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Robin Crow
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Tennessee, USA
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$15,000 to $20,000
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Robin Crow
Travels From TRAVELS FROM
Tennessee, USA
Travels From SPEAKING FEE RANGE*
$15,000 to $20,000
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  • As the founder of Dark Horse Recording studio, he has worked with some of the biggest names in the recording industry today.
  • Setting the gold standard in recording studio service and excellence, he understands what it takes to both grow a business and lead in an industry.
  • Crow’s musical approach to his presentations and storytelling mesmerizes audiences, while leaving them with simple, yet practical, information they can immediately implement in their own business or life.
  • He is the CEO and founder of Dark Horse Recording studio and Dark Horse Institute for Audio Engineering, is an accomplished speaker, and the author of four books.

Robin Crow’s life is an American success story. From struggling musician to RCA recording artist to accomplished entrepreneur in a highly competitive industry, his pursuit of what he loved is an example to anyone looking to live their dream.

He is CEO and founder of Dark Horse Recording, a four-studio complex and resort that is the gold standard for customer service and excellence in the recording industry. The studio has attracted some of the most celebrated artists in the world, including Taylor Swift, Neil Diamond, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Jewel, Alison Krauss, Michael W. Smith, Martina McBride, and Matchbox Twenty.

In 2010, Crow founded Dark Horse Institute for Audio Engineering (DHI), an accredited, for-profit academy that teaches audio engineering, film production, and the music business to young entrepreneurs. The extremely popular educational programs accelerate the learning process in an affordable and experiential learning environment while changing the way education is conducted and delivered. DHI’s goal is to create the most compelling educational model of the 21st century.

Crow has given more than 2,200 presentations to a wide range of corporate and business audiences. His best-selling books include his latest, Making It: How to Create a Successful Career in the Entertainment Industry, and Evolve or Die, Rock Solid Leadership, and Jump and the Net Will Appear. He divides his time between Tennessee and Colorado.

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ON SPEAKING
Robin Crow Small business owners are my favorite audience for this simple reason: besides being an author and a speaker, I am the CEO of 2 different businesses... therefore I experience the same day-to-day challenges, frustrations, and setbacks that my audience does. 

CORE Agency What do you want people to learn / take away from your presentations?   

Robin Crow
The truth/no nonsense scoop on what it really takes to build a great team, engage your customers, and embrace change.

CORE Agency What kind of special prep work do you do prior to an event?  How to you prepare for your speaking engagements?   

  

Robin Crow
6 weeks before an event I have a pre-conference call where I really dig down asking question to gain an understanding of what their business is all about, and what their challenges are. I always end our conversation by asking what their top 3 take-aways would be for their audience to leave with. 

When at all possible, I like to sit-in on various sessions the day before the event, so by the time I walk up on stage, I have the best possible sense of peoples concerns as well as their goals moving forward.

CORE Agency Have you had any particularly memorable speaking engagements / unusual situations arise while on the road?

  

Robin Crow
One of my favorite memories was flying to Hong Kong to speak for AT&T.  After sound checking the night before, the sound crew (who couldn't speak a lick of English) shut down the entire production and was then 2 hours late the next morning.  Although AT&T brought along their own production people, no one could figure out how to turn on the unusual equipment, so we all had a first hand lesson on adapting to the circumstances we're presented with.  Once things got underway, it turned out to be a wonderful event. 

CORE Agency What types of audiences would most benefit from your message?

Robin Crow
Small business owners are my favorite audience for this simple reason, besides being an author and a speaker, I am the CEO of 2 different businesses... therefore I experience the same day-to-day challenges, frustrations, and setbacks that my audience does.  Both of my businesses are quite successful and it gives me a great platform for helping people discover solutions to the business challenges they are facing. 

CORE Agency What inspired you to become a speaker?
  

Robin Crow
Since I was 17 I have been performing on stage as a musician and concert recording artist.  When I was 39 years old, I was dropped from RCA Records and I was preparing to venture into the business world.  It was at that same time that I discovered personal development, which made an enormous difference in the success of my first business venture Dark Horse Recording. 

