An eye-opening
research-based
FUTURIST

 
 
 
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Is your organization ready for tomorrow?

 
 

Driverless cars. An aging population. Competition for workers. Not enough marketing dollars.

How can your organization get a handle on the trends shaping your future so that you can be successful?

John Martin, CEO of SIR and co-founder of SIR's Institute for Tomorrow® think tank, has spent his career studying the trends impacting the future and the people shaping them. He speaks to organizations large and small, for- and non-profit, private and public to help them see the future more clearly and realistically.

He’s engaging and inspirational on stage, but make no mistake, his content and insights are designed so leaders can understand what’s happening in society, culture, and their industry and know what it means for their organization’s future.

“John Martin is the perfect speaker to help prepare your business or organization to thrive in the fast-changing times we live in today. He is a brilliant futurist, backed up by solid research, and he has a dynamic presentation style that will keep your audience completely captivated. I would go out of my way to hear him speak again and recommend him without reservation.”

Wendy Hoyt, President, Transit Means Business

 

Why is John Martin a futurist…?

 
 

 
 

Current Keynotes:

 
 

A customized keynote for any industry

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WINNING TOMORROW

UNDERSTAND THE TRENDS THAT MATTER TODAY

This popular keynote focuses on the winning traits that organizations need to have in order to be more successful tomorrow. Audiences learn to become futurists and also how to use a generational lens to make sense of what's coming.

 For every speech, John:

  • Uses customized insights on the trends directly impacting your c organization and industry.

  • Explains the impact different generations, especially Millennials, will have on your opportunities and issues.

  • Provides clear action steps and a "score card" so your audience can assess where they need to focus efforts.

transportation keynote

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FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION

KEY TRENDS IMPACTING MOBILITY IN AMERICA

With 35+ years studying consumer behavior in transportation, and hundreds of consulting assignments with leading transportation, transit, TDM, and transportation-related industries, John Martin delivers expert insights on what’s next for mobility in America.

In the self-driving future ahead, John’s keynote focuses on how we’ll get from A to B and the implications from A to Z. Audiences leave with a better sense of what they need to know now and what they need to do tomorrow.

 

economic development & placemaking keynote

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KEY TRAITS OF WINNING COMMUNITIES OF TOMORROW

what every locality needs to know to succeed

Pressure is high on municipal and county leaders to provide services, programs, and facilities to meet the needs of citizens, while also helping attract new residents. This provocative and informative keynote provides leaders in communities of all sizes the input they need today in order to continue to thrive.

John shares the top traits in winning localities today to help leaders plan for tomorrow.

pervasive trend keynote

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KEY TRAITS OF WINNING WORKPLACES OF TODAY

HOW TO WIN THE BATTLE FOR WORKERS

In this eye-opening keynote, John shares 10 key traits found in workplaces who succeed in finding, attracting, managing, and keeping modern workers of all ages. He helps leaders and managers understand the mindset of today’s worker, and provides guidance on the ways they are more alike than different.

Audiences do a self-assessment during the presentation so they can identify which areas require attention. Practical, action-oriented, and entertaining, this keynote is guaranteed to be a hit with all audiences.


 

EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL KEYNOTER

Why hire this futurist?

John Martin has been delighting and informing audiences with research-based insights about the future for over 20 years. No pie-in-the-sky predictions when drones might deliver pizzas from John, just clear-eyed insights into the future he already knows.

John’s given over 500 keynote speeches and workshops across the U.S. and the globe, all designed to help organizations better understand the key trends that matter and the people shaping those trends.


 

recent and past clients include:

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Event or Meeting Planner?

You’ll find John is very easy to work with and goes the extra mile. Learn more about how John works here.