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Ty Bennett is one of the youngest ever recipients to become a Certified Speaking Professional, the benchmark for the best speakers in the world that only 5% of professional speakers ever receive. Achievement at a young age is nothing new for Ty, who started a direct sales business with his brother Scott at the age of 21; before the decade was out the company was bringing in $20 million in revenue. Since then, while still engaged in entrepreneurship through a multimillion dollar sales organization, he has personally assisted the development of more than 500 sales managers across the world in 37 countries.

Founder of Leadership Inc, Ty uses his real-world experience as a very successful leader to give his audiences the secrets of his practical and applicable techniques that have brought about his success. His roster of blue-chip clients has included Coca-Cola, Subway, Wounded Warrior Project, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Remax.

Ty has written two bestselling books, The Power of Influence and The Power of Storytelling: The Art of Influential Communication, both of which are widely used on graduate courses in some of the most prestigious universities in the country, including MIT.

Ty takes complex ideas and makes them simple. Using the disciplines of leadership, Ty discusses real techniques for success, while remaining a good guy. His down to earth style has made him a popular speaker worldwide and he has shared the stage with President Clinton, President Bush, and numerous celebrities and Olympians.

Ty brings a youthful voice to his engagements - covering topics such as leadership, employee relations, and management skills. His books are used to teach graduate courses at universities, including MIT and at just 32 years old he has won the coveted Certified Speaking Association Designation-an honor shared by less than 5% of certified speakers.

Full Profile

When Ty was 21 years old, he and his brother Scott started a business in direct sales, which they built to over $20 million in annual revenue while still in their twenties. Since that time, he has developed over 500 sales managers globally with sales and leadership in 37 countries. As a young entrepreneur, Ty continues to engage his team’s focus to grow sales. He uses the power of influence and storytelling to get buy-in to the vision of growing their multimillion-dollar sales organization.

With a natural ability to engage and empower others, Ty draws on his experience in the trenches to share real and tangible techniques about the principles of leadership that continue to create his success. The founder of Leadership Inc., who has been featured as one of the Top 40 Under 40, Ty is a young fresh voice providing interactive presentations that are engaging, dynamic and inspiring.

His clients include some of the most recognizable brands in the world such as: Coca-Cola, Subway, Wounded Warrior Project, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Remax. Ty has shared the stage with celebrities, Olympians and world-renowned thought leaders such as President Bush and President Clinton.

Ty’s best-selling books – The Power of Influence and The Power of Storytelling: The Art of Influential Communication – are used in graduate courses at multiple universities including MIT, as today’s version of “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”

In June 2014, Ty Bennett received the CSP Designation. At just 32 years of age he is one of the youngest ever to receive the award in the shortest amount of time. Less than 5% of speakers earn the CSP honor.

Ty lives in Utah with his wife Sarah, daughters Andie and Lizzy and sons Tanner and Drew.

Ty Bennett ON Speaking Back to top


I teach sales and leadership groups how to develop more influence with their clients, customers and teams. I want them to learn specific strategies and techniques that they can apply when they walk out the door that are going to make them more influential in their leadership roles.

SPEAKING.COM: What do you want people to learn / take away from your presentations?

BENNETT: I teach sales and leadership groups how to develop more influence with their clients, customers and teams. I want them to learn specific strategies and techniques that they can apply when they walk out the door that are going to make them more influential in their leadership roles. I also want them to come away inspired to take action and make a bigger impact.

SPEAKING.COM: What kind of special prep work do you do prior to an event? How to you prepare for your speaking engagements?

BENNETT: I do my own research on the company and then we have an in depth call with the event team to discuss the theme, key messages, agenda, purpose of the event as well as the struggles, success and triumphs of the team. Depending on the group, I often do calls to top leaders or key individuals to discuss further what they are dealing with on a daily basis. That entire prep works allows me to customize to each group.

SPEAKING.COM: Have you had any particularly memorable speaking engagements / unusual situations arise while on the road?

BENNETT: I think the life of a road warrior is always fun and memorable :-). I had a really cool situation last week that sticks out. I was traveling home from a speaking engagement and I looked across the aisle on the airplane and the gentleman across from me was reading my book! I said, "What book is that?" He held it up and said, "The Power of Influence." I asked if it was good and he said, "I like it so far." I said, "Good, because I wrote it." He was shocked and I had to show him my headshot on the last page for him to believe me.

