Ford Saeks, CSP

Business Growth | Digital & Local Marketing | Social Influence | Accountability-Success


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Ford Saeks specializes in helping franchises increase performance and profits.  His practical marketing approach and proven strategies have been applied across a wide variety of industries and his real-life insights are delivered through entertaining, interactive, customized presentations.


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The author of four books, including the popular releases, “Accelerate! Marketing Strategies & Tactics for for Franchisees” and “Superpower! How to Think, Act and Perform with Less Effort and Better Results,” Ford is widely recognized for his insights on franchising, business success, digital marketing, customer engagement, lead generation, local marketing, social influence, and helping people be accountable for their personal and professional results.


Most Requested Topics Include:

  • Local Marketing
  • Referral Relationships
  • Sales/Business Development
  • Leadership
  • Franchise Relations
  • Customer Service
  • Engagement
  • Goal Setting
  • Change


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Speaker Bio


Delivering Profit-Rich Results

Ford Saeks built his first business at the age of 16, reaped the profitable rewards and was labeled “A True Entrepreneur.”  Since then, he has successfully founded 10 companies, received three U.S. Patents, and is the genius behind many successful ventures.

He has helped thousands of franchise owners improve results, take accountability for their local marketing efforts, and grow their bottom line.  An entrepreneur in every sense, Ford Saeks relates to franchisors and franchisees as someone who has been there in his own ventures and with his many clients.  Ford has worked with multiple franchise organizations, helping guide both franchisees and franchisors through the maze of traditional and digital marketing.  His style is contemporary, up-beat and fun, and Ford’s presentations are packed full of actionable information delivered in an easy-to-implement style peppered with just the right amount of humor.

Beyond his popular keynote and breakout presentations, Ford Saeks has over twenty-five years presenting, facilitating, and moderating interactive experiences for companies, associations, or non-profit groups who want to generate new ideas,  address key industry or organizational issues, have effective best-practices discussions, and encourage value-added conversations between event attendees.

Optional Services and Benefits:

Meetings MODERATOR to keep the particular session focused on topic and on-track

Meetings FACILITATOR to encourage participation and engagement from the group or team, making it easier for answers to flow from the participants

Perfect for Conference Panel Moderation, Roundtable Discussions, Executive Forums, Advisory Boards, and CEO Roundtable Sessions for Franchisees, Associations, small & large-scale Corporate Events.

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Travels From: Wichita, KS

  Fee Range: $9,700 – $15,000

“We just had Ford Saeks as a keynote speaker for our convention and I’m already hearing rave reviews. People are taking his ideas right now and figuring out how to take them back to work in their businesses so they can do great things with them. I highly recommend all of [Ford’s] work!”
Mike Ferretti, President & CEO
Great Harvest Bread Company

Program Information

Finding and attracting the best people for your franchise can be challenging, especially in today’s multigenerational and diverse workforce environment.  Discover the secrets of recruiting in the digital age and combine them with successful onboarding that will improve retention, reduce turnover, boost employee engagement and shrink the time it takes for your new employees to follow your systems and reach their full potential.

In this presentation designed for franchisees, you’ll discover:

  • How to attract the best candidates for your open positions
  • The most common mistakes with millennials and how you can avoid them
  • Keys to setting clear roles and expectations for your leaders and team
  • Successful onboarding practices to increase engagement and accountability
  • Which policies and procedures that work best, no matter the size of your franchise
  • Automated support systems that make employee orientation effective

Success depends on the quality of its leaders, managers and staff.  Attracting and developing the right people maximizes productivity, shapes a positive culture and promotes harmony.  The simple fact is that leaders aren’t defined by job titles. Being a leader starts with your staff taking personal accountability for their own success, results and areas of improvement.  It’s those individuals who can motivate, inspire, and challenge those around them to do the same, who will create a strong foundation for your franchise success.

(Focus: Leadership, Accountability, 5-Star Customer Experiences, Business Growth, Success)

It’s no secret that everyone is tasked with doing more with fewer resources. Ford understands that owning and operating a franchise can be challenging, especially when faced with increased competition, changing buying behaviors, and business growth challenges. This presentation delivers clear action-steps in alignment with your outcomes and objectives all tied to your brand, plans, existing learning systems, and franchisee tools to improve leadership, excel with a multi-generational workforce and locally impacted customer base. Taking advantage of the seven steps to superpower franchisee success and you’ll have straightforward action steps to grow faster, lead better, produce amazing customer experiences, and enjoy the process.

(Focus: Marketing, Sales, Customer Loyalty, Personal Accountability for Success)

Getting more customers, increasing the average transaction, and encouraging repeat sales are the goals of every business. Buyer behaviors are changing. The way your prospects make decisions on who to do business with is influenced by instant access to customer reviews, social proof and word-of-mouth referrals.  Ford will reveal the five keys to improve customer engagement that help you keep your sales pipeline full and shorten your sales cycles. You’ll discover how to increase foot traffic into local stores, attract qualified prospects to your website, and create a “buying culture” that works with any budget or business model. Franchisees will leave with fresh insights and action-steps that you can implement immediately to build trust & credibility that leads to increased revenues now and into the future.

(Focus: Customer Retention, Building Trust and Credibility, Reputation Management, Social Media for Local Businesses)

Discover easy ways to leverage social media for your business in less than an hour per week.  This presentation isn’t about technology, it’s about communication and how you can stay relevant while encouraging first-time and repeat sales.  This program provides a blueprint for franchisees to increase visibility, connect with customers, and gain a competitive edge. You’ll get simple strategies that you can use on a local level to build relationships, attract top talent, uncover new opportunities, enhance customer service, and increase customer retention.  Find out how to build trust & credibility with social media websites that are best for your local business. You’ll love this fast-paced and interactive presentation where Ford demystifies these new mediums as they relate to franchisees in the new economy.  

(Focus: Marketing, Customer Diversity, Trends, Generational Influence)  

Each generational group, from millennials to baby boomers, has their own specific characteristics, behaviors, and buying patterns. This has created new opportunities for franchisees to gain a competitive edge. In the race for relevancy, the one-size-fits-all marketing and communication strategy just isn’t very effective.  Avoid the generational landmines that can destroy your business. Discover how you improve your marketing to multi-generational marketplaces, in addition to how you manage multi-generational workforces.  Gain insights into what motivates millennials, Gen X, Gen Y, and Boomers, and how new technologies improve the process. You’ll leave this presentation armed with the tactics to engage the diverse demographics of today’s consumer.

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Sample Client List

  • Subway International
  • International Franchise Association (IFA)
  • Liberty Tax Service Franchises
  • Senior Helpers Franchises
  • Alliance Franchise Brands
  • ScreenMobile Franchises
  • PostNet Franchises
  • H & R Block
  • Murphy Business Franchises
  • Great Harvest Bread Co. Franchises
  • Bank of America
  • Comfort Keepers Franchises
  • Learning Express Toys – Franchises
  • Image 360 Studios – Franchises
  • SignsNOW Franchises
  • Staples
  • Restoration Industry Association (RIA)
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Putnam Investments
  • Cessna
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Precision Door Service Franchises
  • IBM
  • Oracle
  • John Deere
  • Subaru
  • Signs By Tomorrow Franchises
  • Concast
  • Emprise Bank
  • Retails Success Summit
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Gold’s Gym Int’l Franchises
  • EO- Entrepreneurs Organization
  • Lawn Doctor Franchises
  • … and many others