Supercharging Events for Over a Decade

Jim Roddy is a popular keynote speaker and moderator because of his business knowledge and a presentation style that is “infotaining” — a combination of informational and entertaining. View some of Jim’s presentations from events and read testimonials from executives below.


Author Overview Video: The Walk-On Method

The Walk-On Method To Career & Business Success features underdog athletes who parlayed their college experience into habits that led to career success. Ordinary people will accomplish extraordinary feats when their energy is properly channeled!

RSPA Chair Acceptance Speech

At the RetailNOW banquet, Jim takes the gavel as the new Chairman of the Board for the RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association).

Lightning Round Leadership: Two Words

From the main stage at RetailNOW, Jim explains that we business leaders do everything – except effectively delegate to our team.

Keynote: Smile & Thrive

Before his cancer diagnosis, Jim thought he understood the importance of hiring top-notch people. But it took being forced to step away from his business for him to truly realize the people you hire make or break your organization.

Industry Leader Panel

Jim moderates a panel of industry experts from ScanSource, HP, Micros, BlueStar, IBM, NCR, and Ingram Micro discussing industry trends.

Rules for Hiring and Retaining Salespeople

This video features part one of Jim’s presentation “8 Time-Tested Rules For Hiring & Retaining Salespeople (Rule 6 Almost Started A Fistfight)” during a conference in Orlando, FL.

Executives rave about Jim’s presentations:

“Excellent presenter”

“Jim is an excellent presenter. His presentation on hiring best practices has had a substantial positive impact on our business. We use the process and question outline in our business during every interview. Great information, great presentation, and a lot of good information to take back to our business.”



“On several occasions I’ve had the privilege of watching Jim facilitate group discussions. He’s done an excellent job of setting up relevant and thought-provoking questions for a broad-based group, giving all participants an unbiased opportunity to provide their input while still keeping the discussions moving forward. Invariably, there are some more serious or perhaps tense moments where Jim has interjected timely humor to lighten the mood. (I thought the crowd was going to die laughing during a discussion on PCI compliance!) I think Jim would do an outstanding job of being a presenter for any reseller community group.”


“Unique insight”

“Jim’s experience in specialty technology channels, combined with his broad view perspective of the markets we serve, give him unique insight into the issues facing manufacturers, resellers and distributors. His questions and comments are always insightful.”


“Concise, relevant, and entertaining”

“I would strongly recommend Jim Roddy as a speaker. He has his pulse on the issues of the reseller community and knows how to effectively convey this information to his audience. Jim keeps his presentation concise, relevant, and entertaining. He has been a regular presenter on human resource topics at past RetailNOW conventions and received overall ‘excellent’ ratings.”


“Master of public speaking”

“Jim is a master of public speaking, and he runs the best panel discussions on the planet. Anyone who has been to a trade show knows that panel discussions can be dull – but not the panels Jim moderates! He’s always prepared and knows how to engage the audience.”

Next Steps

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