Seth Dechtman

Seth Dechtman is the Managing Partner at The Speaker Agency, a division of The Jay Michaels Agency. Seth directs operations along with managing the speakers and his own vast accounts.  Seth is responsible for developing The Speaker Agency’s expansion into the Latin American market, which now accounts for 12% of its total business.


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Latino Friendly Employers, Marketing to Latino Segment


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Seth Dechtman is the Managing Partner at The Speaker Agency, a division of The Jay Michaels Agency. Seth directs operations along with managing the speakers and his own vast accounts.  Seth is responsible for developing The Speaker Agency’s expansion into the Latin American market, which now accounts for 12% of its total business.

Seth graduated from the University of Colorado in 1990 with a degree in History and a minor in International Business. Upon graduating Seth traveled extensively in South America where he became fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. While in South America, he took several teaching positions in the computer science field.   He was an assistant basketball coach (basketball being another of his passions) on a Venezuelan team that won two league championships.

Returning to the United States, Seth immersed himself in sales and sales management. He helped to manage a top marketing company in the Washington DC area, which led him to start his own business PLANET BASKETBALL. Planet Basketball combined Seth’s love for basketball, teaching and development of young talented individuals, his love of travel and his business acumen. After an auspicious start with Planet Basketball becoming one of the top three international basketball travel businesses, Seth was dealt a blow with the attacks of 9-11. With international travel cut to nothing after the attacks, Seth suspended operations for Planet Basketball and took a job creating a catering division for  a top restaurant in Baltimore, Maryland, where he created annual sales of $500,000 from scratch within the first 12 months.

Now based in Los Angeles, Seth has brought together his extensive skills and experiences into the professional speaking field. His specialty being that of a Spanish-speaking speaker with expertise in; marketing, teamwork, sales, human resources, communication, motivation and leadership. With the Hispano American market expanding in both purchasing and political power each year, Seth’s expertise is on the cutting edge of any organization wanting to learn more in how to leverage and blend their value with the expanding Hispano American marketplace. If Seth can expand the Speaker Agency’s Latin market share, he can certainly do the same for your organization.

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