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Riaz Meghji, keynote speaker

Riaz Meghji

    • Founded Every Conversation Counts:
    • Spent 11 years interviewing leaders 
    • Former host with MTV Canada, CTV News, Breakfast Television Vancouver, Bell Media, and the Toronto International Film Festival
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Riaz Meghji Keynote

Riaz Meghji Keynote

With a television career now spanning over 17 years, Riaz Meghji has consistently built a personal rapport with audiences while interviewing some of the biggest names in the world including Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, Salman Rushdie, and Gary Vaynerchuk.

Riaz also founded Every Conversation Counts: a platform that shares insights from leaders, celebrities, athletes, and philanthropists all with one common thread—memorable conversations that forever altered the course of their life. Taking lessons learned from some of the world’s most fascinating minds, he now reveals to audiences how we can make every conversation count and ignite a culture of meaningful connections in an increasingly isolated world—reinventing ourselves, our brand, and our purpose in the process.


Success is achieved one conversation at a time. We need to build meaningful relationships to be successful and build trust with those we live, work, and play with both personally and professionally.
In this keynote, Riaz documents the memorable conversations had by some of the world’s most fascinating figures, leading them to achieve success and— more importantly—realize their true sense of purpose. This engaging experience is a candid and far-ranging look at how creative conversations can help us reinvent ourselves, re-energize our brand, and further develop our business.

Drawing from years of experience interviewing established leaders in business, entertainment and innovation, audiences will gain the following insights:

• Transform surface conversations into influential interactions
• Tell stories that will inform, engage and motivate your audience to take action
• Overcome adversity with techniques to disagree, ‘agreeably’
• Explore the questions that create breakthrough moments in any conversation
• Learn the key criteria to deliver your message with clarity and impact
• Build trust to persuade and connect with anyone
• Master the secret to remembering names.



Looking to elevate your presence and captivate your audience the next time you speak? Riaz shares techniques honed from years of television and speaking experience to coach leaders on how to craft and deliver their own messages with clarity and impact.

Whether it be an intimate conversation, a presentation in the boardroom, or an important keynote address, Riaz will teach you how your message can move your audience to action.

Audiences will learn how to:

• Organize your speech with effective narratives, persuasion, and structure
• Craft an unforgettable personal story
• Create authentic engagement with your audience
• Present your ideas with clarity and impact
• Capture and keep people’s attention
• Overcome barriers to communication
• Master that first impression and own every room you walk into
• Connect with anyone you encounter.



Riaz delivers a highly customized experience in any setting, while connecting the entire room. He thrives on creating an open space for leaders and guests to have vulnerable conversations on stage, encouraging them to share their personal trials, transitions and triumphs in life.

Throughout his career, Riaz has spoken for thousands of people at highprofile events and leadership conferences for brands such as Rogers Communications, TEDxVancouver, Samsung and Capital One. He remains an excellent and highly sought-after Master of Ceremonies and Moderator.

Your audience will be energized from impactful panels, powerful fireside chats, and above all the facilitation of free-flowing dialogue that will make event organizers look like masterful architects.

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