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). I also co-manage and speak at Evolve Symposium, an event consisting of expert-led business practice presentations and peer-driven conversations that deliver actionable results for design firm principals.

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

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 popular presentation (one that I continue to update for future talks), I highlight the top business practices that I have identified as the the foundation of truly successful design firms.


Hosted by Creative Mornings NYC



In this podcast, I chat with the hosts, James and Chris, over some beer about the use of the term “freelancer” and how it can negatively impact perceptions. I also share my knowledge of growth, positioning, and proving value.


Hosted by The Copy & Design Brew Podcast



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?