Some speakers entertain. Some inspire. Vicki Hitzges does both and more. She makes people laugh. Or cry. She makes them think. She galvanizes, energizes, electrifies. And when the meeting’s over, Vicki’s presentation keeps working. Her inspiration, perspectives and strategies are lasting tools that can reshape the way a workforce interacts and achieves.
Is Vicki Hitzges the right speaker for your next event? Listen in as Shawn Ellis, founder of The Speakers Group, asks her the questions on your mind:
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Motivation, Personal Development, Sales, Teambuilding
Domestic Keynote Fee Range*:
Entry Level, Management, Sales, Senior Executives, Spouses, Women's Groups
• Fatten the bottom line and boost morale! Your people will learn by doing and laugh as they learn important
• Learn to create a more successful company by teaching your managers new ways to motivate employees
• A boost of energy for groups that are burned out, tensed up and stressed out
• Motivational keynote encourages audiences to risk enough to get ahead and work with a positive attitude.
• Groups learn to master change before change masters them!
*Speaker fees vary based on event location, program duration and other factors, and are subject to change without notice. Please contact us for an accurate fee quote for your event.
VICKI HITZGES, CSP*
“Best speaker the whole week!”
When you hire a speaker, you want bang for your buck. You want someone with energy. Someone who will make your audience think and laugh. Most importantly, you want your people to get practical ideas they can use right away. You’ll get all that with Vicki Hitzges.
Vicki polished her communication skills hosting TV news and talk shows at Dallas, TX affiliates for Fox, CBS and ABC and the NBC affiliate in Corpus Christi, TX where she won a National Press Club “Headliner” Award.
From TV, Vicki entered the business world as a corporate publicist where she directed the Public Relations campaign for BeautiControl Cosmetics, the world’s third-largest direct-sales cosmetics company.
Right away she attracted other prestigious clients including motivational guru, Zig Ziglar. Impressed with her vitality and creativity, Zig invited Vicki to be one of the few speakers he would personally mentor.
Within three years, Vicki had spoken from New England to New Zealand. Her clients include powerhouses like Microsoft, Cisco, American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines, Chase Bank, the CIA and FBI, the Hilton Corporation, Sabre Travel, Merck Pharmaceutical and New York Life Insurance.
Meeting planners recommend Vicki because she understands the importance of building relationships. Her passion is teaching “people skills.” Your audience will enjoy her humor; you’ll love that she’ll bring lasting results.
Vicki sports a flashing smile. She radiates energy and she loves to laugh. Audiences enjoy Vicki’s insight and vibrant delivery. Your group will, too!
* CSP: Certified Speaking Professional. Less than 7% of the speakers who belong to the International Federation for Professional Speakers hold this professional designation. The Federation is comprised of professional speaking associations worldwide.
Put Away the Lawn Mower Charlie, Those Are TREES Out There!
Theme: People reach out to people who reach out.
Benefit: All things being equal, people do business with people they like. All things NOT being equal, people STILL do business with people they like. This very fun, highly popular, interactive, funny talk teaches important people skills that are vital to anyone who works with customers and coworkers.
Jazz 'em Up -- Turn 'em Loose (How to Motivate Your Workforce)
Theme: To get employees to put out for you, you have to put out for them
Benefit: To create a more successful company by teaching your managers new ways to motivate employees
* Learn the three-step formula to motivate employees
* Learn how to inspire workers to WANT to give their best
* Learn to transform mere workers into enthusiastic producers
Ideal presentation for managers. One of the most popular, entertaining and practical talks on this subject. Managers will hear innovative, successful ideas that companies across the nation are currently using to motivate their people. Humorous, fun, filled with excellent, useful information!
Baby, Take Off Your Stress -- You Can Leave Your Hat On
Theme: How to bounce back when you feel knocked flat
Benefit: To pep up groups that are burned out, tensed up and stressed out
Your group will learn:
* Three causes of stress
* Five major ways to zap stress
* Seven wacky ways to relieve stress that really work
This fun, interactive presentation is always a hit. Volunteers demonstrate stress-releasing activities on stage. The audience laughs and learns by hearing and DOING what it takes to relieve the number one health problem facing Americans today: stress. Great workshop talk, inspiring kick-off or luncheon keynote.
What Mary Kay, Vince Lombardi & an Old Crank Could Teach You
Theme: The four steps successful people take to get ahead
Benefit: Motivational keynote reveals the four must-know “secrets” of successful people
Old Dogs -- New Tricks (Conquer the Challenge of Change)
Vicki started out as a reporter and interviewer. That’s where she developed a talent for talking to anyone about anything. The National Press Club recognized her reporting ability with its prestigious Headliner Award. Vicki hosted TV newscasts for NBC in Corpus Christi. She also hosted talk shows, anchored and reported for Fox, CBS and ABC affiliates in Dallas.
Here’s Vicki’s “most” list of celebrities she’s interviewed:
Most fun: Bette Midler.
Most famous: President Bill Clinton.
Most married: Elizabeth Taylor.
Most pumped to most plumped: Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Most difficult (surprisingly): Bill Cosby
From the wonderful world of TV, Vicki headed into public relations. One of her clients was America’s foremost motivational teacher, Zig Ziglar. Zig admired Vicki’s creativity and invited her to be one of the few speakers he has personally mentored.
Since making the transition into public speaking, Vicki has achieved numerous milestones. She was the first female speaker ever invited to address the California Business Leadership Summit. The following year she was invited back as a special guest to meet the second female speaker, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. She’s spoken to enthusiastic audiences across the United States as well as in Canada, Thailand, Panama and New Zealand.
Vicki’s as energetic off stage as she is on. In fact, she’s ready and willing to take on just about any challenge. Her proudest achievement? She once installed a toilet in her guest bathroom, aided only by over-the-phone, step-by-step instructions from the guy at the hardware store.
I am always pleased to recommend Vicki Hitzges as a speaker. She has a unique and captivating delivery and I believe you will be delighted with the results. — Zig Ziglar, America's #1 Motivator
More positive feedback than any of our speakers -- ever. — Arnold Industries
The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Thank you! — American Airlines
Your message was very entertaining, yet thought provoking and inspiring at the same time - just what we needed! — JPMorgan Chase