Speaking + Podcasts - Emily Cohen
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Not your typical speaker or guest

I have spoken at numerous leading creative-led conferences and events both nationally & internationally and have been a featured guest on many industry podcasts. Some of my more notable appearances include: AIGA national conferences, The Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD) Design Thinkers conferences, and Creative Mornings.

Reach out if you’re interested in learning more & having me speak at your event or on your podcast.

Some of the Topics I Speak On

Strategic Topics

  • It’s Your Fault: Take Back Control of Your Business
  • Building the Love into Your Business
  • Best Practices Any Design Firm Should Know (my most popular topic!)
  • Rock the Boat, Baby! The Art of Saying No
  • Where Do We Go From Here? Questions to Inspire You to Envision Your Team’s Future
  • Positioning and Specialization
  • Conflict Management

Tactical Topics

  • Effective Pricing and Proposal Strategies
  • Advanced Pricing Strategies
  • Case Studies – Demonstrating Value and Success Metrics
  • Creating Winning New Business Presentations (Capability Pitches)
  • Creative Briefs – Aligning Expectations and Measuring Results
  • Pursuing and Qualifying Clients
  • New Business Development Sucks, Or Does It?
  • Managing Projects and Clients for High Impact

Staffing Topics

  • Build It and They Will Come (And Stay)
  • The Staffing Rule Book
  • Managing Different Generations and Behavioral Types
  • You Just Don’t Understand: Managing Creatives in a Left-Brain Culture

In Action



In this inspiring talk, you’ll learn why infusing love across all aspects of your business is important to your long-term success as well as the top 12 strategies I’ve curated for building and sharing the love.


Hosted by Creative Mornings Melbourne



In this presentation, I emphasize that how we as work with our clients reflects on our entire industry and that we need a wholesale evaluation of our business practices. This talk highlight some of the more damaging practices as well as key strategies for rethinking how we engage with, and even train and educate, our clients.


Hosted by AIGA Design Conference



In this online course, I show you how to write and price winning proposals, from vetting prospective clients to setting pricing and more. The heart of the course is learning to obtain the information you need to choose the right pricing structure, then following a strategy to create your winning proposal.


Hosted by LinkedIn Learning

Want to learn more about my speaking topics? Interested in having me speak at your event?