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Canadian Idea Man Bob Hooey – international award winning, motivational, accredited, business and association, keynote conference speaker, corporate trainer, inspirational author, engaging facilitator and innovative business success coach.
Bob's inspirational programs have been enjoyed and employed around the world. In addition to North America, his speaking has taken him to Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, Iran, India, Holland, Korea, Russia, Hong Kong, and Australia, so far.

Employee motivation expert, Canadian Ideaman Bob Hooey will equip and motivate your team to succeed and profitably move to the next level.

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"Bob, just a short note to thank you again for your efforts on behalf of BCAA and our contractors.

Your presentation at our Penticton conference was very entertaining and has sparked some very thoughtful reactions among our contractors.

Exactly the type of response we were looking for.

Thanks again."

Paul Nash, Manager
Contract Services
BC Automobile Association

"You are a wonderful speaker and did a great job at drawing the audience in with you as you shared some of the stories about the women who made a difference in your personal and professional life."

Pavala Michaela Polcarova, Event Coordinator, The Special Women in Our Lives

"Without doubt, I have gained immeasurable self assurance. Bob, your patience and your encouragement has been much appreciated.

I strongly recommend your course to anyone looking for self-improvement and professional development."

Jeannie Mura, Human Resources Chevron Canada

"If your company needs new and creative ideas, I highly recommend Canada's Ideaman, Bob Hooey.

He has sincere passion for helping others to succeed and guiding them to reach their highest potential."

Debra Kasowski Creator of The Millionaire Woman series

"Attention Training Providers: I want to take this opportunity to let you know that Bob Hooey has utilized his talents, energy and considerable public speaking experience to provide communications clinics for our BC Works! clients. They have been very successful...reporting dramatically increased confidence and self-esteem!

In addition to being a highly skilled facilitator, Bob has shown himself to be a great team player with a comfortable manner and a great sense of humor."

Vicki Austad, Manager, New Westminster Community Skills Centre
President Consortium of BC Community Skills Centers (1997-1999)




In addition to his inspirational, motivational keynotes, Bob has been providing innovative, results-based, interactive, training programs to support his clients in equipping and motivating their leaders, their sales forces, and their various teams to win.

Call Bob today to explore where he might be able to assist you in equipping your teams to grow profitably to the next level. Engage him to help you and your team win!
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Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey

"As the International President of the Global Speakers Federation I have seen many speakers present in the last 12 months around the world. Bob "Idea man" Hooey is one of the most outstanding speakers I have seen and worked with. He truly walks his talk and is a fountain of ideas and innovation in his presentation on stage and in his dealings off stage. I recommend Bob to anyone who is seeking a dynamic speaker who will bring something interesting, thought provoking and fun every time he gets up to speak."
Lindsay Adams CSP President, Global Speakers Federation 2009-2010

Canadian-based Leader, Educator, and Trainer Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey caught sharing an innovative, motivating, challenging idea (or two) and a smile with a very famous lady...

Bob's innovative Ideas At Work! have been successfully applied by ten's of thousands of professionals, leaders, sales teams, and students around the world and have been field-proven in the enhanced skills and productivity of their employees and co-workers.

“Dear Bob;

Just thought that you might want to include our review of your presentation in your bio.

We here at the NKBA Northern NJ Chapter were delighted with your light-hearted way of making the information easily accepted.

Challenging the attendees with an interactive question was also very engaging. We hope to see you again the near future in one of your other topics.”

Nancy Stern,
VP Programming
NKBA Northern NJ Chapter

Bob is committed to your excellence, not your comfort. To get to the winner's zone, we must move outside our comfort zone.

Bob's focus is on creating and delivering results-based programs which form a foundation for applied education (Ideas At Work!) rather than simply training. Education-based training programs help your team understand the 'why' and the 'process' rather than simply training them in the 'how' or 'what' of some skill, proceedure, or policy. This applied education leads to greater personal leadership, responsibility, and ownership by your team; which leads to a more successful and profitable organization.

For example, a speaker friend mentioned a visit to a well known fast food chain where he asked for a "Chocholate Milk Shake and an Apple Pie". The counter person smiled and said, "Would you like some dessert with that?" She had been trained to say that to help upsell her customers. However, she had not been educated in truly listening to and serving them.

