Topics: Business, Business Building, Sales, Marketing, Networking
Areas: Canada, USA, International
Titles: Business Development & Growth Strategies Expert, Online Marketing & Lead Generation Expert, Business Speaker
Ruth van Vierzen brings 20 years of experience in business development to the stage with dynamic, interactive presentations. She has earned a reputation for delivering in-demand topics that generate strong registration numbers and positive evaluations for event organizers.
In 2017, Ruth is launching her REVSquared Courses division, which provides online training in business and career development. Through REVSquared Courses, she can provide off-the-shelf and customized live remote trainings for organizations, in addition to her on-stage presentations.
Benefit from Ruth’s Unique High-Engagement Approach
Ruth’s Memorable Speaker Moments
“I was hired to develop a business training program and deliver the first workshop as part of a pilot program for Corrections Canada’s Education department. Presenting in a prison was a new experience for me. At the lunch break, I was advised to expect few, if any, of the registrants to return to the workshop: participation was voluntary and return rates were historically low at workshops in the prison. I was so pleased when all of the registrants returned to the workshop after lunch!”
“I was delivering a highly-interactive LinkedIn training workshop and had employed my trademark case-study approach. Audience participation was wonderful and the energy and idea sharing in the room was contagious. The event organizer later told me that she had never seen their members so engaged in a workshop, nor had she ever received so many positive evaluations from an event.”
What people are saying…
“We originally hired Ruth to speak on a sales panel at our annual event. After hearing her speak, we engaged her to teach workshops on social media. We had consistently positive feedback as she provided practical, actionable training in an interactive format.”
– Kelly McDowell, Enterprise Development, CFDC
Offered as keynotes, breakouts, seminars or workshops, retreats, trainings and webinars, and customized for your group. Ruth van Vierzen is also available as a panel guest or moderator.
Ruth offers a range of speaking topics on business. Her topics focus on sales, marketing and networking.
Below is a list of Ruth’s speaking topics. You may also request a customized topic for your event.
From Lead to Prospect to Customer: How to Stay Top-of-Mind on the Buyer’s Journey
It’s What they Don’t Say that Should Worry You: Why Every Business Should be Doing Customer Survey Marketing
Your Competition’s Doing It—So Must You: Online Marketing for Business Survival
(Ask about Ruth’s comprehensive suite of online marketing interactive seminar trainings.)
Intentions & Actions: Key Activities to Leverage Your Attendance at Conferences & Trade Shows
(Delivered as a pre-event webinar and a great value-add for attendees!)
How to Outsmart Your Competition with Strategic Marketing
How to Network Like a Superstar and Maximize Your Time at Events
(A valuable kick-off workshop for events—raises the energy in the room.)
Ruth van Vierzen has pursued entrepreneurial opportunities since she was a teenager. Growing up in a rural environment meant few jobs for summer students, but she connected with a local organization and quickly found herself busy doing odd jobs for seniors. She was a freelancer before the term became mainstream!
Ruth is passionate about entrepreneurship and it continues to be a theme in her life. Her career experience spans both the private and public sectors in addition to the challenge of running her own thriving businesses.
“I’m Toastmasters trained and understand the key factors that go into making a seminar or workshop a memorable experience for participants,” Ruth says. “When I speak, my focus is always on providing practical, relevant content they can immediately apply to their businesses. Having delivered numerous talks to various business organizations, I’m comfortable in front of audiences large and small.”
Ruth’s presentations are always customized for your group. “Whether you need someone to deliver an hour-long seminar on a marketing topic, facilitate a roundtable discussion, or teach a one-day workshop, I can meet your needs,” she says.
Ruth presented to our exhibitors on the topic of Boothmanship and conducted marketing audits of exhibitors’ booths upon request. She provided training that exhibitors could immediately apply in their booths at the Franchise Expo. Exhibitors who applied her techniques commented that they noticed a marked improvement in the conversations they were having with visitors and the quality of leads they generated.
– Leslie Lawrence, Director of Sales, National Event Management
“Ruth developed a presentation and resources for our pilot business program and facilitated the first workshop. The workshop and course material were extremely well- received and garnered positive feedback from all attendees. Ruth is efficient, effective, knowledgeable and professional, as well as being a dynamic facilitator. I would highly recommend her for facilitation and workshop development projects.”
– Lynne Boynton, Community Employment Coordinator, Correctional Service Canada
“Thank you for presenting a wonderful ‘Improving Your Website’ seminar.” I was going through the customer feedback forms and the program was rated as excellent and very informative.
– Brendon Foster, Toronto Public Library
“You are a great speaker, one of the best I’ve had the pleasure of hearing at any workshop. You are knowledgeable about your subject but you are also ego-free, articulate and very connected with people and responsive. I hope to attend other workshops in the future with you.”
– Brenda Whiteman, Psychotherapist
“Ruth… it was a great day! Your presentation answered many questions I had… AND you also stirred me to do more—now thinking of things that were never considered. Thanks for helping me to discover even more great stuff.”
– Murray Lincoln, Misty Hollow Carving
“Ruth’s Social Media Marketing Action Plan workshop was very informative, interactive and fun! Upon my return home, I spent the evening improving and updating my LinkedIn profile and the next morning I had 6 new connections. Thank you!”
– Heather Laing, North Kawartha Cleaning