Shane Gibson is a Vancouver-based International Speaker, author and Global Entrepreneur who has addressed over one-hundred thousand people over the past nineteen years on stages in North America, Southern Africa, India, Dubai, Malaysia and South America. He is known as one of Canada’s foremost speakers on the topic of social media and sales performance. As a trainer, coach and motivational speaker he combines a diverse background in sales force leadership, new entrepreneur development and extensive sales and leadership coaching. Shane is the Co-Founder and Facilitator of the Online Professional Sales Certificate Program at Langara College and has been named #5 on the Forbes.com list of “The Top 30 Social Sales People in the World.”
He has been published in numerous publications a speaker and authority on the topics of Leadership, Marketing, Sales, Strategic Communications and Assessing Business Opportunities. He has also addressed the topic of Entrepreneurial Leadership in magazine, radio and television interviews, including Entrepreneur, the Financial Post and Profit Magazine.
Shane Gibson is the author of Closing Bigger: The Field Guide to Closing Bigger Deals, Sociable! a book about how social media is turning sales and marketing upside down and Guerrilla Social Media Marketing. He is also a certified Master Trainer and contributing author in the Complete Sales Action System™, and it’s supplementary program Managing Complex Business Relationships both published and produced by Knowledge Brokers International.
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He continues to advise a select group of business executives, sales professionals and entrepreneurs on personal sales performance and business. He is also in the trenches himself every day, selling and marketing KBI’s solutions. Internationally with offices in Canada, South Africa, and Dubai, KBI has implemented large-scale sales performance programs with SAB Miller, SIEMENS Industry and Transport Division, ACER Computers, Africon Engineering, Old Mutual, BMW, Vodacom, and dozens of major financial services companies on three continents.
Shane’s past clients include:
The Vancouver Board of Trade; Ford, Translink, Chalk Media, Sauder School of Business; The University of British Columbia; The Toronto Board of Trade; Realty Executives; Coastal Contacts, Pacific International Securities; The University of Victoria; Fitness World; InfoSat Communications; ALS Environmental; The BC Automotive Retailers Association; YWCA; Dye & Durham; The Brick; Cendant Rent A Car (AVIS Rent A Car and Budget Rent-a-Car); The Financial Advisors Network; The Pacific National Exhibition; Travel Insurance Coordinators & Trent Health; TOS Insurance/Hub International, Standard Life, CMA Canada, The Wickaninnish Inn and many more.
At present Shane divides most of his time between speaking on Sales, Motivation and Leadership, and coaching entrepreneurs and executives in several industries.
Shane Gibson’s Clients’ Comments:
“The social media bootcamp was truly worthwhile. Shane is a captivating presenter that was able to tailor the examples and discussion to the individuals and their organizations, allowing each participant to leave with real world tools for understanding, implementing and improving their social media channels. I entered the day feeling a little overwhelmed with how little experience I had working with social media. After breaking down each social media platform in an easy to understand, in-depth presentation, I left feeling confident with the knowledge and tools I gained at the workshop.”
– Brendan Matthews, Manager – Business Operations, Canada Snowboard
“As part of growing our Dealers and growing our brands, we have brought Shane Gibson and his team from “Socialized” in to present and teach “two years in a row;” to address our more than 180 Dealers on social media and social business. Their insights and strategies are always cutting edge and bottom-line focused
-Don Elkington, CEO/President Coast Spas Group (World’s Best Built Spas)
“Shane is a natural CSO…he makes the art of selling using Social Media look very easy and natural. Shane has since spoken to ACL in two other Sales Kick Offs and worked with our Marketing team on social media solutions. Expert, high integrity, creative, personable, and reliable, are also words I would use to describe Shane.”
– Victoria Darnbrough ACL
“Most conversation around the value and benefits of social media has been centered around the Marketing function. Shane Gibson is the foremost expert I know in the area of social media as a supercharger of Sales. A master trainer, speaker and thought leader, Shane helps major companies leverage social tools to drive revenue. I highly recommend engaging him to help socialize your business.”
– Eric Weaver, Senior Vice President – IPG Media Brands – Spring Creek Group
“When it comes to the realm of social media Shane has his fingers on the pulse. Shane is always at the forefront of what is going on as can be clearly seen through his 2 books (Sociable and Guerrilla Social Media Marketing) on the topic. His style is easy to follow and always interesting. If you haven’t read the books yet, I highly recommend them both and if you ever have the opportunity to hear Shane speak on the topic of Social Media I strongly suggest you do so. I will be worth your while”
-Marc McPherson, Senior Manager – Marketing – Go to Market at Yellow Pages Group
“I attended one of Shane’s Sociable seminars. I emerged with a much more thorough understanding of how social media can work effectively within a commercial environment. I was particularly impressed by his ability to make sense out of a high volume of material without making you feel overwhelmed. He also taught in relaxed and personable fashion, which made it seem as if you’re being taught by a friend as opposed to an instructor. I highly recommend Shane for seminars or anything he has to offer.”
– Chris Dugal, Finance Manager at Jim Keay Ford Lincoln