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 John DiFrances Biography

Mr. Di Frances is a senior executive advisor and Professional Member of the National Speakers' Association. He assists a wide range of corporate, not-for-profit, government agency and academic institution clients, including Fortune 100 companies. Clients served are located in the America's, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. Off-shore organizations have historically constituted a third of the firm's client base. His theme, Leaders Creating Synergistic Innovation incorporates the following primary topic areas:

Leadership

Innovation

Synergy

Mr. Di Frances has a unique ability to develop creative multifaceted strategems to address the problems faced by executive decision makers across a wide variety of complex strategic issues. Through the development and application of creative graphical paradigms, he assists the firm's clients to constructively resolve a wide array of problems ranging from complex market and competitive issues to critical organizational strategies.

He is equally comfortable in corporate retreat settings as in boardroom crises. Mr. Di Frances is an accomplished keynote speaker who fashions each presentation to the specific needs of his audience. He has worked in the arena of complex federal government acquisition regulations and the arcane world of white-collar fraud recovery in off-shore jurisdictions, wherein American, English, and Napoleanic law collide.

Mr. Di Frances' practice has taken him from aircraft manufacturing plants to “black” weapons programs; small technology firms to large vehicle production facilities; the pharmaceutical industry, to high volume consumer product manufacturing facilities; as well as the information technology, banking, insurance and securities industries. Additionally he has worked extensively with not-for-profit organizations, including foundations and churches, government agencies and academic institutions. He has authored numerous articles on issues pertaining to various strategic and decision making issues. In addition, he is the author or co-author of numerous texts that form the basis for seminars he has presented. Jackbilt™ a Company and Radical Leadership: Leaders Creating Synergistic Innovation are his two new books being published in 2001.

Prior to founding the firm in 1983, Mr. Di Frances served as Director - Project Development and Logistics and as a member of the senior leadership strategic planning committee of an independent petroleum company having sales of $400 million across forty states. His responsibilities included total corporate distribution and logistics, as well as the analysis and development of new business opportunities and the implementation of long-range market development and penetration planning. Prior to this, he was active in the commodities export industry with an overseas-based multinational company.

 

A Unique Perspective, An Uncommon Resource

Leadership, Innovation and Synergy are the dynamics of John Di Frances' message to today's organizations. If you are looking for a quick fix, feel good approach; John is not your man. That would be like comparing a candy bar to whole food. One gives you a shot of quick energy that evaporates as your blood sugar drops. On the other hand, real food delivers substance to feed the body of your organization and promote growth.

The Man

John assists senior executive leaders to apply the dynamic of Synergistic Innovation throughout their organizations. His role is three fold: first to guide, second to equip, and third to mentor. As a gifted speaker, he captures his audiences' attention through thought-provoking insights, rich content and lively, sometimes humorous discourse whether on stage before thousands or working with a handful of senior executives in the boardroom. John possesses a remarkable ability to identify the critical issues and opportunities that will propel the organization forward. His more than twenty-five years of corporate, nonprofit and government agency experience spans organizations from aerospace and defense to medical and pharmaceutical; black programs and high technology to consumer products; engineering and construction to computers, software and systems as well as religious and philanthropic. This broad knowledge base enables John to offer senior executive leaders a unique perspective, an uncommon resource.

The Medium

His style is open, honest and flexible. Graphical paradigms combine with hard-hitting examples and uplifting stories to make content memorable and easily understood. Written materials reflect a similar emphasis on visual imagery for rapid recall and review of important topics. Each engagement, including keynotes, is tailored to the individual client's needs and strategic objectives.

The Message

Simple, yet profound. Leadership is top down; it is the foundation upon which every aspect of an organization is established. Leadership, which is growth centered, is not synonymous with management, which is inherently effectiveness oriented while operations is the heart and cash register of the organization. Innovation is the direct outcome of exemplary leadership and determines the future of every organization. It enables organizations to move beyond evolutionary growth to a position of market leadership. Synergy acts as a powerful catalyst, transforming a series of unrelated innovative advances into the chain reaction of breakthrough growth. Greatly reducing the time required to reach major goals, synergy leaves the competition in the dust, wondering what happened.

