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SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS

Why Gary?

Enlist Gary Hernbroth for your upcoming conference or meeting and you will get an engaging and enthusiastic speaker whose commitment is to give his audiences impactful, honest, and memorable takeaways.

Gary speaking at PEO-EISGary’s clients don’t call him their “strength & conditioning coach” for nothing. Nationally recognized as a provocative straight-shooter from the stage or the boardroom, he makes a pact with his audiences that he will give them everything he’s got, whether the goal of the presentation is to inspire, enlighten, entertain, challenge, or move them to action.
If you want a canned approach, he’s not your guy. One reason Gary endears himself to audiences is because he puts in the work ahead of time in order to customize his message. He gets up to speed on the group’s industry, its buzzwords, and its trends. Event planners find Gary very easy to do business with, as he is one less speaker they have to worry about regarding hitting pre-conference deadlines and delivering quality performances.

Different strokes

Whether the session is more of a technical nature where Gary enlightens audience members by providing in-the-trenches tactical solutions, or more of a higher-altitude motivational message with larger concepts and ideas, he delivers the goods and then some. How? Because he focuses on what the audience needs and what matters to them, not to him. His audience, not his ego, comes first.

Gary speaking at TEAMS 2012Gary connects with all kinds of people from a wide variety of industries and across many different levels within those industries. He has inspired audiences, for example, as varied as hotel owners, university business students, non-sighted business owners on a battlefield program, professional golf tournament directors, restaurant franchisees, and corporate credit managers.
He takes on all kinds of assignments as a speaker, ranging from an upbeat and breezy sales rally for a hospitality organization to the strictly serious topic of the breach in recruiting ethics across a professional association. He is a selfless presenter and is equally adept at either type of message.

Gary’s speaking clients include national and regional associations, Fortune 500 Companies, small businesses, high tech companies, universities, hospitality groups and assorted affinity groups.

Ready to talk?

If you want to have your audience members at your next conference or convention inspired, entertained, and ready to jump up and take action, act now to enlist Gary as your speaker.

 

Testimonials

“From the moment you took the stage and proceeded to dramatically recreate the vivid images of a Civil War battlefield, I, along with every other person assembled in that ballroom experienced the full range of emotions-- doubt, fear, indecisiveness—as if we, too, had been transported to that battlefield where leadership decisions held life or death consequences.
And, the way you skillfully maneuvered your audience from the battlefield to the boardroom was masterful, applying lessons learned from one setting to the other in a seamless fashion, proving that history has much to teach us in our corporate responsibilities. I know I don’t have to tell you—because you heard it from our members themselves that day—how moved we all were by your presentation!
You re-focused us to consider all the consequences of our corporate decision-making. You were truly inspirational and I sincerely appreciate how you customized your presentation for our audience.”

- Historic Hotels of America/Preferred Hotels

2019-01-21T19:58:04+00:00

- Historic Hotels of America/Preferred Hotels

“From the moment you took the stage and proceeded to dramatically recreate the vivid images of a Civil War battlefield, I, along with every other person assembled in that ballroom experienced the full range of emotions-- doubt, fear, indecisiveness—as if we, too, had been transported to that battlefield where leadership decisions held life or death consequences. And, the way you skillfully maneuvered your audience from the battlefield to the boardroom was masterful, applying lessons learned from one setting to the other in a seamless fashion, proving that history has much to teach us in our corporate responsibilities. I know I don’t have to tell you—because you heard it from our members themselves that day—how moved we all were by your presentation! You re-focused us to consider all the consequences of our corporate decision-making. You were truly inspirational and I sincerely appreciate how you customized your presentation for our audience.”
“I rarely come across real talents who stand out like Gary. His ability to captivate and engage with our attendees was unlike any I’ve seen before… The feedback from my attendees also showed we made a great choice choosing Gary to speak … He earns my highest recommendation.”