Four years after opening our doors at DHR I wrote my first book, Jump And The Net Will Appear.  Using my past knowledge for landing recording contracts, I secured a book deal with New World Library who helped make my first book a best seller.  The first time I ever spoke was at the Orlando Convention Center at an Amway conference with 6,000 attendees.  I've been a keynote speaker ever since.

CORE Agency Which of your keynote speeches do you enjoy the most and why?
  

Robin Crow
Evolve or Die (the title of one of my most recent books) seems to resonate with meeting planners.  There is not a single business owner or business executive who is not grappling with the need to consistently innovate and evolve.  

CORE Agency What are some of the successes you've helped clients make?
  

Robin Crow
Almost daily I receive emails from attendees sharing some of the actions they have taken after hearing one of my presentations.  They'll tell me how they were inspired to step up and take more risks realizing how critical that is in order to evolve and prosper.  They'll also tell me how they finally developed the courage to clean house and bring on the right people in order to build a more effective and passionate team.  

TESTIMONIALS

"Robin, your keynote performance at our DBIA National Conference was superb! The music following each motivational piece was a restful way to reflect on the message. The feedback from our membership has been extremely positive. Since I was the Conference Planning Committee Chair, I have been receiving personal kudos as well. Thanks for making me look good, Robin."
Rex D. Huffman
President, Gibbs & Register, Inc.

"While I expected a great performance I didn′t expect you to steal the show! You were fantastic. Your presentation was the exact balance of entertainment, education and energy that I was looking for. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for helping make the NAPMA World Conference our best convention ever!"
John Graden
CEO, National Association of Professional Martial Arts

"You were great! We have received a tremendous amount of positive comments from our attendees. I really liked your compelling motivational message and your virtuoso guitar playing. As you know we have had many brand name speakers and acts at our conference over the years, but your presentation was fresh, unexpected and our attendees loved it."
Fabrizio Mancini
President, Parker College of Chiropractic.

"While I expected a great performance I didn′t expect you to steal the show! You were fantastic. Your presentation was the exact balance of entertainment, education and energy that I was looking for. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for helping make the NAPMA World Conference our best convention ever!"
John Graden
CEO, National Association of Professional Martial Arts

"To simply say “Great Job,” Excellent” or “Home Run” seems rather trite. You were absolutely outstanding. You touched thousands of lives and you met all the facets of our mission statement. You helped create an environment that caused our meeting to be Unbelievable!"
Mark Jones
Million Dollar Round Table

Partial Client List:

  • Amerisourcebergen
  • Arizona High Tech Institute
  • Baylor University
  • CECO Building Systems
  • Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association
  • Collegiate Business Plan Competition
  • Colorado Association of Realtors
  • Country Financial
  • Crown Council
  • Crown Enterprises International
  • Design-Build Institute of America
  • Donald W. Reynolds Governor′s Cup
  • Dynetech
  • Freed-Hardeman University
  • Freedom Builders International
  • Ft. Lewis College
  • Furman University
  • Guilford Technical Community College
  • Harding University
  • Home Care Marketing Resource Group
  • Illinois Association of Realtors
  • Intel
  • International Association of Administrative Professionals
  • Investment Recovery Association
  • Johnson & Associates
  • Lenovo US
  • Massage Envy
  • Meadow and Associates Inc.
  • Mega Book Marketing University
  • Mercedes Independent School District (Texas)
  • Meridian Enterprises Corporation
  • Microsoft
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Million Dollar Roundtable
  • Full List Available Upon Request

PROGRAMS

To the delight of his audiences, Robin Crow loves to incorporate short guitar riffs into his presentations. A gifted storyteller, he peppers his keynotes with real-life stories from his life and others, helping attendees draw life lessons. He packs a lot of practical information into his talks, and yet, his style is almost melodic or poetic as his presence feels more like he’s giving a concert than a presentation.

