Speaking

A sought-after speaker and presenter, Steve will deliver a memorable experience regardless of the topic! His highly informal, conversational style resonates with all audiences.

All presentations can be customized to meet your team or audience needs and are available in Live and Virtual Formats

How To Use Storytelling To Grow Your Brand

Regardless of industry, Storytelling is a fundamental tool for marketers and brands. Storytelling can be an incredibly effective tool in building relationships with audiences and establishing resonance. However, to get the most out of it, businesses first need to understand the specific components that make up a good story and how they can be incorporated within the context of their brand.

In this presentation, Steve will weave a story of his own as he lays out best practices for storytelling for any brand in any industry.

Why Thought Leadership Is Vital For Any Brand

Thought Leadership, like most things today, has an endless number of definitions. I like this one: “Thought Leadership is the expression of ideas that demonstrate you have expertise in a particular field, area, or topic.” And while many leaders strive to be true thought leaders, many fail because like everything else in life, there is a right way and a not-so-right way of “doing Thought Leadership.”

In this presentation, Steve will explain the Do’s & Don’ts along with the Why’s because many leaders are still not convinced of the efficacy and need for Thought Leadership.

We Are All A Brand: How To Utilize Personal Branding To Your Advantage

While some may argue this point, we are all our own brand. Jeff Bezos believes personal branding is what people say about you when you’re not in the room. In other words, it’s what speaks for you when you cannot speak for yourself. When it comes to building a personal brand, some people dismiss the process as being too time-consuming, too complicated, or not that important.

In this presentation, Steve, the living embodiment of what can be accomplished by building and fostering one’s personal brand, will share best practices when it comes to your own personal brand.

Overcoming Perceptions: The Hardest Battle You May Ever Be In

Ask yourself this question right now: ‘How do people in your life perceive you?’ Not how you perceive you but how they perceive you. Are you trying to live up to their perceptions of you? Of what they think you should be? It’s ok if you are. Steve Olenski was there many years ago. The perceptions his family & friends had of him were vastly different than his own yet he put aside his own dreams and ambitions to try and live up to what someone else had in mind for his life. With the help of a few people in his life, he got the courage to ignore the perceptions, skepticism, and cynicism to chase his dream. And he will help you do the same, regardless of where you are in your life or career.

Book Steve to speak today!