SPEAKING.COM: What types of audiences would most benefit from your message?

BENNETT: I primarily speak to sales and leadership groups. Those that are entrenched in the people business and want to increase their influence are the perfect groups for my message.

SPEAKING.COM: What inspired you to start doing speaking engagements?

I have had great experience in business that has given me key insights and I have a desire to impact the most people possible. So it is a perfect fit.

BENNETT: This is hard to explain but it is what I feel like I am meant to do. I have a talent for speaking, I have had great experience in business that has given me key insights and I have a desire to impact the most people possible. So it is a perfect fit.

SPEAKING.COM: Which of your keynote topics are the most popular? Which of your keynote speeches do you enjoy the most and why?

BENNETT:
• Partnership Is The New Leadership
• The Power of Influence
• The Power of Storytelling

I enjoy each of these three speeches for different reasons.

Partnership Is The New Leadership (which has become my most popular speech) is a total shift in approach and mindset for leaders. It gets them thinking about leadership in a new way and allows me to share relevant case studies and techniques of today's most effective leaders.

In The Power of Influence I share great strategies to build influential relationships that work for both salespeople and leaders. I also get to share some great inspiration in this speech.

And The Power of Storytelling is very hands on, breaking down techniques that can help sales people share their story more effectively. I love feeling as though I have taught a skill set.

SPEAKING.COM: What are some of the successes you've helped clients make?

BENNETT: On the sales side, I have many testimonials about the increase in sales that have come as a result of my sessions. On the leadership, what I typically hear about is the change in culture that begins with the change in the leaders who attend my speech.


Ty Bennett Speaker Videos Back to top

Storytelling Workshop


In this “Storytelling Workshop”, Ty explains, “As we influence people they are attracted to us”. By connecting with an audience through creative storytelling, the audience begins to relate to us as a person as well as our product or company. Giving your business a personal face creates a comfort zone for your audience.

“When you are interested you do what is convenient. When you are committed, you do whatever it takes”. Ty Bennett tells the story of traveling on a train in a sleeper car through Russia with a family he didn’t know and how being in that awkward situation helped him decide what was important to him: the value of commitment over interest.

Speaking Demo Video


Ty Bennett draws on his own experience in the trenches and his consulting work with powerful brands to share with audiences insight into leadership that works. “Passion means you’re willing to suffer for something you love. Leaders who lack passion have followers who lack commitment. Why would anyone follow you as their leader?” he asks.

Bennett talks about the results of his survey of 5,000 leaders (featured in his new book and presentation Partnership is the New Leadership) and the word that showed up the most when he asked leaders what they wanted from their employees: commitment. “You want your people to be committed,” he says. “But people are not committed to jobs or companies. What drives commitment is leadership; people are drawn to people.”

Partnership is the New Leadership


Leadership expert Ty Bennett shares with his audience the conclusions he has drawn from his intense in-depth research of over 5000 leaders. He tells his audience, “The survey consisted of one simple question; the question was this, as a leader, what do you want from your people? Over 75% of leaders surveyed replied with one single word, commitment."

Ty explains the crucial point which so many leaders miss when they are looking for commitment: “Here's the key, people are not committed to jobs, they're not committed to companies, ultimately, people are committed to people. It's people and relationships that engender trust, that engender respect, that create accountability and ultimately commitment."

It is Ty's thesis that the old ways of leadership have to be changed if leadership is to become truly effective. He explains, “The old way of leadership was based on position, title and authority. You and I both know that people don't follow titles, they follow people, and so think about it, if you and I want commitment out of our people we need to approach leadership in a different way."

Leadership Speaker Ty Bennett Shares his Russian Train Story



Speeches / Speaking Engagements Back to top


Ty Bennett’s seminars focus on leadership, influence and what leaders want from their people-commitment. Ty shares his insights into what keeps people committed to a company. He talks about building relationships and the importance of communication and how these tools will increase your influence and engagement.

Ty’s programs also highlight the value of storytelling and creating an emotional relationship with clients. He stresses the importance of creativity and standing out among your peers as ways of becoming relatable to your audience.

Sharing his tried and tested strategies and techniques which are guaranteed to increase the productivity and commitment of your employees and colleagues, Ty Bennett offers a series of presentations which focus on partnership, influence, storytelling and presentation.

