Greg Roth is a dynamic keynote and workshop presenter, engaging audiences as large as 3500 and as intimate as a dozen. His sessions are always interactive, sometimes irreverent, off-the-cuff, and fun, drawing on his experience with communications teams, workplace consulting, government, sports journalism, pop culture, and the performing arts.

His talks feature a few common elements:

  • Perspectives from a diverse sampling of creative leaders he’s interviewed
  • Research from really smart people with multiple degrees
  • Analogies to everyday life, not just sports or the military
  • Highly visual multimedia presentations (no bullet points)
  • Humor, social commentary, interactive exercises
  • Crowd work and audience volunteers

Keynote Topics

Is your event looking for a new perspective on creative inspiration, teamwork, and presentation of new ideas? As an “idea enthusiast”, Greg regular speaks to creatives across industries, including creative directors, chief marketing officers, content marketers, innovation lab tam leaders, product developers, designers, engineers, and other really smart folks who make new things every day.

Here are Greg’s signature talks:

Most of us have had big goals in our lives. Things we want to be, things we’d like to have, things we want to gain. But what happens if we don’t reach those destinations? Have we “failed?” Perhaps there’s another way to create and achieve. By using a simple attitude shift – The Challenge Mindset – we can redefine what long-term success looks like. We can stop falling victim to the Curse of Lofty Goals. We can stop wishing and start becoming. This talk inspirational talk shares stories of people who “went small”, watching humble beginnings and micro-experiments pay off in ways they wouldn’t have imagined at the beginning.

Read about “The Challenge Mindset” at ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference.

Innovation, creativity, disruption, diversity, inclusion. We hear these terms all the time when talking about organizational “culture”, but what do they mean? And how can does a team or an organization improve the way it works? Organizations get the best work out of their people when they are truly idea-driven. But, to be a creative organization, you need to build a culture that encourages fresh thinking, supports new ideas, develops the ability to critique and improve ideas collaboratively, and can “negotiate” past roadblocks to solutions and results. Taken from interviews with chief creatives and innovation leaders, along with inside stories of new ideas, learn how to give your team and organization the best chances at succeeding anew.


“The evaluation results for Greg’s 3-hour interactive session on pitching, persuasion, and presentation at our 2017 Annual Conference and Expo were exceptional. Our members were actively engaged throughout the session and we received quite a bit of positive and enthusiastic feedback. In fact, a number of attendees cited Greg’s session as the “best thing about Conference”. We would highly recommend Greg as a speaker and presenter to any group.”

Sharron Crawford Corle, MS,
Professional Development Director,
Meals on Wheels America

“Greg taught a public speaking course for a group of Realtors and staff in our company leadership development program. His talk was informative, clever, and interactive. I was impressed with his ability to pull awesomeness from even the shyest participant in the room. I had several of the participants approach me afterward to say how much they enjoyed and learned from this session.”

Stefanie Ainge Hahn, VP,
Coldwell Banker Hearthside

“I really wish we had more time with this class and instructor. This was such a valuable class and I just felt like we ran short of time. Greg took a complex strategy and engaged the team in a process of creative innovation. He is fantastic and the best choice for ending the week. IOM would do well to place Greg on the ‘come back’ list. This was the best class of the week.”

Compiled feedback, “Innovate or Die”,
Institute for Organization Management, July 2018

“Fabulous! I wish it ran longer. He was funny and relatable and inspiring.”
“Great material. Very useful.”
“Very informative! Loved all the examples!”

Compiled feedback,
INBOUND 2017 Annual Convention

“Thank you for presenting to the Boards of the Michigan Dental Association, MDA Insurance & Financial Group, MDA Foundation, and MDA Dental PAC on what it means to be an idea-driven organization. Your thoughts and insights on the topic were very helpful to our leadership. We’ll be taking a fresh look at our approach to innovation in the months to come.”

Karen Burgess, MBA, CAE, Executive Director,
Michigan Dental Association

“Greg presented to emerging leaders at our Annual Career Development Seminar and feedback was universally positive and enthusiastic. He started off with a surprise group activity and then delivered a very interactive, very conversational session on team collaboration and workplace dynamics. Attendees felt he offered great content, practical and actionable strategies, and struck a nice balance for different career levels. Some members felt it was the most valuable session of the day.”

Mark Leeman, Conference Committee, American Society of Civil Engineers (NCS)

“I’ve shared the podium with Greg on several occasions and he is always prepared, succinct, and added humor to his presentation which engaged the group and drove home the message.”

Patricia Kempthorne, Executive Director,
Twiga Foundation

“Greg did a great job of engaging the audience…idea enthusiasm works!”

Attendee, Florida Society of Association Executives, 2017 Annual Conference

“The only way this session could have been better was if it had more time.”

Attendee, Florida Association of Realtors, 2017 Annual Conference

“96% would retake a class with Greg Roth.”

Compiled feedback, Texas Association of Realtors 2017 Annual Conference

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