"Having an event? Skip the pens & hire Genius Steals. It will be your smartest investment."
- Marketing Manager, Microsoft
Faris and Rosie are the global keynote speakers you need to inspire your organization to think differently.
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’re not here to present a creds deck, and we don’t have something we’re trying to sell. 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 frequently. We’re happy to give you further details on the topics below, and equally happy to suggest some topics for your event. We also have a handy one-pager you can download and share with your boss or favorite event organizer.
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
Technology is Stuff That Doesn’t Work Yet
The Nomad’s Guide to Creativity
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. We also share our locations via a public Google Calendar.
WANT US AT YOUR NEXT EVENT? TELL US A BIT MORE.
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
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