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AI training with a Twist..  Celebratory images of AI and Cocktails

AI with a Twist

A 90-minute AI training blending
learning, inspiration, and fun

Research consistently shows that we learn more when we're having fun. This principle is at the heart of our approach to AI. In this interactive session, we'll explore AI's creative and productive power by crafting a custom cocktail, playlist, or menu tailored for you and your team.

By the end of this session, you'll gain insights on:

  • AI Prompting. Mastering the art of crafting effective prompts for ChatGPT and other AI platforms

  • Optimizing your workflow with AI, potentially saving 3 to 4 hours each week

  • Enhancing Creativity.  How to leverage AI as a creative sidekick to bring deeper, faster creativity to your work and personal life. 

  • In addition to your custom cocktail, you'll get a cheat sheet on the top tips for creating great prompts. 

The Session

Whether individually or as a team, you'll learn to harness AI for storytelling, create a signature cocktail, design captivating imagery, and collaboratively build presentations and marketing strategies. You'll end the session with a solid understanding of AI and a personalized cocktail for any celebration
Drawing from my extensive experience of training over a thousand individuals, I'll also reveal the journey of my AI-generated cocktail book making it to the front page of the New York Times.

I target 60 minutes, but we can adjust based on your time.


► Igniting Curiosity and Insight: The AI-Guided Reflection

  • Kickstart your journey with an AI-guided reflection and a creative cocktail metaphor, blending insights across domains to unlock the art of synthesizing complex ideas with AI.  We'll use ChatGPT to explore a range of productivity and creativity techniques.


Team Collaboration: Synergy, Creativity, and AI

  • The small teams will collaborate with ChatGPT to develop concepts for unique cocktails and then learn to create compelling images with Dall-E.

► Competitive Edge and AI Analysis

  • To increase the fun and interactivity the small teams will use AI to showcase their AI-crafted cocktails and insights.  We'll get ChatGPT to develop ways to evaluate and score the cocktails and then to develop marketing plans for the unique drinks. 


► Reflections on AI & Insights

  • We'll wrap up with a discussion of what we learned and touch on some of the issues related to bias and risk.   

  • We review the implications for the individuals and the team and think about how AI might be best used to enhance creativity and productivity in 2024. 


  • Everyone who wants to jump into AI in an actionable, accessible, and tasty way

  • Team leaders who want to educate their teams and celebrate the year's accomplishment

  • Individual employees who want to put their remaining development funds to good use

  • Everyone who wants a custom cocktail to share over the holidays.






Over the past year, I've had the opportunity to present variations of these materials to teams from Adobe, Google, and Salesforce, groups of CEOs in Europe and Asia, collections of authors and writers, and a range of audiences in the education space.  

"Matt curated an invaluable session, making Generative AI practically available to busy senior executives as a tool for strategic planning and organisational change. His eye-opening examples were both profound and tangible and he left the group better prepared for what lies ahead. Stylistically, Matt has a unique gift in making these subjects less intimidating and more approachable. He uses deeply relevant examples of how Generative AI can immediately add value to one's organization". 
- Steve Stine. Asian Corporate Leadership Council. The Conference Board

Matt delivers the thing we need most: He demystifies the A.I. landscape and puts a caring, human face on the coming A.I. revolution. Matt makes clear A.I’s promise and potential in terms everyone can understand and offers thoughtful, practical, and immediate suggestions for ways to make the most of this fast-evolving technology. His 90-minute live class remains the best reviewed Five Things I’ve Learned workshop ever – so good that we immediately asked him back to lead another.

- Mark Nieker, CEO, Founder, ExtendedSession

"That was the most well-presented, humorous, informative, concise and creative presentation I've seen...maybe ever."
- Bibi, 
Owner of consulting business

"Aside from the beyond user-friendly, ease of entry into Chat GPT, I thought the sense of community and the way you interacted with the group and the individuals was super welcoming and made everyone feel very comfortable and willing to comment and ask questions, which is quite a rarity." - Independent Film & Television Producer

My AI Cocktails in the New York Times

Why Cocktails?

It started with a fun project to use AI to create a book at the intersection of three vastly different domains:  Mixology, Chinese Medicine, and the J Peterman Catalog. After it got picked up by the New York Times, it took on a new life.  It now serves as a portal for a fun, fascinating way to explore the surprising and expected ways to use AI.

Image of New York Times AI article with Matt Strain
Headshot of Matt Strain

I love combining my broad experience in AI, business operations, and leading teams.  The acceleration of AI brings a combination of fear and fascination.  My goal is to provide everyone in an organization with the knowledge and sense of agency so that they are informed, engaged, and in a position to integrate AI into their personal and professional lives in a way that is creative and productive.  

If this resonates, let's talk. 

- Matt

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