Meet Professional Speaker and Persuasive Communication Expert, Robert Carrow.
“Robert Carrow is an extremely powerful speaker with tremendous platform skills. I personally watched him mesmerize an audience of 1,500 business leaders and was very impressed with his ability to engage and connect. Authentic and real world, I would highly recommend him as a keynote speaker for any performance focused sales meeting.”
-Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman
Hall of Fame Speaker and Author of the National Bestseller Never Fly Solo
I am passionate about communication. More specifically, persuasive communication. Why? Because fifteen years ago this one skill that I learned out of desperation, enabled me to increase my hourly income from thirteen dollars an hour to as much as eighteen thousand dollars an hour in as little as nine months and has afforded me the amazing life I now live. But my life today is very different than it started.
I grew up in a dysfunctional family. My father was absent most of the time and I was raised early on by my mother. She did the very best she could with the resources she had but by the time I was five we had moved eight times and even spent a couple of nights in a homeless shelter.
From the age of five to thirteen, and at least eight more moves, I was a straight D-F student and was labeled as a kid with ADD. Frustrated and angry, I quit school in the seventh grade.
At eighteen, after receiving my high school equivalency diploma, I enrolled in the police academy and graduated the academy on the dean’s honor roll. I went on to serve a total of fourteen years in law enforcement. I truly enjoyed being a police officer, but I was broke. Big time broke! And after fourteen years of wearing a bullet proof vest I was only making about thirteen dollars an hour.
One night while on patrol I was nearly killed attempting to apprehend a violent felon. After shooting the suspect and realizing how close I had come to losing my life, I decided I wanted more. I started searching for something that would not only allow me to keep serving others but would also allow me to make more money without a college degree. After watching a late-night TV infomercial on no money down real estate, I decided that real estate would be the fastest way to achieve my new financial goal. But wait, there’s more! I also bought a book on sales from the local book store from some guy named Brian Tracy. Several weeks later after spending two hours on the infomercial and two weeks in the sales book, I made my very first no money, no credit sales presentation on an abandoned house in my neighborhood and walked away with a three-thousand-dollar profit. This was huge for a broke cop making only thirteen dollars an hour.
Over the next nine months I continued to build my real estate business part time while still working as a police officer. I became a personal development junkie attending seminars and reading everything I could find on sales, business, wealth creation, persuasion and success. I started giving hundreds of sales presentations over the phone and at kitchen tables closing deal after deal. Within nine months of the shooting I was making up to eighteen thousand dollars an hour. A 140,000% increase from my thirteen dollar an hour police job. This is when I decided to become a full-time entrepreneur.
In 2007, after gaining local recognition as a successful real estate professional, I created my training company Carrow Group International and started training local real estate agents on how to increase sales in a depressed market. Training topics later expanded to leadership, communication, team-building, customer service, emotional intelligence, strategic thinking and more, and expanded to other industries worldwide. Today, I specialize in helping business professionals ethically get what they want with persuasive communication skills.
Since 2007, I have personally trained 40,000 + business professionals in over 1,000 keynotes and seminars throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, France, Bahamas and the Caribbean. I have accumulated over 6,000 hours of stage time presenting to audiences ranging in size from 30 to 3,000 people in corporate boardrooms, hotel seminar rooms and international convention centers such as the ExCel center in London, England.
I have had the privilege of presenting to world-class organizations such as Norfolk Southern Corporation, Massachusetts General Hospital, National Geographic, Texas Instruments, all branches of the United States Military and many more. High ranking members of the U.S. Congress, military commanders and multi-millionaire CEO’s regularly hire me for their training, coaching and consulting needs. I have also trained other professional speakers for one of the largest seminar companies in the United States. Not bad for a kid from the trailer park.
Most of my core strategies on persuasive communication have come from studying, researching and modeling the most successful leaders throughout history. Fifteen years ago, I took what I had learned from these masters of influence and persuasion, applied it to my own life and business, and increased my hourly income by as much as 140,000% in just nine months. And if I can do it, so can you!
Today, I continue to learn, refine, implement and test new strategies for creating rapport with people through persuasive communication and share these lessons with others in my public and private training programs.
My other interests include aviation, shooting, scuba diving, singing, travel and helping others break into the speaking and coaching business. I live in Florida and have three children, a beautiful granddaughter and a dog named Penelope.
I would be honored to speak with you on how I can help you or your organization master persuasive communication skills that positively impact sales, customer service, leadership and team performance.
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