"Carmine coaches CEOs and senior leaders at the world’s largest brands, including 7 of the top 10 Most Admired Companies" – Fortune Magazine

CARMINE GALLO is a three-time Wall Street Journal bestselling author, internationally popular keynote speaker, Harvard instructor, and leadership advisor for the world’s most admired brands. 

A “communications guru,” according to Publishers Weekly, Gallo’s books have been translated into more than 40 languages. He delivers highly customized, engaging, inspiring, and actionable multimedia keynotes based on his international bestsellers: Talk Like TED, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, The Storyteller’s Secret, and Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great

Gallo is one of the most influential voices in communication, business and leadership. Gallo has been called “a master raconteur” by Worth Magazine and has “built a career sharing secrets we can all learn from,” according to ABC’s 20/20. He has also been featured on CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg TV, and in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Costco Connection, and Success Magazine. 

Gallo has built a reputation for transforming leaders into powerful storytellers and communicators at the world’s largest brands including: Accenture, Allstate, Amazon Web Services, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Chevron, Cisco, Coca-Cola, Disney, Ford, Google, HCA Health, Hyundai, Intel, JPMorgan Chase, Kaiser, LinkedIn, McKinsey, Medtronic, Microsoft, Pfizer, Salesforce, SAP, Walmart, and many others. His books are also required reading at some of the highest levels of the U.S. military where leaders are training the next generation of team commanders.

Gallo’s books have been endorsed by a who’s who of billionaires and business leaders such as Howard Schultz, Marc Benioff, Tony Hsieh, Tony Robbins, Adam Grant, Daniel Pink, and Barbara Corcoran. In addition to playing a role in shaping the messages behind products that touch your life every day, Carmine Gallo is an instructor and program leader in executive education at Harvard University. He also writes popular columns for The Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Business Insider, and

For more info visit Carmine's website at and check out his YouTube channel: CarmineGalloTV.

[NOTE: The opinions expressed by Carmine Gallo in TALK LIKE TED are his own. His books are not endorsed, sponsored or authorized by TED Conferences, LLC or its affiliates.]

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The Bezos Blueprint: The Communication Secrets that Power Amazon’s Success

Plenty of leaders have good ideas, but transformative leaders have sharpened the rare ability to persuade others to act on those ideas. They simplify complexity, align teams around a shared vision, and motivate people to do more than they think possible. In this engaging multimedia keynote, international bestselling author and Harvard instructor, Carmine Gallo, shows you how to leverage advanced storytelling and communication skills to stand out and get ahead, to go from where you are today to where you imagine yourself to be.

In his new book, The Bezos Blueprint, Gallo reveals the leadership and communication strategies that Jeff Bezos pioneered to fuel Amazon’s astonishing growth. As one of the most innovative and visionary entrepreneurs of our time, Bezos reimagined the way leaders write, speak, and motivate teams and customers. Former Amazonians who worked directly with Bezos have adopted these strategies as blueprints to launch their companies. Now, these tools are available to you.

The Bezos Blueprint complements Gallo’s popular books on leadership and communication that have been translated into more than forty languages and are hailed as must-reads among entrepreneurs, MBA students, and C-suite executives. Bezos, too, is a student of communication. By reimagining the way Amazonians write, speak, pitch and present, Bezos created a scalable model that fueled his company’s growth from ten people in a garage to one of the world’s most admired and influential brands.

According to former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis, “Communication is at the heart of brilliant leadership. When I spoke publicly in my military days, I would often dive into Carmine Gallo's evocative books on communication skills. Carmine now turns his lens on another visionary business leader, Jeff Bezos, analyzing the Amazon founder's extensive collection of writings and speeches for unique and actionable insights that will help anyone sharpen their communication skills.” Learn more: Bezos Blueprint | Carmine Gallo

Below are practical, actionable ideas from The Bezos Blueprint Gallo shares in his keynotes:

The Power of Storytelling to Sell Ideas, Grow Brands, and Engage Customers

“The Storyteller’s Secret is an infectious and indispensable guide for readers with an idea to sell.” – Publisher’s Weekly

Google is coaching its managers, leaders and sales professionals to be storytellers. The software giant SAP is doing the same, as is Oracle, Salesforce, Nike, KPMG, Wynn Resorts, Accenture, and many other global brands. Storytelling is their competitive advantage. Brands and leaders worldwide are inspired by Carmine Gallo’s ideas on storytelling. As a communication coach for the world’s most admired brands, a Harvard instructor, a popular columnist for Forbes and Inc., and the author of bestsellers, The Storyteller’s Secret and Talk Like TED, Carmine is one of the most recognized experts on business storytelling.

In this inspiring, multimedia keynote presentation, Carmine explores the art and science of narrative to help leaders sell, inspire, motivate, build brands, and change lives.

Your audience will be captivated as they watch Carmine bring the topic alive with actionable and insightful videos, brand stories, scientifically-proven principles, and first-person interviews with storytellers such as Richard Branson and Tony Robbins, as well as leaders at: Apple, Google, Salesforce, UCLA Medical Center, Southwest Airlines, Sequoia Capital, McKinsey, and Airbnb, among others.

Learn to unleash your story – your most valuable asset and competitive edge. See testimonials and keynote videos at TheStorytellersSecret.Com

Sell Dreams, Not Products: The Art and Science of Persuasion

“Steve Jobs did not sell computers; he built tools to unleash human potential” – Carmine Gallo

Ideas don’t sell themselves. The ability to communicate persuasively is the single greatest skill leaders and professionals can develop today to sell any product, motivate any team, and grow any company. Carmine is a Harvard instructor, a communication coach for the world’s most admired CEOs and brands, and the author of international bestsellers such as: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, Talk Like TED, The Storyteller’s Secret, and his new one, Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great.

