Vince Poscente

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Motivation, Inspiration, Leadership, Teamwork, Goals, Achievement,
Change, Olympian, SportsVince Poscente

Travels From: Dallas, TX
fee Range: $10,000 – $15,000

Biography

Is our 24/7, more-faster-now culture eating us alive…or setting us free? New York Times bestselling author, inductee into the Speaker Hall of Fame and Olympian, Vince Poscente has the answer.

Vince Poscente used his unique perspective on business and speed to reach the gold medal round of the Olympic speed-skiing competition only four years after deciding to compete – with no previous racing experience. With every effort concentrated on achieving his own top speed, he began to notice the pervasive and defining influence speed has in all our lives.

Unravelling 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, Vince’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 Vince’s message:

“Focusing on change alone is a mistake. Let’s redirect our focus on embracing the speed in our more-faster-now culture. You don’t cope with change…you embrace it. What is critical is the next level…not coping with speed but harnessing it. Execution is not about what to do…it is about how to do it…that’s what creates innovative execution.”

Vince Poscente offers an INVIGORATING PERSPECTIVE that will leave you SEEKING SPEED, not running from it – CREATING IT, not fearing it.

Credentials:

CEO of a business consulting firm
Managing Partner in a Media/Communications agency
Master’s Degree in Organizational Management
Speaker Hall of Fame

Olympian

1992 Olympic Winter Games finalist (Speed Skiing record holder – 135 mph)
New York Times Bestselling author of The Age of Speed – Learning to Thrive in our More-Faster-Now World
 “…thought provoking new book [Vince Poscente] advocates coming to terms – nay, savoring – the ‘more-faster-now world’” Time Magazine

Speed Can Be Your Greatest Ally

Topics

Topic: The Age of Speed

(60 to 90 minutes)

Using concepts from his bestselling books, The Age of Speed and The Ant & the Elephant, Vince shares his Olympic experience and the ‘speed’ model that took him from a recreational skier to vying for Gold in speed skiing in 4 short years. Give your audiences an invigorating perspective that reveals:

Innovation at Work – audiences learn how to innovate in any business situation using Poscente’s ‘recreational skier to Olympian in four years’ model.

Competitive Advantages – you will internalize a powerful change in how to compete using the approach “Do what the competition is not willing to do.”

Leadership for the Self – high speed results are possible in cultures that foster an attitude of “Owning the solution.”

Speed of Execution – learn from The Age of Speed‘s “Jet Profile” where employees and companies embrace Agility, Aerodynamics and Alignment.

Taking Control – with infectious energy, warmth and humor, Poscente delivers an experience that translates into an empowered audience.

The next 16.572 seconds could change your life!

Renowned business strategist and New York Times best-selling author, Vince Poscente is a master communicator. He knows how to get an audience’s attention and maintain electrifying energy while providing:

Hands-on tools that you can use immediately

Edge-of-your-seat stories, 135 mph ski videos, heart-pumping music

Take-action-today inspiration

Flat-out-fun with Poscente’s signature wit and wisdom

“Your presentation was exciting, entertaining and very educational.”
State Farm Insurance Companies

“Our purpose was to turbo-charge the enthusiasm and energy levels of our team members and to have them fully embrace the idea of strength-based leadership and living. We could not have asked for a better speaker to deliver our message than Vince.”
Hampton Brand Management, Hilton Hotels Corp

Topic: The Age of Speed (2)
(45 to 90 minutes)

At the core of Poscente’s message about embracing speed is the claim that the continued acceleration of business and life is inevitable. If we cannot stop it, perhaps we should consider putting it to work for us. On a mass scale, we have developed a peculiar love-hate relationship with speed: though we want more, faster, now, we have adopted a mindset that speed is corrosive. In effect, we have decided that though we want speed, we do not like it. Poscente turns that perspective upside down and challenges audiences not to resist acceleration, but instead to turn the momentum of its inevitable rush to their advantage.

Vince shares the research he did for his New York Times best-selling about how companies and individuals are responding in different ways to the speed of business today.

