“Today, the sale is won by the salesperson who communicates a story that gets the buyer to imagine new possibilities.”
– John Livesay, International Sales and Marketing Speaker,
Author of The Successful Pitch
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"Over $5 million in new business..."

“We’ve won over $5 million in new business thanks to the storytelling skills John shared with our people!”  - Gensler Architecture
Give Your People the Roadmap To Becoming Revenue Rock Stars...
See why John is the #1 choice for organizations seeking a keynote speaker to enlighten their people on storytelling as a sales tool, being a revenue rockstar and winning back clients.
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Today’s buyers are crazy-busy and ultra-savvy, which means yesterday’s sales strategies fall flat and leave your salespeople easily forgettable. How can you stand out with new competitors and new technologies disrupting the marketplace every day? 

The sales people who Get To YES are those who become master storytellers with magnetic pitches. Whoever tells the best story gets the sale, and after John speaks, your people will know exactly how to craft irresitible stories.

Before John leaves the stage, your people will be inspired and equipped to...
  •  Utilize Empathy Skills That Win Clients
  • Find Their Own Stories To Create Real Connections with Your Ideal Clients
  • Leverage New Ways to Use Silence to Get to YES

"An inspiring tone for the rest of the day..."

“We invited John to be the keynote speaker for our development retreat… he set an inspiring tone for the rest of the day.”  - KPBS San Diego
The Pitch Whisperer's Key Sales Principles
Forget Selling... 
The old way to sell is to push your message out. Today you must be a master storyteller with a magnetic message that pulls people in.
Be A Co-Pilot With Your Buyer
You're not flying solo anymore. Have collaborative conversations with your buyer and agree where and when you will both "land the plane."
Put On Your Empathy Hat
Buyers work with salespeople who are concerned about them. When the buyer feels you "get" them they will want to get YOU as part of their solution.

"You equipped us with tools..."

“We feel so lucky to have had you speak to us about the art of selling. You equipped us with the tools to be our own best advocates. Everyone left feeling inspired – I sure did!” - The Editor-At-Large Magazine
Meeting Planners Want to Know...
We know it's a big, important decision when you hire a speaker. Here are answers to some of the questions you're sure to be asking as you consider John and other speakers for your event.
What are your most popular speaking topics?
John is most often called on to deliver one of three presentations:
  •  How to Go From Invisible To Irresistible 
  •  How to Make The Perfect Elevator Pitch
  •  Secrets To Winning Back Clients
What types of sales professionals are the best fit for your message?
The sales principles and strategies John advocates can be instantly implemented by sales professionals in the following markets to win new business and grow their existing business: technology, automotive, luxury, retail, fashion, travel, and design.

How much do you customize your talk for each audience?
John has no "canned" presentations. With every engagement, he performs an in-depth analysis of the client company's culture and challenges. Specific event objectives and the event theme are also woven into the presentation. On-site, John spends time with the audience either the night before or the day of the talk in order to make a connection that engages the whole audience.
What are the key outcomes we can expect after you speak?
After John speaks to your audience, you can expect:
  • A shift in mindset: from focusing on "how to sell" to "how to be a master storyteller"
  • No more being seen as a commodity, but instead as a priority worthy of premium pricing
  • Your people will have a clear roadmap to becoming revenue rock stars
What is the #1 reason we should hire you to speak at our event?
John has been in your salespeople's shoes. This is not a keynote on the theory of selling or storytelling, but proven step-by-step instructions to make your sales force more cohesive, confident, and compelling. The old way of selling, pushing a message out, no longer works. The new way is to become a master storyteller that pulls people in, so you become irresistible. John knows this better than anyone, because he's done it. He's won clients. He's won back clients. He's been a top sales performer. 
What is your speaking fee?
John has multiple packages available based on a client's needs and objectives. Fees vary based on the event location, length of presentation, and other factors. We will always try to accommodate a client's needs to deliver an effective solution. Click below to schedule a call so we can talk about your program and how John can help you create an amazing event and boost sales.
The Successful Pitch Podcast is heard in over 60 countries...
Click below to some of John's most popular episodes!
Shark Tank Kevin Harrington Podcast Interview
Shark Tank Pitch Secrets with Kevin Harrington
Robert Cialdini Influence Pre-Suasion Podcast Interview
A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade with Dr. Robert Cialdini
Dealstorming Tim Sanders Podcast Interview
Dealstorming to Solve Sales Challenges with Tim Sanders
How to Ask for What You Want... AND Get a Yes!
John is frequently called on as an expert on selling in today's marketplace, to share proven advice on How to Ask for What You Want and Get A Yes! Watch highlights from some of The Pitch Whisperer's media appearances below:
See More Media Appearances:
John Livesay Pitch Whisperer Book Interview Portland ABC
John Livesay Pitch Whisperer Interview - Talk of the Town Nashville
John Livesay Pitch Whisperer Fox 11 Book Interview
John Livesay Sales Speaker Pitch Whisperer
John Livesay is known as "The Pitch Whisperer." He helps salespeople become magnetic storytellers with the ability to make irresistible offers to their ideal clients. 

As a keynote speaker, John has captivated audiences in settings ranging from Gensler’s top management retreat to Coca-Cola’s CMO Summit. He is also the author of The Successful Pitch: Conversations On Going From Invisible To Investable and the host of "The Successful Pitch" podcast, which is heard in over 60 countries. 

John has appeared on TV (CBS, FOX and ABC) as the expert on “How To Ask For What You Want And Get A Yes.” Audiences love him because they know he's been in their shoes. During a 20-year career in media sales with Conde Nast, John worked across all 22 brands in their corporate division, and was the recipient of salesperson of the year honors.

John currently lives in Los Angeles with his two King Charles Spaniels who welcome him home after he returns from his keynote talks, reminding him of the importance of belly rubs. He is an active supporter of Project Angel Food, which delivers food to people who are homebound with critical illness.