Bob wants your leaders and their teams to gain applied education from his innovative training programs designed and delivered to assist you in equipping and motivating them to grow and to succeed. He is a leader and former adult educator who has taught at Canadian Colleges, Technical Schools and Universities who now teaches and shares his ideas world-wide.

Bob’s Innovative, Results-based, Educational, Training
Program Ideas for leaders, organizations, and their teams

Bob works with leading edge business owners, organizations, independent professionals, and individuals who want to enhance their leadership and careers, as well as organizations that want to remain competitive, motivate, educate, and empower their staff, improve client acquisition, increase sales and become more profitable. Thousands of leaders and professionals across North America have been successfully applying Bob’s creative, practical and ‘profitableIdeas At Work! over the past dozen years.

Bob offers a number of courses specifically accredited by the Alberta Insurance Council. Check for yourself how you can easily earn the credit hours you need.

Check here for information on Bob's Inspirational/Motivational Keynote Presentations.

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Breakouts, workshops, retreats, sales meetings,
and general session formats

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Secrets to Personal Leadership - The Courage to Lead! (Change)

Bring out the best in your team!

Whether your field is industry, hospitality, sales or marketing, association management or agriculture, we all need to deal with the changes and challenges that rise up, such a business reversal, a drought, unexpected storm or the after-effects of 9-11. Being on the leading edge in any field or endeavor requires continuous and directed growth. This focused session, led by a respected and proven leader, will rekindle your fires of ambition and achievement and provide the ideas and fuel needed to achieve them. Outline specific techniques, ideas, and innovative tools to equip and prepare yourself to inspire and to lead your organization to thrive and change to successfully meet the unique challenges of the 21st century. Enhanced performance is built on a commitment to personal leadership.

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I'm Already Running As Fast As I Can!

Create TIME to lead and still have a life.

Today's executives, entrepreneurs and business owners, employees, and families are over-committed and over-whelmed. Increase your personal and professional productivity and balance your time more effectively. Explore practical ideas and innovative, use-immediately techniques that free up time for the important people and activities in your life. Recognize and minimize your time wasters. Recapture your idle time for productive use. Schedule your priorities to regain your balance. This session will energize, educate and empower your employees, leaders and team to succeed!

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Why Didn't I 'THINK' Of That?

Applied creativity, strategic planning, and innovative problem solving secrets and techniques

Your ability to remain competitive draws from your ability to solve your client’s problems. Apply specific ideas, creative tips, techniques and innovative problem-solving models for business and personal success. Begin tapping into your creative genius. Discover new styles of applied idea generation. Explore new management and creativity tools and innovative ideas for your business or organization. View problems as opportunities to grow and change the way you live or do business. Set and apply 'workable' ideas and strategies for success for your career or organization. Observation combined with application provide an innovative foundation for growth in any field. Become the creative catalyst needed for change in your career and organization’s success. Inventing the future – Ideas At Work!

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Secrets to Creating ‘TIME’ to Sell, Lead, or Manage

Successfully create more face-to-face time for the team development, sales and marketing process for mutually profitable, long-term relationships.

How much would a 25-50% increase in potential sales bring to your bottom line? Would it pay to invest time learning how to systematically increase your productivity? Would it pay to invest time building customer loyalty and productive partnerships? How would you or your sales force invest an additional 1-2 hours per day? This interactive, idea-rich program, challenges you to systemize and prioritize your activities and implement streamlined processes to free-up productive time for the face-to-face sales and marketing process. Focus on results-oriented ideas, which allow you to redefine and accomplish your priorities, increase your productivity, and dramatically increase your sales results by building repeat business. It’s about working less, not just smarter! Making more money in less time – with a better system to enhance and sustain your performance over the long term!

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Secrets of EFFECTIVE Customer Service

Millennium Management Tips to move your career or company to the next level

Business success and survival in the 21st century increasingly depends on your ability to define, anticipate and exceed changing customer needs. A novel idea! Your ability to recruit, service and retain your customers will determine your sustainable success. Transform customer complaints into new business and long-term growth opportunities. Easily convert customers into loyal fans, evangelists, champions, and repeat buyers! Explore exciting new ideas to build customer loyalty and provide for continued profitable growth. Apply field-proven, innovative ideas on customer service, product development, staff training and effective promotion to grow your career or company to the next level.

