Matthew Luhn is an accomplished storyteller, author, instructor, motivational keynote speaker, and story consultant, with over 25 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios. Alongside his story work in Hollywood, Matthew works with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and other professionals to craft and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build stronger brands and business communication. Matthew’s most recent clients include Adidas, Facebook, BBC, Microsoft, Sony, Warner Brothers, Apple, Google, Clorox and many more.
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.
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, as Told by Movie Heroes
Every film and business needs an effective leader to inspire its people to achieve their goals. In this unique session, Matthew Luhn draws from his 20 years of experience as a Pixar storyteller and animator creating authentic, inspirational, and memorable heroes to share how you can develop those same hero traits in your leadership and business. By exploring and analyzing the characters of movie heroes and other great story protagonists, audiences will learn how vulnerability, likability, vision, structure, and teamwork can provide a model for outstanding leadership.
“Matthew, you were considered a highlight by everyone at the conference – they absolutely loved you and your message of storytelling and connection. People said things like “I realized I’m doing everything wrong!” So your impact was huge! 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing your energy, enthusiasm, and wisdom. We appreciate it!”
“I had so much fun learning about the story with Matthew! He made sure that everything was clearly explained, so when we jumped into an assignment we were prepared and excited to take it on. Matthew’s ability to brainstorm inspired us to keep reaching for the answers even when we ran into problems!”
“HUGE success! Everyone LOVED Matthew!! Thanks so much!”