Teaching audiences to reimagine how they create relationships with their communities.
Simon Dixon has spent his career studying the ways that perceptions and communications develop between individuals and groups and has used these insights to develop effective communications strategies that deliver measurable results.
Simon is currently working on critically important campaigns concerning opioids, marijuana, DUI, DUID, suicide prevention and Rx abuse, amongst others.
The insights and strategies formed from his studies and his career are the basis for his talk, “The Relational Intersect: Who Do You Have to Be, to Be with Me?”
Explaining various “perceptioneering” constructs including: “Where’s the Power?”, “Ignorance vs. Intransigence” and “Love vs. Like,” Simon walks audiences through a participatory, entertaining, thought provoking and, ultimately, direction-changing journey to open their eyes to repositioning their relationship with their communities.
Audience members will leave with new ways of thinking about their goals and new strategies for how to achieve them.
Simon's previous speaking engagements include:
“I would highly recommend Simon to speak at any conference or large scale platform as he is sure to provide an educational and exciting presentation. He has presented at several key conferences for AAA and his delivery and communication style is upbeat, engaging, unique, and always leaves the audience wanting more as an expert in the field.”
– Anita Lorz Villagrana, Public Affairs Manager, AAA
“Simon has been one of our most insightful and entertaining speakers. His enthusiasm, experience, and ability to translate the nuances of communication to our attendees, made him our most popular speaker to date! (So much so his second appearance was oversold!) Kudos on a crowd pleasing presentation.”
– Chrissy Deferville, Catalyst For Thought speaker series
“Simon brought his expertise to our statewide system by designing an entire campaign with us, and spoke at our annual Leadership Training Institute to unveil the “Not On My Watch” campaign. We were mesmerized! His skill in strategizing campaigns that work was evident. We're eager to expand our efforts together!”
– Dr. Jim Kooler, California Friday Night Live Partnership
“Able to convey the essence of great communications in a way that all can understand, Simon is truly a rock star speaker. We have been fortunate to have his support for the Raffa Learning Community. With a highly entertaining style, a deep well of expertise to draw from (plus a killer accent!), Simon always tops our charts as a favorite speaker.”
– Jimena Ryan, Chief Marketing Officer, Raffa
“Simon is a fabulous presenter, speaker, and teacher! He is a favorite with the students. He involves, inspires, and challenges them to think about their interests, capabilities, and related next steps, blending keen wit, energy, and enthusiasm, with his vast communications experience.”
– Karen Bogart, Technology Management Program, UCSB
“Simon engaged his IPAC (Interagency Prevention Advisory Council) audience with a masterful combination of fact and humor to respectfully open the door to discuss emotional topics, and listens to feedback and maintains group focus on the topic of the day. Highly recommend!”
– Margie L. Hieter, Dept. of Health Care Services, Sacramento, CA
“It’s not communication when you say it. It only becomes communication when the other person hears it, and thinks about it.”
– Simon Dixon
“No-one cares what you do. They care about what happens because of what you do.”
“When one group is communicating to another, for example, law enforcement communicating to a minority community, it’s not enough to address what you think of them and what they think of you. It is critical to address what they think you think of them — because that will be influencing every word they hear.”
“A brand is the answer to the question: what do people think about, when they think about me? Whether ‘me’ is a person, company, agency, or issue.”