John's passion is to communicate these principles. Whether speaking, teaching or advising senior executives, his goal is to maximize client value. Synergistic Innovation is the dynamic by which you can begin implementing the future today.

Articles by John DiFrances:

Don`t Wait Until The Horse Is Out To Close The Barn Door

Customer Satisfaction: Are You Treating the Sneeze or the Cold?

"Miracle Max" On Market Breakthroughs

Negotiate Like "The Gambler" To Win

10 Compelling Reasons Not To Downsize

An Alternative to Layoffs and Job Cuts in Economic Downturns

A Public Response to Terrorism Needed From Our Corporate Leaders

Rx for Falling Corporate Profits

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  • Unique Keynotes

    As a professional speaker, John Di Frances' keynotes are unique in that he does not use ‘stock’ or so called ‘customized’ presentations. Instead, John creates each keynote beginning from a blank sheet of paper, in order to achieve the outcomes desired by the organization for whom he is speaking. John believes that each audience is unique and thus, deserves a keynote that is designed for them, to meet their specific needs, not generalized for many audiences. To do so, he conduct telephone or onsite interviews with designated personnel within the organization as well as his own research, so that he understands their organization, their opportunities and challenges and then John develops his presentation from that information. All veteran keynote speakers have the capacity to motivate their audiences, but what benefits event attendees most is a professional speaker with an extensive business career who has worked across a broad range of industries and who understands both the challenges and opportunities as well as what makes working professionals successful. The speaker should speak from personal knowledge and experience to equip, providing the knowledge needed to expand skills, empower, with relevant new ideas, motivate and challenge participants to boldly apply what they have learned. To do so, the speaker must have the depth of life, leadership and professional experience to understand the audience, their challenges and and how they can become more successful in their careers. John has been speaking professionally since 2000 and prior to that instructed numerous seminars for universities and private organizations. Clients have included AOL Time Warner, Scholastic Corporation, International Association of Accounting Firms, Nextel, Thrivent Financial, Insurance Accounting & Systems Association, Barton Malow, UCB Pharma, Kraft Foods, Walsh Construction and GE Healthcare and many others. Although I speak mostly for corporate and industry association audiences, I also have been the keynote speaker for government, nonprofit and other public events, such as the U.S. Government’s Senior Executive Service (SES) at the FBI Academy, the GSA and Tulane Law School in New Orleans. John Di Frances' background includes a decade in corporate operating management and executive roles, followed by years of global consulting across a wide range of companies from Fortune 100 to start-ups. Based upon his broad experince across industries and types of organizations, John is able to address a wide range of topics. To see some of his most requested, please go to [Unique Keynote Business Speaker and Facilitator](http://www.difrances.com/unique-keynotes-business-speaker/)

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  • HOW TO BOOK John DiFrances?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John DiFrances for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for John DiFrances, 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 pricing information and check availability for John DiFrances or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK John DiFrances?

    Booking fees for John DiFrances, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John DiFrances, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR John DiFrances?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John DiFrances for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John DiFrances for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John DiFrances or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John DiFrances or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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John DiFrances

Author - Global Strategy & Innovation Consultant - Motivational Business Keynote Speaker

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John DiFrances Biography

Mr. Di Frances is a senior executive advisor and Professional Member of the National Speakers' Association. He assists a wide range of corporate, not-for-profit, government agency and academic institution clients, including Fortune 100 companies. Clients served are located in the America's, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. Off-shore organizations have historically constituted a third of the firm's client base. His theme, Leaders Creating Synergistic Innovation incorporates the following primary topic areas:

Leadership

Innovation

Synergy

Mr. Di Frances has a unique ability to develop creative multifaceted strategems to address the problems faced by executive decision makers across a wide variety of complex strategic issues. Through the development and application of creative graphical paradigms, he assists the firm's clients to constructively resolve a wide array of problems ranging from complex market and competitive issues to critical organizational strategies.

He is equally comfortable in corporate retreat settings as in boardroom crises. Mr. Di Frances is an accomplished keynote speaker who fashions each presentation to the specific needs of his audience. He has worked in the arena of complex federal government acquisition regulations and the arcane world of white-collar fraud recovery in off-shore jurisdictions, wherein American, English, and Napoleanic law collide.

