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Play Your Way to Better Pay: What Speakers Can Learn From Game Designers

October 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

- $39
Let’s play, and get our audiences playing too!
“Sage on the stage” is dying; speakers need to provide interaction and fun in their programs in order to be successful in today’s world.
How can you bring more interaction and fun to your programs? By learning from those who build interaction and fun full-time—game designers.
Gamification is the process of applying game design techniques to just about anything. Learn how to gamify your sessions so your audiences have more fun, remember more of your content and tell more people how awesome a speaker you are!
What’s a key technique to get someone addicted to your material? What do power-ups and badges have to do with people engaging with your content? How does playing help learning? How can you gamify your program when you aren’t a game designer? Come to this session and walk away with the answers…and a big smile on your face!
By attending this session, you will learn how game designers get players hooked and how you can do the same to your audiences; discover concrete techniques you can immediately apply to make your programs more interactive and more fun; see which game design techniques can help boost your career—and which don’t work for speakers.
About Scott Crabtree
Play Your Way to Better Pay with Scott Crabtree on October 10 at Hotel Rose

Play Your Way to Better Pay with Scott Crabtree on October 10 at Hotel Rose

As the Founder and Chief Happiness Officer at Happy Brain Science, Scott Crabtree empowers individuals and organizations to apply findings from cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology to boost productivity and happiness at work.

Scott’s audiences range from intimate groups of five CEOs to groups of thousands at conferences. Recent clients include Microsoft, Bose, Blizzard Entertainment, Dreamworks, Boeing and Nike. His insights have been quoted in First Round Review, Fast Company, Inc., InfoWorld, Fortune, and VentureBeat among other publications.

In his 25-year career, Scott has served as a leader in game development and software engineering. He’s founded startups and worked at a variety of technology companies large and small. In early 2012, he resigned his position as Tech Strategist at Intel to pursue his passion full time: helping people apply science to be happier and more successful.

Scott holds a B.A. in Cognitive Science from Vassar College.

When he is not immersed in scientific data, he loves spending time with his wife and two young daughters, especially in nature, and also enjoys playing with his band. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Kyle Sexton is an award-winning marketing strategist and international speaker and author on the topics of membership development, marketing and innovation. He was recognized in 2011 by Chamber Executive magazine as one of the most influential innovators in the chamber of commerce industry, including being the industry’s foremost authority on membership tiers, and guides organizations through the transition from a traditional dues method to value-based tiers. Kyle’s innovative social media accelerator has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and is the author of Follow You Anywhere and ReMembership – New Strategies for Remarkable Membership Organizations.


October 10, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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NSA Oregon


Hotel Rose – Portland
50 SW Morrison St
Portland, OR United States
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(877) 949-6051