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Keynote speaker David Stillman, acclaimed generational expert and a generation Xer himself, and his son Jonah, who is part of generation Z, make their debut as an intergenerational duo! David & Jonah Stillman provide audiences with unique insights into generational research, expectations of generation Z, potential sources of conflict and possible solutions.

Why you should book speakers David and Jonah Stillman

  • They provide different perspectives for company and employee growth. Jonah, a Gen Zer, and David a gen Xer have very different views when it comes to the approach of a business. Using their different viewpoints, father and son come together in creating a dynamic workforce, implementing the two.
  • This dynamic father and son duo creates opportunities. They speak about the approach towards specific generations and how understanding one generation could optimize company opportunities.
  • They bring experience and distinct outlooks. Sharing two completely different mindsets as it relates to businesses and growth, this duo shares how to learn and grow using the insight of both generations.

Speaker David Stillman is an internationally acknowledged keynote speaker and best selling author. He is a real energizer and a fantastic presenter. For close to twenty years, David Stillman has been an expert in the field of generational research. He has helped organizations understand what makes Traditionalists, Boomers, Xers, and Millennials unique and how they can work best together. David’s entertaining format combines with actionable lessons makes him a sought after speaker. Now, David Stillman turns his attention towards the new generation approaching the workforce: Generation Z. Generation Z is a term that commonly refers to young people born between the mid-1990s and 2012.

Exactly that is where Jonah comes into play. Jonah Stillman is David’s son and his counterpart on stage. As a part of Gen Z himself, Jonah Stillman has already conducted his first research projects. He can provide spectacular insights into the thoughts and expectations of this cohort of people at the starting point of their professional lives. The high school student and nationally ranked snowboarder is proud to be the voice of his generation.

David & Jonah Stillman allow businesses to get ahead of the curve with this next generation. They come loaded with data, case studies, anecdotes, and even an interactive app – after all, this is about Gen Z!

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Make Way Gen Z

Believe it or not…there’s life after the Millennial generation.  A new generation is impacting our workplace and not enough leaders are paying attention! Are you ready for Gen Z? The leading edge of Gen Z is well into their 20s with entirely new attitudes about the workplace, technology, career paths, and money.

Audience takeaways:

  • What factors makes Generation Z unique.
  • What influences have shaped this dynamic generation.
  • What they expect from a career.
  • How you recruit them.
  • How you retain and manage Gen Z.

This dynamic keynote gives audiences fresh insights based on national studies of Gen Z’s workplace attitudes, interviews with hundreds of CEOs, cutting-edge case studies and insights from Gen Zers themselves.

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Seven Key Traits of Generation Z

Based on three national studies and the first global study of Generation Z, you will learn the events and conditions that shaped Gen Z and the seven key traits that define this generation: Realistic, Phigital, Driven, FOMO, Hyper Custom, DIY, and Weconomists.

Afterwards, keep the generational dialogue going during a Q&A session, to ask burning questions on what YOU need to know about this new generation.

Audience takeaways:

  • How does the phigital world impact Gen Z’s view of remote working?
  • Is FOMO a good thing or bad thing on the job?
  • How does hyper-customization impact sales and marketing?
  • How do these weconomists define the shared economy?
  • How does DIY impact training and development?
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Millennials vs. Generation Z

If only we could group our younger workforce and marketplace into one generation – life would be easier. In many ways, leaders have been operating that way. Most are not paying enough attention to Generation Z and many are just assuming everyone under 30 is a Millennial. Gen Z is nothing like the Millennials.

Audience takeaways:

  • Unpack the key differences between Millennials and Gen Z.
  • Showcase how Boomers and Xers different parenting styles had radically different results.
  • Explain how Millennials’ collaborative nature and Gen Z’ competitive drive plays out at work.
  • Identify what leaders need to know to manage each unique generation.
  • Highlight areas the generations will click and clash.
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Z Ultimate Consumer: Who is the Gen Z Customer

Do they shop online? In-store? What does loyalty to a brand look like? These questions and more are addressed as the newest generation of customers pull out their wallets. Gen Z has disposable income to spend, but only if marketers can connect with them.

Based on national studies, insights from focus groups, and working with some of the world’s top brands, find out what it takes to connect with, sell to, and retain the Gen Z customer.

Audience takeaways:

  • How the Gen Z consumer is different than the other generations.
  • How different social media platforms connect with different Gen Z consumers.
  • About the phigital landscape – where Gen Z sees no line between physical and digital.
  • The difference between a digital pioneer and digital native.
  • What brands are connecting best with the customer of the future.
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Hello, my name is Generation Z

Jonah Stillman, a best-selling author and member of Generation Z himself, is determined that industries and leader don’t repeat the mistakes of the past. In the late 1990’s the Baby Boomers were rocking every marketplace they touched. So much so, that nobody paid attention when Generation X showed up and kaboom! Collisions were everywhere!

History is repeating itself, as most of the attention is on the Millennials, with little focus on Generation Z. If leaders treat Gen Z like the Millennials, it will backfire.

Audience takeaways:

  • The events and conditions that shaped Gen Z.
  • The seven key traits that define the generation.
  • What value propositions are necessary to connect with Gen Z.
  • Where Gen Z can lead the way at work.
  • Where Gen Z needs the most mentoring.
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What Happens When Generations Collide 2.0

You may think you know the generations,but the Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and Millennials are carving out new territory as they evolve.  And here comes the latest twist—the arrival of Generation Z.  Just when you think you’ve bridged all the gaps, it’s time to learn what happens when the generations still continue to collide.

  • Workplace: recruiting, retaining, communicating.
  • Marketplace: customer service and sales.
  • Giving: how to attract and retain donor and volunteers.

Audience takeaways:

  • Where all the generations are in their careers today.
  • What each generation needs to be successful.
  • What it takes to connect with each generation of consumers.
  • What are the big generations issues on the horizon for leaders, managers, individuals, and marketers.

This energizing, fresh, and funny update on Generations 2.0 will help you identify the gaps creating mayhem in your workplace and marketplace, apply smart solutions to help you navigate multi-generational minefields, and ultimately, look at the generations in a whole new way.

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