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Michael Vickers

Sales and Marketing Motivator

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Learning to Protect Your Pie
Michael Vickers Headshot Dec 2023
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Learning to Protect Your Pie

Michael Vickers inspires success — redefining what is possible for today’s sales professionals, leaders, and managers. For more than 25 years, Vickers has helped organizations and individuals increase the value they bring to clients and become the preferred provider in the markets they serve. Through his educational and entertaining talks, he shows audiences how to outsell, out-position, and out-experience the competition, while inciting lifelong customer loyalty and attracting and retaining top-tier talent.

As a popular speaker, consultant, and educator, Vickers coaches thousands of professionals every year to grow individual and organizational performance. He is the executive director of Summit Learning Systems, which has delivered specialized in-house training and online programs to many of today’s leading companies. Vickers’ Rainmaker Coaching System has helped thousands of salespeople throughout North America learn the skills required to achieve optimum sales and service performance.

Vickers success is grounded in personal experience. A consummate entrepreneur, he is a graduate of his own franchise retailing enterprise, a manufacturing and distribution company, and a highly successful publishing venture. Vickers is also a ceaseless innovator, constantly researching leading companies, searching for best practices, and distilling lessons of success; lessons shared in his bestselling books, Becoming Preferred: How to Outsell Your Competition and Dance of the Rainmaker: Creating Authentic Differentiation in Today’s Competitive Marketplace. Vickers is also the host of the podcast, Becoming Preferred.

Vickers unique gift is his mastery of the art of influence and his ability to translate that mastery into practical, powerful techniques anyone can use. His presentations are entertaining, intimate, and unabashed, and he is hilarious in his stories, boundless in his enthusiasm, and relentless in his message that success in available to everyone.

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Presentations listed below include in-person and virtual keynotes, as well as workshops, fireside chats, and other presentation formats.

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Client reviews

  • You scored a ‘hat trick’ with your presentation. Your message to our troops on how to become preferred was right on the money — you generated a buzz that really has everyone excited. You made some connections that I am confident will lend to more opportunities with some of our other clients. Finally, we initiated a discussion about what hopefully can blossom into an ongoing relationship between our two organizations. Thanks again for taking the time to visit us and share your expertise. Let’s stay in touch.

  • Few have connected with the audience with the ease that you did. Your emphasis on the need to deliver “distinctive value” was entirely relevant to our industry — and clearly resonated with delegates. The fact that the audience was charged up and receptive after your thought-provoking keynote enhanced the impact made by subsequent speakers. With the applause you received, it won’t surprise you to learn you garnered outstanding marks on our delegates’ evaluations. A full 96 percent of respondents gave your presentation the highest possible ratings.

  • We’ve been getting rave reviews from all who attended our conference. Michael was very professional, right on the mark and very entertaining. For a group of bankers to make such glowing comments about a speaker who comes on right at the end of the day is saying something.

  • Your energy and message is like a “shot in the arm”. Your presentation was informative, entertaining and a great way to wrap up our three-day seminar. Other industry guest speakers scheduled to speak after you commented that they wished we’d scheduled you last, so that they didn’t have to follow your extraordinary presentation!

  • Your humour was exceptional and hit the raw nerves of the realness of everyday life. I found myself enthralled and amazed at how you captured and commanded my FULL attention and everyone else’s too (1300 people)! I walked away with a renewed perspective and with a sense that I had to make changes in how I do business.

  • Your presentation was outstanding and definitely fit the challenges and opportunities our newly merged organization faces. The energy you spoke with and the interjection of your “personal” side to business lent to your success. You truly were an inspiration to many in the audience and your comments caused many others to reflect on themselves and the way they conduct business.

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