Speaking

Heather loves to tailor her keynotes to the audience. Every audience is a jury, and every jury is different. Part of being a great advocate is knowing your jury and creating a message that speaks to them. Here are some examples of her most popular keynotes.


Facts Tell. Stories Sell. Advocates Win.

Great for people in sales, marketing and associations

  • Identify your “jury” (clients/customers/team members) and the message that will resonate with them
  • Break the curse of knowledge by using the right message in the right way
  • Use Heather’s 7x7w system to ensure your story is resonating
  • Make the message as good as the messenger

Turn Your Clients/Customers Into Your Advocates

Great for people in real estate, direct sales and financial services

  • Identify and use the 5 Cs of an extraordinary advocate
  • Hone a message that speaks to your “jury” (clients/customers/team members)
  • Use your body language, and your client’s body language, to win their hearts and minds
  • Discover the power of tone of voice and how to use it

You Have a Big Idea. It's Time to Advocate for Your Big Idea.

Great for entrepreneurs, CEOs and leaders

  • Learn to ask questions to challenge, to learn and to engage
  • Identify potential objections and overcome them with ease
  • Understand Heather’s “PAUSE system” and how to use it to win
  • Discover ways to advocate on stage, on camera and across the table.



What Decision-Makers Are Saying



If you want a dynamic speaker who will provide your team with immediately actionable and memorable tools, book Heather Hansen. During her exciting presentation, s he shared the tools she has used in twenty years of successfully selling her cases to juries. She is an advocacy and credibility consultant, attorney, author, and podcaster. She does it all… and you can count on her to impart her knowledge in an interesting and relatable way! She is also incredibly responsive and makes it easy to work with her. Thank you, Heather

Joan Docktor
Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices 
Fox & Roach, Realtors

She was outstanding, using real life litigation and courtroom examples to demonstrate how using your voice and asking questions will give you different perspectives and lead to increased credibility and self-confidence. Heather’s enthusiasm and passion empowered everyone in attendance! She owned the room. As one female leader said 'I could have listened to her all day!'

Kelly Wright, VP of Human Relations
Bimbo Bakeries USA

In October 2020, the American Medical Association hosted its inaugural Graduate Medical Education Innovations Summit. Heather did a remarkable job developing a keynote address for the conference. She worked closely with us to understand our audience and tailor her presentation to their interests and expertise. For our more than 400 participants, Heather's talk was a highlight of the conference. Multiple participants have contacted her to follow up and engage in work that builds on her remarks at their respective institutions. Heather is a true professional who listens, seeks to understand, and addresses the concerns of her audience.

John S Andrews, MD VP
GME Innovations AMA

Heather Hansen provided a keynote for our sales team, and she is an exceptional speaker. Her engaging stories kept the team’s attention, and her interactive exercises kept them engaged. Heather also provided workshops on Building Credibility and Overcoming Objections, which gave our team actionable ways to use the tools of a trial attorney and win sales, engagement and loyalty. I’d highly recommend Heather for your next sales, management or leadership conference

Daniel Van Starrenburg, Executive Chairman
SavATree

The women of Dress for Success are bearing the brunt of COVID-19 disruption, many of whom work in impacted industries and are not as familiar with the 21st skills suddenly being required for remote work. Heather stepped up in a big way by teaching a virtual workshop sharing her FOCUS process to empower Dress for Success women from around the world to become strong communicators over video. The feedback so far has been EXTRAORDINARY--with a 99% Net Promoter Score and women telling us this is the most useful program we've ever offered. Heather's charisma and authenticity left our "sold out" crowd each feeling like they were her personal client. I would strongly recommend her offerings for anyone looking to teach communications in a way that feels fresh, current and fun.

Jeanette Duffy, Chief Program Officer
Dress for Success Worldwide

Heather was a guest speaker at the Women@Google monthly career talks we host for the Women@Google community. She was an incredible speaker with inspiring stories, interesting facts that I hadn't thought about, and helpful tips. We also enjoyed hearing about her inspiring career journey. Heather's session was rated 5 out of 5 for how valuable it was, which is the best feedback for a speaker so far.

Erica Hanson, Senior Program Manager
Developer Relations at Google

At LISTEN Heather’s keynote address was well received and the combination of her unique background and compelling subject matter earned rave reviews in our post conference attendee surveys. We felt that she hit the mark so well in her presentation that when we compiled our highlight video of our 2018 Conference Heather is in fact the opening scene. As someone who either attends or actually puts on over 30 events a year, I know a good keynote speaker when I see one and that is exactly what you have with Heather Hansen. I would recommend Heather as a keynote speaker (and already have) and know she will bring an energy, passion and thorough subject matter knowledge to any event that is lucky enough to secure her services.

Brian LaRoche, Director
Outreach Marketing CallMiner

Past Speaking Engagements


Attendee Comments

“Heather wove a captivating web! Great human stories, studies and humor created a memorable session”

Paul Czubryt


“Heather was fabulous. The 5 Cs will shape my business plan.”

Alan Heaven


“Heather was outstanding. Interesting, insightful, engaging, entertaining and concise. Loved this presentation.”

Matt DiDomenico


“Loved hearing the focus on becoming an advocate and the different perspective on things.”

LISTEN, 2018 participant


“Please always have Heather as a participant in this conference. She is awesome.”

DRI Participant


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