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Keynote Speeches & Workshops

We pride ourselves on customizing programs for every industry and audience. We achieve that with a thorough intake and interview process to assure we are not just meeting your expectations but exceeding them! Following are the different Keynote Speeches/Workshops, Online Presentations, and Breakouts available.

Our Keynote & Workshop Options

“Make Way for Gen Z”

Speaker Options: David and Jonah together, or either of them individually

Available as a 30-90 minute keynote or as a half-day workshop

Believe it or not…there’s life after the Millennial generation.  A new generation is impacting our workplace and not enough leaders are paying attention! Are you ready for Gen Z? The leading edge of Gen Z is well into their 20s with entirely new attitudes about the workplace, technology, career paths, and money.

In “Make Way for Gen Z”, you will learn:

  • What factors makes Generation Z unique.
  • What influences have shaped this dynamic generation.
  • What they expect from a career.
  • How you recruit them.
  • How you retain and manage Gen Z.

This dynamic keynote gives audiences fresh insights based on national studies of Gen Z’s workplace attitudes, interviews with hundreds of CEOs, cutting-edge case studies and insights from Gen Zers themselves.

“Seven Key Traits of Generation Z”

Speaker Options: David and Jonah together, or either of them individually

Available as a 30-90 minute keynote

Based on three national studies and the first global study of Generation Z, you will learn the events and conditions that shaped Gen Z and the seven key traits that define this generation: Realistic, Phigital, Driven, FOMO, Hyper Custom, DIY, and Weconomists. Afterwards, keep the generational dialogue going during a Q&A session, to ask burning questions on what YOU need to know about this new generation.

 

“Seven Key Traits of Generation Z” allows attendees to zero in on their exact needs, such as:

  • How does the phigital world impact Gen Z’s view of remote working?
  • Is FOMO a good thing or bad thing on the job?
  • How does hyper-customization impact sales and marketing?
  • How do these weconomists define the shared economy?
  • How does DIY impact training and development?

“Millennials vs. Generation Z”

Speaker Options: David and Jonah together, or either of them individually

Available as a 30-90 minute keynote or as a half-day workshop

If only we could group our younger workforce and marketplace into one generation – life would be easier. In many ways, leaders have been operating that way. Most are not paying enough attention to Generation Z and many are just assuming everyone under 30 is a Millennial. Gen Z is nothing like the Millennials.

 

“Millennials vs. Generation Z” will:

  • Unpack the key differences between Millennials and Gen Z.
  • Showcase how Boomers and Xers different parenting styles had radically different results.
  • Explain how Millennials’ collaborative nature and Gen Z’ competitive drive plays out at work.
  • Identify what leaders need to know to manage each unique generation.
  • Highlight areas the generations will click and clash.

“Z Ultimate Consumer: Who is the Gen Z Customer?”

Speaker Options: David and Jonah together, or either of them individually

Available as a 30-90 minute keynote or as a half-day workshop

Do they shop online? In-store? What does loyalty to a brand look like? These questions and more are addressed as the newest generation of customers pull out their wallets. Gen Z has disposable income to spend, but only if marketers can connect with them.

More than their own disposable funds, Gen Z’s influence on family spending is the highest it’s ever been and if brands want to find success in the future, then understanding the Gen Z customer is paramount.

Based on national studies, insights from focus groups, and working with some of the world’s top brands, find out what it takes to connect with, sell to, and retain the Gen Z customer. In “Z Ultimate Consumer: Who is the Gen Z Customer?” you will learn:

  • How the Gen Z consumer is different than the other generations.
  • How different social media platforms connect with different Gen Z consumers.
  • About the phigital landscape – where Gen Z sees no line between physical and digital.
  • The difference between a digital pioneer and digital native.
  • What brands are connecting best with the customer of the future.

Speaker Options:

David Stillman

David is not new to the generational conversation. He has 20+ years of experience advising business executives, politicians, and the media on how best to bridge generational gaps.

David has contributed to Time, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and USA Today. He has been featured as a generational expert on CNN, CNBC, and the Today show.

David is also the co-author of the best-selling books: When Generations Collide, The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace, and Gen Z @ Work.

David & Jonah Stillman

The first Gen X and Gen Z father-son speaking combo will help you get ahead of the curve.

Jonah shares firsthand knowledge of his generation.

