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feedback from Montana keynoteThe COVID pandemic certainly has impacted conferences. 2020 was the year of most of my in-person keynotes cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even with in-person events cancelled I quickly moved my talks and keynotes to a virtual format. I can give keynotes live or in a recorded format.

Here’s an example from a keynote I gave to a conference in Singapore in late 2020:

This is from a virtual conference in 2020 in Istanbul.

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New talk from my new book!

How to create a content performance culture

Companies spend so much on marketing, creative and the likes. They have to drive results. Of course, what the results are is open to a good strategy session. This book shares the latest and how to move content from happening to content performing.

This session will cover the steps from my Content Performance Culture book on how to make content performance easier.

As part of Create Once Publish Everywhere we will discuss integrating:

Podcasts
Immersive video
Articles
Etc.

Find the book and its podcast here.

Favorite talks!

Keynote or workshop: How to use VR, podcasting and other multi-media storytelling in a Create Once, Publish Everywhere model 

AND:

Workshop: What are the best communication strategies to be highly collaboratively

AND, if you want to drive attendance to your event:

Keynote: Drive attendance to your event with these storytelling and content marketing techniques





I’ve spoken at conferences around the globe and would be happy to consider speaking at your event. (Pricing at the bottom of this page.)

My keynotes and hands-on workshops focus around the art and science of authentic storytelling to set you up for long-term success. As I often mention on my blog, I believe that it’s super important for us to move beyond transactional relationships. We can do that by sharing our own authentic stories (that applies to organizations and people) and build long-lasting, meaningful relationshas seips. Those also lead to business success, by the way.

A sampling of speaking stops: Atlanta, Barcelona, Billings, Boston, Cedar Rapids, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Des Moines, Grand Rapids, Iowa City, Las Vegas, Lisbon, Louisville, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Mumbai, New Orleans, New York City, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Peoria, Reno, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sioux City, St. Louis and Toronto among others.

I’ve spoken at conferences for:

  • Accountants
  • Bloggers
  • Event planners
  • Healthcare executives and staff
  • Marketers, content marketers and social media teams
  • Nonprofit teams
    Pharmaceutical companies
  • Volunteers
  • Writers
  • Young professionals

My topic of authentic storytelling and related topics easily applies to many verticals.

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I’m currently accepting additional requests for keynotes, workshops and book signings.

TOP KEYNOTES:

VR video: Ch-ch-change: How to always keep your content strategy up to date with less effort

How to create a data-driven culture

How to pick the right tools for your content strategy and content marketing plan.

WordPress tools that help you grow your audience 

My sessions are educational, informative but I also know that attendees want to be entertained. I treat my presentations as performances and customize them for each audience.

Unfortunately, I can’t be flying around the world for free. I’m sure you understand. My pricing typically starts at US$2,500, but is negotiable, especially if you buy books for attendees. Looking forward to hearing from you and your offer.

 

book now

 

My authentic storytelling keynote given in Mumbai, India, in 2015:

My six steps to telling better stories talk:

 

Other popular keynotes and sessions include:

Ultimately, all of my sessions come back to the art of authentic storytelling and why and how you’ll want to implement this important strategy.

Testimonials

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Authentic Storytelling

★★★★★
- Michael Neugebauer

Authentic Storytelling

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Christoph is a great speaker. He walks his talk, delivering a lot of stories.
- Holger

really interesting

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very inspiring talk – lots of insight – and no need to ever be nervous again about speaking in German!
- Stefanie

Authentic Storytelling

★★★★★
It was a pleasure to listen to the talk from Christoph! Hope to listen to him again.
- Simon Eymann

★★★★★
Christoph was a great presenter and shared his stories as well.
- Anonymous

Visit Koenigsfilm

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Hi Christoph! Thank you again for taking the time to visit and sharing your knowledge! I would really love to take part in one of your intensive workshops and pick your brain on a lot of details you could just roughly touch this time. 🙂
- Antonia Baedt

★★★★☆
Great talk on storytelling including relevant examples. The presence of the presenter was great and was very uplifting to listen to the presentation. Great way to present a relevant topic for not only a particular industry, but for all.
- Ria Karppinen

