Larry's Six Word Memoirs

Larry Smith is the founder of the Six-Word Memoir project, a bestselling series of
ten books, board game, live event program, and a global phenomenon found in
classrooms, conferences, and corporate settings alike. Oprah Magazine has called
Larry “on a quest to spark self-expression in everyone.” More than 2 million Six-
Word Memoirs have been shared on and countless more in
educational and corporate settings, conferences, festivals, and almost anywhere
people gather. 

Larry has worked with teams at Levi’s, JPMorgan Chase, SNAP, Dell, Shutterfly,
ESPN, Netflix, and Nationwide; nonprofits including Zen Hospice Project, Ohio
Food Bank, and Dress For Success, as well as foundations, philanthropies, and

About Larry’s keynote talks and corporate workshops:
In a high-energy and interactive talk, Larry takes the group on a journey from the
small-town pharmacy where his grandfather “Smitty” inspired his love of
storytelling to his creation of the Six-Word Memoir format, a tool for storytelling
and focused self-expression for individuals and organizations.

Larry details how the Six-Word Memoir format is a unique way to:
• Tell the story of your job, team, and company
• Increase focus individually and among teams
• Spark creativity and get “unstuck”
• Encourage a culture in which all can bring their whole, authentic self to the

Depending on the size of the group and the setting, Larry can lead the audience in
one or more interactive prompts such as:

• In six words, why do I do what I do?
• What’s my Six-Word Memoir?
• In six words, how would I sum up the mission of my job, my team, our company?

Everyone will leave with a tool that can immediately and effectively implement
into their life at work, at home, and at play. Company after company report how
Larry’s approach has permeated their culture long after the workshops have ended,
leading to a lift in engagement and personal commitment.

Home Base: San Francisco