Speaking

Speaking Engagements and Appearances

email: speaking@nolanbushnell.com

phone: 415.235.9532

SPEAKING STYLE:

Bushnell is known for his relaxed manner, humor, one-liners and is regularly quoted. He often is scheduled as the after lunch speaker as he is one of the few that can keep any audience engaged. He can speak using an extensive PowerPoint with hundreds of historical pictures, current laboratory projects and future concepts.

He likes to mingle with the audience before and after his presentations and makes himself available for autographs and pictures. His motto is that a good speaker learns as much as he teaches.

He is often asked to lead creative problem solving sessions involving the senior management group of corporations. He has spurred out-of-the-box thinking in the groups with surprising results.

He is a contributor to the Inc. Magazine blog and has significant twitter and Facebook followings which he uses to help publicize his speaking events for increased attendance.

SPEAKING TOPICS:

Innovation:
How to foster it, encourage it and capitalize on it.
The Future of Technology and Gaming:
Where is the industry going? Why? Where are the pockets of potential? What pitfalls should companies avoid?
Intrapreneurship:
How to encourage and build a culture of intrapreneurship in companies, helping established entities to stay on the cutting edge.
Entrepreneurship:
Why it is essential to business today? What are the key elements of a successful entrepreneur? How do you recognize it and tap into it?
Education:
What are the trends in education now and moving into the future? How will classrooms and learning be different in the years to come? How will they remain the same? How will education evolve in light of today’s and tomorrow’s technologies?
The Future:
What tools have been used in the past to be on the cutting edge as technology becomes available and cost effective? What are the trends that every company and discipline need to be aware?
Success and Failure:
While there have been many successes, there have been spectacular disappointments when businesses fail to launch. Often we learn more from our failures than our successes.
Fun:
What is it about fun that makes products and companies successful? How does creating “wants”, not just “needs”, power success?
Family:
Bushnell has 8 children and has been asked to talk about success and failure and how both affect family life. His son Brent, an entrepreneur in his own right, appears regularly on “Extreme Home Makeover” providing technological additions to unique needs. They can appear together for an interesting father/son dialogue.