Interesting, useful & engaging talk

★★★★☆
Christoph presented to our group, a group of 35 young events industry professionals from around the world, at the ICCA/ibtm Forum for Young Professionals in Barcelona in November 2016. The advice Christoph provided was inspiring and provided a lot of food for thought for how we want to market ourselves going forward, both within our roles in the workplace, as well as individuals trying to set themselves apart in a competitive industry. We were lucky enough to receive a copy of his latest book, and I look forward to reading this and taking his advice on board.
- Lauren Pascu

★★★★★
Chris is a fun and energetic speaker. Loved the class and I learned a lot.
- Anonymous

★★★★☆
Very direct. Good examples. Relevant!
- Anonymous

★★★★★
Good ideas for entrepreneurs.
- Anonymous

★★★★★
He was personable and I enjoyed that he didn't use PowerPoint. He was able to get his point across and float around the room.
- Anonymous

★★★☆☆
Would've liked to see something visual.
- Anonymous

ePharma Summit keynote

★★★★★
Christoph is an extremely knowledgeable marketer and storyteller and a very engaging presenter. I've carried away many actionable insights.
- Anonymous

Winning with content

★★★★☆
Christoph shared some great insights on content marketing and storytelling with the Triangle Marketing club. Relevant and actionable info, delivered in an engaging and fun manner!
- Ben R

★★★★☆
- Anonymous

Triangle Marketing Club Meetup

★★★☆☆
Good meeting you & hearing your talk at Triangle Marketing Club Meetup this week. Thanks for making the trip. I took notes & came away with some ideas, so it was time well spent (sorry about the "Go Cyclones" heckle). I was kinda disappointed though. You talked more to applying stories as content than to what I think is the true value proposition of using stories ("Our brains are wired for stories" - Dan Roam, "Back of the Napkin"). Also you talked about resolving conflict, but missed positioning the basic premise of story arc. (I came up with an acronym I like to use - STORY - Situation (backstory), Trouble (conflict), Obstacles Overcome (conflict resolution), Results (why the world is now a better place), and You (What's in it for you - why are you telling me this story). You had some anecdotes, but more stories would have been nice. (Do you follow Andy Goodman - "Good stories for a good cause")? You're a good presenter Christoph, but to me the slides were your pitch deck for ScribbleLive without the company branding: content workflow, not the art of the story. I did thousands (really) of presentations, especially EBCs at Cisco, so I can feel comfortable making that observation. In the end no two people write the same story - and no two people will tell it the same way. I hope you take my comments as positive, because I did enjoy hearing you speak. Best of luck to you Christoph. Regards, Doug
- Doug Foster

Best Session at Wordcamp Pittsburgh

★★★★★
Attended your 7 steps to get on a blogging schedule session at Wordcamp Pittsburgh. Was impressed by your strategies, and your presentation skills. Appreciate your suggestion of the tools that work, like socialioomph for example.
- Douglas Boldt

Superb advice at WordCamp Pittsburgh!

★★★★★
Christoph's step by step advice to jump starting the timid into action was very effective. His advice was straightforward and easy to implement. Kudos for his ability to instill confidence to those who want their stories told.
- Jean Bayuk

Sao Paulo keynote

★★★★★
Very interesting lecture about storytelling, communication is essencial in healthcare.
- Marco G Delazzo

Sao Paulo

★★★★★
Very positive motivational lecture that changed my view on the matter.
- Anonymous

Medical terms are useless

★★★★★
As I've been hearing and speaking medical terms since I started my medical graduation It's some hard to take them off my vocabulary. Chris Trappe has achieved my subconscious (my mind and heart) with his presentation.
- Sergio Tadeu Fernandes

FilipeSousa

★★★★★
I wish he had more time to speak. Great presentation. Hope to have CT back in Brazil soon!
- Filipe Sousa

Awesome

★★★★★
Cristopher's lecture was simply awesome. He really knows how to entertain the public and teach some of his advertising knowledge.
- Luiz Souza

São Paulo

★★★★★
We went in three participants and both enjoyed it very much. It was gratifying to have you with us. It was enlightening, quite practical and direct. Congratulations!
- Rodrigo Meira

Great talk!

