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Bob Gray

Shows You How to Untapp Your Memory Potential To Increase Sales in Business

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Bob Gray: Shows You How to Untapp Your Memory Potential To Increase Sales in Business

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Bob Gray, now a motivational keynote speaker and memory expert, discovered his first memory technique when he was seven. He was given a magic book that showed him how to remember a twenty-item list. Shortly thereafter he was called on to ‘do the memory trick’ at family parties and gatherings.

Encouraged by praise at home, he began to find memory techniques could have a valuable role in other aspects of his life. With a little ingenuity, he adapted the ‘memory trick’ to help him with his work at school. The reward was a significant rise in his grades.

Years later, Bob immigrated to Canada from his native England. At the time he was working as an entertainer, and he had to prove to Immigration that he wasn’t taking a job away from a Canadian. As the Immigration authority quickly learned, he wasn’t taking a job away from anyone else in the world! Traveling and entertaining under the stage name of ‘Backwards Bob the Memory Man,’ Bob demonstrated the unique abilities that have netted him a place in the ‘Guinness Book of World Records’ and a recent appearance on ‘Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.’

For the first several years after arriving in Canada, he traveled throughout North America, appearing in Comedy Clubs, Colleges and Universities, where he demonstrated his unique abilities in front of tens of thousands of people. Soon however, he decided to take a break from the road and entered the business world. Starting in the Fitness Industry, he quickly found that by adapting the memory techniques he had been studying and developing over the years, he was able to move ahead in his career faster than he or anyone else had expected. From never losing track of detailed information, to remembering everything about his many clients, including not only their names and occupations, but also the names of their family members, their birthdays, hobbies and fitness goals, he got the job done with confidence and ease. Along with making a lot of new friends, Bob saw the sales retention of his company increase by 13% in the first year alone.

After teaching his memory techniques to his own sales staff, with highly acclaimed results, there was a phenomenal demand for him to teach his systems to other companies and organizations. At one point, he was invited to share his techniques at a national fitness convention. Because he incorporated his unique brand of humour and the incredible abilities he had developed in his stage days, his presentation was an instant success. From then on, there was no looking back. Bob was again doing what he loved. He was performing. Only this time, he also had the satisfaction of knowing that he was educating his audience as much as – if not more than – entertaining them.

A recognized authority on memory systems, Bob has spent the last twenty five years traveling the globe entertaining, keynote speaking, and training corporations, governments and associations to adapt memory systems for their particular needs. He has developed a series of sales oriented personal development keynotes and workshops, which have been popular on six continents, as well as writing the best selling book “Right Brain Rapid Recall“.

When Bob is not presenting or developing his memory systems, he is an avid golfer and enjoys playing squash and blues piano. He resides outside of Toronto with his wife and their daughter who has been memorizing a list of twenty items at family parties since she was six. Bob also enjoys setting new records for the people at Guinness, and is currently training himself for ‘Speed Calendar Memorization,’ another mental feat he is happy to teach to interested parties.

His many TV appearances include, ‘Ripley’s Believe It Or Not,’ ABC Regis Philbin, NBC Today Show, CBC, Britain’s BBC 1 and the Steve Harvey Show.
[Face] to Face
Network Like a Millionaire and Never Forget a Name

(90 Minute Keynote • Fun interactive keynote)

You will love networking after this. With this version of his 90 minute keynote, workshop or concurrent session, Bob is able to share the #1 memory problem in business today – how to recall clients’ names.

How often have you bumped into clients, or customers, or someone you know but can’t remember his name, or hers? Socially, this can be embarrassing, and in business, it can be disastrous. With our lives already so hectic, and the number of people who are important to us increasing every day, we need an instant and easy way to keep each and every one of them active in our memory. The sweetest sound to someone is the sound of his or her own name. By recalling a correct name, especially after only one introduction, you will not only engage and flatter its owner, but you will be remembered for your thoughtful interest.