Mr. Di Frances' practice has taken him from aircraft manufacturing plants to “black” weapons programs; small technology firms to large vehicle production facilities; the pharmaceutical industry, to high volume consumer product manufacturing facilities; as well as the information technology, banking, insurance and securities industries. Additionally he has worked extensively with not-for-profit organizations, including foundations and churches, government agencies and academic institutions. He has authored numerous articles on issues pertaining to various strategic and decision making issues. In addition, he is the author or co-author of numerous texts that form the basis for seminars he has presented. Jackbilt™ a Company and Radical Leadership: Leaders Creating Synergistic Innovation are his two new books being published in 2001.

Prior to founding the firm in 1983, Mr. Di Frances served as Director - Project Development and Logistics and as a member of the senior leadership strategic planning committee of an independent petroleum company having sales of $400 million across forty states. His responsibilities included total corporate distribution and logistics, as well as the analysis and development of new business opportunities and the implementation of long-range market development and penetration planning. Prior to this, he was active in the commodities export industry with an overseas-based multinational company.

 

A Unique Perspective, An Uncommon Resource

Leadership, Innovation and Synergy are the dynamics of John Di Frances' message to today's organizations. If you are looking for a quick fix, feel good approach; John is not your man. That would be like comparing a candy bar to whole food. One gives you a shot of quick energy that evaporates as your blood sugar drops. On the other hand, real food delivers substance to feed the body of your organization and promote growth.

The Man

John assists senior executive leaders to apply the dynamic of Synergistic Innovation throughout their organizations. His role is three fold: first to guide, second to equip, and third to mentor. As a gifted speaker, he captures his audiences' attention through thought-provoking insights, rich content and lively, sometimes humorous discourse whether on stage before thousands or working with a handful of senior executives in the boardroom. John possesses a remarkable ability to identify the critical issues and opportunities that will propel the organization forward. His more than twenty-five years of corporate, nonprofit and government agency experience spans organizations from aerospace and defense to medical and pharmaceutical; black programs and high technology to consumer products; engineering and construction to computers, software and systems as well as religious and philanthropic. This broad knowledge base enables John to offer senior executive leaders a unique perspective, an uncommon resource.

The Medium

His style is open, honest and flexible. Graphical paradigms combine with hard-hitting examples and uplifting stories to make content memorable and easily understood. Written materials reflect a similar emphasis on visual imagery for rapid recall and review of important topics. Each engagement, including keynotes, is tailored to the individual client's needs and strategic objectives.

The Message

Simple, yet profound. Leadership is top down; it is the foundation upon which every aspect of an organization is established. Leadership, which is growth centered, is not synonymous with management, which is inherently effectiveness oriented while operations is the heart and cash register of the organization. Innovation is the direct outcome of exemplary leadership and determines the future of every organization. It enables organizations to move beyond evolutionary growth to a position of market leadership. Synergy acts as a powerful catalyst, transforming a series of unrelated innovative advances into the chain reaction of breakthrough growth. Greatly reducing the time required to reach major goals, synergy leaves the competition in the dust, wondering what happened.

John's passion is to communicate these principles. Whether speaking, teaching or advising senior executives, his goal is to maximize client value. Synergistic Innovation is the dynamic by which you can begin implementing the future today.

Articles by John DiFrances:

Don`t Wait Until The Horse Is Out To Close The Barn Door

Customer Satisfaction: Are You Treating the Sneeze or the Cold?

