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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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John Di Frances is a consultant, author and keynote speaker with more than twenty-five years international business experience across a wide range of industries: commodities, energy, aerospace, defense, electronics, manufacturing, computers and technology, construction, health care, financial and professional services. As a business consultant, he has advised corporate executives, government officials, and industry associations. John has also served on boards of directors for several corporations and nonprofit organizations.

An Honors graduate from the University of Wisconsin, he holds a degree in Business and Economics. John has served as a faculty member of the National Contract Management Association, instructed at the University of Wisconsin - School of Business Center of Executive Education and worked with Fortune 1000 corporations as a Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) Council Educator. He holds a PMC (Professional Management Consultant) designation and has been retained as an expert witness in corporate litigation.

In 1983, John founded DI FRANCES & ASSOCIATES, LLC, a professional consulting firm assisting large and middle-market companies in addressing strategic solutions and innovative initiatives. Approximately one third of his work has been for off-shore clients. For ten years, John was in partnership with Riley & Artabane, a Washington, D.C. law firm. He has authored and co-authored business publications and continues to write articles. (See Menu Bar for John's Articles)

In 2010, John founded Red Door Innovation® to provide professionally facilitated programs allowing management teams to develop purposeful innovation within a timely context. John asserts, "Not all ideas are innovation. Solutions must be practical, affordable and capable of implementation." Red Door Innovation Center offers a unique program for achieving powerful new strategies through idea generation (ideation). "The first step is to get out of the office, away from established patterns and distractions. We provide an open environment where teams collaborate to function synergistically."

John has been a member of the following organizations:

American Bar Association
United States Naval Institute
Meeting Professionals International
Turnaround Management Association
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
National Contract Management Association
American Defense Preparedness Association
Wisconsin Professional Speakers Association
American Society of Association Executives
National Defense Industrial Association
Association of the United States Army
National Speakers Association
Professional Speakers Guild



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Are you searching for a keynote business speaker that can rally the troops and get them excited again? Contact us to schedule a conference call with John to discuss your program needs. John keynotes are each crafted for a specific audience, rather than employing the same keynote speeches over and over again. John welcomes requests by program organizers to incoporate unique content or address the specific business issues that are important to their particular group.


Professional Speaker

You need a professional speaker. Don't make the mistake of hiring a speaker who has little to no real business experience. Over the course of his professional career, John has worked with almost every type of organization. He has the business credentials and experience from which to speak to your audience, sharing with them solutions that really work. Let keynote professional speaker John Di Frances motivate and inspire your group to succeed.

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Public Speaker

Your selection of the right business public speaker is critical to the outcomes that will result from your meeting or event. Don't leave what the audience will hear from the keynote public speaker up to chance. John is your 'sure bet' to deliver solid business content in a manner your audience will enjoy and appreciate. When you hire the keynote public speaker that Convention South Magazine described as "One of the Most Desired Speakers", you are in good company with all of the other professional meeting planners who have done likewise.

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Business Speaker

John's credentials as a motivational keynote business speaker are outstanding. His track record of international business experience positions him to speak to english speaking audiences anywhere in the world. Creating fresh business content around the latest business news and trends is his forte. He understands that as a global public business speaker, his audiences expect from him the latest information available. Always up-to-date, his business keynotes never disappoint.

There ar emany professional business keynote speakers, but John offers outstanding value in the Return on Your Investment.

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Motivational Speaker

As a motivational speaker, John's style is relaxed and personable. Whenever the stage set up permits, he gets down into his audience. Interacting with participants is a frequent technique. He also tells stories, in fact, he is a consummate story teller. Each of his stories and illustrations has behind it a deliberate point, meant to move the audience along the path to the wrap up of his keynote.

The use of humor is also high on his list. John knows that to motivate audiences, they must be buying in to what the motivational speaker is saying. Humor is a tool he utilizes to accomplish this goal. Creating the right mix of high value information and strong motivation and inspiration, leaves a lasting and very positive impact upon his audiences.

In the past, professional keynote motivational speakers have focused primarily on obtaining a strong emotional response from their listeners. This is good, but alone is insufficient to create a change in behaviors. To be effective motivation must be coupled with information that is readily applicable to the listener's circumstances. John provides both motivation and information necessary to empower his listeners. Together, produce the performance improvement .

Keynote business motivational speaker John Di Frances' speaks from an extensive background of business experience. His credentials enable him to connect with audiences and deliver relevant business content which they can use within their own organizations.

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Return on Investment (ROI) is the key when evaluating meeting performance. Your decision to hire professional keynote business speakers for your meetings will have a direct result on ROI. In fact, it is the business keynote speakers who will impact your meeting ROI more than any other element of the meeting or event.

Among business keynote speakers, John is recognized as a leading informational keynote speaker who combines education, experience and broad business knowledge to develop keynote content that will make your group sit up and take notice. With John, it is the business content that is king. His business keynotes pack a wealth of timely, pertinent information into sixt to ninety minutes. The time will fly by as your audience listeners to him unravel the complexities they fight day in and day out.

John Di Frances brings the highest standard of business keynote speaking to audiences across the world. His ability to make the jump from business theory to application in today's business environment will make you a believer. Your audience deserves to hear from the best. Book John today as the professional keynote speaker for your organization.


