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Peter Guber brings his experience in communication, entrepreneurship and leadership to his keynote addresses, experience gained as founder and CEO of Mandalay entertainment. This visionary multimedia venture placed Guber at the pinnacle of the entertainment and communication industry. He has been producer or executive producer of films including Rain Man, Batman, The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Gorillas in the Mist, The Witches of Eastwick, Missing and Flashdance; his films have earned over $3 billion and over fifty Academy Award nominations.

Previous successes for Guber came as Chairman and CEO of Sony pictures, President of Colombia Pictures, Chairman and CEO of PolyGram and co-owner and co-chairman of Casablanca Record & Filmworks. He led Sony to a leading box office market share of 17% domestically and during his tenure the company achieved the highest four-year level of Academy Award nominations ever for a single company.

A firm believer in the power of storytelling, Guber has co-written a bestselling novel, Shootout.He has set out his vision of the place of the storyteller in a Harvard Business Review cover article entitled “The Four Truths of the Storyteller." In addition to op–ed pieces in the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle he has published a business book, Tell To Win – Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story which extols the power of storytelling as a driver of shared goals and success.

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Founder and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, the visionary multimedia venture spanning movies, TV, sports, and new media, Peter Guber is among the most successful executives and entrepreneurs in the entertainment and communications industries. Films he personally produced or executive produced, including Rain Man, Batman, The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Gorillas in the Mist, The Witches of Eastwick, Missing and Flashdance, have resonated with audiences all over the world, earning over three billion dollars worldwide and garnering more than fifty Academy Award nominations.

Guber led Sony Pictures as Chairman & CEO, Columbia Pictures as President, Polygram as Chairman & CEO and Casablanca Record & Filmworks as Co-Owner and Co-Chairman. While at Sony, the company achieved an industry-best domestic box office market share of 17%, and led all competitors with the highest four-year total of Academy Award nominations ever for a single company.

A noted author, Guber co-wrote the best seller, Shootout, published by Penguin Putnam, which was released in hardcover and paperback. In December 2007, Guber wrote the cover article for the Harvard Business Review titled, “The Four Truths of the Storyteller.” He also authored op-ed pieces for the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. Guber′s third book is due out in early 2011. The core message of his forthcoming business book, Tell To Win – Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story, is that a purposeful story, well told, can move people to shared goals and greater success.


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“How do you get more certain? How do you cut fifteen strokes off your game? The magic is our God-given ability to tell oral stories," explains Peter Guber, himself a master storyteller who has generated billions of dollars worth of business through the power of the story. As he tells his audience, “The magic is making emotional connections; that's what oral narratives can do."

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Peter Guber brings his experience of exemplary success in business to keynote speeches that truly do come from an expert. Guber encourages business leaders to embrace uncertainty and overcome FEAR, “False Evidence Appearing Real."

As an innovator in one of the world's most creative industries, Guber shows that truly successful companies are those that encourage creative talent and innovative thinking throughout their organization. He will not only inspire you to drive innovation within your company but will give you the tools with which to do it.

Guber has worked at the pinnacle of the entertainment industry, and his work as a film producer has shown him the power of stories. Too many businesses feel that stories are fantasy and that only data is real; Guber knows that a well told story is the only way to make an emotional connection with an audience to make information memorable, resonant and actionable. A master storyteller himself, Guber will show you how to use the power of story to enhance every facet of your organization.

LEADING AND SUCCEEDING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
Flying in the Red Zone - Gaining And Sustaining Competitive Advantage In Volatile Times

The rapid changes reshaping business today requires leaders who stay ahead of the curve, embrace uncertainty, overcome FEAR (which Peter Guber defines as “False Evidence Appearing Real”), and take informed risks by “flying in the red zone” where failure lurks, but a greater opportunity horizon lies.

