Each year, Speakers Platform recognizes five speakers, within ten popular topic areas, based on: expertise, professionalism, presentation skills, original contribution to the field and public votes cast at the Speaking.com Web site. Over 11,000 votes were cast from business leaders, educators, association members and others from around the world for the 2013 nominees.
Dr. Tony Alessandra, living in San Diego, CA, helps companies turn prospects into promoters. He’s two speakers in one... a professor and a performer, or as one client put it – he delivers college lectures in a comedy store format. Dr. Tony offer audiences the opportunity to enjoy themselves while learning practical, immediately applicable skills that positively impact their relationships with prospects, customers and co-workers. His focus is on how to create instant rapport with prospects, employees & vendors; how to convert prospects and customers into business apostles who will “preach the gospel” about your company and products; and how to out-market, out-sell and out-service the competition.
Dr. Alessandra earned a BBA from Notre Dame, an MBA from the Univ. of Connecticut and his PhD in marketing in 1976 from Georgia State University.
Dr. Alessandra is a prolific author with 27 books translated into over 50 foreign language editions, including the newly revised, best-selling The NEW Art of Managing People; Charisma; The Platinum Rule; Collaborative Selling; and Communicating. He is featured in over 100 audio/video programs and films, including Relationship Strategies; The Dynamics of Effective Listening; and Non-Manipulative Selling. He is also the originator of the internationally-
Recognized by Meetings & Conventions Magazine as "one of America's most electrifying speakers," Dr. Alessandra was inducted into the NSA Speakers Hall of Fame in 1985. In 2009, he was inducted as one of the “Legends of the Speaking Profession;” in 2010, Tony was elected into the inaugural class of the Top Sales World Sales Hall of Fame; in 2012, he was voted one of the Top 50 Sales & Marketing Influencers;
Top5 Speaker honorees receive a distinctive crystal award, are highlighted at the Speaking.com Web site and are permitted to use the distinctive Top5 graphics and designation in their marketing. Best of all, most honorees also enjoy a boost in their event bookings.
If you’d like more information about the Top5 Speaker award and/or to schedule an interview with Dr. Tony Alessandra, please call him at 1-858-999-2119 or email him at TA@Alessandra.com.