Stephen Shapiro – Virtual Keynote Speaker

Innovation Evangelist, Hall of Fame Speaker, Business Author, Former Partner at Accenture

Stephen Shapiro is a top innovation virtual keynote speaker, bestselling author, and former partner at Accenture. In 2015 he was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. In 2017 he was a regular judge and mentor on the TLC innovation reality television show, “Girl Starter.”

  • Stephen Shapiro – Virtual Keynote Speaker`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Stephen Shapiro – Virtual Keynote Speaker`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Florida, USA

  • Stephen Shapiro – Virtual Keynote Speaker`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Stephen Shapiro – Virtual Keynote Speaker`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Florida, USA

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Virtual Keynote: Innovate the Way You Innovate: Uncovering Innovative Solutions to Difficult Problems

Well-intentioned leaders, in their attempts to boost innovation, are inadvertently destroying it. What if “thinking outside the box” actually kills innovation? What if failure is not a necessary component of innovation? It’s time to ...

Well-intentioned leaders, in their attempts to boost innovation, are inadvertently destroying it. What if “thinking outside the box” actually kills innovation? What if failure is not a necessary component of innovation? It’s time to innovate the way you innovate.

During this customizable and interactive keynote, you will discover that innovation isn’t just about generating occasional new ideas; it’s about staying consistently one step ahead of the competition. This enlightening experience brings to life the concept in Stephen Shapiro’s latest books, Invisible Solutions and Best Practices Are Stupid.

You will discover why:

  • You don’t want to innovate everywhere. Avoid trying to improve every aspect of your business. Instead, “innovate where you differentiate.” Focus your energy where there is the greatest potential impact.
  • Asking for ideas is a bad idea. Avoid suggestion boxes or abstract questions. They create a lot of noise and wasted energy. Instead, provide well-framed challenges to increase creative output. “Don’t think outside the box, find a better box.”
  • Expertise is the enemy of innovation. Breakthroughs are rarely developed by experts within your industry or area of specialization. Instead, reframe your challenge to find solutions elsewhere.

The pragmatic approaches shared in “Innovate the Way You Innovate” have increased innovation ROI tenfold or more.

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Virtual Keynote: Personality Poker: Creating a High-Performing Innovation Team

Contrary to conventional wisdom, opposites do not attract. As a result, in business, we tend to surround ourselves with people who are similar to us. Although this is great for efficiency, this lack of diversity can kill innovation. ...

Contrary to conventional wisdom, opposites do not attract. As a result, in business, we tend to surround ourselves with people who are similar to us. Although this is great for efficiency, this lack of diversity can kill innovation.

How can you increase your innovation potential? Play Personality Poker® with Stephen Shapiro! This fast-paced, highly interactive game will help you discover:

  • Your primary innovation personality
  • Your innovation blind spots
  • Why the person you like the least is the person you need the most
  • What is missing from your team that is limiting innovation and success
  • How to create a high-performing innovation team that leverages divergent points of view

This is the most interactive keynote you will ever experience and has been done with audiences of more than 1,000 people in a Vegas casino! Be ready for an incredible way to kick off your conference as it will set the tone for the rest of your event!

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Virtual Keynote: Innovation for Innovators: Create Your Best Innovation Culture

You’ve decided to invest in innovation. You have a team of innovators ready to change your culture. Now where do you begin? ...

You’ve decided to invest in innovation.

You have a team of innovators ready to change your culture.

Now where do you begin?

Stephen’s presentation, consisting of content from his best-selling book, Best Practices are Stupid, is specifically designed for individuals tasked with making innovation a reality in your organization. Throughout this impressive presentation, Stephen will address a wide range of issues such as:

  • Why failure is bad, but experimentation is good
  • How to measure innovation to ensure you are innovating efficiently
  • What organization structures help push innovation to the lowest levels of the organization
  • How to identify your organization’s differentiator and its impact on innovation
  • How to motivate everyone in the organization to participate in innovation
  • How to maximize your innovation ROI with a challenge-centered approach

“Innovation for Innovators” provides the basics and the specifics necessary for any company to create a pervasive culture of innovation.

