To inquire about having Scott speak at your event, just drop us a line using the contact form! Or call 1-888-580-9969.
Here is Scott in a nutshell:
Why have Scott keynote your event? Energy, Passion, Knowledge, Humor. Bridging the business gap between the virtual and real world, Scott’s keynote not only gets people laughing and thinking, but also doing. All he does is conference keynotes nowadays, so he has nothing to pitch from the stage, no holding back. All the honest truth in this age of disruption and interruption, customized for your audience.
He has written five best-selling business books, with the newest being “UnBranding: 100 Branding Lessons In The Age Of Disruption” which was just released.
Here is a recent four-word testimonial, that Scott aims for every talk: “Best. Opening. Speaker. Ever.” – National Arts Marketing Conference Attendee
Pick one of the drop-down menu selections below to see clips, read testimonials and check out past ecstatic clients.
From Scott’s new keynote: GenEveryone: How To Connect With All Generations In The Work/Marketplace and Lead Without Labels.
Each keynote is customized to the specific audience. Enjoy this clip from a recent keynote at the Public Relations Society Of America National Conference:
“I have been involved with Domino’s for almost 30 years and Scott Stratten is hands down the best keynote speaker I have ever heard speak at any of our Franchisee meetings!”
- Ken Peebles, CEO, Domino’s Franchisee Association
“I don’t even know where to begin…. I have no words to describe how amazing Scott was. His commanding energy, storytelling ability, and business advice were sure to change the mindset of everyone in the room. Aside from that, he was hysterical.”
- Paul Blanco, LUTCF – CEO & Managing Director, Barnum Financial Group
“Dear Scott: Wow! I have never had so many of my team members, send me emails and texts….thanking me for providing such an 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 traveled 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 the year 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
“Customer experience, branding, millennials…. relevant awesomeness delivered in a style that is fast-paced, humorous and energizing. One of our best speakers ever!!”
Jeffery A. Wesley, Chief Executive Officer, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®/INTERNATIONAL, Inc.
“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
“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
“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!” – Paul Jackson, CEO, HW Publishing LLC
(to see more and full testimonials, go here)
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: The Age Of Disruption: Everything Has Changed and Nothing Is Different
We’re in the age of disruption. 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 will 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: Generation Everyone: How To Connect With All Generations In The Work/Marketplace and Lead Without Labels.
Millennials, am I right?!? It seems that this generation is the hardest to understand and work with. But is it really true or are we doing what we’ve always done with the younger generation?
In this keynote, the audience will learn:
– Why we view Millennials the way we do, and how to shift it.
– How to lead this generation and others in the work and marketplace.
– How to harness the strengths of all generations
“Scott brings the right balance of laughing… learning… and leadership development during his presentation. Beginning at 9 am in Las Vegas is a tough way to start any meeting, but within two minutes he had our audience engaged and listening. After 5 minutes, our entire audience was “laser focused” on Scott’s message about the millennial workforce. The positive audience feedback we received about Scott’s presentation was higher than any other segment of our two day national meeting.
I have been involved with Domino’s for almost 30 years and Scott Stratten is hands down the best keynote speaker I have ever heard speak at any of our Franchisee meetings! If your business strategies involve millennials… you should involve Scott Stratten.”
Ken Peebles, CEO, Domino’s Franchisee Association
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.
Recent & Upcoming talks
Company: Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association
Event name: MHA Annual Meeting
Event date: June 7th, 2018
Location: Danvers MA
Company: Electronic Security Association
Event name: Electronic Security Expo
Event date: June 20th, 2018
Location: Nashville, TN
Company: International Sign Association
Event name: International Sign Expo 2018
Event date: June 21st, 2018
Location: Seattle, WA
Company: Hungry Howie’s
Event name: National Franchisee Convention
Event date: June 27th, 2018
Location: Detroit, MI
Company: Examsoft Worldwide Inc
Event name: Annual Meeting
Event date: June 28th, 2018
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Company: National School Public Relations Association
Event name: National Seminar
Event date: July 16th, 2018
Location: Orange County Garden Grove, CA
Event name: Speakers Roundtable
Event date: July 26-28, 2018
Location: St Louis, MO
Event name: Conex: The Content
Event date: Aug 21st, 2018
Location: Toronto, ON
Company: Web Arts AG
Event name: growthmarketingSUMMIT
Event date: Sept 6th, 2018
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Company: Virox Technologies Inc.
Event name: Connexity by AAHA
Event date: Sept 13th, 2018
Location: Denver Colorado
Company: Enrollment Management Association
Event Name: Management Association Annual Conference
Event date: Sept 14th, 2018
Location: San Diego, CA
Event name: Fall Staff Conference
Event date: Sept 15, 2018
Location: Billings, MO
Company: Windemere Realty
Event name: Annual meeting
Event date: Sept 17th, 2018
Location: Colorado Springs
Company: Solarwinds, Inc.
Event name: Empower MSP Customer Conference
Event date: Sept 19th, 2018
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Company: Tarleton State University
Event name: Annual University General Assembly
Event date: Sept 20th, 2018
Location: Stephenville, TX
Event Name: Speak and Spill Meet
Event date: Sept 23rd, 2018
Event name: Annual Conference
Event date: Sept 24th, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Company: Emerson Group
Event name: Emerson Industry Day
Event date: Sept 26, 2018
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Company: National Convenience Stores Distributors Association
Event name: National Convenience Industry Summit
Event date: Sept 27th, 2017
Location: Halifax, NS
Company: EO Alchemy
Event Name: Annual Meeting
Event date: Oct 3rd, 2018
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Company: The Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing
Event Name: NACS Show 2018
Event date: Oct 8th, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Company: Exit Realty
Event name: Annual Convention
Event date: Oct 16th, 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Company: Graybar Electric Company, Inc.
Event Name: Graybar National Training Conference
Event date: Oct 20th, 2018
Location: Orlando, FL
Company: CPHR Manitoba
Event name: CPHR Manitoba’s HR Conference
Event date: Oct 23rd, 2018
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Company: Portland Metropolitan Association of REALTORS
Event name: Masters Circle Event
Event date: Nov 15, 2018
Location: Portland, OR
Company: Promotional Products Association International
Event name: PPAI 2019 EXPO Conference
Event date: Jan 14th, 2019
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Company: Professional Photographers of America
Event name: Imaging USA
Event date: Jan 20th, 2019
Location: Atlanta, GA
Company: Wings Financial Credit Union
Event name: Employee Event
Event date: Feb 18th, 2019
Location: Bloomington, MN
Company: TEXPO 2019
Event name: TEXPO –A Treasury Management Conference
Event date: April 8th, 2019
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Company: Social Media Camp
Event name: Social Media Camp
Event date: April 25th, 2019
Location: Victoria, BC