In his amusing, unusual and empowering presentation, Bob reveals a wonderful method to easily recall and store into memory the names of new friends and business acquaintances. Having been taught the system, participants are quickly and easily able to recall both first and last names of several new acquaintances as they are introduced during the presentation. It’s a hilarious system that will have the audience in hysterics… and it works!

[Experience] the Power of Connections
Accelerate Your Memory Into Rapid Recall

(60 Minute Keynote • Fun with walk-away value)

Take your connections to the next level. In this presentation, Bob reveals the untapped memory potential in each of us.

Bob delivers two incredibly powerful memory demonstrations, which never fail to astonish. After entertaining the audience with his own memory, he enriches their minds by teaching the hilarious and practical ‘Chain’ system. (A system dating all the way back to ancient Greece, which is an invaluable tool for memorizing speeches, presentations lists, complex equations and more!)

Members of the audience always leave grinning and eager to test their new skills. Watch them practice recall at conferences, on the road, at home, and at the office.

Are you ready to accelerate you memory into rapid recall? The skills lie a short keynote away.

[Master] Class
Half- or Full-day Session, All Techniques Covered

(Half or Full Day Session • Fun interactive workshop)

Master class: memory’s best kept secret. In this half- or full-day workshop Bob will introduce the group to four major memory systems. Expanding on his ninety-minute keynote, he will introduce them to the Peg System and The Phonetic Index. This session can be customized to support your sales team.

The Peg System gives the student the ability to memorize schedules, calendars, meetings, feature lists and rules and regulations. It is one of the easiest time savers you’ll ever learn.

The Phonetic Index, was developed over three hundred years ago and is often considered to be the single most powerful memory system ever devised. Yet, until now, has been known by only a handful of scholars and experts. Bob retrieved the Phonetic Index from history’s dustbin, revamped it, and made it directly applicable for today’s business leaders. This system gives the user the ability to recall the biggest stumper of them all – numerical information. On a basic level, the Phonetic Index makes the memorization of phone numbers and serial numbers as easy as smiling. Using it in conjunction with some of Bob’s other techniques, it becomes a valuable resource, allowing the student to recall deep banks of information. As an example of this, Bob demonstrates how he himself has memorized the capitals, population and square mileage of every nation on earth, as well as the major world events for every year of the twentieth century. In the workshops, groups never fail to amaze themselves by memorizing, both forwards and in reverse, a randomly generated thirty-digit number. It is an exercise that shows the incredible, untapped potential in each of us.

When common memory lapses occur, it not only leads to frustration, embarrassment and lost credibility… it carries a negative image. Conversely, an excellent memory conveys the image of success and of someone who is in control.

Imagine the impression you’ll make when you are able to immediately recall the names of clients, their interests and hobbies; quote prices and product numbers; keep business appointments and deliver presentations, all without ever having to refer to notes or other sources. A trained memory is a business asset attainable by everyone. Bob Gray can make this happen for you at your next convention or meeting. A strong believer that having fun creates the best learning environment, Bob’s gregarious style make the teaching process seem like recreation.

Bob Gray is a Funny Motivational Speaker that delivers phenomenal keynotes, presentations, and workshops tailored to suit your meeting or conference agenda.  Funny, unique and interactive in his entertaining keynotes and workshops, Bob reveals the untapped potential in each of us. His empowering systems and their many applications in the business world give participants immediate ‘walk away’ value.  As a leading Keynote speaker, Bob Gray speaks across The United States, Canada and the globe delighting audiences everywhere. His audiences have ranged from small intimate groups of 25 to Conference Keynotes to 3500 across six continents.

With a focus on adding value to your unique business, Bob is a motivational keynote speaker that imparts practical techniques that benefit his audience both socially and in business.

His topic of improving memory can impart practical lessons and key tactics that are proven to impact business performance and personal success. When choosing a motivational keynote speaker, it’s important to select based on the speaker’s ability to inject energy into the room, as well as provide a meaningful opportunity to improve oneself. Bob Gray offers both of these with stage presence, humor, and lasting impact. When selecting your motivational keynote speaker, contact Bob Gray to find out how he can deliver a unique interactive and humorous start, close or lunch presentation for your conference.