  • Jets – very agile companies that harness the speed of business and turn it to their advantage
  • Bottle Rockets – companies that embrace speed, are going fast but are not smart about it
  • Zeppelins – companies that resist the speed of business
  • Balloons – companies that have chosen to live outside the age of speed – they don’t seek it and they don’t need to. 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.

Who Benefits: Organizations and individuals that are going through major

change at a rapid-fire pace will especially benefit from Vince’s message.

“Focusing on change alone is a mistake. Let’s redirect our focus on embracing the speed in our more-faster-now culture. You don’t cope with change…you embrace it. What is critical is the next level…not coping with speed but harnessing it. Execution is not about what to do…it is about how to do it…that’s what creates innovative execution.”
Vince Poscente

Testimonials

From start to finish, you wowed us with your enthusiasm, challenging content, and your fun and interactive presentation style. You engaged the audience with stories and examples that hit home and outlined some changes that we as an industry and as individuals must implement to be ready for tomorrow’s challenges. The audience absolutely LOVED your speech. I overheard conversations throughout the remainder of the conference about how amazing you were. Our evaluation forms included statements such as, “off the charts,” “dynamic,” “inspirational,” “phenomenal,” the BEST,” “belly-aching laughter,” “greatest speaker I’ve ever heard,” and “enjoyed his energy and enthusiasm”.

Amanda West, Co-Chair, SMPS Southern Regional Conference

I wish I could clone Vince. That way he could motivate my team to excellence every day!
Tommye Wealand, Vice President Sprint

The audience feedback we received concerning Vince’s presentation was tremendous. They were both inspired and entertained, and will remember his message for a long time to come.
W. Philip Sieg Vice President Merrill Lynch

Vince Poscente has a down-to-earth story that reveals the immensity of human potential. He has a talent for educating, entertaining, and motivating all at once. His message packs a punch and the content rings true for anyone striving to succeed. I would highly recommend this message for anyone!
Steve Alonso President & Chief Executive Officer Banc One Financial Services, Inc.

In my capacity as President of MAACO, I have coordinated hundreds of motivational meetings and literally have heard hundreds of speakers. Vince’s message highlighting how the positive power vision and focus can have on one’s success truly reflects what I have seen in real life. The beauty of his message and his story impressed me more for its down to earth quality than any I have heard in many years. His approach was really a breath of fresh air.
Mark A. Martino President MAACO

Vince Poscente hit the mark with what our people needed to hear. We were particularly impressed with the “take-home” value of focusing on success. His message and tools to achieve clarity of vision and focus for success is very usable and easily remembered. The entire event was and will be talked about and reflected upon for years. His style and image depicts the kind of excellence that we strive for here at FedEx.
Bob Palmer, Vice President FedEx

Vince Poscente has the energy of Robin Williams, the clarity of Peter Jennings and the presentation content of Colin Powell. If you want a motivational, exciting and dynamic speaker, hire Vince.
BlueCross BlueShield

I truly enjoyed Vince Poscente’s motivational speech at our convention. He certainly touched my heart and awoke my competitive fire.
Omar Roman Manager, Burger King

I really enjoyed every minute of Vince Poscente’s speech. If there’s only one thing I will take away it is that line, “Be willing to do what your competition is not willing to do!”
Christian Giroux Customer Business Development Manager Nestlé Canada Inc.

It’s been 4 days since I have heard Vince’s speech and already I am seeing and feeling the affect of his inspiration!!
Jenifer Kaban Student

I have been very fortunate to hear several top speakers at large company meetings… People like Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf, Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell, Gen. Colin Powell, Barbara Bush, President Gerald Ford just to name a few. Each of these outstanding individuals has strong platform skills and a strong message. However, none combined the enthusiasm, entertainment and simple guidelines to help succeed like Vince Poscente’s presentation did. Vince has a unique perspective and way of presenting these concepts that motivated me to really step up my efforts to achieve my goals.
Paul V. George Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist 

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