AVAILABLE PRESENTATIONS

The Right Stuff
The first astronauts had it, but do you? The key is finding the right stuff for you. Sitting atop a 400-foot-tall rocket not included.

Tell Your Story!
You or your company has a story to share. I'll bet it's a good one, and here's how to wow with it.

Wellness & The Road to a New Prosperity—Want to be healthier at work and play? There's a way we can do both, and be more productive and prosperous.

Call for speaking engagements, 978-632-6409.

Speaking & Storytelling

Tell them stories, make them laugh.


Blend drama and humor into presentations, and audiences will stay engaged for the valuable insights imparted to them.

I have entertained audiences for years with stories and presentations about life, the luxury market, home tech, sustainability and energy efficiency, and some wickedly funny speeches about bringing up my kids.

I've taught green tech courses for CEDIA Expo attendees, created and delivered webcasts and was voted best speaker at the Napa Wine Expo, where I gave a humorous insights about lifestyle marketing.

In 2014 I conceived and coordinated the content for entire TecHome Builder LUX conference, which received a perfect Net Promoter Score.

I keep my storytelling and speaking skills sharp through Toastmasters. In 2010 I competed in the District finals of the International Speech Contest, after winning at the club, area and region levels, with the inspirational speech, My Heroes.

"Steve continues to be one of the few experts who can interpret how cutting edge technology can enhance and simplify peoples' lifestyles. What really sets him apart is the series of lectures he has done on "The Myths of Luxury." He has a common sense way of demystifying today's ultra high net worth lifestyle that has been used by several elite luxury goods and service providers within his lecture audiences," says Kevin Enke, marketing director of Bosch.


PAST SPEAKING EVENTS

2014 TecHome Builder Webcasts
"Riding the Red Hot Healthy Home Tech Trend, October 2014
"Leveraging Home Automation to Grow Your Business, November 2014
"The Energy Advantage: Implementing and Profiting from Energy Efficiency Technologies," December 2014

CE Pro Summit, November 2014
Speaker, Breakfast session on “Luxury Homebuilder Connections”
Brought custom electronics integrators and homebuilders together with Room by Room Derby results and participation

TecHome Builder LUX conference, October 2014
Created and coordinated all general session presentations
Speaker, Opening Session on “Energy & Water as Luxury Design and Aspirational Amenity”
Moderator, Luncheon Panel on “The Changing Faces of Luxury: Capitalizing on Disruptive Design Trends”
Moderator, Roundtable Session on gamified “Room by Room Derby,” in which teams of homebuilders competed to devise high-tech dream rooms, and the winning table was awarded mint juleps.

TecHome Builder Summit, March 2014
Planned and coordinated presentations of general sessions
Co-moderator, Roundtable session on “Merchandising, Marketing & Selling Home Technologies”
Speaker/​moderator, Breakfast session on Energy Savings: Are You Offering Homebuyers What They Want?”
Moderator, Roundtable Session on "Design, Construction and After-Occupancy Support"

CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) instructor for various luxury and green tech topics, including "The Myths of Luxury"

2010 Toastmasters International District 31 Finalist in International Speech Contest, “My Heroes”

2004 Napa Valley Wine Growers Association Conference
Voted top speaker for “Selling the Wine Lifestyle”




Selected Works

Special Reports
Homebuilders' guide to the hottest energy saving technologies for new homes and remodels.
Books
The stories behind the making of the world’s most lavish home theaters.
White Papers
Selection, installation and marketing tips for adding video projection technologies in houses of worship.
Consumer Guides
HGTVRemodel's Guide to heat pumps, AC, solar, geothermal, thermostats and more.