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Sam Glenn, Sam Glenn speaker

Sam Glenn

    • The Authority on Attitude
    • "The Chalk Man"
    • Defines the Art of Achieving Success
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$10,000 - $15,000

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Sam Glenn Attitude Clip

Sam Glenn Attitude Clip

Sam Glenn Story - Knocking Over the Legendary Zig Ziglar at a Buffett

Sam Glenn Story - Knocking Over the Legendary Zig Ziglar at a Buffett

Regarded as one of the best opening kickoff and closing speakers in today’s speaking industry…. just ask anyone! 

Former Nighttime Janitor Becomes the Authority on AttitudeKnown as “A meeting planner’s delight!”

Sam Glenn has climbed the ranks to become one of the most sought after opening and closing keynoters in America.  When your goal is to kick off your meeting or wrap things up on a captivating and positive note, then you need The Attitude Guy™!  Sam has won 2 National Telly Awards for his outstanding motivational training videos. 

Sam Glenn’s wisdom and stories are gleaned from his own life experiences of successes and failures.  Having lost a successful business due to fire, Sam became negative, broke, depressed, jobless, and homeless – almost overnight. It was a chance encounter and friendship with the late and legendary, Zig Ziglar that gave Sam what he calls a "Kick in the Attitude." It was a gift that changed his attitude – and life – for the better. Within two years, Sam went from sleeping on the floor to inspiring audiences as large as 75,000 at stadium events. Sam’s ability to pull positivity out of adversity, has led him to become the leading voice on the topic of attitude as it relates to being a leader, dealing with change, cultivating a culture of engagement, improving customer service, and improving your personal and professional development.   Sam’s energetic, and often humorous, programs engage, equip and empower audiences with practical strategies to embrace a new and fresh outlook on the way they interact with co-workers, clients, customers, family, and friends alike. 

Things seemed to change for Sam Glenn after he accidently knocked over the legendary Zig Ziglar at a buffet nearly 20 years ago. However, it was a positive turning point for Sam. Today, Sam Glenn is all about attitude! Sam went from working nights as a janitor, negative, depressed and sleeping on the floor to discovering renewed purpose, happiness, humor and the comfort of a king size Serta mattress. Sam and his family currently reside in Carmel Indiana, but are originally from Stillwater Minnesota. In his free time, he likes to fish, collect humorous stories and practice anger management skills on the golf course. Sam is regarded as one of the best opening kickoff and closing speakers in the speaking industry. His engaging and entertaining style of communication captivates audiences as large as 75,000 people at stadium events.  Sam sets a positive tone to kick start conferences or wraps them up in a way that creates a memorable send off for all the attendees.  Sam has won Speaker of the Year on several occasions from event planning industries such as Meeting Professionals International and Meeting & Events Magazine. He has won two national awards for Most Outstanding Motivational Training Video.  Sam’s heartwarming and use of humor creates an experience for audiences that focus on leadership, change, employee engagement, recognition and peak performance. For the past 16 years, hundreds of meeting planners trust and continue to put their confidence in the exceptional performance and value that Sam Glenn’s keynote speeches offer.   

If you want to add an energetic, entertaining and educational highlight to your conference or meeting, Sam Glenn is the trusted choice by hundreds of meeting planners and organizations around the country. 

To book Sam Glenn call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Success Starts with Attitude! 

Every day, we choose the face of our attitude and give it away through the experiences we create for others: customers, co-workers, strangers, associates, employees, family, and friends. This speech highlights how to use your attitude to connect with others and create a meaningful gift that makes others feel remarkable, recognized and valued. If you are in the business of creating positive experiences for customers and making a difference, this presentation is all about using your gifts and a positive attitude to make a positive impact.

Sam will work with your group to learn more about your industry and audience, to determine the best key take away points that will have the most effect. 

A Kick in the Attitude (An Attitude Re-Charge!)

Our attitude is a lot like a battery and sometimes it loses its positive charge. Sam not only puts that positive spark into everyone’s attitude, but shows how to maintain that positive spark in the midst of adversity and the things that drain us. Sam discusses how we make attitude a choice every day and that our attitude is either in the way or making a way and we determine which every day.

Have you ever noticed that sometimes people (audiences) get a little bit of an attitude when they find out there is going to be a speaker on attitude? Its ok, Sam loves when that happens. Sam has won over what many would consider the toughest audiences with up-lifting attitude recharge. By the time this session is over, everyone will have a new appraisal for the true value of attitude and how it pertains to life and work.

Sam’s simple philosophy is that it all starts with attitude: Success, Teamwork, Customer Service, Sales, Leadership, Personal/Professional Development, Winning, and Relationships.

This program is designed to rekindle your organization’s enthusiasm. More than just having a positive attitude, Sam discusses ways to put the right attitude into action and how doing so will achieve the best results. While we cannot control what goes on around us, we can control our perceptions, responses and actions, which ultimately form our attitude. In this side-splitting humorous program Sam shares his seven attitude lessons that will transform your organization.

You can also modify the title of this talk to Attitude Re-Charge! 

Keep Moving Forward! (Embracing Change & Navigating Through Organizational Change)

Let’s face it, change is happening all around us and we all know that change can be very difficult for people to navigate. So how do you and your team manage change? How can you cope?When Sam Glenn speaks about change, he uses the analogy of being on a small sailboat in the middle of a storm. Change is tossing us around and we need to adjust our sails to stay afloat.As Sam tells us “we can adjust our sail and get out of the storm. We can overcome, adapt and embrace change in positive ways!” Sam uses funny anecdotal stories and a simple formula to help you and your associates deal with change.

You will develop tools for overcoming changes, challenges, the unexpected, and negative people. Sam introduces his essential navigational tools to help your organization make it through the storm of uncertain change and new change. You’ll learn how to move forward when change happens and avoid getting trapped by negativity.

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