • Results Don’t Really Matter. It’s the Experience, Silly!

Corporate and commercial real estate

  • Acqusitions
  • Dispositions
  • Advisory
  • Transaction
  • Strategic Planning

Full Biography

Andrew B. Zezas, SIOR, is Relationship Manager, Strategist, President & CEO of Real Estate Strategies Corporation, a New Jersey based corporate real estate advisory and transaction services firm. RealStrat’s clients include the US operations of public, private, domestic, and global companies, and not for profit organizations, in a multitude of industries from over 9 countries.

As RealStrat’s founder and senior strategist, Andrew draws on his over two and a half decades of experience and expertise in setting strategy and executing transactions for the firm’s most important clients engaged in office, distribution, manufacturing, technology, life sciences, and other real estate acquisition, disposition, and advisory projects.

Andrew has received numerous business and industry awards, including:

• SIOR New Jersey’s Largest Deal of the Year (2009)

• Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist (2007 & 2005)

• NJBiz Executive of the Year Finalist (2006)

• William Dorsey Client Service Excellence (2004)

• Most Valuable Broker and A-Team Hall of Fame (2004)

• Top 50 Commercial Brokers (2005, 2004, 2002)

• Broker of the Year (2001, 2000, 1993)

• Creative Deal of the Year (1995)

Andrew is well-known for his energetic and passionate style as a conference, business, and motivational speaker. He was recently appointed to the National Association of Realtors Commercial Alliance Signature Speakers Series and to the educational faculty of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors.

Andrew has appeared, in person and online, on behalf of many prestigious organizations in the United States and Canada, including:

• American Management Association Institute of Management Accountants

• Building Owners & Managers Association National Association of Realtors

• Commercial Property News New Jersey Economic Development Authority

• CoreNet Global RealComm

• CoStar Society of Industrial and Office Realtors

• Empowerment Group Strategic Executive Networking Group

• Financial Executives International US Postal Service

• Financial Executive Networking Group

Andrew has appeared on The Growth Strategist, a weekly internet radio show on VoiceAmerica Business, and has recently been interviewed on GlobeSt.com’s “Commercial Real Estate Leaders” video series. He has written two books entitled The CFO’s Guide To Understanding Corporate Real Estate Transactions and The CFO’s Guide To Hiring The “Right” Real Estate Service Provider. Andrew has written over 90 articles on business, real estate, customer service, finance, careers, and other topics, and publishes two blogs at CorporateAdvisor.wordpress.com and at AndrewZezas.Blogspot.com.

Andrew holds real estate broker licenses in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Florida, and is a certified real estate instructor in Indiana, Texas, and Utah. He has been quoted in a variety of business publications, including:

• Business New Jersey Office and Industrial Properties Magazine

• Commercial Property News Real Estate Forum

• Development Magazine Real Estate Weekly

• New Jersey Tech News Real Estate New Jersey

• Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal The Tri-State Real Estate Journal

• New York Times SIOR Professional Report

• The Star-Ledger

• Office and Industrial Properties Magazine

• Real Estate Forum

• Real Estate Weekly

• Real Estate New Jersey

• The Tri-State Real Estate Journal

• SIOR Professional Report.

Connie Podesta

Connie Podesta is a top-rated professional keynote speaker, executive career/life coach and one of the industry’s leading experts in sales strategies, leadership development, relationships and change. Using her talents as an author, board certified therapist, comedienne and TV/radio personality, Podesta delivers customized high-energy presentations that creatively combine laugh-out-loud humor and compelling insight with real-world strategies and solutions. She has inspired millions of people to increase sales, attract and keep more customers, build longer-lasting, healthier relationships, Read more

Alan Parisse

From garbage collector to Wall Street executive, Alan Parisse’s diverse background enables him to present amazing keynotes on leadership, sales, and cycles of change to executives, marketing and sales teams throughout the world. Named one of the “Top 21 Speakers of the 21st Century” by Successful Meetings Magazine, Alan’s mission is to help individuals and organizations ranging from healthcare, to financial services and real estate, create and follow a blueprint for success. He works with numerous organizations, many in transition, to help them re-position their thinking, let go of the past, formulate a vision and take action while confronting their successes, challenges and opportunities.

Alan’s audiences benefit from his sound business judgment, hard won expertise and practical solutions for dealing with reversals and taking full advantage of booms. He is an expert in change, leadership, selling and sustaining success.

Program Topics

This Is Your Time
This is your time, not despite the considerable challenges and changes we are facing, but because of them. This is the time to Shift Into High Gear, optimize your business and position your organization for growing success. This “tough times” talk provides the perspective needed to Thrive In Turbulent Times.

