Monocle selected Rachel Botsman as one of twenty top speakers to have at your conference. She has spoken to thousands of people at companies, governments and public events as diverse as Xero, Google, Accenture, Goldman Sachs, Salesforce, The Drucker Forum, Clinton Global Initiative, World Economic Forum and many others.
Known for her clear insights and warm storytelling, Rachel’s TED talks have been viewed more than four million times and audiences consistently rate her as the top keynote speaker at global events and conferences. By forming an immediate — and lasting — connection with those in the room, Rachel Botsman’s presentations resonate long after the final word.
Rachel adapts her keynote speeches to each client’s requirements and event themes, however popular speeches include:
The Currency of Trust
Leaders in organisations of all shapes and sizes are asking the same question:
How do we build more trust? Yet it’s not quite the right question to be asking.
Trust is given to us; it’s something we earn slowly, over time. It sounds simple but it's increasingly challenging when it feels like we are living in an age of trust on speed. From a decade of research and working with Fortune 500 companies, Rachel Botsman has observed how the way we think and talk about trust often doesn’t reflect the way trust works in the digital age. She provides clear insights into how we can make smarter trust decisions in different areas of our life. Through engaging stories, Rachel explains the four traits that create trustworthy environments and how to empower leaders, employees and colleagues to harness the true value of trust.
Who Can You Trust In The Digital Age?
From government to business, banks to the media, trust in institutions is at an all-time low. We might have lost faith in some organisations and leaders, but millions of people hop into cars with strangers, exchange digital currencies, or depend on algorithms for recommendations.
We still trust, just not the way we used to. Digital technologies are creating one of the biggest trust shifts in history - from institutions to individuals. Drawing on her latest book Who Can You Trust?, Rachel Botsman explains why trust and influence now lie more with ‘the people’ – family, friends, colleagues, even strangers – than with experts or elites. This eye-opening keynote provides a dynamic guide to how trust is built, managed, lost and repaired in the digital age.
Lessons in Persuasion: Trust Leaps
Imagine the first time we swallow a digital-tracking pill, hand over our life to a self-driving car or let a robot baby-sit our kids. There’s one thing all these leaps require: trust.
But in an era where we are increasingly alarmed about issues like tech addiction and privacy, how can we be persuaded over the chasm of fear and encouraged to take a risk on something new?
In this dynamic keynote, Rachel Botsman reveals the fascinating relationship between trust, risk and innovation. Bringing together a wide range of research and stories, she explains ways to overcome common trust barriers and how people learn to trust strangers, products and ideas.