Who is Eric Byrd?

Eric L. Byrd is known for developing the 5 Stages of Networking and creating the Network with Ease coaching program. Eric brings 20+ years of sales experience, storytelling expertise as a television producer and screenwriter, and expert training skills honed as a Cisco IT instructor and technology course developer to all his programs and training.

Eric Byrd teaching networkingHe has taught over 6,500 students through his online and live courses since 2012. His relationship focused approach incorporates Hollywood pitching techniques to make learning how to network and present fun and interesting, as well as effective. His programs empowers professionals to succeed. He teaches practical skills using effective, proven business tools to communicate clearly in a world full of noise and confusion.

Eric’s hands-on approach to skill building enables his students to learn quickly, retain information better and have more fun doing it. The Find Your Perfect Client workshop is designed around showing small business owners how to increase profits, compete more effectively and create long term customer relationships by focusing on drawing in the exactly the right clients.

Eric Speaking at James Madison University

Eric teaches participants how to use big business strategic tools in a simple, easy to understand process and apply them to their small businesses.

Eric is an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College and author of The Power of Connections, The Follow-up Formula and the forthcoming book, I Hate Networking, due to release in 2015.

You can subscribe to the Pitch for Success newsletter at www.pitchforsuccess.com/blog  and receive a 30 Second Networking Tip video each week. You can also find out about his other training programs by calling (571) 207-7079.

Follow Eric on Twitter @pitchforsuccess or at Facebook.com/pitchforsuccess.


What are people saying about Pitch for Success?

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I lacked confidence in how to ask for funding which was critical to the mission and my job as Executive Director of a small non-profit organization. I really enjoyed the time working together and...Read more

Susan Leopold, PhD

United Plant Savers

I just wanted to again thank you for the workshop. I was sharing my story with a networking group and mentioned the class and how valuable it was for me. I kept thinking about the logline and trailer...Read more

Charlotte Rinderknect

Studio Kinate Animation

I had terrible experiences networking early in my career. It was traumatizing... I never wanted to go to a networking event again. That made it difficult for me to just talk to people about what I...Read more

Kimberly LaFave

Paralegal, Mediator and Divorce Coach

Throughout the years I have been involved in many professional development courses, some by choice while others where required as part of a corporate initiative.  Pitch for Success is something...Read more

Adam Mendelson

Director of Government Sales

I enjoyed the Pitch for Success seminar. The material was innovative, spot on and most of all fun. The exercise sheets have become constant companions on my desk and in my car!

David Thomas

Account Manager, DVG

I was able to break it into manageable pieces, and overcame my anxiety. Since I’ve applied what I learned my dream of having a job with international travel is now a reality!

Connie Groh

Integration Manager, SAIC

Eric has a very natural, engaging personality and a great speaking voice! I felt like we were having a conversation over coffee. His expertise really shows too; he’s obviously been successful at...Read more

Gordon Dunlap

Gordon Dunlap

IT Operations Manager




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