Guest Speaking

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When is a product more than just an idea? And how do you balance priorities while making that idea a reality? Eric offers insights into these questions in his talks. He encourages new product developers at every level, whether the big ideas are happening in the board room, lab room, or living room. His most popular guest talks are on “3 Keys to Successful New Products®,” “Managing New Product Development Project Tradeoffs,” and “Creating a Product the Market Wants – Customer Discovery & Product Market Fit.”

Eric welcomes opportunities to speak to your organization. Please contact him regarding availability at [email protected].

Groups he has spoken for include:

  • Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Industrial Designers Society of America
  • Project Management Institute
  • Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE)
  • Product Development and Management Association (PDMA)
  • ProVisors Business Network
  • Pepperdine University
  • Otis College of Art and Design
  • Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce
  • Rotary Club International
  • University of Southern California’s Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
  • California State University Northridge, David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, Entrepreneurship Program

Past Speaking Events

6/6/2024, "Unveiling Product Liability, Where Design Meets Insurance." Co-talk with insurance professional Phil Torchon and moderated by Dan Herling product liability attorney. Hosted by ProVisors Bay Area Middle Market Affinity Group.

4/15/2024, "Unveiling Product Liability, Where Design Meets Insurance." Co-talk with insurance professional, Phil Torchon. Hosted by ProVisors San Diego Distributors & Manufacturers Affinity Group.

4/4/2024, “Proper Product Design & Product Liability.” Hosted by ProVisors Orange County Lawyer’s Affinity Group.

2/14/2024, "Unveiling Product Liability, Where Design Meets Insurance." Co-talk with insurance professional, Phil Torchon. Hosted by ProVisors Los Angeles Valley Distributors & Manufacturers Affinity Group.

1/11/2024, Online – “Creating a Product the Market Wants – Customer Discovery & Product Market Fit” Hosted by, Bay Area Startup & Entrepreneurship Interest Group.