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John Di Frances Motivational Keynote Speaker


"As our opening keynote speaker, John did an outstanding job of connecting with our audience, and delivered a compelling and thought-provoking presentation.  He was able to combine his expertise with humor and deliver a spot-on keynote."

Kelly Foy, CEO, Elite Meetings International
Motivational Speaker John Di Frances

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"Awesome!! Great articulation. Great topic. Great aspect!"
- Angie Schumacher, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.

"It enlightened..."
- GEC-Marconi

"Wow! Congratulations... a perfect score never happens with our tough evaluators!"
- Marney Roddick, State Coordinator - Oregon Employer Council

"I received information that I never knew existed."
- University Program Attendee

"Very professional presentation."
- Chris Fearing, Trappers Turn Golf Club

"The easy going nature of the speaker made all of the topics covered interesting and enjoyable. Using life experiences as examples reinforces the learning process...very timely and well presented. An overall great job!"
- Moog, Inc

"I'm so looking forward to this event... I always believed, without a shadow of doubt, that you were the man for the job, and after seeing you present, I know it. Thanks again for partnering with me in this event to make it a winner!" ...and following the event for a national financial institution... "Power packed with information and insight! Articulate and extremely polished."
- Gloria Nelson, RSVP Events

"Very well versed in the topic..."
- Federal Bureau of Investigation

"Thank you for a job well done. Forgive the cliche, but it really was an outstanding presentation."
- Phil Weddle, West Valley, Nuclear Services Co., Inc.

"Fine presenter...kept my interest."
- Motorola, Inc.

"I feel very comfortable endorsing DI FRANCES & ASSOCIATES, LLC. I have personally attended three seminars in which John Di Frances has participated and found his topics to be well researched and factual. His insight into difficult situations is noteworthy and his manner of presentation is professional. DI FRANCES & ASSOCIATES, LLC has prepared a variety of seminar topics that should be a valuable tool to large or small businesses alike."
- Robert D. Grimm, Hamilton Sundstrand Div., United Technologies Corp.

More Audience Comments...

"Incorporated my company's key values. Used stories from history to make points."

"Innovative ideas and stories, very good ending."

"Good message - more people need to hear this."

"Lessons all leaders should hear."

"Real style... Practical application... Illustrative stories"

"Educated, knowledgeable. Great examples-business, historical. Sophisticated."

"Example of Roman Army vs Praetorian Guard instructive to the whole [organization]."

"Gives great outlook from both sides."

"Good use of the English language. Good closing."

"Amen brother! On character and integrity keep on teaching!"

"Very interesting. Seems to have great knowledge of his topic. Great subject..."

"Believable - knowledge in history and organization."

"Excellent examples/visual aids."

"Appropriate to the time(s)."

"Very innovative - great mirror story."

"Great relevant stories."

"Personable with Intelligence."

"Good illustrations and enjoyed the stories."

"Good presence/great info."

"Important for businesses - important message."

"Very interesting facts to make his point."

"Good stories to support points."


"(Liked) humor and personal input. Incorporated 'stories' in presentation - kept my attention."

"Break the Rules."

"Interesting subject - Well delivered."

"Great style/good examples."

"Common sense approach."

"Polished, easy on the platform."

"Kept attention well - interesting."

"Innovation (the subject) was interesting/informative."

"Easy manner."

"Good information."

"Real world examples of innovation."

"Credibility, authority, good stories."



"Good, sharp, knowledgeable man who knows his way around; experienced."

- Frank Casullo, President, Parsons Precision Products


"John is very bright and very professional, we definitely got what we wanted through his services."

- Roger Rowe, General Manager, Vista Controls Corporations


"I am pleased to provide a reference for you and your company. Medco Containment Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck and Company, hired your firm to provide development and strategy... DI FRANCES & ASSOCIATES, LLC provided strong support for all our needs...It was necessary for your company to navigate our highly complex did so effectively...your firm was extremely helpful in guiding us."

- Lucy J. Tirk, Vice President, Merck/Medco Pharmaceutical


"Impressed by how he cared and worked hard at the job instead of just taking the money."

- Bob Wurm, Chairman, Quest Technologies


"Fairey Hydraulics Limited (FHL) has for many years used one organization, (DI FRANCES & ASSOCIATES, LLC)...continuously retained since 1985 (15 years), through three executive successions/buyouts.)"

- Ian M. Martin, Business Development Manager, United Kingdom


"Congratulations on an outstanding performance appraisal!"

- Dunn & Bradstreet Expert Marketplace (Prosavvy)


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Are you looking for a motivational business keynote speaker? Contact us to schedule a conference call with John to discuss your program needs. As each keynote he delivers is crafted uniquely for that specific audience, John can accomodate most requests by program organizers to incoporate unique content or address specific issues. Call us today to schedule a time to speak with John.



