Jia Jiang has been getting standing ovations lately and for good reason. Jia’s subject, overcoming the fear of rejection, touches on our common fears. Jia is a keynote speaker and entrepreneur who knows rejection first-hand: his acclaimed 100 Days of Rejection project took him again and again into rejection’s core. Now he’s sharing those life-changing lessons.

His talks track his rejection-seeking odyssey, which took him into improbable, uncomfortable and often humorous encounters with judgment and fear. Asking a police officer if Jia could drive his car? Asking a pilot if Jia could fly his plane? Jia pulls audiences in by relating in an authentic, compelling voice that experiencing failure can be an inspiring stepping-stone to unleash personal potential.

Jia’s presentations resonate with people because they connect with our common fears. Out of his encounters came clear life lessons for the entrepreneur and the employee alike: Rejection — and its darkest shadow, fear of rejection — can be overcome. And even celebrated.

Jia’s talk about rejection was amazing! I had chills and tears, my fave kind of talk!

Nancy Duarte
Bestselling author of Resonate

It’ll be obvious by the time you finish hearing his talk why people are falling in love with him.

Donald Miller
New York Times Bestselling Author of Blue Like Jazz

We heard a great talk today. It was funny, inspiring.

Tony Hsieh
CEO, Zappos

What Jia’s Audiences Take Away

Jia’s fundamental topic (shaped to audience need) is how to overcome the fear of rejection and the benefits of that conquest. For his corporate audiences, he addresses how fear of rejection can impede company success: from sales, to customer service to management and even the executive suite, rejection’s fear can dampen energy, quash collaboration and hamper innovation. For the entrepreneurial audience, rejection can prevent risk-taking, silence ambition and invite failure.

Jia’s energy, candor and humor leave listeners feeling fearless about rejection and failure. After a Jia Jiang presentation, there’s an audience ready to embrace—and embrace boldly—the uncertainty and the adventure that life presents.

Tailored Talks

Jia offers multiple presentation approaches:

  • Keynote presentations to inspire audience on overcoming their fear of rejection
  • Half-day workshops in which Jia teaches a group how to use rejection to their advantage
  • In-the-cloud (Skype or Webinar) appearances

Recent Appearances


Google, Mountain View, CA
Deloitte, Chicago, IL and San Francisco, CA
NetApp, Sunnyvale, CA
Citi, Dallas, TX
Next Jump, NYC (watch talk here)
Meet Up HQ, NYC
IBM, Austin, TX
Dell, Austin, TX


Google, Mountain View, CA
Real Estate Productivity Days, Austin, TX
Catalyst University, Kalamazoo, MI
Waggener Edstrom, Austin, TX
BigCommerce Inc., Austin, TX
Digital Analytics Association, Austin Symposium, Austin, TX
Society for Marketing Professional Services ÜBER conference, Atlantic City, NJ
CEG World Wide Roundtable, Redwood City, CA
Global Financial Academy, Dallas, TX


Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania
Stanford: Institute of Design
Yale School of Management
Fuqua School of Business at Duke University
Fordham University


The Hague University of Applied Science, Netherlands
TEDxDuke, Durham, NC
TEDxYouth@Austin, Austin, TX (See event pictures here.)
University of Texas, Austin, TX
New Jersey Future Business Leader of America State Leadership Conference, East Brunswick, NJ


American Marketing Association Collegiate Conference, New Orleans, LA
SXSW Austin, TX
Center for Creative Leadership Greensboro, NC
TedXMtHood, Portland, OR
NASPO Conference, Philadelphia, PA
Sales 2.0 Conference, Philadelphia, PA and San Francisco, CA


Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Life is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, NV
WakeUpNow Conference, Provo, UT
World Domination Summit, Portland, OR
RISE Austin, Austin, TX
SXSW, Austin, TX
TEDxAustin, Austin, TX (See event pictures here.)
Downtown Speaker Series, Las Vegas, NV


Gateway Church, Austin, TX
Storyline Conference 2013, Nashville, TN
The Rock Church, Austin, TX
Storyline Conference 2014, San Diego, CA

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