Matthew Luhn has an incredible ability to captivate an audience through the art of storytelling. Unveiling some of the most insightful techniques used in Pixar films, he can effortlessly simplify complex ideas into concise messages – a valued skill in business. Matthew highlighted actionable tactics that sharpened my team’s storytelling skills right away.
Thank you Matthew for teaching our staff how to give oral presentations with strong structure that can change the beliefs of the world. In a nutshell, if we take a story — one of our success stories, for example —back it up with data and make people feel something, people will remember it. Big thumbs “Up” for edutainment value!
We get many good speakers coming in talking about some very interesting concepts and ideas, we don’t get many ‘Matthews” though. This guy will take you on an inspirational ride of emotions that will blow any speaker out of the water!
Matthew spoke at a conference GV hosted for communications and marketing executives in the technology industry. His session was an empowering lesson about the art of building connections through storytelling. Matthew’s talk was inspiring, entertaining, and actionable, and many attendees told us that his keynote was the highlight of the entire day.
Matthew came in for the day and completely energized the entire Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. Matthew taught us why to tell stories, how to communicate via storytelling and more importantly, was able to get our entire team going in the same direction, and this, in just one day!
Matthew unpacks the secrets of what makes an impactful story and provides guidelines on how to become a master storyteller. His work has inspired us at adidas to focus on the power of story behind our products.
Alexander F. Unger
We had the pleasure of having Matthew over for a two-day seminar and workshop on storytelling (Bridging the gap between Heart and Business) and he did fantastic. Sharing insights from his 20+ years experience in storytelling and translating its mechanics into every day business life left the whole audience energized and inspired!
Rarely, you’re told a story so clearly, yet with such a sense of discovery and surprise, you find yourself living it, on many levels, simultaneously. Imagine if that story was a story about how the best storytellers make stories. Matthew provides just that balanced magic in his presentation of storytelling. Matthew makes better stories possible.
Matthew inspires passion for storytelling. He brings it full circle with an amazing ability to teach the art form to others.
Matthew is one of the most inspiring speakers to use stories and nurture creativity in a workplace. He can open the magic of storytelling, and explain the story creation structure and how to use stories effectively in business and brand building.
I had so much fun learning about 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!
Matthew Luhn is not only a master of story himself, but a brilliant educator. In an enjoyable and understandable way, he helps his students understand the links between story and business, and how story is invaluable in making smart, mission-driven, business decisions.
The story workshop was extremely valuable for my marketing team, from beginners to professionals, setting the essential guide to create an emotional response through every piece of communication. Matthew easily makes everyone relate and fall in love with the theme, providing tools that are easy to apply in the day to day of the business.
Best session I’ve ever attended at any conference, ever. Thanks for teaching the art of storytelling for business at Google Ventures! So good.
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.
Matthew’s classes are a must have for anyone who wants to know how to tell a great story whichever medium they work in. He has a genuine love and knowledge of story, which shines through in every seminar.
Domenique Sillett Buxton
“Working with Matthew has been great! Whether running a workshop or speaking at Dreamforce, his brainstorming techniques and boundless creativity have inspired many at Salesforce. With his guidance, we have found fun new ways to tell a richer and more meaningful story. Matthew’s journey and methods for creating story and memorable characters continue to resonate with me. I look forward to working with him again!”
Matthew Luhn’s passion, knowledge and experience are inspiring. His seminar is an absolute must if you want to learn about story structure and emotional core. I applied what I had learnt from Matthew to my last novel, and completely avoided the dreaded writer’s block.
Matthew is a born storyteller and mentor. As a teacher, he demonstrates a true passion, drive, and expertise that is world class. Matthew is a true master of the craft of story.
Heather B. Quick
Attending Matthew’s story workshop has made a drastic difference in growing my business and my understanding of why I am in my business. By learning why we tell stories and how to effectively tell a story, I am now able to look at my story and write it in a way that can communicate to my clients and staff.
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!
Matthew’s ability to connect with the audience and share his valuable insights through stories was truly amazing. There were parts of his talk where the audience would be doubled over in laughter and other instances where the messaging was so touching that many cried. It was a beautiful experience and very inspiring. A great experience that I would recommend for any company.
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! Again– thanks so much for sharing your energy, enthusiasm and wisdom!
Dirk van Dulmen
Matthew’s story classes in Rome were top notch. If you ever get the chance to attend one of Matthew’s story seminars or workshops, I definitely recommend going. Matthew knows his story stuff.
Matthew’s classes definitely help students understand how a great story works and more importantly, he gives them the techniques to write one.
Matthew was one of the top speakers at our annual CEO Google Ventures Summit. His session was smart, useful, and entertaining. It’s tough to keep an audience of CEOs away from their desks for 90-minutes, but Matthew not only kept the audience engaged, he also captured their imaginations.
Matthew’s Story Workshop at The Walt Disney Family Museum was inspiring, full of energy and gave a clear explanation of the story process from beginning to end. There was a wide experience range among the students that participated, but whether they were a pro or just getting started everyone had something to take away from Matthew’s story workshop.
Over the course of two days Matthew helped sculpt three compelling stories for the BBC. It was probably the most constructive two days on the entire production, thank you Matthew for your wisdom and entertaining us so much!
Working with Matthew is a joy. His love of story is contagious, and his ability to generate and capture ideas is a marvel. He’s an inspiring, natural born teacher, whose methods are clear and convincing.
Matthew was a superstar. A pleasure to deal with and an absolute pro on stage. The content was unrivalled and a continued talking point among DTS attendees over the two days. Inspirational, emotional, enlightening. A master of his craft.
Matthew’s innovative approach to storytelling will capture your imagination and provide a tangible framework to build your own engaging stories. With his guidance, we have accelerated our ability to share how we are helping people reach for and realize their vision.
Robert “Bud” Kolich
Matthew has a gift for explaining story structure that is both engaging and extremely understandable. His lectures and workshops at Fisher-Price have been attended by many in Marketing, Design and Media Production who look to improve their storytelling.