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Top Ten Reasons Your Next Innovation Speaker Should Be Braden Kelley

Top Ten Reasons Your Next Innovation Speaker Should Be Braden Kelley

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If you’re looking for an innovation speaker who can captivate your audience and inspire them to think differently, look no further than Braden Kelley. With his wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of innovation, he’s the perfect choice to help you and your team uncover new ideas and drive meaningful change. I’ve had the privilege of being trained and inspired by Braden Kelley, and so I thought I would share with you the top ten reasons to hire him as your next innovation speaker:

1. Expertise: Braden is a renowned innovation expert, having advised countless organizations on how to embrace innovation and stay ahead of the competition. His deep understanding of the subject makes him a valuable resource for any audience.

2. Engaging Storytelling: Mr. Kelley is a natural storyteller who knows how to captivate an audience. He weaves personal anecdotes and real-world examples into his talks to make his message relatable and impactful.

3. Customized Content: Braden takes the time to understand your organization’s specific needs and challenges, tailoring his content to address them directly. This ensures that his presentations resonate with your team and provide actionable insights.

4. Action-Oriented Approach: MisterInnovation goes beyond theory and focuses on providing practical strategies and tactics that participants can immediately implement. He empowers individuals and teams to take action and start innovating right away.

5. Interactive Presentations: Braden’s talks are highly interactive, with plenty of opportunities for audience participation. Through thought-provoking exercises and group discussions, he encourages attendees to actively engage with the content and collaborate with their peers.

6. Provocative Thinking: Mr. Kelley challenges conventional ways of thinking and encourages participants to step outside their comfort zones. By provoking new perspectives and questioning the status quo, he helps spark innovation within your organization.

7. Adaptability: Braden’s flexible speaking style allows him to adjust his delivery based on the needs of the audience. Whether you have a small team or a large conference, he has the expertise to deliver a memorable and impactful presentation.

8. Diverse Industry Experience: MisterInnovation has worked with organizations across various industries, including healthcare, technology, finance, and consumer goods. His broad experience allows him to draw relevant insights for any audience, regardless of the sector.

9. Thought Leadership: Braden is a recognized thought leader in the field of innovation, contributing regularly to prominent publications and speaking at prestigious industry events. By hiring him as your speaker, you’re gaining access to cutting-edge knowledge and the latest industry trends.

10. Lasting Impact: Ultimately, Mr. Kelley’s goal is to leave a lasting impact on your organization. By challenging the status quo and pushing boundaries, he inspires teams to embrace innovation on an ongoing basis, driving continuous improvement and growth.

Braden Kelley is much more than just your average innovation speaker. With his expertise, engaging style, and thought leadership, he can help your organization unlock its full innovative potential. So, if you’re looking to inspire your team and drive meaningful change, consider hiring Braden Kelley as your next innovation speaker.

Click here to download his speaker sheet, or for testimonials, sample videos, etc. click here.

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Ten Reasons to Hire an Innovation Keynote Speaker

Innovation Keynote Speaker Braden Kelley

Innovation Keynote Speakers are often misunderstood, maligned, and underutilized.

We have all been to many conferences, and heard many good (and bad) keynote and session speakers with a variety of styles (all of which are perfectly acceptable), including:

1. The Motivator

Say this public speaking style and most people will envision Bill Clinton, Tony Robbins, Steve Ballmer or someone like that. Notice that not all three examples are people you think of as full of boundless energy, that can be incredibly motivating. The motivator tries to connect on an emotional level with the audience and dial up the inspiration.

2. The Academic

This speaking style is nearly, but not completely synonymous with college professors and others in the “teaching” business. My personal style straddles between The Academic and The Storyteller. The Academic focuses on bringing compelling content and connecting with the intellect of the audience, bringing them tools and concepts that done well, are easy to grasp and use.

3. The Storyteller

The Storyteller makes a strong use of similes, metaphors, and stories to get their points across. Bill Clinton straddles the line between The Motivator and The Storyteller. Storytellers try to connect on an emotional level and along with The Academic, tend to dive deeper into their points than The Motivator or The Standup comedian. Personally I love good stories and funny pictures and so my personal T-shaped speaking style embraces bits of The Storyteller and The Standup Comedian as well.

4. The Standup Comedian

The Standup Comedian aims to keep the audience laughing, using humor to underscore and to make their points. Other than comedy writers or standup comedians, few speakers will rely on this as their primary style, but many will drift into this style from time to time.

As you might expect, all of these styles are perfectly valid as long as the content is solid and valuable, but the energy of The Motivator entices a lot of people and as you can imagine, this group does the most to both help and hurt people’s perceived value of keynote speakers. Sometimes The Motivator inspires people to action, and other times they are the equivalent of cotton candy, firing people up with weak content that they can’t do anything with.

So, if with public speaking, like other communication vehicles, content is king and all speaking styles are valid, then you need to find the right content, the right speaker, and have the right reasons for employing one.

With that in mind, let’s look at the…

Top 10 Reasons to Hire an Innovation Keynote Speaker

  1. To begin an honest dialog around the role of innovation in your organization’s future
  2. To help build/reinforce your common language of innovation
  3. To bring in fresh ideas to inspire fresh insights
  4. To bring additional perspectives to existing innovation conversations
  5. To lay the groundwork for building an innovation infrastructure
  6. To help reduce the fear of innovation in your organization
  7. To reinforce your commitment to innovation publicly to your employees
  8. To increase the energy for innovation in your company
  9. To inject fresh life into an existing innovation program
  10. To combine with an innovation workshop to build new innovation capabilities

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Ten Reasons to Hire an Innovation Speaker

This is of course, not a comprehensive list of the reasons that companies around the world find value in periodically bringing in an innovation keynote speaker to dialog with their employees. Some companies choose to achieve some of these objectives via the innovation keynote, and others by sponsoring innovation training programs, or by retaining an innovation thought leader in an advisory capacity to provide the same kind of external perspectives, input, insights, and diversity of thought.

