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.
Dented: Retrofitting Humans for the Modern Digital World – The world is big, fast, and televised. As companies run to transform in the age of digital marketing, people are feeling increasing stress, anxiety, and depression. As personalization opens up so many options for customization, companies and the people inside are struggling to rework and rethink leadership and management, how to be more inclusive of different views and experiences, and how to better serve employees and customers alike. We all come one to a pack, and we are all just a little bit #dented.
Quit Better. Fail Faster. Do Great Business – People say “Don’t Quit.” But that’s not right. There are plenty of occasions where quitting faster saves the company (and everyone) time and money. “Failure is not an option?” Bologna. Failure is one of the best teachers you can have in business. As leaders, how can we equip our teams for success by showing them when to quit and how to fail? As contributors to a team, how do we make our failures hurt a lot less and recover faster? What must we do to ensure the company’s reputation while permitting for some level of imperfection?
I Want to Be Here – Designing the Best Work Environment – Employee retention happens when people feel they are contributing to something of value, when they feel seen and heard and understood, and when they know that their imperfections are welcome at work. The pace of business is faster than ever. Most jobs bleed into our lives, but most workplaces don’t let employees’ lives spill back into the workday. With the lines being so blurred, how do we build the right tools for stress, anxiety, and depression support into the workplace? What helps sooth the onslaught of an “always on” workplace? How can we create a company culture that makes people want to show up?
Leadership is Not About Perfection – The best way to build top achieving professional employees in your organization is to structure an environment and systems that promote growth, collaboration, and goal achievement, while also allowing for errors, bad days, and personal vulnerability. We have to celebrate people’s unique contributions and perspectives. This starts at the top. What does it take to strengthen your entire organization through developing more resilient and nurtured employees? How do you translate this to daily work life? And what keeps the brand’s reputation safe and strong throughout this process?
Spicy Content Marketing that Warms Up Cold Calls – You’ve been told for years to blog, make videos, take pictures, podcast, and all that stuff that sounds like it takes time, is annoying, and won’t be worth it. Here’s the thing: it’s only difficult if you don’t have an easy system in place and if you don’t realize the most important duty of this content marketing is to warm up your ability to sell and serve your prospective buyers. I started in this space in 1998 and have a LOT of stored up secrets to teach you on how to stand out, engage with the right prospects, and extend your opportunities beyond your current opportunities. (Covers blogging, podcasting, video, and email marketing.)
Building a Company’s Identity: Relationship Building Beyond Branding – Marketing often falls back on “show them what we’re selling” and “remind them who we are.” But branding in any kind of business must push beyond this. Many companies have built media experiences into their marketing and sales. Some do video and have a podcast. Others are branching out into other means of connecting with the customers they most want to serve, and building customer experiences and interactions that earn more opportunities to sell and serve. Learn how to create and extend a trusted relationship that will lead to more sales and business opportunities.
The New Retail: Building Trusted Relationships Through Better Customer Experience – In a world where people can buy from anyone, why should they buy from you? How can you move your customer’s experience beyond the either/or of in-store and ecommerce? What will earn you the opportunity to serve customers and build an improved level of trust that outweighs the whims of price? The goal here is to improve retention and referral and keep you growing in these challenging times.
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 get in touch and I’ll be sure to work it through with you.
The Process of Booking Me
I’m pretty easy to work with. Get in touch with me and we’ll figure out dates and rates and all that kind of stuff.
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!