Eric Garland – future trend speaker and executive educator
Let me help make your next event entertaining, relevant and thought-provoking. As a future trend speaker, I have been briefing executives, political leaders and students on how to succeed in a rapidly changing world for more than a decade. Here is some more information about what I can do at your next event, in English or French. Contact me for more detail on how to make your next event a success.
Expertise and research background
- Future trends
- Decision techniques
- Economic disruptions
- Social innovations
Past clients for keynote speeches, briefings, executive education and master classes
I have worked as a future trend speaker for a sizeable portion of the world’s top companies and government agencies over the years, among them…
Energizer, Cummins Diesel, the National Council of Monaco, the National Lottery of France, Coca-Cola, OK Tire, Northrop Grumman, 3M, GM, Ford, Siemens, General Dynamics, Cardinal Healthcare, Royal Television Society (BBC), South Dakota Enterprise Institute, International Association of Professional and Corporate Recruiters, OK Tire, many more.
Potential speech topics
I am doing research every day on the complexities of the global economy and societal evolution. These are just a few examples of the programs I create for customers at corporations, associations, and government agencies. This content is always fresh and ever-changing.
If my writing has inspired you to seek a live presentation on another topic, contact me.
The Transition: Why You Must Question Fifty Years of Managerial Best Practice to Succeed in the Future
The techniques that got your organization success in the past will not guarantee success in the future.
The vast majority of managerial techniques were created in an era of cheap oil, growth-based economics and regional competition. To succeed to today’s world, management must evolve to include global competition, institutional disruption and unprecedented resource constraints. This presentation shares stories of organizations that are forging ahead to brand new practices to achieve growth and success in the world of tomorrow.
The future of branding: why the stories you use to sell are about to take a quantum leap
If you want your brand to connect with tomorrow’s customers, it cannot use yesterday’s myths.
Brands are rarely about the product they currently help sell. Brands are about the people who might buy a product or service and how they feel about their identity. As the world careens into an unprecedented economic transition, the narrative that helps connect customers to brands is breaking down. To catch the next wave of branding, your organization needs to understand why the story has changed – and where it’s going. This presentation is a funny, irreverent look at the stories we used to sell – and how to bring them into the future. Learn more about this presentation and how to bring it to your next event.
The 21st Century Will Be Like the 18th: How Social Media is Leading to Old Time Relationships
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Yelp, Reddit – it seems like customer relationships are going to this weird future that none of us recognize. In reality, the world of community building, trust and recommendations look an awful like…a small town from 1795. This presentation shares stories from organizations that are leveraging our communal past to create brands that speak directly to the customers of the future.
WTF is up with the Economy (WARNING: COMEDY!)
And now for something completely different. If you are looking for an entertaining, comedic take on world events, I have now decided to roam America, hang out in bars and clubs, a giving the same presentation about the future of the economy that I would give to CEOs if they had a sense of humor. It’s a one-man, punk rock, standup comedy strategic analysis revival meeting town hall entitled WTF IS UP WITH THE ECONOMY? From heavy metal bands to Ben Bernanke, from Nancy Reagan’s Just Say No program to the ridiculousness of the housing bubble, I explain why the economy got so strange so quickly – and where we go from here.
Interested in bringing these topics to your next event? Contact me so we can discuss date and price.
Clips of me in action
I’m on TV, on the road, and whether a mic is there or not, probably talking. Here are some recent videos:
For more information on booking me as a speaker, please contact me directly.