★★★★★
Very nice talk, direct to the point I wanted to know. I am going to use everything I learned with you in my talks. Thanks!
- Guilherme Antonio Siementcoski

Berlin Sports Conference

★★★★★
To be honest I was thrilled by your presentation - congrats for this performance.
- Anonymous

Very engaging

★★★★★
This was a very engaging and fun presentation!
- Sierra Durfee

Content Marketing World Lab

★★★★★
Terrific presentation!
- Anonymous

San Diego Content Marketing Workshop

★★★★★
I had the pleasure of attending Christoph's workshop at the Hotel Intercontinental in San Diego last week, and really had a marvelous time learning about different ways to fortify and amplify content, various technologies, and tips and tricks to tell your story. Christoph is a wonderful presenter, highly recommended!
- Ivana

Excellent Speaker

★★★★★
Christoph Trappe is an excellent speaker! Our attendees at MediaGrowth Summit gave him rave reviews when he spoke for us last week. We really appreciated his intelligent insights! He is an expert on Content Marketing and everyone learned a lot from his presentation.
- Kathi Simonsen

Social Summit 3.0

★★★★★
Christoph, your presentation on creating a content performance culture at Social Summit 3.0 was super useful and you came up with great examples to share your knowledge with the audience.
- Zoltán Kozma

Presentation at CMS Asia

★★★★★
Insightful. Interesting.
- Shubha

“Christoph was a great presenter and shared his stories as well.”

“Christoph is a great speaker. He walks his talk, delivering a lot of stories.”

“Very inspiring talk – lots of insight – and no need to ever be nervous again about speaking in German!” More on me giving my first talk in German here.

‘Interactive and informative.”

“Great speaker, great information, lots of energy.’

“Speaker was very good and knew content well.”

“Very knowledgeable speaker.”

“Christoph did a great job. He clearly is experienced in this topic and was very helpful. Loved the worksheet he provided to help us walk out of the session with a game plan. So helpful!”

“Very clear and pointed about how social media is another career tool that can be used to market yourself.”

“Christoph did a great job. He clearly is experienced in this topic and was very helpful. Loved the worksheet he provided to help us walk out of the session with a game plan. So helpful!”

“Very clear and pointed about how social media is another career tool that can be used to market yourself.”

On the flipside, here’s a Periscope of me sharing some of the not so positive feedback I’ve received

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Your investment

I’m happy to discuss your needs and budget. In general:

  • Engagements in the United States start at US$4,500.
  • International engagements start at US$13,000.

I offer keynote presentations, breakout sessions and also hands-on training for attendees.

book nowMore headlines from my blog:

speaking at content marketing world 2015PODCAST: It’s OK to share your knowledge publicly online

Telling an organization’s story through plain English and in your own words

Good stories have automatic details

How to talk to the masses but make it feel like personal conversation

More feedback from Twitter:

Just push the Publish button already! Make it a habit. If not, it will not happen. @CTrappe#wcdfw

“Stories we relate to bring out emotion.” @CTrappe#AuthenticStorytelling#wcdfw

Sooooooooooo nice to see money NOT being the reason for doing something online. @CTrappe at #WCDFWpic.twitter.com/CrbEw47cJp

@CTrappe using authentic storytelling to teach us about Authentic Storytelling #WCDFW

Good line from @CTrappe at #wcdfw: ‘my six year old doesn’t ask me to read her content at night. She asks for a story.’

Know your audiences interests / problems . Use google trends to find topics to write valuable content. #WCDFW .@CTrappe

“Never ever rant online. Turn it into a story. ” Good advice! @CTrappe#wcdfw

.@CTrappe is live tweeting his talk, but he’s not holding a phone. #magic#wcdfw

Good to hear @CTrappe at #wcdfw and how to incorporate storytelling into our blogging

@CTrappe appreciate your preso today. Gave me some direction I’ve needed for my site! #wcdfw

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Don’t miss my new book

Move your content from happening to performing. The 2020 textbook: