"Today, the sale is won not by the salesperson with the best product or service or price, but by the salesperson who tells a story that gets a buyer to imagine new possibilities."

- John Livesay

Sales Keynote Speaker and Author of "Better Selling Through Storytelling"

Better Selling through storytelling

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Keith Griffis

Executive Director of Marketing, Olympus

"John you are a rock star and superhero of storytelling. Thanks for the many times you made me smile and laugh during your virtual keynote and workshop to our team. You have changed us all for the better. Be proud that you made more than a client, you made a family."

Dan Carney

Managing Partner DHR International

"I told our CEO that John was the best speaker we have had in my 13 years with the firm."

Katherine Twells

VP Customer Marketing Western US, The Coca-Cola Company

John’s message resonated with our audience.

John Livesay impressed me with his passion and preparation around the Coca-Cola topic of “Exploring The New World Of Technology” for our annual CMO Summit. He was diligent in ensuring his message would resonate by thinking about what would be important to our particular audience and connecting his knowledge and experience to their concerns. John has great energy and enthusiasm.

Michael Collins

Global Luxury, Coldwell Banker

Any company with a sales force needs to have John come to speak.

John spoke to my Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills North the #1 office in the country. After almost 30 years successfully selling residential real estate, I thought I had it figured out. After listening to John speak I was astounded by his new smart innovative and clever ways to improve sales and closing strategies. He showed us how to win over a client's trust and make it more of a collaborative experience. This man is amazing. Any office with a sales force needs to have him come speak.

Kenneth P. Baker

Co-Regional Managing Principal, Gensler Architecture and design firm

Over $5 million in new business...

In the six months since John's keynote, we have won over $5M in new business thanks to the storytelling skills John shared with our people!


Christel Kozar

MPH I Program Manager, Anthem Insurance Provider Enablement

We will definitely be working with John again in the future...

John’s dedication to customizing and delivering a high quality, accurate, and engaging presentation gave us the reassurance that he would not disappoint. What we didn’t foresee was the level of enthusiasm, motivation and likability that John exudes that took his presentation beyond our expectations. Our team of 200 people connected with him immediately and left the meeting inspired by their new skills for success. John truly hit it out of the ballpark and we will definitely be working with John again in the future.

At Your Next Sales Meeting...

Sales Keynote Speaker John Livesay 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.

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 irresistible 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

The Pitch Whisperer's Key Sales Principles


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.


You’re not flying solo anymore. Have collaborative conversations with your buyer and agree where and when you will both “land the plane.”


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.

Keynote Speaker, Sales Expert, Media Personality John Livesay.

John Livesay is a top rated sales keynote speaker known as "The Pitch Whisperer." As a keynote speaker he helps salespeople become magnetic storytellers with the ability to make irresistible offers to their ideal clients.

As a keynote sales 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.

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