A highly engaging speaker, Chris Dyer has 20+ years of experience working with leading organizations across the country. As a certified SCRUM Master, he is adept at helping teams work through obstacles too find solutions quickly and effectively.

The following keynotes can be adapted to workshops or multi-day training sessions. Don’t work harder; work smarter. Chris Dyer will show you how.

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Leadership

Why Failing Doesn’t Suck: How to Rejoice in Your Face-Palm Moments

Mistakes, failures, errors, blunders, and mishaps. Are you feeling uncomfortable yet? No one is perfect, but we all hope for a perfect performance at work. Guess what? It’s not going to happen! In this refreshing keynote, Chris Dyer shows how constantly trying to avoid mistakes can be even more detrimental than the occasional slip-up. Learn More

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the difference between mistakes and errors, and communicating what’s acceptable
  • Managing mistakes with empathy, transparency, and fairness
  • Following mistakes toward improvement

WTF?! – 7 Cultural Changes that Matter

Are you stuck figuring out where to focus (WTF) to improve engagement and performance? After years of research and countless interviews with top leaders, Chris Dyer has uncovered seven key ingredients that matter in every workplace. These unconventional factors have the power to transform any culture, kick-starting productivity, performance, and profits. Learn More

Learning Objectives:

  • Uncovering the top seven things that make a difference at work
  • Learning how to better budget time and effort to make improvements
  • Developing a personal plan for WTF

What your employees really want, but won’t tell you

Keeping good employees is so much easier than finding and hiring new ones. But in a world where people always have their eye out for the next best thing, how do you know what will make top talent stick around? Learn More

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the top seven things that make employees stay
  • Capitalizing on your culture’s strengths
  • Improving engagement and retention strategies, with a focus on Millennials

Listening is Sexy

What is the one quality that people value in virtually any type of relationship? Being a good listener. Unfortunately, listening doesn’t evoke the sexiness it deserves. This provocative keynote aims to change that, since having a company full of purposeful listeners is the ultimate weapon for building an extraordinary culture. Learn More

Learning Objectives:

  • Overcoming barriers to listening, such as internal and external distractions, and cognitive biases.
  • Developing formal and informal communication practices for improving listening
  • Leveraging purposeful listening to build trust, teamwork, and commitment

Sales

Listening is Sexy: Talk Sales to Me, Baby.

What is the one quality that people value in virtually any type of relationship? Being a good listener. Unfortunately, listening doesn’t evoke the sexiness it deserves. This provocative keynote aims to change that, since having a sales team full of purposeful listeners is the ultimate weapon for driving rapid growth. Learn More

Learning Objectives:

  • Overcoming barriers to listening to prospects and clients, such as internal and external distractions, and cognitive biases.
  • Developing formal and informal communication practices for improving listening
  • Leveraging purposeful listening to build trust, commitment, and customer loyalty

Sales and Engagement: A Combo That’s Successful AF

All salespeople want to be successful as f*ck (AF), but most have untapped potential. In this high-energy keynote, Chris Dyer shares insightful ways to supercharge your team’s ability to perform. Learn More

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding personal KPIs and integrating them into daily practices
  • Leveraging uniqueness to build trust, rapport, and commitment
  • Discovering a new way to look at any level of results with positivity and an opportunity to learn

What your prospects really want, but won’t tell you

When it comes to relating to people who are different from us, humans have a natural inclination to get it wrong. Our cognitive biases get in the way of effectively communicating, and most of the time, we don’t even notice it’s happening. When we have this much trouble truly connecting with others, how do we sell effectively to diverse prospects? In this compelling keynote, Chris Dyer shares a fresh perspective for building relationships with sales leads, understanding what’s important to them, and earning their trust. Learn More

Learning Objectives:

  • Overcoming cognitive biases that hinder performance
  • Understanding the right time to deliver content and pricing in the sales process.
  • Knowing when to shut up and let prospects lead you to the close
Citi
Mitsubishi
Bugaboo
Red Roof Inn
Straub Distributing Company
Applegate Natural & Organic Meats
Honda
Century 21
Lorna Jane
California State University Fullerton
California State Polytech University

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“Wonderful style! Love the company stories.”

“Very knowledgable with unique insight.”

“He was so funny and made it applicable to real work”

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“Best workshop! Dove deep into culture and ideas.”

“Great content - very well prepared and presented.”

“Relatable real words. Simple slides, great presentation.”

“Very engaging”

“Excellent examples and stories”

“Great insight and advice”

“Great info! Confident speaker with light humor who kept it interesting.”

“Wonderfully thorough. This is the book every CEO will have on their desk this year. Start tackling the biggest areas for growth while evolving your company to stay ahead and inspire. A must-read!”

Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times No 1 bestselling author

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