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.
Make Your Own Game: Take Stock. Break Rules. Own Your Life. – Companies seek innovation and yet they operate with rigid systems that at first seem to block what they say they want. Employees are encouraged to operate more autonomously but then get mired in priority management and overwhelmed with tasks. Your buyers are getting lost before and after the sale and the whole story seems a bit more muddy than before. Get clarity, better tools, and a path forward.
The Marketing Factories are Broken – The Future of 1000 People Problems and the Database of One– Only a handful of huge companies still exist. In the midst of this, smaller and midsized companies are using marketing and sales techniques that were tooled to match the size and scale of the Industrial Revolution. Everything in the business world has changed, except for the tools of marketing and selling. And all the while, people haven’t changed one bit. How can you market & sell to one person at a time. At scale? (Hint: I know how.)
Belong: Energize Your Teams By Improving Alignment – Studies are showing that employees rarely rate “money” as the reason they stay engaged with an organization. Yes, monetary compensation is important, but they want more. They want to feel that their work and presence actually contributes to the greater good, as well as the benefit of the organization. One of the biggest challenges facing leaders today is the inability to aggregate the untapped potential and value that exists within an organization. Learn how to earn far better results, faster response, and stronger motivation by helping your teams align and belong. (Good for leadership, management, sales and marketing).
The Value of the Networked Organization – Research and technology has caught up to what we’ve always believed: that individual contributions are one thing, but a networked employee brings more resources to bear on solutions for the organization, reports a higher level of potential happiness, and delivers many more tangible benefits than a similarly skilled but non-networked individual. How do we prepare for the always-on, fast-touch, let-me-take-a-selfie world and maximize benefits, value, and contributions in this space? (Ideal for HR organizations, leadership events, and management too.)
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!