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Los Angeles, California
RIDE THE MEMBER ROI WAVE TO SUSTAINABLE RECRUITMENT & RETENTION THE RIGSBEE MEMBER ROI VALUATION PROCESS PARTNERING FOR PROFITS; STRATEGIC ALLIANCES FOR BUSINESS GROWTH

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My Expertise

Membership Growth: holding both the Certified Association Executive and the Certified Speaking Professional accreditation will give you the meeting organizer the safety of knowing that Ed knows all aspects of membership growth and can deliver his ideas in an engaging style.

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Ed Rigsbee, CSP Certified Speaking Professional, CAE Certified Association Executive, is the ROI Guy; obsessed with helping you to give and receive more return on investment (ROI) in everything that you do. He will help your organization to elevate your business relationships from ordinary to extraordinary; in service, results and profitability.

Ed is the President of Rigsbee Enterprises, Inc., established in 1981. He is recognized internationally for his expertise in the areas of strategic alliance development and implementation and non-profit organization member recruitment and retention. He has authored the following books:

  • The Art of Partnering
  • Developing Strategic Alliances
  • PartnerShift-How to Profit from the Partnering Trend
  • Kids, Parents & Soccer
  • The ROI of Membership-Today’s Missing Link for Explosive Growth
  • Membership is Everybody’s Business (forthcoming)

Ed is also the president and executive director of the Cigar PEG, Inc., an IRS recognized 501 (c) (3) non-profit public charity. The organization he co-founded in 1999, starting as an annual fund raising party at the National Speakers Association’s annual convention. To date, this organization has donated over $500,000 to; the National Speakers Association Foundation’s Professional Speakers Benefit Fund, the Hereditary Disease Foundation’s Laura’s Hope project, the Cardiac Arrhythmias Research & Education (C.A.R.E.) Foundation, and others. In 2011, the Cigar PEG expanded to include international events.

With more than 2,500 published articles to his credit, Ed continues to be a regular contributor to business, trade and professional publications globally. He has been an adjunct professor for both the Universities of California at Santa Barbara and California Lutheran University. He has also worked with the Dun & Bradstreet Foundation, delivering full-day; sales, customer service, team building, and management seminars across the USA. Ed has traveled to Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, teaching member recruitment, delivering multi-day strategic alliance workshops to eager business leaders and professional development workshops to established and emerging professional speakers.

Ed’s background is quite diverse, allowing him to integrate his extensive experience in sales, marketing and strategic management expertise, along with his current research work, into all his assignments. He shares his real-world experiences; from retail and sales management positions, his work in the hospitality industry, his work in distribution, and as owner of a manufacturer representative firm. His presentations are based on his unique perspective of mutually beneficial partnering and ROI delivery. Ed’s ideas have evolved through his nearly four decades of research and teaching management, marketing, selling skills, and member recruitment. Ed’s gift is his ability to synthesize industry specific information along with proven success strategies and quickly offer workable organizational and industry-wide solutions.

Ed is one of a select, very few, on the planet to hold both the CSP and CAE. He has been a professional member of the National Speakers Association since 1988 and was awarded the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation in 2000; an accreditation that less than 10% of the Global Federation of Professional Speakers’ membership holds. Ed is also an association executive member of ASAE; the Center for Association Leadership, earning his Certified Association Executive credential in 2012..

On a personal note, Ed and his wife, Regina, have resided in Thousand Oaks, California (greater Los Angeles area) since 1974; also the year that they married. They are the proud parents of two adult sons; Ryan and Jonathan. Ed’s bald head is the telling testament to the wonders of modern day child rearing. Besides his speaking, writing, and consulting activities, Ed infrequently gets to play; he is a retired United States Soccer Federation referee, a NAUI registered master scuba diver, and can still strap on the sticks once in a while to enjoy snow skiing with his avid snowboarding sons.

My Background

Ed Rigsbee, CSP Certified Speaking Professional, CAE Certified Association Executive, is the ROI Guy; obsessed with helping you to give and receive more return on investment (ROI) in everything that you do. He will help your organization to elevate your business relationships from ordinary to extraordinary; in service, results and profitability.

