Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

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Jeff Goins: Keynote Speaker

Photo credit: Ashley Goins

Thanks for visiting my speaking page. Here, you’ll find out more about me, my most-requested speaking topics, my schedule, and how to book me.

As a former marketing director and musician (in a former life), I understand the importance of captivating an audience. And like you, I’ve been on the receiving end of a message and felt bored, distracted, and even frustrated.

That’s why I don’t take words for granted. As a communicator, I am especially aware of the need for speakers to connect with an audience and leave them with practical takeaways.

You have a big choice ahead of you; I hope this page helps you make it. I appreciate you taking the time to consider me for your event.

I’m represented by the BrightSight Group. For more information visit my page here.

A little about me

My name’s Jeff Goins, and I’m an author, blogger, and speaker. I believe words make a difference and great ideas can change the world.

After working for seven years in the nonprofit world as a marketing and communications director, I now write and speak full-time. I’m also a husband and new dad and travel quite a bit, so life is always interesting.

An avid user of social media since 2006, I’ve helped train thousands of communicators to tell their stories online. Through my blog, online courses, and live events, I challenge people to make their messages matter and help them connect with their audiences.

As a Christian, my faith is an integral part of my life; however, I speak for a variety of audiences, including businesses, schools, conferences, churches, and nonprofit organizations. My speaking topics vary from writing and and marketing to leadership and making a difference in the world.

In 2011 and 2012, my blog was voted one of the “Top 10 Blogs on Writing” by WritetoDone.com, and my writing has been featured on some of the most popular blogs on the Internet, including Copyblogger, Problogger, and Zen Habits (voted by TIME Magazine as one of the top 50 websites of 2008).

My first book, Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life, was just released in August, 2012. It spent two weeks in the Top 50 Books list on Amazon.com and has already gone into a second printing, selling over 20,000 copies in a matter of months. I also self-published an eBook, called You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One), which was an Amazon Best Seller.

What you can expect

If you book me to speak at your event, here’s what you can expect:

  1. Prompt response to your email and telephone correspondence.
  2. Personal consultation before the event to ensure I understand what you want.
  3. Promotion of your event on my blog and social media channels.
  4. Excellent delivery full of humor, anecdotes, challenges, and conversational tone.
  5. Immediate followup after the event for feedback.

Regular speaking topics

I speak on a variety of topics; here are some of the most common ones:

  • Writing & Creativity
  • Making a Difference in the World
  • Social Media & Online Marketing
  • Leadership & Influence
  • The Craft of Storytelling

Frequently-requested talks & speeches

Some of my most-requested talks are:

  • “The Art of Work: Discovering What You Were Meant To Do”
  • “Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life”
  • “The In-Between: The Role Waiting Plays in Our Lives”
  • “Starting from Scratch: How to Build a Platform with Words, Passion, and People”
  • “How to Pursue Your Dream without Quitting”
  • “Storytelling and You” (A half-day seminar)

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Speaking & events schedule

Here’s a list of 2014 speaking engagements (to see past engagements, click here):

February 10-11 | CreativeLIVE | San Francisco, CA
March 25 | Illinois College | Jacksonville, IL
April 4-5 | Mid-South Christian College | Memphis, TN
May 6-8 | Luminous Project | Franklin, TN
May 29-31 | Boost! Leader Summit | Dallas, TX
June 19-21 | Hungry for Hope | Nashville, TN
July 10 | WDS Academy | Portland, OR
July 25-26 | Write it Forward Live | Atlanta, GA
September 8-10 | Moody Bible Institute | Spokane, WA
September 18-20 | FINCON  | New Orleans, LA

Other services I offer

  • Consulting: I help organizations and businesses use digital media to get their stories out there.
  • Coaching: I help authors and communicators build their platforms, find an audience, and get paid what they’re worth.
  • Seminars: I lead a day-long seminar on storytelling that includes four lessons on how your business, organization, or church can tell better stories and get them to spread.

What people are saying

His material was fresh, funny, and full of great insights. Attendees loved him.
—Jon Acuff, Wall Street Journal Best-selling Author and Speaker

Jeff not only knows what he’s talking about, he lives it. Day in and day out, he studies his craft, bringing excellence to both his readers and his hearers. His success as a communicator and writer speaks for itself — his is a voice to be listened to.
—Michele Cushatt, Author and Speaker

Jeff Goins has the rare qualities of an excellent communicator. He is articulate, engaging, and always leaves me with something to make my life better. On top of all that he has a wonderfully sly sense of humor. Jeff is one of my favorites.
—Ken Davis, Speaker, Author, Communication Coach

Jeff is an incredible communicator. He captivates you with beautiful stories while weaving in pieces of truth, practical application, and technique. Our staff greatly benefited from his teaching.
—Andrew Sale, Graphic Artist

Jeff is a beautifully gifted storyteller. He weaves truth, meaning, and practical wisdom together to offer his attendees a sometimes poignant, sometimes laugh-out-loud point of view. His talk encouraged me to remember the passion behind why I do what I do and to not be afraid.
—Lindsey Hartz, Conference Attendee

As a communicator, Jeff was a natural connector with our team.  From sharing his personal stories, using humor, or being a great listener when questions were asked, Jeff’s authentic and transparent approach to his message is effective and contagious.
—David D’Angelo, Executive Pastor of Ministry, NewPointe Community Church

Jeff Goins was on top of every detail we asked of him to make the event experience flawless for our attendees. We received great feedback from our crowd and are so glad we brought Jeff on board as a speaker!
—Becky Powell, Event Planner, Lampo Group

Jeff is a gifted communicator. He knows the power of story. Jeff’s heart, passion, and transparency is obvious as he speaks. The experience he shows on a platform is beyond his years.
—Chad Jarnagin, Worship Leader & Event Planner

Want to find out more? Take the next step and check my availability. Visit my page at the BrightSight Group. Or click the button below to send me an email.