Clients who book inspirational keynote speaker and best selling author Sam Horn benefit from a memorable, educational experience.

Clients also appreciate that Sam customizes her presentations so they're relevant, motivating and useful for your group.  


Speaking Topics Include:

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Never Again Give an Elevator Speech - and What to Do Instead

Quick: What do you say when people ask, "What do you do?" or “Why should we hire you, work with you, fund you, refer you?” Do you have a clear, concise response that gets eyebrows up and motivates people to want to know more?

Sam doesn’t call these elevator speeches because who likes to listen to a speech? Discover for yourself why this was a top-ranked session for INC 500, why her book on this topic Got Your Attention? was endorsed by Dan Pink and Keith Ferazzi and a Washington Post bestseller, and why Sam’s unique approach has revolutionalized the way people introduce themselves, network and pitch their ideas.

You’ll walk out of this fun, interactive session knowing how to quickly get across what you do - even if it’s complicated - so people get it, remember it and refer it.

An excellent opening session for a convention because attendees use this technique in the room and in the halls - which creates more meaningful conversations and connections for the rest of your event.

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Want a Competitive Edge?

“When you’re one-of-a-kind, you have no competition.” - Sam Horn

Are you in a crowded industry? Want to know how to stand out from the crowd so clients choose you instead of the other guys?

Sam has a brilliant ability to help you clarify and communicate your “secret sauce..” What is your P.O.D. - :Point of Distinction? How can you be first-of-your-kind or one-of-a-kind? What is a unique niche or positioning htat could help you pop out of your pack?

You’ll love Sam’s humor, real-life success stories and actionable insights. Whether you’re launching a new startup, brand, book, TEDx talk, product or non-profit, its success hinges on whether it is different and better than everything out there. Learn how to do that with these techniques excerpted from Sam's best-selling book POP!, endorsed by marketing legend Seth Godin and sales guru Jeffrey Gitomer.

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Tongue Fu!

Would you like to know what to say - when you don't know what to say? Would you like to know how to deal with difficult people - without becoming one yourself?

It’s ironic, isn’t it? We’re taught math, science and history in school, but we’re not taught what to say or do when people are being unfair, unkind or inappropriate.

The good news is, you can learn how to think on your feet and keep your cool - even when other people aren’t. You can learn exactly what to say - and what not to say - when people are complaining, blaming, bullying, teasing, stalling, accusing you of things that aren’t true and taking their anger out on you.

Tongue Fu! has benn published in 17 languages and taught to hundreds of organizations worldwide including U.S. Embassy in London, NASA, Boeing, the Asia Leadership Conference, ASAE, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, YPO, NASA, Capital One and State of Hawaii, It is almost always the highest-rated session at every conference at which it’s presented. .


Rising Tide Leadership

“In influencing others, example is not the main thing, it’s the only thing.” - Albert Schweitzer.

Who is a leader who has positively influenced you? What did that person say or do that has had enduring impact on you?

In this inspiring keynote, Sam helps you identify the influencers in your life. Was it a former boss? Your current boss? A professor? Parent? Coach? Author? Colleague? What specifically did this person say or do to bring out your best - and inspire you to be your best?

This keynote then switches gears to focus on how YOU can be that kind of leader and influencer for those around you. How can you create a community and culture of collaboration - a “rising tide raising all involved” environment - where you bring out people’s best and everyone is inspired to be and do their best?

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Athletes have it. World-class athletes have it. The ability to stay focused on a chosen priority - no matter what.

Would you like to know how to stay focused - even in a busy office with distractions, interruptions and lots to do? You’re in the right place.

Sam, literally and figuratively, wrote the book on how to concentrate.. Dr. Stephen Covey (7 Habits of Highly Effectie Peoiple) called her approach, "Fascinating, thought-provoking, highly motivating."

What has Sam learned in 20 years of teaching thousands of people around the world how to concentrate at work, at home, in school and in sports? It’s never too late to learn how to conentrate. .

You’ll discover how to focus when you don’t feel like it, regain your train of thought and get back into the flow of thinks after an interruption. You’ll even learn how to focus when stressed, frustrated or tired; improve your memory and remember names; counteract A.D.H.D.’ and teach your kids and coworkers how to concentrate.

This fun, fast-paced session can change your life - for good..

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SOMEDAY is Not a Day in the Week

“My parents always told me I wouldn’t amount to anything because I procrastinated so much. I told them, ‘Just you wait.” - Judy Tenuta

What are you waiting to do? Is there a professional goal, project or dream you keep promising you’ll do when you have more time?

What if that never happens? Waiting to do what matters is a path to regrets. In this inspiring keynote (also available as a workshop or webinar), Sam helps you clarity ONE THING that could make your career more fulfiling … now, not later. After all, now is the new later.

You’ll fill out the two-minute Happiness Box and have opportunities to share and interpret your answers. Then you’ll hear real-life examples of people who acted on their insights from their “Happiness Box” and changed their life, work and relationships … for good.

Features stories and exercises from Sam's new book that was featured in Harvard Business Review Ascend and Marketplace, on #1rated Entrepreneur on Fire podcast, and recommended by Library Journal,


Preparing for Successful Communication

Many people tell us Sam's LinkedIn course is the best communication course they've ever taken

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What They’re Saying


Sam is one of the best in the business. She is known for her ability to introduce ideas smart professionals haven’t heard before they can immediately apply to their situations.
— Ruth Stergiou, (Founder/CEO, Invent Your Future Conference in Silicon Valley, CA)

We got rave reviews. Having you as our closing keynoter was like smooth chocolate sauce on fine ice cream.
— Marianne DeCosta, Builders, Owners and Managers Association

My staff thoroughly enjoyed your excellent presentation.

Compliments included, “By far the most informative communications class I’ve ever attended. Ms. Horn is a dynamic speaker who captures the audience and emphasizes practical subject matter.
— T.J. Concannon, Commanding Officer, MEPS, U.S. Navy

Thank you for your wisdom, dedication and emcee talents in helping us pull off this amazing event. Your SerenDestiny talk was inspiring and you are BRILLIANT.
— Eileen Spillane, TEDx-NASA
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