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“Ben Parr is an incredibly engaging speaker. His energy, wit and quick thinking make his session exciting, thought-provoking and informative. And that’s the point. Parr believes that capturing attention is a science and that we can all learn how to engage our audiences effectively.” ~ Sarah Mitton

Forget other keynotes! My presentations are entertaining, educational, come with lots of surprises, and contain tons of actionable insights! Your audience will come away enthralled and enlightened. The room will be buzzing.

I mix scientific research, engaging storytelling, and actionable advice for capturing attention with entertainment value and audience participation. I come prepared. I customize my keynotes for my audience and bring exclusive material you can’t even find in my book Captivology.

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Speaking at Draper University in San Mateo, California

I am available for: Keynotes, workshops, fireside chats, master-of-ceremonies, and moderating interviews and panels. I deliver in-depth presentations on Captivology and the science of attention, marketing, media and entrepreneurship, among other topics. I teach advanced workshops on my Captivology techniques for select clients.

Here are some of my most popular topics:

  • Bots and the Power of Conversational Storytelling: Bots – specifically chatbots and voicebots – have become one of the worlds most talked about technologies. Businesses are eagerly anticipating the potential of bots and AI, but have not yet figured them out. So how can you be creative and innovative with bots?

    Bestselling Captivology author, former Mashable editor and Octane AI founder Ben Parr discusses the potential of bots, the importance of having a messenger strategy, and the most effective ways businesses can engage with their customers. He discusses a new concept, conversational storytelling, and how businesses can use it to connect with consumers and unlock the creative potential of AI.

  • Captivating Our Attention: Lessons from Tech’s Great Innovators: Parr discusses the lessons he’s learned from his time with technology’s top entrepreneurs and execs – Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Elon Musk, Sheryl Sandberg, Super Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, and more. He pairs these lessons with his Captivology research for a unique look into the minds of the masters.
  • Attention Psychology for Brands: How to Make Launches and Campaigns More Captivating: In this brand-centric keynote, Parr reveals the secret science of how to make any brand more captivating. Drawing from his extensive research in psychology and behavioral economics, Parr explains how brands can harness the power of the seven “Captivation Triggers” to create more attention for their product launches, drive more traction for their marketing campaigns, and increase long-term positive brand recognition.

You can check out a detailed list of what I offer on my official speakers page.


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