Leadership in Turbulent Times
The traditional sources of power have all either disappeared or diminished. Today’s leaders must re-evaluate their style and master new sources of influence. Lasting success will come to those leaders who inspire new ways of thinking, being and acting.

The Doctor of Sales
Medical doctors are such great salespeople, that even they don’t know they are selling, but they are. Doctors tell us what to do and we are highly likely to do it. Why? Because doctors follow the 7 Rules of Selling. They start by Establishing Their Credibility and end by Taking a Chance and telling us what to do. They know that an expert who doesn’t get us to change our behavior hasn’t done anything. As one doctor put it, ‘nothing happens until the patient swallows the pill.’

In this program, Alan redefines selling in a way that turns the manipulative methods of old into a client-focused mission. Then he provides a roadmap of for advisors to sell and serve their clients and prospects.

Secrets of Successful Presentations
What you say is important, but how you say it often carries the day. This series of programs is designed to combat sameness, encourage authenticity, and expand the options presenters have to achieve their objectives. Formats ranges from a keynote speech to The Speaking Intensive (Two full days for up to 10 people).

Presentations for Financial Advisors

Questions Great Financial Advisors Ask
It is the questions you ask, more than the presentations you make that leads to success for clients and advisors alike. Based on the widely selling book of the same title, this presentation covers attributes of great advisors as well as the questions they ask.

A Lifetime of Saturdays
A successful retirement takes more than money. It takes understanding the human issues that arise and planning for them. Financial Advisors can serve current clients and attract new ones by expanding their client conversation to include more than money. This program will show advisors both the issues and the opportunity.

Complete Biography

Rising from garbage collector to Wall Street executive, Alan Parisse uses his diverse life experience to deliver relevant messages on leadership, sales, and cycles of change to executives, managers, marketing and sales teams throughout the world. Alan’s audiences benefit from his sound business judgment, hard won expertise and practical solutions for dealing with reversals and taking full advantage of booms. He is an expert in change, leadership, selling and sustaining success.

Combining insight and wit to penetrate the complexities of today’s marketplace, Alan has been a guest lecturer at the Stanford Business School, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Business, UCLA Graduate School of Management and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.

The first and only speaker to come out of the investment business to be inducted into the National Speakers Association’s Hall of Fame, his expertise, consistency, and client-centric focus led Successful Meetings Magazine to name Alan “One of the Top 21 Speakers for the 21st Century”. An accomplished author, Parisse’s ideas have been quoted in numerous business publications, including: The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and Barron’s.

Alan has written and co-authored numerous books and audio programs including: This Is Your Time, Taking Charge: Lessons in Leadership, The Great Salesperson, Questions Great Advisors Ask, 101 Best Marketing Ideas and The Real Estate Investment Pocket Guide.

Parisse’s articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Executive Excellence, Advisor Today, Medical Product Sales, Life Insurance Selling, Financial Planning Magazine, Pharmaceutical Representative, The Stanger Investment Advisor, The Real Estate Review and The Bank Investment Representative.

Now a lifetime away from his garbage collection days, Alan works with the very best in financial services, healthcare, real estate, technology and more. Alan Parisse is the proven master, making lasting contributions to companies and industries undergoing major transitions throughout the world.

Alan Parisse also works closely with financial professionals enhance their client service and grow their practices by making timely and pertinent information accessible and actionable.

One of the Top 21 Speakers for the 21st Century, Alan is the first person from the investment business inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame.

A seasoned financial service professional, Alan served as a senior executive for Oppenheimer and other national investment firms. In those roles, he was responsible for developing and marketing major investment strategies.

Some of Alan’s speaking clients include financial firms in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition, he works regularly with clients in high tech, health care, retail and government. This wide-ranging experience allows Alan to consistently offer new and unique perspectives to financial professionals.

A graduate of SUNY Buffalo (B.S.) and the University of Arizona (MBA), he is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Business Fraternity.

Alan lives with his wife Lisa in Colorado.

Matt Oechsli

Matt Oechshi

Matt Oechsli is one of the leading authorities regarding marketing, selling, servicing and developing loyalty Read more

Tommy Spaulding

Tommy Spaulding inspires audiences and teaches them how to achieve unprecedented professional and personal success by forming deeper, more authentic relationships with customers, employees, clients, and other key stakeholders. Former President and CEO, Up with People; New York Times Best-selling Author and Leadership Expert Tommy’s career has been built on valuable, authentic relationships. His sincerity, warmth, and humor unfailingly move his audiences, leaving them eager to put his ideas into action as soon as they return to work. Read more

Robert Stevenson

Robert Stevenson

Why are the top companies in the world hiring Robert Stevenson?  Throughout the world, technological change and global competition continue on their relentless path of uncertainty and volatility. Read more