Frank Luntz

Frank Luntz

Political Consultant, Pundit and Pollster

Speaker Categories: Analysts/Strategists | Media

Travels From: DC, United States.

Speaker Fee Range: $20,001 to $40,000*

Check Availability Print Bio
Frank Luntz Bio
Speaker Topics
Books
Videos

Political Consultant, Pundit and Pollster

Frank Luntz is one of the most recognized communication experts in America today. “The Nostradamus of pollsters,” said Sir David Frost, Time magazine named him one of “50 of America’s most promising leaders aged 40 and under” and he is the “hottest pollster” in America according to the Boston Globe. Frank was named one of the four “Top Research Minds” by Business Week and was a winner of the coveted Washington Post “Crystal Ball” award for being the most accurate pundit.   His focus groups have become so influential that presidential candidate Barack Obama had this to say following the PBS presidential debate, “When Frank Luntz invites you to talk to his focus group, you talk to his focus group.”

Consultant

Dr. Luntz has written, supervised, and conducted more than 2,000 surveys, focus groups, ad tests, and dial sessions in over two dozen countries and four continents over the past decade.  Frank has become the go-to consultant when Fortune 100 companies and their CEOs need communication and language guidance, from General Motors to Federal Express, Disney to American Express, from AT&T to Microsoft, from Lowe’s to Pfizer, from Kroger supermarkets to McDonalds to the entire soft drink, hotel, and motion picture industries, as well as for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and the Business Roundtable.  In some capacity he has helped almost 30 Fortune 100 companies navigate the economic climate and connect more closely with consumers.

Instant Response Focus Group

The “Instant Response” focus group technique pioneered by Frank has been profiled on 60 Minutes, Good Morning America (on Election Day 2008) and on the award-winning PBS show Frontline.   He has been a guest on virtually every talk show in America, including Meet the Press, Nightline, The Today Show, Charlie Rose, The Jim Lehrer News Hour, The O’Reilly Factor, Tavis Smiley, Montel Williams, and Hardball.  He also served as a consultant to the award-winning NBC hit show “The West Wing.”

Pollster

More media outlets have turned to Dr. Luntz to understand the hopes and fears of Americans than to any other political pollster. In 2008, Frank was the “Focus Group Czar” for Fox News, conducting over 40 sessions in 14 states, as well as co-hosting four live hour-long prime time specials and dial sessions during every debate.  He was a primary night and election night commentator for The News with Brian Williams on MSNBC in 2000 and for Hardball in 2004.  His reoccurring segments on MSNBC/CNBC, “100 Days, 1000 Voices” won the coveted Emmy Award in 2001.  Frank has conducted focus group sessions for all three major television networks, two of the three cable news channels, PBS and the BBC, as well as for The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The New Yorker, and U.S. News & World Report.

Books

Frank is the author of The New York Times best seller Words that Work: It’s Not What You Say it’s What People Hear. Now out in paperback, the book explores the art and science of language creation, and was awarded the 2008 Audie Award for the best business information/educational audiobook of the year.  His book, What Americans Really Want … Really, addresses the private hopes, dreams and fears of the American people, and has been nominated for the 2010 Audie Award for the year's best non-fiction audiobook.  He has written about language for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, The Times of London, and The Washington Post. His latest book is Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary.

Academia

When he is not consulting, Dr. Luntz can often be found in front of a classroom. From 1989 until 1996, he was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also taught courses at Harvard and George Washington University. 

Education

Frank graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an honors Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science, and was awarded a Thouron Fellowship.  He received his Doctorate in Politics at the age of 25 from Oxford University. He spoke for 24 straight hours as part of the Oxford Union Society’s Guinness World Book of Records debate. In the spring of 1993, Frank was named a Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, the second youngest individual ever to receive this honor.

Words that Work

The most important element in the free market is the individual. To communicate free-market principles effectively, we must first understand the people who drive the free market economy. Dr. Frank Luntz has spent his career studying language use all over America. He has a deep understanding of what motivates, what inspires, and what connects with hardworking American consumers. His new, bestselling book “Words that Work” is an exciting look at the process that creates the words and phrases we all recognize and remember – from politics to commercials to corporate America. Dr. Luntz will share his intimate understanding of how America thinks, how America feels, and how America communicates. This presentation will make available the communicative tools needed to craft a free market message that is sure to appeal to the American citizenry.

