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TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF…
My name is Gregory Tall and I am a professional keynote speaker, trainer, facilitator and storyteller. Ever since the 5th grade when my weekly progress reports always had a check mark in the box next to “Talks too much, ” I was destined to be a professional speaker. At the time, my parents didn’t necessarily view those progress reports as a sign of a promising career, but it all worked out in the end.
WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE BECOMING A SPEAKER?
Had an awesome career in the talent management and human capital space! I got my start working in a scrappy start-up that helped Fortune 500 companies source, recruit and hire top talent in tech fields. After that, I worked with high-growth organizations, helping them attract, retain and develop talent at all career levels, accumulating over 14 years of experience along the way. I accumulated extensive experience coaching and developing others having worked with hundreds of senior managers and high-perfomance professionals. I worked with wonderful colleagues (who are now wonderful friends) and worked for great organizations (recognized as a Fortune Magazine “100 Best Companies To Work For” & as a Chicago Tribune “Top 100 Workplace”). So I don’t have a dramatic story about how I finally quit my job after a long period of turmoil and frustration at work. On the contrary, my professional experiences inspired me to build a business that would allow me to share those experiences with others. And truth be told, I gave hundreds of presentations before I ever decided to become a speaker. But I’m glad I had the practice!
WHAT ARE YOUR KEYNOTE TOPICS?
My keynotes focus on three areas: Career Success, Financial Literacy and Motivation/Inspiration. Every keynote is based on the philosophy of helping individuals be inspired, be intentional and be empowered to thrive personally and professionally.
Career Success: Career planning, job search strategy, interviewing, networking and anything else your group needs to launch or excel in their careers. Who better to give advice on this topic than someone who has seen thousands of resumes, done thousands of interviews and been involved in hiring (and not hiring) thousands of people? In these keynotes, I share my experience working with hiring managers all the way up to the executive level.
Financial Literacy: It’s been said that money talks. But unfortunately, many people don’t understand the language. I created the Money Talks! series to help people feel more educated and confident making decisions about earning, investing, saving and spending money. These keynotes simplify the concepts of money management and also challenge traditional ideas about money.
Motivation & Inspiration: These “Power Hour” keynotes get your group feeling excited and encouraged! No boring slide decks, no three-ring binders and no annoying acronyms. These keynotes are all about intriguing stories, provocative ideas and the humor in everyday life. Whether you want to focus on goal-setting, dealing with change or overcoming obstacles, these keynotes are great for kicking off or closing out seminars, conferences and retreats.
WHAT IF I NEED TO DO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITH MY GROUP?
No worries! I also design and deliver business soft skills training, manager training and leadership development sessions through my other company, Successions. So if you need a workshop on presentation skills, giving feedback or diversity and inclusion, I’ve got you covered! And best of all, you can count on your training being delivered with the same level of engagement and high energy as my keynotes!
HOW HAVE OTHERS DESCRIBED YOUR KEYNOTES?
“HIGH-ENERGY!” I love what I do and it shows in every keynote. I am charismatic, personable and extremely animated—even with ZERO caffeine. To make sure your group has a great experience, I put a lot of thought into engaging content and an engaging delivery. Whether you have me leading off your morning program or anchoring your evening line-up, you can count on me being positively super-charged.
ARE YOU REALLY TALL LIKE YOUR NAME SUGGESTS?
Nope—not even close. I stand at a very unimposing 5’5”. I am thankful for my name because it is memorable, easy to spell and has great branding options for my line of work! (e.g. TALL Tells with High Energy!)
I THINK YOU ARE THE RIGHT SPEAKER FOR OUR EVENT! HOW DO WE MAKE IT HAPPEN?
Let’s connect! You can reach me by calling 708.638.4733. You are also welcome to drop me a line at email@example.com and we can start our conversation that way.