It is Ty's belief that all business is the business of people, and that you can be trained to have a greater influence over them. He puts forward a roadmap for engaging with your people by being interested in them, not trying to be interesting yourself; his message that you should be investing in your people will lead to significant improvements within your teams.

A sales expert, Ty knows all there is to know about storytelling as a communication and sales strategy. He explains how to choose your stories so that they will engage the emotion and attention of your intended market; once you have engaged the emotional and creative side of the brain your chances of sales are massively increased.

Partnership is the New Leadership
Over the last five years a survey of more than 5000 leaders asked one question​…w​hat do you want from your people?​ ​The answer was consistently​…commitment. The Power of Influence_front cover What builds commitment is the leader’s approach to building relationships, providing value, creating buy-in and communicating with influence. Using case studies of leaders and organizations whose culture and growth is built through partnership​-​based leadership, Ty Bennett’s ​talks ​share​ proven strategies and techniques to increase the commitment of your people.
​Takeaways include:
Specific ways to provide value that create influence
How to use stories to communicate a vision that people commit to
Keys to building relationships that last

The Power of Influence
Objective: Increase your influence and engagement
Regardless of the type of company, or the role you play in it, you are in the business of people. Because of that, great leadership is the driving force behind growing your business. Based on his highly rated book, The Power of Influence, Ty shares his philosophies and tools for increasing your influence and impact as a leader. How do you become a good leader? Through influence. How do you become a great leader? By using influence and integrity to engage and inspire others.
Learning Outcomes:
What leadership is all about
Skills for becoming “interested” not “interesting”
How to practice the Platinum Rule
Specific ways to invest in your people
Ty’s humorous, insightful and interactive presentation will send attendees home as better leaders-making for better and more profitable businesses.

The Power of Storytelling
Objective: Selling or leading through storytelling
In this program, Ty teaches the art of storytelling as a key communication and sales strategy. He provides attendees with the mindset, skill set and toolset to sell effectively through storytelling.
People love stories. More importantly, stories engage emotion which prompts people to respond, take action or buy your products. We are all in the people business. We are all communicators. We are all involved in selling products, services, ideas. Storytelling is the most influential form of communication because we’re all emotional creatures.
We’ve heard the saying: “people buy based on emotion.” The truth is people take action based on emotion. The underlying principle behind storytelling is that it’s not about you; it’s about the other person. Showing them how your story impacts them and how it pertains to their life creates an influential impact in the sales decision.
Ty’s Key Messages:
· Humanize your message: make a human connection instead of trying to sell your product
· Create the balance between credibility and relatability: buy into the idea that business is about relationships
· Engage the emotional, creative side of the brain: people buy from you because they know and trust you; let them in so they like and trust you
· Begin a conversation…not about you, about them: ask specifically you-focused questions
· Tell the story: everybody struggles with the same challenges…hook them with a struggle and you help them with a solution.
Learning Outcomes:
· The science of storytelling
· The 5 places to use stories

Present Like A Pro
Objective: engage, relate, influence through presenting
You know your material, you are an expert in your field and are up to date on essential information, however…
How do you make it your own?
How do you get clients to engage in your presentation?
How do you stand out among your peers?
Join keynote speaker Ty Bennett to learn The Power of Influential Presentations.
Learning Outcomes:
Explain complex ideas in simple, understandable ways
Share stories that make your presentation real and emotionally moving
Use metaphors that make your material tangible
Present in the way your audience wants to hear
Tie your presentation to the motivational triggers that move your prospects to do business with you



Ty Bennett Speaker Testimonials Back to top

“The feedback from our attendees was the best received/highest rated on a keynote speaker ever!”
– DeMarcio Slaughter | Senior Manager, Sage Hospitality

“It was as if you were not a corporate motivational speaker, but instead a member of our team …”
– Camille Chavez | Director of Training, Farmerboys Food Inc.

"I look forward to working with you on future events for our group and would eagerly recommend you to others looking for the “best conference ever!”
– Brian Tyndall | Local Sales Manager, Midwest Family Broadcasting, Inc.

