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Sally Hogshead

Renowned Marketing, Brand and Influence Expert; Bestselling Author, FASCINATE: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation

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Sally’s latest book debuted on the best-sellers list. She is a frequent spotlight in major media including the Today Show and New York Times. A leading ad executive, she teaches us how to communicate and captivate in a world with a 9-second attention span. Prepare to be wowed.

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Fascinating ideas, whipsmart research, and passionate action" shaken and stirred with a tangy slap of inspiration," this is Sally Hogshead. Sally is the Chief Fascination Officer of Fascinate, Inc., and the creator of The Fascination Advantage personality test, the world's first measurement of exactly how a person fascinates. Using her science-based system, she teaches how to instantly persuade and captivate in a world with a 9-second attention span.

Described as "the marketing mistress of fascination" who has "changed the face of North American advertising," Sally is an international keynote speaker for some of the world's most prestigious events. She frequently appears in national media including NBC's Today Show, the New York Times and an episode of the reality TV show Making It Big dedicated to Sally's leadership and creativity.

Speech Topics

We live in a distracted world. The average attention span is just 9 seconds. Yet if we only have 9 seconds to communicate value, how do we break through? To stop the distraction, and engage a listener, we must create moments of intense focus.

Yet when we do break through-when we use our personality advantages to connect and communicate-the results are extraordinary.

Sally Hogshead teaches audiences how to communicate and add value in the first 9 seconds. Participants learn how to fascinate, to become more memorable and valued.

When companies learn how to fascinate, their products become more desirable, their customers turn into advocates, and their best employees never want to leave.

Sally explores the science of personal branding, based her original research of 100,000 people. Audiences will learn how to:

  • Identify their personality’s top advantage

  • Make stronger first impressions

  • More quickly earn respect and trust

  • Increase value among co-workers

This is a powerful, funny, high-energy presentation, filled with interaction. Each participant discovers his own unique advantage to be heard and remembered.

When you fascinate your customers, they’re more likely to remember you, buy from you, and rave about you. Yet in today’s distracted and competitive environment, most messages are either forgotten or ignored.

In a competitive market, the most fascinating option always wins. How will your participants compete, and win?

Sally’s research uncovers new trends in how the brain establishes patterns of loyalty and respect. For example, she discovered that by applying certain hardwired triggers, a fascinating brand can charge up to four times more than its competitors.

Taking audiences on a high-velocity journey through neurology, economic, and pop culture, Sally handpicks case studies and shares custom audience analysis. Participants will be buzzing long after the keynote ends, inspired by new ideas to transform their business

Sally Hogshead estimates that roughly 90% of introductions fail to engage a conversation, let alone a relationship. In fact most of the time, when we introduce ourselves to a prospective client or contact, we’re actually damaging our personal brand.

Why? Because too few people realize how to immediately communicate their value.

In this innovative and interactive session, Sally will teach each person in your audience how to highlight his or her own personality advantage. A recent pilot study for Unilever demonstrated that after the study, participants were 34% more confident in their introduction.

By the end of this session, every participant in the room will have created their own 9-seond “elevator pitch” to earn respect and interest. Participants learn how to identify their unique advantages, and articulate this more clearly in all areas of their professional brand.

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  • "One of the fastest-rising business thought leaders in America."

  • "WSJ and NY Times best-selling author!"

  • "[She] captivated [the audience] the entire time she was on stage. Sally was a strong addition to our program and a real pleasure to work with."

  • "If you're looking for a unique and powerful way to attract, captivate and motivate your marketplace, Sally Hogshead will put your business light years ahead."

  • "Sally's enthusiasm, unbounded energy and...her obvious grasp of the audience's key marketing challenges added immeasurably to her impact…[creating a list of] action items…[for] my Fortune 100 company."

  • "Her presentation alone made the entire 3-day conference a smashing success."