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Matthew Luhn

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

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About 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.

Why Matthew Luhn?

Matthew Luhn has heard thousands of great ideas while working at Pixar, The Simpsons, and ILM, but how is it that some of these ideas make great movies and TV shows, while others don’t make the cut? The answer: the best innovators and directors have developed a process that focuses their team’s creativity into not only creating great ideas but also fleshing them out – something Matthew has experienced firsthand.

 

“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

More About Matthew Luhn…

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.

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  • 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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Story Workshop

By the end of the workshop, attendees will learn how to:

  • Communicate a unique and compelling story in one sentence to capture the attention of an audience.

  • Master the three key elements of storytelling to bring facts and data to life.

  • Create well-structured stories with The Story Spine to share personal and professional stories.

  • Successfully brainstorm with others, using the “Yes and…” principle.

  • Harness the “Universal Truths” that connect with all people.

  • Pitch persuasively and inspire action.

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