Dynamic keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and host for hire.
Timely note: I do virtual as well as physical.
align your team with branding
A major problem in organisations today is alignment.
What could your business achieve if all of your leadership teams were pulling in the same direction? If they were aligned in a way they’ve never been before. If they were energised and given tools to disseminate strategy throughout the business so that everyone in an organisation was energised and motivated toward a powerful goal.
What could make this difference? My answer: Brand thinking. A brand is not your logo. A brand is the meaning people attach to you and you’re offering. So how are you managing your meaning?
Most of my talks focus on helping leadership teams to use the principles of “branding", "culture", “design thinking” and “storytelling” to fuse those in organisations who are looking without (e.g. Sales / Marketing) with those looking within (e.g Operations / Human Resources) and helping them all ladder their initiatives up into a higher purpose. The “why” of the organisation. My talks help to build meaningful cultures around the principles of strategic branding.
If you want a passionate speaker to inspire your team to align. Wheel me in.
“I learn’t more about brand, business and people in one talk, than in my whole career. This passionate guy is highly recommended if you’re looking to connect your customers with what you do.”
Event Lead | Cooper Parry
“It’s refreshing to see somebody genuinely passionate about branding and brand marketing, with a keen creative eye.”
Marketing Manager | Ferrari & Maserati
“One of a kind. Matt is a master of ideas and innovation when it comes to branding; bursting with knowledge, engaging all the minds of those who interact with him… a natural public speaker”
Business Consultant | Nottingham Trent University
“Matt has an infectious energy and creativity which means I always look forward to listening to him.”
Learning & Development Manager | Boots UK
Talks to make you think
Do you want to engage your audience? Challenge their thinking? Get them excited? Align them?
I have been delivering keynote presentations for over ten years. A natural communicator, I like to speak about subjects I'm passionate about and with which I can inspire and enthuse an audience. My key topic areas are branding, creativity, design thinking, storytelling, culture building and marketing. All talks contain theory and practical tools which can be used immediately.
I am also a highly skilled workshop facilitator. If you have a business network who value branding, culture and marketing I have workshops that can add real value.
I've got experience speaking in academic institutes (such as the Trent University Nottingham, The University of Lincoln and the East Midlands Further Education Council) as well as in business networking events (such as at Cooper Parry's Culture Carnival, The East Midlands Business Marketing Club or The Nottingham Digital Marketing Summit) and in business settings (such as in the Barbican London, TMRW London or at Innes England's East Midlands 'Market Insite' business events). I have also facilitated and led at corporate events such as brand launches and facilitated hundreds of workshops. If you need a public speaker or facilitator drop me a line.
“Where do I start with this guy?! Unending energy, enthusiasm and drive, Matt is a guy who knows his stuff and delivers it with passion. “
Events Manager | The Big House
“Really enjoyed your presentation, especially the application of the 12 archetypes to give meaning to a brand. Customer centred as always”
Head Of Customer Experience | Capital One
On top of regularly presenting, consulting and running workshops as part of consultancy work, I also undertake more formal speaking appointments.
Nottingham Trent University Business Breakfast
Shaping Enterprise: Pivoting your business
Planned for Thursday 21 May
Barn to Boardroom - Internal Comms Conference - Farnham
How to align your leadership behind the same story
Planned for 11th June 2020
Nottingham Digital Summit
Storytelling through Social Media
Planned for 23rd June 2020
Masgroves & Re:find
Assay Studios, Birmingham
Why Values-led companies Always Win
Planned for 25th June 2020
Why you need brand thinking + hosting + Q & A
Planned for 27th July 2020
The Power of Culture Design, Boyes Turner LLP, London
How to design a brand focused culture
Planned for 15th October 2020
LPPT Design Conference, Lisbon, Portugal
Keynote and workshop TBC
Details TBC. Planned for 22nd and 23rd Oct 2020
RSVIP Business Network
Customer relationships in the time of Corona
23rd April 2020
9th April 2020
Hosting of global Level-C Fireside chats:
Marty Neumeier & the Level-C community
#0 #1 #2 #3 - March 2020 - present
Hosting of virtual business networking events:
March 2020 - present
30th March 2020
RSVIP Business Network
26th March 2020
Creative Mornings Derby
20th March 2020
Haifa's Networking Meetup & In-Vent The Haifa HUB
Your brand is not your logo - why you need brand thinking in everything you do
23rd Feb 2020
Cooper Parry's, Rebulution, East Midlands Airport
28th November 2019
Nottingham Trent University Business School, Integrated Marketing Guest Lecture
Storyategy - how to create a story based brand strategy
4th November 2019
Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Placement and Graduate Job Fair, Keynote
Personal Branding - If you want to succeed tell stories
7th November 2019
Arcadis, Leadership Day, The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London
Leading through storytelling
12th November 2019
The University of Nottingham, Guest Lecture
A brand is not a logo - 5 tips on how to create a meaningful brand.
21st November 2019
Nottingham Trent University, Product Design Guest Lecture
Personal Branding - How to build a personal brand through the power of story
23rd October 2019
Agile Strategy - What, Why How.
September 30th 2019
EXPO, Big House, St. Mary's Nottingham
Brand Think: What character do you play in your customer's journey
September 10th 2019
Big House Event supported by Creative Quarter, THiNK Cobden Chambers, Nottingham
'Matt Davies Brand Masterclass'
18th & 25th July 2019
'The Digital Marketing Summit', Nottingham
'The Power of archetypal branding'
3rd July 2019
Cooper Parry Group's 'Culture Summit', East Midlands Airport
'How to create a culture which people want to be part of'
4th July 2019
London Business Road Show
'Your brand is not your logo -
Why you need brand thinking in everything you do'
June 26th 2019
Nottinghamshire Visitor Economy Summit 2019
'The Power of Brand Nottingham'
June 10th 2019
Creatives Club Club, Nottingham
"How to use your story to position your brand with impact”
June 5th 2019
'Creating a ‘stand out’ culture for B2B brands'
May 23rd 2019
DisruptHR, East Midlands, Nottingham
'Branding inside out'
Thursday 11th April 2019
Shelf Impactors™ with Mark Grey - Podcast #S2E02
LEAP: Creative Industries Expo, Nottingham Trent University
Opening Keynote: 'If you want to succeed. Tell stories.'
2nd April 2019
Confetti, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham
'The Freelance Creative - The Why, The How and The What'
‘Standout. Be Meaningful.
How to use storytelling archetypes to swiftly convey
meaning and say the right things to the right people.’
Extraordinary with Tobias Dahlburg - Podcast Episode #25:
"Brand Storytelling with Matt Davies"
Drink Digital, Nottingham
‘Selling to humans
How to communicate meaning through archetypes’
Capital One 'All-Design Team' meet-ups:
Six Thinking Hats & the power of parallel thinking
10 Tips on Public Speaking
Archetypal Characters in Storytelling
Why designers should care about storytelling
Guest speaker at Innes England's Market Insite events
held in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester
'The Power of Purpose'
Speaker at Yu Energy’s Annual Team Meeting on the subject -
‘Your brand is what they say it is’
Speaker at Innes England’s Annual Team Meeting on the subject -
‘What makes you, you?'
Hosted and ran the annual national one day 'Supply Chain Forum'
for Willmott Dixon
Interviewed by BBC Radio Nottingham on the subject of
Guest Lecturer at Lincoln University
"How to find and tell brand stories"
Guest Lecturer at East Midlands Further Education Council
"Brand First - it's not the what it's the why"
Guest Lecturer at the Barbican, London
"Getting an App built"
Expert on Q&A panel for the Guardian Online
"Getting a career in Design"