Scott Zimmer

Scott Zimmer

Generation Xer & Generational Consultant

Speaker Categories: | Generational and Gender Marketing | Multigenerational Workforce Issues

Travels From: MN, United States.

Speaker Fee Range: $5,000 to $10,000*

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Generation Xer & Generational Consultant

Scott Zimmer is a seasoned public speaker, writer and market researcher. With 12 years of public speaking experience, Scott Zimmer has developed a uniquely personable style and uses insight, humor, and data to foster an environment where every generation feels valued and understood.

Generational Expert

As a generational expert and Gen Xer, Scott’s keynotes clearly illustrate the stress points between these generations and provide clear solutions to help relieve tension and encourage better understanding and collaboration across generational divides.

Enthusiastic Educator

Scott Zimmer first got into public speaking by talking with students about personal safety on behalf of the Jacob Wetterling Foundation. He quickly realized that he loved speaking in front of people – not only because it was fun (even when talking about difficult things), but because he wanted to provide tangible take aways that could really help people.

Generation Xer

A child of the 80s and 90s, Scott has insider knowledge into what makes his generation tick. Sandwiched between the idealistic Boomers and innovative Millennials, his Xer lens allows him to hone in on the key challenges facing each generation.

Books

Scott's research has been dedicated to the study of generational differences and his company has published the best-selling business books When Generations Collide: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work (HarperCollins) and The M-Factor (HarperBusiness). They have worked with clients varying from the AARP to MTV and over 30 Fortune 100 companies in between.

Education

Scott grew up on a dairy farm in Central Minnesota and has mastered the art of riding a lawnmower. He graduated from St. John’s University in 2000 with a BA in Communications. When he’s not researching or presenting, he enjoys his other role as a self-proclaimed movie-buff.

Scott Zimmer first got into public speaking by talking with students about personal safety on behalf of the Jacob Wetterling Foundation. He quickly realized that he loved speaking in front of people – not only because it was fun (even when talking about difficult things), but because he wanted to provide tangible take aways that could really help people.
Scott Zimmer first got into public speaking by talking with students about personal safety on behalf of the Jacob Wetterling Foundation. He quickly realized that he loved speaking in front of people – not only because it was fun (even when talking about difficult things), but because he wanted to provide tangible take aways that could really help people.
Scott is a keynote speaker at Bridgeworks, an organization that speaks about generations in the workplace, where he brings his GenX humor, knowledge and confidence – the ingredients to handling any speaking challenge that comes your way!

When Generations Connect: Communicating Across Generational Divides

Four distinct generations are working together shoulder to shoulder, each with a unique set of attitudes, values and work styles. It used to be that older workers were bosses and younger ones took orders. Now, roles are all over the board map and rules are being rewritten. Organizations are feeling the pain of generations as they struggle to manage productivity and morale while maintaining high standards of quality and service in a challenging economy. When Generations Connect demonstrates not only why it's important to understand what shaped the generations, but why they behave the way they do. Find out how generation gaps hit the bottom line. Learn what to do about the approaching talent gap; grasp the keys to retaining the generations you need most and discover how to convert this form of diversity from an obstacle into an opportunity.

Breaking Into The Millennial Mind: Strategies For Recruiting, Retaining And Motivating

American businessBusiness is being rocked by a new and powerful generation that is going to comprise 75% of the global workforce by 2025. Millennials (born 19820--20001995) – the first generation to rival Baby Boomers in population size – are showing up at work with their own set of attitudes, expectations and values. Tech-savvy, demanding and ambitious, they're bringing with them an entirely new way of doing business. How prepared are Gen Xers, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists to manage them? Breaking Into the Millennial Mind offers strategies for recruiting, retaining and motivating this influential new work force. Companies that are forewarned and forearmed will reap the rewards of the Millennial generation's talents and their creative and pragmatic approach to the world of work.

Trend Talks: Emerging Gentrends + Why They Matter

Each generation has left a unique footprint on the fabric of our society. Shaped by their unique generational personalities, the lasting legacies can be traced back to impactful trends that different generations have championed. This presentation will examine some of the freshest trends that have been identified by our generational junkies. From Millennials and their disruption of hierarchy that has ushered in the era of the network, to Boomers and the way they continue to rage against aging and redefine what it means to retire, Trend Talks will shed light on these fascinating trends and examine their potential influence on the workforce, marketplace, and our culture in general.

Selling And Marketing To The Four Generations

To truly understand their customers, salespeople must think beyond income level, education, buying preferences, and spending habits. The best salespeople need a clear understanding of who the generations are in today's marketplace, how they differ, and how their unique needs play out in the sales process. This presentation helps audiences understand which sales approaches and techniques appeal to each of the four generations by demystifying generational marketing and offering hands-on advice for marketers and salespeople who want to think in new ways about reaching these diverse demographics of customers and clients.

Leadership For Every Generation

Leadership today is more complicated than ever before. It is no longer necessarily determined by one's position on an organization chart or skills and experience on a resume. With roles constantly changing, being a leader can simply mean being reliable and responsible, regardless of age or rung on the corporate ladder. From attitudes about loyalty to staying on the cutting edge, each generation brings unique leadership traits to work. While some try to figure out which generation's way of leading is best, in reality no generation is better or worse; they're just different. Our speaker(s) will help you identify the obstacles and opportunities for leadership within each generation and understand the potential impact everyone can make as a leader.

Millennial Bootcamp: Reversing The Flow Of Generational Learning

While many generational training sessions talk about how organizations can change their tactics to cater to the new generation entering the workforce, very few teach Millennials about the more experienced employees in their workplace and how best to work with them. This true "two-way street" mindset fosters an environment of respect, effective communication and team synergy. Millennial Boot Camp is an interactive, entertaining educational program for Millennials, taught by a Millennial expert on the BridgeWorks team. Millennials will learn first-hand from a member of their own generation about Traditionalists, Baby Boomers and Gen Xers and gain strategies on how to best communicate with each generation.

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  • "Scott’s contribution and involvement with this year’s Summit definitely made the event unique and fun. It was a fantastic eye-opener to our workforce and was very applicable to our current work environment."


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