Barry Maher

Sales Trainer, Author and Keynote Speaker

Today Barry Maher is in demand for business audiences of all types. But Barry first made his mark as a world-class salesperson and sales manager, then as a management and sales consultant, helping clients improve their productivity, often dramatically. Selling Power magazine declared, "To his powerful and famous clients, Barry Maher is simply the best sales trainer in the business."

It soon became apparent that the strategies that were so effective in helping managers and salespeople succeed worked every bit as well with the issues all of us face in business.

Whether as a speaker or a consultant, Barry is hired to get results: to improve productivity and attitude and ultimately, the bottom line. To make his clients money.

Those clients include organizations like ABC, the American Bar Association, the American Management Association, AT&T, Blue Cross, Budget Rent a Car, Canon, Country Kitchen, Infiniti Automotive, Johnson & Johnson, Lufthansa Airlines, Merck, the National Lottery of Ireland, the Small Business Administration, Verizon and WellPoint as well as innumerable professional and trade associations.

Barry’s book, Filling the Glass was cited as “[One of] The Seven Essential Popular Business Books” by Today’s Librarian magazine. His latest book, No Lie: Truth Is the Ultimate Sales Tool, from McGraw-Hill, has been translated around the world. His other books include The Prentice Hall Marketing Yearbook, the niche book, Getting the Most from Your Yellow Pages Advertising and the mini-cult classic novel, Legend.

Barry himself as appeared on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CNBC and on well over 800 local television and radio stations. And he's frequently featured in publications like USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The London Times, Business Week and—what he insists is his personal favorite—Funeral Service Insider.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Business Communications, Communication Skills, Management, Motivation

  • Travels From:

    California

  • Price:

    $7,500 - $10,000

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Today Barry Maher is in demand for business audiences of all types. But Barry first made his mark as a world-class salesperson and sales manager, then as a management and sales consultant, helping clients improve their productivity, often dramatically. Selling Power magazine declared, "To his powerful and famous clients, Barry Maher is simply the best sales trainer in the business."

It soon became apparent that the strategies that were so effective in helping managers and salespeople succeed worked every bit as well with the issues all of us face in business.

Whether as a speaker or a consultant, Barry is hired to get results: to improve productivity and attitude and ultimately, the bottom line. To make his clients money.

Those clients include organizations like ABC, the American Bar Association, the American Management Association, AT&T, Blue Cross, Budget Rent a Car, Canon, Country Kitchen, Infiniti Automotive, Johnson & Johnson, Lufthansa Airlines, Merck, the National Lottery of Ireland, the Small Business Administration, Verizon and WellPoint as well as innumerable professional and trade associations.

Barry’s book, Filling the Glass was cited as “[One of] The Seven Essential Popular Business Books” by Today’s Librarian magazine. His latest book, No Lie: Truth Is the Ultimate Sales Tool, from McGraw-Hill, has been translated around the world. His other books include The Prentice Hall Marketing Yearbook, the niche book, Getting the Most from Your Yellow Pages Advertising and the mini-cult classic novel, Legend.

Barry himself as appeared on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CNBC and on well over 800 local television and radio stations. And he's frequently featured in publications like USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The London Times, Business Week and—what he insists is his personal favorite—Funeral Service Insider.

Filling the Glass: Real World Tactics and Reality-Based Motivation for Increasing Productivity AND Job Satisfaction

"Great material, meticulously-honed for its audience. . . [from a] master . . . a world-class speaker.”
    —Presentations

Based on Filling the Glass, "[One of] The Seven Essential Popular Business Books"
(Today's Librarian), this is the antidote to sessions that are entertaining but full of “let’s all think happy thoughts and everything will be wonderful” fluff. It’s chock full of nuts and bolts content. Yet it’s real-world motivational, even inspirational. Perfect for the most cynical veteran AND the most starry-eyed (or the most discouraged) novice.

·   Professional development, motivation, leadership, work-life balance, management, corporate culture, workplace issues, positive thinking, personal development.

Filling the Glass for Sales Success (and/or Sales Management Success): Real World Tactics and Reality-Based Motivation for Increasing Sales Productivity AND Job Satisfaction

Barry Maher is #4 of The World's Top 30 Sales Professionals in the prestigious Sales Gurus rating system.

"To his powerful and famous clients, Barry Maher is simply the best sales trainer in the business."
   —Selling Power

Sales strategies, tips and motivation that can help transform the most experienced veteran or the greenest rookie, the same way Barry has helped transform sales organizations around the world.  Another perfect antidote to sessions that are entertaining but full of “let’s all think happy thoughts and everything will be wonderful” fluff.  It's chock full of nuts and bolts content. Yet it’s real-world motivational, even inspirational.

·   Sales, sales tactics, motivation, sales training.

