Rick Barrera

  • Branding & Selling Expert
  • Author of Overpromise and Overdeliver
  • Marketing consultant for AutoZone, Bayer, IBM, Verizon, and many more

Rick Barrera is a marketing consultant and author, known throughout the Fortune 500 for
his extraordinary speaking ability and his unique approach to brand building. His
research on the strategies used by breakthrough brands like Apple, Starbucks, Chico’s,
Lexus, and Google will change your thinking about marketing forever. Rick has helped
hundreds of companies re-design their systems and implement a holistic approach to
serving customers.

It’s an old cliché in business that smart companies UNDER promise and over deliver. But
in today’s crowded market, that’s a one way ticket to oblivion. In his bestselling book,
Overpromise and Overdeliver: How to Design and Deliver Extraordinary Customer
Experiences, Rick illustrates how an increasing number of cutting-edge firms are building
breakthrough brands in record time. The book offers powerful and easy-to-apply lessons,
not only for senior managers, but also for individuals at any level -- for anyone who
wants to create extraordinary customer experiences. Drawing on more than 20 years of
hands-on experience, this book sheds new light on how brands are really built and offers
practical advice you can use to immediately differentiate your products, services, and
company.

Rick’s previous books include Non-Manipulative Selling published by Prentice Hall,
Collaborative Selling published by John Wiley and Sons and the self-published Dollars
and Sense of Exceptional Service Delivery.

His client list includes Abbott Labs, AutoZone, Bayer, Caterpillar, IBM, Intel, Merrill
Lynch and Verizon. Because he continues to consult with a few select clients each year,
his material is always relevant, fresh, and grounded in the current realities of the
marketplace.

Rick Barrera's passion for truly understanding the company and industry he’s addressing, along
with his trademark “Deep Customization” is unparalleled in the speaking industry. His
depth of corporate experience, research, and education has given him the unusual gift of
appearing to be an industry insider, to even the most discriminating audiences. Rick Barrera is an outstanding customer service speaker and consultant.

To book customer service speaker Rick Barrera call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Branding, Change, Customer Service, e-Commerce, Economics, Future, Sales

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    California

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Rick Barerra

Rick Barrera is a marketing consultant and author, known throughout the Fortune 500 for
his extraordinary speaking ability and his unique approach to brand building. His
research on the strategies used by breakthrough brands like Apple, Starbucks, Chico’s,
Lexus, and Google will change your thinking about marketing forever. Rick has helped
hundreds of companies re-design their systems and implement a holistic approach to
serving customers.

It’s an old cliché in business that smart companies UNDER promise and over deliver. But
in today’s crowded market, that’s a one way ticket to oblivion. In his bestselling book,
Overpromise and Overdeliver: How to Design and Deliver Extraordinary Customer
Experiences, Rick illustrates how an increasing number of cutting-edge firms are building
breakthrough brands in record time. The book offers powerful and easy-to-apply lessons,
not only for senior managers, but also for individuals at any level -- for anyone who
wants to create extraordinary customer experiences. Drawing on more than 20 years of
hands-on experience, this book sheds new light on how brands are really built and offers
practical advice you can use to immediately differentiate your products, services, and
company.

Rick’s previous books include Non-Manipulative Selling published by Prentice Hall,
Collaborative Selling published by John Wiley and Sons and the self-published Dollars
and Sense of Exceptional Service Delivery.

His client list includes Abbott Labs, AutoZone, Bayer, Caterpillar, IBM, Intel, Merrill
Lynch and Verizon. Because he continues to consult with a few select clients each year,
his material is always relevant, fresh, and grounded in the current realities of the
marketplace.

Rick Barrera's passion for truly understanding the company and industry he’s addressing, along
with his trademark “Deep Customization” is unparalleled in the speaking industry. His
depth of corporate experience, research, and education has given him the unusual gift of
appearing to be an industry insider, to even the most discriminating audiences. Rick Barrera is an outstanding customer service speaker and consultant.