So, whether you are a new innovation leader seeking guidance on how to get off on the right foot, or an experienced Chief Innovation Officer, VP of Innovation, or Innovation Director, I encourage you to consider having myself or another innovation keynote speaker or workshop leader as a guest from time to time. I know you’ll find value in it!

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Innovation Speaker Sheet for Braden Kelley

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Free Virtual Keynote on Innovation Culture – June 6, 2014

Pipeline 2014 Conference

If your innovation culture leaves something to be desired and its your job to make it better, then come join me online at Pipeline 2014 for my FREE keynote on June 6, 2014 and find out five actions you can take to change your innovation culture for the better.
Here is a description of the session:

When it comes to innovation, far too much emphasis is placed on creativity, ideas and products. Innovation requires more than ‘aha’ moments. Innovation is a team sport, not an individual one, and while it may be easier for our reptilian brain to understand a single innovation hero, the truth is that every innovation figurehead from Steve Jobs to Thomas Edison had a whole lab or team of people behind them making the real innovation happen. In this session we will investigate what it takes to build a successful team of capable innovation practitioners and contributors that will effectively form a strong and sustainable innovation culture to power success for the organization, not just for the moment, but for the lifetime of the organization.

And here is some information on this FREE virtual conference:

If you’re not familiar with the Pipeline Conference, it is a virtual conference with more than 4,000 participants from 95 countries over the past four years. PIPELINE offers product development practitioners access to experts as well as practical information they can use right away – all from the comfort of their desks. From idea to launch to end-of-life, the content will appeal to any professional involved in the end-to-end product development process. In addition, the newly designed PIPELINE virtual platform serves as a resource center for 12 months following the live event with new content each quarter.

People who register for the conference get a free access to the resource center. PIPELINE 2013 was named Event of the Year category in Best in Biz Awards for virtual conference on innovative product development. For more information and to register, visit:


I hope to see you online on June 6th for my presentation and the Q&A session!

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Please Take a Minute to Vote for Me as a Top 5 Innovation & Creativity Speaker

Vote Braden Kelley a Top 5 Innovation & Creativity SpeakerSpeaking.com is running their annual Top 5 Speaker Awards voting, and if you’ve heard me speak, enjoyed my book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire, or enjoy all of the written content and video content that I bring to the innovation community, then I’d sure love your write-in vote in the Innovation/Creativity category.

And you might win $500 in the bargain!

Click here to vote

Just write in my name in the space provided (I don’t have a checkbox because they aren’t one of the speaker bureaus that represent me – yet) and scroll all the way to the bottom and fill in your FIRST NAME and EMAIL – and that’s it!

Easy as pie.

They are posting the winners January 21, 2014 so there is only ONE WEEK LEFT to vote.

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Thank you for your support!

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Free Public Innovation Keynotes in Wyoming

This week I will be giving two free innovation keynotes in Wyoming before heading off to Miami to do some client work.

Both Wyoming innovation sessions will have free admission and are open to the public.

Riverton Innovation Keynote Ad

If you live in Wyoming and you’ve already purchased a copy of my book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire, I will be happy to sign or personalize it for you at either of these innovation events. Or if you have a copy of A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing if you happen to have a copy of that.

I will be bringing some of my Nine Innovation Roles cards with me if you’d like to have a peek at those, and will probably have a few copies of my book with me if you’d like to purchase a personalized copy for only $25.

Jackson Hole Innovation Keynote Ad

The first keynote will be on June 5, 2013 in Riverton, Wyoming at 7 PM.

The second keynote will be on June 7, 2013 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming at 7 PM.

In addition to these public innovation keynotes I will also be conducting full-day innovation workshops for Central Wyoming College as part of their Innovation Institute.

If you’d like to do a similar combination of public innovation keynotes and full-day or half-day innovation executive education with me at your college or university, please contact me.

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Amazing Innovation Keynote and Nine Innovation Roles Workshop Deal

In support of my crowdfunding project over on IndieGoGo I am offering an incredible deal to the first FIVE (5) organizations to grab this perk:

Grab the Nine Innovation Roles Workshop and Innovation Keynote Perk

For $2,000 + expenses I will:

  1. Deliver a SIXTY (60) minute innovation keynote and Q&A session
  2. Deliver a SIXTY (60) minute Nine Innovation Roles diagnostic workshop for up to 60 participants
  3. Bring TEN (10) Nine Innovation Roles Group Diagnostic Tools to use with the workshop participants

Normally I charge anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000 + expenses for innovation workshops and keynotes depending on the length and amount of custom content, so this is a crazy deal.

You can click to read more about The Nine Innovation Roles.

Or, click to find out more about me as an innovation speaker.

Grab the Nine Innovation Roles Workshop and Innovation Keynote Perk

The Nine Innovation Roles diagnostic workshop will create a fun, interactive experience for innovation teams or organizations to use to help people better understand what roles they fill on innovation projects, why the team’s or organization’s innovation efforts are failing, and how they can together improve the innovation performance of their teams or organization.

Design for Nine Innovation Roles Group Diagnostic Tool

So, grab this Amazing Innovation Keynote and Nine Innovation Roles Workshop Deal and help your innovation teams be more successful in the future. Don’t wait. Be one of only FIVE (5) organizations to get this perk, or pre-order the group diagnostic tool or seminar kit and run a team building exercise of your own.

Grab the Nine Innovation Roles Workshop and Innovation Keynote Perk

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