Evolve or Die

Businesses that adapt to change the fastest are the ones most likely to prosper. In this presentation, Crow shares the three mission-critical functions that will dramatically increase the ability to revitalize a business. In this high energy keynote, Crow lays out a series of proven tools and real-world techniques to help attendees successfully navigate a business to long-term sustainability and greater profitability. In this session, attendees will learn:

· How to re-energize drive and commitment

· Recognize inherent resources and strengths

· Enjoy and inspire greater confidence, passion and drive to succeed

· How to achieve crystal-clear focus and direction

· The three keys to creating a culture of passion with both colleagues and clients

Big Ideas for Small Business Growth: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why

The 21st century will reward top performers who are committed to delivering a superior product and creating added value for their customers. With a business landscape that is changing every day, leaders need every competitive advantage possible to be consistently successful. This breakout session is excellent for any entrepreneur who is ready to taking his or her company to the “next level.” There’s no abstract theories here, only street-smart advice from someone who has spent decades in the trenches. In this highly interactive session, Crow will share critical factors for achieving sustained growth, and in a dynamic two-way conversation, Crow offers practical solutions to meet the challenges his audience is facing right now. In this breakout session, attendees will learn:

· Three strategies to help them stay one step ahead of the competition

· How to stay focused on growth and profitability in an environment of chaos

· How to eliminate time and productivity wasters, enabling consistent focus on mission-critical functions

· The four keys to a culture of innovation

· How to adapt to a changing global economy

Rock Solid Leadership

Leadership has nothing to do with a title, and it can’t be awarded or appointed; it must be earned. Leadership is about taking responsibility. In this keynote, Crow shares with audiences the 10 fundamentals critical to becoming an effective leader, and how they can be applied in any situation. Crow draws on tools and strategies he has used for decades to lead his company, Dark Horse Recording, to extraordinary sustained profitability.

The Power of Service

The difference between businesses that thrive and ones that struggle to stay alive is found in how well their customers are served. This presentation helps attendees learn how to expand resources, maximize efforts, and inspire a team to consistently put great service into practice. In this keynote, Crow presents real-life examples of how great companies—including his own, Dark Horse Recording—have applied these principles as the gold standard in service.

BEST-SELLING BOOKS

Evolve or Die: Seven Steps to Rethink the Way You Do Business
Bring positive change and attain the highest levels of success

Robin Crow has years of experience working in the trenches as an entrepreneur and business owner. Now he has put all that work at your disposal with his unique Seven Step Challenge. Presented as a call to action, Evolve or Die delivers optimistic solutions to become better than you were yesterday and realize abundance at every level for personal and professional growth. The method teaches

  • Exceed expectations
  • Gets things done
  • 100% accountability
  • Commit to continual improvement
  • Boundless optimism
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Make a difference

Whether you′re the CEO or cleaning the CEO′s office, by following the author′s program you′ll be able to regain control, refocus, and bring positive change to attain the highest levels of success.
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    Jump and the Net Will Appear: Discovering the Art of Achievement and the Rhythm of Success

    At 40, musician Robin Crow had a broken spirit, an empty bank account, and a family to support. After 20 years he had succeeded as a recording artist, but a grueling tour schedule had taken its toll. This is the story of how Crow turned his life around; now his studio, Dark Horse Recording, has attracted such stars as Faith Hill, Amy Grant, and Dolly Parton. Through his journey from musician to successful entrepreneur, this book shares the strategies that helped Crow achieve his goals. He shows readers how to take risks and overcome self-limiting beliefs, demonstrating that by focusing on dreams, anything is possible.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Exclusive Interview Robin Crow
“The most important attribute that anyone at any level must have… is the ability to get things done. That means planning, prioritizing, and then taking action. It’s that simple.”

In this interview, Robin Crow discusses:

  • Some of the main opportunities for business growth.
  • Advice for entrepreneurs about growing a business.
  • How to adapt to change.

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