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The customer isn't always right, but they have a thousand friends and an iPhone. Learn how today's businesses are finding fans, and where to find yours. Marketing strategist Kyle Sexton will inspire you with stories of remarkable businesses and strategies for attracting more of your ideal customers. Kyle's signature talk is available as a keynote (40-60 mins), workshop (120 - 180 mins) or TED style (20 min) talk.

 

"Business gurus and authors have extolled the importance of innovation as a central strategy for business success. Kyle is a sponge for good ideas that work. He will find them or invent them. This kind of thinking is an invaluable asset in any kind of economic situation. Business owners are privileged to have someone like Kyle Sexton on their team. He is a winner in every definition of the word."

Mike Varney
CEO (retired), Tucson Metro Chamber

Business Audiences

Turning Social Media Into Business Media

Kyle’s most popular training. Social media won't transform your business overnight or by itself. Learn how Blogging + Search Engine Optimization + Social Media Sharing can turn strangers into friends and friends into customers. “This just changed my whole life” is not an unusual review from business owners who attend this session. 

So You Think You Can Network?

The word “networking” has changed meaning on us, so let's talk about network development as a part of your marketing. Let's set a goal so you have a plan, like the rest of your business efforts. You need to grow your business through people, so let's get ready to grow. Available as a 45 minute training or a 30 minute Keynote

ReMembership

Let's talk about what's broken and what's working. Kyle applies business marketing strategies to your trade association using real stories of remarkable organizations. Learn how to engage members without asking them to show up, discover a new value proposition for the different business profiles among your membership, and communicate your values and successes through the clutter of a noisy planet. Based on the second edition of Kyle's book, ReMembership - New Strategies for Remarkable Membership Organizations.

Tomorrow’s Membership Organization

Have a S.E.A.T. and buckle up: We're going to talk about (S) serving and selling memberships with the latest technology, (E) engaging members without asking them to show up, (A) allowing members to choose their own investment, and (T) teaching members how to talk about you. Based on the first edition of Kyle's book, ReMembership - New Thinking for Tomorrow's Membership Organization.

TRAININGS FOR CHAMBERS & ASSOCIATIONS

The chamber industry's foremost authority on value-based membership tier structures breaks down the most common and most costly mistakes made while transitioning out of the fair-share model. This fast paced session leaves plenty of room for questions on the hottest topic in membership today... from the one who wrote the book on it!

Kyle’s most popular training. Social media won't transform your organization overnight or by itself. Learn how Blogging + Search Engine Optimization + Social Media Sharing can turn strangers into friends and friends into members. “This just changed my whole life” is not an unusual review after this session. 

After selling more than 1,000 chamber memberships and consulting for chambers across North America, marketing strategist Kyle Sexton has reverse-engineered a path to membership sales success that starts in your very first year. Discover your potential when Kyle shares tips on prospecting, developing a sales plan, building contacts and more!

A great way to end the day, Kyle’s unscripted format gives everyone a chance to get the ideas and advice they need in this high-energy, interactive session. Choose a focused topic like Membership Development, Communications or Web & Tech... or keep it general and let Kyle facilitate the conversation and see where it goes!

A certified marketing geek breaks down what makes a good idea take off in your chamber, and how to identify gaps in your offerings according to the Map to ReMembership. This brand new content is guaranteed to give you tools to take back to your board and committees to guide your future moves.

CRM. CMS. Cut through the clutter of tech tools hitting your radar and focus in on the tools that can actually help your organization get things done for your members. This session contains tons of goodies for internal efficiency and external member benefits. This session gets reviews from the Institute for Organizational Management participants like, "This was the best session I've had in all 4 years of Institute." Really? It's just technology, but we keep it lively, fun and informative.

"Kyle is one of the brightest marketing minds around. He is funny, articulate, and seems to be able to offer something of value to everyone he meets. He is committed to the success of the chamber and its members. Thanks Kyle for all the good ideas - we appreciate you."

Tim Fahndrich
Founder & CEO, Whirlocal

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I have a few different resources to help you promote my credentials at your conference.

If you want to get fancy, ask me about creating an Ask Page. Here's how it works: I create a page on my site that is all about your event -- along with a shortcut such as http://www.kylesexton.com/youreventname which has an interactive tool we use to get people to sign up and attend. They simply ask the question they would like answered at the event, add their name and email address. The result is a better turnout to your event and more engaged audience, since they know their particular question will be integrated into the presentation. 

All visuals are built on Prezi - no PowerPoint for me. I run Prezi from my laptop only. As a back-up, Prezi can be run from the house laptop via web browser. And I always have a back-up to the back-up. I prefer to use my own remote.

Keynotes

If you've asked me to Keynote, I work with your conference A/V techies to get my laptop and audio set up on your conference system. All visuals are built on Prezi and must run from my laptop. Depending on the topic, video with audio may be in the presentation, so I can work out audio integration with your team. 

Workshops

Classroom set-up is just fine for my workshops. If there are 20 or fewer in a training or board workshop, I prefer a horseshoe arrangement. This makes everyone feel equally included. Plus, if you stand at the back of the room, it looks like the tables are smiling at you.

For all workshops, I use my laptop and remote with visuals built on Prezi. Please have a flip chart available as it aids my ability to interact and improves the audience experience. I carry my own markers for the flip chart, and promise I'm improving my handwriting and diagram-illustrations.

