Scott Steinberg is the CEO of a management consulting and market research firm which helps clients more effectively connect, communicate and create lasting value. One of the world's best-known business strategists and communications experts, he serves as a strategic advisor to Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, universities and startups, helping them identify emerging cultural, social and technology trends, and implement powerful leadership, marketing and communications strategies to capitalize on these opportunities. A bestselling author and futurist, his latest books include The Business Expert's Guidebook, The Crowdfunding Bible, and The Modern Parent's Guide high-tech parenting series. Hailed as a top business and technology analyst from NPR to The Wall St. Journal, and a nationally-syndicated columnist who teaches executives, educators and entrepreneurs to be more effective, his training and coaching workshops show businesses and individuals how to become indispensable in an increasingly disposable world.

Keynote Presentations:

THINK LIKE A STARTUP: MASTERING TOMORROW'S SURVIVAL SKILLS - Modern businesses operate in a world of infinite global competition and shrinking barriers to entry and one where speed and savvy can trump size and scale. Discover how you can apply the principles and techniques today's most successful young startups, leaders and management teams employ to transform organizations, products and processes, grow brand awareness, and cultivate the strategic decision-making skills required to survive and thrive in the new economy. Let rivals struggle: Here, you'll learn how to better engage audiences, explore new markets and evolve your enterprise or brand to adapt to shifting trends, all while fostering the tools, talent and skills required to stay competitive in tomorrow's ever-changing environment.

CHANGE MANAGEMENT: CREATING A CULTURE OF INNOVATION - Even the most successful modern corporations, associations and professional groups must continually reinvent their products, processes and operations to remain relevant, given the pace at which the modern marketplace evolves. You can empower both individuals and teams to more effectively embrace paradigm shifts, improve organizational learning, and boost productivity with these proven new approaches to leadership, technology and time management. Bestselling business author and consultant Scott Steinberg explains how the market's most innovative firms are embracing change management, and best practices and leadership pillars you can implement to breed a culture in which innovation thrives.

REDEFINING VALUE: HOW TO GIVE CUSTOMERS WHAT THEY REALLY WANT - With thousands of businesses and brands competing for shrinking audience awareness, the only guaranteed way to compete is to become an invaluable resource that consistently meets and exceeds customers' needs. Here, audiences learn the tools and methodologies needed to connect and communicate with increasingly savvy and more informed audiences, and reshape products, services and outreach strategies to surprise and delight. In a world of faceless commodities, value growingly accrues to businesses and individuals that speak all customers' language, including clients, strategic partners, media and employees alike. Using the insights gained within, you'll learn to more effectively converse with all, influence perception, and enhance audience takeaway from every interaction.

BECOMING ESSENTIAL - BUILDING AND MAINTAINING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE - Change is the only constant modern professionals and organizations can rely on today. In this eye-opening presentation, bestselling business analyst and author Scott Steinberg explains how to avoid becoming a commodity - or worse, obsolete - by preparing you to identify and greet the challenges and opportunities which progress presents. From more powerful ways to capitalize on business intelligence and grow brand equity to developing cutting-edge products, services and customer experiences, he demonstrates how you can create and maintain a competitive edge - and effectively apply it in context.

CONDUCTORS: POWERFUL STRATEGIES FOR ACCELERATING GROWTH AND INNOVATION - To remain competitive, today's leading businesses don't just need to stay paranoid: They must also remain nimble, and be able to effectively identify, research and react to emerging competitors and market trends. Want to avoid organizational paralysis or becoming trapped in a bubble? This dynamic and engaging presentation shows attendees how to more rapidly and reliably respond to potential opportunities and threats, and implement the processes, tools and procedures needed to address rising concerns. Learn from market insiders and veteran entrepreneurs how to achieve the awareness, strategic insight and flexibility needed to stay competitive, and catalyze enterprise growth.

THE NEW RULES OF MARKETING AND PR - The Internet has changed everything for modern marketing, advertising and public relations (PR) professionals. With connected audiences - attention fractured across blogs, websites, social networks, online video sites and more, suddenly, it's not just about reaching end-users - it's about creating compelling content and stories they'll actively seek out and share. Via the lens of case studies and practical, real-world examples, discover actionable promotional and content strategy solutions that businesses of every size can use to better connect and communicate - and transform the size, shape and volume of conversations overnight.

MAKING STRATEGIC DECISIONS: HOW TO SPOT AND SEIZE OPPORTUNITIES BEFORE COMPETITORS REACT - Technology, business and social change continues at a blistering clip, as entire industries and trends emerge and evolve in their wake. This powerful, informative presentation illustrates how to implement strategic planning, business intelligence and decision-making frameworks that allow organizations to identify emerging opportunities, and respond, before rivals can react. Using techniques pioneered by leading research and Matt's consulting firm, whose futurists have helped today's biggest brands anticipate and react to evolving market trends, attendees will learn how to anticipate and capitalize on new opportunities, and accelerate business growth, before rivals can even react.

ACHIEVING GREATNESS: ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS - From executive management to marketing teams, sales representatives and customer service associates, literally every facet of your organization plays a vital role in its continued success. Give individuals and teams the training and skills needed to produce inspiring work, make the most of emerging opportunities and effect unprecedented change by implementing the tools, techniques and processes needed to grow and evolve in today's high-pressure environment. World-renowned analyst and bestselling business author Scott Steinberg, a strategic advisor to Fortune 500 businesses and brands, demonstrates how today's most successful organizations can foster a culture of greatness, and give their people the training and skills required to produce singular results.

HOW TO REINVENT EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE, SALES AND BUSINESS - In a series of energetic and inspiring presentations, one of today's top technology futurists and business strategists shows modern education, healthcare, sales and business leaders how to enhance learning, improve organizational results, and boost productivity and performance by leveraging new tools, trends and strategies to effect positive change. Through market research, continued education and practical, real-world insights, attendees (including teachers, healthcare or school administrators, and sales and marketing teams) will learn to recognize and act upon the benefits and opportunities that technology and emerging trends create. Built to empower modern professionals and educators, a range of dynamic discussions and workshops shows how to tap into the power of change and high-tech innovation to build a lasting foundation for professional advancement and growth.

Testimonials

Tremendously entertaining and insightful, Scott's keynote speaking presentations consistently keep audiences on the edge of their seat. Meeting planners would do well to keep his number on hand.
- Washington Interactive Network

Not only is Scott a knowledgeable, go-to guru, but he is also a PR pro's jack-of-all-trades! Thanks to his assistance, we conducted a very productive and incredibly valuable consumer event for my client.
- Ogilvy Public Relations

Scott was phenomenal: We were very impressed by not only his content but also his presentation style. The session was fantastic - I suspect his speech will be a frequently downloaded presentation in our webinar archives.
- Consumer Electronics Association

One of best-informed and insightful analysts I have encountered. He has a wonderful ability to recognize and communicate patterns that are driving the market
- Analyst Strategy Group

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Scott Steinberg - Change Management and Innovation
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Scott Steinberg - Diversity and Seeing Ahead of the Curve
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Scott Steinberg - Students: Transforming Passions into Careers

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