“I was particularly impressed at how he related his message directly to our audience of financial advisors.”
– Ed Slott | Founder of Ed Slott’s elite IRA Advisor Group

“He really got to know our culture and provided leadership development skills that our managers could immediately use to grow our people.”
– The Team at Tijuana Flats

“Our President came to me after you spoke and thanked me for inviting you. He said that you ‘exceeded expectations”
– Jay Bunkowske | Smokey Bones Director, Training & Operations

“You have great skill for presenting to a variety of individuals from various educational and business backgrounds … I would definitely recommend you to other business schools.”
– Kristal Kareh, MBA | Associate Director U of U School of Business

“We would absolutely recommend Ty for any event! He was phenomenal!”
– Paparazzi Accessories

“The feedback from our audience was extremely positive and we heard consistently that he was the best speaker we had ever hired. In fact, we conducted a survey and our organization voted to have him back again this year!”
– Gary Turnidge | Subway Inland Development NW

“We had Ty Bennett as the closing speaker at our national conference. Everyone left that day feeling energized. I believe everyone was impressed with Ty’s personable style and helping us all to start thinking outside the box in today’s difficult climate. We have had tough changes in the healthcare industry lately and Ty’s perspective and humor helped. I hope to have the opportunity to hear Ty again. He was terrific!”
– Kelli Katlin | Blue Cross Blue Shield




Exclusive Interview with Ty Bennett

Companies who embody storytelling, preach storytelling and train their people to do it effectively are thriving.
Ty Bennett discusses:
    • Some of the main challenges and opportunities faced today by leaders.
    • How organizations can embrace storytelling as a communication and sales strategy.
    • Tips for building relationships that last.

* Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.

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“The feedback from our attendees was the best received/highest rated on a keynote speaker ever!”
– DeMarcio Slaughter | Senior Manager, Sage Hospitality

“It was as if you were not a corporate motivational speaker, but instead a member of our team …”
– Camille Chavez | Director of Training, Farmerboys Food Inc.

"I look forward to working with you on future events for our group and would eagerly recommend you to others looking for the “best conference ever!”
– Brian Tyndall | Local Sales Manager, Midwest Family Broadcasting, Inc.

“I was particularly impressed at how he related his message directly to our audience of financial advisors.”
– Ed Slott | Founder of Ed Slott’s elite IRA Advisor Group

“He really got to know our culture and provided leadership development skills that our managers could immediately use to grow our people.”
– The Team at Tijuana Flats

“Our President came to me after you spoke and thanked me for inviting you. He said that you ‘exceeded expectations”
– Jay Bunkowske | Smokey Bones Director, Training & Operations

“You have great skill for presenting to a variety of individuals from various educational and business backgrounds … I would definitely recommend you to other business schools.”
– Kristal Kareh, MBA | Associate Director U of U School of Business

“We would absolutely recommend Ty for any event! He was phenomenal!”
– Paparazzi Accessories

“The feedback from our audience was extremely positive and we heard consistently that he was the best speaker we had ever hired. In fact, we conducted a survey and our organization voted to have him back again this year!”
– Gary Turnidge | Subway Inland Development NW

“We had Ty Bennett as the closing speaker at our national conference. Everyone left that day feeling energized. I believe everyone was impressed with Ty’s personable style and helping us all to start thinking outside the box in today’s difficult climate. We have had tough changes in the healthcare industry lately and Ty’s perspective and humor helped. I hope to have the opportunity to hear Ty again. He was terrific!”
– Kelli Katlin | Blue Cross Blue Shield


Partnership is the New Leadership
Over the last five years a survey of more than 5000 leaders asked one question​…w​hat do you want from your people?​ ​The answer was consistently​…commitment. The Power of Influence_front cover What builds commitment is the leader’s approach to building relationships, providing value, creating buy-in and communicating with influence. Using case studies of leaders and organizations whose culture and growth is built through partnership​-​based leadership, Ty Bennett’s ​talks ​share​ proven strategies and techniques to increase the commitment of your people.
​Takeaways include:
Specific ways to provide value that create influence
How to use stories to communicate a vision that people commit to
Keys to building relationships that last

The Power of Influence
Objective: Increase your influence and engagement
Regardless of the type of company, or the role you play in it, you are in the business of people. Because of that, great leadership is the driving force behind growing your business. Based on his highly rated book, The Power of Influence, Ty shares his philosophies and tools for increasing your influence and impact as a leader. How do you become a good leader? Through influence. How do you become a great leader? By using influence and integrity to engage and inspire others.
Learning Outcomes:
What leadership is all about
Skills for becoming “interested” not “interesting”
How to practice the Platinum Rule
Specific ways to invest in your people
Ty’s humorous, insightful and interactive presentation will send attendees home as better leaders-making for better and more profitable businesses.

