Jeff Simmons is a successful entrepreneur and accomplished communicator. His quick wit and engaging personality have energized audiences for companies, colleges and organizations all over our country and overseas.
Here are a few reactions from recent speaking engagements:
"This guy is a force! I've been on both sides of the negotiating table with him. We call him "The Closer." He'll put together a beautiful presentation, ask smart questions and if necessary, put a pen in your hand and help you sign the contract. He gets it done." - John W.
"I have worked with Jeff on various projects for over 20 years. He is experienced in all facets of Television, Radio, Internet and Print. Great to work with and learn from." - Patrick R.
"Jeff's an exceptional broadcast journalist. He could anchor, produce, report, even shoot and edit. When he anchored the news for us, we went to number one for the first time in over 25 years. As a motivational speaker, his ability to engage a crowd is quite powerful." - Judy D.
"I first met Jeff at a convention in the summer of 2000. I invited him to do a presentation for me and other skeptical executives in our company. The presentation was impressive and quite convincing. Thanks to Jeff, we ended up not only increasing our marketing budget(s), our sales actually increased even in the wake of 9/11." - Dan W.
"Jeff comes across low-key when you first meet him. Impressive looking but reserved. But when he gets in front of an audience, he turns into a kind of modern day Don Draper with a sense of humor. Sharp, polished and persuasive." - Steve G.
"I remembered Jeff from when he anchored the news in Washington. I thought he was a great communicator then, but when we brought him in, he demonstrated in short order to our team that he has alot more going on. He is very effective." - Avery B.
“Jeff got us so fired up he turned the whole group of us into a pack of hungry, howling wolves.” - Ben H.
“I've been in sales for 18+ years. I've got to say Jeff's the best motivator I've ever seen. The whole group couldn't wait to..."get on the phone!!!" - John E.
“We've had quite a few speakers over the years. Jeff is the first, I believe, who really knew what he was talking about." - Norma C.
"Jeff has a great laugh and knows the right moment to employ humor for maximum impact. It's quite effective!"
- Pat W.
"DO NOT bet against this guy in cards or football." - Lance B.
Jeff Simmons is a prolific entrepreneur and award winning media veteran with a solid history of developing highly focused world class teams and initiating dynamic business and marketing solutions to advance industries of all types and sizes.
He started his media career in radio while working his way through college as a weekend newscaster and reporter; he successfully advanced through positions in sales, production and marketing.
After college, Jeff went to work for the BBC in Great Britain and traveled extensively throughout Europe. While in London, Jeff was offered a position in television news in the U.S.
Jeff went to work for BusinessWeek magazine in New York and was assigned to ABC News to write and produce daily business and consumer reports. He eventually became an Anchor and Correspondent on the cable news effort produced by ABC News. He has interviewed presidents, business, political, religious and military leaders.
Jeff advanced in his career with extensive media experience including:
Videographer/Editor (including audio, film and video)
Producer (TV/radio commercials, music videos, graphics packages, main newscasts 5-6-10-11, noon, morning news & cut-ins)
Director (including audio, chyron operator, studio camera and teleprompter)
Correspondent/Reporter (Business/Economics, Consumer & General Assignment - primarily “live” wrap arounds from the field)
Anchor (main newscasts 5-6-10-11, morning news, cut-ins & noon)
Executive Producer (responsible for all newscasts, staffing, training, budget)
Jeff has written and published a News Operations Manual and has won many honors and awards for his work including:
1 Best Newscast - Producer,
2 Best Newscasts - Anchor & Co-Producer,
3 Best Anchor Awards: 1-small market, 1-medium market, 1-large market,
However, Jeff is most proud of the commendations he has received for his community and charity work. As a Native American, Jeff is a passionate advocate in advancing the rights of Native Americans and is a former member of the Native American Journalists Association. He is currently working on three foundations:
ForABetterAmerica.org to assist veterans and their families
AdoptMyPet.net to find homes for stray animals
TSNC.org to help prevent neighborhood crime.
In 1997, Jeff started his own business, EAD! Electronic Advertising & Design, bringing in major clients and developing marketing campaigns for clients ABC/Disney, Alibaba, CBS/Viacom, Maaco, Morgan Stanley and Shearson/American Express.
He also designed and developed BetterBuyMedia.com, an online media marketplace for buying and selling TV/Cable, Radio, print and internet advertising.
Jeff earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Finance. He is a Certified Digital and Radio Marketing Consultant (CDMC/CRMC). His broad based business skills also include sales management, personnel development, and customer relations.
Jeff is a pilot, expert marksman and enjoys skydiving, golf, scuba diving and, on occassion, parasailing..//
Jeff's career in the media has taken him all over the world. "Very often you have to be an exceptionally persuasive person to convince an individual to agree to an on camera interview. It's just one of the many experiences I have had that has molded me into the sales and marketing specialist I am today."
Click on the YouTube button above to see some of Jeff's work.
Family 1st Financial is an Asset Funding company Jeff started to provide financial relief to individuals who do not want to max out their credit cards or take out a loan.
Funds can be made available in as little as 24 hours.
Click on the Family 1st Financial logo above to find out more.
EAD! is a full service digital advertising agency Jeff started in 1997.
EAD! provides clients with top-shelf:
- Video Campaigns
- Internet Campaigns
- Radio Campaigns
- Media placement
- Direct Mail
- Graphic Design & Printing
- Media & Marketing Consulting
Innovative solutions that give you maximum media impact.
Perhaps best of all you may be able to barter all or a portion of the cost.
Jeff created BetterBuyMedia.com in 2006 to provide Buyers an online avenue for more effective media placement and Sellers the opportunity to surpass quota challenges.
With EAD! providing top-shelf creative, BetterBuyMedia.com has proven to be one of the most effective tools to successfully drive your brand like never before.
See for yourself by clicking on the BetterBuyMedia.com logo above.