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Matthew Luhn

Top Creativity Keynote Speaker, Former Lead Storyteller and Animator at Pixar Studios

Matthew Luhn is a top innovation keynote speaker and former lead animator and storyteller at Pixar Studios. Alongside his story work in Hollywood, Matthew works with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and other professionals to craft and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build stronger brands and business communication.

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

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    California, USA

  • Matthew Luhn`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Matthew Luhn`s U.S. Speaking Fee

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

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Storytelling for Business

Storytelling is the #1 business skill necessary to connect, motivate, and lead people in today’s world. Stories compel us to engage in experiences, learn lessons, and define our values and ourselves within our organization. Matthew Luhn, a 20-year Pixar story veteran, brings...

Storytelling is the #1 business skill necessary to connect, motivate, and lead people in today’s world. Stories compel us to engage in experiences, learn lessons, and define our values and ourselves within our organization. Matthew Luhn, a 20-year Pixar story veteran, brings his experience creating and developing 10 blockbuster films at Pixar, and provides practical strategies that teach and inspire people and teams to connect more effectively with audiences on an emotional level. Matthew uses the power of storytelling to bridge the gap between business and heart, driving your story toward one unforgettable selling point

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Storytelling and Big Data

Big data is changing everything from content development to culture itself. Matthew Luhn, a 20 year Pixar story veteran will share how big data is being used to create great stories and characters in films like ...

Big data is changing everything from content development to culture itself. Matthew Luhn, a 20 year Pixar story veteran will share how big data is being used to create great stories and characters in films like Toy Story 3, Inside Out and beyond. Matthew’s experience and insight will empower and inspire publishers, advertisers and innovators on how to forge stronger, more meaningful connections with consumers.

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To Innovation and Beyond

When your company’s product or service appears similar to your competitor’s offerings, how can you differentiate and get consumers to notice? In this enlightening and entertaining talk, Matthew Luhn, accomplished writer and story artist on the Toy Story ...

When your company’s product or service appears similar to your competitor’s offerings, how can you differentiate and get consumers to notice? In this enlightening and entertaining talk, Matthew Luhn, accomplished writer and story artist on the Toy Story films, Monsters Inc., Finding NemoCars, UP, and Ratatouille, will share his methods and experiences working with Pixar and advising other Fortune 500 companies. Audiences will learn how to innovate, differentiate and stay relevant in today’s business world, creating more value and winning customer loyalty.

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Inspiring Creativity in the Workplace

One of the most essential resources for any business to stay competitive is new ideas that spark innovation. As one of the original story creators at Pixar Animation Studios, Matthew Luhn participated in building ...

One of the most essential resources for any business to stay competitive is new ideas that spark innovation. As one of the original story creators at Pixar Animation Studios, Matthew Luhn participated in building and sustaining the creative culture at Pixar from startup to the most successful filmmaking group in the history of Hollywood. Matthew’s engaging and action-oriented talk will provide strategies on how to create a culture that encourages and nurtures new ideas, and embraces fear and failing as a necessary part of the creative process. He demonstrates how to empower relationships and build trust through authentic communication.

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Effective Leadership: How to Be The Movie Hero of Your Own Story

Every story needs a great hero just like every business needs a great leader to inspire its people to achieve audacious goals. How can you become the hero of your own story? Matthew Luhn has more than 20 ...

Every story needs a great hero just like every business needs a great leader to inspire its people to achieve audacious goals. How can you become the hero of your own story? Matthew Luhn has more than 20 years of experience creating memorable and impactful heroes as a former Pixar storyteller and animator. In this entertaining and informative talk, Matthew shows you how you can develop your hero traits for leadership and business. By exploring and analyzing the characters of movie heroes and other great story protagonists, audiences will learn how to strengthen their likability, vulnerability, and vision to provide a model of outstanding leadership

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About Keynote Speaker Matthew Luhn

Matthew Luhn is a keynote speaker, accomplished storyteller, author, instructor, and story consultant. As a former Pixar Story Artist and Animator, Matthew has over 25 years’ experience creating stories and characters on the Toy Story films, Monsters Inc., Finding NemoCars, UP, Ratatouille, and beyond.