The Power of Storytelling
Objective: Selling or leading through storytelling
In this program, Ty teaches the art of storytelling as a key communication and sales strategy. He provides attendees with the mindset, skill set and toolset to sell effectively through storytelling.
People love stories. More importantly, stories engage emotion which prompts people to respond, take action or buy your products. We are all in the people business. We are all communicators. We are all involved in selling products, services, ideas. Storytelling is the most influential form of communication because we’re all emotional creatures.
We’ve heard the saying: “people buy based on emotion.” The truth is people take action based on emotion. The underlying principle behind storytelling is that it’s not about you; it’s about the other person. Showing them how your story impacts them and how it pertains to their life creates an influential impact in the sales decision.
Ty’s Key Messages:
· Humanize your message: make a human connection instead of trying to sell your product
· Create the balance between credibility and relatability: buy into the idea that business is about relationships
· Engage the emotional, creative side of the brain: people buy from you because they know and trust you; let them in so they like and trust you
· Begin a conversation…not about you, about them: ask specifically you-focused questions
· Tell the story: everybody struggles with the same challenges…hook them with a struggle and you help them with a solution.
Learning Outcomes:
· The science of storytelling
· The 5 places to use stories

Present Like A Pro
Objective: engage, relate, influence through presenting
You know your material, you are an expert in your field and are up to date on essential information, however…
How do you make it your own?
How do you get clients to engage in your presentation?
How do you stand out among your peers?
Join keynote speaker Ty Bennett to learn The Power of Influential Presentations.
Learning Outcomes:
Explain complex ideas in simple, understandable ways
Share stories that make your presentation real and emotionally moving
Use metaphors that make your material tangible
Present in the way your audience wants to hear
Tie your presentation to the motivational triggers that move your prospects to do business with you


Storytelling Workshop


In this “Storytelling Workshop”, Ty explains, “As we influence people they are attracted to us”. By connecting with an audience through creative storytelling, the audience begins to relate to us as a person as well as our product or company. Giving your business a personal face creates a comfort zone for your audience.

“When you are interested you do what is convenient. When you are committed, you do whatever it takes”. Ty Bennett tells the story of traveling on a train in a sleeper car through Russia with a family he didn’t know and how being in that awkward situation helped him decide what was important to him: the value of commitment over interest.

Speaking Demo Video


Ty Bennett draws on his own experience in the trenches and his consulting work with powerful brands to share with audiences insight into leadership that works. “Passion means you’re willing to suffer for something you love. Leaders who lack passion have followers who lack commitment. Why would anyone follow you as their leader?” he asks.

Bennett talks about the results of his survey of 5,000 leaders (featured in his new book and presentation Partnership is the New Leadership) and the word that showed up the most when he asked leaders what they wanted from their employees: commitment. “You want your people to be committed,” he says. “But people are not committed to jobs or companies. What drives commitment is leadership; people are drawn to people.”

Partnership is the New Leadership


Leadership expert Ty Bennett shares with his audience the conclusions he has drawn from his intense in-depth research of over 5000 leaders. He tells his audience, “The survey consisted of one simple question; the question was this, as a leader, what do you want from your people? Over 75% of leaders surveyed replied with one single word, commitment."

Ty explains the crucial point which so many leaders miss when they are looking for commitment: “Here's the key, people are not committed to jobs, they're not committed to companies, ultimately, people are committed to people. It's people and relationships that engender trust, that engender respect, that create accountability and ultimately commitment."

It is Ty's thesis that the old ways of leadership have to be changed if leadership is to become truly effective. He explains, “The old way of leadership was based on position, title and authority. You and I both know that people don't follow titles, they follow people, and so think about it, if you and I want commitment out of our people we need to approach leadership in a different way."

Leadership Speaker Ty Bennett Shares his Russian Train Story



Ty Bennett on Leadership and Storytelling

By Ty Bennett

Achievement at a young age is nothing new for Ty, who started a direct sales business with his brother Scott at the age of 21; before the decade was out the company was bringing in $20 million in revenue. Since then, while still engaged in entrepreneurship through a multimillion dollar sales organization, he has personally ... more

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