As a conference speaker, Bob Gray delivers a performance that adds to the day’s unique content as well as offering a motivational keynote to keep audiences in rapt attention, be it an opening or closing Conference Keynote, lunch Conference Keynote or a spousal program.

A top keynote speaker across all industries, Bob Gray’s keynote presentations on memory can be applied to both business as well as personal growth. An excellent memory conveys the image of success and of someone who is in control. And who wouldn’t want a skill to convey that?

Imagine the impression you’ll make when you are able to immediately recall the names of all your clients, their interests and hobbies; quote prices and product numbers; keep business appointments and deliver presentations, all without ever having to refer to notes or other sources. A trained memory is a business asset attainable by everyone.

A conference keynote speaker should be able to set the tone and retain (or sometimes regain) interest from the audience. Bob engages the audience with both humor and elicits ‘wow’s from his demonstrations on memory applications. Totally interactive, fun and the audience walks away with tangible skills that can be used both professionally and socially.
"Thank you for your outstanding presentation to our top advisors at our President’s Conference in Rome Italy.  Our senior executives and attendees were all in agreement that you did an outstanding job, not often do we see a standing ovation for a guest speaker. You are without a doubt one of the best presenters we have had."

"Backwards, forwards, upside down or sideways, whichever way you look at it, your involvement in our Tri-region meeting was fantastic.  We had hoped you would provide an entertaining lift to the activities, something to lighten the atmosphere a bit. You did this so effectively. But more than that you gave our representatives a meaningful message that they can use everyday to add value for clients.  Thank you Bob. You were the highlight of our conference. You far exceeded our expectations. Every evaluation form gave you a 10."
Investors Group Insurance Services

"I wanted to let you know how much your 90-minute presentation meant to our conference. We are a marketing group that really needs to know the techniques to remember names, dates and lots of numbers. Your technique to teach a much-needed skill was fun and educational. You have a real ability to hold the crowd and keep them wanting more."
Du Pont

"Your presentation was extremely entertaining and one of the most educational business seminars we have experienced. The Account Managers have all responded enthusiastically to their newfound abilities pertaining to recall of names and faces. Our Vice President of marketing was right on the money when he suggested that “this training should have been mandatory before the Account Manager’s received their personal computers!”

"Your memory techniques were amazing and the way you showed us how to apply them was humorous and effective. The comments that I have received from our participants have been outstanding. Your enthusiasm spread across the audience like wildfire!  I would not hesitate to recommend you as a speaker to anyone who is looking for an exceptional and outstanding person like yourself. The success of our congress could not have been the same without you."
Great West Life

"One of the challenges we face, on a Friday afternoon after a long week, is providing a session that can teach a unique skill in an entertaining environment. I can truly say your workshop did both. You provided tangible memory skills our sales force can use, as well as, the laughter and entertainment that made the afternoon enjoyable."
Canada Life Assurance Company

"It was a great pleasure working with you. Performing six times in two days is very difficult, yet you did it, with “style and grace”. Spending two entire days with a speaker allows me to see if they have an “off switch”. I am pleased to say you do not…I am truly impressed."
The Boeing Company
AC Delco
General Motors
Project Management Inst. PMI
Litton Systems
Northrop Grumman
Bell Canada
Hilton Hotels Corporation
Halifax Insurance
Manulife Financial
Istar Financial
Partners in Planning
Equinox Financial Group
Credit Union Central of Saskatchewan
Credit Union Organizational Support
Matrix Financial Corporation
Farmers Insurance Group
The Investment Group
Ontario Hospital Association
Canadian Standards Association
Mechanical Contractors Association ofCanada
Alberta Home Builders Association
Electrical Utilities Safety Association ofOntario
Canadian Gas Association
Canadian Snack Food Association
Pennsylvania Dental Assoc.
Rhode Island Dental Assoc.
Snohomish County Dental Society
S. Carolina Dental Assoc.
Wisconsin Dental Assoc.
Ontario Dental Assoc.