- Meeting Professionals International

2019-01-22T15:21:34+00:00

- Meeting Professionals International

“I rarely come across real talents who stand out like Gary. His ability to captivate and engage with our attendees was unlike any I’ve seen before… The feedback from my attendees also showed we made a great choice choosing Gary to speak … He earns my highest recommendation.”
“Thanks for all the time and energy you put forth a very successful guest service training for us… you truly took what’s important to Marriott and transformed it into an fun, productive, and interactive day… the associates came back really energized and thought it was great! You really understood our company’s directives and needs.”

- Marriott

2019-01-22T15:22:41+00:00

- Marriott

“Thanks for all the time and energy you put forth a very successful guest service training for us… you truly took what’s important to Marriott and transformed it into an fun, productive, and interactive day… the associates came back really energized and thought it was great! You really understood our company’s directives and needs.”
“Gary is a true professional. He is a wonderful speaker because he engages your attendees like no other. I love the way Gary gets a conversation going and draws out attendee passion. His discussions tackle tough issues and he gives you solutions to get the job done — that's rare! Gary is fun and approachable. I love to hear him speak, and you will too!”

- Marin Bright Founder/CEO, Smart Meetings

2019-02-12T21:31:01+00:00

- Marin Bright Founder/CEO, Smart Meetings

“Gary is a true professional. He is a wonderful speaker because he engages your attendees like no other. I love the way Gary gets a conversation going and draws out attendee passion. His discussions tackle tough issues and he gives you solutions to get the job done — that's rare! Gary is fun and approachable. I love to hear him speak, and you will too!”
“Gary, you certainly connected with our members! Their comments included: 'One of the best presentations we have ever had'; 'One of the better motivational speakers I have heard'; 'Excellent presentation - Gary's tools were what I really needed to energize myself.'
We very rarely rate speakers as high as our members rated you. It makes me look like I know what I'm doing when selecting speakers!”

- Mailing and Fulfillment Services Association

2019-03-25T23:24:17+00:00

- Mailing and Fulfillment Services Association

“Gary, you certainly connected with our members! Their comments included: 'One of the best presentations we have ever had'; 'One of the better motivational speakers I have heard'; 'Excellent presentation - Gary's tools were what I really needed to energize myself.' We very rarely rate speakers as high as our members rated you. It makes me look like I know what I'm doing when selecting speakers!”

Some of Gary’s most-requested speaking topics include:


  • Personal Branding: YOU Are the “X-Factor!”
  • The Road Trip Ahead: Mapping Out Our Journey to Setting & Accomplishing Goals, Navigating Our Progress, and Overcoming Those Times When Shift Happens
  • Customer Service Excellence: Making EVERYONE in Your Organization a Salesperson; Solutions For Helping the Get ’ems and the Keep ’ems To Work Together Better
  • Working Your Sales Funnel For Success — What is it? What’s in it? How does it work? What affects it most?
  • Management & Leadership: A 5-Star Leadership Model; Managing in a Multi-Generational Workforce; Managing vs. Leading — There is a Difference
  • Powerful Lessons For Today’s Leaders: It’s Not For the Timid
  • What’s Behind the Curtain of Hotel Negotiations: Examining the Elements That Can Give You Real Negotiating Power
  • Teams Without Accountability Are Teams Destined To Be Average
  • Using Failure as an Attribute (Ways to make yourself stand out as a job candidate or for a promotion by illustrating how you learned and recovered from setbacks)
  • Kick Up Your Sales Games!
  • RFP: It Doesn’t Have to Mean “Really Frustrating Process”
  • Action-Planning and Achieving Goals; How to Bring All of Your Resources To Bear
  • Tearing Down Silos and Creating Seamless Operations
  • Using Social Media to Build your Network & Business
  • Building, Nurturing, and Motivating Teams; The “Sweet 16 Attributes of Winning Teams”
  • Embracing your “4 Ps” (People, Products, Procedures, Prices) to Improve Your Deliverables, Strengthen Your Team Synergies and Increase Your Business Levels
  • Buyers & Sellers: Tackling the Tough Issues Together; Relationship Selling & Buying is Still Alive; Kicking Up Our Games in Order to do Better Business Together
  • S.P.E.E.D. D.A.T.I.N.G. — The Recipe For Making the Most Out of Your 10 Minutes to Glory (referring to appointment shows)
  • Mentoring and Coaching: They’re Similar, Yet Different (Also: Mentoring and being mentored: Ensuring the vibrancy for the next wave in your industry

