Award-Winning Advertising Creative
He won many advertising awards during this time, including eight SouthStar Awards from the Direct Marketing Association (unique among advertising awards, the SouthStars are given - not just for creativity - but for increasing a company's return on investment). As a result, he was invited by four colleges to teach advertising.
He accepted the opportunity offered by Georgia State University where,
Speaker - Storyteller
Rob began his professional speaking career teaching the science of advertising with his workshop: Create Advertising That Sells. With his clients demanding more programs, he developed presentations in sales and customer service. Overtime, seeing his audiences' enjoyment of the creative thinking portions of his seminars, Rob developed his flagship motivational program: The Innovator's Toolbox.
A powerful storyteller, Rob's stories create vivid images in the minds of his listeners and readers. Whether it is for his speeches, articles, fiction or advertising, they convey memorable messages that inspire people to deal with their most difficult challenges and achieve their greatest dreams.
Rob is also a humorist. He is the winner of 10 humorous speaking contests. He has appeared at the Punchline Comedy Club. He was even proclaimed the second funniest person in Georgia by Toastmasters International. He still delivers hilarious comedy roasts. Always good-natured and never mean-spirited, Rob's Roasts,
are a great way to honor someone for a birthday, retirement, or for tireless devotion to an organization.
Rob is the author of the internationally syndicated column on human motivation: The Un-Comfort Zone which runs in more than 400 publications. Each month Rob explores the many aspects of motivation, innovation, and leadership, and how to apply them in a competitive business environment.
Wilson is also a regular contributor to Psychology Today with his blog The Main Ingredient.
Rob is co-author of the wildly funny book: OFF THE WALL! The Best Graffiti Off The Walls Of America, an illustrated collection of bathroom graffiti. He and his co-author Ken Frankel have appeared on more than 100 radio shows in the US and Canada.
Rob is also the author of the humorous children's novel, The Annoying Ghost Kid, which was recently optioned by a motion picture company. It is a story about a ten year old boy, who is bullied by a ghost. As a children's author, Rob routinely visits elementary schools where he talks about the creative process, gives animated readings from his book, and teaches kids how to deal with bullies.
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