Disruptive Innovation and the Power of Positive Change
The only danger is not to evolve. This provocative, inspiring talk shares how anyone can disrupt their industry and evolve their business so they create and maintain a competitive edge. Miki shares hard-won wisdom and best practices from what it’s like building successful brands in a "taboo" category and the strategies it took to change hearts and minds and motivate people to transform from being skeptics to being fans, followers and clients. Miki offers strategic insights on how she designs her brands to stand out in the noisy advertising and digital world, and where innovation has been stagnant for decades. She will also share how to navigate and manage PR using creativity and design in an ever-changing, click-focused media world.
5 WAYS TO TURN FAILURE INTO REVELATIONS
So often, in business and in life, we live safely so not to "fail and be embarrassed". Society often makes us pay if we fail, so saving face is the game many of us feel forced to play, and this often prevents us from starting at all. In this powerful keynote, Miki offers strategic insights on how to eliminate the negative word "fail" and replace it with "reveal". Miki believes that even the concept of "failing forward" needs to be updated because it still has the negative word fail in it. Miki shares 5 ways to turn "You failed forward but still failed" into "What has been revealed to you?". For example, she shares the story of a scout who has to go and find the right path to safety for groups (whether army or otherwise) and has to traverse a dense forest to get to the other side. The scout often runs into a fallen tree or an attacking group or a ravine and rather than turning around and saying that he "failed to find the right path", he simply looks for a different route. That one dead end direction simply revealed that he had to go a different way. And while getting to the dead end, he gained experience and adventure. It's all in how we react to the challenges and Miki shares her steps to reimagine failure in a productive, courageous and tenacious way.
DO COOL SHIT: How to Go from Step 0 to Step 1 in Creating Your Best Life and Igniting Your Passion Projects
This motivating talk will convince college students, young leaders, and budding entrepreneurs that doing cool shit in their lives is closer than they think.
With 54 percent of college graduates currently unemployed or underemployed and 39 percent of people between the ages of 22 and 34 moving back to their parents' homes, entrepreneurship is not only a viable option, but the most vibrant option for an exciting future. In this presentation, Miki shares her eye-opening stories—from being the star midfielder on a professional women's soccer team, to opening WILD, a restaurant in New York City with no prior experience and being featured on the Food Network, to patenting THINX, an underwear solution, for 2 billion women on the planet, to launching her taboo breaking bidet product TUSHY, to writing a #1 bestselling entrepreneurship book, to setting a world record on NBC's Jimmy Fallon Show—and empowers her audience to believe that they can do cool shit too… if they're willing to work hard, act on their ideas, stand up for their beliefs, and turn their creativity into reality.
You will laugh, reflect, and receive a refreshing jolt to your spine and spirit. Most importantly, you will walk out knowing that regardless of your background, income, or education, it is possible to wake up every morning looking forward to a cool, fun, rewarding, make-a-difference life, which you created yourself. This keynote is ideal for colleges, high schools, women's groups, empowerment groups, self-help seminars, and young leaders.