Vivek Sood

Speaking is different than lecturing

I fell into speaking due to my writing. People who read my books invited me to
speak, and I took this responsibility seriously. I had been to enough conferences
where same people were saying same things over and over again, sometimes many
years in a row. Everyone is waiting for the speeches to get over, so they could get on with the cocktails.

I resolved to make my speeches memorable. I research the audience, the current
trends in what is top of mind for them, and then relate my area of expertise to the
audience. I trained for delivering speeches well. The aim is to make it worthwhile
for everyone - for the audience, for the organisers and for me. Otherwise, why bother?
Afterall, anything that is worth doing, is worth doing well.

What topics I speak about

My best speeches are paid keynote speeches delivered over 45 minutes to one hour. Some of my favourite topics are:

1. Business Transformation in Times of Extreme Change
2. Unchain Your Corporation - Business Transformation Using Supply Chains
3. Role of Technology in Business Transformations
4. Supply Chain IT for Business Transformations
Making the Most of What You Have - Role of B2B Networks in Business Transformations

Other topics combining the themes of business transformations, B2B Networks,
Supply Chain Management, Optimisation, Integration can be agreed - though I might
charge extra for preparing those speeches. Occassionally, I still deliver pro-bono
speeches for worthy causes and will continue to do this in addition to my paid
speeches.

How you can get value out of my speeches

My speech style can be characterised as authentic, customised and impactful. It is
more suitable for serious business situations which require clarity, authority and
gravitas. If that is your situation, please explore some of my past speeches by
looking at the videos, or directly communicate with me.

Before making your decision, think about the situation this way: who would you
rather have - someone who repeats the same platitudes that s/he heard in hundreds
of other places, or someone who carves powerful fresh material that helps you
achieve your objectives with style and substance.

Favourite books