Guber credits much of his tremendous business success in volatile times to heeding these navigational stakes in not one, but five different industries – from blockbuster, critically acclaimed and award-winning movies like Rain Man, Batman, Gorillas in the Mist and The Kids Are All Right, to owning among the most successful professional minor league baseball teams and stadiums (and now, as owner and co-executive chairman of the NBA franchise, The Golden State Warriors, is in the process of transforming this team under extremely uncertain conditions), to finding, investing in and growing cutting edge new media companies (such as Geek Chic Daily, Mandalay Digital Group and Demand Media), to locating, developing and selling highly profitable real estate ventures, to holding a professorship at UCLA for more than four decades where his highly popular courses consistently sell out.

Be engaged by a creative entrepreneur with the demonstrated success to speak from first person experience on surviving and thriving in uncertain times.

DIVINING AND DESIGNING THE CULTURE OF INNOVATION
Inciting Creativity as an Organizational Imperative for Exponential Growth and Business Success

How do the most successful companies and leaders generate ideas, unleash the creative talent of their people, move innovative thinking throughout their organization overcoming resistance, and have an accelerated time to market that leaves competitors in the dust?

Peter Guber draws from his four decades of successes in the creative industry of Entertainment, innovating on all sides of the food chain, from working with creatives, to corporate, to partners, vendors, and audiences; in addition to leading or investing in cutting edge early stage companies like Demand Media (where he’s on the Board of Directors) and Geek Chic Daily; as well as reinventing sports teams and stadiums in NBA basketball, baseball and hockey to share first person stories based on his demonstrated successes to provide the tools to change your Monday.

Be motivated by a masterful story teller who will ignite and incite the culture of innovation and the tools to execute on it in your organization.

Tell To Win - Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story
More and more, success is won by creating compelling stories that have the power to move partners, shareholders, customers, and employees to action. Simply put, if you can’t tell it, you can’t sell it. Historically, stories have always been igniters of action, moving people to do things. But only recently has it become clear that purposeful stories – those created with a specific mission in mind – are absolutely essential in persuading others to support a vision, dream or cause.

Peter Guber, whose executive and entrepreneurial accomplishments have made him a success in multiple industries, has long relied on purposeful story telling to motivate, win over, shape, engage and sell. Indeed, what began as knack for telling stories as an entertainment industry executive has, through years of perspiration and inspiration, evolved into a set of principles that anyone can use to achieve their goals.

In his presentation, Tell To Win, Guber shows how to move beyond soulless Power Point slides, fact, and figures to create purposeful stories that can serve as powerful calls to action. After listening his speech, you’ll know how to craft, deliver -- and own – a story that is truly compelling, one capable of turning others into viral advocates for your goal.

TELLING PURPOSEFUL STORIES FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS

The ability to tell a purposeful story well is a highly powerful and vastly underutilized professional business tool. It is indeed the secret sauce that can propel your success – whether you are an executive, entrepreneur, sales manager, marketing & communications expert, artist, consultant, inventor, or HR professional.

Unfortunately, by the time most people have entered business, stories, as professional tools, have been dismissed as too soft or suspect and have been replaced by soulless bullets and forgettable data. Yet, only stories and their telling can create the emotional experiences that make the important information embedded within the story memorable, resonant and actionable.

In this entertaining, enlightening and informative presentation, “StoryMan” Peter Guber shares his methodology of how to employ the power of the oral story to:

  • Sell more products/services
  • Lead more persuasively
  • Manage more effectively
  • Inspire greater creativity
  • Foster deeper collaboration
  • Rebrand your product or company
  • Communicate change
  • Generate viral advocacy for your vision or mission
  • Overcome resistance

Takeaways: Learn where to find stories; what type of story works best for you; how to get your audiences’ attention and intention; the most successful story goals; when to drop your “script,” the power of turning “me” into “we,” the secret of relinquishing control of your story and much more…



Peter Guber Speaker Testimonials Back to top

“The JP Morgan clients have not stopped talking about you! They just loved their evening at Paramount with your riveting talk. We used many of your points the next day during our presentations. Thank you for your time, your energy and your wisdom – we were blessed with all three.”
Mary Callahan Erdoes,
CEO of Wealth Management,
JP Morgan Chase

