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Kizer & Bender

Consumer Anthropologists & Retail Strategists; Experts on Everything Retail

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Kizer & Bender Biography

Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender, known as Kizer & Bender, are consumer anthropologists, keynote speakers, authors, and consultants who have helped thousands of businesses in the retail, creative, restaurant, healthcare, hospitality, collegiate, travel, tanning, beauty, funeral, tech, auto, sales, and service industries since 1990.

They are contributors to MSNBC’s "Your Business." They made Meetings & Conventions Magazine's list of Meeting Planners Favorite Keynote Speakers and have been named two of Retailing's Most Influential People. As global retail thought leaders, Kizer & Bender are listed among the Top 40 Omnichannel Retail Influencers, Top 100 Retail Influencers, and the Top Retail Industry Experts to Follow on Social Media. Their award-winning blog, Retail Adventures, is consistently listed among important retail and small business blogs. Kizer & Bender serve as BrainTrust panelists for RetailWire and are partners and emcees for the popular Independent Retailer Conference.

Kizer & Bender are experts on generational diversity, consumer trends, marketing, and promotion, and everything retail. As consumer anthropologists, they stalk and study that most elusive of mammals: today's consumer. Any speaker can talk about consumers, but Kizer & Bender actually become them. In addition to focus groups, one-on-one interviews, and intensive on-site studies, their research includes posing as every kind of customer you can imagine. The result of their research is literally straight from the mouth of the consumer: solid ground-level intelligence you can use to better serve your own customers.

Their observations are widely featured in the media, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Las Vegas Review Journal, NBC, CBS, ABC, WGN, MSNBC, National Public Radio (NPR), The Voice of America, AARP, Deseret News, The Washington Post, and the National Retail Federation. Their books “Visual Merchandising & Store Design: How to Set Your Sales Floor to Sell,” “BRANDING!,” and “Jingle Bells, Christmas Sells: Events, Promotions & Tips for the Holiday Season!,” have helped thousands of retailers improve their bottom line. Their magazine column, "Georganne & Rich on the Road," is a two-time winner of the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) Award of Excellence.

Kizer & Bender's presentations blend brilliant content with colorful examples, humor, and insight. You'll learn while you laugh! Attendees come away with inspiration, ideas, strategies, tactics, tips and techniques they can use the second they return to business.

Speaking Topics
  • How to Optimize Your Success at Trade Shows

  • Think Like a Brand but Act Like a Business

  • How to Find, Train & Motivate the Best Employees

  • Digital Marketing: Essential Strategies for a Noisy World

  • Social Media Marketing for Retailers: How to Get in Front of Your Customers and Stay There!

  • Neutralizing Your Competition: How to Attract Shoppers to Your Brick and Mortar Store

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  • How do I book Kizer & Bender to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Kizer & Bender for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Kizer & Bender, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Kizer & Bender or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Kizer & Bender

    Speaking fees for Kizer & Bender, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Kizer & Bender are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Kizer & Bender, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Kizer & Bender speak about?

    Kizer & Bender is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Business Leaders, Consulting, Culture, Customer Service, Generational Issues, Sales, Sales, Marketing and Branding, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Kizer & Bender travel from?

    Kizer & Bender generally travels from St. Charles, IL, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Kizer & Bender’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Kizer & Bender for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kizer & Bender for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Kizer & Bender or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Consumer Anthropologists & Retail Strategists; Experts on Everything Retail

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Kizer & Bender Biography

Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender, known as Kizer & Bender, are consumer anthropologists, keynote speakers, authors, and consultants who have helped thousands of businesses in the retail, creative, restaurant, healthcare, hospitality, collegiate, travel, tanning, beauty, funeral, tech, auto, sales, and service industries since 1990.

They are contributors to MSNBC’s "Your Business." They made Meetings & Conventions Magazine's list of Meeting Planners Favorite Keynote Speakers and have been named two of Retailing's Most Influential People. As global retail thought leaders, Kizer & Bender are listed among the Top 40 Omnichannel Retail Influencers, Top 100 Retail Influencers, and the Top Retail Industry Experts to Follow on Social Media. Their award-winning blog, Retail Adventures, is consistently listed among important retail and small business blogs. Kizer & Bender serve as BrainTrust panelists for RetailWire and are partners and emcees for the popular Independent Retailer Conference.