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Ideation Speaker

Businesses today operate in a rapidly changing and hyper-competitive business environment. Prior ideas and ways of doing business no longer will result in sustainable success. Today, new competitors arise so quickly that companies can be thrown into sudden panic by their emergence.

Ideation speaker John Di Frances demonstartes how ideation can be used to develop a range of alternatives for possible innovation.There are few ideation speakers who have the background to be able to apply advanced ideation practices as can John.

Ideation, together with innovation, form the backbone of a winning competitive strategy for every organization today. If your organization needs an ideation 'boost', then John is the ideation speaker for you.

An ideation speaker and ideation consultant, he will open a new world of opportunities for your people. We also offer support for ideation at our Red Door Innovation Center.

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Innovation Speaker

Today it seems that everyone in business is interested in innovation. It has become the hotnew business trend. From business leaders,to government officials and the press, innovation seems to be on everyone's lips. However, despite all of the innovation talk, real innovation is far too often woefully lacking. John is an ideation and innovation speaker who can move your group from talking about innovation and ideation to actually doing it in a sustainable manner.

What is needed is for all types of organizations to begin developing a culture of ideation and open innovation. When people are free and actively encouraged to innovate, the results are amazing. For this to occur, leaders must do more than merely pay lip service to innovation. An excellent first step is for them to hire John as their innovation speaker.

John Di Frances' work in open innovation spans 30 years and his track record for breakthrough ideation and innovation success is unquestioned. If you want to encourage and empower open innovation throughout your organization, then John is the innovation speaker for you. We can also directly support your open innovation program at our Red Door Innovation Center.

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Leadership Speaker

There are many leadership speakers that claim to be able to help your organization, but most lack the advanced degree of knowledge and experience of leadership speaker John Di Frances. in addition to speaking on leadership, he has consulted and written extensively on a wide range of leadership issues.

John is a leadership speaker who has the background and exposure to many different leadership philosophies and who has distilled these in order to extract the most critical components of excellence in leadership. The organizations that have invited him to deliver a keynote as a leadership speaker have benfitted from the clarity he brings to the subject.

He is the leadership speaker who can bring the latest leadership thinking to your participants, tempered with the long term view of avoiding fads andthe latest management trends that will soon pass. He believes that new thinking and ways of looking at theleadership issues of the day can be valuable, but that the fundamental principles of leadeship are timeless. For a leadership speaker that will challenge and simultaneously affirm your people, John is your best choice.

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Ethics Speaker - Governance Speaker

Ethics speaker and author John Di Frances has the actual business experience to speak knowledgeably on leadership ethics. Few business ethics speakers his extensive business experience. John's book, Reclaiming the Ethical High Ground: Developing Organizations of Character develops the concepts of ethical business practices and governance. He is among the few ethics speakers that have experience in working in both the military and civilian sectors.

Specific ethics applications vary between organizations and industries, but the fundamental principles of ethical behavior do not change. John's keynotes as an ethics speaker have changed attitudes and behaviors among his audiences.

Whether your meeting is for a boards level retreat, a management or leadership meeting or for the entire company, John is the ethics speaker you can rely upon to bring clarity to an environment that all too often has been anything but clear. When the occasion calls for an ethics speaker, contact us for more information regarding his keynote ethics speeches and ethics/governance consulting programs.

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Sales Speaker

Whenever you have a sales meeting or other sales event that calls for a sales speaker, John is the best choice for your sales group. His forthcoming book on Relationship Selling forms the basis for many of his sales keynote speeches. Sales is a proverbial topic that every business can benfit from hearing about and like any other fundamental business issue, we can never learn too much.

As a motivational sales speaker, John's sales experience in everything from high-tech and defense weapons systems to professional services, enables him to relate to any sales force. People are people and the fundamentals of selling are the fundamentals of dealing successfully with people. John loves people and that makes him an excellent sales person. His genuine concern for the customer and what serves them best, forms teh basis for his success in sales.

Many sales speakers can put on a good stage presentation, but delivering an effective sales message takes real skill.

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Marketing Speaker

Motivational keynote marketing speakers can enliven your marketing meeting, while bringing a wealth of new ideas. For many companies, the battle of growth and even survival is won or lost by the marketing department. Typically sales and not marketing are credited for marketplace successes, but without marketing, sales would likely have either no products or the wrong products to sell. Marketing speakers understand this and can help your marketing personnel with new creative ideas.

John is a marketing speaker who is highy creative and who also has the ability to easily convey his knowledge in a manner that audiences can readily understand. As economies change and morph rapidly, his clear sense of what works in marketing and what doesn't, becomes evident as soon as he begins to speak.

As you prepare the plans for your marketing meeting, consider the value that marketing speaker John will add.

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Negotiation Speaker

We all need negotiation skills every day that we live. It is for this reason that negotiation speakers are in such demand. Whether we are buying a car or a house, negotiating for a raise at work, or any of the numerous encounters we have with others, negotiation skills are vital. Since negotiation is such a frequently used and important skill, honing that skill is important in our personal and business life. Negotiation training presents a dilema, as it is a skill that cannot readily be learned from a book.

It is for this reason that negotiation speakers play such a vital role. Their direct training technique enables participants to quickly gain the skills needed for high stakes negotiations. John's negotiation speaking style is lively and fun. His focus on a few important techniques rather than a laundry list of technical 'to dos' prepares them for actual negotiations.

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