"Miracle Max" On Market Breakthroughs

Negotiate Like "The Gambler" To Win

10 Compelling Reasons Not To Downsize

An Alternative to Layoffs and Job Cuts in Economic Downturns

A Public Response to Terrorism Needed From Our Corporate Leaders

Rx for Falling Corporate Profits

John DiFrances Speaking Topics

  • Unique Keynotes

    As a professional speaker, John Di Frances' keynotes are unique in that he does not use ‘stock’ or so called ‘customized’ presentations. Instead, John creates each keynote beginning from a blank sheet of paper, in order to achieve the outcomes desired by the organization for whom he is speaking. John believes that each audience is unique and thus, deserves a keynote that is designed for them, to meet their specific needs, not generalized for many audiences. To do so, he conduct telephone or onsite interviews with designated personnel within the organization as well as his own research, so that he understands their organization, their opportunities and challenges and then John develops his presentation from that information. All veteran keynote speakers have the capacity to motivate their audiences, but what benefits event attendees most is a professional speaker with an extensive business career who has worked across a broad range of industries and who understands both the challenges and opportunities as well as what makes working professionals successful. The speaker should speak from personal knowledge and experience to equip, providing the knowledge needed to expand skills, empower, with relevant new ideas, motivate and challenge participants to boldly apply what they have learned. To do so, the speaker must have the depth of life, leadership and professional experience to understand the audience, their challenges and and how they can become more successful in their careers. John has been speaking professionally since 2000 and prior to that instructed numerous seminars for universities and private organizations. Clients have included AOL Time Warner, Scholastic Corporation, International Association of Accounting Firms, Nextel, Thrivent Financial, Insurance Accounting & Systems Association, Barton Malow, UCB Pharma, Kraft Foods, Walsh Construction and GE Healthcare and many others. Although I speak mostly for corporate and industry association audiences, I also have been the keynote speaker for government, nonprofit and other public events, such as the U.S. Government’s Senior Executive Service (SES) at the FBI Academy, the GSA and Tulane Law School in New Orleans. John Di Frances' background includes a decade in corporate operating management and executive roles, followed by years of global consulting across a wide range of companies from Fortune 100 to start-ups. Based upon his broad experince across industries and types of organizations, John is able to address a wide range of topics. To see some of his most requested, please go to [Unique Keynote Business Speaker and Facilitator](http://www.difrances.com/unique-keynotes-business-speaker/)

FAQs on booking John DiFrances

  • How to book John DiFrances?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John DiFrances for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for John DiFrances, 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 pricing information and check availability for John DiFrances or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book John DiFrances?

    Booking fees for John DiFrances, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John DiFrances, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for John DiFrances?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John DiFrances for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John DiFrances for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John DiFrances or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John DiFrances or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

John DiFrances is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book John DiFrances for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. John DiFrances generally travels from WI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bernard "Bernie" Marcus, Brian Gunia, Mary Flynn, Martin Danoesastro and Dr. Julie Ducharme. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John DiFrances for an upcoming event.

John DiFrances Speaking Topics

  • Unique Keynotes

    As a professional speaker, John Di Frances' keynotes are unique in that he does not use ‘stock’ or so called ‘customized’ presentations. Instead, John creates each keynote beginning from a blank sheet of paper, in order to achieve the outcomes desired by the organization for whom he is speaking. John believes that each audience is unique and thus, deserves a keynote that is designed for them, to meet their specific needs, not generalized for many audiences. To do so, he conduct telephone or onsite interviews with designated personnel within the organization as well as his own research, so that he understands their organization, their opportunities and challenges and then John develops his presentation from that information. All veteran keynote speakers have the capacity to motivate their audiences, but what benefits event attendees most is a professional speaker with an extensive business career who has worked across a broad range of industries and who understands both the challenges and opportunities as well as what makes working professionals successful. The speaker should speak from personal knowledge and experience to equip, providing the knowledge needed to expand skills, empower, with relevant new ideas, motivate and challenge participants to boldly apply what they have learned. To do so, the speaker must have the depth of life, leadership and professional experience to understand the audience, their challenges and and how they can become more successful in their careers. John has been speaking professionally since 2000 and prior to that instructed numerous seminars for universities and private organizations. Clients have included AOL Time Warner, Scholastic Corporation, International Association of Accounting Firms, Nextel, Thrivent Financial, Insurance Accounting & Systems Association, Barton Malow, UCB Pharma, Kraft Foods, Walsh Construction and GE Healthcare and many others. Although I speak mostly for corporate and industry association audiences, I also have been the keynote speaker for government, nonprofit and other public events, such as the U.S. Government’s Senior Executive Service (SES) at the FBI Academy, the GSA and Tulane Law School in New Orleans. John Di Frances' background includes a decade in corporate operating management and executive roles, followed by years of global consulting across a wide range of companies from Fortune 100 to start-ups. Based upon his broad experince across industries and types of organizations, John is able to address a wide range of topics. To see some of his most requested, please go to [Unique Keynote Business Speaker and Facilitator](http://www.difrances.com/unique-keynotes-business-speaker/)

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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.

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