Live events are magical at the best of times. Organizers forget the immense effort and cost involved with putting on the experience if their attendees write rave reviews about their time at the conference. And if they like the speakers? That goes in the win column, too. That’s my job.
Insight, Action and Personable Humor
My role in your event is to mash the best of what I know against my research about your industry and conversations I have with your attendees, and turn it into something of value and action and fun. Look, I’m not a juggler or a magician but I am also not a stuffy suit. My job is to deliver value AND make you look good for hiring me.
Who am I?
Chris Brogan is an internationally sought-after keynote speaker, with over 1000 speeches delivered to everyone from company annual events like the Coldwell Banker GenBLUE conference and the HR Florida annual conference to the royalty of the United Arab Emirates. Each presentation is fresh and customized for the people in the room, with insights specific to your industry and the people you need Chris to reach. With a mix of candid humor and straight talk as well as actionable steps to back up any lofty idea he shares, Chris delivers a unique blend of inspiration as well as tangible performance-improving insight necessary for helping you own the game you most want to win. As the New York Times bestselling author of nine books and counting, you can rest assured that you will be entertained, enlightened, and empowered by his performance.
Who YOU Might Be
Past clients have included Oracle, Google, Coke, Microsoft, Coldwell Banker, Disney, Pepsico, Titleist, Comcast, GM, HR Florida, PRSA, and many more. I speak with small private groups as well as 3000-5000 people events. Contact me for more!
Right For Your Event?
I speak at leadership, marketing, and sales events mostly. I’ve also spoken for HR events, many dozens of professional association events, as well as private corporate team events. I’ve got speeches ranging from under an hour to a speech plus a workshop, and don’t forget the opportunity for book signings!
Here’s a brief sample of the many topics I can cover.
Get Spicy: Content Marketing That Moves People And Sells – Okay, so you’ve been told to “make content,” but something’s not quite right. No one’s responding. Why? Most people’s content is “mayonnaise on a saltine” bad. It’s boring. Forgettable. You can do a lot better, no matter your industry (I promise) AND you don’t have to pay some massive film crew and a team of 20 to make great video, audio and text content. How can you deliver material that people will actually want to see, and what can you do to make it sell better for you? Absolutely non-boring content marketing can happen and Chris Brogan is your guide.
Chatbots, AI, Automation and Can We Still Be Human? – Remember back in 1996 when your company ignored the Internet for far too long and then you messily got online after everyone else? This is happening again to you. The huge shifts in technology that you have to prepare for and implement are here NOW. But how do you go after all or any of that for YOUR organization, and how does this match with your people and how you do business? From the high level to the nitty gritty, we’ll get there.
Make Your Own Media – Should you launch a podcast? What is it like to run a live video show? How can you blend these forms of entertainment with something of tangible value to your company? Can a podcast or a videoblog drive sales? (Hint: yes.) Do you need to hire a whole team to do this? No. What does it take to make media that will grow your business, keep people entertained and build the opportunity to earn more customers? Chris Brogan has helped companies of all sizes with all facets of launching and maintaining these kinds of projects.
Your Topic Wasn’t Covered? – I speak to leaders and organizations daily, ranging from 6th grade classrooms (my aunt asked me) to corporate sales and marketing events, to 10,000 person mega summits. When I’m not onstage, I’m learning from some of the most amazing minds, everyone from US Navy SEAL Commanders Mark Divine and Rorke Denver to US Olympic gold medalist Joe Jacobi to the first female F14 Tomcat fighter pilot Carey Lohrenz and many more. If your topic isn’t explicitly here, or if you’re uncertain, just contact us and I’ll be sure to work it through with you.
The Process of Booking Me
It’s pretty darned easy, actually. Thanks to Ron Hood, my special projects and events coordinator, you’ll find that he’s very thorough and that you’ll have the best possible experience with me. We have a simple contact form that Ron checks and replies to quite promptly. He knows most of the questions you’re going to ask, and if there’s one he can’t answer, I get back pretty quickly to keep the flow going. Simple and effective.
What You Should Know
If you really don’t know me yet, it’s tricky, I admit it. You’re worried: is he professional enough? (Yes.) Will he swear on stage? (He tries not to swear on stage.) Will he honor his commitments? (Every time.) Is he entertaining? (Oh, that I am. I mean, I’m no Cirque Du Soleil, but I’m fun.) Will he stick around after his speech? (Most times! I love mingling before and after. It helps me better tune the message to who is there.) Is he fussy? (Not at all. My requirements are rather simple. A couple bottles of water, a lav mic, a clicker, and I’m on my way. No trampolines. No smoke effects. No elephants.)
Okay? So, if you want someone to speak at your event, I’m your man. I promise!