About one year ago I was one of the keynote speakers at Webbdagarna, one of Swedens biggest events on Internet, technology, communication, media, mobile and more.
My subject when I spoke last year was ”2012 The Year of the Swedes” and except for the 2500 people who listened live, another 33491 people has watched my keynote once again on YouTube. A fairly good number considered it’s a Swedish speech. If you haven’t seen it yet, go ahead. I still think my points are most valid. (For you english speaking bloggers I’m sad to say that this speech was done in Swedish.)
This wednesday it’s time again. This year I wont be speaking but I’ll definitely be there both on wednesday and thursday. So if wanna catch up, feel free contact me.
Now this is just a nice picture from Hawaii covered with a statement. Nice huh!?
An old friend of mine asked me the other day. “Why the hell are you writing a blog for?”
I first started to write a blog in 2002 when I first heard of the concept of blogging. At first I didn’t understand why I should blog. I just tried it out because I wanted to give it a go. I kept on going for a couple of weeks but then asked myself the same question my friend asked me today. Why the hell am I writing this blog? Years passed by and then in 2007 I suddenly decided to start blogging again. At first I had no idea what to
Jan Boklöv hade a totally different idea on how to do ski-jumping. At first he wasn’t aloud to jump V-style even though he flew a lot longer. Finally people had to give in and he changed the sport.
One of the most common responses one gets when presenting an a brand new idea or outlining a strategy on how to achieve something is “Well, that’s a great idea, but…” and then that someone goes on and on about how things are done, how others [click to continue…]
Today I was looking for some ideas on Down Jackets (as I’m a partner in a clothing brand…will get back to that another day ). Google. Push. Search. Bang. My browser explodes with all kinds of wonderful inspiration. A couple of clicks later I’m reading this Frensch blogger on clothing that have posted a series of scanned pictures from a Japanese magazine writing about [click to continue…]
Photographed by Paulina while forecasting trends at the Creative Summit together with among others Brian Solis and Alf Rehn.
In 2011 I was honored to be selected as the keynote speaker for events all over Europe. I delivered more than 80 keynotes on entrepreneurship, creative ideas, future branding, communication and business development, some of them shared here on Slideshare. In more than 90% of the occasions I was given the highest ranking of all the speakers by the audience. Hell, I even spoke for 24 hours in a row without any sleep. In other words – I’m confident I have some thoughts to share on how to deliver a great keynote presentation.
Here are 15 keys to deliver a fantastic keynote presentation.
1. Before even getting on stage – make sure you’ve got your logos, pathos and ethos wired.
What you speak about is 50% of your keynote, but the way you look and sound giving that keynote is the other 50%. The worlds first branding expert Aristotles knew how to make people buy what he sold. He divided the means of persuasion, appeals, into three categories; Ethos, Pathos and Logos.
- Ethos: the source’s credibility, the speaker’s/author’s authority
My credibility when I’m speaking is of course a mix of how I look, my credentials and the way I bring my message forward on stage. A common mistake I see over and over again is when speakers enter the stage and then go; “Before I speak, let me tell you about who I am and the company I’m representing.” This is more or less totally unnecessary since you’re there for a reason. If you do your thing right people will understand [click to continue…]
If you’re my brand: Never let me down. Keep on making me smile. Stay cool. Always surprise me. Change when you need to, but stay true to your heritage. Dress nice. Make sure I don’t have to hide our love. If you do something bad – stay honest and tell the truth cause I will forgive you. And finally! Never ever take me for granted.
Tokyo in sunrise – A Brand that didn’t let me down. Taken from my Instagram feed.
If you’ll stick to these simple guidelines – I’m prepared to spend the rest of my life with you and give you my all my love. If not – get lost!
About two years ago I frantically started writing on this blog post. Then the sheer length of it got the best of me and since then it’s been stuck in my unpublished library. Now I thought it’s time to give birth to this baby even though most of it was written about two years ago, before Facebook got big, the iPad and more.
When you read it – remember I pushed publish to share the love, not the excellent writing.
This post covers how you start and run a company practically for free.
The post will guide you all the way from day one until you’re up and running and need to consider things like sales, advertising, process support, crm, intranets, extranets etc etc.
If you are planning to start a company, or maybe running one already then there’s one speech that you just HAVE to watch. It’s this one below featuring Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia. It’s freakin’ fantastic and appeals to me as an entrepreneur, a human but first and foremost as a father cause if companies would be grown the same Yvon grew Patagonia I know my daughters will be living and working in a better and more inspiring world!
I am not applying for a new job as a CEO or Marketing Director, but if I did that would be my headline and I would run the brand I’d work for based on the insights that follow. Steve! Bring it on! Ok, so you’re s marketing director or even a CEO struggling to beat [...]
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This blog is written by Johan Ronnestam. He's widely regarded as one of Sweden’s leading speakers and authorities in the field of modern creative and conceptual thinking and skill of innovating brands and their communication. The readers of Microsoft Indikat has named Johan Swedens most influential authority within digital communication
This blog is written by Johan Ronnestam. He's widely regarded as one of Sweden’s leading speakers and authorities in the field of modern creative and conceptual thinking and skill of innovating brands and their communication. In 2010 the readers of Microsoft Indikat named Johan Swedens most influential authority within digital communication