Finding the best speaker for your tribe is about more than expertise or demeanor. The ability to entertain in a deeper sense – to hold our attention – is critical. But there is something rarer still, and that is the power to move the audience into the experience – not to speak but to transport. From his days performing as a musician to his present status as one the world’s most prominent future speakers, Gerd Leonhard is a global presence at home in any culture or vertical, and capable of leaving his audiences in a completely different place. His keynotes, presentation talks, free-form interactions and seminar engagements are honed by thousands of hours’ experience and schooled in profound knowledge across the human arts and sciences.
Each speaking engagement from Gerd is customized to market, audience and immediate context – meaning no two audiences have ever experienced the same Gerd. This also means Gerd is always learning and refining his vision and arguments, enriching his highly persuasive style with story dynamics that involve at a deeper experiential level. Gerd’s vision is twofold – to present the multiple futures facing every industry or organisation at any one time, and – crucially – to help the client identify and discover the true future which belongs to its destiny and backstory. In a world of often unimaginative plots, with many enterprises impersonating others, such guidance is priceless.
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Gerd offers keynote speeches in a wide variety of formats, interventions and provocations, presentations and talks ranging from 15 to 90 minutes, (with or without visual materials) as well as longer ‘future-discovery’ sessions, workshops, seminars and executive coaching. Gerd is also available for participation in fire-side chats, talk-shows, public debates and TV shows, and enjoys moderating events, as well. Keynotes are also available via video or telepresence. Gerd presents both in English as well as in German language. 90% of his engagements are opening keynote slots.
Here are some suggested formats:
a) a highly customised keynote presentation with a multimedia slideshow
b) a talk-only version, i.e. without any slides or images
c) a hard-hitting conversation, fireside-chat or interview-style session with a good moderator, professional host or fellow futurist
d) the unique ‘future show live’ format with a live VJ remixing images and videos during Gerd’s speech
Other options: beyond my speaking activities, Gerd also offers other services via his company, The Futures Agency, such as seminars, workshops and CEO training.
Visit Gerd’s Youtube channel to see him in action.