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As a growing list of organizations ban all non-essential travel, meetings and conferences are being disrupted across the world. This page shares information about how to work with Rohit Bhargava to deliver a virtual keynote or remote training session for your team on the topics of trends, disruption, innovation or marketing.

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Rohit Bhargava is an award winning authority on trends, disruptive thinking, marketing and innovation. Over the past decade, he has delivered stage presentations and virtual learning sessions frequently and is the #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of six business books as well as a popular Adjunct Professor of Marketing, Innovation and Storytelling at Georgetown University in Washington DC. Past topics for virtual sessions Rohit has custom-created and delivered include:

  • How To Be A Non-Obvious Thinker
  • 10 Non-Obvious Megatrends Changing Our Culture In 2020
  • Leading Digital Disruption – A Non-Obvious Guide
  • How To Collect Ideas, Curate Trends and Predict The Future
  • How To Use Storytelling for Leadership + Marketing
  • The Five Critical Habits of Non-Obvious Thinkers
  • The Future of Marketing
  • How To Build A More Trustworthy Business

Most remote sessions Rohit has developed are customized for a particular audience and he has done sessions with audio and slides as well as sessions straight to video. See examples of each of these types of sessions on this page.

Can virtual events really work? Read Rohit’s brutally honest Frequently Asked Questions >>


This was a recorded presentation produced for the Forbes8 ESummit on Business Resilience that aired March 20, 2020.


This recorded webinar was live streamed to several hundred attendees who were planning to watch Rohit’s Featured Session at SXSW 2020 before it was cancelled.


This custom training session was developed exclusively for a Microsoft program and shared with hundreds of thousands of team members within the organization.


When seeking advice on leading disruption, trends, marketing and innovative thinking the largest brands in the world typically turn to their most trusted consulting partners. For the past 15 years, the Rohit has been the one delivering that advice. One of the things that separates Rohit from other keynote speakers is his non-obvious perspective thanks to his award winning research process and the past 15+ years of real life consulting experience providing counsel to some of the largest brands in the world. Here are three specific things you should know about Rohit’s experience:

  1. Proven methods, tested insights. Unlike other experts, Rohit has spent his career over the past 15 years at the intersection of digital and traditional communications. As a result, he understands what it takes to lead disruption in the world as it is TODAY and his insights go far beyond the tired cliche leadership advice you often hear from leadership speakers. Whether it’s embracing reverse mentorship or instituting a digital buffet for your team, his guidance is unique, original and proven to work.
  2. Innovator’s Story – One of the reasons Rohit is so effective at teaching (particularly virtually) is because he has walked the walk himself. While spending 15 years at two of the largest marketing agencies in the world (Leo Burnett and Ogilvy), he was instrumental in starting pioneering digital practices and virtual learning programs at both. During that same time, he published three books on disruption, testified in front of the FDA on social media and launched ideas on his personal blog that were so far ahead of their time, they later became entire marketing disciplines. After leaving the agencies, he has similarly started two disruptive million dollar companies that are upending the world of publishing and communications.
  3. Focus On Actionable Insights – A key element of Rohit’s process and talks is his ability to share lessons and a process for how anyone in the audience can use his approach to curate disruptive ideas for themselves. This signature Haystack Method (click to watch video) is a highly visual, engaging and useful process that has allowed thousands of professionals to better seek out new ideas, be more open minded and even see connections between industries.


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“When we asked Rohit to create a virtual keynote and training video, what he managed to deliver blew us away! His non-obvious trends were perfectly customized for our industry and his content and delivery received rave reviews from our entire remote team spread across the country.”

– Kaushal Shroff, Prudential

“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 customize his virtual talk, connect with attendees remotely and generate opportunities to build off his speaking engagement.”

– Paul Treanor, Event Planner

“Rohit’s virtual presentation was beautiful, validating, uplifting and contained so much truth. It was one of the best keynote presentations I have ever heard.”

– Remote Talk Attendee Feedback

“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

“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

“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.”

– @laurencook


Headshots [Link]
A page with multiple headshots for Rohit in several
useful formats 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.

Testimonials + Past Speaking Clients [PDF]
Full testimonials featured on this site plus several others
recently added from Rohit’s latest appearances.

Quick Fact Bullet Points About Rohit [PDF]
Some interesting bullet points and quick
facts about Rohit’s background.

The Brutally Honest FAQs [Link]
A collection of unexpectedly honest answers to the most
common questions Rohit often gets from event planners.

What Makes Rohit Different? [PDF]
A collection of unexpectedly honest answers to the most
common questions Rohit often gets from event planners.