Kevin Kelly is an internationally acclaimed authority and best selling author on the success principles underpinning execution, entrepreneurship, leadership, sales and motivation for which he has developed the cutting edge methodology of Xceptional Execution.
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In his keynotes, masterclasses, training modules and video series; Kevin consistently receives top speaker ratings most recently at WPC for Microsoft -92.5% and 93.8% in Saudi Arabia. These ratings are the result of three key differentiators:
Upon initially discovering academic research studies that showed 88% of company breakthroughs were the result of exceptional execution of an ordinary idea, Kevin has single-mindedly explored this remarkable finding. This research culminated in the development of his unique XE methodology – Xceptional Execution. Built on four key principles he inspires challenges and shows how to bring your business to the next level.
Kevin was raised among a small entrepreneurial family retail business. From a very young age he was selling and negotiating, listening to and serving customers. In this time he developed a great passion for human behavior. After graduating from University College Galway with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1987, he proceeded to break sales records in each of the companies he worked for in the construction and manufacturing industries. In 1990 he started his company Advanced Marketing Ltd and lectured International Marketing and Management at the Sligo Institute of Technology in Ireland. In the early years Kevin worked with several SMEs across industries and helped them to build and grow their businesses.
Nowadays Kevin consults with such companies as Microsoft, most recently developing a unique video series for their Worldwide Partner Community; and speaks about his expertise in his keynotes, masterclasses and training modules at conferences throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. From Fortune 500 companies to prestigious associations, he has addressed a long list of major organizations, including The Million Dollar Round Table, Globant, HSBC, KPMG, Scania, Coca-Cola, Pfizer and Lane Crawford.
He is a Senior Global Thought Leader at Knowledge Now.
The latest research shows that the average attention span of a goldfish is 9 seconds, of an individual it is 8 seconds. Engaging and building brand loyalty is becoming an extreme challenge. Using his methodology of Xceptional Execution, that draws on over 2 decades of breaking sales records in client companies, Kevin Kelly highlights the secrets to dramatically increasing your sales and developing long term sustainable relationships with customers.
In his latest book, DO! Kevin highlights what makes startups and their leaders -which he dubs the "Xceptionalists"- succeed beyond all odds. Kevin's book features exclusive interviews with the entrepreneurs behind fast-growing, innovative startups from around the world such as Dwolla, Globant, Outfit 7,and Balsamiq, and others. Implementing the best practices of the world's Xceptionalists will enhance your employee and customer engagement and propel profits.
No matter how we try to complicate it, every business is fundamentally about people - your customers, your employees and you. This book explores those three key areas and tells you how best to maximize the potential of each. Drawing on Kevin's two decades inside and outside corporate corridors and up to date research conducted by The Great Places to Work, the reader is provided with a roadmap to a better bottom line.
What can a business do now to, a) position themselves better for the upturn, or b) take advantage of current opportunities in the marketplace. In this interactive and inspirational ebook, international motivational speaker Kevin Kelly provides the reader with 39 actions that can be taken now at minimal or zero cost that will help the company's competitiveness.
"Life" takes you on a whistle stop tour through two decades and several countries, with many rich and rewarding experiences along the way. Despite the sometimes mysterious and outlandish surroundings seen through this young Irish man's eyes, discerning readers will recognise much of themselves in the simple but hard-won wisdom he has to impart. His journey towards personal fulfilment is one with which many readers will identify. Without preaching, Kevin wittily outlines his version of life's truths and how he discovered them. It is one man's story, but in a sense it is everyone's.
Kevin passionately believes that we can design and live the life we have always dreamed of. But only if we take action. "How? When you don't know how" the first penned by Kevin in the mid 90's included a promise to make it a best seller even though he was challenged by a poor academic record in English. The book would potentially break the mould in his native land. It was a mega best seller. By walking the path of his philosophies Kevin showed you can dare to dream and achieve the "impossible." In this book he shows you "How?"
Now I can retire in peace. Kevin Kelly has written the book I always wanted to write. And he's done it to the point of perfection--call it Xceptional Execution. Even the all-time best title: Do! Ah, Kevin, what a gift!
We asked Kevin to handle the coveted spot closing out our MDRT Experience meeting in Seoul, Korea this year to 5000 delegates. Kevin gave the audience an abundance of energy, enthusiasm and practical take-away messaging that our members can immediately apply to their lives. I would definitely urge any organization to consider utilizing Kevin Kelly on their program.
What a Fantastic Flip thinking session with Kevin! He kept the audience engaged with practical Xceptional Execution exercises. I highly recommend DO! and Kevin as an inspirational speaker for the entrepreneur inside us.
I was looking for a great MC and keynote speaker for an EMEA Cloud Executive event. Kevin played perfectly that role and got a fantastic feedback. He scored 4.59/5 and 5/5 for his contributions from a very discerning audience of CEOs and Directors from companies across the globe. His energy, sense of humor, commitment and cutting edge wit and information made him a major hit!
Very lively, interactive presentation, well balanced with to the point detailed and scientifically backed-up information. Spot on presentation when it concerns xceptional execution now. Good speaker which can keep the attention of its audience easily focused for a one and a half hours presentation.
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