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To inquire about having Scott speak at your event, just drop a line using the contact form! Or call 1-888-580-9969.

He has written four best-selling business books, the newest being “UnSelling: The New Customer Experience” which was just named “Sales Book of the Year” by 1-800 CEOREAD.

His passion comes out most when speaking on stage, preaching engagement and becoming one of the most sought-out speakers on the subject. Along with Alison Kramer, their UnPodcast has been signed by the CBS network as their premier business podcast to launch their new digital network.

Here is a recent four-word testimonial, that Scott aims for every talk: “Best. Opening. Speaker. Ever.” – National Arts Marketing Conference Attendee

Enjoy this clip from a recent keynote on “UnSelling: The New Customer Experience”

In the past few years, Scott has keynoted conferences non-stop around the world on the topics of engagement, social media and UnMarketing. B2B, B2C, Government, Non-Profit, Associations, from tech audiences in New Delhi, India to tourism pros in the Yukon. From clients like PepsiCo, Cirque du Soleil, Saks Fifth Avenue to the Red Cross, his job is to engage, inspire and help focus your audience towards better business. However, anyone can write a speaking bio (main bio here). We thought it would be best if it was written by people who have booked Scott to speak instead (to see more and full testimonials, go here):


“Dear Scott: Wow! I have never had so many of my team members, send me emails and texts….thanking me for providing such as outstanding speaker, ever before! You most certainly, held our entire room in complete capture. It is very difficult to keep almost 400 realtors in complete silence…..but you did. They did not want to miss one word that you said. You had my entire group mesmerized…….including the wait staff that worked for the hall! Some our group this morning travelled 3 hours from our Muskoka area offices to hear you. No one was disappointed. I can honestly say, that you are “the best” keynote we have ever had. Myself, my management team and the entire sales and support staff thoroughly enjoyed your message and your humor. Thank you for helping us kick start 2015 off with a bang!

You will most definitely be asked to come back, again.”

-Margie Spence, Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre/In Touch Real Estate


“I have been attending these conferences since 1980…..you were the BEST ever!” Jackie Collier, Executive Director




“Scott spoke on the final day of our Annual Sales Meeting, in front of 1200 employees. We knew that the audience would be tired and less receptive than they were on day one! Scott’s high energy and hilarious presentation was exactly what was needed – his unique brand of definitely relevant content and delightfully irreverent delivery resulted in the attendees highest feedback score for any presenter over the four-day period.” Ian MacDonald – Senior Vice President – AutoTrader


These were tweeted at the same time, unsolicited, after a recent talk



“For over an hour, Scott enlightened and entertained a very jaded group on the changing landscape of social media with insightful and  humorous examples of brand initiatives.  Of all the conference speakers, Scott ranked the highest in delivering content and keeping our audience engaged.  I’d highly recommend Scott as a potential keynote.” – Kevin Kirby, Senior Director-Worldwide Sales, Hard Rock International


“An eye-opener of why, and how, we need to start shifting our marketing weight from the broadcast leg to the dialogue leg. And it doesn’t hurt one bit that he made it the funniest and most entertaining presentation we all sat through all year.Tom Moradpour, PepsiCo, International Marketing Director, Pepsi


Here is a video of a full keynote to marketers:


“Scott Stratten was second day keynote of our conference in New Orleans – not an easy task for sure! He blew everyone away with his amazing energy, fun examples and expert insights. Scott had everyone laughing, clapping enthusiastic…in many ways he set the tone for our entire conference. – Bertil Snel, Global Director Partner Marketing, Adobe Systems


Scott was one of the most well received speakers we have ever had.  Not only was he engaging, but also informative.  Delegates were able to walk away with valuable and usable information.  People are already asking us to have him back again next year. He really was, as one delegate wrote, “FABULOUS”.” –  Rachel Cleland, Association Manager of Marketing Association for Credit Unions (MACU).


“Here’s what makes Scott Stratten different and awesome: he’s a conference keynote speaker, yet he’ll arrive a day early and mingle with attendees in the exhibit hall. Just because. He’ll decide to engage in a live Google Hangout that marries a live audience with an Internet audience — because he knows the value it has to attendees. He’ll show up and deliver an amazing talk that has our attendees literally laughing so hard they hurt; yet learning so much they can’t wait to act on it all. And after all of that, he’ll still rush out to the lobby to shake hands, take pictures and actually practice what he’s preaching. Engagement isn’t just something Scott writes or talks about: it’s something the man actually lives. Period. His ability to walk the talk — not just talk — puts him on an entirely different and awesome level. We were honored to have him participate at REX 2013!” – Paul Jackson, CEO, HW Publishing LLC



Talk Description:

All keynotes are customized for the audience, so nothing feels “out of the can” or generic. Whether it’s a B2C, B2B, Marketing, Sales, Leadership or a mixed audience, the message is always on point and resonates. With that in mind, it always helps to have some guideline to use for conference programs and audiences beforehand. Here are a few potential topics:

Topic 1: Everything Has Changed and Nothing Is Different

Today’s business climate is changing at an unprecedented rate.  Every week, it seems there is a new strategy, social media site or technology that is a “must use” or a “game changer”.  What we lose in this endless quest for the next bright shiny business object is that at the core of business while everything has changed, nothing is different.  Trust, connection, consistency and service will always trump any new app to hit the market.

