Keynotes & Workshops

Not another talk. An experience.

Pragmatic possibility for your team or conference of entrepreneurs, creatives, professionals, business owners

LEAVE YOUR AUDIENCE LIT UP

The best events leave memorable impressions. That’s what you want for your event’s attendees – a lasting memory that will leave them talking about your event long after.

When you hire me as a speaker, it’s that kind of memorable experience I aim to create for your audience.

Your audience has real problems and questions. I attune to them and deliver accordingly.

My signature keynotes light up audiences to brand with integrity, create optimal work cultures with more delight and less dread, and shape a work life of creative excellence.

If you want to advance your team’s mission, check out our seminars and immersions in Creative Drive and Deep Story.

Thanks for thinking of me.

SPEAKING REEL:

When You Hire Me You Can Count On

Responsiveness

You’re under pressure and sometimes tight deadlines. When you contact me, one of my team members will be in touch promptly. You can count on clear, responsive communication from us.

Customized Design

Before an event, you, one of my team members, and I will have a conversation to assure I understand precisely the audience’s needs and your needs.

Possibility & Pragmatism

So much is possible when we couple our ideals with what works. Every talk helps people see what’s possible by giving them immediately actionable steps to take for change to happen.

Full Delivery

You want your audience to feel connected. I engage your audience before and after a talk. I want them to come away feeling awake to creating a new story of working and making a difference.

A Little Extra

If your event is public and you want a PR boost, we’ll make an announcement on my blog and social media channels. We’ll make a resource page just for your event attendees that will include my slide deck and links to other useful resources. Someone on my team will follow up with a few questions to assure I met your expectations.

“Jeffrey’s dynamic and engaging style had folks talking long after the program concluded. We were thrilled by the balance of inspiration, exercises, and interactive discussion. It all struck just the right tone for our group.”
Ajax Greene | Social Venture Institute Hudson Valley Co-producer
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My Experience

I have electrified audiences from 50 to over 500 in several countries. Every talk differs. So, you won’t get a “packaged” talk here. But do know that for over 20 years, I have had the honor to interview, work with, and speak to literally thousands of innovators, leaders, entrepreneurs, and scientists all with the aim to understand how people can thrive in times of challenge and change.

My experience can be distilled into two topics I am impassioned about and write about for outlets such as Psychology Today and The Creativity Post:

MOTIVATION

How high-performing creatives, team members, and entrepreneurs motivate themselves as well as influence others for the better

Storytelling

How the universal arc and elements of Story unify teams, captivate customers, and lead to outrageously successful branding & platform-building

“Jeffrey delivered exactly what we were looking for – a session that would both inspire and elicit interaction. He was engaging, insightful and stimulating. His presentation generated numerous “aha” moments. A delight.”
Lucille DiDomenico | Chair, Annual Conference Planning Committee, Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers & Executive Director, Conference of Southwest Foundations
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Keynote Topics

My keynote talks motivate and equip teams, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals to thrive at branding, creative flow, and team work.

THE STORY YOUR BRAND LIVES

A KEYNOTE FOR:
entrepreneurs, professionals, and audiences ready to leverage the power of story for marketing

Your team’s marketing efforts flounder without knowing your brand story. This talk takes your audience through a 4-part Brand Story strategy that motivates your team and makes marketing wildly effective and fun. Your team or audience will:

  • learn why focusing on branding versus a brand gains a greater return
  • find out the most important way to view potential customers
  • discover strategies to distinguish a brand in the content glut
  • receive actionable steps to start telling a powerful brand story

The Story Your Brand Lives is also a workshop for teams and conferences.

TRACKING WONDER: THE SURPRISING PATH TO EXCELLENCE

A KEYNOTE FOR:
audiences of entrepreneurs, professionals, and creatives ready to move from amateur to master in the early-21st century

What if your wide-eyed interests, varied background, and openness to experience could be assets to leverage on the path to creative & professional excellence? In this talk, Jeffrey busts biases about what it takes to evolve from amateur to master in any field or endeavor, offers a new take on what it means to gain creative and entrepreneurial mastery, and offers new insight on the “talent versus practice” debate.

THE IDEAL THAT DRIVES YOU

A KEYNOTE FOR:
entrepreneurs, professionals, and audiences ready to leverage the power of story for marketing

Stuff does not drive people. Stories do. When a team loses its drive, they likely have lost sight of the purpose and ideal that unifies them and sparks them to meaningful creative action. This interactive talk unveils 5 universal story ideals & themes that drive most human beings to create, to collaborate, to buy. Participants come away with tools to help them identify and act upon the key ideal that drives them, their team, and their company to deliver their best work.

Workshop Topics

My workshops are custom-designed specifically for your needs. Here are the main topics requested.

Wonder Interventions: How to Add Delight, Suprise & Curiosity to Your Work and Life

A WORKSHOP FOR:
organizations and entrepreneurs

Wonder is not kid’s stuff. It’s radical grown-up stuff. The experience of wonder can boost your generosity, fuel your creativity, and deepen what you care about. Sounds nice, but how do you experience wonder amidst your daily punchlist? In this workshop, Jeffrey Davis, shows you how to:

  • learn to switch from worry to delight within minutes
  • experience radical openness and ease in conversation
  • gain tools to awaken your natural “young genius” playfulness
  • watch your mind’s wonders with amusement more than anxiety
  • be ready for quiet surprises, indoors and out

BEYOND THE HONEYMOON: STAYING DRIVEN TO COMPLETION

A WORKSHOP FOR:
entrepreneurs, teams, professionals, and creatives who handle big projects and endeavors

How do you sustain motivation beyond the “honeymoon stage” of a project or big endeavor? This workshop offers your audience a fresh, science-based way to abolish limiting perceptions, prejudgments of collaborators, fear of failure, and purposeless activity.

THE KEYS TO BREAKTHROUGH PROBLEM-SOLVING

A WORKSHOP FOR:
entrepreneurs, creative professionals, and business people on-the-go

You are faced with constant challenges – daily and strategic – that you must solve yourself. How do you train your mind to switch out of constant worry and into productive problem-solving – within minutes? In this workshop, you’ll discover an easy-to-practice four-part process called the IDEA Method. This method draws from the science of creativity to help you identify, track, and solve challenges with less fret and more creative insight. Your team or audience will:

  • learn and test out a proven 4-part method for daily, nimble problem-solving
  • discover the surprising effectiveness of strategic procrastination and deliberate daydreaming
  • come away with a work challenge in the making of being resolved
“Jeffrey delivered an exceptional keynote presentation at our annual tourism conference. His ability to take his experience and deliver it in such a way that he understood the character profile of the group and unique needs of our region and organization was refreshing in a keynote space that is dominated by cookie-cutter presenters and styles. If you want a captivating speaker that will take the time to truly understand your goals and audience and deliver inspirational messaging and ideas with tangible takeaways, then look no further than Jeffery Davis. With the weight of delivering a successful event on my shoulders, it was an absolute pleasure to work with Jeffrey and his team from start to finish. I always had the sense that they really and truly cared about our desired outcomes and I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Tracking Wonder again!”
Stephanie Hessel | Tourism Development and Industry Relations Coordinator, Ontario Highlands Tourism Organization
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