KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND

INNOVATION EXPERT

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WORKING WITH DIANA

A Fun and Actionable Presentation

Diana literally wrote a book on how to create engaging presentations, so you can bet your bottom dollar that every keynote she gives is fun, engaging, and actionable!

“I hired Diana to inspire my team to look at a problem we were facing through a new lens. Her keynote was immediately actionable and reshaped our focus. Diana has a way of making her message so relatable...and FUN!”
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Jason Houseworth 
Chief Innovation Officer, H&R Block

Customized Content

Diana takes the time to get to know each client by holding pre-keynote calls with selected attendees. This allows her to pick out the most appropriate case studies, reference industry examples, and most importantly, sound like she's been in your organization for years.

“We hired Diana to speak at a PIMA conference. Not only did she take time to understand the audience before her presentation, she also actively interacted with them during the conference. As we received conference survey results back from attendees, many of them wrote the most valuable session at the conference was simply 'Diana'.”
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Ann Dieleman
Executive Board Member, Professional Insurance Marketing Association

Incredible Case Studies

Diana challenges herself to constantly find new content. After every speech she picks out a popular case study or interactive element and prevents herself from using it again for 4 months. This process forces her to improve even the strongest parts.

“I have been a student of innovation for 20 years, and every single time I hear her speak, she brings some new stories that we have never heard before. Her examples are so funny and interesting and drive her points home. I've hired Diana to speak on several occasions and she is always the highlight of the conference.”
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Tim Speno
President & CEO, E2E Summit

Lasting Impact

Diana doesn't just think about how to create an entertaining presentation. That's table stakes for today's keynote speaker. She is focused on delivering content and tools that are still making an impact at least a year after the audience has heard her speak.

“Eight years after Diana's presentation, associates who attended her workshop are still using her terminology to identify and solve customer problems. It has become part of our DNA, helping us prioritize difficult decisions we have to make on a daily basis. Diana is a little like a commercial jingle you can't get out of your head. Once you hear her talk, you won't forget the things she has taught you.”
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Scott Craig
VP of Product, Hyland

Diana offers three distinct keynote options centered around her expertise in curiosity and innovation:

UNLEASH YOUR CURIOSITY
GO BIG OR GO HOME
CUSTOMIZED KEYNOTE
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KEYNOTE OPTION 1

Unleash Your Curiosity - Opening Keynote

Want an incredible opening keynote that makes participants more engaged in each and every session? Then teach them how to harness their curiosity!

Based on her book, The Curiosity Muscle, Diana's high-energy keynote shows us how we can level up the simple questions we ask ourselves on a daily basis to get significantly better results and drive innovation. That includes the questions attendees are reflecting on throughout your event!

Diana will help participants understand that the longer they've been doing something, the more likely it is that their expertise has also created some blindspots. Blindspots that could be huge opportunities for growth. She'll demonstrate how we struggle with additive bias, or looking to add more things to our plate to solve a problem, when taking something away would be the much more optimal solution.  And she'll help attendees understand how our natural desire to be right gets in the way of our learning and improvement.  

Through hilarious case studies and interactive exercises, Diana will leave your audience excited to learn and open to changing how they see the world.  

Key Takeaways:
          •       How to ‘institutionalize’ curiosity in your organization with simple daily habits
          •       How to dramatically reduce the ‘risk’ of new ideas and supercharge growth
          •       How to avoid allowing your past success to sabotage your future growth

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KEYNOTE OPTION 2

Go Big or Go Home Keynote

Did you know that once you finish a presentation, your audience will forget 50% of it within an hour and 90% of it within a week?  How are they supposed to take action on your idea when they can't remember anything you said?

This sad statistic doesn't have to be your fate. Diana's Go Big or Go Home keynote will show you how to significantly increase the amount of your presentation that an audience will retain and create that "gut feeling" that compels them to take action as soon as you're done. Based on Diana's newest book, this talk will offer five concrete tools you can use to emotionally connect with prospects, customers, and employees, and help them remember and act on what you said!

And Diana won't just educate you about these principles. What fun would that be? She'll take you on an interactive roller coaster, carefully weaving in each practice into the talk itself! (Note: Due to the audience participation level of this presentation, it is exclusively available through an in-person format).

Key Takeaways:
          •       How to create trust with your audience at lightning speed
          •       How to make your presentation memorable and worth telling others about 
          •       How to do research that no one else will do to get meetings that no one else will get
          •       How to add surprises into your presentation that will keep the audience laser focussed on what you're saying 


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KEYNOTE OPTION 3

Customized Keynote

Diana is a curiosity and innovation nerd. She's created a number of innovation tools and best practices, launched over 12 companies herself, and spent considerable time as an entrepreneur-in-residence inside several large organizations. And she's worked on innovation in almost every industry imaginable. Yes, even nuclear reactors! Diana's experience and her fascination with the topic allow her to create a custom keynote based on an organization's needs. Previous keynotes have included:
  • Increasing the Speed of Innovation
  • Why Curiosity is the Secret to Thriving in the New Normal
  • Where Do Good Ideas Come From?
  • The Leader's Role in Innovation
  • How to Increase Customer Intimacy
  • Failing Forward: How to Use Setbacks as Steppingstones to Success
  • The Board's Role in Innovation
  • The Four Habits of Innovative Teams
  • Lessons Learned in My Entrepreneurial Journey
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