Frank Furness is a sales, technology, social media, and goals setting specialist who currently spends about seventy percent of his time speaking internationally in sixty-one countries.
Starting out as a professional drummer in a rock band, Frank soon moved to financial services where he quickly became one of the top salespeople, qualifying, on numerous occasions, as “Top of the Table”. This is the elite half percent of salespeople worldwide. This period also saw Frank build a team of 120 salespeople before he moved to London in 1993, partnering in one of the most successful agencies in the world.
Frank Furness, since the sale of the agency in 1997, has been a global sales and marketing presenter. Amongst his many accolades, Frank was awarded the “Top Speaker” for Vistage UK in 2007 and was inducted into the “Speaker Hall of Fame” in 2011. Two years later, i.e. 2013, saw Frank recognised as “Overseas Speaker of the Year” for TEC Australia and rated the top speaker for Vistage Florida. Vistage/TEC is considered the world’s largest CEO organisation.
Aside from his speaking engagements, Frank is a consummate entrepreneur. As such, his Internet Marketing business sports 22 websites, of which all produce an income. He is also an avid supporter of video marketing, with his YouTube channel having over 700 videos, over 4.5 million views, and over seven thousand subscribers. Besides his own business, he is also a partner in a financial services firm in London that has a 20-strong sales team, many of whom earn a six-figure monthly income.
Despite a workload and business interests that keep him occupied, Frank also enjoys writing. This has seen him pen best sellers “Walking with Tigers – Success Secrets of the World’s Top Business Leaders” and “How to Find New Business and Clients”.
As a speaker, Frank Furness has a lively, enthusiastic, and humorous style that inspires audiences. His talks are interspersed with inspirational and practical content that can immediately be implemented, while he incorporates stories and strategies from not only his own life but from experiences garnered from the many organisations he has worked with on a global scale.
Amongst his many clients Frank includes the likes of The British Olympic and Paralympic Team, Harvard Alumni, Virgin Atlantic, Investec, International health, the European Association of Chemical Distributors, HSBC, Panasonic, GE Healthcare, TV and Media Mktg Switzerland, The Professional Cricketers Association, and Université Laval Quebec, Canada, to name but a few.
“Frank is one of the top sales presenters in the world and he delivered his high content, high impact, high value presentation with his usual eloquence, expertise, and enterprising nature.”
“Every time I sit in Frank's audience it’s like going to the bank - AND Making a Big Deposit. What do you need to learn to fatten your bank account?”
“Just wanted to let you know again that your seminar really gave me the direction I needed to move my business into the big time.”
"Frank, congratulations on a great presentation on day 2 of the Dutch Convention in Amsterdam - the time always seems to whizz by when you're on stage, and your tips are always invaluable. If you had been given twice the time it probably would not have been enough. We need to get you to an upcoming convention in South Africa - and I believe nothing less than a pre-con would do you justice. Thanks and well done!"
“I enjoyed it very much and found a lot of your stories awe inspiring, thought provoking and poignant. You talked about a lot of remarkable people, yourself and family included and I have repeated a lot of these stories to my family, often with tears in my eyes!!”
“While working on the details of our LEADERSHIP programme, Mr. Furness was suggested to us by various people. Were they ever right! After a brief, but very pleasant and ‘to the point’ telephone conversation, I was fully confident that Frank was definitely ‘our man’. Seen his extensive background in sales, we asked Mr. Furness to take care of the ‘HSMAI Leadership in Sales Event. Frank delivered that afternoon an upbeat, dynamic and cutting edge presentation on sales & marketing. Filled with humour, impressive facts, ‘speaking’ pictures and many, many practical ‘sales tools’. Afterwards he left the audience with several dedicated websites full of practical tools for their review and use. The feedback we got from our members was nothing less than superb! I therefore can only strongly advise any organization (looking for the ‘latest in sales & marketing’) to contact or even better: ‘secure’ Mr. Frank Furness for their programme.”
“Thank you for a job well done in Budapest. You will no doubt be pleased to hear you were rated the top speaker out of the 18 speakers. In the comments section the respondents wrote the following: motivational, very good, and relevant to all and: ‘it underlined the importance of people in the organisation’.”
“Frank is energised, motivated and engaging. There was no-one in the room who was not captivated by what he was saying. He had really prepared and tailored his material to fit into my required business outcomes. The presentation was varied, interesting, moving, thought provoking and uplifting. My team was left highly motivated for the business year ahead, driven, and armed with tools to help realise action plans. Testament to the impact of Frank’s session is that once back in the office, dealing with daily work issues, the team continues to pull on the resources and motivation gained from Frank. I would highly recommend Frank – he is one of the best speakers I have ever had the opportunity to experience.”
"CEO level delegates attending the inaugural Abacus International Online Travel Leaders Retreat rated Frank Furness as one of the most appreciated contributors at the event held in Macau. His presentation not only provided thought provoking new perspectives for online Travel Agencies, the delegates attending felt that many of the tactics and techniques for online marketing could be implemented almost immediately. We greatly appreciated Frank’s contribution to the Retreat and with its sound mix of robust thinking and practical advice and would welcome him as a presenter at our events in the future."
Managing disruptive change, what a great topic. Great information and one of the most engaging presentations I've been to. Frank was able to deliver many tools and techniques during the presentation that would be beneficial for many to use within their offices. Multiple apps and software were mentioned and how to utilize those within the environments as well. Thank you again for your engaging presentation and it was a pleasure meeting you!
“Last week I attended the presentation of Frank Furness and I just want to let you know that it turned out to be a super treat! This man was inspiring, fascinating, well informed and sharp. In addition to this he combined (in a very attractive & visual way!) all actual aspects regarding Sales followed by Marketing.”