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Rohit Bhargava

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About Rohit Bhargava - Expert on Marketing, Branding, Trends & Disruption, Innovation, Storytelling:

Rohit Bhargava is an innovation and marketing expert, skilled facilitator, and keynote speaker. After a successful 15-year career as a brand and marketing strategist at two of the largest agencies in the world (Ogilvy and Leo Burnett), Rohit became an entrepreneur and has since started three companies.

He is the Wall Street Journal best-selling author of six books on topics as wide ranging as the future of business and building a brand with personality and has delivered sold out keynote presentations and workshops to business leaders in 32 countries. His signature book Non-Obvious is updated annually with 15 new trend predictions, has been read and shared by more than 1 million readers and is translated in ten languages. Rohit has been invited to share his insights at some of the most forward-looking organizations in the world including Intel, NASA, Disney, JP Morgan Chase, LinkedIn, Microsoft, American Express, BP, the World Bank, Coca-Cola and hundreds of others.

Outside of his consulting work, Rohit also teaches his popular signature course on storytelling and marketing at Georgetown University in Washington DC and has been invited to deliver guest lectures at many other prestigious schools including Stanford and Wharton. For the past 14 years Rohit has also been writing his personal “Influential Marketing Blog” which has been featured in global media and named one of the top 25 marketing blogs in the world by AdAge Magazine. He is regularly interviewed and featured as an expert commentator in global media including Harvard Business Review, The Guardian, and NPR. Rohit also writes a monthly column for GQ magazine in Brazil on technology and trends.

Thanks to his many years of sharing insights, Rohit has been recognized alongside visionary business leaders like Sir Richard Branson and Tom Peters as a “Top 100 Thought Leader In Trustworthy Business Behavior” and was named by global recruiting firm Korn Ferry as one of the “Most Influential South Asians In Media and Entertainment.”

On a personal level, Rohit is married and lives with his wife and two young boys in the Washington DC area. He is a lifelong fan of anything having to do with the Olympics (he’s been to five so far!), actively avoids anything having to do with cauliflower (yuck!), and believes that the most entertaining and impactful job he will ever have is being a great dad and teaching his sons to be kind when no one expects it, curious about the things others take for granted, and confident enough to change the world.

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What Rohit Bhargava Talks About:

Non Obvious 2019 – How To Think Like An Innovator
What does it take to bring more innovative thinking into your organization? It is easy to think of innovation as a big ambitious and unreachable goal. We live in a business culture that celebrates innovation and creativity, but too often this priority is pushed to outside groups or feels too big to tackle. How can any team learn the right skills to anticipate and win the future by being more innovative every day? This keynote has the answer.

In this keynote, participants will learn the five essential principles of leading transformation and building a team that sees the world differently. Drawing from years of research across more than a dozen industries and the author’s own Non-Obvious trend research series read and shared by over 1 million business professionals, this talk will also share 5 ALL NEW trends for 2019 that are shaping the way that people think and that decisions are made. Ultimately, participants will leave this session with real actionable advice for how to get their teams thinking differently and get more out of the work that they are currently doing. The future belongs to non-obvious thinkers. This keynote will help you support and inspire everyone in your team to become one of them. Audiences will learn:

  • The 5 trends that are changing business today and how they apply to your industry
  • What it takes to truly motivate employees today and create more engagement + loyalty
  • How learning to think differently can inspire your workforce and drive more innovation
  • What the five core habits of every innovator are, and how you can instill those in your team
  • What some simple practices can bring to your team to get innovative with their thinkingNote: This keynote usually features 5 custom selected trends selected for relevance to your industry

The Believability Crisis – How To Be More Trusted In A Skeptical World
We are living in a time when it is harder to earn trust than ever before. People skip ads, mistrust brands and have access to information and insight at their fingertips. What does it take for any organization to succeed in the world of empowered consumers where every brand and every leader faces a new sort of modern believability crisis? This entertaining and highly actionable talk will reveal the five fundamental secrets of building trust and what it really takes to stand out as real, human and trusted in an untrusting world.

Participants will learn how to use the principles of powerful storytelling, combine these with smart use of digital tools and change their mindset around what it really takes to communicate in a more authentic and honest way. In a professional environment, we routinely struggle with the right way to bring our personality into the workplace and operate with greater integrity and transparency. This keynote will not only show you that it’s possible but gives you the elusive roadmap on how to make it happen for yourself. Audiences will learn:

  • Why it is harder to be trusted today than ever before and how does that affect every business
  • What it takes to truly motivate employees today and create more engagement + loyalty
  • The 5 keys to being more believable and how to use them to grow trust from customers and employees
  • The principles of storytelling and how to use them to transform marketing and leadership activities

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Rohit’s presentation was one of the most successful in our chapter’s history … his presentation drew rave reviews for delivering real content in an entertaining and easily accessible style.

American Marketing Association

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