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Unleash Your 'Business' Potential

How to Out-think, Out-perform and Out-market your competition! Out sell them too!

If you want your (sales) team to be energized and challenged with new ideas and (sales) success techniques, this program will help re-awaken their desires and goals. Learn and apply the three C's of success - everyday! Recruit the Champions, Coaches and Cheerleaders needed for your personal and professional success. Apply specific innovative techniques to hone your competitive advantage. Leverage the secret of intelligent networking in building strategic alliances. Use new ‘Cross Promotion’ and partnering techniques to facilitate more effective marketing. Create promotional tools and systems to enhance your success in the marketplace. Harness the brainpower of your own Success Team... and more! This is an engaging session that will help profitably explode your business, sales, or career.

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Speaking For Success

A primer for interpersonal communications and powerful presentation skills

Your ability to succeed in life or business is leveraged on your ability to effectively communicate your ideas orally or in writing. Your ability to climb the corporate ladder is directly dependent on these skills. This pro-active program, led by an award-winning, internationally accredited speaker, can give you solid skills and the understanding of what it takes to be an effective communicator. Enhance your communication abilities by applying proven ideas and success tools. Uncover innovative ideas and secrets from North America's finest communicators and speaking professionals. Overcome your fear of speaking and tap into your real power to connect and persuade an audience, team or customer to follow your lead. Discover how to accurately organize and powerfully convey your thoughts. Explore how to dramatically increase your chances of being promoted, increase sales and enhance your career. Successfully apply your enhanced communication skills as leadership, sales and negotiation tools.

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Think Beyond the FIRST Sale

The secret to profitable sustainable business and sales growth is to THINK 'beyond' the first sale to the long-term mutually profitable relationship.

Success in a business/sales based environment has changed over the past decade. Those who succeed do so by looking and working toward the life time value of their clients. Setting specific goals to create momentum and growth. Leverage your time for increased face-to-face client interaction. Learn how to create reasons for people to engage and buy from you and attract more clients through cross promotion. Learn 25 tactical pre-call questions and those questions that help mutually close the deal. Engage the client in creating the solution they need and will buy. Apply proactive steps to avoid price objections. Generate increased business/sales by asking the right questions to the right (ideal) clients. Specific tips to enhance your sales, build your business, and increase your profits. Getting great product reviews and repeat business by turning clients into fans and champions.

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In addition to the above creative keynotes and innovative, education-based, training programs, Bob offers sales and leadership training and coaching. He offers additional programs (not listed above) as in-house or on-going training on a local or contract basis.or information on Bob’s leadership coaching and training
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  • Customized keynotes and education-based, results focused training programs also available.
  • Programs will be tailored to meet your audience needs and time requirements.
  • Companion workbooks, (books in some cases) success systems, and resource materials are available for all programs.
  • Idea filled articles and newsletters and other tools are available to reinforce program materials.

Bob has created a special section to help you host and plan a successful event. (Click on link to get your own copy.)

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"Feedback from the store managers, and directly from customers… were entirely enthusiastic. Their remarks and words of appreciation have made it obvious that everyone who participated in your courses benefited enormously from your intelligence and insights. Your energy, creativity, and ability to communicate effectively - especially with such a diverse audience and under conditions that are so noticeably less than ideal - make your efforts all the more impressive and praiseworthy.

I know, as do all of those that I work with at Chapters, just how indebted we are to you. ... you have made it possible for me to provide a program that is of real benefit to the public - and you have made the task of organizing and implementing this program pure pleasure.”

Suzy Okun, Event Coordinator, Chapters/Indigo Bookstores

Protect your conference investment – successfully leverage your corporate (education) training dollars! Equip and motivate your leaders and teams to succeed!

Engage Bob ‘Idea Man’ Hooey and his innovative Ideas At Work! for your next (educational) training
or employee motivation event.
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848-8407 (toll free North America)


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