John Loos

Storytelling Speaker, Writer, Actor & Facilitator

John Loos is a top storytelling speaker, writer, actor and facilitator who has taught corporate workshops for 100+ companies around the world (11 countries and counting!). Companies and organizations he has worked with include AT&T, Visa, Verizon, Deloitte, Nickelodeon, Capital One, Merck, Novartis, Freddie Mac, and Dropbox. He specializes in corporate storytelling from a sketch comedy perspective, uncovering data-driven and deeply human insights and rigorously fun ideation that brings out unexpected and powerful ideas.

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • John Loos`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects John Loos`s U.S. Speaking Fee

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

Collaborator's Toolkit (60-120 Minutes)

In 1-2 hours, your team gains fast tactics for deep collaboration in the face of change.  Fast-paced, interactive exercises allow participants to laugh, discover and gain self-awareness in a moderated workshop format designed to target your most pressing collaboration ...

In 1-2 hours, your team gains fast tactics for deep collaboration in the face of change.  Fast-paced, interactive exercises allow participants to laugh, discover and gain self-awareness in a moderated workshop format designed to target your most pressing collaboration challenges.

  • Building on ideas
  • Creating an inclusive culture
  • Better Listening
  • Being an empathetic and adaptive communicator
  • Moving beyond silos

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The Improviser’s Guide to Thriving Through Change (90 Minutes – 120 Minutes)

Incorporate the skills and philosophies of improvisation to prepare yourself for the moments where it’s impossible to be prepared. Navigate change, bring the power of ‘yes and’ and discover how to lead collaboration in moments of disruptive change. ...

Incorporate the skills and philosophies of improvisation to prepare yourself for the moments where it’s impossible to be prepared. Navigate change, bring the power of ‘yes and’ and discover how to lead collaboration in moments of disruptive change.

  • Mastering others-focused communication to create ‘win-win’ collaboration

  • Creating a culture of listening, inclusion and acknowledgment
  • Using a ‘yes, and’ framework to make communication positive, generative and others-focused

  • Maintaining empathy and vulnerability in the face of the unknown

  • Generating ideas quickly to speed up innovation

  • Recognizing patterns and behaviors that block progress

  • Moving beyond silos to connected networks

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The Empathy Formula [There is no Empathy Formula] (45 Minute Interactive Keynote)

Most organizations operate with conditional empathy, turning it on and off depending on the situation. Unfortunately, the moments of least empathy tend to define us to colleagues and customers alike. Stop treating Empathy like the nice jacket you wear when the boss is in town...

Most organizations operate with conditional empathy, turning it on and off depending on the situation. Unfortunately, the moments of least empathy tend to define us to colleagues and customers alike. Stop treating Empathy like the nice jacket you wear when the boss is in town. Dive into the moment-by-moment behaviors that create a more empathetic environment, even in the face of tough decisions and moments of crisis.

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Mastering the Story (2-3 Hours)

A master-class in how to keep your audience’s gnat-like attention using the same techniques as the best storytellers and comedians. From selling yourself to selling a strategic vision, this interactive session will help your team to look at familiar messaging in fresh ...

A master-class in how to keep your audience’s gnat-like attention using the same techniques as the best storytellers and comedians. From selling yourself to selling a strategic vision, this interactive session will help your team to look at familiar messaging in fresh ways.

  • Making data meaningful
  • Using visual storytelling
  • Reframing information to engage an audience
  • Reading the room and connecting

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Presenting the Story (3 – 6 Hours)

This interactive session provides the practice, tools and coaching to make the most of your presentation. Using surprising tactics from the world of improvisation and comedy, the instructors create an atmosphere of experimentation and risk-taking to build skills in...

This interactive session provides the practice, tools and coaching to make the most of your presentation. Using surprising tactics from the world of improvisation and comedy, the instructors create an atmosphere of experimentation and risk-taking to build skills in reading the room, nailing the message and making the critical connection with any (tough) crowd.

  • Build a toolkit for structuring and strengthening their message
  • Becoming more self-aware as a presenter to read the audience and sell their perspective in a connected way.
  • Making the most of voice, physicality and emotion.
  • The Full-Day version includes additional individual practice with coaching on participant presentations.

 

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Storytelling Will Change the World (45 Minute Keynote)

Everybody hears that storytelling is important, but most people don’t see how storytelling fits into a presentation or a sales call. This presentation makes the connection between storytelling skills and all the messages that make up our day – e-mails, conversations, ...

Everybody hears that storytelling is important, but most people don’t see how storytelling fits into a presentation or a sales call. This presentation makes the connection between storytelling skills and all the messages that make up our day – e-mails, conversations, presentations and negotiations. 

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The PinqTank (Half Day or Full Day)

A powerful ideation session designed to stretch your brains and unleash your creative superhero using a gauntlet of highly varied, collaborative ideation exercises. Each session flow is customized to your creative challenge, your group and your objectives. Making ...

A powerful ideation session designed to stretch your brains and unleash your creative superhero using a gauntlet of highly varied, collaborative ideation exercises. Each session flow is customized to your creative challenge, your group and your objectives.

  • Making data meaningful
  • Using visual storytelling
  • Reframing information to engage an audience
  • Reading the room and connecting

 

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PinqTank Plugin (1-2 Hours)

Already have a strategy session planned? Need a better way to endcap a full-day retreat? A fast PinqTank Plugin plugs into your program to goose ideas in a condensed format to make sure you’ve truly mined all the gold, Get everybody warmed up for the deep ...

Already have a strategy session planned? Need a better way to endcap a full-day retreat? A fast PinqTank Plugin plugs into your program to goose ideas in a condensed format to make sure you’ve truly mined all the gold,

  • Get everybody warmed up for the deep thought work ahead
  • Set norms for collaborating around ideas or solutions
  • Include a fast idea sprint to build upon engagement surveys, customer data, etc  

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About Keynote Speaker John Loos

John Loos is a writer, actor and facilitator who has taught corporate workshops for 100+ companies around the world (11 countries and counting!) Companies and organizations he has worked with include AT&T, Visa, Verizon, Deloitte, Nickelodeon, Capital One, Merck, Novartis, Freddie Mac, Dropbox, Omnicom Media Group, Leo Burnett, the Federal Reserve, World Bank, Accenture, Toyota, Abbvie and Dell. He specializes in corporate storytelling from a sketch comedy perspective, uncovering data-driven and deeply human insights and rigorously fun ideation that brings out unexpected and powerful ideas. Prior to his facilitation work, he taught in the sketch comedy writing program at The Second City and worked as a journalist for several B2B magazines, two areas that helped hone his deep and unique corporate storytelling skills. In his creative life, he has written, produced and starred in four comedy web series, including his sketch comedy series John Loos: Too Big For This World, which was nominated for 4 Indie Series Awards and a finalist at the New York Television Festival.

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