“Absolutely fantastic! Anyone at any level will learn how to raise their game through Peter’s MAGIC methodology.”
Terry Semel,
former CEO and Chairman of Yahoo!
& Chairman & CEO of Warner Bros

“Peter Guber was amazing – a wonderful way to begin our conference on Tuesday! Everyone enjoyed him tremendously, and we’ve received a lot of positive feedback about his presentation and his humor!”
Kay Dowgun,
Associate Director,
Wharton Center for Human Resources 2009 Annual Wharton Leadership Conference

“You are either captain or captive of the story you continually tell yourself. In business the power of your narrative can imprison or propel you to great success. Peter Guber’s genius provides you with the insights to fuel that journey.”
Anthony Robbins,
Motivational Speaker, Author, Peak Performance Expert

“You will leave his keynote a better storyteller and a stronger, more effective business person.”
Al Verrechia,
Chairman,
Hasbro

"Your words today hit the mark. Journalists are a challenging group to entertain, yet you found a way to inspire them by weaving in empowering stories and life experiences that moved their hearts and minds.”
Mark Shapiro,
CEO,
Six Flags

“Totally entertaining and entirely relevant.”
Bobby Kotick,
CEO,
Activision

“A home run – Guber’s speech is as compelling and entertaining as it is informative and memorable!”
Tom Werner,
Chairman, Boston Red Sox,
Co-Founder, Carsey-Warner Company (The Cosby Show, Roseanne, 3rd Rock From The Sun, That 70’s Show)

“Peter’s energy, passion and enthusiasm are infectious and his business wisdom is unparalleled!”
Mark Burnett,
Reality TV Producer (Survivor, The Apprentice, The Restaurant, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? and the MTV Movie Awards)

“Peter Guber is a master storyteller. Allow Peter’s mastery as The Story Man to inspire you to a new, meaningful, purposeful passion. As you drink in his wisdom, you manifest your ful-thrillment, fulfillment & full access to your total potentials. And then share this book with those you care about and want to fulfill their potentials, too.”
Mark Victor Hansen,
Co-creator, #1 New York Times best selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul ®,
Co-author, Cracking the Millionaire Code and The One Minute Millionaire

“Peter Guber has put the craft of storytelling into a construct that is as relevant and important to screenwriters as it is to branding experts. His Four Truths bring a dose of discipline to an art, all in the interest of stories that create an emotional connection that stands the test of time.”
Rob Quish,
CEO,
JWT (J. Walter Thompson) Specialized Communications

“Anyone seeking to become stronger leaders will benefit from Peter Guber’s unique expertise in the art, craft and magic of story.”
Warren Bennis,
Distinguished Professor,
University of Southern California,
& author of On Becoming A Leader

“The reviews are in! You were the hit of the conference – we just got the evaluation results back, and you were the highest rated speaker. It was delightful to be with you – really MAGIC!”
Bernard H. Tenenbaum,
Chairman,
ToyCon

“After hearing Peter’s speech, I changed how I communicate to clients. I won a new piece of business my very next pitch by using his MAGIC methodology to create a winning story. Thank you, Peter!”
Leslie Salmon,
Sr. Partner,
JWT (J. Walter Thompson) Inside

“Thank you. Thank you. You’re presentation was equal parts motivational, educational…and entertaining, and judging from the responses we’ve taken in on the conference, you were indeed the ′hit′ of the entire three days for our folks!”
Ron Seaver,
President,
Sports Forum

“Peter Guber got a standing ovation from our group… they never give speakers standing ovations regardless of how good they are…especially paid speakers.”
Association Of Hispanic Advertising Agencies

“Thank you again for the experience you gave me. Please continue to talk to people and inspire them the way you inspired me.”
Demi Jiova,
Participant,
Bernard Hiller International

“You have given me and my fellow participants a wealth of inspiration for all of our life adventures.”
Gregory Fuller,
Participant,
Bernard Hiller International




