Keynote & Speech Testimonials
Western Association of Chamber Executives Annual Conference W.A.C.E.
Bill, “Thank you so much! You were the top rated speaker at our 2014 W.A.C.E. Conference in Los Angeles.
We’ve only given a handful of standing ovations to speakers in the history of our association and your “Likable Leadership” talk deservedly received one! I believe that presentation would be an excellent for any chamber, association or business audience. Thanks again for being with us!”
Dave Kilby President, Sacramento, CA February 5, 2015
Keynote- Annual Dinner
“I can’t thank Bill enough for his presentation on Leadership during our 104th Annual Meeting. Not only did he explain what leadership is in an easily understandable format, but he also explained in detail what it mean to be a leader. His presentation fit perfectly with our Chamber’s major goal in 2014 which is shaping our future with leadership development.
I have been to numerous Chamber annual meetings and this was the first time I witnessed a standing ovation for a keynote speaker. Nearly a month later we are still receiving positive comments from our Annual Meeting and Bill’s presentation. It is possible he will generate some local corporate business as well!! Thanks Bill”
Chris Hardy, IOM, CCE President & CEO, Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau February 15, 2014
“Bill Graham researches his audience and goes to great lengths to connect. He shares positive messages that attendees can use immediately to help them succeed in all facets of their lives.
Throughout the conference, I heard presenters reference the techniques learned from Bill during his keynote address. Attendees were visibly and immediately implementing the concepts.”
Sara A. Kay Hon. AIA, Executive Director, Nebraska Chapter, American Institute of Architects May 18, 2013
Chamber of Commerce Keynote
"As the EVP of Membership and Marketing for one of the largest Chambers in New Jersey it is part of my role to select speakers for our events. When Bill Graham was a keynote speaker for our Chamber he did so well we booked him 3 more times and each time we were more and more encouraged by the response we got from our members. The words used to describe Bill included: dynamic, energetic, engaging, relevant, useful, powerful, enjoyable, humorous, and the best response of all was 'Bill Graham is the best speaker the MCCC has ever had'. Wow. That is some endorsement considering we have speakers across America who are seen by thousands on TV and also get rave reviews!
If you are seeking a keynote speaker or trainer on the topic of communications, Bill Graham is your best investment. I highly recommend Bill Graham."
Angela Kubisky Executive Vice President, Morris County Chamber of Commerce May 17, 2013
Interactive Keynote for Manufacturing Association
"I was amazed at how effective it can be to present a message by using your likeability and storytelling techniques. I was walking on clouds at the reception because so many powerful people, who I've always held in very high regard, came up to me and told me that my story had a big impact on them.
One of our good customers has a sign in their lobby that says, "When you walk through these doors, most people won't remember what you said, but they will remember how you made them feel.' With your techniques, it is possible to make people feel good about you and have them remember what you said!"
Tom Sheridan Vice President of Marketing, Royal Products April 16, 2013
"It is my pleasure to recommend Bill Graham as a speaker for your next corporate or association event. I am a member of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). Bill spoke at our 2010 convention on the topic of public speaking. I am a public speaker and have seen the good, bad, and ugly. He was excellent. He was insightful, funny, connected with the audience, told great stories, and truly communicated. Bill, you were a highlight of the convention for me."
Frank J. Kenny Social media and tech for chambers, assn's, and their members. Speaker, author, and consultant. January 20, 2013
"We first brought Bill in as a Keynote presenter of his Likeability Skills training at our annual meeting. As a result of Bill's engaging presentation skills and extremely useful content subject matter, we've retained Bill for a half dozen or so regional meetings and we have now engaged with Bill to deliver Likeability Skills via video podcasts to our members.
Sales begins with being likeable and Bill exemplifies that. Having worked with Bill on our video production project, I found, as I anticipated that Bill was absolutely professional and required very little direction to understand the vision for the project.
I will continue to work with Bill and recommend that others work with him as well."
Greg Jones Vice President - Smartforce Development at AMT - The Association For Manufacturing January 18, 2013
Keynote and Workshop Combination
"We hired Bill to be our keynote speaker at our annual luncheon, as well as to deliver an educational seminar. Bill hit a home run both times. Bill is an engaging and energetic speaker, was easy to relate to, has some great stories, and most importantly a message that connected well with the audience. The feedback from our audience was terrific. We would love to bring Bill back at some point for another event."
Jeff Rea President & CEO, Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County January 17, 2013