Website by Damian Synadinos

Speaking & Training

Since October 2014, I've delivered engaging, educational keynotes, presentations, and workshops to nearly 4,000 people at 80+ conferences, corporations, and events around the world. My offerings have been described as "multipliers" as they are focused on fundamental topics that multiply the effects of your other training and investments. Choose from popular packaged offerings, or build your own by selecting individual topics that fit your needs!

Damian would be a great addition to your event. His engaging personality makes him ideal as a keynote speaker, blending fun with learning to generate energy in the room – especially for so-called ‘soft’ skills which can be difficult to translate to useful application. He can connect with audiences – using his background as an improv ‘performer’ to interact and draw the listener in to become a participant. Damian’s training sessions are weaved with research, real-world experience, personal examples, and practical takeaways from years of experience as a tester, leader, and trainer.

-Todd Jones, Wadsworth, OH

He was excellent! He kept us engaged and thinking throughout the entire presentation. I loved it. 5 STARS!!!!

-Anonymous Feedback, Corporate Workshop, Cincinnati, OH

Great workshop! It was highly interactive and entertaining. I am sure the learning will be more long-lasting than a normal talk-workshop.

-Anonymous Feedback, 2017 Australian Testing Days, Sydney, AU

Deep, deep knowledge. Important subject. Great speaker!

-Anonymous Feedback, Spring 2016 Software Test Professionals conference, San Francisco, CA

Packaged Offerings


Most of the offerings below can be delivered as keynotes, presentations, or workshops. Click any title to view more detailed information.

Improv(e) U

Improve You at Improv U! This series utilizes Applied Improvisation - reframing the principles, skills, and techniques from improvisational theater in different contexts to deliver educational and enjoyable lessons.

An introduction to communication, with a focus on miscommunication and conversation.

A highly interactive and fun session that uses improv comedy

to learn about requirement elicitation, analysis, and


A highly interactive and fun session that uses improv comedy to teach testing fundamentals.

A highly improvised, interactive, and fun session that draws correlations between the principles of improv and your context.

Exploring the importance of emotional considerations

in software.

An introduction to semantics and analysis of a common phrase.

A thoughtful and deep session that philosophically

and practically explores words, meaning, communication, miscommunication, and language.

Team Building

Select from various enjoyable and educational exercises and activities that focus on communication, collaboration,

and much more.

A session that uses humor and personal stories to

examine self-identity.

An informal, collaborative session exploring lessons learned from a lifetime of talking.

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Tiny talks with a big message!

Recent & Upcoming Events

June 11-12, 2019 - Keynote & Tutorial - Danish Software Testing Board (DSTB) conference - Copenhagen, DK

June 23-27, 2019 - Session & Workshop - Agile Testing Days conference - Chicago, IL

June 27-28, 2019 - Keynote & Tutorial - Test Leadership Congress - New York, NY

August 7, 2019 - Presentation - Cincinnati Software Craftsmanship Meetup - Cincinnati, OH

August 10, 2019 - Book Expo - Mid-Ohio Indie Author - Columbus, OH

August 12, 2019 - Presentation - Let's Talk IT Meetup - Columbus, OH

August 23, 2019 - Presentation - IIBA-Con 19 - Columbus, OH

August 27, 2019 - Presentation - COSQAM Quarterly Meetup - Columbus, OH

September 17, 2019 - Corporate Training - MITRE - Bedford, MA

September 23-24, 2019 - Keynote & Workshop - KWSQA Targeting Quality Conference - Kitchner, ON

November 1, 2019 - Presentation - PMI Central Ohio Chapter, Professional Development Day - Columbus, OH

November 2, 2019 - Presentation - Ohio DevFest 2019 - Columbus, OH

November 3-8, 2019 - Keynote & Workshop - Agile Testing Days - Potsdam, DE

January 22-25, 2020 - Session - NAGAP Winter PDI - Palm Springs, CA

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