GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR MEETING’S AGENDA
Panel Moderator, Discussion Leader, Emcee/Host
Geoff’s honed his skills for three decades at Fortune magazine’s most prestigious conferences worldwide including the Fortune Global Forum, Brainstorm Tech, Brainstorm Energy|Tech|Sustainability and others. Top corporations, associations and organizations also regularly engage Geoff to play those roles because he has a gift for getting the most out of participants; asking the right questions, listening intently to what’s being said on stage and responding to that — keeping the discussion relevant and the energy high. He is so skilled that many top firms can’t imagine doing an important program without him. As an attendee at a recent conference told the event organizer, “Geoff Colvin literally made this conference.”
One of the premiere business journalists in America, Geoff brings a wealth of experience to the stage. He understands how public policy, global competition and the rapid pace of technological change combine to create a challenging business environment which has leaders struggling to adapt and innovate as fast as the world around them.
Geoff has interviewed a remarkable range of notable figures on stage at live events including Alan Greenspan, Rudy Giuliani, Madeleine Albright, Tony Blair, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, The Prince of Whales, Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Ben Bernanke, Russell Simmons, IBM Chairman & CEO Ginni Rometty, Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Ted Turner, Richard Branson, Jamie Dimon, Hank Paulson, Mohamed El-Erian, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat, Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault, AOL founder Steve Case and many more.
Playing the role of panel moderator and discussion leader is a unique talent. Geoff does his homework to prepare for each event and in order to draw out the best from those he’s speaking to. Colvin keeps the spotlight squarely on the topics and the guests – not himself. He keeps the conversation moving; making certain the audience is totally engaged. Given the breadth of Geoff’s expertise, he’s comfortable moderating and leading discussions on a wide range of topics impacting the business climate, competitiveness, the technological future, the economy, leadership challenges, and more.
The true testament of Geoff’s effectiveness in the role of interviewer, panel moderator and host/emcee is the impressive number of organizations who make it a habit to engage his talents for their most important events. One Fortune 100 firm has had Geoff speak at their annual high impact conference every year since 2002.