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“The JP Morgan clients have not stopped talking about you! They just loved their evening at Paramount with your riveting talk. We used many of your points the next day during our presentations. Thank you for your time, your energy and your wisdom – we were blessed with all three.”
Mary Callahan Erdoes,
CEO of Wealth Management,
JP Morgan Chase

“Absolutely fantastic! Anyone at any level will learn how to raise their game through Peter’s MAGIC methodology.”
Terry Semel,
former CEO and Chairman of Yahoo!
& Chairman & CEO of Warner Bros

“Peter Guber was amazing – a wonderful way to begin our conference on Tuesday! Everyone enjoyed him tremendously, and we’ve received a lot of positive feedback about his presentation and his humor!”
Kay Dowgun,
Associate Director,
Wharton Center for Human Resources 2009 Annual Wharton Leadership Conference

“You are either captain or captive of the story you continually tell yourself. In business the power of your narrative can imprison or propel you to great success. Peter Guber’s genius provides you with the insights to fuel that journey.”
Anthony Robbins,
Motivational Speaker, Author, Peak Performance Expert

“You will leave his keynote a better storyteller and a stronger, more effective business person.”
Al Verrechia,
Chairman,
Hasbro

"Your words today hit the mark. Journalists are a challenging group to entertain, yet you found a way to inspire them by weaving in empowering stories and life experiences that moved their hearts and minds.”
Mark Shapiro,
CEO,
Six Flags

“Totally entertaining and entirely relevant.”
Bobby Kotick,
CEO,
Activision

“A home run – Guber’s speech is as compelling and entertaining as it is informative and memorable!”
Tom Werner,
Chairman, Boston Red Sox,
Co-Founder, Carsey-Warner Company (The Cosby Show, Roseanne, 3rd Rock From The Sun, That 70’s Show)

“Peter’s energy, passion and enthusiasm are infectious and his business wisdom is unparalleled!”
Mark Burnett,
Reality TV Producer (Survivor, The Apprentice, The Restaurant, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? and the MTV Movie Awards)

“Peter Guber is a master storyteller. Allow Peter’s mastery as The Story Man to inspire you to a new, meaningful, purposeful passion. As you drink in his wisdom, you manifest your ful-thrillment, fulfillment & full access to your total potentials. And then share this book with those you care about and want to fulfill their potentials, too.”
Mark Victor Hansen,
Co-creator, #1 New York Times best selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul ®,
Co-author, Cracking the Millionaire Code and The One Minute Millionaire

“Peter Guber has put the craft of storytelling into a construct that is as relevant and important to screenwriters as it is to branding experts. His Four Truths bring a dose of discipline to an art, all in the interest of stories that create an emotional connection that stands the test of time.”
Rob Quish,
CEO,
JWT (J. Walter Thompson) Specialized Communications

“Anyone seeking to become stronger leaders will benefit from Peter Guber’s unique expertise in the art, craft and magic of story.”
Warren Bennis,
Distinguished Professor,
University of Southern California,
& author of On Becoming A Leader

“The reviews are in! You were the hit of the conference – we just got the evaluation results back, and you were the highest rated speaker. It was delightful to be with you – really MAGIC!”
Bernard H. Tenenbaum,
Chairman,
ToyCon

“After hearing Peter’s speech, I changed how I communicate to clients. I won a new piece of business my very next pitch by using his MAGIC methodology to create a winning story. Thank you, Peter!”
Leslie Salmon,
Sr. Partner,
JWT (J. Walter Thompson) Inside

“Thank you. Thank you. You’re presentation was equal parts motivational, educational…and entertaining, and judging from the responses we’ve taken in on the conference, you were indeed the ′hit′ of the entire three days for our folks!”
Ron Seaver,
President,
Sports Forum

“Peter Guber got a standing ovation from our group… they never give speakers standing ovations regardless of how good they are…especially paid speakers.”
Association Of Hispanic Advertising Agencies

“Thank you again for the experience you gave me. Please continue to talk to people and inspire them the way you inspired me.”
Demi Jiova,
Participant,
Bernard Hiller International

“You have given me and my fellow participants a wealth of inspiration for all of our life adventures.”
Gregory Fuller,
Participant,
Bernard Hiller International


Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story
Today everyone – whether they know it or not – is in the emotional transportation business. More and more, success is won by creating compelling stories that have the power to move partners, shareholders, customers, and employees to action. Simply put, if you can’t tell it, you can’t sell it. And this book tells you how to do both.

