Host of Breakfast Television Vancouver
Riaz Meghji is the Host of Breakfast Television Vancouver, covering topics in current affairs, arts and pop culture, philanthropy, entertainment, sports, and business. Before transitioning to television, Meghji worked in radio; and before joining co-host Jody Vance on BT, he was a host with MTV Canada, CTV News, Bell Media, and the Toronto International Film Festival. He has spoken at TEDxSFU and hosted TEDxVancouver.
Meghji is the co-founder of nonprofit 1Karma, which has supported Covenant House, Aga Khan Foundation, and the Canadian Cancer Society by fundraising and raising awareness. He is also the originator of Every Conversation Counts: a website that shares insights from leaders, celebrities, athletes and philanthropists all with one common thread—memorable conversations about success, purpose, and life-altering moments. Raised in Delta, British Columbia, Meghji attended Simon Fraser University and received a degree in Finance.
Every Conversation Counts: How Success Is Achieved One Talk at a Time
To be successful, we need to build meaningful relationships. To build meaningful relationships, we need to have meaningful conversations, says keynote speaker Riaz Meghji.
In this funny and heartfelt talk, Meghji documents the memorable conversations that some of the world’s most fascinating figures have engaged in to achieve success and—more importantly—realize their true sense of purpose. Drawing from countless intimate interviews with established leaders, he shares several ideas on the following areas:
· The 3 Power Questions to Make Every Conversation Count
· Techniques to Transform Small Talk into Meaningful Dialogue
· The Secret to Remember Someone’s Name
· How to Become a Successful Storyteller
· Keys to Establish Trust in Relationships
Overall, this presentation takes a candid and far-ranging look at how creative conversations have the potential to reinvent yourself, your brand, and your business.
Riaz Meghji truly embodies the characteristics of a perfect conversation. As a speaker he is articulate and eloquent. As a personality, electric and gravitating. HeÂ is the most positively received host we have ever hired.
Tourism Industry Association of BC
Riaz showed us how every conversation counts towards what really matters in life: relationships. The people we connect with, the friendships we develop, and the conversations we have help to shape who we are. He has a wonderful way of weaving a combination of narratives, information, and personal stories into an engaging, humorous, and enlightening message.Â I heard from many delegates that Riaz's opening presentation set the tone for our conference.Â I know that everyone walked away inspired to pursue authentic and meaningful conversations as a source of encouragement and motivation to live happy and fulfilled lives.
Vancouver Island Real Estate Board
Riaz captivated our audience from beginning to end. His warm personality and engaging delivery translated into a powerful connection with the attendees at our annual general meeting. He tailored his â€œEvery Conversation Countsâ€ presentation to our audience, delivering a compelling and inspiring message that resulted in a standing ovation. In short, we loved him!
Dairy Farmers of Canada
Riaz did an absolutely amazing job. He is so accommodating, enthusiastic, and passionate about the event. He was once again very engaging. We couldnâ€™t have asked for a better emcee. Every year, he exceeds our expectations.
Simon Fraser University
Riaz is a lively and entertaining host and appropriately infuses humour to engage the audience. He truly helped make SFU's 50th Anniversary Kickoff celebration a grand experience. We're definitely proud to have him as one of our alumni!
International Conference Services, Ltd.
Riaz was a fantastic speaker and really connected with our audience. Not only was he incredibly charming, but his stories and examples of important and life changing conversations he has had in his life were entertaining and presented with confidence, wit and class. His comments struck a chord with most of us working in the hospitality and meeting industry and reminded us that in an era where we are constantly communicating, but in broken, syncopated beats, it is important more than ever before to realize that people are seeking authentic conversations and that everyone has a story worth hearing. Everyone loved Riaz, so want to thank you once again for bringing him on board as our keynote speaker.
Fernie Chamber of Commerce
Riaz is super charming and just one of those guys that everyone likes and wants to be around. We heard nothing but positive feedback regarding his presentation. In fact, I havenâ€™t heard that much positive feedback on any other speaker weâ€™ve ever had at the awards night! So he definitely impressed our crowd with his relevant and engaging speech. As soon as he got there, he and his fiancÃ©e worked the room and chatted with everyone, and even made such an impression on one couple, that they volunteered to take them on a guided hike the next day! We really enjoyed having Riaz at our event, and I hope that he enjoyed his time in Fernie.
The Foray Group
I would highly recommend Riaz Meghji for your next speaker event. The presentation shared with our organization on â€œEvery Conversation Countsâ€ was inspirational and thought-provoking to our team. We appreciated Riazâ€™s sincerity and the engaging delivery of his presentation. Impactful!
Boughton Law Corporation
Riaz did an outstanding job delivering the keynote at our summer networking event. He tailored his speech, Every Conversation Counts, perfectly to our audience and the theme of the evening. Our guests were impressed with his powerful delivery and his speech resonated with them.
Not only was Riaz Meghji a terrific speaker, he engaged the audience, demonstrated a warm and genuine connection with volunteers, staff, speakers, and guests. We were fortunate to have Riaz emcee our inaugural Gift of Love gala.Â Riazâ€™s tremendous support helped us reach our goal to increase awareness about Canuck Place and fundraise to support the operations as BCâ€™s pediatric palliative care provider. We are thrilled Riaz shared his talents to make a difference for the children and families we care for.
Local Government Management Association of BC
Riaz Meghji captivated the audience from the start with his genuine personality and positive energy. His practical advice on making the most out of every conversation challenged listeners to really stop and think about how they connect with the person they are conversing with. Words are powerful; we can change conversations in a positive way. He was inspiring, engaging, and provided the perfect ending to our conference.
Riaz did much more than entertain our notable young professional readers. He brought deep insights and thought leadership. His words resonated and stuckâ€”he really nailed it.
Amica Mature Lifestyles
Riaz is a very engaging and inspiring speaker. He has a remarkable ability to captivate an audience, entertain them, and humor them while at the same time ensuring important messages and information are effectively communicated. He does all of this while demonstrating humility and an ability to relate to a diverse range of audiences.
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