Kevin Kelly, is known otherwise as the ‘Sales Accelerator’. Kevin started selling from the age of six years, working in his family’s retail environment. After graduating with a degree in marketing, he consistently broke the companies he worked for sales’ records.
His feats had Kevin constantly head-hunted. 1990 had Kevin head up his own company, Advanced Marketing, a company dedicated to increasing sales of small and medium businesses as well as researching the areas of personal and business potential.
1996 saw Kevin write his bestseller “How? When You Don’t Know How” on motivation despite the personal challenges faced. The book was a success, teaching him a valuable lesson: ‘knowledge may give you enough reasons not to act but Do! it anyway and be prepared to end up in a place you recognise and accept as better than your starting point.’
Four more books have followed, including a graphic novel aimed at educating people in emotional intelligence. His latest offering, DO! The Pursuit of Xceptional Execution, highlights the success strategies employed by leaders of some of the most successful startups globally.
A master storyteller, Kevin has worked with Fortune 500 companies and prestigious associations such as the Million Dollar Round Table. He has also consulted with some of the world’s largest brands, such as Microsoft.
His keynote speeches are interactive, engaging, informing, and inspiring, working with you to address your challenges in order to reach your goals.
He has consulted with some of the biggest brands on the planet, including Microsoft, for whom he developed a unique video series for their World Wide Partner Community.
“Working with Kevin on our Xceptional Execution Video series was a fantastic experience. He is passionate, committed, creative and cooperative. The feedback was excellent. Meanwhile his 92.5% speaker satisfaction rating at the World Partner Conference in July 2015 speaks for itself.” – Margie Gradwohl, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft
Kevin’s keynotes consistently deliver an interactive conversation that engages, informs, inspires and empowers attendees with a toolbox of invaluable takeaways.
In Summer 2016, Kevin Kelly took on the challenge of raising €450,000 with a budget of just €5! He took his distilled learnings about sales, summarised the story in a hashtag (#fiveraweek) and blew the target out of the water. Naturally he used the best of social media to raise awareness but more importantly, as Kevin has advocated for more than 25 years, he put the human voice back into selling. This is the simple secret of a successful sales campaign.
2016 had Kevin Kelly create Ireland’s first Speaker Summit, a successful endeavor featuring six speakers from around the globe.
#STORYTELLING – how to engage in an attention deficit market?
Drawing on over two decades of breaking sales records in client companies, Kevin highlights the secrets to developing a successful sales campaign.
#SalesinVoice – the future of sales
In 2016 Kevin’s aclaimed Speaker Summit drew 1.65million impressions on Twitter. But none led to a single nooking enquiry! In this keynote Kevin ponders the Future of Social Selling now matter how clever the campaign is, with one alarming conclusion – people buy people and most deals are closed P2P. As technologies converge these relationships may provide the required unique competitive advantage.
The Xceptional Sales Leader
Using the interviews from the outstanding Xceptionalists in his best selling book Kevin outlines how to copy their mindset, attitudes and success strategies. With two decades of experience working for these people, Kevin distils the attritbutes of the modern sales manager/director/leader.
Kevin Kelly the ‘Sales Accelerator’ is available to speak at conferences and companies across Europe with the PROMOTIVATE™ Speakers Agency. Please contact us from our website here for availability and fee details.
“Kevin has unbelievable energy and enthusiasm. His positive thinking is infectious and entertaining. Kevin take on sales motivation is different”
"We asked Kevin to handle the coveted spot of closing out our MDRT Experience meeting in Seoul, Korea this year. Kevin gave the audience an abundance of energy, enthusiasm and practical take-away messaging that our members can immediately apply to their lives. I would definitely urge any organization to consider utilizing Kevin Kelly on their program."
“My expectations for Kevin’s presentation were extremely high and even at that, he exceeded every hope I had when I invited him to speak to our retail sales team. I have never witnessed a room full of people hanging on one person’s words for such a length of time. Kevin has a true & rare talent and the feedback so far has been extremely positive and the team is most energetic. I am confident that even the most cynical and unmotivated person could not have helped but be inspired in some shape or form. Most enjoyable & beneficial, Go raibh mile maith agat.”
"Working with Kevin on our Xceptional Execution Video series was a fantastic experience. He is passionate, committed, creative and cooperative. The feedback was excellent. Meanwhile his 92.5% speaker satisfaction rating at the World Partner Conference in July 2015 speaks for itself."