Innovation Keynote Speaker
Inventing the Future
Julie Austin is an award-winning author, inventor, futurist, innovation keynote speaker, and member of the World Future Society. She’s an internationally known thought leader on the topic of innovation, and CEO of the consulting firm Creative Innovation Group. Julie has been a keynote innovation speaker for corporations such as Procter & Gamble, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Northrop Grumman, and Cognizant Technology Solutions. She’s also been featured in the books “Patently Female” and “Girls Think of Everything”.
Her patented product, swiggies, wrist water bottles, have been a NASDAQ product of the year semi finalist and are currently sold in 25 countries. Julie and her innovative products have appeared on The Today Show, The Queen Latifa Show, HGTV, Lifetime, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, Inc. magazine, Fast Company, and the Wall Street Journal, along with dozens of TV shows, magazines and radio shows around the world.
Her books “The Money Garden: How to Plant the Seeds for a Lifetime of Income” and “From the King’ Court to Kickstarter: Patronage in the Modern Era” are currently available on Amazon. The latest book is “Surviving Disruption: 12 Unique Innovation Strategies to Create Your Ultimate Competitive Advantage”.
Julie comes from a background in the TV & film industry and has had jobs as diverse as commercial actor and TV host to TV/film distributor/writer, so she knows the creative, as well as the business side, and customizes her speeches for the audience she’s speaking to.
She will deliver a dynamic, inspiring, and entertaining speech that is customized for your audience. Corporations will benefit from her knowledge of innovation and entrepreneurial thinking to expand their markets and grow sales.
KEYNOTES, HALF DAY and WHOLE DAY SEMINARS:
How to Turn Your Employees Into Problem Solvers
All innovation starts with great ideas. You may be number one now, but if you’re not innovating, your competition is, and they will knock you out of the lead. To stay ahead you need to constantly reinvent and have new ideas ready to go.
Some of the most important innovations in history were discovered by accident, such as penicillin. But there is a deliberate way to discover innovative ideas, whether it’s a new drug, a new product, new delivery systems, or new ways of doing business.
These are simple ideas and ways of thinking that will turn your whole staff into problem solvers. It doesn’t take any extra time away from their jobs, but instead is a problem solving mindset that will greatly improve your bottom line and employee morale.
How to generate new ideas
How to think like an innovator
Where you need to look for radical, game-changing innovation
How to build an innovation culture into your company
Where to look outside of your industry for new ideas your competition will never think of
Julie Austin has trained scientists, engineers, and executives from around the world. As an inventor, patent owner, and international manufacturer, she knows how to instill the innovation mindset that will have your employees generating new ideas quickly.
Attendees will be excited about innovation, and will come back with hands-on knowledge they can use to solve problems, create new products & services, and learn new ways of doing business that will boost your company’s bottom line.
Innovating Within Your Competitive Advantage
All industries face it at some point…disruption. You may think your industry or your company is safe, but when you don’t look into the future and see what’s coming, and when you don’t constantly innovate, you risk the chance of being blind-sided by your competition, the economy, technology, the weather, government regulations, or customer tastes.
Innovation has become a vague buzz word these days. But if you start by innovating within what you do best, or your competitive advantage, you’ll be ready to change when you’re hit with disruption.
Inventor and innovator Julie Austin’s speech is a lesson about companies throughout history that were on the brink of going under because of some kind of disruption, but instead started innovating within their competitive advantage, and not only pulled away from the brink, but succeeded by being able to change course, and ways your organization can head off disruption in the future.
- 3 things you will need to compete in today’s hyper-competitive world
- Ideas people thought would become extinct, but didn’t
- Leverage and monetize your assets through innovation
- Infuse innovation into your company’s culture
The Art of Customer Experience
From the economic boom times of the Renaissance to the depths of the Great Depression, savvy merchants have been outwitting the competition by mastering the art of customer experience. Author, futurist, innovator, and historian Julie Austin, traces the roots of retail customer experience to prove that everything that’s old is new again, and combines those techniques with modern technology to help today’s businesses innovate in any economy.
- Partner with creatives to drive traffic
- The value of an experience – the trend of the future
- Turn your retail space into a gathering place
- Simple ways to create an experience
- How to put a new twist on an old idea
- Why P.T. Barnum was the ultimate master of customer experience
- Build loyalty within the community
“If They Care About Your Story, They’ll Care About Your Brand”
How to Use Storytelling to Brand Your Business
KEYNOTE SPEECH FOR: Large Corporations, Small Business Owners, Non Profits, Retailers
People are bombarded with messages all day long. But studies have shown that the ones they remember are the ones that have a good story behind them. In fact, people are 20 times more likely to remember your company or product if it has a good story. The trick is to find what’s compelling about your company or product, and weave the features and benefits into the narrative.
As the gatekeeper for an international Academy Award winning production company, Julie dishes the insider secrets on how to construct a great story. She’s worked in the development of over 1,000 scripts and heard numerous pitches requesting funding from $50,000 to 5 million dollars.
Get people to fall in love with your brand
Why people need heroes and where you can find them
How to get people to think of your product first
“It’s Never Too Late to Be Creative”
Finding Your Sense of Purpose at Any Age
They used to say you couldn’t teach an old dog new tricks. But scientists are finding out that not only can you learn at any age, you can also grow new brain cells. And one way to do that is with creativity. Studies have shown that people who have a sense of purpose live longer. Creativity gives you a sense of purpose that’s endless.
Julie Austin is an international creativity and innovation expert, and has been a keynote speaker for the senior games and at international senior creativity conferences. In Julie’s inspirational and educational speech, she clears up the myths, and demonstrates how taking creative risks can help you build the confidence to discover hidden talents you never knew you had. She gives a series of techniques you can use in your own life to set you on a path of discovery and growth through creativity.
An older brain has the same capacity to learn as a younger brain
Being creative can help you live longer
Creativity helps you heal from loss
Why having a sense of purpose will extend your life