 

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Virtual Keynote: Making the Impossible Possible: Developing Breakthrough Solutions

Innovation isn’t just for innovators! It’s for everyone. This interactive keynote – which can be done with any size audience and is relevant to everyone – shares a number of practical ...

Innovation isn’t just for innovators! It’s for everyone. This interactive keynote – which can be done with any size audience and is relevant to everyone – shares a number of practical techniques that anyone in your organization can use.  For example, it can help:

  • Sales reps develop new and better ways of closing the deal
  • Marketers create more compelling and persuasive campaigns
  • IT develop better technology more rapidly with lower risk
  • HR professionals better engage employees and improve performance management
  • Manufacturing reduce costs and improve quality
  • Everyone be more productive and better at solving your business challenges

 

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About Keynote Speaker Stephen Shapiro – Virtual Keynote Speaker

For over 20 years, Stephen Shapiro has presented his provocative strategies on innovation to audiences in 50 countries. During his 15-year tenure with the consulting firm Accenture, he led a 20,000-person innovation practice. He is the author of six books, including “Best Practices Are Stupid” and “Invisible Solutions.” His Personality Poker® system has been used around the world to create high-performing innovation teams. In 2015 he was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. In 2017 he was a regular judge and mentor on the TLC innovation reality television show, “Girl Starter.”

Speaker Full Bio…

Stephen Shapiro started his innovation work over 20 years ago while leading a 20,000-person innovation practice at the consulting firm, Accenture.

Since then he has written six books on innovation, including Best Practices Are Stupid, which was named the best innovation and creativity book of 2011 by 800-CEO-READ (now Porchlight) and was an international #1 business bestseller. 

His latest book, Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems was released March 2020.

His Personality Poker® card game has been used in 35 countries to create high-performing innovation teams. 

Stephen has presented at conferences in over 50 countries and in 2015 he was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. 

His clients include Marriott, 3M, Delta Airlines, P&G, Nike, Capital One, Honda, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, and NASA. His work has been featured in Newsweek, Entrepreneur Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNBC, USA Network, and ABC News.  In 2017, he was a regular judge and mentor on the TLC innovation reality television show, “Girl Starter.” 

When he’s not helping clients with their innovation challenges, he loves practicing his not so sleight of hand magic.

He is based in Orlando, Florida and loves traveling to meet his clients around the world.

Testimonials

Stephen was a HUGE success, the audience was PUMPED by what he had to say, he is SO incredibly personable, riveting and the audience was enthralled. He stayed for lunch, talking and answering questions – he was perfect.

Executive

Fiatech

“The most common feedback I heard was that they would have liked to have had another 30 minutes. To get feedback from a scientific audience on a topic that is not a scientific presentation that a session could have been longer is exceptional and unheard of. Once again, a heart-felt thank you.”

Bristol Meyer Squibb

 

Stephen’s passion for innovation is infectious. His mandate to focus innovation relentlessly on well-articulated problems has caused an internal shift in mindset and approach for our innovators. Stephen delivers both in a way that is truly inspirational and actionable.

Laurie Heltsley

Director of Innovation and Strategic Projects, Procter & Gamble

Stephen brought incredible energy and highly relevant messages that made it possible for us to rethink our innovation principles and extend them to our customer-facing functions … Stephen has a fun and highly infectious style and could be an asset to any organization trying to make innovation a reality.

Robin Torgerson

Vice President of U.S. Sales Excellence, 3M

“Your interactive presentation captivated the audience and received great feedback from attendees.”

Steve Craft

Deputy Director of Strategic Relations Office, NASA

“The success of your presentation began long before you stepped in front of the audience. You delivered much more than a speech; you delivered lasting results. I would highly recommend you to any organizations who is serious about making innovation a reality.”

Daniel Kaus

BP Lubricants

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