Motivational Speaking & Training

(14 customer reviews)


“James A. Smith is one of the most energetic and enthusiastic people I know. He is knowledgeable on the subject of leadership. More importantly, I have seen his leadership in action and his words are authentic. He is a great encourager and offers great ideas that can be easily put into practice” – Jennifer Passmore, Director,Woodland Early Childhood Center.

For your next event, book James and benefit from a motivational, passionate, and entertaining experience.



Keynote  * Conferences * Workshops * Seminars * Training

Business – Schools – Churches – Small Groups – Individuals

James A. Smith is a perfect opening motivational keynote speaker to establish an excited tone for your entire event. Or as a closing inspirational speaker he will reinforce the message as your team heads back to work with more focus and passion

Tailor made services are available from keynote speeches to weekly training workshops. Last minute or backup arrangements are also available. Here are just a few of the speeches and topics available by James:

Winning Life’s Struggles




 self-image, relationships, communication, inner growth, personality, purpose, forgiveness, habits, change, strategies, goals, sales, marketing, responsibility, achievement, spirituality.

3 hour workshops designed to promote inner growth through self-image, individual value, personality profiling, identifying specific strengths, and passion for purpose, facing and gaining from pain or fears, focus vs. desires, goal setting and achievement, positive habit creation, and gauging efforts and results.

I’ll catch ’em, You clean ’em – teamwork, communication, focus, strengths, personality, sales, marketing.

The difference between you and me – personality, strengths, purpose, communication, forgiveness, teamwork, focus, behavior, sales, marketing.

These are funny, entertaining, and highly effective seminars on personality differences and individual strengths.

Learn strategies for effectively identifying and communicating with other personalities.

Learn why you do what you do and how to capitalize on specific personality traits. 1 to 4 hour workshops.

You must sell in order to sell – sales, marketing, training, communication, managing, teamwork, closing.

Learn the strategies that helped James make a million dollars selling vacuum cleaners, door to door.

Learn how he went from a starving salesperson to breaking records.

Learn the value of a salesperson, the complete sales process from beginning to end, and your purpose as a sales professional. 3 to 12 hour seminars.


1 hour, 15 minutes, 2 hours, 3 hours, 30 minutes, 4 hours, 5 hours, 6 hours, 7 hours, 8 hours

14 reviews for Motivational Speaking & Training

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    Anthony Barbacane

    James’ positive approach to everything he does, and the way he conveys this emotion can only help to lift one in spirit. And he does it with a heart to please God and to influence others to experience the life God has planned for them – Anthony Barbacane

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    Lynn Smith

    James’ zest for life is contagious. Not only does he want to be the best he can be, he wants the same for everyone else. – Lynn Smith, Sarasota, Fl. – TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc

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    Steven K. Smith

    I’ve known James both personally and professionally for over 15 years. He has a unique ability to deliver motivation with a Christian flair. James can usually help me find that ‘silver lining’ in most of my clouds! – Steven Smith, Wachovia Bank

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    Jennifer Passmore

    James A. Smith is one of the most energetic and enthusiastic people I know. He is knowledgeable on the subject of leadership. More importantly, I have seen his leadership in action and his words are authentic. He is a great encourager and offers great ideas that can be easily put into practice – Jennifer Passmore, Director,Woodland Early Childhood Center.

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    Mike Polachek

    I have spent the last year with James in fellowship and attending his weekly Forum. James always has a positive outlook and is striving to make other people better through personal development backed by God’s word. James challenges us to think differently about many areas of our life. James uses his love for people and his conversational skills to share his message and has become a good friend and accountability partner in life.

    – Mike Polachek, Keller Williams

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    Gary Salyers

    I have known James A. Smith for several years and have found him to be a highly motivating, thought provoking and articulate speaker and trainer. He has an ‘easy going down home’ style that is highly entertaining and understandable. He truly believes in his ‘I Was Born to Win’ philosophy and life style. I would highly recommend him as a speaker, trainer, motivator and friend. – Gary Salyers

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    Eric Freeman

    James is truly a one of a kind motivational inspirater. Throughout his book and the years I
    have been his friend, he is always friendly, upbeat and contagious with positive enthusiasm. We are all winners and it is great to be alive!

    Eric freeman

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    Good Morning James,

    Through eyes filled with tears, I write to you to say a HUGE “THANK YOU” for your comforting and encouraging words! You cannot know how much I needed to hear that!! I can only hope and pray that **** will give the reigns of her life to GOD. I am convinced beyond a shadow of doubt, that HE is the only one that can help her!! Although, I am ever soooo grateful that **** has you in her corner!! I soooooooo appreciate your valuable insight!!!!

    Wishing you a blessed day!!

    Take Care,

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    Margo Wilson

    James has been a wonderful influence in my life. He helps us to recognize and experience God’s presence. He teaches, exhorts and leads with strength and substance, while constantly feeding you with the ‘good, pure and positive’. A joy to be around and fountain of knowledge, James is awesome. – Margo Wilson, Bradenton FL

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    Coley Mays

    James is high on life! He lives each day with passion and excitement. My students and parents most definitely enjoyed hearing him speak over “I Was Born to Win.” If you get the chance to have James come share with you, it would definitely be worth your time because lives will be changed. – Coley

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    Dani Spatz

    I had the blessed opportunity of hearing James Smith speak a few weeks ago at a banquet recognizing graduating high school seniors. As one of those students to whom he was speaking, I was inspired and I now feel fully motivated to conquer future challenges. James truly has a gift for motivation! Dani Spatz

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    Steph Francis

    Just wanted to thank you for signing my book. I put in 72 hours in 4 days at my full time job taking care of a 91 year old .Always long hours. I do enjoy positive encouraging events when I can, A must! for me. So much negativity ,complaints and sickness 12 hrs.a day. I love what I do for a living ,but some times long hours of care giving beats up on your body & mind .But,I started your book , enjoying it so far.I know I will get a lot out of it. With So much frustration and negativity, every where you turn It’s always a pleasure to meet someone to empower you for the positive side. Loved your honesty and sense of humor. James, It was a pleasure meeting you. I thought the seminar was very empowering. Got a lot out of it. I Look forward to seeing you again. Steph Francis

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    Lou Sansevero

    James, It was a real pleasure to be a part of your seminar. I believe that the people that attended had their fill of useful and inspirational material. Although I’ve known you for a few years now, this was the first time I had the pleasure of seeing you in action. I was personally touched by the part of your talk that touched upon the “Detours” that we take in life to avoid pain. It was an epiphany of sorts for me to realize that you were describing my life to a tee! More people need to hear what you have to say and we need to work together to get that word out. Congratulations on your sucesses. Respectfully, Lou Sansevero

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    Joe Mina

    Hello James
    You impressed me at your seminar and that is hard to do. I don’t know exactly why, but I felt a connection with you, even though we only talked for a minute. Your presentation really started me thinking about where I am, not only in my business, but more importantly in my Life. You hit the nail right on the head with staying in the conscious pain to avoid the unconscious pain.
    Iam just starting on chapter three in your book and so far the book is fantastic. I love you Wishlist and this sentence from chapter two – “If the wishlist has to come before winning we will loose every time”
    For those of you who are wondering what the Wishlist is, get the book. You will be glad that you did. In my opinion it is worth way more that the cost of purchase.
    James, I look forward to getting to know you better.
    God BlessJoe Mina

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