Excellent Keynotes on Creativity, Innovation, Problem Solving, Brainstorming, and Selling

The Creative Choice
This keynote is Gregg’s signature speech and he’s inspired audiences around the world to make more creative, more innovative choices in life. Everybody is creative, but in different ways. Unlearn creative myths and become empowered to be more creatively effective in your work and personal life.  An ideal conference open keynote, it’s eye opening, fun, and immediately useful.

The Innovation Imperative

Innovation is a hot topic, and, it’s widely misunderstood. Why Innovation? Survival mainly, it’s something all organizations need to do. Many organizations don’t know how to get started. Many individuals don’t think it’s their job. Nearly everyone knows that culture matters, but how can you shift a culture towards more innovation? This is an inspirational and informative keynote that backgrounds audiences on why, and how, they can best approach the challenge of innovation, creating positive innovation cultures, projects, and ultimately success.

Doing the Innovation Mash-Up

Also known as Conceptual Blends, Mash-Ups of dis-similar concepts led to the invention of the printing press, television, and the Drive-In Movie Theater, to name a few. When you deliberately collide concepts, trends, challenges, and consumer behaviours the result is often a very new idea. Nothing in Innovation is more difficult than disruptive or breakthrough thinking — this is the science-based approach that can get you there. This specific “how to” talk is about connecting dots in new and meaningful ways. Inspirational and immediately useful.

Eight Things Innovation Experts Never Talk About

This is a deliberately provocative keynote. Many innovation speakers avoid these topics because they are not politically correct. Innovation is difficult enough without ignoring elephants in the room — they’ll squash innovation efforts if not made visible. Gregg raises awareness and provides solutions in this edgy, tough-love, fun, honest, and ultimately helpful keynote.

There Is Never “Too Much” Story – As a published novelist and performance story teller, Gregg Fraley knows the power of story. This keynote is essentially an Eight Point Primer in how to use story for your purposes. Whether you’re pitching a new business, selling an idea, trying to enroll others in a project, or burnishing the value of a brand, this simple process helps you create, understand, and refine your story.

If Steve Jobs Worked For You, You’d Probably Fire Him

People who think “different” are incredibly valuable and  yet often they leave companies or are fired, due to mis-understandings. This is a keynote about creative thinking and problem solving style and preferences. Understanding creative thinking style is a fundamental building block for innovative culture. Learn how to keep your best talent and organize for effective and diverse teams.

Creative Selling
In this keynote Gregg explores an untapped area in improving sales productivity – creativity. Good sales people are creative and have always been, but many sales people under produce because they don’t use creative ideas to solve their sales challenges.

Nine Ways to Improve a Brainstorming Session
Dramatically improve brainstorming/idea generation session results by avoiding the common mistakes most organizations make in planning and executing them.

Innovisation™ – The new method for Idea Generation that invokes spontaneous thinking
Improve brainstorming or ideation sessions with greater access to spontaneous thinking and stimulate a “yes, and” innovation culture. If you want the fun and power of improvisation, this talk will engage, instruct, and demonstrate how it works.