Historically, stories have always been igniters of action, moving people to do things. But only recently has it become clear that purposeful stories – those created with a specific mission in mind – are absolutely essential in persuading others to support a vision, dream or cause.

Peter Guber, whose executive and entrepreneurial accomplishments have made him a success in multiple industries, has long relied on purposeful story telling to motivate, win over, shape, engage and sell. Indeed, what began as knack for telling stories as an entertainment industry executive has, through years of perspiration and inspiration, evolved into a set of principles that anyone can use to achieve their goals.

In Tell to Win, Guber shows how to move beyond soulless Power Point slides, facts, and figures to create purposeful stories that can serve as powerful calls to action. Among his techniques:

  • Capture your audience’s attention first, fast and foremost
  • Motivate your listeners by demonstrating authenticity
  • Build your tell around “what’s in it for them”
  • Change passive listeners into active participants
  • Use “state-of-the-heart” technology online and offline to make sure audience commitment remains strong

To validate the power of telling purposeful stories, Guber includes in this book a remarkably diverse number of “voices” – master tellers with whom he’s shared experiences. They include YouTube founder Chad Hurley, NBA champion Pat Riley, clothing designer Normal Kamali, “Mission to Mars” scientist Gentry Lee, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, former South African president Nelson Mandela, magician David Copperfield, film director Steven Spielberg, novelist Nora Roberts, rock legend Gene Simmons, and physician and author Deepak Chopra.

After listening to this extraordinary mix of voices, you’ll know how to craft, deliver — and own – a story that is truly compelling, one capable of turning others into viral advocates for your goal.
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Shoot Out
Hollywood calls it the "shoot out"... the point during the making of a movie when star-fits and power struggles turn into standoffs, walk-outs, and clashing egos. How a film ever gets made is a wonder. Leave it to two industry icons to unreel the true story...
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LEADING AND SUCCEEDING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
Flying in the Red Zone - Gaining And Sustaining Competitive Advantage In Volatile Times

The rapid changes reshaping business today requires leaders who stay ahead of the curve, embrace uncertainty, overcome FEAR (which Peter Guber defines as “False Evidence Appearing Real”), and take informed risks by “flying in the red zone” where failure lurks, but a greater opportunity horizon lies.

Guber credits much of his tremendous business success in volatile times to heeding these navigational stakes in not one, but five different industries – from blockbuster, critically acclaimed and award-winning movies like Rain Man, Batman, Gorillas in the Mist and The Kids Are All Right, to owning among the most successful professional minor league baseball teams and stadiums (and now, as owner and co-executive chairman of the NBA franchise, The Golden State Warriors, is in the process of transforming this team under extremely uncertain conditions), to finding, investing in and growing cutting edge new media companies (such as Geek Chic Daily, Mandalay Digital Group and Demand Media), to locating, developing and selling highly profitable real estate ventures, to holding a professorship at UCLA for more than four decades where his highly popular courses consistently sell out.

Be engaged by a creative entrepreneur with the demonstrated success to speak from first person experience on surviving and thriving in uncertain times.

DIVINING AND DESIGNING THE CULTURE OF INNOVATION
Inciting Creativity as an Organizational Imperative for Exponential Growth and Business Success

How do the most successful companies and leaders generate ideas, unleash the creative talent of their people, move innovative thinking throughout their organization overcoming resistance, and have an accelerated time to market that leaves competitors in the dust?