What Americans Really Want… Really

Most public opinion experts can only tell you what they think is on the minds of ordinary Americans, but Dr. Frank Luntz lets ordinary Americans speak for themselves. Through thousands of hours of intense direct response/focus group dial testing, Dr. Luntz has his fingers on the pulse of every issue Americans talk about today. Dr. Luntz will provide expert insight and analysis that can help you, the business leader, the politician, or just the average citizen, understand the thoughts and feelings of the average American.

Focus on Your Organization

Organizations worry about their bottom line, but sometimes forget that bottom lines are often affected by how their customers and vendors perceive their products or services. And many organizations or companies ignore this - at their peril. But changing attitudes and opinions is difficult. That is where renowned pollster Frank Luntz comes in. Dr. Luntz will bring your customers to you. Live. He can conduct a focus group in front of any size audience. There is perhaps no better way to "get employees on board" than to let them listen directly to what their customers think. Dr. Luntz uses cutting edge technology to show the audience, in real time, exactly how customers react to company communications. From ad testing to sales training to virtually any other interaction with customers, it is impossible to ignore the impact of these sessions on their audience.

It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear

What’s behind winning campaign slogans and career-ending political blunders? Why do some speeches and advertising campaigns resonate and endure while others are so quickly forgotten? The answers lie in the way words are used to influence and motivate, the way they connect thought and emotion. In this engaging and humorous presentation, based on his book Words that Work, Dr. Frank Luntz shares his wisdom on how the words we choose can change the course of business, of politics, and of life in this country. He has used his knowledge of words to help more than two dozen Fortune 500 companies grow. He'll tell us why Rupert Murdoch's six-billion-dollar decision to buy DirectTV was smart because satellite was more cutting edge than "digital cable," and why pharmaceutical companies transitioned their message from "treatment" to "prevention" and "wellness." He offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the tactical use of words and phrases affects what we buy, who we vote for, and even what we believe in. With advice like "The Ten Rules of Successful Communication" and "The 21 Words and Phrases for the 21st Century," he examines how choosing the right words is essential.

What's REALLY on the Mind of America

Most public opinion experts can only tell you what they think is on the minds of ordinary Americans, but Dr. Frank Luntz lets ordinary Americans speak for themselves. Through thousands of hours of intense direct response/focus group dial testing, Dr. Luntz has his fingers on the pulse of every issue Americans talk about today. Dr. Luntz will provide expert insight and analysis that can help you, the business leader, the politician, or just the average citizen, understand the thoughts and feelings of the average American.

  • What Americans Really Want...Really: The Truth About Our Hopes, Dreams, and Fears
    What Americans Really Want...Really: The Truth About Our Hopes, Dreams, and Fears Purchase Book
  • Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary
    Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary Purchase Book
  • Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear
    Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear Purchase Book

Similar Speakers

  • Carl Bernstein
  • Michael Beschloss
  • Mark Halperin
  • Jeffrey Toobin
  • Rita Cosby
  •  

Check Availability

Submit

Search Speakers

Recent Books

  • Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary
    Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary Purchase Book
  • What Americans Really Want...Really: The Truth About Our Hopes, Dreams, and Fears
    What Americans Really Want...Really: The Truth About Our Hopes, Dreams, and Fears Purchase Book

Testimonials

  • Dollar for dollar, Frank was the best speaker we've had in a decade. His give-and-take with the audience was refreshing and very funny. He understands the American people better than anyone, but more importantly, he has an effective presentation style that conveys his knowledge with wit and wisdom.


    Gibson Dunn & Krutcher
  • Frank Luntz knows how to engage a crowd. His speech was precise, funny, and knowledgeable and is able to convey his message with humor and charisma. He's one of a kind and truly knows how to deliver a message.


    K-COMM, Inc.
  • Frank walked into a room filled with the top business people in California and just took it over. The energy and excitement he brought to his speech was electrifying. The audience was really involved and nobody wanted to leave.


    California State Assembly
Our valued clients include:
IBM Chick fil PFIZER payless AT&T Xerox17 virgin atlantic hp american red BBC merrill tata LATAM Ouro Novabase empresas rrstar Verizon nationwide axa siemens BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB bcbs Morgan Stanley Intel Johns Hopkins Tecnologico De Monterrey nvs pbc pharma CRA Hong Kong Trade itkib