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Rohit Bhargava Speaker

Rohit Bhargava

    • Expert on marketing, branding, trends & disruption, innovation, storytelling
    • Adjunct Professor Georgetown University: Digital Strategy & Storytelling
    • Bestselling author of 6 books
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Fee Range

$20,000 - $30,000

Travels From

District of Columbia



2018 Demo

2018 Demo

What it's like to work with Rohit

What it's like to work with Rohit

Rohit Bhargava is a trend curator and storyteller who has dedicated his career to helping brands and leaders be more influential and believable by embracing their humanity and personality. He is the author of five best-selling business books on wide ranging topics including business trends (Non-Obvious – Wall Street Journal bestseller) and trust and believability (Likeonomics – shortlisted for Best Sales/Marketing Book of the Year by 1800CEORead).

His first book, Personality Not Included (published by McGraw-Hill in 2008), won the prestigious Gold Atticus award and is still widely cited as a favorite of executive leaders and CEOs around the world for its groundbreaking ideas on leadership, branding and personality.

Over the past 18 years, Rohit has advised hundreds of global brands as a former executive at two highly respected marketing agencies (Ogilvy and Leo Burnett) and has lived and worked in multiple countries, including Australia and the Philippines. Since leaving the corporate world to become an entrepreneur, Rohit has founded multiple companies including the Influential Marketing Group – an independent marketing + strategy consultancy, Ideapress Publishing – an independent publisher of business books and most recently, The Non-Obvious Company – a unique network of experts dedicated to helping pioneering leaders evolve and transform their business to succeed in the future.

Due to his reputation as an entertaining, humble and non-boring keynote speaker, Rohit has been invited to headline events in 31 countries around the world where his popular talks have inspired audiences from 10 to 10,000 people. He is a two time TEDx speaker and routinely rated among the top speakers in the world on marketing, branding and actionable business trends.

Beyond his presence on stage, Rohit is a dedicated writer (and proud English major in college!) and written thinking on business trends and signature annual trend research report called the Non-Obvious Trend Report has been read and shared over a million times online. For the past 12 years he 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 also regularly interviewed and featured as an expert commentator in global media including Harvard Business Review, The Guardian, and NPR.

Rohit is a graduate of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University with concentrations in Global Marketing and English and completed a Masters Degree in English at the George Mason University. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor of marketing and storytelling at Georgetown University in Washington DC.

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.
To book Rohit Bhargava call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

How To Be More Innovative (and Predict the Future)

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 2018 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.

What Will The Audience Learn?
• 5 trends that are changing business today and how they apply to your industry
• What does it take to truly motivate employees today and create more engagement + loyalty?
• How can learning to think different inspire your workforce and drive more innovation?
• What are the five core habits of every innovator and how can you instill those in your team?
• What are some simple practices to bring to your team to get more innovative thinking?
• Note -This keynote usually features 5 custom selected trends selected for relevance to your industry


How To Be 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.

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

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