A Sampling of Gary’s most-requested speaking and training/coaching topics includes:

ASSOCIATIONS & CORPORATIONS
American Association of Pharmaceutical ScientistsCommunications and Team-Building for Managers
California Association of Health FacilitiesThe 3 P’s of Customer Service Excellence, The "WOW" of Customer Service, Management & Team Building
Canadian Music WeekProviding Winning Customer Service
Diablo Valley (CA) Women in BusinessGolf as Business - The analogy of golf to business and life: Goal-Setting, Planning, Execution, and Overcoming Adversity
Electrical-Electronics Materials Distributors AssociationPeople Still Buy From People: Selling Tools and Marketing Techniques
League of California CitiesManaging Your Moments of Truth
Mariner Post-Acute NetworkSupervisory and Customer Service Excellence
National Association of Physician RecruitersBusiness Ethics, Time (Self Management), Finding New Sources of Business
National Fire Protection AssociationManagement and Team-Building / Communication
PGA TOUR/Buy.Com (now Web.com) TOURGoing "Fore" the Green - Finding New Revenue & Sponsorship Opportunities
PGA TOUR Tournaments AssociationFinding New Sponsorship Opportunities, Managing Volunteer Teams
Woodworking Industry ConferenceBusiness-to-Business Sales and Service
Woodworking Machinery Industry AssociationPeople Still Buy From People
HOSPITALITY & MEETINGS INDUSTRY
American Society of Association ExecutivesLeadership Keys, Negotiating, Emotions of Buying & Selling, Relationship Selling, Time (Self) Management, Helping Buyers Buy
Association for Convention Marketing ExecutivesBuilding Strong Teams and Organizations / Leading a Sales Team
Fredericksburg Area Tourism & Counties of Spotsylvania and StaffordMaking EVERYONE a Salesperson and Building A Community Marketing Effort
HSMAI (National)General Manager’s Conference: Managing Sales Teams and Selling Efforts
HSMAI Affordable MeetingsWorking With Hotels – How To Create Win-Win Partnerships
HSMAI Chapter of the VirginiasHunting for New Business, Directing the Directors of Sales, Negotiation Surgery
HSMAI Northern California ChapterNew Strategies Needed To Win in this Changing Market
International Association of Convention & Visitors BureausLeadership and Management, Team-building, Understanding Personalities
Meeting Professionals InternationalContracts & Liabilities, Sales, Negotiating, Putting the "WOW" into What We Do
MPI InstitutesLegal Aspects of Negotiating, Writing a Great Contract
MPI Potomac Chapter (PMPI University)Buyer-Seller Relationships / The Ethics of Buying and Selling
MPI Sacramento ChapterWorking Sales Leads / Partnership Selling
MPI Virginia ChapterIt’s a War Out There – How to Find New Business and Survive
MVP MAST Vacation Partners – Agents ConferencePutting WOW into Your Customer Service / Selling in a Downturn Market
National Trust for Historic Preservation/Historic Hotels of AmericaMaking EVERYONE in an organization a salesperson!
Northern California SAENegotiating Skills
Professional Convention Management AssociationSmall business=Big Business, Managing Our Moments of Truth to Increase Sales
San Mateo County Convention & Visitors BureauCVB & Member Sales “Boot Camp”
SportsTravel Magazine – TEAMS ConferenceBuyer or Seller – Who Has the Power? & Selling to the Sports Market
USA Hosts, Inc.Client / Sales Relationships & Multi-Unit Referrals, The Power of Referrals
Virginia Governor's Conference on Travel & TourismMaking EVERYONE a Salesperson / Building Teams for the Future, Hunting For New Business
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