Management and Marketing Expert; Went From Garbage Collector to Wall Street Exec
Rising from garbage collector to Wall Street executive, Alan Parisse uses his diverse life experience to deliver relevant messages on leadership, sales, and cycles of change to executives, managers, marketing and sales teams throughout the world. Alan’s audiences benefit from his sound business judgment, hard won expertise and practical solutions for dealing with reversals and…
Rising from garbage collector to Wall Street executive, Alan Parisse uses his diverse life experience to deliver relevant messages on leadership, sales, and cycles of change to executives, managers, marketing and sales teams throughout the world. Alan’s audiences benefit from his sound business judgment, hard won expertise and practical solutions for dealing with reversals and taking full advantage of booms.
Combining insight and wit to penetrate the complexities of today’s marketplace, Alan Parisse has been a guest lecturer at the Stanford Business School, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Business, UCLA Graduate School of Management and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. He has shared the platform with former President Gerald Ford, political consultant James Carville, former Secretary of Defense William Cohen, the late Senator Barry Goldwater, radio personality Paul Harvey and talk show host Larry King.
The first and only speaker to come out of the investment business to be inducted into the National Speakers Association’s Hall of Fame, Alan Parisse’s expertise, consistency, and preparedness led Successful Meetings Magazine to name Alan “One of the Top 21 Speakers for the 21st Century”. An accomplished author, Parisse’s ideas have been quoted in numerous business publications, including: The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and Barron’s.
Alan has written and co-authored numerous books and audio programs including his latest book Questions Great Advisors Ask. Others are: This Is Your Time, Taking Charge–Lessons in Leadership, The Great Salesperson audio set, 101 Best Marketing Ideas and The Real Estate Investment Pocket Guide.
Alan Parisse’s articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Executive Excellence, Advisor Today, Medical Product Sales, Life Insurance Selling, Financial Planning Magazine, Pharmaceutical Representative, The Stanger Investment Advisor, The Real Estate Review and The Bank Investment Representative.
Now a lifetime away from his garbage collection days, Alan’s works with the very best in financial services, health care, real estate, technology and more. Alan Parisse is the proven master, making lasting contributions to companies and industries undergoing major transitions throughout the world.
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Prospering Through Cycles
Our reaction to tough times can be more of a burden than the true challenges we face. In this penetrating program Alan demonstrates why This is your time, not despite the challenges, but because of them. He provides a clear rationale to stop concentrating on the negatives.
Your team leaves ready to shift into high gear, optimize processes and find opportunities for future growth and success.
New Face of a Leader
No one knows for certain how to lead anymore. Fast history and unrestrained communications have sapped the traditional sources of leadership authority. Today’s leaders must let go of the past, re-evaluate their style, and master next generation sources of influence.
In this substantive and stimulating presentation, Alan arms leaders with the understanding needed to set a fresh and fulfilling path to the future.
Secrets of Successful Presentations
“Where did he go? The conversation over lunch was fascinating. Yet the instant he stood up to present, he turned into just another boring robot!”
Most speaker programs are designed to “raise the floor.” They make unacceptable speakers acceptable. That’s why so many speakers sound similar, look alike and use the same PowerPoint.
Audiences want authenticity. They want the person from lunch to present — and do it professionally.
In this series, Alan steers clear of manufacturing speaker clones. Instead, he focuses on “removing the ceiling.” That why past participants describe this program as the “gift that keeps giving.”
Formats include keynote speeches, half and full day programs, individual coaching and Alan’s premier offering: The Speaking Intensive.
Presentations Especially for Financial Advisors
Questions Great Financial Advisors Ask
What’s the secret sauce of great advisors?
Great Advisors ask the right questions, listen to the answers and use their clients success as their measure of achievement.
Based on one of the 10 Must-Read Books for Advisors, this presentation reveals the questions great advisors ask to boost money under management, increase average account size and create clients for life.
The Doctor of Sales
“Nothing happens until the patient swallows the pill.” Doctors know they need our cooperation in caring for our physical health. That’s why the best doctors follow the Rules of Selling. They do it so naturally that even they don’t know they are selling, but they are. When they tell us what to do, we are highly likely to do it.
To care for their clients’ financial health, advisors must do the same. Expertise isn’t enough. Professionals have to sell themselves and their ideas.
In this program, Alan redefines selling in a way that turns the manipulative methods of old into a client-focused mission. Advisors leave armed with a roadmap on how to sell and serve their clients and prospects.
A Lifetime of Saturdays
“Your successful financial planning ruined my life! Now that I am retired, I dont know what to do with myself. I am lost and miserable.”
A lifetime of Saturdays can be wonderful or depressing; a new beginning or a living death.
Financial Advisors who understand that a fulfilling retirement takes more than money can serve current clients and attract new ones by expanding client conversations to include more than money.
This program will show your advisors both the issues and the opportunity. They will go back to their practices with fresh ideas on how to serve their existing clients and a unique strategy for attracting new ones.
Alan Parisse The Speaking Intensive
Professionally Speaking: An Interview with Alan Parisse
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