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Sam Harrison has been on all sides of creative communications, marketing and branding – the agency and freelance side, the client and corporate side and, most recently, the academic and coaching side. He is an in-demand professional speaker and member of the National Speakers Association, presenting highly rated seminars and keynote talks to agencies, firms and associations throughout North America and beyond. He also teaches creativity, writing and presentation-skills classes at Portfolio Center, a graduate-studies program for writers, designers and photographers. And he has guest-lectured at many colleges and universities. He is the author of three best-selling books: ZING! Five steps and 101 tips for creativity on command, IdeaSpotting: How and where to find your next great idea and IdeaSelling: Successfully pitch your creative ideas to bosses, clients and other decision makers.


We've Gotta Stop Meeting Like This: Bringing sanity to meeting madness

Tuesday, May 5 • 11:30am – 12:15pm

Nothing drains creativity and turns minds to mush like overcrowded and unproductive business meetings. In this fast-moving session, Sam Harrison will suggest ways to fire up and trim down those daily tests of endurance. Apply these real-world techniques at your next meeting (or slip them under the noses of those in charge!).

Sam’s tips include Use a Knife, Check the Climate, Start with Study Hall, Beat the Clock, Can the Cushions, Ban the Bullets, Paper Clip Poker, Seventh-Inning Stretch, Home or Hunger, and much more!