Meeting Planners and Event Planners:

“Don’t Make Me Look Bad!”

All meeting planners must have a successful event. You also must be able to rely on your speaker to meet your needs and deliver on their promise. At the end of the day, it’s your responsibility to make the event a success and you don’t want to leave things to chance. Richie understands how this works and takes care of this for you STRESS-FREE!

Why do you need a speaker?

Some of the most common reasons are economic downturns, management change, loss of market share, down-sizing, mergers, slumping sales, low morale and a variety of other challenges. Richie has built his reputation by motivating people to push through these issues and tough times.

What is Richie’s presentation about?  

Richie Contartesi is a Motivational Keynote Speaker and the #1 Best Selling Author of “In Spite of the Odds”, an inspirational story about an ordinary teen athlete who started as a walk-on and eventually earned a full Division I college football scholarship to the University of Mississippi “Ole Miss”. Standing tall at 5’7″ and 155 pounds.

Although Richie has a few different presentations(see below), Richie helps his audience reach peak performance and overcome obstacles by sharing the adversity and struggles he faced when the odds were stacked against him and his realistic achievable roadmap that explores why having a vision, building relationships, overcoming fear, and persistence are the keys to success.

Anti-Bullying Program, Motivational Keynote Speaker for Corporations

This is more than just a ‘traditional’ motivational speech. Richie works directly with you. There is no middleman. Richie ensures that the theme and message of your event are directly in line with the speech.

Richie uses a unique assessment process. The process includes interviews, audience/event profiles, a careful review of event objectives, and collaboration with your key people, to assure that the message is free of error. You’ll be the one who not only avoided the wrong motivational speaker, you’ll be the one who found somebody who is utterly fantastic.

Motivational Keynote Speaker, Motivational Keynote Speaker for Corporations

General Areas of Expertise

1) Overcoming Obstacles: “You Don’t Have to Be the Prototype” 

We all have obstacles we have to overcome in life and sometimes all we need is a little push and a direction. The hardest part is not only taking the first step but knowing what that first step is. Richie not only provides a simple step by step system, but also inpsires, engages, and sucks his audience in for a ride of a lifetime. A ride they will never forget and one that they can begin implementing right after the talk. ” We make changes today, not tomorrow”, Richie Contartesi.

In Spite of the Odds™ is a true story and a #1 Best Selling Book. Richie is a small town kid who dreamt of playing big-time college football in the SEC. He had the heart, passion, tenacity, and love for the game, but there was a perception that haunted him from youth football through college, his size.  Standing at 5’7″ and 155 pounds, he was never the biggest, fastest, most talented, or strongest player on the team.

By believing in himself and never giving up, Richie fulfilled his dream of playing and earning a full D1 football Scholarship to the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) while attaining the coveted SEC Scholar-Athlete award twice, started in all 12 games his senior year, went on to play 1 year professionally, and has now started 3 successful businesses. Richie gets it.

Richie speaks from his heart to inspire change. This keynote includes:

  • Taking the first step which is to Believe
  • How to create clarity by not just setting but writing down your goals
  • How to build relationships, network, and stay positive
  • How to overcome their fears, adversity, and challenges
  • How to persist on the 1-yard line when they have hit rock bottom or are experiencing change

2) Peak Performance: “Don’t hit Snooze” 

“Don’t hit snooze.” This may sound like great advice, but really, what’s 10 more minutes? It takes passion and a purpose to realize how 10 minutes can be pushing your dreams back months or even years. You must be excited when you wake up in the morning and the only way to be excited is to have a purpose.

Playing in front of over 102,000 people at Alabama, Richie understands what it means to perform under pressure with a purpose. In his presentation, he explores the reasons why some individuals fail under pressure, and why others seem to naturally rise with ease and excellence. Here’s a hint: It isn’t talent, but a skill that can be learned just like driving a car.

The key to being able to “perform,” or deliver excellence under pressure, is in preparation and understanding the mindset and methods of top performers. In Richie’s collegiate and professionally career, he was lucky enough to work with guys like Michael Oher from the blind side, Eli Manning, Mike Wallace, and many more peak performers. Audiences leave this unforgettable keynote armed with new tools and the enthusiasm to tackle their biggest challenges. And, they won’t hit snooze! It’s either today or never.

Richie speaks from his heart to inspire change. This keynote includes:

  • Vision themselves as top performers who are capable of delivering excellent results under pressure.
  • Understand the three aspects of an effective performance.
  • Create clarity by not just setting but writing down what they are trying to achieve.
  • Recognize pressure situations and rise to the occasion.
  • Adopt the mindset and methods of peak performers.
  • Commit to ongoing personal development and self-discipline

3) High-Performance Sales: “Beast Mode, ON” 

The first step to success in sales is understanding that you are self-employed. You may work for an organization, but at the end of the day, you drive your results. Regardless of your industry, we all know that nothing happens in business until a sale is made.

Richie shares a simple 4 step sales system that will exponentially grow the sales within your organization. Your sales team will be laughing, thinking, changing, dissecting and re-evaluating all aspects of their sales process as Richie masterfully challenges every person in your audience or on your sales team to new levels of Success. His presentation includes a cutting-edge look on subjects such as Goal Getting, Time Mastery, Building Relationships, Overcoming Fear, Persistence, and much more.

“A Sale takes place when energy transfers from one person to another.” ~Richie Contartesi

Richie speaks from his heart to inspire change. This keynote includes:

  • Master Richie’s 4 skills that will win them more sales and relationships now
  • Discover the #1 motivation to take daily action on their sales
  • Leverage real time-management techniques for commissioned sales professionals
  • Prospecting with a purpose to dissect what the client REALLY wants and turn them into a paid customer
  • Sell with stories that build instant client rapport and trust

Customized Motivational Keynote

Let us know if you have a specific theme for your conference or event that you would like Richie to customize in his presentation.

  • What is the theme of your program?
  • Specific objectives for speaker’s presentation?
  • Inspirational Jaw dropping Presentation

Answer the questions in the form below and Richie will get back to you personally.

Richie guarantees and promises the right message for your unique audience. And without a doubt, he will deliver. At the end of the day, your people will get it.

* Event planners often use this presentation as a conference kick-off to help set the energy and tone for the conference or to wrap up an event and send participants back with creative strategies and smart ideas to put to use immediately.

Contact Richie or his Booking Manager Mary by calling directly at (855) 272-1267 or by filling out the form below.