Dick Durrance

National Geographic Photographer and Creativity Speaker

Described by the Director of Photography at National Geographic as one of the most versatile photographers of his generation, Dick Durrance helps leaders and their teams harness the logical and the visual power of their minds to unleash their creative vision, see perplexing challenges from new perspectives and transform intractable problems into promising opportunities.

As the only National Geographic photographer ever named Magazine Photographer of the Year and Advertising Photographer of the Year (as CEO of his own company), Dick Durrance brings a uniquely comprehensive understanding of the creative process to helping corporate executives, association leaders, medical professionals and financial entrepreneurs harness the full power of their imaginations. He shows them how, by using the visual potential of their minds to see difficulties from new perspectives and the logical power of their minds to create well planned solutions, they can bring to the world the very best they and their organizations have to offer.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Creativity, Creativity & Innovation, Entrepreneur

  • Travels From:

    Colorado

  • Price:

    $7,500 - $10,000

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Dick Durrance ~ Keynote Preview Introduction

Described by the Director of Photography at National Geographic as one of the most versatile photographers of his generation, Dick Durrance helps leaders and their teams harness the logical and the visual power of their minds to unleash their creative vision, see perplexing challenges from new perspectives and transform intractable problems into promising opportunities.

As the only National Geographic photographer ever named Magazine Photographer of the Year and Advertising Photographer of the Year (as CEO of his own company), Dick Durrance brings a uniquely comprehensive understanding of the creative process to helping corporate executives, association leaders, medical professionals and financial entrepreneurs harness the full power of their imaginations. He shows them how, by using the visual potential of their minds to see difficulties from new perspectives and the logical power of their minds to create well planned solutions, they can bring to the world the very best they and their organizations have to offer.

To book Dick Durrance call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Unleash Your Creative Vision

“Unleash Your Creative Vision” is a unique two-part program that opens with a 35-minute keynote presentation featuring stories, pictures and insights from photographing combat in Vietnam, National Geographic adventures, global advertising campaigns, the national parks and the world’s great golf courses. The keynote, with its wonderful stories about remarkable people living in faraway places, reminds audience members that we are all graced with creative vision.

What they take away from the presentation are three ideas specifically tailored to their industry that can help them unleash their creative vision, transform the challenges they face into promising opportunities and, as a result, bring to the world the very best they have to offer.

Following the keynote, Durrance leads participants through three engaging exercises in which they use the cameras in their phones to apply the ideas in the keynote to their lives at home and at work.

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Sr. Manager, Learning, ASAE

Dick spoke at our recent Great Ideas Conference. He did a GREAT JOB! His talk "Dream Like a Champion" was one of the highest rated sessions. His session was beautifully done, incorporating his gorgeous National Geographic photos to teach life-lessons. He was personable, creative, and got great results. I recommend him to anyone looking for an inspirational speaker.

Director of Communications, The Broadmoor

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a thousand well-chosen words married with a lifetime of incredible and emotional images is truly priceless. Dick Durrance creates that balance with a skill that only a true communicator can accomplish. He takes you on a journey of discovery, not only of images and vistas, but of a vision that integrates the mind's eye into every aspect of your personal and business life. It is a transforming experience with applications that extend way beyond a camera lens.

Education Chair, Kansas YPO

Dick did a great job. He integrated his unique perspective from behind the camera as a student, soldier, National Geographic and advertising photographer into a captivating motivational story told with wonderful photographs and punctuated with wisdom and life lessons. He received extremely positive comments from the group attending our YPO event. I highly recommend Dick.
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