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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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Creating a Feeling | Matthew Luhn | TEDxUCSB

Creating a Feeling | Matthew Luhn | TEDxUCSB

Business and Heart

Business and Heart

Matthew Luhn Speaker Biography


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.

STORYTELLING FOR BUSINESS

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 on an emotional level. Matthew uses the power of storytelling to bridge the gap between business and heart, driving your story toward one unforgettable selling point.

 

STORYTELLING AND BIG DATA

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.

 

TO INNOVATION AND BEYOND

When your company’s product or service appears similar to your competitor’s offerings, how can you differentiate and get consumers to notice? In this enlightening and entertaining talk, Matthew Luhn, accomplished writer and story artist on the Toy Story films, Monsters Inc., Finding NemoCars, UP, and Ratatouille, will share his methods and experiences working with Pixar and advising other Fortune 500 companies. Audiences will learn how to innovate, differentiate and stay relevant in today’s business world, creating more value and winning customer loyalty.

 

INSPIRING CREATIVITY IN THE WORKPLACE

One of the most essential resources for any business to stay competitive is new ideas that spark innovation. 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.

 

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP: HOW TO BE THE MOVIE HERO OF YOUR OWN STORY

Every story needs a great hero just like every business needs a great leader to inspire its people to achieve audacious goals. How can you become the hero of your own story? Matthew Luhn has more than 20 years of experience creating memorable and impactful heroes as a former Pixar storyteller and animator. In this entertaining and informative talk, Matthew shows you how you can develop your hero traits for leadership and business. By exploring and analyzing the characters of movie heroes and other great story protagonists, audiences will learn how to strengthen their likability, vulnerability, and vision to provide a model of outstanding leadership.

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