In this keynote, Scott sill walk the audience through what is real and what are only smoke screens in the business world today.  Audiences will walk away understanding the following:

  • The Millennial Myth:  The younger generation may create new challenges for business, but not in the way people are saying.
  • Social Media Snake Oil: Why social media is a poor sales and marketing tool, what it’s really meant for, and how understanding this will actually lead to the best success for your company online.
  • The Digital Decision: Your market today is forming buying decisions well before coming to you. Marketing today means getting in front of them when they’re making these important choices.

Topic 2: The Millennial Myth: How misinformation is shaping our approach to Millennials and how we can fit it.  

Smartphones, Snapchat, Streaming everything; the world Millennials have grown up in isn’t what it used to be.

But how different are they, really?

In this keynote, Scott will blast away millennial myths that are making our sales, marketing and workplace look like Armageddon.  The audience will learn how to really connect with this demographic (hint: it’s actually not very different than how we connect with the rest of the human species).  Let’s learn what really works – instead of trying to fit a square generational peg into a round hole.

Topic 3: UnSelling: The New Customer Experience.

Based on the “800-CEO READ: Sales Book Of The Year” Unselling is about the big picture: creating repeat customers, not one-time buyers. Create loyal clients that refer others, not faceless numbers. Becoming the go-to company for something, before they even need you.

In this highly energetic and engaging talk, audiences will learn:

– Why one negative review can outweigh a thousand social media followers if it isn’t handled correctly.

– Why social media can be the wrong choice for your business.

– Why the people you hire matter more than the tasks you hire them to do.

These and countless other under-appreciated truths add up to a new way of thinking about business that will completely change the way you sell, for the better.

You don’t need social media, but you can be connecting with your clients socially. Your video doesn’t have to be viral in front of a million people, just contagious in front of your specific market. Content, connection, engagement. It’s time to separate from the pack of noise. It’s time to UnSell.

Topic 4: UnMarketing: Stop Marketing, Start Engaging.

The tried and true ways of marketing have turned into tired and old, not to mention ineffective. The ability to build relationships and be heard by your market has never been greater, but overwhelming when trying to determine what tools to use. This session covers both online and offline methods of staying in front of your target audience, so when they have the need to buy, they choose you. From social media, to traditional local events, there are proven ways to connect more than ever before and after this session you have the practical tools to implement the tactics right away.


To inquire about having Scott speak at your event, or consult with your organization, just drop a line using the contact form!

Upcoming Keynote Talks:


Company: Financial Planning Standards Council

Event name: 2015 CFP® Professional Symposium

Event date: Nov 18, 2015

Location: Toronto, ON


Company: Financial Planning Standards Council

Event name: 2015 CFP® Professional Symposium

Event date: Nov 20, 2015

Location: Vancouver, BC


Company: Dynamic Funds

Event date: Nov 26, 2015

Location: Toronto, ON


Company: Silvantos Inc.

Event date: Nov 28, 2015

Location: Bermuda


Company: Formula 4 Media

Event name: 2015 The Running Event

Event date: Dec 1, 2015

Location: Austin, TX


Company:  Buffini and Comany

Event name:  Brian Buffini’s Success Tour

Event date:  December 2nd 2015

Location: Toronto, ON


Event name:  Titan’s Summit

Event date:  December 7th, 2015

Location: Toronto, ON


Event name:  People Report

Event date:  January 18th, 2015

Location: Phoenix, AZ


Company Name: The National Association of Electrical Distributors

Event name:  Nat’l Assn Electrical Distributors Western Region Meeting

Event date:  January 19th, 2015

Location: Phoenix, AZ


Company: CUNA

Event date: March 23rd, 2016

Location:  Anaheim, CA


Company: Ontario Mutual Insurance Association

Event date: March 31st, 2016

Location: Toronto, ON


Company: AVVO Inc.

Event date: April 8th, 2016

Location: Las Vegas, NV


Company: FirstLight Homecare

Event date: April 22nd, 2016

Location: Phoenix, AZ


Company: Penn State

Event name: Elements: The Web Conference at Penn State

Event date: June 13th or 14th, 2016

Location: Penn State Conference Centre


Company: Greystone.Net

Event name: 20th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference

Event date: Nov 7th or 8th, 2016

Location: Las Vegas, NV


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