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A Keynote Speaker With Real World Experience

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Experience and Professionalism

When you hire Brian for a keynote speaking engagement, his #1 goal is to serve your audience and event needs. Brian does not “sell from the stage” and will customize his content and approach to fit your event, goals and strategic partners. If you’ve already partnered with another marketing agency, Brian will not mention his own agency. If you have an agency, Brian can promote your services. Or, if you have a group of businesses not being served, you can explore strategy and execution options that will help your audience continue to succeed after your event. These are all options, and as the meeting planner, the choice is yours.

Brian’s involvement in digital marketing since 1999 and his agency gives him up-to-the minute experience to useful takeaways and accurate insights. Your audiences receives access to real world stories, case studies and powerful tools. You can trust that you and your audience will receive real answers that solve problems and lead to success, rather than fluff, bluffs and hype.

Combine that with Brian’s background in improv and stand-up comedy, and you get a hilarious, practical, motivating experience everyone will rave about. Book Brian today!

Highlighted Keynotes

The Secrets of Social Success

How Social Marketing Gets You Seen, Attracts Talent and Makes You Money

Get ready to laugh and learn as this high-energy social media program reveals how the highest performing companies in 18 industries used social media to successfully drive revenue, new customers and profits- regardless of their size, budget or training.

Marketing industry leader and bestselling author Brian Carter delivers a high-impact program that answers two giant questions: How do you get bottom-line business results with social media? And what does it teach us about ourselves and our customers that can rocket us ahead of our competitors? With an emphasis on takeaways you can put into practice on Monday, this program shows you how businesses get social without wasting time or money!




Whether you want to turn things around or keep and amazing zero incident record from leading to laziness, this fun, customized keynote is more than just a safe bet. It will get your people laughing, learning and motivated to create a culture of safety while maintaining productivity.

This program focuses on developing the personal influence to make things stick, whether you’re helping leaders move change through their locations or getting workers to look out for each other on the job site. Garrison is authentic – a guy who’s been there. He’s a chemical plant explosion survivor who has developed environmental safety products still in use worldwide. He expertly fuses his experiences into key takeaways such as how to build the trust and relationships that make consistent safety a reality. He delivers those takeaways using a humorous approach that will have serious impact on your event.

Bigger Bucks with Social Selling

Why Today’s Social Salespeople Connect More and Sell Faster

Uh oh… The Internet has changed Sales forever! Now, most of the buyer’s journey is happening online, before the salesperson. Buyers consume over 5 pieces of online content- like blog posts and videos before talking to sales reps. And most B2B buyers and executives use social media as part of their purchasing decisions. Have your salespeople adapted to this reality? Plus, cold calls don’t work anymore! 90% of decision makers never respond to cold calls. But warm referrals- like the ones you get from social networking increase sales success up to 4x. 70% of salespeople say referrals convert better and close faster than other type of lead. Have your salespeople switched from cold calls to warm networking? This high-energy, entertaining, motivational sales keynote contains tons of practical advice based on 10 years of research and individual success stories.



The Solution In Every Challenge

Win & Grow Through Tough Times

This funny, insightful keynote combines the wisdom of social relationships with inspiring motivation to deliver real solutions in difficult times. Brian examines the challenges we face in business and life and shows how we can laugh at our problems AND how these very problems often contain the solution we need to prevail and achieve the very success that eludes us. This is a wide-ranging session full of no-cost, simple, easy and proven solutions your people will be able to use right away.


“I’m so glad you were our keynote. You were the perfect choice.”

Derrick Wheeler

Sr. SEO Architect & Meeting Planner, Microsoft

“Brian is an outstanding social media expert who has helped us shape and grow our organization’s online presence. His creative thinking has helped keep us one step ahead of our competition, and his unique style of delivery was well received while educating our business owners during our annual franchise meeting. He is one of a kind!”

Nicole Massaro

Digital Marketing Specialist & Meeting Planner, PrideStaff, PrideStaff Financial, Insurance Relief, Rx Relief

“Brian Carter was our keynote speaker at the Lighting One annual convention and focused on digital marketing and social media. He was very on point, knowledgeable, educational AND entertaining. This audience of showroom owners and managers are generally not marketing savvy and certainly not digital and social savvy. He masterfully presented the topic to an audience in an easy to understand and digestible way with a great deal of solid takeaways. I have heard nothing but extremely positive comments from the attendees.”

Mike Behr

VP of Marketing, Lighting One

“Brian not only knows his stuff… he’s also one of the funniest speakers I’ve ever seen.”

Wells Fargo

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“Phenomenal speaker. Personable, informative and downright entertaining. I’d hire him back in a second.”

James Tella

Sr. Director, NBC Affiliate Marketing, NBC-Universal

“People should be listening to Brian Carter! I got more out of Brian’s keynote presentation at a recent conference I attended than all the other sessions. Knowledgeable and FUN, he provides actionable takeaways that I can use immediately for better results. And the best part was my CFO was in attendance and Brian was able to convince him too. It says a lot if you can get a numbers man on board with marketing strategies. Kudos, Brian, I will be following you on social media.”

Heather Floyd

Valley Telecom Group

About Brian Carter

Brian Carter is the #1 bestselling author of The Like Economy, LinkedIn for Business and Facebook Marketing (plus the forthcoming book Zombies, Babies & Bacon). Brian is respected as an international authority on how organizations of all sizes can generate bigger business results. His 20 years of business success guide The Brian Carter Group, an ad agency with world-class expertise. The Brian Carter Group, creates marketing that excites customers and increases brand visibility, sales and loyalty. He’s not just a motivational speaker and he’s not just funny- his daily work and experience means he has practical takeaways that really work!

Brian’s keynotes and breakouts are a combination of motivation, original comedy and practical takeaways that electrify and inspires audiences, leaving them knowing exactly what to do next. A highly-rated presenter with rave reviews and an experienced marketer respected by his peers, Brian has keynoted and developed marketing programs and strategies for companies all the way up to the top Fortune 500 like NBC, Microsoft and Humana as well as associations, franchises and retail stores. IBM hand-picked him as one of their futurist influencers and LinkedIn called him, “One of the top experts you need to listen to.”

Brian is regularly sourced by hundreds of major media outlets including Bloomberg TV, Mashable, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ABC News, and Entrepreneur Magazine, to name a few. Brian has an overall reach of more than 250,000 fans through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and his other marketing channels. He has taught more than 25,000 students and reaches more than 3 million people annually. Brian’s hands-on business experience, cutting edge insights, and background in improv and stand up comedy culminate in a keynote speaker and trainer who leaves every audience not just entertained, but armed with powerful strategies and tactics.