In this customized, exciting, and inspiring multimedia keynote, Carmine combines the latest brain science with actionable strategies to show your audience how to drive change management, revamp marketing messages, improve the customer experience, or develop irresistible sales pitches. Carmine’s content has been implemented at Accenture, Google, Cisco, Walmart, Intel, Coca-Cola, Chevron, McKinsey, Medtronic, LinkedIn, and the U.S. Department of Defense, among many others. Whether your goal is to sell, educate, motivate, launch movements or change the world, Carmine reveals the scientifically-proven tools to make it happen.

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The Secrets of Five Star Brands, Leaders, and Persuaders

Warren Buffett says that no matter what form technology takes in the future, communication skills become more valuable, and not less. As the forces of globalization, automation and artificial intelligence combine to disrupt every field, every company, and every career, having a good idea isn’t good enough. In this multimedia keynote based on his new book, Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great (June 2018, Macmillan/St.Martin’s Press), Carmine Gallo reveals how great interpersonal communication is the human edge that will make you and your team unstoppable, irresistible and irreplaceable.

Gallo has interviewed CEOs, adventurers, explorers, and trailblazers who use their words to captivate our imagination and ignite our dreams. In Carmine’s keynote, your audience will hear from CEOs and leaders at Google, Virgin, Microsoft, Nike, PepsiCo, Apple, Airbnb and many other admired brands. They will learn valuable lessons from scientists like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Navy SEAL commanders, NASA astronauts and venture capitalists who have funded today’s most exciting and influential companies.

Carmine Gallo will show you and your team how to master the ancient art of persuasion to thrive in world of ideas.

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Talk Like TED: The 3 Unbreakable Laws of Persuasion

“Talk Like TED is a dynamic work” – Publisher’s Weekly

“Talk Like TED is what the rich are reading” – CNBC

This inspiring and actionable keynote is based on Carmine’s international bestseller, Talk Like TED, where he reveals the communication secrets of the world’s top minds. A “communications guru,” according to Publisher’s Weekly and a “master raconteur,” according to Worth Magazine, Carmine’s ideas have influenced companies across a wide variety of industries: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Genentech, Medtronic, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Accenture, Chevron, Cisco, HCA healthcare, LinkedIn, and many others. Several agencies within the U.S. Defense Department also make Talk Like TED required reading for the next generation of leaders.

In this multimedia keynote that’s highly customized for your association or organization, Carmine blends the latest brain science with stories, interviews and actionable strategies to motive and inspire your audience. Get ready to sell your ideas, products and services far more successfully than you’ve ever imagined.

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[NOTE: The opinions expressed by Carmine Gallo in TALK LIKE TED are his own. His books are not endorsed, sponsored or authorized by TED Conferences, LLC or its affiliates.]

From Apple to Zappos, Secrets to Building ‘Insanely Great’ Customer Service Cultures

“Carmine Gallo offers an inspiring roadmap for anyone who wants to live a life of passion and purpose.” – Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos

“Carmine Gallo reveals the secrets and gives you the tools to unleash your inner Steve Jobs.” – Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce

Carmine was the first author to pull back the curtain on the Apple Store in his bestselling book, The Apple Experience. His books on Steve Jobs and Apple were featured here on ABC’s 20/20. As the author of eight books and a popular columnist for Forbes and, Carmine has interviewed leaders at the world’s most admired customer service brands.

In this exciting and actionable multimedia keynote customized to your audience, Carmine reveals valuable first-person insights from brands such as: Apple, Virgin, Zappos, The Ritz-Carlton, Wynn Resorts, The Cleveland Clinic, UCLA Medical Center, Southwest Airlines, and many other five-star companies across a wide range of categories who have reimagined and reinvented customer experience and employee engagement. Create magical experiences that retains your best employees, attracts and engages the best people, and inspires your best customers to return again and again.

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The Bezos Blueprint: Communication Secrets of the World's Greatest Salesman

From Carmine Gallo, the bestselling author of Talk Like TED, The Bezos Blueprint reveals the communication and leadership secrets of Jeff Bezos and how to master them


CARMINE GALLO, bestselling author of The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, is the communications coach for the world’s most admired brands. A former anchor and correspondent for CNN and CBS, Gallo is a popular keynote speaker who has worked with executives at Intel, Cisco, Chevron, Hewlett-Packard, Coca-Cola, Pfizer, and many others and writes the column “My Communications Coach.” 

Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great 

Ideas don’t sell themselves. As the forces of globalization, automation, and artificial intelligence combine to disrupt every field, having a good idea isn’t good enough.

The Storyteller's Secret: From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch On and Others Don't

Communication expert Carmine Gallo reveals the keys to telling powerful stories that inspire, motivate, educate, build brands, launch movements, and change lives.

Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds

Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively.

The Apple Experience: Secrets to Building Insanely Great Customer Loyalty

With The Apple Experience, you can improve the return on your investment in retail by adding real value to every customer interaction.

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience

Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’s wildly popular presentations have set a new global gold standard―and now this step-by-step guide shows you exactly how to use his crowd-pleasing techniques in your own presentations.

The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs: Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success

A "THINK DIFFERENT" APPROACH TO INNOVATION-- Based on the Seven Guiding Principles of Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

Fire Them Up!: 7 Simple Secrets to Inspire Colleagues, Customers, and Clients; Sell Yourself, Your Vision, and Your Values; Communicate with Charisma and Confidence

Fire Them Up! will give you the astonishing communication skills that will help you enjoy more successful and fulfilling relationships with colleagues, clients, employees, or anyone else.

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