Over 50 Years of Speaking

My keynotes are customized, high impact programs that will energize and educate your audience on a data-driven system for innovation and growth.  They are fast, fun, and highly interactive.  Every presentation is packed full of the latest data and original research on how to create, communicate, and commercialize new ideas.  

All keynote lectures are customized for the audience to “connect the dots” between the content and the issues specifically facing your company and/or industry.  A confidential cultural assessment is given out to all attendees in advance of the event that allows us to understand the innovation confidence and attitudes of the group and what their habits and practices are currently.

Doug Hall

“Your presentation at our Ocean Reef meeting exceeded expectations. I was especially impressed that you listened through the morning and tailored your presentation based on what you heard. Not everyone is that committed to results.

– Karen Horrell, Great American Insurance Group

Keynote Talk:  The Gritty Real World of Disruptive Innovation

The true story of Brain Brew Ventures

In this entertaining storytelling session, you’ll learn the front lines account of how Brain Brew Distilling created a patent-pending breakthrough system, business model, and product innovations that beat the category leader 3-to-1.  Based on this same process you will be able to reinvent your own offerings. 

Doug will share how this innovation team blew up the business model by crafting a premium spirit in 40 minutes. A feat that takes the competition 18 years to do! How they used 234 quantitative research tests to go from concept to in-market in less than 6 months and many other discoveries along the way.

This is an inspiring fact-filled talk that will open minds to possibilities.  The key takeaways are:

  1. A mind-blowing mindset shift on market research that allows you to run 200% MORE research at 7% of the cost.
  2. How disruptive innovation can happen in the MOST regulated industries.
  3. How you can become a market leader overnight with ZERO experience.

Keynote Talk: Driving Eureka!

How Everyone can Find, Filter & Fast Track BIG IDEAS

​With his legendary caffeinated energy – Doug Hall will ignite your audience to think faster, smarter and more creatively.   Doug will back up his energy with hard data and practical tips from his 40+ years of experience inventing and testing over 25,000 innovations and has helped inspire over $16 billion in current innovations. 

The talk is based on Doug’s 7th book, DRIVING EUREKA!.  The talk and the book reveal the results of 40 years of research and experimentation so substantial that it’s become a new field of study – Innovation Engineering.  You’ll learn what it takes to lead a team to innovate more and faster, how systems thinking can liberate your calendar and your people and how to set strategy that motivates employees to deliver more.

The talk is fully customized to make it fun, mind opening and motivational for all audience.  The key takeaways are:

  1. How to CREATE & FIND 8X more BIG IDEAS than your competition.
  2. How to FILTER out the great ideas from the bad ones.
  3. How to FAST TRACK your big ideas, so you get to market 6X faster than your competition.

In addition to these two keynotes and others based on his previous books, I often also, talk about current work including:

JUMP START YOUR BUSINESS BRAIN :: How to win more, lose less, and make more money with sales, marketing and business development ideas. During this high energy keynote learn a proven system for helping teams think smarter, faster, and more innovatively while also, learning how to sell more, to more people, for more money.

MEANINGFUL MARKETING :: This powerful keynote outlines a sales and marketing approach that multiplies the impact of every dollar invested and every dollar you spend by teaching you how to make meaningful connections with customers instead of using mindless marketing tricks.

Contact Doug

Print Media Stories, Interviews and Podcasts


Thrive Global

Business 2 Community

Kivo Daily



HR.com :: Leadership Excellence

The Smart Manager

Strategy Driven


Money for Lunch

Young Upstarts


Inc. Magazine

New York Magazine

The New York Times

The Washington Post

USA Today

Ad Age

Bangor Daily News

Business Matters

Cincinnati Magazine

Cincinnati Business Courier

Cincy Magazine


CNN Money


Entrepreneur Magazine

Fast Company


IEEE Spectrum

Inventor’s Digest



Modern Machine Shop

Morning Sentinel 

Motivated Magazine

MW+C Blog

Portland Press Herald

Radio + Television Business Report

Rockford Register Star

Smart Business

UMaine Today

Valley Business Journal

Wall Street Journal

Podcasts & Radio

Brainfluence with Roger Dooley

LaunchStreet with Tamara Ghandour

Take the Lead with Dr. Diane Hamilton

Innovation Best Practices

The W Edwards Deming Institute Podcast

DRIVING EUREKA! – 5Doug Hall with Dan O Day

Money for Lunch

School for Startups Radio


The Jiggy Jaguar Show

Central Valley Business Times

Entrepreneur Podcast Network with Eric Dye

CashFlow Diary

Awesome at Your Job

The Abhi Golhar Show


A&E Top 10

American Inventor (Season 1 Judge)

Backyard Inventor (Host)

CBC Venture

Channel 9 WCPO News



Dateline NBC

Edison Nation

Mainebiz Sunday

The View (Season 9, Episode 56)