Kyle Sexton loves business. Kyle’s first business was selling dollar bills for two dollars each in sixth grade. By learning to fold a dollar bill into a ring that a person could wear, he discovered that people valued watching the transformation as much as owning the outcome.

While attending the University of Oregon – as other students preferred the party scene over studying – Kyle avoided both by reading and writing business plans. He landed a summer job as a real estate apprentice for a developer who was willing to teach him everything he knew about business.

Still in his teens, Kyle had 12 employees and a promising house-painting business. By aligning employee bonuses with perfect customer ratings and testimonials, he enjoyed springs and summers of great success, but his lack of leadership training ushered in falls of utter failure.

Broke and broken from two years of employer burnout, Kyle sold his business and retreated a hundred miles from home to a college where he could help coach men’s basketball and practice with the team for three seasons. He took advantage of every opportunity a smaller college offered, including running for student council and serving the college newspaper as photographer and sports editor.

Fully recharged, he traded his new skills in graphic design and layout to a local health club for a chance to sell memberships on commission and learn the membership business. A year later, he was bundling membership packages, running campaigns and training employees to sell value-based membership tiers.

Back in his hometown of Salem, Oregon, Kyle began looking for leadership opportunities. He found it working for Mike McLaran at the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. It’s been said that great leaders give meaning to the work, and after a very short while working for a great leader, Kyle found the meaning in the work. This fueled many changes to the structure and model of the chamber, propelled by popular benefits and national acclaim.

The son of a teacher and coach, Kyle now coaches and teaches people who want to transform their organization’s marketing from boring to booming, from scattered to aligned, and from noisy to powerful.

Business and organizations are looking for answers to their questions about the future. Kyle Sexton brings fresh perspective on marketing strategy, membership development, social media and team leadership. 

Kyle Sexton loves business. Kyle’s first business was selling dollar bills for two dollars each in sixth grade. In his freshman year at the University of Oregon – while other students preferred the party scene over studying – Kyle avoided both by reading and writing business plans. He landed a summer job as a real estate apprentice for a developer who was willing to teach him everything he knew about business.

Back in his hometown of Salem, Oregon, Kyle began looking for leadership opportunities. He found it working for Mike McLaran at the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. It’s been said that great leaders give meaning to the work, and after a very short while working for a great leader, Kyle found the meaning in the work. This fueled many changes to the structure and model of the chamber, propelled by popular benefits and national acclaim.

The son of a teacher and coach, Kyle now coaches and teaches people who want to transform their organization’s marketing from boring to booming, from scattered to aligned, and from noisy to powerful.

Kyle Sexton is an award-winning marketing strategist and international speaker and author on the topics of membership development, marketing and innovation. He was recognized in 2011 by Chamber Executive magazine as one of the most influential innovators in the chamber of commerce industry.

He is the chamber industry's foremost authority on membership tiers, and guides organizations through the transition from a traditional dues method to value-based tiers. His research and methods have been featured in industry publications, as well as national conventions and regional conferences. 

Kyle's innovative social media accelerator has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and is the author of Follow You Anywhere and ReMembership - New Strategies for Remarkable Membership Organizations. 

Kyle Sexton is an award-winning marketing strategist and international speaker and author on the topics of membership development, marketing and innovation. He was recognized in 2011 by Chamber Executive magazine as one of the most influential innovators in the chamber of commerce industry.

Kyle is the author of:

  • Remembership - New Strategies for Remarkable Membership Organizations
  • Follow You Anywhere - 22 Little Lessons for Team Leaders

Kyle is the chamber community's foremost authority on membership tiers, and guides organizations through the transition from a traditional dues method to value-based tiers. His research and methods have been featured in industry publications, as well as national conventions and regional conferences.

Formerly the director of business development for the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Kyle was recognized as the 2007 Chamber Staff Person of the Year by the Western Association of Chamber Executives. Kyle's innovative "Face2Face" platform on SalemChamber.org propelled the site to be the top-ranked local or regional chamber of commerce site on the web, as measured by Alexa.com. His innovations have been featured in The Wall Street Journal

Kyle serves as faculty for the Institute of Organizational Management since 2008: 

  • University of Arizona
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Villanova University
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Georgia

He leads courses on:

  • Marketing Strategies
  • Rethinking Communications
  • Integrating Strategic Technology Solutions
  • Tech Trends & Tools
  • Sponsor Solicitation

Kyle is a former faculty member for the Western Association of Chamber Executives (WACE) Academy, and former member of the Board of Directors of The American Chamber of Commerce Executives. He also served as Chair of the Membership Development Advisory Board. He is a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from ACCE's Circle of Champions sales division with over 1,000 memberships sold.

He has been marketing and selling memberships since 1996. Prior to working in for chambers of commerce, he was the Director of Marketing & Corporate Services for a chain of Gold’s Gym locations in Western Oregon. His work was honored with the 2001 Gold's Gym International Award for Outstanding Advertising from among 600 franchises worldwide.

Kyle received the 1994 Pioneer Award for his first business venture, a College Pro Home Painters franchise which he operated for 2 years while attending the University of Oregon.

Kyle lives in Salem, Oregon, with his son, Wyatt.

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