Jim Cathcart

"Hall of Fame" Business Motivator, Best Selling Author and High-Value Relationship Expert

  • Jim Cathcart`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Jim Cathcart`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Jim Cathcart`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Jim Cathcart`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

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Leadership: Get People to WANT to Perform at Their Best

The main challenge of leadership is not a skills challenge; it is a motivation challenge. Getting people to want to do what needs to be done. That is the main job of a leader. Purpose Give people the confidence to press forward despite ...

The main challenge of leadership is not a skills challenge; it is a motivation challenge. Getting people to want to do what needs to be done. That is the main job of a leader.

Purpose

  • Give people the confidence to press forward despite uncertainty or challenges.
  •  Show people how to take the lead and keep it.
  •  Empower them to lead themselves and to help others grow.

What Audiences Learn

  • Ground-Level Leadership, getting things done
  •  How to leverage your connections into assets.
  •  336 ways to get people to do what is needed.
  •  The critical variables: What you know & what you contribute.
  • The Mastery Grid: Purpose & Contribution = Fulfillment.
  •  How to be a thought leader in your field.
  •  Mindset: Rethinking the purpose of business (To make life better for people).
  •  Mindset: Rethinking the purpose of sales (To build a profitable clientele).
  •  Mindset: Rethinking the purpose of management (To help people grow).
  • Mindset: Rethinking the purpose of great service (To increase the satisfaction).
  •  How the way you think about work shows up in your output.
  •  Lead with your heart, but guide with your head.
  •  Know the motives behind the motivation.
  •  The importance of keeping people in the right frame of mind.
  •  How your nature & your nurture (experiences) determine your potential.
  • Achieving Ph Balance: Profits High, and People Happy.

Applications

For Managers, Owners, Leaders & Sales Professionals

  •  Coping with Change & Challenge
  • Self-Leadership
  •  New Strategies for a New Economy

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Relationship Intelligence®: Turning Contacts into Assets

Purpose Change the way people think about selling.  Teach them specific techniques in order to generate more sales with less resistance.  Build their confidence and give them a clear direction for action. ...

Purpose

  • Change the way people think about selling.
  •  Teach them specific techniques in order to generate more sales with less resistance.
  •  Build their confidence and give them a clear direction for action.

What Audiences Learn

  • How to get all the business, not just one transaction.
  • The eight competencies of sales readiness.
  •  The subtle sales differences that produce major sales results.
  • See how people will show you how to sell to them.
  •  How to sell to buyers as they like to be sold to.
  • The true difference between cash flow & profit.
  •  Rethinking the purpose of sales (To build profitable business friendships).
  •  How to gain the edge over competition.
  •  How to sell naturally, without pressure.
  •  Studying needs and wants rather than just pitching product benefits.
  •  How to keep the sales pipeline full.
  • Selling the idea not just the product.
  • Targeted Curiosity: Learning what to wonder about.
  • Advanced listening and questioning techniques.
  • How to be a Partner, not just a Persuader.

Applications

For Managers, Owners & Sales Professionals

  • Knowing how to reach and sustain the top 1% of sales leadership.
  • Generating new enthusiasm for the science of selling and marketing.
  •  Teaching non-sales professionals how to generate new business.
  • Advancing the skills of already-successful top performers.

 

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Presentation Skills: Confident, World-Class Communication

Imagine getting the Super Bowl Winning Quarterback to teach you football or the winner of The Voice® to teach you to sing. Jim Cathcart is a Certified Speaking Professional, Speaker Hall of Fame inductee, Past President of the National Speakers Association, Winner of ...

Imagine getting the Super Bowl Winning Quarterback to teach you football or the winner of The Voice® to teach you to sing.

Jim Cathcart is a Certified Speaking Professional, Speaker Hall of Fame inductee, Past President of the National Speakers Association, Winner of The Golden Gavel, The Cavett Award, The Legends of Speaking Award, The Lifetime Achievement Award and co-founder of The Professional Speaking Institute. Top 1% TEDx speaker.

Sometimes, it is more valuable for Jim Cathcart to train your people to speak more effectively than it is for him to personally address your group!

Purpose

  • Collaborate with you to design enterprise solutions for your communication skills needs.
  • Large or small groups can be trained directly by Jim Cathcart in workshops and seminars.
  • Private personal coaching tailored exactly to the needs of each individual.

