Biography

Billy Riggs has been called “a psychologist masquerading as a comedian and magician.” He was voted one of America’s Top Five Most Entertaining Speakers in a nationwide poll of conference attendees. As a highly skilled orator Billy moves audiences to action with his message of hope and inspiration. Add in his talent as a master magician, illusionist, and spellbinding entertainer, and he delivers a presentation that audiences will remember long after the event ends. Billy’s presentations change lives, improve attitudes, turbocharge sales, and inspire exceptional service. Through television, radio, books, videos, and live keynote speeches Billy continues to spread his message and currently more than a million people on five continents have benefited from his work. Billy starred in his own television special, “The Magic of Attitude.”

Awarded the prestigious CSP* designation in 2002, Billy’s skill as a professional speaker has been perfected over nearly four decades. Audiences find themselves so stirred by his sincerity and power on the platform that he caught the eye of the promoters of the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table and he was invited to present as a featured keynoter for their 13,000 attendees.

When Billy Riggs appears, things on stage disappear, time flies, and no one leaves the room! Using Las Vegas-quality magic and illusions to drive home his points, Billy’s presentations have transformed hundreds of otherwise ordinary conferences into events that are truly special. His quick wit and quicker hands spread laughter and raise morale as listeners learn to reshape their destinies by eliminating their “Grand Illusions” and embracing even grander realities.

Billy Riggs lives in Austin, Texas, but travels the world speaking. If you need a motivational speaker in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, or Fort Worth, Texas, Billy will drive to your event saving you hundreds on airfare.

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This may be the first testimonial letter I’ve written in 15 years of picking speakers for our national meetings (we do three a year). You absolutely nailed it for us! The audience (after a late night and long day) was with you every step of the way, and two curtain calls from 1000 people sums it all up.
– Joseph H. Bourdow, President, Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Largo, Florida
I rate Billy Riggs as one of the top five speakers in America. He’s the only speaker I’ve ever heard whose recorded messages I’ve listened to ten times!
– Charlie “Tremendous” Jones, Member of the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Billy's a freakin' rock star! Great stage presence.
– Mark Leidheisl, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo SBA Lending
I have attended scores of motivational speeches. WITHOUT A DOUBT, YOU ARE LIGHT YEARS AHEAD OF EVERYONE. Thanks!
– Allen B. Pease, Attorney, Black and Veatch Consulting and Engineering
Incredible! Billy doesn't just hold the audience in the palm of his hands, he grabs them, shakes them, spins them around, and sets them down in a new and better place.
– Donna Whiteaker, Quality Manager and Meeting Planner, Methodist Healthcare
Billy Riggs is awesome! I have never been so affected in my heart and soul as I was today.
– Rachelle Olsen, Supervisor, Utah Central Credit Union
Terrific… very entertaining and motivational. Several of my key people who have been with me 8 or 9 years have sought me out to tell me that yours was the best program we’ve ever had at our conference. I’m not just blowing smoke -- I agree with them!
– Garry Pincock, CEO, American Cancer Society, Pennsylvania Division
Thanks to your professionalism and knowledge, the 2006 Administrative Conference was a huge success! YOUR KEYNOTE WAS THE HIGHEST RATED WE'VE EVER HAD! Lou Suquett, Senior Regional Service Director, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
– Lou Suquett, Senior Regional Service Director, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Great, entertaining and very inspiring! The best I’ve ever seen. I especially like the way you customized the presentation to our organization.
– Kathy Mabe, President of Western Operations, Nationwide Insurance (Fortune 500)
During my 17 years in the speaking industry as a full-time speakers bureau…working with heavyweights, I’ve never seen so much talent rolled up into one person has I have with Billy Riggs. Billy has the ability to be as inspirational as Zig Ziglar, as insightful as Steven Covey and as entertaining as David Copperfield all at the same time. I don’t know anyone else in the speaking business who can be as entertaining, motivational and informative in one program.
– Juanel Teague, Business Coach to the Speaking Industry, Dallas, Texas

Booksby Billy Riggs

Magical Marketing Breakthroughs

Born Leader

The Magic Touch

Megatudes

For Meeting Planners

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Career in Event Planning: Are You Happy at Work?

🚀 Explore 10 reasons why event planning is a fulfilling career choice, from creative outlets...

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