- Named to the Minnesota Speakers Hall of Fame
- Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)
- Top 25 Most Influential Sales Leaders
- Bestselling Book Awarded Sales Book of the Year
Considered one of the world’s foremost expert on sales intelligence and digital reputation management, bestselling author and award-winning speaker Sam Richter delivers his top-rated, incredibly dynamic, highly entertaining, and extremely high-content keynote presentations and workshop sessions to audiences worldwide.
To win in business today, you not only have to be “interesting,” you also have to be genuinely “interested.” To win, you not only have to be “found,” you also need to control what the other person “finds.”
Through real-world examples, humor, and via his unique interactive and fast-paced manner, Sam shares how to build strong and valuable relationships through better information. Considered by many as the modern-day Dale Carnegie, Sam teaches how to use the tools you use every day like Google and social media combined with the inside-secrets of accessing the Invisible Web, to find information in ways most never thought possible, and apply it to identify new opportunities, craft an online personal brand, provide relevant and personalized value, and win more business.
Sam’s programs – completely customized to the audience and when appropriate, actually using the attendees as examples – will truly amaze you (and probably scare you). He will absolutely WOW! your audiences, and he will be one of the highest-content, most take-home-value presenters your organization has ever experienced.
Sam is founder and CEO of SBR Worldwide/Know More. Through his in-person keynote presentations and workshops, webinars, online University, and books, Sam has trained leading organizations and entertained tens of thousands of persons around the world to rave reviews. He is the author of the bestselling book, Take the Cold Out of Cold Calling, named “Sales Book of the Year.”
In addition to speaking and writing, Sam developed a number of technologies including the Know More University that support his programs. Multiple times Sam was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in Sales, and he has been featured in thousands of television and radio programs and national and online publications. In addition to his own companies, Sam is a partner in and also serves on the Boards of Directors for numerous technology firms.
Sam has won regional, national and international awards including Best of Show and Gold Awards at numerous sales and marketing competitions, Webby Awards, and a Gold Award at the International Film Festival. He’s also won a Retail Vision Award and a Codie Award – “the “Oscars” of the software industry.” He is a member of the Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” and his is a past finalist for Inc. Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year.
In 2014, Sam received his CSP designation from the National Speakers Association, and in 2017, Sam was inducted into the Minnesota Speakers Hall of Fame.
Sam received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication and was twice named Scholastic All-American while also a four-year player and a letter winner on the University of Minnesota varsity football team. He has a graduate certificate in Executive Leadership and another in Corporate Boards of Director ethical leadership. He lives in Minnetonka, Minnesota with his wife and two children, and he enjoys volunteering his time working with non-profit organizations and mentoring individuals in his community.