you Bob, it is always a pleasure to see a true professional at work.
You have made the name "Speaker" stand out as a truism
- someone who encourages people to examine their lives and make adjustments.
The personal stories you shared with your audience made such a great
impression on everyone. The comments indicated you hit people right
where it is important - in their hearts. Each of those in your audience
took away a new feeling of personal success and encouragement."
Eleven Human Resources and Communications
the International President of the Global Speakers Federation
I have seen many speakers present in the last 12 months around the
world. Bob "Idea man" Hooey is one of the most outstanding
speakers I have seen and worked with. He truly walks his
talk and is a fountain of ideas and innovation in his presentation
on stage and in his dealings off stage. I recommend Bob to anyone
who is seeking a dynamic speaker who will bring something interesting,
thought provoking and fun every time he gets up to speak." Lindsay Adams CSP
President, Global Speakers Federation 2009-2010
his 'competitors' don't want you to know about Canada's Ideaman,
what his fans and successful clients do!
outlines real-life, results-based ideas personally mined from
over 29 years of rich leadership experience in sales, retail,
successful association and commercial leadership and management.
'Idea Man' Hooey
48th Accredited Speaker
in the world.
Selling Tips founder and successful author, Bob Hooey is
a charismatic, confident leader, engaging sales trainer and inspirational
speaker who has worked successfully with a wide range of audiences
and clients. Using personal stories based on rich experience, he
challenges his audiences to engage his Ideas
At Work!- To act on what they hear!
gives them clear, easily used building blocks for increased success
in productively enhancing their sales, leadership, career, or business.
He equips them to lead and motivate their employees and sales teams
to succeed. He gives them proven, innovative success techniques
to increase their effectiveness and to hone specific skills critical
to succeed personally and professionally.
helps sales professionals successfully hone those presentation and
strategic skills needed to win in the selling game.
His leadership, sales, career success and business enhancing ideas
have been applied successfully by thousands of leading
edge professionals, sales professionals, leaders, Canada's
50 Best Managed Companies, as well as employees and volunteers in
7 countries spanning 3 continents, to date.
is the prolific author
of ten sales, business, leadership, and career development success
books; a mini-book series; several pocket wisdom books; an e-book
series; success systems; and special resource guides and reports,
and Business Enhancement Success Tools
to reinforce his various sales and business success programs including:
"Prepare Yourself to WIN!" and "Creating Time to
Sell, Lead or Manage."
August of 1998, Toastmasters
International recognized Bob "for his professionalism
and outstanding achievements in public speaking" in Palm
Toastmaster, Bob Hooey became the 48th person in their history
to earn this professional designation as an Accredited
with distinction in District 21 and as Governor (1997-98) for BC’s
3500 plus Toastmasters and served as District 42's Executive Leadership
coach for 5 years.
Toastmaster, Bob Hooey, remains an active Toastmaster,
speaking at District and Regional conferences across North America.
He has served as D42's Executive Leadership coach for the past 5
keynoted the annual Leadership Luncheon during Toastmasters International
convention on August 15th, 2008 in Calgary.
the CAPS National conference, in December 2000, Bob was given a
special CAPS National President's Award "for his energetic contribution
to the advancement of CAPS and his living example of the power of
1999, he became the first Canadian to attend CAMP NSA, opening the
door for successive Chapter and National leaders to engage and experience
this amazing leadership training. In 2000, Bob was elected to the
CAPS National Board, serving two years as a National Director. He
was honored for his dedicated national leadership service in 2002.
He is currently an active leader and professional member of the
CAPS Edmonton chapter.
Big Dreams...small steps
Author preparing to enjoy a well deserved meal after a 3000
foot vertical climb to the top of a mountain in BC.
winning kitchen designer Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey, CKD-Emeritus
(Retired), is one of less than 75
Canadian kitchen designers to earn this prestigious Certification
by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Bob continues
to serve as an NKBA
teaching professional, and prior to his retirement, authored
"How to Remodel Your Kitchen & Stay Married!" to
help his remodeling clients.
He has been honored by the United Nations Association and
received the CANADA 125 award for his ongoing leadership contributions
to the community.
has been inducted into the Toastmasters International Hall
of Fame on numerous occasions for his leadership contributions.
August of 1988, Bob joined 3 other men to sail a 65 foot gaff-rigged,
steel-hulled schooner from Honolulu to Kobe, Japan, barely
surviving a "baby" typhoon en route.
long and harrowing days later they safely sailed into the
shows the crew crossing the International Date Line.
'Idea Man' Hooey's Professional Affiliations and Service
National Director - Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
- Vancouver, BC Chapter - Canadian Association of Professional
Speakers (1999 & 2000)
Director CAPS – Edmonton Chapter (2003-2004)
– CAPS Vancouver Chapter (1997) Served on the board until 2002
founding member – CAPS Sask. Chapter (2001)
member - CAPS Halifax (2005)
Member – CAPS Edmonton Chapter (2002 – current)
Member - Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (1997 -
Member – Canadian Society for Training and Development (2003 –
Member - International Federation for Professional Speakers (1997
Societies Member - National Kitchen and Bath Association (1993
- current) CKD-Emeritus status (retired 2002)
and twice Distinguished Toastmaster - Toastmasters International
(1991 - current)
21 Governor - (BC) Toastmasters International (1997-1998)
President - Micro Enterprise Association of BC (1997-1999)
President - New Westminster Community Development Society (1994-1999)
- Burnaby Board of Trade (1999 - current)
Executive Leadership Coach (2003- current)
and GT (Great Tiger) working together at the Edmonton Home Show
April 18, 1970
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