What Audiences Learn

  •  Structuring your message
  •  Managing the speaking environment
  • Telling Stories effectively
  •  Using humor
  • Platform mastery and stage techniques
  •  Strategies for each different type of presentation
  •  Handling difficult audiences
  •  Customizing your message to the audience
  • Speaking to: persuade, inform, motivate, educate, train, entertain, etc.
  • Build Confidence… and so much more.

Applications

For Service Providers, Workers, Managers, Owners, Leaders & Sales Professionals

  • The Message
  •  The Delivery
  •  The Audience
  •  The Setting
  •  The Process
  •  The Speaker

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The Acorn Principle: Helping People Grow

Purpose  Generate initiative and build self-reliance.  Show people how to grow themselves and their businesses by learning to find the natural strengths in situations and people. Empower them to help people grow. ...

Purpose

  •  Generate initiative and build self-reliance.
  •  Show people how to grow themselves and their businesses by learning to find the natural strengths in situations and people.
  • Empower them to help people grow.

What Audiences Learn

  • The Mastery Grid: Purpose & Contribution = Fulfillment
  • How to become a Thought Leader in your field.
  •  The eight vital elements of empowerment.
  •  How to isolate the traits that make you unique.
  •  How to align people into roles and relationships that bring out their best.
  •  How to determine “how” a person is smart.
  •  How to recognize your priority values.
  •  How to motivate people without over or under doing it.
  •  How to measure a person’s potential “velocity”.
  •  Ask yourself: How would the person I’d like to be do what I’m about to do?
  • How to structure jobs to increase productivity.
  •  How one hour a day in study can make you a leading expert in 5 years or less.
  • How to achieve “optimum” performance.
  • Role agreements vs job descriptions.
  • Three essentials for productive relationships.

Applications

For Mentors, Service Providers, Managers, Owners, Leaders & Sales Professionals

  • Self Awareness: help people understand why they are as they are and how to motivate themselves to be their best
  •  All leadership begins with self leadership
  •  Mastering Change and Staying on Purpose
  •  Bringing out the Best in People

 

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UpServing: The Simple Solution for Customer Loyalty

Purpose Change the way people look at their customers, their business and what they are paid to do.  Get everyone to understand the importance of standards and systems in creating customer satisfaction.  Get them to recognize ...

Purpose

  • Change the way people look at their customers, their business and what they are paid to do.
  •  Get everyone to understand the importance of standards and systems in creating customer satisfaction.
  •  Get them to recognize the profit potential and fun that exists in exceptional service.

 

What Audiences Learn

  • You must be loyal to your customers before you expect them to be loyal to you.
  •  The difference between Touch Points & Trust Points.
  •  Why some things must always be done right.
  •  How to get people to WANT to provide greatservice.
  •  UpServing vs. UpSelling.
  •  The importance of knowing how what you do makes life better for the recipients.
  •  The “Causation Chain” from Mindset to Actions to Habits to Reputation to Relationships to Opportunities & Outcomes.
  •  The “Grandma Factor” of keeping customers.
  •  The purpose of business: to make life better for people, profitably (so you can continue doing it.)
  •  How to convert average customers into great ones. (Where the leverage points are.)
  • How to discover how your customers see your organization.
  • How to identify both internal and external customers.
  • How to bring life to your mission statement.
  • The difference between Cash Flow and Profit.
  • How to eliminate the “termites” of bad service.
  • How to treat different customers differently yet as they want to be treated.
  • The difference between Service thinking and Operations thinking.

Applications

For Service Providers, Managers, Owners, Leaders & Sales Professionals

  •  Making managers aware of how to get employees to want to deliver genuine, enthusiastic service consistently.
  •  Reorienting employee thinking toward ongoing relationships with clients both internally and externally.
  •  Educating your leaders on how to manage and structure the organization for quality service at all levels.

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Tailored Presentations Specific for Your Audience and Event Theme

With over 43 years of professional speaking around the world, and delivering more than 3,300 presentations to audiences in every state of the US, most provinces of Canada and countries from Scotland to China to Poland and Singapore, Jim has an outstanding ability to customize ...

With over 43 years of professional speaking around the world, and delivering more than 3,300 presentations to audiences in every state of the US, most provinces of Canada and countries from Scotland to China to Poland and Singapore, Jim has an outstanding ability to customize and deliver a message that entertains, inspires and transforms your audience and resonates with your event theme.

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About Keynote Speaker Jim Cathcart

Jim Cathcart’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .

