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Bob Negen

Founder of Mackinaw Kite Co., retail marketer and entrepreneur

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Bob Negen, founder of Mackinaw Kite Co., will bring a sense of fun and adventure to your audience. His "make it fun, but get it done" attitude has given Bob an expert edge, not only in marketing, but also in practical, proven customer service practices, solid, common sense employee management, super efficient operations and focusing the entrepreneurial spirit.

Bob discovered his entrepreneurial spirit at the age of twenty-three and opened one of the world's first kite stores. In a business where having fun was a job requirement, Bob demonstrated to the world that having fun has no age barrier. He helped change the public's perception of the kite from a child's toy to an "eco-friendly" hobby for families and people of all ages.

The Mackinaw Kite Co., a chain of specialty toy and kite stores, was founded in 1981. In only twenty years, Bob grew his company from $17,000 to over $3 million in annual sales. In 1998, the company was named "Retailer of the Year" by the Kite Trade Association.

A natural marketer, Bob constantly created many successful promotions. His favorite, The Great Lakes Sports Kite Championships, is one of the largest, most prestigious kite events in the world. It is held annually in Grand Haven, Michigan, where in 2005, it was held as a benefit for The Children's Leukemia Foundation.

Bob was also instrumental in helping create a nation wide yo-yo boom. He employed eight full-time yo-yo professionals to perform in schools, malls, nationally broad cast parades, professional sporting events and other large entertainment venues. His company opened over a dozen "Yo-Yo Universe" kiosks in shopping malls and hired and trained over one hundred fifty employees. Using his unique training system, he was able to sell over $2 million dollars worth of yo-yos in a little over six months.

His yo-yo adventure forced Bob to boil down twenty years of hard-earned experience about life as an entrepreneur into a fun, but no-nonsense, only-if-it-works outlook on business.

Bob will bring the same sense of fun and adventure to your audience that he brought to the toy business. In Bob you have a real business person whose knowledge, skill and passion come from the trenches of small business. His credibility and audience connection come from shared experience. When Bob tells an audience that something will work, it will. He speaks from experience.

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Bob Negen

Founder of Mackinaw Kite Co., retail marketer and entrepreneur

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Bob Negen Biography

Bob Negen, founder of Mackinaw Kite Co., will bring a sense of fun and adventure to your audience. His "make it fun, but get it done" attitude has given Bob an expert edge, not only in marketing, but also in practical, proven customer service practices, solid, common sense employee management, super efficient operations and focusing the entrepreneurial spirit.

Bob discovered his entrepreneurial spirit at the age of twenty-three and opened one of the world's first kite stores. In a business where having fun was a job requirement, Bob demonstrated to the world that having fun has no age barrier. He helped change the public's perception of the kite from a child's toy to an "eco-friendly" hobby for families and people of all ages.

The Mackinaw Kite Co., a chain of specialty toy and kite stores, was founded in 1981. In only twenty years, Bob grew his company from $17,000 to over $3 million in annual sales. In 1998, the company was named "Retailer of the Year" by the Kite Trade Association.

A natural marketer, Bob constantly created many successful promotions. His favorite, The Great Lakes Sports Kite Championships, is one of the largest, most prestigious kite events in the world. It is held annually in Grand Haven, Michigan, where in 2005, it was held as a benefit for The Children's Leukemia Foundation.

Bob was also instrumental in helping create a nation wide yo-yo boom. He employed eight full-time yo-yo professionals to perform in schools, malls, nationally broad cast parades, professional sporting events and other large entertainment venues. His company opened over a dozen "Yo-Yo Universe" kiosks in shopping malls and hired and trained over one hundred fifty employees. Using his unique training system, he was able to sell over $2 million dollars worth of yo-yos in a little over six months.

His yo-yo adventure forced Bob to boil down twenty years of hard-earned experience about life as an entrepreneur into a fun, but no-nonsense, only-if-it-works outlook on business.

Bob will bring the same sense of fun and adventure to your audience that he brought to the toy business. In Bob you have a real business person whose knowledge, skill and passion come from the trenches of small business. His credibility and audience connection come from shared experience. When Bob tells an audience that something will work, it will. He speaks from experience.

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  • How to book Bob Negen?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bob Negen 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 Bob Negen, 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 Bob Negen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bob Negen?

    Booking fees for Bob Negen, 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 Bob Negen, 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 Bob Negen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bob Negen 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 Bob Negen 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 Bob Negen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bob Negen 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.

Bob Negen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bob Negen for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Bob Negen generally travels from MI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sam Geist, Michael Bergdahl, Debbie Allen, Thomas Winninger and Marc Slutsky. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bob Negen for an upcoming event.

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