Professional Speaker

John's speaking style is relaxed and easy-going while at the same time hard-hitting and challenging. He is a keynote professional speaker who delivers high take-away value for his audiences, which in difficult times is essential.

A keynote professional speakers coming from outside of your organization is free to challenge your personnel to think in new and innovative ways. Among professional speakers, John's abilit to be on target with the audience's most pressing concerns is unique.

Whenever your program plan requires the services of a keynote professional speaker, contact us to request a conference call with John. He is a motivational professional speaker who will make you a meetings hero.

Keynote Professional Speakers

Public Speaker

You are already aware of the benefits to your organization of hiring a motivational public speaker. Business public speakers bring perspectives that are often new and of great value to their audiences. John Di Frances is a public speaker with decades of business experience. He addresses audiences internationally on a wide range of business and cultural topics. Among keynote public speakers, John is considered by many to be a motivational public speaker who delivers exceptional presentations.

Public speakers are available who have widely differing backgrounds and experience sets, but few can match John. His diversity of experience and depth of business knowledge provide a treasure-trove for your audience. Consider including keynote public speaker John Di Frances in your upcoming meetings. He sets a high standard for motivational public speakers. You and your audiences will be glad that you did.

Business Speaker

There are many keynote business speakers who would like your business, but few that can deliver high value keynote speech that John can. When selecting a keynote business speaker, consider John's unusual background and credentials. The right keynote business speaker can be as difficult to find as a needle in a haystack, among the hundreds of professional business speakers. John's combination of global business experience as well as the capacity to interact with your audience is very special.

Once you have heard John speak, he will join your list of the best keynote business speakers you have ever heard. As an outsider to your organization, he will provide original input to the issues and opportunities your group faces. As a keynote business speaker, John will raise the tempo of your meeting. He is a business speaker your audiences will desire to hear againand again.

John is the motivational business speaker who will make you a hero for selecting him. Business Speakers

Motivational Speaker

Why hire a motivational speaker for your events, meetings, executive retreats and conferences? Simply because they can bring outside perspectives and thoughts that act as sparks to stimulate your groups' thinking. John Di Frances is a new style of keynote motivational speaker. His motivational keynote speeches provide valuable content, equipping participants to act in beneficial ways, based upon the knowledge he imparts.

John is a keynote motivational speaker who utilizes the optimal blend of inspiration, motivation and timely information. Regardless of the venue or type of event you are planning, if you desire a motivational speaker who will truly inspire and motivate your group, with a motivational message that they will long remember, then John is the keynote motivational speaker your need. He is a keynote motivational speaker who clearly understands the very difficult business climate in which we find ourselves and who can provide clear insights for business success despite the fog of economic uncertainly.

Whenever a need arises within your organization for keynote motivational speakers, contact us. Motivational Speaker.

Keynote Speaker

Motivational business keynote speaker John Di Frances, is easy to work with for association executives and meetings professionals. Although John's keynote speeches form an important part of your event, it is not the only critical element and he understands that having a keynote speaker who is flexible is important. Although some veteran motivational keynote speakers are prima dona's, that is not at all his style and he believes that such behavior is inappropriate for professional keynote speakers.

John is the type of motivational keynote speaker with whom meetings organizers enjoy working. His style is relaxed and has no 'special' demands that must be met. His goal is to have your meeting proceed smoothly and for your desired outcomes to be met without fuss or drama.

John is also highly respected among keynote speakers. He believes that as a keynote speaker, his keynote speeches must provide the answeres that business audiences seek today. There are few keynote speakers who can effectively speak to such a wide range of business issues as John. His extensive international business experience enables him to address topics from a depth of personal experience, not merely from something he has read in the latest business book. He is a motivational speaker whose understanding of the complex issues businesses face today is reflected in his keynote speaking presentations. Motivational Keynote Speaker

Motivational Keynote Ideation Speaker

Ideation, as a business opportunity, is relatively new to most business executives. The concept of empowering the organization's personnel in order for ideation to flourish has not been a part of the typical executive mindset. Not that ideation is not seen as important to them, but rather that they have never viewed ideation as a discrete activity to be purposefully pursued in a disciplined manner.

There are not many true keynote ideation speakers, simply because few professional speakers have had the necessary corporate experience essential to effectively speak on the subject of ideation. Although the initial response to the concept of employing an ideation speaker may be uncertainty, when executives think through the pressing needs of their organization, an ideation speaker suddenly becomes a viable option.

As an innovation and ideation speaker, he conveys a deep understanding of the process by which new, highly valuable ideas are generated and then transformed into marketplace breakthroughs. His understanding of the process by which creative innovation and ideation occurs allows him to enlighten audiences. An ideation speaker with extensive experience in the process of effectively using ideation to solve complex problems and create new opportunities, he clearly communicates the best practices in making organizational ideation a priority.