David relies on his 20+ years as best-selling author, researcher, and generational expert to highlight what it means for Boomers, Xers, and Millenials.

Throw in the father-son relationship and the presentation is entertaining, eye-opening, and definitely actionable.

 

 

Jonah Stillman

Jonah was a nationally ranked alpine snowboarder and has served as an ambassador for the international nonprofit WE, traveling to Kenya and Ecuador to build schools.

He was the first Gen Z speaker on the circuit to introduce his generation. Jonah started his first company while in high school and went on to field original research and co-author the book Gen Z @ Work, published by HarperCollins. It describes the 7 key traits of Gen Z. Nothing beats learning about a new generation directly from the source!

“Hello, my name is Generation Z” presented by Jonah Stillman

Jonah Stillman, a best-selling author and member of Generation Z himself, is determined that industries and leader don’t repeat the mistakes of the past. In the late 1990’s the Baby Boomers were rocking every marketplace they touched. So much so, that nobody paid attention when Generation X showed up and kaboom! Collisions were everywhere!

History is repeating itself, as most of the attention is on the Millennials, with little focus on Generation Z. If leaders treat Gen Z like the Millennials, it will backfire.

 

 

“Hello, my name is Generation Z” introduces the newest generation to enter the workplace and marketplace. Based on his best-selling book Gen Z @ Work Jonah presents:

  • The events and conditions that shaped Gen Z.
  • The seven key traits that define the generation.
  • What value propositions are necessary to connect with Gen Z.
  • Where Gen Z can lead the way at work.
  • Where Gen Z needs the most mentoring.

“What Happens When Generations Collide 2.0” presented by David Stillman

You may think you know the generations, but the Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and Millennials are carving out new territory as they evolve.  And here comes the latest twist—the arrival of Generation Z.  Just when you think you’ve bridged all the gaps, it’s time to learn what happens when the generations still continue to collide.

  • Workplace: recruiting, retaining, communicating.
  • Marketplace: customer service and sales.
  • Giving: how to attract and retain donor and volunteers.

In “Generations 2.0”, you will learn:

  • Where all the generations are in their careers today.
  • What each generation needs to be successful.
  • What it takes to connect with each generation of consumers.
  • What are the big generations issues on the horizon for leaders, managers, individuals, and marketers.

This energizing, fresh, and funny update on Generations 2.0 will help you identify the gaps creating mayhem in your workplace and marketplace, apply smart solutions to help you navigate multi-generational minefields, and ultimately, look at the generations in a whole new way.

Breakout Options

What Celebrities and Thought Leaders Want to Know about Gen Z

What did Oprah, Mark Cuban, Arianna Huffington, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Rogan, and the CEOs of Nike, Coke, Zappos, Uber (and many more) want to know?

 

 

 

That’s right, over the past three years we’ve asked a multitude of celebrities and top business leaders what’s on their minds when it comes to this newest generation. They chose the questions, and we ran the surveys. The answers are informative, engaging, and insightful. Even better, this breakout is interactive – audiences get to choose the celebrity question, see the results, and discuss the implications.

Generations Fireside Chat

In this ask-the-author session, smaller groups can gather to take a deeper dive into what they most want to know about Gen Z.

 

From politics to parenting to payroll, no topic is off limits. Participants can ask questions or share insights that are top of mind. David Stillman and/or Jonah Stillman will present relevant quantitative and qualitative data, tell stories, and share best practices. This fireside chat takes Q&A to a deeper and more customized level.

What Our Partners Say

“I, like many, have heard many presentations on the generations, but this one stood out as one of the best. While most thought leaders on generational differences focus all the attention on Millennials, Jonah was able to introduce this new generation in such an exciting way that definitely captured the audience’s attention!”

Keith Ferrazzi
Keith Ferrazzi

“The format was an innovative ‘point-counterpoint’ approach that was both informative and entertaining. The combination of a ‘Gen Xer’ (David) and a ‘Gen Zer’ (Jonah) was perfect for our diverse audience. It made the research come to life in a way that didactic presentations or videos just can’t accomplish.”

Ronald A. Paulus
Ronald A. Paulus
President & CEO | Mission Health System
77%
of Gen Z consider level of diversity at a company important
62.3%
of gen z think that feedback sessions should take 5 minutes or less
40%
say that working Wi-Fi is more important than working bathrooms
92.7%
believe that technology is causing gaps between generations

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