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Hi! I'm Doug Thompson

A seasoned Storyteller and Sales Nerd who thinks in stories. I specialize in helping you see and tell stories (even in technology) that you may be missing!

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I'm a motivational speaker based in Austin, Texas, and I present everywhere, including online as a certified virtual speaker. My diverse portfolio of more than 100 presentations gives me the expertise to tailor my talks, making each one a unique experience that directly connects with your audience's needs.

  • From TEDx talks to keynotes, I create narratives that resonate on a personal level.

  • When I serve as your event's emcee, I bring more than humor and flow; I bring connection.

  • I make even the most complex subjects relatable without "techsplaining," making everyone in the room feel seen, heard, and inspired.

Hiring me means you're not just getting a motivational speaker; you're investing in a seasoned 'edutainer'. Think of me as the superhero you need to navigate the complexities of the digital age.

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What My Clients Say About Me

These are some of my clients I have worked with personally during my 20 years as a motivational speaker in Texas, around the country, and in the virtual space.

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Doug Thompson has a unique ability to connect with audiences of all backgrounds. He can easily distill complex concepts into easy-to-understand language, making his presentations both informative and accessible.

—Melissa Maser, Microsoft

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Doug held the stage / spoke at an event I attended, here’s my view: So... if I boil it down to a few things... leading edge technical understanding in a dynamic, broad scope... category defining business such as MSFT is a very impressive thing to do (hats off to those with deep nerd skills). Entertaining, captivating presentation skills are even more impressive (hats off to those that were born to deliver story and do so comfortably). To do both well... to have both skills... that’s a rarity. Doug does this impressively.

—Jon Thomsen, CEO Atmosera

A business conference crowd watching Doug Thompson, one of the best motivational speakers in Texas

Doug is a great guy to work with. Very flexible and does everything with a positive, joyful attitude.

And his final delivery is very engaging. Highly recommended to anyone looking to energise their workforce on the subject of personal and career development.

—Toby Newman, L&D Leader

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Doug was a guest speaker at team training event that I organized. He presented some invaluable lessons and personal experiences on storytelling and how, as technologists, we can share the business value of our technology more effectively. He is a great person to work with and an expert in storytelling and public speaking. I highly recommend that you reach out to him to help you, or your organization become better storytellers.

—Anju Singh, Microsoft

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I had the opportunity to hear Doug speak to students in our Texas McCombs Master of Science Programs last week. He gave our students a realistic view of life out in the real world and talked about the balance of work and life. Doug encouraged them not to be scared of the unknown and to always keep learning. He is a great person to know and I look forward to working with him in the future!

—Allison Wilden, Communications Professional

A small business group watching Doug Thompson, one of the best motivational speakers in Texas

What I appreciate about Doug is his presence. When he tells a story, it draws you in, and no matter what else is going on around you, it feels like Doug is talking to you personally. That's a skill every speaker should have, but many don't. Just listen to Doug's podcasts and watch his video content to get a sense of the kind of experience he'll bring to your stage. You'll be impressed , too.

—Rob Deptford, Digital Lifestyle Entrepreneur

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