Speaking

Hire marketing agency expert Karl Sakas to speak at your event.

Want to maximize attendance and get attendees talking at your marketing conference or association meeting? Hire me—author, international speaker, and agency expert Karl Sakas—to speak at your event. My specialty is helping agency leaders take control of their business, by eliminating growing pains and making agencies more profitable.

Popular Talks

I have several popular talks. From my past experience as an event organizer, I’ll work with you to customize a talk that’s perfect for your audience.

Demo Video

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Upcoming Events

Get a preview of my upcoming talks in the U.S. and abroad.

“Karl delivered a fantastic presentation to our American Marketing Association (AMA) chapter in Virginia Beach, VA. Throughout the presentation I looked around the room and saw almost every attendee nodding his or her head… I would recommend Karl’s presentation, “Don’t Make the Logo Bigger!” to any organization or corporation; you will walk away with actionable items that will not break your budget!”

JAMIE DOUGLAS

President, Hampton Roads AMA

Haven’t seen me speak before? Check out the video below.

I consistently get 95-100% audience satisfaction ratings, and organizers love that I’m easy to work with. It helps that I’ve previously organized 60+ events, including a two-day conference with speakers like Ann Handley and Jay Baer.

See Karl deliver a mini-keynote.

Want to improve as a leader? Here’s my top advice in under 8 minutes!

“Karl Sakas captivated the audience with an excellent presentation filled with practical advice. His “Don’t Just Make the Logo Bigger!” client service talk drew our second-highest attendance in the past year, second only to Mad Women author Jane Maas. Karl was easy to work with, and the keynote content appealed to everyone in the audience, including people from agencies, corporate marketing departments, media, and education.”

TOM FIELD

President, AAF Roanoke

I speak 35 times a year to audiences at marketing conferences, association meetings, and universities. Past events include AAF, AIGA, AMA, BOLO, Bureau of Digital, INBOUND, PRSA Counselors Academy, The SoDA Academy, and more. As a down-to-business speaker, I’m on a mission to help marketers make work more fun… and more profitable! My most popular talks include:

Don't Just "Make the Logo Bigger": How to Satisfy Your Most-Demanding Clients

What if every client respected your advice and happily paid on time? Agency consultant Karl Sakas from Sakas & Company will share how you can get the best results, whether you work with external or internal clients. His engaging talk includes Q&A to answer your top questions, so you can start making your life easier immediately. Karl’s advice is based on working with hundreds of clients over the past 20 years.

Scale to Win: How to Grow Your Agency Without Breaking

Wish you could grow your digital agency without the usual growing pains? Get advice to make smarter decisions, including team structure, services, and time management, and a key question to answer first. Agency consultant Karl Sakas will share advice based on helping agencies in 27 countries. Karl’s interactive talk includes Q&A to help you overcome current challenges, so you can start seeing results as soon as you get back to work.

Become a Better Manager in 30 Days: Tips for Agency Leaders

Most of us didn’t start or join our agency to become a people manager, but that shift is nearly inevitable when you become an agency leader. Managing people is never easy, but it doesn’t have to be so hard! In this talk, agency expert Karl Sakas shares a mindset shift and three keys to making life easier for you and your team.

Other topics I speak on include business operations, positioning, marketing, client service, project management, finance, HR, recruiting, and team management. Here’s my Speaker Kit.

“Karl was a great speaker for AIGA’s program, ‘Taking Care of Business: Procedures, Paperwork & Project Management.’ Not only is Karl a great speaker, but he has tons of experience and insights from his multitudes of clients throughout his career. His presentation left no question unanswered, and he didn’t hesitate to provide extra resources to attendees. [Our] programming would not have been as informative or helpful without Karl’s presentation.”

CHELSEA BROWN

Organizer, AIGA Raleigh

Upcoming Events

I’m speaking at these events. Use the links below to register online.

AgencyCon conference logoOct. 16 — Keynote at AgencyCon

University of Denver logoOct. 17 — Guest Lecture at University of Denver

  • Guest lecture at DU on agency life: October 17 in Denver, CO

inMotionNow logoOct. 30 — Keynote at inMomentum

“Karl is truly engaging. I loved the interactive pieces, and his content left me with real takeaways that I could immediately implement.

SARAH MORRIS

President-Elect, AMA Omaha

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