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Matthew Luhn, Business Speaker

Matthew Luhn

    • Former Pixar Story Artist
    • Over 25 years of Experience Creating Stories and Characters at Pixar Animation Studios, The Simpsons, and Beyond.
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Fee Range

$20,000 - $30,000

Travels From

California

Business and Heart

Business and Heart

Creating a Feeling

Creating a Feeling

Matthew Luhn, former Pixar Story Artist, is a writer, story consultant, creative writing instructor and keynote speaker with over 25 years' experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios, The Simpsons, and beyond. Along with working at Pixar, Matthew consults CEOs, directors and other professionals on how to craft and tell stories for Fortune 500 companies, Academy Award winning movies and corporate brands grossing billions of dollars worldwide.

His story credits include Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Monsters Inc., Monsters University, Finding Nemo, Up, Cars, Ratatouille, Toy Story of Terror, Toy Story Time Forgot and other films and TV shows currently in development.

Matthew speaks to diverse audiences around the world within a variety of industries. His clients include Google, Charles Schwab, Disney, BBC, Stanford University, Adidas and many others.

Storyselling

Storytelling is the #1 business skill necessary to connect, motivate, and lead people in today’s world. Stories compel us to engage in experiences, learn lessons, and define our values and ourselves within our organization. Matthew Luhn, a 20-year Pixar story veteran, brings his experience creating and developing 10 blockbuster films at Pixar, and provides practical strategies that teach and inspire people and teams to connect more effectively with audiences. Matthew uses the power of storytelling to bridge the gap between business and heart, driving your story toward one unforgettable selling point.

Big Data and Storytelling

Big data is changing everything from content development to culture itself. Matthew Luhn, a 20 year Pixar story veteran will share how big data is being used to create great stories and characters in films like Toy Story 3, Inside Out and beyond. Matthew’s experience and insight will empower and inspire publishers, advertisers and innovators on how to forge stronger, more meaningful connections with consumers.

Inspiring Creativity in the Workplace

As one of the original story creators at Pixar Animation Studios, Matthew Luhn participated in building and sustaining the creative culture at Pixar from startup to the most successful filmmaking group in the history of Hollywood. Matthew’s engaging and action-oriented talk will provide strategies on how to create a culture that encourages and nurtures new ideas, and embraces fear and failing as a necessary part of the creative process. He demonstrates how to empower relationships and build trust through authentic communication.

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