Jonathan Mann




Speech Topics

A lot of people talk about overcoming fear to boost their creative output, but Jonathan has lived it. Over the last 7+ years of writing and releasing a new original song every single day, Jonathan has had to constantly confront the fear that lies at the heart of any creative endeavor:

The fear of being judged. The fear of not being good enough. The fear of failure.

All creativity begins here.

Jonathan walks us through the myriad methods he’s used to break through, bargain with, listen to and accept fear as a necessary competent to any creative pursuit.

Whether you’re working on something new or need some inspiration to get you through the haul of a longer term project, this hilarious and poignant talk will leave you feeling energized and ready to take on the world.

And, as always, Jonathan will create and perform a custom song for your organization that will get your meeting singing (and quite possibly dancing). It’ll be stuck in their head for days.

Jonathan Mann started his ambitious Song A Day project in 2009. Now, well over 2,000 days later he’s still going strong, and he’s ready to share the details of everything he’s learned along the way. You’ll learn what it takes to sit down and bring your creativity every single day.

All business is built on relationships, large and small. In this day and age, the relationships we forge online can have as much (if not more!) impact as the ones we maintain “in real life”.

Over the last 7+ years of writing a song a day online, Jonathan made so many connections with fans and new friends online. It’s taught him a lot about what’s possible when you approach folks with an open mind. In this talk, Jonathan shares a series of stories that illustrate many of the ways that these friendships have manifested.

For example, in 2010 Jonathan was criticized by a very famous blogger who called song of mine, “The Worst Jingle In The World”. Rather than lash out or dismiss him, Jonathan took the time to write a song about him. This simple act of engaging with him in an unexpected way led to a friendship that persists to this day, and was quite literally the catalyst for a chain of events that eventually led to Steve Jobs using one of his songs to open a press conference.

Every person you meet online, whether they’re a fan, a customer, a troll or a friend has the potential to be so much more than just a bunch of 1s and 0s. It’s so vital that we do our best to cultivate these true connections.

Jonathan Mann started his ambitious Song A Day project in 2009. Now, well over 2,000 days later he’s still going strong, and he’s ready to share the details of everything he’s learned along the way. You’ll learn what it takes to sit down and bring your creativity every single day.

A well-crafted song is a powerful force. It can open doors and inspire audiences. Over this 90 minute talk Jonathan Mann, better known as The Song A Day guy, takes us through his journey in which he’s used songs to do everything from make Steve Jobs dance to get a room full of suits to sing in 3 part harmony.

Beyond the name-brand influencers and content creators that command millions of viewers and huge pay days, there’s an entire army of creative people simply making a living doing what they love. They are an untapped resource. Jonathan Mann, who started his ambitious Song A Day project in 2009, gives the audience an inside look at this demographic and how they function.

Podcasts are unique among all there forms of content online. The relationship between host and audience feels far more intimate than video. And a podcast with the right audience can command CPMs of $50 or higher. Learn about this medium from someone who works on all aspect of the process: From writing, to ad sales, to editing and distribution.

Jonathan Mann writes and stars in Songonauts from The Truth on Radiotopia, does ad sales for Sleep With Me (recently featured on Dr. Oz) and co-hosts the political podcast The 451. 

Trolls. Bad reviews. Clickbait headlines from hell.

Over the course of writing a song every day since 2009, Jonathan Mann has seen it all. And throughout his song-a-day saga, he’s consistently been able to turn what seemed like PR disasters into opportunities, often winning over the very people that were looking to tear him down.


Biography

Jonathan Mann is the Guinness World Record holder for most consecutive songs written. He’s been writing and releasing a song day for over 7 years. From penning a rock opera based on the Super Mario Bros. to recording a song that made Steve Jobs dance on stage at an Apple event, Jonathan Mann’s career has taken him in many incredible and unexpected directions. Over the course of this journey writing and recording a new song every single day, he’s developed a unique ability to turn any topic or situation into a song. He’s also learned first hand what it means to be creative on demand, and he’ll surprise and delight you with his stories from the front lines of online content creation.

Jonathan has spoken and performed all around the world. He was interviewed and performed live on the Rachel Maddow Show, the Anderson Cooper Show and at TEDMED. Steve Jobs used one of Jonathan’s songs to open a press conference, saying that he, “Couldn’t help but want to share it.”

He’s composed original songs for AirBnB, American Express, Movado and Apple.

He’s still writing a song a day and lives with his wife and son in Jersey City, NJ.

 






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