To book customer service speaker Rick Barrera call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404

Branding & Competition Overpromise and Overdeliver
How to Design a Branded Competitive Advantage and Deliver Extraordinary Customer Experiences

Based on Rick’s Wall Street Journal bestselling book, this program is essential for any company that wants to radically differentiate their products, services and company from competitors while dramatically increasing revenues and margins. In Overpromise and Overdeliver you’ll learn how to differentiate your brand by designing and delivering extraordinary customer experiences that instantly differentiate your company. Senior executives will find the research and case studies compelling, while line managers will learn the keys to better execution. The front line will learn what specific actions they must take on a daily basis to create the unique experiences that drive buzz and build breakaway brands. This program is available as a keynote presentation, as well as interactive half and full day sessions.

Collaborative Selling
Grow Your Revenues NOW!

You need additional sales right now. Many companies are canceling projects, freezing spending, cutting head count...instead of hunkering down and shrinking your way to greatness, this program focuses on how to grow revenues. Rick has successfully sold his way through three recessions and can show your sales teams how to sell successfully, even in a tough economy. Working closely with your company’s sales leaders, he designs an exceptionally customized and interactive program that will dig into your specific issues to captivate and engage even your most senior experienced sales people. Using case studies, role plays, exercises and other engaging activities, this program will catapult the potential of your sales team.

What Audiences Learn:

  • Which customers and prospects to focus on RIGHT NOW!
  • Exactly what to say to win appointments RIGHT NOW!
  • How to find new opportunities with existing customers.
  • How to work with the marketing team to create the right offers.
  • How to conduct the ULTIMATE SALES INTERVIEW!
  • How to collaborate to create the exact right solution that is within budget.
  • How to get potential customers to want to buy NOW!
  • How to earn their referrals with powerful follow-up strategies.
  • How to develop a recession-proof attitude!

Customer Service
Rethinking the Customer Experience

How well does your front line understand the needs, wants, goals and priorities of your customers? How well designed is your service organization to deliver on them? Do they understand what true world class service means as your customers compare them to the experiences they have with Lexus, Disney, Federal Express, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Lands’ End, and other service leaders? In this humorous and entertaining program, your team will learn "The Three Laws of Exceptional Service Delivery,” how to use the power of positive language, how to determine the true cost of losing a customer, as well as the 7 steps for handling an irate customer. If you want to build a world class service team, this is the program for you.

Future Trends
Fast Forward: The Ten Critical Trends Driving Sales, Marketing and Customer Service

This intense presentation underscores the need for companies to redesign their thinking, their processes and their people to deliver innovation, speed and greater customer value. Your team will learn company specific, practical steps to capitalize on each trend including: A Real Time World, Globalization, Changing Places, Learning Organizations, Strategic Partnerships, Reinventing, Using Speed as a Competitive Weapon, Customized Solutions & Experiences, Leveraging Information, and Putting the Customer First. Participants in this program will go beyond embracing change, to become change leaders. Rick’s trademark Deep Customization process really shines through here.

National Sporting Goods Association

Rick has presented twice for our association. Both times he hit a home run with timely, relevant content as well as being highly energized. We review 40 to 50 speakers a year to find 3 - 5 speakers. He made the cut easily both times.

Crawford Contractor Connection

“When you hire a keynote speaker who is touted as an expert in ‘Over Delivering,’ that raises the bar on expectations of the speaker. Rick Barrera was all that was advertised and thoroughly connected with our group by personalizing his message to an audience of over 2,100 professionals. He helped elevate our conference as the audience was enlightened, entertained, and motivated to excel in the future.”

Society for Collegiate Travel and Expense Management

“Rick Barrera was both a general session and breakout speaker for our annual conference. Not only was it a pleasure working with SpeakersOffice, the Society was extremely pleased with Rick’s presentation, the value of his message, his professionalism and great warmth that he brought to the program.”
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