Keynote Speaker. Pitch Whisperer. Storytelling Expert.

John Livesay is known as “The Pitch Whisperer.” He helps salespeople become magnetic storytellers with the ability to make irresistible offers to their ideal clients.

As a keynote speaker, John has captivated audiences in settings ranging from Gensler’s top management retreat to Coca-Cola’s CMO Summit. He is also the author of The Successful Pitch: Conversations On Going From Invisible To Investable and the host of “The Successful Pitch” podcast, which is heard in over 60 countries.

John has appeared on TV (CBS, FOX and ABC) as the expert on “How To Ask For What You Want And Get A Yes.” Audiences love him because they know he’s been in their shoes. During a 20-year career in media sales with Conde Nast, John worked across all 22 brand n their corporate division, and was the recipient of salesperson of the year honors.

John currently lives in Los Angeles with his two King Charles Spaniels who welcome him home after he returns from his keynote talks, reminding him of the importance of belly rubs. He is an active supporter of Project Angel Food, which delivers food to people who are homebound with critical illness.

A Sample of John's Best Episodes...

Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade – Dr. Robert Cialdini

Dr. Robert Cialdini has spent his entire career researching the science of influencing and earning him an international reputation as an expert in the fields of persuasion, compliance and negotiation. His new book Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade is now becoming…

Shark Tank Pitch Secrets with Kevin Harrington

If anybody knows what it takes to have a good pitch, it’s Kevin Harrington. He’s literally heard over 50,000 pitches in the many years he’s been doing this, from listening to pitches for infomercials to listening to pitches on Shark Tank. He has a really great key here which is that, “Consistency is the ultimate motivational tool.”…

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Feed Your Brand

To promote and sell your book, you need to have clear messages that work to make people interested and answer the question: why they should invest their time and money? Creating content with global digital impact and appeal is a good way to get a solid author platform…

BBS 071: ‘The Pitch Whisperer’, John Livesay

John has appeared on CBS, ABC, Fox and has been featured by Entrepreneur and Inc. Nationally recognized as the ‘Pitch Whisperer’, he helps startups successfully ‘pitch’ to Angel Investors and others, to get funded. He also expertly speaks on “How To Ask For What You Want And Get A Yes”. Hear how he became …

Your Options for Raising Capital & Knowing Which to Choose

In part one of this series, we talked about a fairly new type of up-and-coming crowdfunding where a business owner offers an investor equity in exchange for funding – Equity Crowdfunding. The most popular type of crowdfunding we usually hear about is very different than equity crowdfunding.

Quitting Time? 6 Moves For Leaving A Job On Good Terms

John Livesay was the West Coast director for a major women’s magazine who was tasked with snagging new advertisers.

After he had been there for a decade, the company was restructured in 2009—and he got caught up in a round of layoffs.