Sam’s Mission: Helping people expand and express their creativity — and improve their presentation skills.


Sam Harrison speaks, trains, writes and coaches on creativity-related topics and on presentation skills.

He has been on all sides of creative communications, marketing and branding – the agency and freelance side, the client and corporate side and, most recently, the academic and coaching side.

He is an in-demand professional speaker and member of the National Speakers Association, presenting highly rated keynotes and workshops at conventions, retreats and in-house sessions throughout North America and beyond.

He has served on the advisory council for the HOWLive Design Conference and has been a popular speaker at that conference for the past 10 years. He is also a recommended All-Star Speaker for the International Association of Business Communicators and a frequent speaker at IABC’s World Conferences and its local chapters.

He has taught creativity, writing and presentation-skills classes at Portfolio Center, a graduate-studies program for creative communicators.

He was previously a senior vice president with an S&P 500 firm and has worked with such clients and affiliates as NFL, Major League Baseball, Hallmark, Microsoft, American Express, Merrill Lynch, Quicken, Hasbro, John Denver Environmental Groups, U.S. Humane Society and Arts Alliance.

He is the author of three best-selling books: ZING! Five steps and 101 tips for creativity on command, IdeaSpotting: How and where to find your next great idea and IdeaSelling: Successfully pitch your creative ideas to bosses, clients and other decision makers.

Sam is a frequent contributor to Fast Company, HOW Design, The Communicator and other business and lifestyle publications.