Bill Porter Speaker
Bill Porter Speaker Profile
Born with cerebral palsy, Bill was told for many years that he was unemployable. But with the unwavering support of a dedicated mother and an indomitable spirit that has become his trademark, Porter did support himself as a door-to-door salesman in Portland Oregon.
Porters professional success is all the more amazing given the fact that his cerebral palsy makes walking extremely painful. Regardless, for more than 40 years, he walked eight to ten miles a day, selling products for the Watkins Company becoming their all time number one salesperson.
Bills story was featured in an ABC 2020 segment that received the largest viewer response in its history. Bill has received numerous awards including The Salesman of the Century from Home Base, the Game On from Nike, and the Communication award presented by astronaut and senator John Glenn.
Bill Porters story is so inspirational, William H. Macy wrote and starred in the Emmy award winning movie Door To Door, presented on TNT, which chronicles 40 years of Porters remarkable life. Director and co-writer, Steven Schachter said, Bill Porters story is so compelling because its about a simple man with cerebral palsy. He is unheroic in his deeds, but when you look at the totality of his life, hes an amazing hero because of the daily obstacles he faces and the odds hes overcome. He represents a kind of work ethic thats long gone.
The ability Shelly has to escort us through Bills life and accomplishments will motivate every employee. Your top executives to the sales force, even your receptionist, will walk away from this presentation desiring to reach their own highest potential. Shellys oration is timeless, universal and will definitely promote teamwork within your staff.
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