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Since the time he was elected class speaker by his Duke MBA classmates, Dr. Jim Karrh has proven himself to be popular with audiences for his business insights, energy, and humor; participants come away not only informed and inspired but also with new ideas they can put to work immediately.

Jim has been a featured speaker at national events such as the Professional Convention Management Association, UB Tech, Packaging That Sells, Marketing Science Institute, and the Chief Marketing Officer Summit, as well as at numerous corporate events and regional meetings. Participants give Jim high marks for building the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help them “manage the message” long after their meeting or event is over.

In addition to engaging audiences by speaking from the stage, Jim is a frequent contributor to radio, television, print and online media such as Fox Sports Radio, Nation’s Business, The Dallas Morning News, Orlando Sentinel, and many more. His award-winning “Karrh On Marketing” column appears regularly in Arkansas Business, the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal, and Entrepreneur.com. A collection of his most popular columns, 30 Doses of Marketing Success, was published in 2011.

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Because “training” should ultimately be about “learning and doing,” Jim customizes training engagements based upon the behavioral outcomes desired and the business objectives of the client.

Training engagements typically range from half- to full- or multi-day events. Jim most often works with customer-facing teams, business unit and territory leaders, or executive teams. Increasingly, we see organizations involve multiple levels for maximum adoption. Clients can also include a tailored implementation phase to reinforce and spread the results gained from training for longer-term competitive advantage.

Jim is happy to customize a program that best fits your needs.
Among his most popular speaking topics are:


Winning the Customer Conversation

TARGET AUDIENCES: Individual business owners, leaders, Board members, managers, sales associates, customer-service teams, partners, distributors and others who interact with customers and prospects. You likely have dozens of marketplace conversations every business day – face to face, over the phone, through email, via social media – and the organization has many thousands more. But even with a growing number of communication options, individuals and teams often miss out on the opportunities inherent in those conversations.

Takeaways from this session include:

  • Understand how customer and prospect audiences process your conversations and how they assess you

  • Learn the sequence of customer decision-making – and how most companies violate that sequence

  • Learn simple tools and guidelines for crisp, consistent and customer-relevant conversations across the organization

Creating Many More Messengers for Your Organization

TARGET AUDIENCES: Companies and their team leaders, business-development managers, sales leaders, not-for-profit organizations, professional-services firms and associations. Growth opportunities are difficult to find--but some leaders and organizations have discovered that the key to growth is actually closer than they once believed! Jim is ready to share the keys for turning the people who know your organization best (employees, clients, suppliers, volunteers, donors) into Messengers who can multiply your message. 

Takeaways from this session include:

  • Understand why many professionals underestimate the opportunities to enlist Messengers

  • Learn the three things that potential Messengers need from you -- and how you can provide them 

  • How to motivate and inform your new Messengers, without being pushy or sales-y 

Conversation and Networking Skills to Boost Your Career 

TARGET AUDIENCES:  Students and new hiresJim shares simple frameworks and practical tips that will help you prepare for interviews (and relax), be ready for unplanned opportunities to sell yourself, and adopt effective networking tactics to accelerate your career.

Takeaways from this session include:

  • A framework for sharing key attributes and stories about yourself—without memorizing lists of potential interview questions or sounding canned in your responses

  • How to turn everyday conversations into networking opportunities

  • How to stand out at structured networking events



“Jim spoke at Brand Packaging’s Packaging That Sells conference, which draws upwards of 350 brand marketers to discuss how packaging supports the brand promise.  Jim’s presentation was perfectly tailored to our audience, extremely well delivered and received.  His presentation style is genuine and engaging, he is the consummate professional (reliable, passionate, enthusiastic) and I can’t recommend him enough.  He was an asset to our program, and the feedback on his session was excellent.”
Jennifer Acevedo, Brand Packaging

“Jim spoke to our annual worldwide client meeting about becoming your organization’s ‘chief customer officer’; he received high ratings from our clients for his concept, presentation and transfer of knowledge to them in their jobs.” 
Nicolas Mayerhoeffer, Euronet USA

"The College of Business at Arkansas Tech University recently hosted Dr. Jim Karrh as keynote speaker for our College to Career Conference. His task was to leave our business students with some practical guidance for their careers and at the same time capture and hold their attention for 30 minutes or so – no small task! I have to say Jim exceeded expectations on both levels. He was very entertaining and at the same time slipped some very practical and timely advice to the students as they prepare to launch their careers."
Dr. Ed Bashaw, Dean of ATU's College of Business


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