LIVE ONLY! Closing General Session | How to Use Storytelling to Recruit the Best Talent for Your Organization & Closing Remarks

2020 Talent Virtual Experience

***This session will ONLY be available live streamed and not on demand following the event***

Storytelling is the number one skill needed to effectively connect, motivate and lead people in today’s business world. Great stories impart lessons, compel us to engage and ultimately, move us to act. Crafting a strong narrative that resonates with your candidates is key to competing for—and securing—top talent. 

Matthew Luhn, former 20-year Pixar story veteran, will share his inspiring experience creating and developing 10 blockbuster films at Pixar and how that directly translates into practical strategies you and your teams can use for talent acquisition. Highlighting specific examples, Matthew will teach us how HR and recruiters can harness the power of storytelling to bridge the gap between business and emotion to drive home unforgettable selling points to recruit the right people.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how the power of a good story creates Infinite Possibilities for how and who you attract.
  • Discover new ways to connect the dots between storytelling, HR and talent acquisition.
  • Take away valuable insights from case studies that you can apply to your day-to-day work.

NOTE:  This session is only available once.  It will not be available on demand.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Matthew Luhn


Matthew Luhn is an accomplished storyteller, instructor, motivational keynote speaker, and story consultant, with over 20 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios. Alongside his story work in Hollywood, Matthew works with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and other professionals how to craft and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build stronger brands and business communication.

Matthew’s most recent clients include Adidas, Target, Coke, Procter and Gamble, Facebook, Warner Brothers, Sony, and Google.

Matthew’s story credits include Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Monsters Inc., Monsters University, Finding Nemo, UP, Cars, Ratatouille and other films currently in development.

With over 20 years experience creating and developing dozens of films, TV shows, and video games, at Pixar, The Simpsons, ILM, and other studios, Matthew Luhn knows what it takes to create memorable stories with enduring characters. From filmmaking to business, Matthew’s story talks are beneficial to anybody wanting to improve their story skills, or learn the persuasion of great storytelling. In Matthew’s story seminar, he will share his process for creating new ideas and characters, how to develop great stories and story structure, and how to realize your story ideas from script to storyboards to finished product.

Session Type: 
General Session
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