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Chris Widener, Overcoming Adversity Speaker

Chris Widener

    • President of Made for Success and Extraordinary Leaders
Full Bio
Fee Range

$20,000 - $30,000

Travels From


Transformational Leadership

Transformational Leadership

Secrets of Successful People

Secrets of Successful People

How would your business change and grow if you could have more trust, respect, admiration and loyalty from your employees and clients? These four elements are musts in growing businesses!

Chris Widener is a dynamic, energizing and entertaining speaker who teaches audiences worldwide the four benefits of character-based influence from his book, The Art of Influence.

Chris has been speaking since 1988 and has spoken all over the world and 46 of the 50 United States. Audiences as small as 100 and as large as 25,000 in places like Singapore, Spain, Australia, Germany, China, Russia, Egypt and more have found the keys to success with others through the Four Golden Rules of Influence found in Chris' book.

Chris is also the author of 20 other books. His books have been translated into 13 different languages. Chris was mentored by and personally worked with two of the legends of the success movement: The famed Zig Ziglar, who Chris had a television show with, and Jim Rohn, who Chris spent seven years working with and co-authored Jim's last book, the 12 Pillars.

Chris' world-class client list is a who's who of American business: Microsoft, General Electric, Cisco Systems, AT&T and the Harvard Business School to name just a few. Chris has been named one of Inc Magazine's top 100 Leadership Speakers and Forbes Magazine wrote an article about Professional Speaking, all about Chris' career.

If you want to make your next event the best event you've ever had, Chris is the speaker who delivers!


The Art of Influence: The Real Way to Influence Others
(Chris' Signature Keynote)

Chris will give you the insight you need on how to help influence others, whether it is in leadership, sales or any other area of life.

  • Understand the difference between "hunting" and "fishing"
  • Get the easy to understand Secrets of Magnetic Influence
  • Learn how to use "soft power" rather than "hard power" by using the Attraction Factor of Personal Transformation
  • Discover the two primary factors others use to determine rather than Persuasion Techniques whether they will follow you or not.

Your audience will walk away with an understanding of how to immediately apply The Real Way to Influence Others and begin changing people's thoughts, beliefs and actions - today! This highly interactive and extremely practical Keynote has been given to people at such notable organizations as Harvard Business School, General Electric and Cisco Systems. Winning With Influence works at any level of any organization! Watch your leadership, sales and influence grow!


How to be a World-Class Dealmaker

  • The Foundation of Dealmaking: Gaining Trust through Integrity
  • Make Instant Connections by Quickly Building Rapport with Anyone
  • How to Maximize Your Returns by Thinking Big
  • How to Structure Deals So Everyone Wins
  • Building a Massive Network that Provides Endless Referrals and Opportunities


Extraordinary Leaders

  • Becoming a leader people can count on
  • Learn the real definition of leadership 
  • Practical leadership skills and character traits that will take potential you, and your organization, to the next levelKey
  • "Leadership Mistakes" people make that you must avoid
  • Leading courageously in tough and challenging circumstances
  • The truth about leadership myths that most people believe

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