Open minds.
Unleash potential.
Spark brilliance.

When you put your top producers and performers in a room and point all their chairs to the big stage in the front, you better have confidence that they will be engaged, entertained and it will be a valuable use of their time aimed at solving the real-life challenges they are putting off sitting in that room.

You need an expert with credentials and life experiences… and it doesn’t hurt when you find one who can also make ‘em laugh.

Nice to meet you, I’m Merit Kahn.

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FOR SALES PROS

FOR LEADERS

FOR WOMEN

What We're Here To Do

You pay your people to work, so when you gather them for a business-focused event, it’s a really big deal. You’re investing time, money, and energy, and there’s no hiding if the event falls short.

The speakers you hire must be experts and credible to your audience from the start. The key is their preparation before taking the stage, which determines whether your people engage or tune out.

As a Certified Speaking Professional, I take your event seriously while keeping it fun. With decades of experience in sales, leadership, strategy, communication, and more, I deliver a keynote performance that resonates. I do my homework on your industry, knowing your audience’s buzz words, stories, and challenges.

You want a speaker who matches your audience’s caliber and expertise, providing them with practical tools to excel. Rest assured, I’ve got you covered.

SALES

Open Minds, Close Deals

The Forgotten First Step in Sales

You’ve got the best products and services out there… you are enthusiastic and you know your stuff, but until you can get inside your prospect’s mind, you’re just spittin’ in the wind. So… how exactly do you open your prospect’s mind and prepare them to really hear your offer? So glad you asked.

In this high-energy, entertaining and interactive Keynote Performance, Sales Master, Merit Kahn will teach you:

· The four magic words that transform sales results- instantly!
· How to out-sell your competition with three strategic questions
· How to implement the “Open for Business Framework” for consistent sales results

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Who This is For

  • Sales Professionals
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Non-selling Professionals
  • Technical Professionals 
  • Business Leaders
  • Owners
  • Managers
  • General Business Audience

Best Use

Open your conference with the message that opens minds to what is possible. Set the tone for the learning that is to come. ​Kick off your sales conference with a message that makes it fun for attendees to be open to everything they are about to experience at the event you’ve worked so hard to make perfect for them. Universal messages wrapped in emotionally inspiring stories, rich with relevant content and laugh out loud humor.

Optional
Add-Ons

  • Customized book cover for groups of 100+
  • Access to SELLect Sales Development online course
  • Emotional Intelligence for Sales Professionals assessment and coaching package

Testimonials

I was just at a Sales and Marketing Summit with 200 other sales professionals. Merit was the keynote speaker and did an amazing job! Her content is extremely useful and she set the tone for the entire conference. Her method is applicable and helpful for anyone wanting to become better at their job.

- Rick Rox, VP Head of Sales

Vertafore

Merit is one of the most genuine, heartfelt speakers I’ve ever seen. And her presentation is one that is absolutely accessible & actionable.

– Linda Appel Lipsius, Executive  Director  Denver Urban Gardens

LEADERSHIP

The Approachable Leader

How Staying Open Builds Loyalty

Here’s the deal…People gladly follow leaders whom they like and trust. In order to gain trust from their people, emotionally intelligent leaders have learned to remain open and curious. Effective leadership begins with staying open and being willing to admit that sometimes you do not have all the answers.

In this high-energy, entertaining and interactive Keynote Performance, Merit Kahn will share universal leadership lessons through clips from her one-woman comedy show. You will laugh while you learn:

  • The 3 secrets of Emotionally Intelligent Leaders
  • The 4 magic words that transform leadership
  • The 5 Best Practices of an Open Leader

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Who This is For

  • Executives
  • Business Owners
  • Sales & Marketing Leaders
  • Managers

Best Use

Open your conference with the message that opens minds to what is possible. Set the tone for the learning that is to come. There really isn’t a bad time for this leadership conversation, but the opening keynote spot is ideal.

Optional
Add-Ons

  • Customized book cover for groups of 100+
  • Access to SELLect Sales Development online course
  • Emotional Intelligence for Leaders assessment and  coaching package

Testimonials

Merit did a presentation at our company for our top leadership team on the topic of The Emotionally Intelligent Leader. In the follow up 1:1 conversations with her and she was spot on in her recommendations. She is very insightful and I would definitely recommend her as a speaker, trainer, Emotional Intelligence expert and coach.

- Robin Low, Manager Sun Pharma

WOW, Merit is a great speaker and sales team resource to get a sales force launched. She always delivers more than expected.

– Alan Lee, Entrepreneur Executive  Director  Denver Urban Gardens

Women / Entertainment

Rewrite Your Story, Rewire Your Future

Life Lessons from a One-Woman Comedy Show

Ever thought to yourself: My future would be brighter if it weren’t for my past.

What if you could re-write your past so that it better serves your present and your future? What if you could re-frame your life (the good, the bad and the ugly) through the lens of humor? In this very fun and funny Keynote Performance, Merit Kahn will share clips from her one-woman comedy show, Book of Merit, take you through her empowerment journey and leave you inspired by your own. In her unique yet relatable stories, you’ll find the strength, courage and humor to persevere any dips in the roller coaster ride of your own life.

You will learn:
· Resilience skills
· 5 Universal life lessons
· The energizing power of humor

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Who This is For

  • Majority female audiences of all ages
  • People dealing with change in their industry and needing a laugh
  • High-risk industries where people are passionate about their job
  • Healthcare practitioners who need to take better care of themselves
  • Anyone wanting a new spin on cancer stories that inspire
  • People who need to laugh

Best Use

Perfect for an evening entertainment event before or during the multi-day conference. It sparks deep conversation and your event theme will be worked into the show so attendees feel like the entire experience was deliberately designed just for them. This is a unique experience so let’s get creative!

Optional
Add-Ons

  • Customized book cover for groups of 100+
  • Access to SELLect Sales Development online course
  • Emotional Intelligence for Leaders assessment and coaching package

Testimonials

Merit has an ability to entertain you and make you cry and laugh at the same time. It covered all the bases for me. I’m super inspired.

– Katie Mason

I laughed, I cried, it was beautiful. 

– Andrea Vahl

Even though it was really entertaining there were takeaways for each one of us personally.

– Dawn Bjork

The show was amazing. I loved every minute from the beginning right to the very end.

– Rebecca Barth

The show belongs on Broadway. 

– Ruby Newell-Legner

The most important moment was when she talked about a journey back to who she’s always been. And I can relate to that.

Ready to talk?

“Merit” literally means “worthy of praise.” So let’s make a deal, I’ll deliver a program that is worthy and you bask in the glory of the praise. Deal?

No need to feel overwhelmed with planning the perfect event, I’m right here… schedule a call because, let’s be honest, we both know you have better things to do than look for speakers all day. 

All it takes is one magic question that opens minds… and open minds close deals.

If you’re open to it, let’s talk about your event.

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