Inventing the Future
Julie Austin is an award-winning author, inventor, futurist, innovation speaker, and member of the World Future Society. She’s an internationally known thought leader on the topic of innovation, and CEO of the consulting firm Creative Innovation Group. Julie has been an innovation speaker for corporations such as Procter & Gamble, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Northrop Grumman, and Cognizant Technology Solutions. She’s also been featured in the books “Patently Female” and “Girls Think of Everything”.
Her patented product, swiggies, wrist water bottles, have been a NASDAQ product of the year semi finalist and are currently sold in 24 countries. Julie and her products have appeared on The Today Show, The Queen Latifa Show, HGTV, Lifetime, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, Inc. magazine, Fast Company, and the Wall Street Journal, along with dozens of TV shows, magazines and radio shows around the world.
Her new books “The Money Garden: How to Plant the Seeds for a Lifetime of Income”, and From the King’s Court to Kickstarter: Patronage in the Modern Era” are currently available on Amazon. Her latest books are “Brainstreaming: How to Think Like an Inventor to Generate Breakthrough Ideas” and “Surviving Disruption: 12 Unique Innovation Strategies to Create Your Ultimate Competitive Advantage”.
TV host and film star
Julie comes from a background in the TV & film industry and has had jobs as diverse as commercial actor and TV host to TV/film distributor/writer, so she knows the creative, as well as the business side, and customizes her speeches for the audience she’s speaking to.
She will deliver a dynamic, inspiring, and entertaining speech that is customized for your audience. Corporations will benefit from her knowledge of innovation and entrepreneurial thinking to expand their markets and grow sales.
KEYNOTES, HALF DAY and WHOLE DAY SEMINARS:
(this interactive keynote can also be done as a 1hr. – all day creativity/innovation workshop)
How to Think Like an Inventor to Generate Breakthrough Ideas
Intellectual property is a valuable asset that is often overlooked by companies and organizations, but could be a steady income stream that brings in money for years to come. Inventor and innovator Julie Austin shows you how to turn your employees into problem solvers, and how to profit from the great ideas they come up with. She gives examples of hospitals, credit unions, corporations, and non-profits who have tapped into their collective intellectual resources to generate a constant flow of income.
All innovation starts with great ideas. Some of the most important innovations in history were discovered by accident, such as penicillin. But there is a deliberate way to discover innovative ideas, whether it’s a new drug, a new product, new delivery systems, or new ways of doing business.
These are simple ideas and ways of thinking that will turn your whole staff into problem solvers. It doesn’t take any extra time away from their jobs, but instead is a problem solving mindset that will greatly improve your bottom line and employee morale. Your payroll is your biggest expense. Why not utilize the collective brain power you’re already paying for, and let your employees have some fun at the same time.
Your attendees will learn:
How a janitor at Frito Lay accidentally invented one of their most popular products
How 3 employees at the Rocket Chemical Company invented WD-40 and turned it into a multi-billion dollar business
The story of how 3M kept all of their employees during the Great Depression, when most companies were laying people off, thanks to the invention of Scotch Tape
How to build an innovation culture into your company
Where to look outside of your industry for new ideas your competition will never think of
Julie Austin has trained scientists, engineers, and executives from around the world. As an inventor, patent owner, and international manufacturer, she knows how to instill the innovation mindset that will have your employees generating new ideas quickly.
Attendees will be excited about innovation, and will come back with hands-on knowledge they can use to solve problems, create new products & services, and learn new ways of doing business that will boost your company’s bottom line.
Surviving Disruption: 12 Unique Innovation Strategies To Create Your Ultimate Competitive Advantage
All organizations face it at some point…disruption. You may think you’re safe, but when you don’t look into the future and see what’s coming, and when you don’t constantly innovate, you risk the chance of being blind-sided by your competition, the economy, technology, the weather, government regulations, or customer tastes.
Inventor and innovator Julie Austin’s speech based her book “Surviving Disruption”, is 12 unique, innovative strategies you can use for marketing and branding to distinguish yourself and stay ahead of the curve.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
Most important things you will need to compete in today’s hyper-competitive world
How to leverage and monetize your assets through innovation
How to work with your competition for a win-win
The value of infusing innovation into your company’s culture
“Necessity is the Mother of Invention”
The New Breed of Women Inventors
Less than 10% of patent holders in the world are women, and Julie Austin wants to change that. Julie is an inventor and has learned the whole process from start to finish on her own, with no mentors, no financial backing and no experience. She started with $5.00 and a ball of clay that she turned into a prototype. Her product, swiggies, wrist water bottles, is now an international NASDAQ winning success.
Attendees will learn:
The history of women inventors
Why women are actually better suited to be inventors
Why women inventors have had such an uphill climb
How women can compete with men in the inventing field
The Curious Mind: How Creativity Gives You a Bigger Sense of Purpose
Babies are born curious, but somewhere along the line many adults lose that sense of wonder. They lose that sense of excitement that comes from exploring everything the world has to offer, from the mundane to the extraordinary.
Studies have shown that people who have a sense of purpose live longer. Creativity gives you a sense of purpose that’s endless. Curiosity is the spark that ignites creativity and motivates us to reach our goals. It turns work into play and fulfills us in our personal lives. Curiosity motivates us to learn and drives us to explore, discover and grow.
For inventors, curiosity is what drives them to create something that never existed before, to ask “why” and “why not”. Inventors are curious about the world around them and are therefore able to see opportunities others don’t see. But everyone has the ability to spot those opportunities, they just have to follow their curious mind wherever it takes them.
Julie Austin is an award-winning inventor, innovator and creativity & innovation expert. In Julie’s inspirational and educational speech, she clears up the myths, and demonstrates how taking creative risks can help you build the confidence to discover hidden talents you never knew you had. She gives a series of techniques you can use in your own life to set you on a path of discovery and growth through creativity by tapping into your curious mind.
What attendees learn:
Why curiosity is the key to an exciting and fulfilling life
How creativity helps your staff generate new ideas
Why having a sense of purpose will extend your life
“If They Care About Your Story, They’ll Care About Your Brand”
How to Use Storytelling to Brand Your Business
People are bombarded with messages all day long. But studies have shown that the ones they remember are the ones that have a good story behind them. In fact, people are 20 times more likely to remember your company or product if it has a good story. The trick is to find what’s compelling about your company or product, and weave the features and benefits into the narrative.
As the gatekeeper for an international Academy Award winning production company, Julie dishes the insider secrets on how to construct a great story. She’s worked in the development of over 1,000 scripts and heard numerous pitches requesting funding from $50,000 to 5 million dollars.
Your attendees will learn:
How to get people to fall in love with your brand
Why people need heroes and where you can find them
How to get people to think of your product first
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