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But it is always better to read what others say. So go ahead and read what they say. Read what the media says and most importantly what his clients say. If you want direct contact with George Torok's clients - then contact him by phone or voice mail to request client phone numbers or email.
CV - Curriculum Vitae For the stuffy academic crowd. Not that there is anything wrong with being stuffy or academic.
Once in a while George has been asked for a CV. Sorry. George Torok doesn't do CVs. If that is important to you - he understands - go hire a PhD. George Torok does not have a PhD - but he knows some nice people who do.
If you want results. If you want perspective. If you want change - then call George Torok. If you want a CV - call someone else.
If you have to know - George Torok completed his degree in Economics at McMaster University. And he has lectured at three colleges and three university business schools. But he is not a professor. Please don't call him one. It makes his dad proud - but upsets George.
Early Days In case you wondered about his early years in business.
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away. An onion keeps everybody away."
George Torok claims that he never wanted to be in sales
Yet when he was nine years old - he and his younger brother, Stephen, set up their first lemonade stand at the front door of the office building down the street at 3:00 pm. It was a hot summer day. They ran out of lemonade.
A couple of years later George piled all of his precious comic books into his wagon, recruited his younger brother again and together they walked about the block to sell and trade the comic books with the neighbourhood kids.
When George Torok sold apples for Boy Scouts - he devised a sales pitch, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away. An onion keeps everybody away. I'm selling apples today. Please support Scouting." Even then George knew that when you make people laugh - they are more likely to like you and buy. That little ditty, his smile and energy helped him to outsell everyone in the district.
And while he was in Junior Achievement, he sold candles and key cases door-to-door. That took guts and a lot of forced smiles.
While a student at Delta high school, George Torok knocked on a lot of doors selling pens, peanuts and sponsorships to raise money for the high school band. The band had ambitious travel plans and they did a lot of fund raising. George played trombone in the band. He enjoyed his travels with the high school band by bus and train around the country.
Bio Who is George Torok and what has he done?
Coauthor of, the National Bestseller, Secrets of Power Marketing
The book, Secrets of Power Marketing: Promote Brand You is the first guide to personal marketing for the non-marketer. It is published in at least seven countries.
George Torok has written and published more than 100 articles in publications around the world. You can read many of his articles at his online library Torok.com.
Specialist in Thinking and Communication skills
George Torok delivers programs on Presentation, Marketing and Innovation skills. He is licensed by Peter Urs Bender to deliver programs on Presentations and Leadership.
Radio Show Host
Host and creator of the weekly radio show, Business in Motion, since Sept. 1996. He has interviewed over 400 business leaders.
George Torok works on both sides of the microphone. He has appeared as an expert guest on radio and TV across North America. He has been the guest of many interviews for print articles. The media called him a "Citizen of the World".
Consultant, Coach and Conference speaker
As a keynote speaker he speaks to corporate and association audiences around the world. George Torok is the founder and principal of "SpeechCoachforExecutives.com." He works with business professionals to help them grow.
McMaster University Graduate, (1979)
He was an honours award-winning high school student. University was a different story. He was a less than stellar student and graduate in economics, winning no awards for academic performance. He might have the shortest explanation of supply and demand theory. Nevertheless George has been a proud supporter of the university. He is a nominee to the Alumni Gallery of Distinction. And he is proud to be a special instructor in the MBA program at the Michael DeGroot School of Business.
Corporate Manager (expat)
George Torok worked in corporate management for two decades and across many industries. For example, he worked in fast paced automotive, quality-minded power generation, detail oriented hospitality, agricultural machinery and multi-faceted government. He has lived and understands different perspectives.
George Torok was a founding member of the Burlington Sustainable Development committee. He ran for election as a school trustee and served as a Block Parent. He has volunteered for many charitable and social organizations including United Way, Junior Achievement...
George Torok has served on the national and local boards of CAPS, the Canadian Association of Professionals Speakers. He has also served in various capacities and/or been an active member of the Chamber of Commerce; CPSA, Canadian Professional Sales Association; CSAE, Canadian Society of Association Executives; and Toastmasters International.
George visited Paris, France when he was 18. He made his first journey around the world at the age of 20. He visited more than 20 countries within 12 months and spent less than $4600. He learned to speak snippets of several languages.
Among the many memorable moments: he was bitten by a rabid monkey in Benaraes, the Hindu holy city in India, climbed the great pyramid of Cheops outside of Cairo, crossed into East Berlin at Checkpoint Charlie before the Berlin wall fell, crossed the Nalabar desert of Australia, trekked in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal, and relaxed on the beaches of Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Indonesia and Hawaii.
George Torok completed his first tri-a-tri triathlon in 2001, his first half-marathon in 2002 and his first full marathon in May 2003. A marathon is 42 kilometers or 26 miles. In high school he was a struggling member of the cross-country team, (aka Harrier team), and dropped out of his first six-mile race. Persistence counts.