Alongside his story work in Hollywood, Matthew works with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and other professionals to craft and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build stronger brands and business communication.

“Matthew Luhn has an incredible ability to captivate an audience through the art of storytelling. Unveiling some of the most insightful techniques used in Pixar films, he can effortlessly simplify complex ideas into concise messages – a valued skill in business. Matthew highlighted actionable tactics that sharpened my team’s storytelling skills right away.” John Kim, President, VRBO

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Matthew’s most recent clients include Adidas, Facebook, BBC, Microsoft, Sony, Warner Brothers, Apple, Google, Clorox and many more.

Matthew’s story credits include Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Monsters Inc., Monsters University, Finding Nemo, UP, Cars, Ratatouille and other films currently in development. He is also the author of The Best Story Wins, teaching how to use storytelling for business.

With over 25 years experience creating and developing dozens of films, TV shows, and video games, at Pixar, The Simpsons, ILM, and beyond, Matthew knows what it takes to create memorable stories with enduring characters. From filmmaking to business, Matthew’s story talks are beneficial to anybody wanting to improve their story skills, or learn the persuasion of great storytelling. In Matthew’s story keynotes and workshops, he provides practical strategies that teach and inspire people and teams to connect more effectively with audiences. Matthew uses the power of storytelling to bridge the gap between business and heart, driving your story toward one unforgettable selling point.

Testimonials

Matthew will take you on a remarkable journey that will reinforce the power of story telling in everything we do. Providing you with practical steps you can take today, to become a better story teller, communicating with influence and impact.

Jason Bradshaw

Chief Experience & Marketing Officer Volkswagen Group Australia

Matthew Luhn has an incredible ability to captivate an audience through the art of storytelling. Unveiling some of the most insightful techniques used in Pixar films, he can effortlessly simplify complex ideas into concise messages – a valued skill in business. Matthew highlighted actionable tactics that sharpened my team’s storytelling skills right away.

John Kim

President, VRBO

Matthew, you were considered a highlight by everyone at the conference – they absolutely loved you and your message of storytelling and connection. People said things like “I realized I’m doing everything wrong!” So your impact was huge! 🙂

Thanks so much for sharing your energy, enthusiasm and wisdom. We appreciate it!

Amanda Mahan & Ellen Liu

Clorox

Matthew was a true professional to work with. He customized his presentation to match our theme on data, and as he promised made the audience laugh, cry and learn something new about storytelling. He is a truly inspirational and inspiring speaker! I hope we can work together in the future.

Amit Kotecha

Head of Marketing EMEA, Quantcast

Matthew came in for the day and completely energized the entire Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. Matthew taught us why to tell stories, how to communicate via storytelling and more importantly, was able to get our entire team going in the same direction, and this, in just one day!

Alex Benay

CEO Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

I had so much fun learning about story with Matthew! He made sure that everything was clearly explained, so when we jumped into an assignment we were prepared and excited to take it on. Matthew’s ability to brainstorm inspired us to keep reaching for the answers even when we ran into problems!

 

Madeline Sharafian

Storyboard Artist Cartoon Network

“HUGE success! Everyone LOVED Matthew!! Thanks so much!”

anonymous

 

“Inspirational, yet technical at the same time. He managed to convey how to tell a story, all while connecting personally with each and every member of our 400 person department!  He is definitely an AMAZING speaker, who brings an interesting background to the stage! He was AWESOME!”

Novo Nordisk

 

TIDE was very successful, and Matthew Luhn was a STAR! In every way. Most importantly, the audience loved him, both in his keynote and his workshop. So much great feedback! And from my perspective, Matthew was so easy to work with — fun, modest, approachable, professional.

What a fantastic experience on our end!

Rachel Archibald

TIDE Program Director

Matthew was the perfect combination of entertainment and education to end off our conference. Very very well received!

Major Builders Conference

 

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Matthew Luhn's Business Book, The Best Story Wins, is Now Available

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Jul 16, 2018

The Five Traits You Need to Inspire Your Team Like a Hero

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