Slicing through the Noise: Effective Communication for Leadership and Professional Success

"Fantastic . . . The [over 200] evaluations reflected a near perfect score!"
   —Anthony Trombetta, Director of Education, ISSA

Diplomacy has been called the art of telling people to go to hell in a way that they’ll actually look forward to the trip.  We don’t advocate telling your people, your customers, your co-workers or your bosses to go anywhere like that, but outstanding session shows you how to communicate with people of all types: to diplomatically, tactfully get what you want and get people to look forward to whatever trip you’d like them to take.

·   Communications, management, leadership, professional development, career development.


Selling Yourself, Your Ideas, Your Vision, Even Your Products and Services: Painlessly! 

"Barry Maher is among the most respected sales trainers in the world."
    —Sales and Marketing Insider

This session is packed full of easy to implement yet profound strategies and motivation that help not only in sales and in management, but in almost any aspect of your business life. And even in your life outside of business.

·   Professional development, personal development, motivation, leadership, sales.


De-Stress for Success: Managing Stress to Promote Work/Life Balance and Restore the Joy of Living

"Barry Maher—EXCELLENT"
—Richard Joseph, Cruise Director, Princess Cruises

Stress can sour your career, ruin your health and sap the joy from your life. But there are only two ways of managing it. You can either change the situation that’s causing the stress or you can change the way you react to it.

Since changing the situation can often be difficult or even impossible, this wonderful, insightful and relaxing session from internationally renowned speaker and author, Barry Maher, focuses on transforming the way we deal with the stress in our lives, providing concrete, easy to implement tips, tactics and strategies. So you can control stress, rather than having stress control you.

This is truly a life altering session, and you will leave with quick, painless, long term solutions to one of the biggest problems in modern life: to restore the drive to your career, the spring to your step and the joy to your life.

When Barry did this session for the Association of Legal Administrators, 97.6% of respondents rated both the session and the speaker as "Excellent." The remaining 2.4% rated both as "Very Good."


Non-Verbal Communication

“I can’t believe how much they loved [Barry’s] presentation. It was a honor to bring such a well-received speaker to them.”
   —Shari Ross Altarac, Speakers Platform Bureau

Body language, gestures, tone, proximity: when it comes to management, sales or just succeeding in business, non-verbal communications can make the difference between getting your message across and completely undermining it, the difference between understand those around you and just guessing.

·   Communications, leadership, professional development, career development.


Selling Value Not Price

"Exceptional . . .  everyone has told me it was one of the most informative and entertaining training sessions they've experienced."
   —John Pechota, Director of Marketing, International Institute of the Americas

If you don't establish value, you can't sell a diamond for a dollar. Which without one of the greatest examples of establishing value of all time, might just be what a diamond is worth. And if the diamond people can do that with a product that is essentially a worthless rock (that only an expert can tell from a cubic zirconium) what should you be able to do with a product that can truly differentiate itself from the competition?

·   Sales, sales tactics, motivation, sales training.


Business Writing Made Quick and Painless

Write faster and write better. Whether it’s email, reports, letters or memos, your writing can enhance your career rather than short-circuit  it. Let Barry Maher, author of “[One of] The Seven Essential Popular Business Books,” show you how easy it can be.

·   Communications, professional development, career development.


Making Meetings Work

On average managers spend 40 to 50% of their time in meetings. As much as half of that time is wasted. Barry Maher, one of the country’s top management and leadership experts, shows you how to cut that waste to just about zero.

·   Communications, management, leadership, professional development, career development.


Customized Strategic Sales Training

Barry Maher is #4 of The World's Top 30 Sales Professionals in the prestigious Sales Gurus rating system.

"To his powerful and famous clients, Barry Maher is simply the best sales trainer in the business."
        —Selling Power


Getting the Most from Your Yellow Pages Advertising: The Workshop 

"Barry Maher has helped thousands of small businesses get the most cost effective Yellow Pages advertising possible."  
    —TIME

Answers to all the questions Yellow Pages advertisers ask, and to those they never ask, but should.

·   Small business, sales, marketing, small business, communications, management, leadership, telephone directory advertising.

Allan Heydorn, Conference Chairman, Cygnus Business Expositions

"Barry's high-energy sessions generated a great buzz for our entire conference program. Our attendees pay for each session they attend and to have them talking about Barry's [sessions] for days is high praise indeed. He will be back!"

Sharon Palmer, Events Manager, Professional Photographers of America

“The absolutely perfect choice as our keynote speaker . . . I can't tell you how delighted I was . . . [the] presentation really motivated our attendees."

—Anthony Trombetta, Director of Membership and Education, ISSA

"[Barry] did a fantastic job for ISSA and our members. The [over 200] evaluations reflected a near perfect score! We look forward to working with [him] in the months and years ahead."

Vanessia Arnold, Controller, Titan Industrial

"Amazing, captivating, entertaining and more . . . absolutely marvelous. We have had many speakers, but never any like BARRY! We will invite him back again next year."
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