Speaking | Emily Cohen
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Not your typical speaker

I have spoken at numerous conferences and events organized by AIGA, The Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD), HOW, Design Business Association in London (DBA), and Design Management Institute (DMI).

Please contact me if you are interested in a full list of all my past speaking engagements.

Some of the Topics I Speak On

Strategic Topics

  • 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
  • It’s Your Fault: Take Back Control of Your Clients

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

  • The Staffing Rule Book
  • Staffing and Managing Your Team for Success
  • Managing Different Generations and Behavioral Types
  • You Just Don’t Understand: Managing Creatives in a Left-Brain Culture
Photo by: Candiss Koenitzer | www.candisskoenitzer.com

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 class, I provide instructions and guidance for writing winning proposals and creating smart pricing strategies that help you get paid what you and your team are worth.


Hosted by Skillshare

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