Peter Guber draws from his four decades of successes in the creative industry of Entertainment, innovating on all sides of the food chain, from working with creatives, to corporate, to partners, vendors, and audiences; in addition to leading or investing in cutting edge early stage companies like Demand Media (where he’s on the Board of Directors) and Geek Chic Daily; as well as reinventing sports teams and stadiums in NBA basketball, baseball and hockey to share first person stories based on his demonstrated successes to provide the tools to change your Monday.

Be motivated by a masterful story teller who will ignite and incite the culture of innovation and the tools to execute on it in your organization.

Tell To Win - Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story
More and more, success is won by creating compelling stories that have the power to move partners, shareholders, customers, and employees to action. Simply put, if you can’t tell it, you can’t sell it. Historically, stories have always been igniters of action, moving people to do things. But only recently has it become clear that purposeful stories – those created with a specific mission in mind – are absolutely essential in persuading others to support a vision, dream or cause.

Peter Guber, whose executive and entrepreneurial accomplishments have made him a success in multiple industries, has long relied on purposeful story telling to motivate, win over, shape, engage and sell. Indeed, what began as knack for telling stories as an entertainment industry executive has, through years of perspiration and inspiration, evolved into a set of principles that anyone can use to achieve their goals.

In his presentation, Tell To Win, Guber shows how to move beyond soulless Power Point slides, fact, and figures to create purposeful stories that can serve as powerful calls to action. After listening his speech, you’ll know how to craft, deliver -- and own – a story that is truly compelling, one capable of turning others into viral advocates for your goal.

TELLING PURPOSEFUL STORIES FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS

The ability to tell a purposeful story well is a highly powerful and vastly underutilized professional business tool. It is indeed the secret sauce that can propel your success – whether you are an executive, entrepreneur, sales manager, marketing & communications expert, artist, consultant, inventor, or HR professional.

Unfortunately, by the time most people have entered business, stories, as professional tools, have been dismissed as too soft or suspect and have been replaced by soulless bullets and forgettable data. Yet, only stories and their telling can create the emotional experiences that make the important information embedded within the story memorable, resonant and actionable.

In this entertaining, enlightening and informative presentation, “StoryMan” Peter Guber shares his methodology of how to employ the power of the oral story to:

  • Sell more products/services
  • Lead more persuasively
  • Manage more effectively
  • Inspire greater creativity
  • Foster deeper collaboration
  • Rebrand your product or company
  • Communicate change
  • Generate viral advocacy for your vision or mission
  • Overcome resistance

Takeaways: Learn where to find stories; what type of story works best for you; how to get your audiences’ attention and intention; the most successful story goals; when to drop your “script,” the power of turning “me” into “we,” the secret of relinquishing control of your story and much more…



Speech Excerpt


“How do you get more certain? How do you cut fifteen strokes off your game? The magic is our God-given ability to tell oral stories," explains Peter Guber, himself a master storyteller who has generated billions of dollars worth of business through the power of the story. As he tells his audience, “The magic is making emotional connections; that's what oral narratives can do."

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Crisis Management: Be Active in Your Own Rescue

By Peter Guber

Whether you’re a CEO or an Account Executive or a three-person startup, most of the bad stuff that happens to you or your organization is not predictable. What IS predictable is that bad stuff happens. When you’re in a crisis, there is no hiding. The strategy of duck and cover in the hope that the ... more

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Managing a Winning Career by Handling Curveballs

By Peter Guber

In our turbulent and uncertain economy, managing a winning career, i.e., staying employed, getting promoted, and achieving emotional, intellectual and financial rewards, depends on your capability to hit the curveball, not just the fastball. In professional baseball, while the fastball, which comes speeding toward the plate at upwards of 100 mph, is challenging, the certainty ... more

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Is Luck Earned? How to Create Luck.

By Peter Guber

When you don’t get the raise, sign the deal, sell the product, or lose to the competition, the worst claim you can make is that you’re unlucky. This paralyzes you from taking the necessary action to change the course and bring “luck” in your favor… which begs the question, how do you make your own ... more

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