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Bob Burris

Bob Burris

Life Stories from more than 40 years of working all aspects — with all levels of access — in sports and entertainment

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  • He is one of a few, if not the only person who has held high executive level positions in the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL), PGA Tour, PGA Champions Tour, Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and Professional Baseball.
  • In his more than 40 years in the sports and entertainment industry he has sold over $100 million in corporate sponsorships from escalators to port-a-johns, fan trams, sound meters and even to a cemetery. He is also the Author of “How to Sell Sponsorships, Tickets & Popcorn.”
  • He has worked in every capacity of the sports and entertainment industry starting from the ground floor as a teenager sweeping the aisles and grandstands of Mile High Stadium (with a broom) after sporting and entertainment events to being a ball boy in the American Basketball Association to selling popcorn and hot dogs to becoming a general manager of a professional baseball franchise.
  • At 24 he was the youngest executive in professional sports and entertainment as he was a member of the design team and Ticket Manager of the world’s 3 domed stadium – The Kingdome in Seattle.
  • He has interacted with League Commissioners, Team Owners, Managers, Coaches, Promoters, Hall of Fame Players and two United States Presidents. His recollections are Life Lessons that are interesting, humorous and uplifting.
  • He is also the owner of a concessions franchise that sells specialized products at MLB games and a multitude of other sports and entertainment venues.  

Bob Burris literally began his career on the ground floor as a teenager sweeping the aisles of Mile High Stadium in Denver. From there he has worked nearly every job from being a ball boy in the American Basketball Association to selling popcorn and hot dogs to being the general manager of a professional baseball franchise. Along the way he sold more than $100 million in corporate sponsorships.

He is one of a few- if not the only person—who has held executive level positions in the NFL, NBA, NHL, PGA Tour, Champions Tour, LPGA and professional baseball.

The breadth of Bob’s experience is unmatched. With an entertaining and enlightening delivery, Bob shares a wealth of Life Stories from more than 40 years of working all aspects — with all levels of access — in sports and entertainment.

His interactions with commissioners, owners, managers, promoters, Hall of Fame players and even one United States President are the prize in this box of Cracker Jacks.

Bob’s recollections are Life Lessons that are interesting, humorous, and uplifting.

PUT ME IN COACH — Life lessons from 40 years in the sports and entertainment business.
SOLD! — We are all salespeople. The seven principles the great ones have.
AD LIBS AND AUDIBLES — The importance of flexibility to change and call a new play.
ICE CREAM, ROCK BANDS, AND A CHICKEN — How creativity solves problems and breeds success
What People are saying
"No one has the first hand stories and experience in the business of sports like Bob Burris. He gives great lessons he learned from great sports figures.” Wow! “Bob doesn't just talk sports, he talks about life. It just so happens that the life lessons he teaches happened in the world of sports. If you're looking for an entertaining and interesting speaker, Bob's your man. Riveting…enlightening…and FUN!” “You don't have to be a sports fan to love Bob's presentation. He talks about "legends" that everyone knows, and why they were successful. It's forty years of experience coming to life in a captivating compilation of stories, pictures, and anecdotes that literally no one else has.”

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