A standing-ovation motivational speaker
Spoken in 1,000 cities & 40 countries
2001 Speaker if the Year - MPI
14 million books sold worldwide
How do you fight back when you’re outnumbered and outspent? By using unconventional marketing weapons and sales tactics. A standing-ovation motivational speaker and best-selling author on sales, marketing and negotiation, Wilson’s work earned international acclaim. His take-no-prisoners “guerrilla” approach is unconventional, entertaining, and devastatingly effective.
A full time speaker since 1980, he has addressed audiences large and small in more than 1,000 cities and 40 countries around the world. He’s a coauthor of the legendary Guerrilla Marketing series, with more than 14 million books sold worldwide, including Guerrilla Selling, Guerrilla Trade Show Selling, Guerrilla TeleSelling, Guerrilla Negotiationg and Guerrilla Retailing.
In 2001 he was recognized as “Speaker of the Year” by Meeting Professionals International, San Diego.
His client list has grown to include many industry leaders like IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Ingram Micro, United Airlines, Marriott and Choice Hotels International. He has been a featured speaker at the prestigious Inc. Magazine Small Business Forums, and has appeared as a topical expert on CNN.
A leader in the industry, Orvel Ray served as President of the Colorado Chapter of the National speakers Association in 1986, and served two additional terms on their Board of Directors. In 1997, he earned the highest level of certification conferred by the National Speakers Association, the Certified Speaking Professional. Fewer than 400 professional speakers worldwide have earned this distinction.
He taught in the Management Development Programs for the University of Colorado and the University of Denver, and created innovative business courses for Harbridge House, the University of Toledo, the Spring Institute for International Studies, and Australia’s Canberra College of Advanced Education. He even pioneered workshops on capitalism for the Tyumen School of Management in the Russian Republic.