About Terry Watson, CSP

Drastically Changing How His Audiences Do Business in the Future

Drastically Changing How His Audiences Do Business in the Future

So Who is Terry Watson, Anyway?

Terry goes by the nickname “The AHA Guy” because it’s his goal to give your audience ideas they’ve never heard before… and that will drastically change how they do business in the future.

As a CSP, Terry has been designated one of the world’s top-speaking professionals. (Only 10% of the speakers who belong to the Global Speakers Federation hold this title – fewer than 600 worldwide.)

His 20+ years of experience serving thousands of clients has made him a consummate professional in the world of wannabe speakers.

Terry’s style is bold, funny, and wildly entertaining – while still delivering real world lessons that resonate with your audience and solve real problems for his clients.

If your attendees aren’t often overheard in the halls saying, “I can’t believe I didn’t know that” or “I haven’t laughed this hard in years” or “I am so glad I was here”, Terry was not your speaker.

As a Realtor for over 20 years and attended many Top Motivational Speakers, Terry was the Top of them all. I have very little sense of humor and I could not stop laughing. This was a seminar to never forget. I have not stop telling fellow Realtors about Terry’s unique approach to life and and work… It was priceless.


Suzette P.

Terry is out of this world! By far the most enthusiastic & entertaining educator I have seen in the real estate industry. Terry will have you laughing from the opening moments & begging for more as the class comes to an end. I will definitely seek you out for future educational opportunities anytime you are near.


Tim H.

Terry Watson is walking, talking wealth of knowledge! Attending his classes has changed my outlook and my agents outlook at Real Estate. I have learned that I can fly further with a light heart than heavy luggage. Thanks Terry for being an inspiration to your fellow generation X'er!


Amy G.

10 Reasons NOT to Hire Terry

Terry’s style is bold, funny, and wildly entertaining – so if you'd prefer bland lectures with the same old PowerPoint slides, Terry is not right for you. Here are 10 more reasons why you should NOT hire Terry:

You are looking for a prima donna.

You want someone hawking their wares at every opportunity.

You want your participants to get a 90-minute power nap.

You want your participants to just attend a rah rah session and not take away anything they can use immediately to improve their business practices.

You are looking for someone that is extremely high-maintenance, that will need to speak to you every day from the time you reserve your date until the day of the event, and needs to have their hand held through every step of the way.

You need a speaker that you cannot get in touch with to confirm dates, needs (A/V and room set-up, etc.), speaking topics, still breathing :-), etc.

You are looking for someone who is absolutely, mind-numbingly boring with no audience interaction, who delivers lots of high rah-rah with no content.

You want a speaker whose entire presentation is a sales pitch for their products.

You are looking for a speaker that will give you undue stress by showing up late, if at all.

You want someone who is an adrenaline junkie, who always takes the last flight out or flies on the day of the event, keeping you on pins and needles.

Trusted Brands Love Working with Terry Watson

PARTIAL Client List

You’re in Good Company

  • Air Methods
  • Bank of America
  • Boma International
  • Calculated Industries
  • Chase Bank
  • Citizens Bank
  • Clarity Insights
  • Elevations Credit Union
  • FDIC
  • Fidelity National Title Insurance
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Georgia Pharmacy Association
  • Grand Home Furnishings
  • Greater Houston Black Chamber
  • Guilford Merchants Association
  • HomeBanc
  • HomeFree USA
  • Institute of Real Estate Management
  • IPX 1031
  • Konica Minolta
  • Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
  • Lincoln Commission on Human Right
  • Maintenance Connection
  • Member of Community Association Institution
  • Minnesota Alliance of Automative Service Provider
  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Mortgage Bankers Association of Central Florida
  • Northwestern University
  • OceanFirst Bank
  • Startan Surfaces
  • State of New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance
  • University of Minnesota
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association
  • Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Wisconsin Municipal Mutual
  • Insurance Company
    Women’s Network

Terry’s Frequently Asked Questions

Last year you were not available, how do we book you so we don’t lose our day?

Check my availability by calling 773-880-0888 to confirm that your date is open, then start the Booking Process to lock in your event date.

Are you available to speak the day of our event?

Please call 773-880-0777 to check Terry’s availability.

If the day we want is open on your calendar does that mean that day is free?

It means the date you are interested in is currently available for scheduling, but keep in mind that all dates are reserved on a first come-first served basis. The only way to reserve a date is to send in the completed contract and deposit for your date. Once the deposit and contract has been received, the date will be reserved for your event.

We had you speak last year and the committee said we must bring you back this year, can you do a different presentation?

Absolutely. Please click here to see my various different programs, and contact us for customizing any of my programs for your needs.

What is the quickest way to secure a date?

The quickest and simplest way to secure a date is to click here, and complete the contract and pay online. Once your completed contract and deposit has been received you will be emailed a time-stamped confirmation and receipt.

The day we want is booked on your website, are those dates flexible? Can you change it?

All of our events are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Once we receive your completed contract and deposit, the date is reserved for your event. If you have reserved a date, but circumstances require you to reschedule your date, please contact us immediately. If the date you would like to reschedule to is available, we will move your date. If not, we will work with you to get you an available date that fits your needs. If a date is already reserved by another party, you will need to choose a different date.

How far out should we book with you?

Every year about 10% of people are interested in reserving the same day. In an effort to be fair to our repeat clients, we have a first-come, first-served policy, and we reserve dates as soon as we receive a completed contract and deposit. So you should reserve as far out as possible.

Will you be selling products while you are speaking or immediately after you are done?


What city do you fly out of?

The answer is … it varies. If I do not have an event the day before yours, I live and fly out of Chicago, but oftentimes, I am flying from one event location to another. My travel agent will work with you to secure a reasonably priced flight.

Can you customize/ Do you customize your presentations?

Of course, contact us to discuss your needs.

What is your speaking style?

I deliver fast, engaging, highly interactive, laugh til you snort, uncannily relevant, immediately useable, real-world information.

Are you a motivational speaker?

Yes! My presentations are highly inspirational.

If our awards banquet goes a little long, will it disrupt your presentation if you do not have as much time as we agreed?

Nope, not my first rodeo.

Are your presentations interactive?


What is the length of your typical presentation?

It depends, keynotes are usually 90 minutes. Break out sessions are longer.

What is a CSP?

The Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, conferred by the National Speakers Association and the International Federation for Professional Speakers, is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform skill. It is held by less than 600 people world-wide. As a designee, rest assured, this is not my first rodeo and I am not getting on the job training with your group.

Do you hold dates?

No, the only way to ensure your event date is reserved is by clicking the Book Now link, and completing the contract and paying your deposits.

Do you fly in the day before the event or the day of our event.

Yes. I try to minimize travel mishaps, by flying in the day before an event, and you can expect to see me for a sound check at least an hour and a half before my scheduled time to speak.

What is the goal of your presentation?

To make the person who hired me look AMAZING!!!! My job is to make your job easier and more fun! (And to make you look like a hero!)

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