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Keynote Talks

How do you leverage the latest technologies to attract business and build stronger connections? We’ve given keynotes to more than 50,000 professionals around the world, from national conferences to Fortune 50 boardrooms, that get your audience up to speed—fast.
What we speak about
Our keynote speakers demonstrate not just the latest in digital, but the deep power in today’s informal, highly visual approaches.
Why we are the right speakers for your C-Suite or conference
  • "Debra was outstanding and her team provided that shock and awe effect that you don't see anymore.. Very impressive!!!"

    Joe Parisi Jr.
    Chairman and CEO Otterstedt Insurance Agency
  • "I have been booking speakers for 10 years now and we use the same data set for measuring speaker performance. Debra Jasper broke all records. I book over 150 speakers per year and Debra Jasper is #1. My advice: Book Debra before TED does. "

    Phil Leahy
    CEO Retail Global
  • “I was blown away by your presentation. Thank you."

    Tina Dendy
    Director, Customer Experience at CDK Global
  • "Mindset Digital explains social media and how to create effective strategies. They will help you grow your brand with practical and engaging training."

    Karen Haefling
    Former Chief Marketing Officer, KeyBank
Our talks are:
Highly visual
(less text, more TED)
Customized for your industry
High energy
Informative and entertaining
Fun.
A lot of fun.
(they’ve been called shock and awe, and we kind of like that)
Speakers
Debra Jasper, Ph.D.
CEO and Co-Founder
Debra Jasper shares her passion for visual storytelling and continuous learning as an international keynote speaker.

Debra Jasper shares her passion for visual storytelling and continuous learning as an international keynote speaker. She specializes in helping business leaders take advantage of new digital platforms to reach large audiences and build deeper connections. Thousands are enrolled in her firm’s highly visual online training courses.

Debra has provided keynotes and consulting to nearly 50,000 professionals, from small business owners to Fortune 50 firms and major hospitals around the world. She has given keynotes at the Nordic Media Festival in Norway, the Schibsted Academy for Journalists in Sweden, and the Ukrainian Council of Ministers and has been recognized for her visual storytelling as a mainstage speaker at Pubcon.

In addition, Debra:

  • directed The Ohio State University’s Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism, where she launched the first social media journalism fellowship in the world—working with journalists from top newsrooms
  • has won more than 40 journalism awards, including 17 first-place investigative and enterprise reporting awards

Debra has two degrees in journalism and a PhD in Educational Policy and Leadership from The Ohio State University, where she wrote her dissertation on the art of powerful storytelling. An award-winning investigative journalist, Debra spent a decade covering presidential campaigns and politics.

Debra's Full Bio
Betsy Hubbard
President and Co-Founder
Betsy Hubbard helps leaders in Fortune 100 firms and healthcare organizations get up to speed in the digital age.

Betsy Hubbard helps leaders in Fortune 100 firms and healthcare organizations get up to speed in a digital age. She is fascinated by the digital revolution and passionate about helping professionals make the most of technology. Betsy has trained thousands and delivered keynotes to nearly 40,000 people across the world—from Utah to Ukraine.

Before founding Mindset Digital, Betsy transformed the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism at The Ohio State University into the first social media fellowship for journalists and taught graduate courses on the impact of digital media on public policy at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs.

In addition, Betsy:

  • worked as a grant maker at The Pew Charitable Trusts, where she initiated a funding program overseeing millions of dollars of research and projects, including innovative outreach campaigns conducted by the Ad Council and Rock the Vote
  • worked as a consultant conducting research on leadership and organizational performance for a range of clients

Betsy earned a M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Political Science from Goucher College, also spending a year abroad at the London School of Economics.

Betsy's Full Bio
Marti Post
Chief Strategy Officer

As the Chief Strategy Officer at Mindset Digital, Marti Post works with leaders in Fortune 100 firms around the world, helping them understand the power of digital communication and strategy. In addition to leading digital transformations for senior executives, she is a national keynote speaker and leads in-depth sessions on how to write and present with clarity and impact.

Marti began her career at a time when moving into digital consulting was considered a risk. Today, she helps leaders understand that digital is not a department—it’s an entirely new way of thinking.

In addition to developing digital growth strategies for clients, Marti focuses on internal growth and talent recruitment. She developed her deep expertise in strategy and digital through her roles as vice president of strategy at Mindstream Interactive and executive director of social strategy for Resource Interactive, which was one of was the largest independent agencies in the US.

Marti has long been captivated by emerging digital trends. She studied digital messaging and gender when she earned her master’s degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.  And today she serves on the Advisory Board of Women in Digital USA and as an adjunct professor of social media marketing at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

Marti's Full Bio
Jen Michaels
Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Presentation and Live Events Designer

As Mindset Digital’s content strategist for live events, Jen designs powerful visual stories about today’s digital world. She shapes the experience of Mindset Digital’s live events, including leading workshops and creating highly visual stories and presentations. In the process, she engages diverse audiences, from front-line sales staff to executive leadership teams.

Jen has a lifelong passion for using technology to help people connect. She honed that passion across ten years of teaching digital media at The Ohio State University and University of Michigan. And now, at Mindset Digital, she brings that same passion to broader audiences in Fortune 500 firms and healthcare organizations.

Jen has a Master of Arts in English from The Ohio State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from The University of Michigan. She is currently a doctoral candidate at The Ohio State University. Her Ph.D. research examines how professionals use social media to support their everyday work.

At lunchtime, you’ll find her on the Mindset Digital balcony, playing her ukulele. She’s also an avid horseback rider and loves to bake pies.

Jen's Full Bio
John Chandler
Digital Transformation Leader/Brand Strategist

John Chandler believes in the power of digital transformation to lift up businesses and help them reach consumers more effectively. A national keynote speaker and consultant, John is a leader in implementing new strategies and innovations that match customer expectations in a world gone digital.

John has been a crusader for digital strategy for more than a decade, collaborating with organizations to reimagine how they reach their audiences. He has retooled marketing strategies across major brands and industries, from hospitality to financial services.

In the past, John has:

  • managed marketing teams as CMO in a number of Fortune 500 firms
  • developed and implemented a multi-year transformation strategy for Mass Mutual
  • lead the transition into digital promotions that directly impacted the growth of Holiday Inn Hotels, ultimately revitalizing the brand

When John isn’t brainstorming new ways to lead legacies into the digital sphere, he likes to chase along quiet country roads on his bike, which fuels his hunger for pizza.

John has a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Trinity College.

John's Full Bio
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