Ask about Matthew Luhn
Key Points
  • Matthew has over 20 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animations Studios.
  • Matthew has trained CEOs, Directors and other leading business professionals how to craft and tell stories.
  • His story credits include the Toy Story series, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, Cars, Ratatouille and UP.
  • His most recent clients include Adidas, Target, Coke, Procter and Gamble, Facebook, Warner Brothers, Sony, and Google.
Topics
  • Storytelling
    • 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. Matthew uses the power of storytelling to bridge the gap between business and heart, driving your story toward one unforgettable selling point.
  • Big data and storytelling
    • 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
    • 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.
  • Becoming an effective leader, as told by Pixar heroes
    • In film and in the business world, every story needs a great hero. In this unique session, Matthew Luhn shares his tips and techniques to creating authentic, inspirational, and memorable heroes that are relatable to leadership and business. Exploring and analyzing the character traits of Pixar heroes and other great story protagonists can provide a model for outstanding leadership that will leave your  audience inspired and empowered.
Testimonials

Matthew was a true professional to work with. He customized his presentation to match our theme on data, and as he promised made the audience laugh, cry and learn something new about storytelling. He is a truly inspirational and inspiring speaker! I hope we can work together in the future.
Quantcast

Inspirational, yet technical at the same time. He managed to convey how to tell a story, all while connecting personally with each and every member of our 400 person department!  He is definitely an amazing speaker, who brings an interesting background to the stage! He was awesome!
Novo Nordisk