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.
Recent Bill Porter Blogs
Posted on 24 February 2015 | 11:36 pm
American actor and writer Ben Stein is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the AmeriQuest Symposium later this month in Florida. This is the 12th annual event in which AmeriQuest has been involved in, and it is designed to be an opportunity for businesses to get together and discuss solutions to help their organizations grow and keep up with the modern economy. Stein will be at the...[Read More]
Posted on 24 February 2015 | 11:28 pm
The CEO and Lead Designer for the company SpaceX has been announced to be the keynote speaker at the 4th Annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference at the Boston Marriott Copley Square from July 7-9. Elon Musk is expected to deliver a great speech with lots of insight given that he works in the aerospace field. The South African born Canadian-American business...[Read More]
Posted on 23 February 2015 | 4:30 pm
American celebrity chef and TV personality Carla Hall delivered a keynote speech about how to cook using smart choices for food to an audience over 350 people at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somersets annual heart health event at the Bridgewater Manor. The Top Chef star was a finalist on the show in seasons five and eight, and she is currently a co-host on ABCs food show...[Read More]
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