When it comes to hard-hitting speeches on business, success, becoming a millionaire and practice life advice, then Larry Winget is your man. Known as “The Pitbull of Personal Development” (he even trademarked the term), Winget tells it like it is in a no nonsense, in your face style that, surprisingly, audiences are embracing all over the world.
At age 49, Winget says he’s been everything. He’s been flat broke, he’s been a success, a failure, and a millionaire. Now he’s back to being a millionaire, he doesn’t plan to relinquish that status. Winget previously most notably has won awards as a salesperson, rising to a sales manager position at AT&T, and later founded three successful companies from the ground up. From these many years of business experience, this motivational speaker draws on personal knowledge and deeply-held beliefs to create speeches that hit the mark using his caustic, confrontational style.
He actually mainly has a single speech which he modifies for his audience, but those who have heard him before will recognise parts of the speech a second time through. Nonetheless, audiences enjoy experiencing Winget’s droll, dead-pan delivery which gets laughs in all the right spots with his “on the nose” content.
Much of the content from his speeches have also been included in his New York Times and Wall Street Journal best sellers, which once you dial into his ideas become all too familiar.
“Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get A Life: A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life” almost needs no introduction. An extremely confrontational book which from page one explains that he doesn’t expect you to like what he’s got to say, but you’d probably benefit from taking some of his well-meaning advice.
Another popular title “It’s Called Work for a Reason” speaks to the slacker in some of us who yearn for an easy life. This book mirrors a lot of the content of his motivational speaking when it declares that you should just get on with it, put in an honest day’s work for a day’s pay, and quit complaining. In his speeches, he often takes aim at middle managers who let 20% of the workforce get away with hiding in teams while they slack off, letting others take the brunt of the workload.
In a yearly speaking schedule that ranks as one of the busiest with over 100 engagements a year (he’s recently said that he’s going to cut back due to having too much time away from his family), Winget has spoken in front of employees from almost 400 of the Fortune 500 companies. He has also been inducted into the International Speakers Hall of Fame, which no doubt he was thoroughly unimpressed with given his lack of respect for many of the public speakers on the speaking circuit today.
He has not always had a “tell it like it is” style, but previously gave very similar speeches to many of the self help gurus, but eventually grew tired of making money but not feeling like his content came from the heart. Since then, he’s made a habit of getting right to the heart of the matter and not mincing his words. The change of content met with wide audience approval and along with his confrontational style and unusual dress sense, he never stops making a strong impression wherever he speaks.
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