Hire Retail Expert Bob Negen for Your Next Event!

If Your Audience Is Retail Store Owners, You Won’t Find A Better Speaker Than Bob Negen

Give your retailers the information and motivation they need to be GREAT! 

From hardware stores, to gift stores, to boutiques and beyond… every retail business can benefit from Bob’s expertise. 

You’ll get a retail speaker who knows what retailers face, the challenges and opportunities and how to deal with them. Bob’s hard-hitting and often hilarious training stories come from over two decades in the retail industry building his own retail store from a pitiful $17,000 in annual sales to a multi-store, multi-million dollar operation.

He’s “been there, done that.” Your audience will know it… and appreciate it.

After owning his own award winning kite store, Bob has spent the past decade as a speaker teaching retailers, store owners and managers the nuts-and-bolts skills they need to run a successful business.

In his work as a speaker, best-selling author and consultant, Bob has taken the customer-focused business philosophy he developed at his own retail business and applied it to the new realities of retail – increased competition, incredible price pressure, and 24/7 online shopping.

Bob understands the language of small business and the things that are important to an independent store owner. 

Things like how to generate tons of sales on a shoestring marketing budget, what you need to know about practical financial management that your banker and CPA don’t tell you, how to manage and motivate a superstar staff, how to control inventory to make more money, and other critical skills that mean the difference between big time success… or failure.

Bob’s independent retail roots make him uniquely qualified to administer tough love. As a speaker, he’ll make them laugh and make them think, but he won’t let them off the hook. In the end, your audience will know the responsibility for their success rests squarely on their own shoulders. Plus they’ll get the tools, inspiration, and training they need to go home and make it happen.

All of Bob’s programs can be customized to match the needs of your group, and both the titles and content can be modified to fit the theme of your meeting. Bob will research your industry, interview key players, and deliver a message that gets straight to the heart of the matter.

Please click here to check out Bob’s program descriptions.

If you want your people to leave your next convention or conference fired up and loaded with money-making strategies that are absolutely sure to work in their business, then you want Bob Negen as your speaker. 

Click here for a downloadable speaker’s packet including testimonials and speaking fees, that you can print off and share with your team. Click here for a list of program descriptions

Make your next event your best yet… 

Call 800.842.1660 to book Bob Negen today!

Bob Negen is one of the best speakers we’ve ever hired. Having been a retailer himself for many years, he thoroughly understands what store owners and managers need to do to be successful. He is an engaging, high-energy speaker that captivates his audience and presents information in an easy-to-understand, compelling way.

Colette Fairchild

Trade Show Director, H.H. Backer Associates, Chicago IL

Thanks so much for speaking at my Retail Retreat. My store owner/members were thrilled to hear you, and learned so very much. You seem to have your finger on the pulse of American small retail, and know exactly what they need and how to use it to benefit their business.

T J Reid

Editor, Fashion Advantage Magazine, Amite, LA

NexPet members LOVE Bob Negen. He’s interesting, funny, and most importantly what he teaches works. One of our members increased his annual sales by more than $300,000 just by using the Cause Marketing strategy Bob teaches!  

If you are looking for a speaker who can really have an impact on your retailers I strongly recommend Bob Negen.

Barry Berman

Founder, NexPet | A Co-op for Independent Pet Retailers, New York, NY

FABULOUS is the word used most to describe Bob as a speaker. His charismatic style of presentation partnered with his real life experience gave the floral shops in attendance so many usable business tools. I would recommend Bob and the WhizBang! Boot Camp to any retail group!

Sandy Schroeck

AIFD, PFCI, CFD, Len Bush Roses Wholesale Floral, Minneapolis, MN

The feedback from our retailers was excellent! The presentation was engaging, dynamic and included real examples that our florists could implement right away. Many of our retailers said that it was just what they needed to kick-start their marketing plans.

Emily Peterson

Director of Marketing and Events, FTD, Downers Grove, IL

What meeting planners are saying…

“We’ve never brought a speaker back for a second time, except Bob Negen. We’ve brought him back THREE times. I strongly recommend him to any group that needs a great retail speaker!”

Don Morgan, Director, Party Club of America, Ennis, TX


“Thank you for helping to bring such great educational programming to the San Francisco International Gift Show. Your Explode Your Sales presentation was the best workshop on retail! It brought insight, experience, and innovative ideas to the attendees.” 

Stacey L. Heiss, Director of Marketing, Western Exhibitors, Inc., San Francisco, CA


“Bob spoke at our last convention, and we had dozens of attendees state he was not only the best speaker at the National Nutritional Foods Association event, but he was the best speaker they have EVER heard! High praise I know, but Bob really delivers on topics like marketing for retailers, effective hiring practices, and my personal favorite, Why Won’t People Do What I Want Them To Do.” 

Don Eurich, President, Eurich Management Services, Lansing, MI


“Thanks, Bob! You made me look like a HERO. As chairperson of the education committee I was concerned that we find a speaker who would be relevant, exciting, and most importantly, practical. You were all that… and more!” 

Kelly Larson, Executive Director, Great Lakes Ice Cream and Fast Food Association, Swartz Creek, MI

“Thanks so much for being a presenter at our show. I have received nothing but over the top positive comments from our members and staff, even those who questioned what can a (past) kite store owner bring to our members.”

Joe Myers, Membership Services Manager, Progressive Affiliated Lumbermen, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI 


Click here for a downloadable speaker’s packet including testimonials and speaking fees, that you can print off and share with your team. Click here for a list of program descriptions

Call 800.842.1660 today to hire Bob Negen for your next event!

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