Keynote Talks

Our speaking engagements (emphasis on engage) help audiences truly understand why new approaches are no longer a nice-to-have—they’re a must. We’ve given keynotes to nearly 50,000 professionals around the world - from national conferences to Fortune 50 boardrooms.

“The trainers are highly informed, witty, clear, practical and constantly engaging. The time flies by!”

Knight Kiplinger, Editor-in-Chief, Kiplinger Washington Editors (Kiplinger Magazine)

"You were spectacular! People loved your message and your delivery; it was the highlight of the conference."

Suzanne Gravette Acker, Director Communications/Development Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio

"FastForward Camp is more than a training camp, it’s an eye-opener to the future of communication.”

Ben, Multimedia Communications Specialist, Ohio Board of Regents

"This was the most entertaining and informative workshop I have ever attended! Well done.”

Eileen, Member, Columbus City Council

"...taught me more about social media than 1,000 books could have. Plus, it was fun!”

Regina, Community Relations Manager, University of Akron – Wayne College

Why we are the right speakers for your C-Suite or conference

Debra and Betsy have given talks to nearly 50,000 people around the world – from Ukraine to Sweden. Headlining national conferences and teaching in Fortune 500 boardrooms, they have given social media keynote addresses that help audiences truly understand its power.

Today’s attention span is just eight seconds. Eight seconds. So now more than ever, you need dynamic, high-energy keynote speakers who know how to engage a crowd.

Our talks (they’ve been called shock and awe, and we kind of like that) are:

  • Highly visual (less text, more TED)
  • Customized for your industry
  • High energy
  • Informative and entertaining
  • Fun. A lot of fun.

What we speak about

We teach leaders how to leverage the latest technologies and approaches to attract business and build stronger connections. Your audience wants relevant, compelling information that gets them up to speed—fast. Our keynote speakers demonstrate not just the latest in digital, but the deep power in today’s informal, highly visual approaches. And they illustrate your two ROIs—your return on investment and your risk of ignoring the massive shifts in how we communicate.

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The New Realities: The Three Shifts Today’s Leaders Can’t Afford to Ignore

The digital landscape changes fast. This session gets you up to speed—going beyond the latest technologies and illustrating how business leaders are taking full advantage of Twitter, Instagram, gamification, content marketing, more...

… mobile trends and so much more. We’ll walk you through the three biggest shifts affecting how you connect with clients and show you the new tools and new thinking you need in a digital age.


Breaking Through the Noise: The Art of a Powerful Presentation

In a time of short attention spans and high expectations, this session demonstrates how to deliver more powerful messages and presentations in a digital age. You’ll learn how to break the Curse of Expertise and other more...

… curses that stand between you and your audience. Plus, you’ll find out how to avoid the five fatal presentation flaws, take advantage of new technologies to wow a crowd, and tune in to tweckling, “harshtags” and more (includes interactive engagement throughout).


The Two ROI's for Financial Firms

The Return on Investment in social media is big. That’s why 71 percent of financial advisors are using a social channel to bring in new business. Morgan Stanley alone found that 40 percent of its advisors in a pilot test got new more...

… clients through social media—and 60 percent of those clients had assets of $1 million or more. (And, no surprise, all 17,000 are now allowed on Twitter and LinkedIn).

But there is another ROI—and that is the Risk of Ignoring massively complicated compliance rules. A whole host of federal agencies are not just monitoring and fining you, they’re mandating that you get your employees up to speed on using new channels in smart and compliant ways.


What’s Next for Hospitals: How the Digital Revolution is Changing Everything

Get up to speed on the latest digital approaches and technologies in the health care arena—from how hospitals are leveraging online gaming and mobile apps to the impact of online patient ratings. Mindset Digital’s more...

… leaders, Debra Jasper, Mindset’s Founder/CEO, and Betsy Hubbard, Founder and COO/President, will illustrate how hospitals, doctors and other medical professionals are going far beyond Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to tap into the power of the crowd, niche channels, telerounding and more.

Two-thirds of online Americans are now using social media—for everything from staying in touch with friends and colleagues to getting advice about which doctor or hospital is best. Savvy hospitals are now searching for mentions of their name on social channels, responding to patients in real time and connecting in more informal ways. They’re also using social media to reach out to providers, recruit new employees, raise funds, promote brand awareness and enhance their national reputations. The options are endless—it’s easy to get a message out today on dozens of different channels. This session will help you get your message in—and show you how to get attention for your work in this age of information overload.




Betsy Hubbard is fascinated by the digital revolution—and passionate about helping professionals make the most of new technology. Before founding Mindset Digital with Debra Jasper, she worked in higher education, transforming the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism into the first social media fellowship for journalists and teaching graduate courses on digital media. Betsy has also worked in philanthropy as a grantmaker, overseeing projects at The Pew Charitable Trusts, and as a consultant, conducted research on leadership and organizational performance for a range of clients, including the Brookings Institution.


  • Delivered keynote talks/seminars (with Debra) to nearly 50,000 people from Ukraine to Sweden
  • Taught graduate courses in Ohio State’s John Glenn School of Public Affairs on the impact of digital media on public policy
  • As a former grantmaker at Pew Charitable Trusts, helped fund MTV’s Rock the Vote
  • Earned an M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota and B.A. in political science from Goucher Collegewith a year abroad at the London School of Economics
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Dr. Debra Jasper, Founder and CEO of Mindset Digital, has provided keynotes and consulting to nearly 50,000 professionals around the world – from a crowd of 3,000 in Las Vegas to Sweden.  She has worked with a wide range of Fortune 500 firms in the financial and healthcare arenas.


  • As director of the Kiplinger Program (with Betsy) in Public Affairs Journalism at Ohio State, launched the first social media fellowship for journalists in the world—working with 60 Minutes, CNN, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and other top newsrooms
  • As a national keynote speaker (with Betsy) for KeyBank, spoke to thousands of business leaders on a 17-city tour from Florida to Alaska
  • Former award-winning investigative journalist
  • Earned a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership from Ohio State, and two journalism degrees. Wrote a dissertation on the art of powerful storytelling.


Where we've spoken

COE Summit 2017

Emerging Leaders Forum

LIMRA Distribution Conference 2017

Pubcon SFIMA

ABA Bank Insurance Conference

RetailROI at The Harvard Club

Nationwide Sales Conference

Women Advisors Forum

Planetree Conference on Patient-Centered Care 2016

Pinpoint LMS USER Conference

ABA Annual Convention

Pubcon 2016

FICP Fall Symposium

Private Event, Nebraska

ABA Bank Marketing Conference 2016

Retail Global 2016

Private Conference, Hong Kong

Private Event, Budapest Parliament

GAMA LAMP 2016, Las Vegas

LIMRA's Annual Conference 2015

Acord 2015

Planetree 2015

Niche Digital Conference

Seventeen-city tour from Florida to Alaska (as the 2012 national keynote speakers for KeyBank)

Schibsted Academy, Stockholm, Sweden

Innovation and Insight Day @ Carnegie Hall

Nordic Media Festival, Norway

In C-Suites at Fortune 500 firms, major universities, governments and hospitals—from Cardinal Health to American Electric Power

Ukrainian Council of Ministers, Kiev

National Content Marketing World Conference

Insurance, housing and educational conferences

Great Lakes Telecom Conference

Pubcon 2014

Interested in having us speak?

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