"Don't Give Them A Speech, Give Them A Show"
Sam Ball's speaking
philosophy is simple, "Don't give 'em a speech -- give them a show!"
You will want to suit up and get in the game after you quit laughing at
some of his famous jokes and stories about his amazing career.
Your audience will also realize that being an all-American and world
champion are not something ordered out of a catalogue, but are a
product of hard work, determination, and fighting through pain. They
can take these principles back home and put them to work in their
lives, their business, or their sports team and obtain the next level
of success and happiness.
Sam Ball is a country boy who became a NCAA consensus all-American from
the University of Kentucky, an NFL 1st round draft choice, NFL
champion, and super bowl world champion with the Baltimore Colts.
After retiring from his NFL career, SAM returned home to raise his
family, became active in his church, community, and coaching youth.
Sam retired from an award winning multimillion dollar ag-business sales
career. He continues to manage his own successful grain and cattle
farm, in addition to pursuing his professional speaking career.
Fight your way to the next level of success and happiness!
- The World Is My Vineyard
- If You Can't Run With The Big Dogs -- Stay On The Front Porch!
- Get Growing And Grazing
- You Won't Gettuth Unless You Askuth - Sic-em
- Man's Best Medicine
- The Good News Bearers
- Max God's Gifts
- It's Not A Matter of Life & Death, It's More Important Than That
Sam Ball is a country boy who became an NCAA consensus All-American
from the University of Kentucky, an NFL 1st round draft choice, NFL
Champion, and Super Bowl World Champion with the Baltimore Colts.
After retiring from his NFL career, Sam returned home to raise his
family, became active in his church, community and coaching youth.
Sam retired from an award winning multi-million dollar ag-business
sales career. He continues to manage his own successful grain and
cattle farm, in addition to pursuing his professional speaking career.
You will want to suit up and get in the game after you quit laughing at
some of his famous jokes and stories about his amazing careers.
You will realize that all-Americans, World Champions and award winning
salesmen are not something ordered out of a catalog but are products of
hard work, determination and fighting through the pain.
Sam's professional speaking career now spans over 30 years all over the
USA and Canada. You can take his principles back home and put them to
work in your life, business or sports team. Fight your way to the next
level of success and happiness.
Sam has helped thousands of farmers and agri-businessmen become
successful and profitable while making work fun. Your boar
wonâ€™t come in unless you send one out. The world's most
important businessman is the American farmer. The love of the land,
life, nature and a closer walk with God are just some of the benefits
uplifted by Sam's understanding of this industry and its lifestyle.
"Start the tractor, open the gateâ€¦letâ€™er go
Sam is an avid hunter: Rabbits, white tail deer, wild turkey are his
specialties. He has hunted all over America and been a celebrity hunter.
Sam was on the pro-staff of Bob Allen Co. and has done a turkey hunting
video with Grunko Films. If you want to talk turkey or rattle a buck,
call Big Sam.
Big Sam will have you convinced that his sports are up there with air
and oxygen in importance and fun. He has had people in his audiences
that the following day sold their golf clubs and bought shot guns,
beagle hounds, turkey calls and camo clothing.
Sam was the only NWTP American Hero Award recipient in 1983.
"Ain't God good and only in America", Sam says. "The one who climbs the
highest ladder gets the biggest prize,â€ Get that "burning in
your Belly" attitude and go to work to maximize your talents and
opportunities in the greatest country o planet earth, USA.
You will leave this seminar or meeting with a sense of urgency that our
free enterprise system has no bounds or boundaries. Your wildest dreams
are possible in America and you are only limited by your
near-sightedness. "The world is my vineyard and there is fruit for all."
Sam accepted Christ when he was 9 years old and has been a member of
the Good News Bearers today, tomorrow and forever. Sam has served as
lay leader in his church, president of United Methodist Men's Club and
worked with fellowship of Christian athletes both in college an pro
ball.. Being a Christian make you a real man, gives you power to have
the abundant life God promises and the assurance of heaven and
You will go back to your town, community and family with a smile on
your face, sparkle in your eye and a fire in your heart. Sam makes it
simple and understandable.
