Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sam Richter Honored as a Certified Speaking Professional

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                 
For Immediate Release
Contact: Charlotte Raybourn
Partner, Standard Ovation
Professional Speaker Management
phone: 913.498.9774 | fax: 877.598.6962

Sales Intelligence Expert and Speaker, Sam Richter, is Honored as a Certified Speaking Professional 
San Diego, CA – July 29, 2014 – During its recent annual convention, the National Speakers Association (NSA), the association for the professional speaking industry, recognized Sam Richter with its Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation. The CSP is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform competence, and it is the highest professional designation a speaker can receive. It is estimated that only the world’s top 10 percent of speakers ever receive the honor.
To earn his CSP, Richter needed to meet a very stringent set of criteria including the number of paid speaking engagements over a multi-year period, fees earned per program and in total, his client list, audience size, and professional ethics. In addition, organizations who have hired Richter were asked to complete a comprehensive survey on his performance and audience impact and to earn the CSP, the results needed to all come back ranked as “Exceptional.” Finally, Richter’s program was evaluated by current CSPs for content, style, and impact and this peer review needed to also all rank “five star.”
“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized by my, clients, fellow speakers and the industry as one of the top presenters in the world,” said Richter. “There’s nothing more exciting than being on stage and seeing the impact made in a person’s life, even during that short period of time, and then receiving follow-up notes from attendees where they share the tangible and often dramatic difference my training has had in their performance.”
Richter is considered the world's leading expert on sales intelligence — how to search for information online and use little-known techniques to identify new business opportunities, ensure relevancy, close more deals, and provide more client value. In addition, he also speaks about the power of personal branding — what others find when they search on you and how an online persona can have a dramatic positive, or negative, impact in an individual’s career.
Richter annually delivers 100 keynote presentations and workshop training programs to Fortune 500 companies, industry associations, and at sales conferences around the globe. Program attendees report using Richter’s training and techniques and experiencing almost immediate results, with some reporting millions of dollars in new business directly related to the ideas implemented following Richter’s training (see reviews at www.samrichter.com/reviews).
Now in its 11th edition and translated into multiple languages, Richter’s book, Take the Cold Out of Cold Calling — named Sales Book of the Year — and his corresponding Know More! Video Series are now international best-sellers. To support his training, Richter’s entrepreneurial endeavors include creating the world’s largest global-edition newspaper search engine, YouGotTheNews.com (www.yougotthenews.com) and AlertMix (www.alertmix.com), considered the most comprehensive people, company, and industry new and social media monitoring tool.
Richter has been featured in thousands of television and radio programs, and national and online publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, CNN, Money, TED Magazine and many more. In 2011, 2012, and 2013, Richter was named by InsideView as one of the world’s “Top 25 Most Influential People in Sales.”
For more information, visit Sam Richter’s website at www.SamRichter.com or contact his Management Company, Standard Ovation at www.TheStandardOvation.com, 913-498-9774.