- He has held multiple leadership positions at high-growth tech startups
- He created the award-winning podcast, Unthinkable
- He co-founded Boston Content, the northeast’s largest community of content creators and marketers
Jay Acunzo is waging war on conventional thinking. As a digital media strategist at Google, he was responsible for pushing marketing executives and practitioners into the digital age more rapidly, in ways that benefitted both companies and careers. He held multiple leadership positions at high-growth tech startups, including Head of Content at HubSpot, and served as Vice President of Brand and Community at the venture capital firm NextView. On the side, Jay created the award-winning podcast, Unthinkable, and co-founded Boston Content, the northeast’s largest community of content creators and marketers.
Courses at Harvard Business School have cited Jay’s work, as well as writers at the New York Times, the Washington Post, FastCompany, Forbes, and more. He has been called a “creative savant” by Salesforce and named to the city of Boston’s “50 on Fire” list.
Today, Jay is the founder of Marketing Showrunners, author of the book Break the Wheel, and a decorated show host and executive producer. In a world where “storyteller” has become a buzzword, Jay actually understands how to tell great stories — stories that entertain, surprise, teach, and above all, push people beyond conventional thinking so they can do their best work. His book, Break the Wheel: Question Best Practices, Hone Your Intuition, and Do Your Best Work, inspires others to do precisely that.
We spend a ton of time communicating with our prospects, customers, and teams, but too often it feels like we’re shouting into the void. When we speak, we hope they act, but it rarely happens that way.
But what if we could stop demanding action and start to inspire it?
It turns out the most effective storytellers in the world have changed the way they communicate in order to resonate deeper than the rest. This creates an urge to act in others.
It’s not a gift from the Muse. It’s a learned craft. And in this inspiring yet practical talk from Jay Acunzo, you’ll learn to master it.
Together, we’ll learn the difference between good storytellers and effective storytellers, as well as the 4 types of stories used by the most inspiring leaders — and how to structure your own words for maximum impact.
Whether we want to align our teams, recruit top talent, or earn and keep customers, when we show up as effective storytellers, we serve others better and ourselves too. We can stop demanding a response and start inspiring it.
Are you ready to create the urge to act?
Attendees will learn:
“Jay is among the top speakers at Content Marketing World every year…each time we ask him back, the scores come back better and better. An original thinker and dynamic presenter, Jay is becoming one of the “must-see” speakers at any marketing and communication event.”
“Jay’s presentation was perfect for our modern B2B marketing team. He put forethought in to understanding our team and creating a presentation to fit the context of our marketing off-site. We could not be more pleased with the outcome and content today and would have Jay back in a heartbeat!”
“Jay’s was the best session I’ve ever attended in my 25 years of conferences! (I grew up watching my parents do keynotes.) I had so much energy and aspiration walking out of there!”