Sam's special "Sic-Em" country boy humor has had audiences all over
this country and Canada laugh their socks off. His humor is full of
sports, hunting, country boy up-bringing and just a love of life. Sam
realized that humor and laughter are the joys of life and no one has
ever wanted their money back after the Big man shucks down the corn and
runs the dogs.
His humor is contagious and he realized that only with laughter and happiness can you truly become a success.
Sam tells people he went to the University of Kentucky riding on a
greyhound bus and returned home 4 years later driving a new GTO. Sam's
self-motivation and the ability to motivate others has been the driving
force that has propelled him to the top in all his life's endeavors.
Your people will leave with a new perspective on motivation, a
motivation that come from within, a fire in your heart and soul to use
your God's given gifts to the fullest.
Sam talks about the love of playing the game with heart and soul.
Working as a team player is very essential in every aspect of life.
Team is spelled with an "e" not an "I". Being an All American and World
Champion are great honors, but carry an obligation to community, youth,
family and giving back to the people who helped along the way.
Sam took a company in his district that was selling 1300 bags annually
of ag seed to a district that had sales of over 150,000 bags annually.
Sam won his company's highest, sales, marketing and management awards
25 of his 28 year career.
among the most dynamic and charismatic speakers I have ever had the
pleasure of hearing and it is obvious that your love of life carries
over into everything you do. Your address will be one I will remember
10 years from now. You injected a heavy dose of positive attitude into
all of us, and we are all the better for it. Your speech reminded me of
the story of Bill Porter, whose life story was recently made into the
movie 'Door to Door'. Infectious optimism were products his customers
Basic Development, LLC
"Did the last American hero die with the passing of John Wayne? No Sir! Meet SAM BALL..."
Louisville Courier Journal
"Thanks for the enjoyment you gave all of us at the Quarterback Club. I think, without a doubt, you'll be the best of the year."
Jim Foster, President
Daytona Raceway, Daytona Beach Florida
"You did wonderful...had several people ask if they were going to bring you back next year."
Jaime A Cichon, National Accounts Manager
Gold Stars Speakers Bureau
"What an awesome speaker SAM BALL is. I was excited from the moment I
laid eyes on him. He took control of my group and never let go. They
were still talking about him at the airport the next day and they will
be talking about him for sometime to come."
Christina Cooper, Director of Meetings
NCFC, Washington, DC
"The Sales Executives Club has had years of good speakers and programs,
but I must say your message and humor were far beyond anything we have
Don Shumate, President
Sales Executives Club, Bluefield West Virginia
"SAM, Thank you so much for making our conference extra special. The
responses from our guests were overwhelming -- both the guys and gals
were crazy about you! To get a bunch of farmers to laugh that hard that
early in the morning is quite an accomplishment. I was proud that I was
the one that could take the credit for inviting you."
Pem Pfisterer Clark, Conference Coordinator
Dark Tobacco Conference
"Great Job! We really enjoyed your talk and everyone learned something.
Learning can be fun! You successfully combined levity with some
valuable lifetime lessons."
C. William Pollock, Chairman
"Thanks for providing a warm and entertaining speech to our
shareholders, directors, officers and staff. Your message was
motivating, funny, inspiring and exciting."
H. Edward Vogeeisinger, President
PNB Holding Company
"You did an outstanding job at the Kick-Off Luncheon. I have heard nothing but rare reviews. You were just what we needed."
Kyle Moats, Director of Marketing, Promotions and Licensing
University of Kentucky
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Additional List of Major Company’s I have spoken to:
Bayer Corp Worldwide
University of Illinois Agriculture Club
South Eastern Equipment Dealers Association
Orlando Florida University Club
U.Q.K. College of Education
National Wheat Growers
United Farmers of Alberta Co-op Limited
California Cattleman’s Association
Missouri Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Iowa Concrete Paving Association