WHAT DOES ROHIT SPEAK ABOUT?Hi, I’m Rohit!
I speak at events around the world on business trends, innovation, and marketing. Here are the three keynotes I deliver most often:
- How To Predict The Future – A highly actionable talk where I revealing five principles to predict the future and original trend research from the new 2017 Edition of my WSJ best-selling book Non-Obvious.
- How To Be More Trusted In A World Filled With “Alternative Facts” – We are living in the midst of a modern believability crisis that is affecting every organization in every industry. This talk will share what it takes for organizations and leaders to be trusted in a skeptical world. (Based on my best-sellers Likeonomics and Non-Obvious)
- Why Some Leaders And Brands Are Loved While Others Aren’t – In this irreverent and funny keynote about why customers engage with some brands and not others, participants will learn the formula for how to earn true brand loyalty. (Based on my best-seller Likeonomics)
- How To Be More Authentic, Tell Better Stories, And Influence Anyone – Based on my award-winning first book Personality Not Included, this talk inspires participants to use storytelling and personality to build more human connections with employees and customers alike.
POPULAR SPEAKING TOPICS
Keynote Theme #1 – Trends & Innovation
NON OBVIOUS 2017 – HOW TO PREDICT THE FUTURE
What if you could predict the future? It may not be as impossible as it seems. In this exclusive talk, participants will learn five “non-obvious” habits to curate ideas and see what others miss. Based on his #1 best selling annual trend series read by more than half a million people online, Rohit Bhargava will also share some specific trends from his 7+ years of research that matter for your industry … along with highly actionable ideas for how to use them. Predicting the future is a learnable skill – and this keynote will reveal exactly how to do it. (Note – the selected trends in this talk are typically customized by industry and specifically chosen based on relevance for the audience).
Keynote Theme #2 – Leadership & Trust
THE BELIEVABILITY CRISIS – HOW TO BE MORE TRUSTED IN A WORLD FILLED WITH “ALTERNATIVE FACTS”
We are living in a time when it is harder to earn trust than ever before. People skip ads, mistrust brands and believe government and institutions are manipulating them. People disagree on what “facts” actually are. So what does it take to build trust in the midst of this modern believability crisis? This entertaining and funny talk will reveal the five fundamental secrets of building trust and what it really takes to stand out as real, human and trusted in an untrusting world.
Keynote Theme #3 – Trust & Branding
LIKEONOMICS – WHY SOME LEADERS AND BRANDS INSPIRE TRUST AND OTHERS DON’T
Why do employees follow some leaders and not others? What separates brands that have true loyalty and even love from their customers and those that desperately cling to promotions to entice unwilling buyers? Based on years of work advising some of the largest brands in the world on strategy, this talk based on the best selling book Likeonomics will offer a framework for how to be more likeable and why that makes such a difference in driving real brand loyalty.
Keynote Topic #4 – Marketing & Storytelling
THE HUMAN BRAND – HOW TO BE MORE AUTHENTIC, TELL BETTER STORIES AND INFLUENCE ANYONE
People respond to stories, and they love human brands with personality. Authenticity is certainly a buzz word in marketing today, but the power of being more human and approachable is critical today for brands and leaders alike. This talk goes behind the scenes of some of the most beloved companies in the world to offer a blueprint for any brand or leader to find their voice, craft a better story, and share it with the world.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING…
“Rohit’s presentation was one of the most successful in our chapter’s history … his presentation drew rave reviews for delivering real content in an entertaining and easily accessible style.”
– Matt Ross, American Marketing Association
“After a long day for our attendees, I was originally reluctant to have a post dinner address to our marketing executives. However, Rohit’s content and delivery had us hanging on his every word. He somehow feels the mood of the audience and tailors his message accordingly. This is not the first time we have used him, nor will it be the last.”
– Bob Houston, Richmond Events
“The best general session I have ever attended. Enjoyed the specific examples he gave. Far too often speakers pontificate or entertain, which is fun at the time, but then you don’t really use it afterward. I feel like I’ll actually use the things I learned from this session.”
– Attendee survey feedback, Association Marketing Conference
“”Rohit Bhargava has clearly embraced his own principles because the audience at Brand ManageCamp didn’t just like his session on “Likeonomics” – they loved it (and him). Rohit went above and beyond in making sure his topic to close Brand ManageCamp was valuable and memorable. He is that rare mix of scary-smart and super engaging and he is a pleasure to work with.”
– Len Herstein, Founder at Brand Manage Camp
“”When we asked Rohit to create a custom keynote and training video to teach our team about digital, we expected it to be educational. What Rohit managed to deliver blew us away! His content and style makes digital and social media approachable. His non-obvious trends were perfectly customized for the insurance industry and his content and delivery received rave reviews from our entire team.”
– Kaushal Shroff, Director of eMarketing at Prudential
“Rohit Bhargava is a master at weaving stories together on stage, taking the audience on a journey, all the while, teaching them about real marketing and business tactics. We’ve worked with Rohit many times and love having him speak at our events.”
– Jen Consalvo, Tech Cocktail
“Over and above being a fantastic speaker, booking Rohit also means you get a partner. Most speakers sign the contract and then perform. Rohit went over and above to help market his keynote, deepen attendee engagement and generate opportunities to build off his speaking engagement. On-stage he is mesmerizing as he guides the audience through trends in modern marketing drawing on his experience as an agency executive and working with 100s of brands.
– Paul Treanor, ad:tech
“Rohit is a dynamic speaker, bursting with knowledge and examples about content creation/curation and the business value of likeability. He was one of the Vocus Conference favorites.”
– Brindisi Chan, Marketing Manager at Vocus
“Rohit’s talk was beautiful, validating, uplifting and contained so much truth. It was one of the best keynote presentations I have ever seen.”
– Attendee Feedback, SSATB Annual Conference
“Rohit took the time to understand his audience and this was KEY! He also invested time AFTER the session later in the day to thank those who tweeted about his session. And he went several steps further by engaging people in conversation who raised points or questions. Class act!”
– Attendee survey feedback, ASAE Marketing Conference
“#curiosity marketing panel is the best SXSW one yet. Like a kickass college class you can’t wait to go to. Rohit is like a Social Media Robin Williams.”
RESOURCES FOR EVENT PLANNERS & SPEAKER BUREAUS
Bios & Headshots [Link]
A page with multiple headshots and bios for Rohit in several
useful lengths for use in promotional materials.
Script To Introduce Rohit [PDF]
A short bio with phonetic pronunciation of Rohit’s name
for use by anyone introducing him on stage.
Full List Of Testimonials [PDF]
Full testimonials featured on this site plus several others
recently added from Rohit’s latest appearances.
Full Speaking Brochure [PPT]
A short visual introduction to Rohit’s
speaking style, background, philosophy and personality.
The Brutally Honest FAQs [Link]
A collection of unexpectedly honest answers to the most
common questions Rohit often gets from event planners.