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Looking for a dynamic speaker for your next event? Want to boost your organization’s understanding of creativity, leadership or culture? You’re in the right place. Berkun has inspired & entertained audiences at hundreds of events, keynoting important conferences with inspiring lessons about creativity, management, leadership, innovation and more.

He’s the most entertaining, memorable and reliable speaker you’re likely to find, and knowledgable enough to have written seven popular books. He’s also the author of the bestseller, Confessions of A Public Speaker, generously sharing the lessons he’s learned as a decade as an expert storyteller and premier speaker.

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Popular Keynotes

  • The Myths of Innovation
  • Creative Thinking Hacks
  • How Progress Happens
  • Feedback without Frustration
  • Confessions of A Public Speaker
  • The Future of Work
  • How To Make Things Happen
  • What To Do When Things Go Wrong

The Experience You Need

Berkun does 20 to 30 lecture and keynotes every year for companies like Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University, NPR, MSNBC, CNBC, Microsoft, Fidelity, Apple, Netflix, Google, TEDx, Tools of Change, WebStock, An Event Apart, and The Economist.

You should hire Scott to speak at your event or organization. You can know, with confidence, your audience will leave laughing, educated, smiling and inspired to think about their work in a better way. Watch Scott in action>

The Dance of The Possible

Filmed live at Google, this entertaining and provocative talk teaches timeless patterns and useful insights crafted from the history of great projects, aimed to help audiences be more productive and raise the quality of their ideas. From the surprising origins of the Eiffel tower, to insights from Amazon’s predecessor by more than 100 years, when this talk is the audience will improve their creative and decision making confidence, and rethink how they think about thinking itself. 

Saving Your Creative Soul

Live from the 2014 World Domination Summit in Portland, Berkun explains how misguided our understanding of own source of courage can be. Through funny stories and challenging games he helps a crowd of 2500 people understand how they can save their own creativity.

How Progress Happens

At the Tools of Change conference in NYC, Berkun demystifies the very idea of progress, revealing that the way change happens is quite different from the myths and assumptions we have.

The 6 Big Speaking Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

While on tour for his bestseller, The Confessions of A Public Speaker, Berkun stopped in San Francisco to speak at Google Author’s series in San Francisco. He covers the 6 most important things to know about speaking well.

Creative Thinking Hacks

Berkun has been studying creativity for more than a decade. This short, entertaining talk combines the best lessons from the latest in neuroscience with timeless ideas of practice from great creators of the past.

The Myths of Innovation

Over 150,000 people have watched this great talk on the truth about how innovation happens.

How to write 1000 words (live)

Watch Scott explain his writing process as you see a timelapsed video of an essay being written.

Feedback without Frustration

Everyone with idea needs good feedback to make their ideas great. Here’s a short talk on getting the best feedback with a minimum of frustration.

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