Project Description

In the last decade persuasion expert Henry DeVries has authored, ghostwritten, and edited more than 300 books for business thought leaders, including How to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffett, You’re Not the Person I Hired, Dirty Little Secrets of Family Business, and Persuade With a Story! He is the CEO of Indie Books International, which has published more than 125 titles since he co-founded the company in 2014. Formerly president of an award-winning Ad Age 500 advertising agency, he is also a former assistant dean for continuing education at the University of California San Diego. In addition to speaking to thousands of business leaders each year, he writes a weekly column on business development for

Sample Topics:

  • Persuade with a Story! – 3 Biggest Blunders That Prevent You From Persuading Prospects and Selling Your Ideas
  • Persuade with a Digital Content Story – 3 Secrets To Gain A Marketing Competitive Edge
  • Client Attraction Chain Reaction – 7 Magnificent Marketing Strategies
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“As a speaker coach at the highest level it takes a lot for me to be impressed. I was blown away watching Henry teach what he knows best, book creating and storytelling. Wow. If you get an opportunity to learn from Henry, lean in and be a sponge. Bonus is he’ll keep you laughing too.”

Darren LaCroix, AS, CSP

“In our workshop, Henry helped each member of our group learn how to convert their selling proposition into a story. We were rapt for three hours. It was a fun learning experience. A master storyteller himself, Henry breaks down the essence of getting your message across by crafting a compelling story. There are eight types, he tells us — monster, underdog, comedy, tragedy, mystery, quest, escape and rebirth.”

John Calia, Vistage International chair and executive coach

“Henry DeVries gave a keynote at our 2018 Speaking Consulting Network conference and he was mesmerizing. We learned so much from him. He engaged our members and it was clear he did his homework on what our organization was all about. I recommend Henry to anyone who wishes to take their business to the next level of excellence.”

Lois Banta, CEO of Speaking Consulting Network

“As an author and national speaker myself, I’m always looking for ways to improve. His book and keynote are concise but spot-on with clear direction on how to enhance your storytelling ability whether you are a trainer, business executive, writer or salesperson. Henry makes it fun and easy to apply his strategies and improve as a storyteller. He persuaded me.”

Gregory Brooks, Executive Director, Institute of Management Consultants USA