Motivational Keynote Innovation Speaker

Need an innovation speaker. Innovation speaker John Di Frances presents the process of open innovation in a new light. Presenting from his extensive experience in the practice of open innovation, he unlocks the mindset that enables organizations to make innovation flourish. Beginning from the establishment of a organizational culture of open innovation, he demonstrates the steps necessary to successfully instilling ideation and innovation as discipline.

An ideation and innovation speaker, he brings the fundamentals of ideation and innovation to life for audiences. John Di Frances' open innovation work, as an innovation speaker and facilitator, spans several decades and he has a proven track record of breakthrough ideation and innovation. If you are sensing the need to encourage and empower a new wave of open innovation within your organization, then contact us to arrange for John to be the innovation speaker for your next event or ask us about his availability for open innovation consulting. We also offer support for open innovation at our Red Door Innovation Center.

Keynote Leadership Speaker

The topic of leadership is always pertinent and leadership speakers are always in high demand. When your meeting plans call for a leadership speaker, there is no need to look further than John Di Frances. As a published author, leadership speaker and consultant, he addresses the needs of ethical leadership on a very pragmatic basis.

Is there leadership vacuum in business today? One would think so based upon the news reports, however, in reality, there are many excellent leaders in business, the public sector and nonprofits. Unfortunately, the media rarely focuses on them. If your organization is concerned about developing real leaders, then hiring John as a leadership speaker for your next event will prove to be a wise decision. Speaking on the topic of ethical leadership from a pragmatic viewpoint, he relates to audiences what works and what does not. His book, Reclaiming the Ethical High Ground: Developing Organizations of Character forms the basis for his ethical leadership keynote speeches.

John is in demand by many types of organizations as a leadership speaker, including corporations, government agencies, associations and other not-for-profits seeking leadership speakers. He has also authored numerous leadership articles.

Keynote Ethics Speaker - Governance Speaker

Do you need a top ethics speaker for your event? John Di Frances is a polular ethics speaker and author. He has the practical business experience that allows him to speak from experience regarding leadership ethics.

Among the numerous ethics speakers you can hire, his years and breadth of business experience make him an outstanding choice. The applications of ethics are universal, although the individual applications and specific ethics questions vary by industry. John's experience as a professinal keynote ethics speaker places him at the forefront of today's ethics speakers.

You may have considered or even hired ethics speakers in the past, but with him you will experience a highly applicable ethics keynote.

Motivational Sales Speaker

For your next sales meeting, local, regional, national or international, John Di Frances is a leading sales speaker your salesforce will benefit from. Why? In two words, Knowledge & Presentation! John's sales knowledge sets him apart as a professional sales speaker. And as a sales speaker, his presentation skills will please your salesforce.

A sales speaker with John's knowledge is rare, as are the types of sales experiences which he has had - Retail sales to large weapons sytems for the United States military as well as a number foreign governments. He is a highly informative and entertaining sales speaker, incorporating frequent humor into his sales presentations. John is finishing his newest book, 'Relationship Selling: Selling Value, Not Price' which will be released in summer 2011.

When deciding upon a sales speaker, consider the immense value John's insight and understanding will bring to your sales personnel.

Marketing Speaker

Marketing is a subject that is far less often addressed by professional speakers, as although there are many sales speakers, there are not many keynote marketing speakers. However, there is a great need for professional marketing speakers, as marketing is still far less understood than sales and is also still often confused with the sales function. Despite this fact, sales and marketing, although closely related, are very different functions.

Keynote marketing speakers can add real value to your meeting by illustrating new breakthrough marketing thinking. Today, marketing has become a very sophisticated endeavor for most companies and John is a marketing speaker who will expand audiences' horizons.

Keynote Negotiation Speaker

John Di Frances is a professional negotiation speaker. His negotiation experience spans a wide array of negotiation types from contract sales and negotiation to litigation negotiation. In his negotiation speaking, he also refers to his extensive experience negotiating production and construction contact claims in civilian and defense contracts.

Keynote Negotiation Speakers often present complex methodologies of negotiating that are effective in textbook settings, but which rarely hold up under real world negotiating scenarios. He prefers to present negotiating philosophies and methods that are practical and which will be viable under the pressure of realistic negotiation scenarios. He is a negotiation speaker who applies his extensive experience to the type of negotiating circunstances that his listeners will encounter.

Negotiation speakers can educate your audience to be better negotiators and as a negotiation speaker, John also teaches them how to avoid the common negotiation traps. As a negotiation speaker, he teaches the principles of WIN-WIN negotiation. Contact us to arrange a call with John to learn how he can impart his experience as a professional negotiation speaker to your audience.