Sales & Marketing Hall of Fame, Top 1% TEDx video, Bestselling author of 20 books, 3,300 professional speeches worldwide, Exec MBA Professor, Entrepreneur

When you want people to believe in themselves more, collaborate better, take initiative and think like a business owner…call on Jim Cathcart. He will change people’s thinking and increase their self confidence. He’s the original champion and author of “Relationship Selling” treating connections as assets.
Since 2015 he has spoken to tens of thousands of people across China (21 cities so far) and has circled the Earth three times on lecture tours.
He’s the Entrepreneur in Residence for the School of Management at California Lutheran University and author of twenty books.

After hearing Earl Nightingale on the radio one day in 1972, Jim was inspired to change his life. While working as a government clerk in the  Housing Authority he determined to learn psychology and master the process of self-improvement.  Through years of fanatical dedication to this quest he learned new skills, became a certified trainer for a variety of programs, read stacks of books, attended countless seminars and volunteered thousands of hours to civic organizations. In this process he moved from clerk, to manager, to sales person, to leader, to trainer, to author and professional speaker.

Today he is listed in the professional Speaker Hall of Fame, is a recipient of the prestigious Golden Gavel Award (along with Earl Nightingale, Art Linkletter, Zig Ziglar and many others), has been the president of the National Speakers Association and received the Cavett Award for a lifetime of service. He has authored 20 books and scores of recorded programs. In 2019 he was listed as one of The Top 50 Keynoters and Sales Influencers by Top Sales World magazine.

In his personal time he plays Rock & Roll guitar in clubs, rides his motorcycle on the twistiest roads he can find and runs the trails of the mountains near his home at least twice each week. He’s a proud parent and grandparent and an active civic leader. He serves as an advisor to the School of Management at California Lutheran University and High Point University.

Testimonials

“You were a hit! I continue to receive compliments from our attendees about your inspiring presentation at our Leadership Summit. You struck all the right chords, touching both their professional and personal lives. I couldn’t have asked for more. It was a delight to work with someone who took the time to understand our priorities and key messages. Your commitment to meeting your customer’s needs shone through, and was the ideal role model for our audience.”

The Pampered Chef®

 

“Jim Cathcart’s Relationship Selling seminar at our recent Annual Sales and Marketing Conference was outstanding. His personal approach, and style connected extremely well with our Senior Management and Sales Team, I have already received many positive comments on how his comments and ideas will help our people move our people’s relationships with their customers to a higher level.”

Reinhart Foodservice

 

“You delivered the best seminar I have ever experienced! You captured the interest and attention of the entire group and the information was presented perfectly! Great ideas and inspiration – and I am looking forward to reading your books.”

Technology Assurance Group

 

“Our producers have not stopped talking about what a great job you did. You were entertaining, informative, interesting and so enthusiastic. Thank you!”

Wausau Insurance Company

 

“Classy is the first word that comes to mind when thinking of Jim Cathcart. I had the pleasure of experiencing Jim work his magic yet again recently in Toronto as featured speaker at the largest business networking event of the year. His story-telling engaged the audience throughout his presentation. He once again demonstrated why he is a long time Hall of Fame Speaker.”

Tom Stoyan

Canada's Sales Coach

“Jim is # 1 in my eyes – I’ve had the pleasure to not only, to sit down on a one on one discussion, but the privilege to market his products and services; Which I highly recommend. Come-on get on board and you too will become #1. Jim has the greatest talents to move your organization and people to second-to-none position in the world. Yes! second to none.”

Eddie Robinson

Australian Sales & Motivational Trainer

“Jim Cathcart is one of the finest speakers I have had the pleasure of knowing. He is the ONLY speaker I have recommended to replace me when during two family emergencies. His clients get a big bang for their buck as he can also sing and act as his own opening entertainment! Any association or corporation would not go wrong hiring Jim Cathcart for their meeting.”

Patricia Fripp

Past President, National Speakers Association

“You really did blow me away. You were the rage of our conference. Not only was your style and warmth fantastic, but the quality of the knowledge and material you presented was absolutely incredible!”

Ken Blanchard

Author of "The One Minute Manager"

“Jim, is a seasoned sales and business psychology expert. More than that, he carries a special gift. His oratory, story telling and business wisdom often captivates an entire audience. I watch them watch, write and listen while he speaks. Beyond motivation is inspiration and Jim continues to inspire..and educate his audiences….as he has me.”

Art Hobba

CEO, Transcende

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