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Tom Abbott CSP


Proven experience speaking on the biggest stages at regional and global conferences. He shares best practices and trends from the best companies across industries in APAC and worldwide.

Based in Singapore for a decade, Tom shares his international perspective within the context of local Asian markets. He is also a Certified Speaking Professional a designation held by only 1.5% of speakers worldwide.

Tom is a proven motivational speaker and author who has motivated audiences in excess of 10,000 people and spoken in over 20 countries.

President of Asia Professional Speakers – Singapore (2016-2017) and Professional Member in good standing since 2010, you can have the confidence and peace of mind knowing that you’re in good hands with Tom Abbott.


“I had the pleasure of working with Tom to deliver a live webinar to our customers across 3 continents! From the discovery and planning meetings right down to customizing content to meet our objectives and engage our audience, Tom is a pro. He is energetic and has the ability to cut through – so it feels as though you are right there in the room with him. If you are hesitating don’t; we already booked him for a keynote at our next virtual event!” – Kiera Kramer, Marketing, QuickBooks Online Payroll GTM at Intuit.

“Tom recently shared an energetic and inspiring presentation to our Sales Leaders at our 2021 kickoff meeting. We really enjoyed Tom’s style as well as his key insights on Digital Selling which he customised for us given our tough B2B environment over the past several months. Our teams are still talking about Tom and what they learned from his time with us. Thanks Tom for truly making a difference for us!” – Patti Wallace, Senior HRD Global HR Chief of Staff, Kimberly-Clark.

“Tom’s highly positive energy level before, during and after the event is commendable. His motivational talks are interesting, straight to the point and engaging throughout. Despite the challenges of a hybrid virtual meeting across ASEAN countries, he stepped up and brought his best to his game!” – Elayne Chan, Medical Advisor APAC, Ipsen Pharmaceuticals.

“We recently used Tom for a virtual webinar for our client Intuit QuickBooks. The webinar was for accountants and end-users, based in South African, Ireland and Singapore. Tom was absolutely incredible, amazing to work with before the webinar. His passion and energy during the webinar came through, I didn’t want him to stop talking so we could continue learning. Cannot wait to work with you again Tom and thank you for everything everything to life for us.” – Liza Sutherland, Managing Director at Verb Media Specialist Agency.

“The session was fun, engaging, on-point and I personally think it’s important to have a speaker who walk the talks. His passion in sales and belief in being a great sales person was well delivered.” – Marietta Jong, AVP Regional Sales Planning, Singapore Post Ltd.

“Tom’s presentation to the Asia Pacific team was high energy, insightful and extremely engaging. Very positively received and many insights for virtual selling. Looking forward to reading his book Social Selling!” – Ben Thorpe, Managing Director, Glory Ltd.

Latest Articles


Lead Generation Strategies for Speakers – Go Big or Go Home

Published on 04/10/2019 under Marketing

Go Big or Go Home Make sure whatever you’re trying, that you reach a large number of your ideal target audience. It doesn’t make sense to go to a networking event when there’s only 3 people. It doesn’t make sense to do Facebook ads but you’re so cheap you only put a dollar in and it only reaches […]


Becoming A Great Sales Leader

Published on 11/28/2017 under Change Management, Leadership, Sales/Negotiation

Becoming a great sales leader determines the success of your sales team. ??It seems natural for the best performing salespeople to become promoted to positions of team leaders and sales managers. However, many sales managers struggle in that role because they lack the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities to fully support their sales teams as they should. A […]


How To Speak in Asia + Industry Update

Published on 07/04/2017 under Marketing, Motivation, Sales/Negotiation, Strategy

Are an international speaker wondering how to get engagements in Singapore? Curious about business models, cultural norms, fees and intellecutal property protection in Asia?   Professional Speakers Australia (PSA) Convention hosted an ‘International Update on the Speaking Industry’ panel discussion with Glen Sharkey (President, National Speakers Association New Zealand), Nabil Doss (President, Global Speakers Federation), Gustav Gous […]


How To Qualify Speaking Leads and Prospects

Published on 07/04/2017 under Marketing, Sales/Negotiation, Strategy

Identifying people as prospects (prospecting) is a very important aspect of growing your speaking business. You qualify speaking leads and prospects by asking three questions. Do they have a need for your services? Do they have the ability to pay your fees? Do they have the authority to engage you? Always keep these three questions in […]