Jeff Tobe


About Jeff Tobe - Motivational Sales and Communication Speaker:

Jeff Tobe is a motivational speaker who believes in the power of creativity to manage the  change that is inevitable with innovation and to look at what one does from an entirely new perspective. His trademark - Coloring Outside the Lines - presentations can be applied to areas essential to your organizational success, including customer service, sales, teamwork and communication. He helps participants not only to cope with transition, but also to creatively embrace and thrive from it. He teaches organizations that to grow, and increase their bottom line, they must first implement strategies that have a fresh approach.

As a Certified Speaking Professional Jeff Tobe's credentials are impressive. Insider Magazine dubbed him, The Guru of Creatively Thriving from Change.

Using humor, wit and a contagious energy, Jeff presents more than 100 programs each year and consults with organizations that urgently need to stay ahead of their marketplace. His client list reads like a Who's Who in corporate America and Canada and includes IBM International, Nestle USA, ReMax International, Ethicon Pharmaceuticals and many others. Jeff's background as an award-winning sales and marketing entrepreneur has made him the leading authority in creativity-in-business. Having owned his advertising business for over ten years, Jeff gained his perspective on creativity from both the agency and vendor side. Combine that with his insight into a changing business world and you have a winner!

Jeff is the Primary Colorer at Coloring Outside the Lines. He is one of only 400 speakers worldwide to have earned the designation of Certified Speaking Professional, the highest accreditation of the National Speakers Association. Tobe was also named one of the top 15 Speakers in North America for 2001 by readers of Conventions & Meetings Magazine.

Jeff is the author of the best selling book, Coloring Outside the Lines-Business Thoughts on Creativity, Marketing & Sales . He is also the co-author of The Sales Coach, The Communication Coach, and the most recent Anticipate: Knowing What Customers Need Before They Do. In addition to his books, Jeff's new audio series includes, The Waiter Brought a Tray of Food for Thought, the full course in advanced sales and personal development, and Coloring Outside the Lines, Managing & Thriving From Change and Creative Thinking & Problem Solving.

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What Jeff Tobe Talks About:

Coloring Outside the Lines: Designing and Implementing the IDEAL Customer Experience
In his usual, high energy, humorous style, Jeff shows attendees that customer service is no longer good enough! It doesn’t matter if you are a professional (educator, attorney, physician etc), a management professional or an entrepreneur…we now have to consider the ‘customer’ from the minute they make contact with us until the minute they are done!

Coloring Outside the Lines: Innovation and Creative Problem Solving
Creatively changing the way you do business and look at what you do, will open many doors. In Coloring Outside the Lines, Jeff Tobe will unleash your innovative thinking skills and challenge you to step outside of your comfort zone to position what your organization offers more creatively than ever before.

Outside-the-Lines Marketing
In this high-energy, fast-paced, marketing Jeff shares how to create a marketing blueprint that applies to any sized organization. He takes participants through a 5-step process of re-evaluating their marketing and advertising techniques. Finally, Tobe shares many of his 101 secrets to gain marketing prowess and increase your bottom line.

Creative Teambuilding
Effective teams increase workplace morale and productivity. Teams that are innovative make fewer mistakes, save money and are more efficient. Jeff Tobe explores the creation of interdependence in teams and how the most powerful teams foster self-motivation among their members.

Listening Between the Lines: Effective Communication Skills:
Listening is power in the communication process according to Jeff Tobe. All world class professionals have perfected their listening skills. Have your people? If not, then Jeff shares nine techniques to more effective listening and communication which will set you apart from your competition.

Who Are You Dealing with Anyway?
Research shows that the most effective professionals are those who know themselves, recognize the demands of a situation and are able to adapt their behavioral strategies to meet those demands. In this session, Jeff Tobe helps participants recognize their own behavioral styles. He shows attendees how they can effectively adapt their behavior to get the results they seek. This is a great program for conflict resolution, selling skills or teambuilding.

C.O.L.O.R. Selling: Probing for the YES with a 5-Step Approach
Do you ask your clients or prospects the right kinds of questions? What effect do probing questions have on your selling success? C.O.L.O.R. Selling is a five-step questioning process developed by Jeff Tobe. After extensive research, Jeff discovered a common link to successful sales calls-the ability to ask properly sequenced questions. THIS WORKSHOP IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS! C.O.L.O.R. Selling will take your sales force to their next plateau.

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Your ability to entertain and delight while giving a strong, common sense approach to thinking outside the box made your presentation a highlight of the sales meeting sessions.

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