Kizer & Bender are experts on generational diversity, consumer trends, marketing, and promotion, and everything retail. As consumer anthropologists, they stalk and study that most elusive of mammals: today's consumer. Any speaker can talk about consumers, but Kizer & Bender actually become them. In addition to focus groups, one-on-one interviews, and intensive on-site studies, their research includes posing as every kind of customer you can imagine. The result of their research is literally straight from the mouth of the consumer: solid ground-level intelligence you can use to better serve your own customers.

Their observations are widely featured in the media, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Las Vegas Review Journal, NBC, CBS, ABC, WGN, MSNBC, National Public Radio (NPR), The Voice of America, AARP, Deseret News, The Washington Post, and the National Retail Federation. Their books “Visual Merchandising & Store Design: How to Set Your Sales Floor to Sell,” “BRANDING!,” and “Jingle Bells, Christmas Sells: Events, Promotions & Tips for the Holiday Season!,” have helped thousands of retailers improve their bottom line. Their magazine column, "Georganne & Rich on the Road," is a two-time winner of the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) Award of Excellence.

Kizer & Bender's presentations blend brilliant content with colorful examples, humor, and insight. You'll learn while you laugh! Attendees come away with inspiration, ideas, strategies, tactics, tips and techniques they can use the second they return to business.

Kizer & Bender Speaking Topics

  • How to Optimize Your Success at Trade Shows

  • Think Like a Brand but Act Like a Business

  • How to Find, Train & Motivate the Best Employees

  • Digital Marketing: Essential Strategies for a Noisy World

  • Social Media Marketing for Retailers: How to Get in Front of Your Customers and Stay There!

  • Neutralizing Your Competition: How to Attract Shoppers to Your Brick and Mortar Store

Kizer & Bender Videos

  • KIZER & BENDER on MSNBC Retail Rearrange Shopping Patterns ...
    The goal of every retail owner is to get customers through your front door. But when they arrive, how do you get them to buy? Here Rich Kizer and...

FAQs on booking Kizer & Bender

  • How do I book Kizer & Bender to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Kizer & Bender for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Kizer & Bender, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Kizer & Bender or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Kizer & Bender

    Speaking fees for Kizer & Bender, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Kizer & Bender are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Kizer & Bender, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Kizer & Bender speak about?

    Kizer & Bender is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Business Leaders, Consulting, Culture, Customer Service, Generational Issues, Sales, Sales, Marketing and Branding, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Kizer & Bender travel from?

    Kizer & Bender generally travels from St. Charles, IL, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Kizer & Bender’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Kizer & Bender for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kizer & Bender for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Kizer & Bender or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Kizer & Bender is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as How to Optimize Your Success at Trade Shows, Think Like a Brand but Act Like a Business, How to Find, Train & Motivate the Best Employees, Digital Marketing: Essential Strategies for a Noisy World, Social Media Marketing for Retailers: How to Get in Front of Your Customers and Stay There! and Neutralizing Your Competition: How to Attract Shoppers to Your Brick and Mortar Store. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kizer & Bender for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Kizer & Bender generally travels from St. Charles, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are R "Ray" Wang, Paco Underhill, Dr. Michael Solomon, Robert Spector and Kelly McDonald. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kizer & Bender for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kizer & Bender Speaking Topics

  • How to Optimize Your Success at Trade Shows

  • Think Like a Brand but Act Like a Business

  • How to Find, Train & Motivate the Best Employees

  • Digital Marketing: Essential Strategies for a Noisy World

  • Social Media Marketing for Retailers: How to Get in Front of Your Customers and Stay There!

  • Neutralizing Your Competition: How to Attract Shoppers to Your Brick and Mortar Store

Kizer & Bender Speaker Videos

  • KIZER & BENDER on MSNBC Retail Rearrange Shopping Patterns ...
    The goal of every retail owner is to get customers through your front door. But when they arrive, how do you get them to buy? Here Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender transform the sales floor at...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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