Speaking

Julie Austin
Inventing the Future

Julie Austin is an award-winning author, inventor, and innovation speaker. 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, and the Wall Street Journal, along with dozens of TV shows, magazines and radio shows around the world. She’s been a keynote 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 new book “The Money Garden: How to Plant the Seeds for a Lifetime of Income” is currently available on Amazon.

 

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:

“How to Beat Your Competition Through Innovation”

Using the Techniques of Inventors and Innovators

KEYNOTE SPEECH FOR: Small Business Owners, Franchise Owners, Women Entrepreneurs, Retailers

All innovation starts with great ideas. You may be number one now, but if you’re not innovating, your competition is, and they will knock you out of the lead. To stay ahead you need to constantly reinvent and have new ideas ready to go. Julie knows a thing or two about innovation. She’s an inventor and innovator who turned $5.00 and a lump of clay into an international, NASDAQ winning product.

Julie is frequently featured in publications like The Wall Street Journal, Inventor’s Digest, CBS Money Watch, Newsday and the International Business Times as an innovation expert, and has been an innovation keynote speaker for Fortune 500 companies such as Procter & Gamble, Northrop Grumman, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

Your attendees will learn:

* How and why you need to generate new ideas

* How to become number one in your market and stay there

* Where you need to look for radical, game-changing innovation

* How to build an innovation culture into your company

 

Your employees 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.

(this interactive keynote can also be done as a 1hr. – all day creativity/innovation workshop)

 

“If They Care About Your Story, They’ll Care About Your Brand”

How to Use Storytelling to Brand Your Business

KEYNOTE SPEECH FOR: Large Corporations, Small Business Owners, Non Profits, Retailers

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

(this interactive keynote can also be done as a 1hr. – all day creativity/innovation workshop)

 

“Diversity for the Bottom Line”

 

Turning Differences Into Dollars

 

KEYNOTE SPEECH FOR: Large corporations, science labs, small businesses, non-profits

 

When most people think of diversity, it usually only goes as far as skin color. But for a company or organization to really profit from diversity, it needs to go deeper than that. Studies have shown that organizations that have a team of people with different industry backgrounds, different social and economic backgrounds, genders, cultures, attitudes, and belief systems tend to innovate faster and more efficiently.

 

Failure to create highly diversified teams often results in GroupThink, a psychological phenomenon where the need for group harmony outweighs rational decision-making and stunts innovation.

 

Studies in science labs have proven that the lab teams with the most diversity in all areas created the most innovative projects, and exhausted all possibilities in problem solving.

 

Attendees will learn:

 

  • How extreme diversity generates the most original ideas
  • Why the definition of diversity needs to change
  • How to educate your staff and HR reps in a new definition of diversity
  • How organizations who embrace all diversity will outperform the competition

 

“What Great Leaders Know About Storytelling”
How to Draw People in With Your Message
KEYNOTE SPEECH FOR: Non-profits, executives, education, women’s events, public relations
People are 20 times more likely to remember facts if they are woven around a compelling story. Great leaders know this. They also know you have to tell those stories with true passion that comes from the heart. Great leaders know that if you want to get people to give you money, vote for you, green light your projects, or buy your products, you have to have a good story behind it.
As the gate keep 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 rally around your cause
* Why people need heroes and where you can find them
* How to get people to remember and repeat your stories

“Necessity is the Mother of Invention”

 

The New Breed of Women Inventors

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEECH FOR: Women Small Business Owners, Women Inventors, Women’s Events, Women’s Colleges

 

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