"Having a conference? Skip the pens & hire Genius Steals. It will be your smartest investment." 
- Marketing Manager, Microsoft

CORPORATE WORKSHOPS & KEYNOTES THAT DON'T PUT PEOPLE TO SLEEP.

As Kurt Vonnegut said, "Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted."

We make keynotes stimulating and fun, so that audience leaves feeling inspired, exhilarated, and ready to take action.

WHAT SORTS OF TOPICS DO YOU COVER?

While we're open to creating a custom keynote or workshop based on your need, these are some of the topics we cover most often: 

  • Attention in an ADD Economy
  • What Ideas Are & How to Have Better Ones
  • Creativity in a Complex World
  • The Power of Digital
  • Beyond Boring Briefs
  • Collaboration & The Rise of Scenius
  • The Present Future of Strategy
  • Advertising & Media Trends

ARE YOU SPEAKING AT A CONFERENCE NEAR ME?

If you're looking for public appearances, subscribe to Strands of Genius, where we'll announce any keynotes that are open to the general public.

do you ever speak for free?

It takes a time and effort to make presentations that are truly engaging, so this is not something we do for free. But, we do have a few places we're dying to check out. If you happen to have a speaking opportunity in one of those places, and we're free on your dates, we'll waive our speaking fees (though the small print applies: you'll still be responsible for travel, accommodation & any necessary visa requirements.) 

If you're looking for a speaker at an event in one of these cities, get in touch - you might just be in luck!

  RIO, BRAZIL | TOKYO, JAPAN
SHANGHAI, CHINA | JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

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HERE'S WHAT CLIENTS HAVE SAID ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS & KEYNOTES:

“Generally, a facilitator or key note speaker takes a high level view of the agenda and plugs a generic keynote about leadership, teamwork into the week. It might be slightly tweaked for the meeting’s theme or audience. Not Genius Steals. Rosie & Faris took the time to research and understand the specific goals for the meeting and the audience. They created bespoke presentations, workshops, and themeing that directly addressed the key take-aways my client needed to convey at the meeting. On stage, the audience was rapt. They were engaging, funny, and intelligent. They even took time to mingle with the attendees throughout the meeting to understand the audience perspective on the topics addressed by the client and by extension, themselves. From a logistics perspective and operations perspective, they were a dream. Easy to reach, easy to organize, easy listeners. Rosie & Faris readily became a part of our team. I knew they were the right fit for my client’s need, but I didn’t anticipate the extraordinary feedback we received from everyone at the event. They were the toast of the event – literally.”
- VP Event Planning, Meeting Advice

“Genius Steals helped us construct an engaging platform for our InterContinental Leadership Summit, lead us in a fun and meaningful team building activity, delivered inspiring brand experience and leadership keynotes and facilitated a differentiation workshop that will impact the future of our brand. But most importantly, their level of thinking exceeded our expectations and inspired us to think about the brand experience in a more innovative and holistic way. They raised the bar for a group of very passionate and experienced General Managers and branders, which is no easy feat. We are eager to work with them again when the opportunity arises.”
Senior Brand Manager, InterContinental 


“You guys rock! You lifted us to think bigger.  You inspired us to take action.  And you infused us with fun and funny – you guys are so special. Thank you so much for your partnership over the past few weeks. You have both been fabulous to work with.”
- Group Director, Digital Platforms & Innovation, Coca-Cola

 

HERE ARE SOME OF THE PLACES & EVENTS WHERE WE'VE BEEN SPEAKERS AND HOSTED WORKSHOPS: 

Austin, TX, USA : SXSWi Boston, MA, USA : MIT Futures of Entertainment Brighton, UK : DOTS | Bucharest, Romania : Idea Forum Chicago, IL, USA : How Design Live Columbus, OH, USA : CSCA | Halifax, Canada : Halifax Pop Explosion | Hamburg, Germany : Art Director's Club Conference Johannesburg, South Africa : Brands in a Digital World Kansas City, MO, USA | London, Ontario : 3M London, UK | Madrid, Spain : IAB Inspiration Conference | Melbourne, Australia | Mexico City, Mexico | Munich, Germany | New York, NY, USA : Social Media Week, Internet Week, Creative Week, Wired Conference, Mashable Media Summit, PSFK Conference, Interesting NY, TedXSiliconAlley, NYU's ITP, Fordham, IAB Mobile Conference Oslo, Norway : Gultaggen Rio de Janeiro, Brazil : Wave Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands : Summerfest Rovinj, Croatia : Days of Communication Seattle, WA, USA | Stockholm, Sweden : Guldagget Sydney, Australia : B&T Conference, Creative Circus, Google Toronto, Canada : NXNEi