Speaking topics and workshop areas - Pawel Urbanski

Speaking topics and workshop areas

I am a conference or event speaker. I also run workshops, which are more oriented towards pragmatic implementation.

  • I bring a mix of personal storry and professional experience,
  • I was invited to speak at TEDx twice, including the opening keynote,
  • Speaking and communicating well are skills I can work on with you as well,
  • Keynotes, seminars and workshops, are for me tools that can be a part of a larger dedicated project.

Extreme sports & ideas: leadership, trust and persuasion

How to gain the trust of supporters in a project that carries real life risks, or can become a new successful business? Organizing your team and keeping motivation high. Managing ambitious individuals in a team-oriented endeavor. What makes a blind person seek a risky adventure with a highly visual experience?

Leadership: Getting started and getting finished

How to manage your energy during long and important projects after the initial burst of energy? Making good leaders to get things done. How to motivate yourself and others when it seems that everything has been done or discovered?

Technology and humans: friends or foes?

Computers are getting faster and robots are starting to replace us. We all want to cut back on working time to spend more time with friends and family, but exactly opposit is happening. The technology used to create solutions in one area can destroy them in another. How can we use technology to reinvent or adapt what we do for the future.

Opening keynote at the TEDx hosted in the Presidencial Palace

My notable appearances include:

  • Study Tours MBA Executive Program (2018),
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (2016),
  • YPO - Young Presidents Organization, Digital Health Days, Heineken, University of St. Andrews (2015),
  • Keynote at the TEDx Presidencial Palace (2014)
  • University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, UCL, Warsaw City Hall (2014),
  • Warsaw University of Technology, Abbvie, Shell (2013),
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week (2011 and 2012), ING Bank, Abbott Laboratories (2010).

What you can get from me as a speaker

I work closely with organizers to ensure your objectives are met and the audience walks away with useful knowledge ready to be used in practice. I speak from experience, and therefore can use my resources to create custom content or support other activities.

  • Consultation prior to your event, to ensure that you and your audience receive the best experience possible,
  • Custom content encouraging people to attend your event, which can be used on your newsletter, website or social media channels.
  • Resources connected to the topic to be used by the participants, such as articles, short guides or checklists,

Making you or others good speakers and communicators

In order to be able to prepare for different types of events, audiences and topics, I follow a very specyfic process. I can coach you and practice with you or your team presentations that are of a high importance such as board meetings, sales pitches, investor presentations, speaking at events.

  • Eliminate stress and fear connected to the pressure of results,
  • Check and verify how your content is or is not understood,
  • Prepare you for answering follow-up questions,
  • Make you ready to speak without slides and notes.