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2016 High Five will be March 2-3 in Raleigh, NC

Test In honor of National High Five Day, we’re announcing the dates for the third annual High Five Conference in 2016! Mark Your Calendar: March 2-3, 2016 Miss the fun of High Five 2015, or wish you’d been able to go? Now’s your chance! Mark your calendar for March 2-3, 2016 (that’s a Wednesday and a Thursday). Get notified when […]

Keynote: Ekaterina Walter

Images act like shortcuts to the brain. Images speak to the heart. Those key messages were part of the keynote presentation by speaker Ekaterina Walter at High Five as she shared her thoughts on the importance of visual storytelling. Intermixing compelling videos and key statistics with keen observations, Walters demonstrated how thinking with pictures is […]

Keynote: Peter Shankman

High Five keynote speaker Peter Shankman doesn’t just present to an audience. He floods them with words and ideas in a hyperkinetic display of bravado and insight. Shankman was the final speaker of the two-day conference, the cherry on top of a whirlwind of a day after the snow nearly wreaked havoc on all of […]

Breakout Session: Express Yourself

Guest Post by Tom Siebert Public Speaking Coach Alan Hoffler stepped up for Adzerk CEO James Avery when the unexpected North Carolina snowstorm kept him at bay, Fortunately, Hoffler was supposed to be speaking about passion and he brought his with him. Hoffler opened with a comparable quote from Mark Twain: “The man who does […]

Breakout Session: Aaron Draplin Roundtable

Guest Post by Tom Siebert The eminently entertaining and quotable Aaron Draplin, Portland’s best know graphic designer, held court for half an hour to answer questions late Thursday. We figured it best to let him talk for himself, since we would be unable to do him justice otherwise. Though we can’t guarantee every quote here […]

Breakout Session: Neurological Marketing

Our instinctual brains are hard wired to respond to emotional ads and there’s nothing you can do about it. Think about it. Since the beginning of humankind, we have been relying on our emotions to save us, help us, and connect us. According to High Five presenter, Graeme Newell, those same instincts are effective today […]

Breakout Session: Use Content Marketing to Grow Share in Boring Verticals

Working in a boring B2B industry? Dealing with frugal, risk-averse clients who follow the herd? Have no fear. Content marketing is tailor-made for both your vertical and client base, says Phil Buckley, Director of Marketing at PrecisionLender. Buckley led a breakout session, “Content Marketing for a Seemingly Boring B2B Vertical,” at the High Five Conference […]

Breakout Session: Product Theory

300 products. Designing, developing, and taking several hundred products to market has given David Mantica, ASPE President, unique insights he shared with participants at the High Five Conference on Thursday, February 26, 2015, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mantica led a breakout session called “Product Theory: Real-World Innovation and Creativity Enablement.” There are three key elements […]

Breakout Session: Designing Epic Brand Adventures

It made for a timely opening line. “Picture an epic adventure….” said Chris Grams, president and partner of New Kind, the open source community-centric company. Many in the audience likely thought of their drive back to the Hight 5 Conference this morning, following a freak North Carolina snowstorm that dropped anywhere between five and eight […]

Keynote: Johnny Cupcakes

Do more of what makes you happy. That was one of perhaps a dozen different suggestions Johnny Earle (aka Johnny Cupcakes) told the audience in his keynote speech on the second day of the High Five conference. An entrepreneur since he was eight, Johnny shared how he started not just one business, but dozens, some […]