Speaking & Training

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Tools and frameworks your team can use right now.

Whether it’s a conversation-changing keynote, tactical breakout session, or hands-on interactive workshop, I focus on making complex design, content, and strategy topics more accessible.

My speaking style? Candid and conversational. I talk like a normal person, not a “thought leader” or motivational speaker.

My decks are packed full of ideas and inspiration, not text, and there’s always something for your audience to apply as soon as they get back to their desks.

I would love to keynote your event, deliver an in-house training or workshop, chat on your podcast, or visit with your meetup group.

A talk given like a catchy tune you can’t stop dancing to. So good!

Interaction 19 Attendee

Scott’s a great speaker. Engaging and fun.

Well organized presentation broken down into digestible, usable chunks.

Confab 2018 Attendee

Invite Scott to Your Event

Please tell me about: date, location (or online format), ticket prices, confirmed speakers, speaker/travel budget, and any information regarding your commitment to diversity, inclusion, and creating a safe experience for all involved.

I’m almost always happy to chat for free remotely with book clubs, meetup groups, classes, and podcasts.

Video Gallery

A few examples to give you an idea of my speaking style. All of my current presentation decks are built with hand-illustrated slides to bring a personal touch.

How to Get the Writing Done at Interaction 19 in Seattle
Interview for The Write Stuff
How to Get the Writing Done at PUSH UX in Munich
Brainstorming is Broken at Ignite Ames 2013
Build Your Digital Writing Toolbox at PSU Web

Taking notes more than tweeting in this one. Already want to come back and map our content ecosystem!

Confab Attendee

Upskill Teams

Interactive presentations and skills training on UX and content strategy topics including:

  • UX writing foundations
  • Content strategy foundations
  • User-centered content planning
  • Content testing and evidence-based writing
  • Mapping content ecosystems
  • Better writing workflows
  • Communicating product changes to users

All training topics can be facilitated online or in-person.

Align Leadership

Expert-facilitated workshops to help your digital strategy leaders:

  • Create a content strategy framework
  • Articulate product vision and voice
  • Roadmap and prioritize strategic initiatives
  • Establish content governance best practices
  • Reimagine how content and design can work together

Stop spinning your wheels and get the clarity you need to move forward. Most workshops can be completed in just one or two days.

Engage Audiences

Memorable conversation starters for any business or marketing event.

  • Creating Clarity (what clarity really means, why it matters, and how to achieve it)
  • What Even is a Website? (everyone in your org thinks about the website differently)
  • Dear User: Let’s Be Friends (lessons from Dale Carnegie for service and experience design)
  • Brainstorming is Broken (better approaches to ideation and creativity)
  • How to Get the Writing Done (there’s more to writing than writing)

These are just some of my current topics and presentations. Looking for something custom? Let me know!

Contact Scott Kubie about an event, workshop, or training

Events and Organizations

I’ve been lucky enough to lead talks, trainings, or in-house workshops for these organizations and many more.

  • The IRS
  • Rocket Mortgage / Quicken Loans
  • The Getty and Getty Research Institute
  • American Society of Safety Professionals
  • Harvard University
  • Mizzou
  • Securian Financial
  • College of American Pathologists
  • Ameriprise
  • Principal
  • SAIC
  • United Educators
  • Content Design New York
  • International Association of Business Commnicators
  • American Advertising Federation
  • Gather Content
  • Hogan Assessments
  • Button: The Product Content Conference
  • PUSH UX (Germany)
  • AIGA Design Camp
  • Interaction Conference (IxDA)
  • Minneapolis Interactive Marketing Summit (MIMA)
  • Content Strategy Minneapolis / St. Paul
  • Iowa Arts Council
  • Confab: The Content Strategy Conference
  • Prime Academy
  • Des Moines Agile
  • World Information Architecture Day
  • World Usability Day
  • Information Architecture Summit
  • MinneWebCon
  • HighEdWeb
  • Midwest UX

Three cheers for Scott. Thank you for providing a dynamic, useful and insightful presentation.

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