Ed is the President of Rigsbee Enterprises, Inc., established in 1981. He is recognized internationally for his expertise in the areas of strategic alliance development and implementation and non-profit organization member recruitment and retention. He has authored the following books:

  • The Art of Partnering
  • Developing Strategic Alliances
  • PartnerShift-How to Profit from the Partnering Trend
  • Kids, Parents & Soccer
  • The ROI of Membership-Today’s Missing Link for Explosive Growth
  • Membership is Everybody’s Business (forthcoming)

Ed is also the president and executive director of the Cigar PEG, Inc., an IRS recognized 501 (c) (3) non-profit public charity. The organization he co-founded in 1999, starting as an annual fund raising party at the National Speakers Association’s annual convention. To date, this organization has donated over $500,000 to; the National Speakers Association Foundation’s Professional Speakers Benefit Fund, the Hereditary Disease Foundation’s Laura’s Hope project, the Cardiac Arrhythmias Research & Education (C.A.R.E.) Foundation, and others. In 2011, the Cigar PEG expanded to include international events.

With more than 2,500 published articles to his credit, Ed continues to be a regular contributor to business, trade and professional publications globally. He has been an adjunct professor for both the Universities of California at Santa Barbara and California Lutheran University. He has also worked with the Dun & Bradstreet Foundation, delivering full-day; sales, customer service, team building, and management seminars across the USA. Ed has traveled to Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, teaching member recruitment, delivering multi-day strategic alliance workshops to eager business leaders and professional development workshops to established and emerging professional speakers.

Ed’s background is quite diverse, allowing him to integrate his extensive experience in sales, marketing and strategic management expertise, along with his current research work, into all his assignments. He shares his real-world experiences; from retail and sales management positions, his work in the hospitality industry, his work in distribution, and as owner of a manufacturer representative firm. His presentations are based on his unique perspective of mutually beneficial partnering and ROI delivery. Ed’s ideas have evolved through his nearly four decades of research and teaching management, marketing, selling skills, and member recruitment. Ed’s gift is his ability to synthesize industry specific information along with proven success strategies and quickly offer workable organizational and industry-wide solutions.

Ed is one of a select, very few, on the planet to hold both the CSP and CAE. He has been a professional member of the National Speakers Association since 1988 and was awarded the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation in 2000; an accreditation that less than 10% of the Global Federation of Professional Speakers’ membership holds. Ed is also an association executive member of ASAE; the Center for Association Leadership, earning his Certified Association Executive credential in 2012..

On a personal note, Ed and his wife, Regina, have resided in Thousand Oaks, California (greater Los Angeles area) since 1974; also the year that they married. They are the proud parents of two adult sons; Ryan and Jonathan. Ed’s bald head is the telling testament to the wonders of modern day child rearing. Besides his speaking, writing, and consulting activities, Ed infrequently gets to play; he is a retired United States Soccer Federation referee, a NAUI registered master scuba diver, and can still strap on the sticks once in a while to enjoy snow skiing with his avid snowboarding sons.

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Testimonials like the one below from Tom Papas are available at:

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YouTube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWmRW-GmUria3o8Tr_rX0IxCC5M99rACW

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"I found working with Ed an enlightening experience. His skill set, process, analysis, transfer to reality are all spot on. He is a true consultant. That being said, he comes in with no preconditions or conceptions about your organization. He finds the good, bad and ugly of the organization and calls it out, in a very professional way. I valued this as the E.D., either confirming my thoughts or, in some cases, changing them for the better. There are no “sacred cows” in Ed’s economy, which I appreciate very much. He objectively observes your operation, evaluates its current effectiveness and gives you concrete plans on how to improve it. That is the good news…….Ed is very good at his profession. The bad news is that organizations must be ready to entertain his “view”, at least as a possibility or the entire exercise will fall flat. As in the movie, A Few Good Men (during the exchange between Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson…..”I want the truth” to which Jack retorted…..”you can’t handle the truth”). Ed will give you the truth, as he sees it, from working with dysfunctional associations for many years. And, given an honest effort to evaluate his recommendations, his “truth” most always works out. But if you are not ready to have someone leave no stone, and I mean NO STONE untouched, it would be in your best interest to look elsewhere for a “make you feel good about what you are already doing” type consultant. I am sure there are many out there. However, Ed is not one of them. If you are doing something well, he will congratulate you and add his opinion on how it might become better. However, if there is something truly wrong (which usually is the reason you hire an outside consultant in the first place), then he will point it out, tell you why its wrong and tell you how to fix it. Period.

The best I can say is that he may not make many friends in your organization, but he will make a difference for the positive. Before hiring him, be sure that is what you want. To hire him for any other reason than to look at your organization (at least the broken parts) and work toward a solution, without reference to its political fall out, will result in a positive and productive engagement. To do so for any other reason may prove somewhat “uncomfortable” for those who dislike productive and progressive change.

Thanks Ed, for your counsel, leadership and solid principles on which an organization truly wanting to improve itself, can flourish."

Tom PapasExecutive Director at Western States Roofing Contractor Association

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