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“The deepest principle in human nature
is the craving to be appreciated.“
William James
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The Topic of Conversation
The Concept

The Concept

What is the most important conversation of your life?

Social media, technology and a sense of social complacency have all altered the nature of our conversations. Before we reach a complete disconnect, Every Conversation Counts is your opportunity to be reminded of the power of truly listening and communicating in more than 140 characters.

Every Conversation Counts documents memorable conversations that some of the world’s most fascinating figures have engaged in to achieve success and more importantly, their true sense of purpose. Through interviews conducted by Television Host Riaz Meghji, this website will look at how creative conversations can reinvent yourself, your brand and your business. Above all, readers will be reminded that they can have a game changing conversation of their own, at any given moment.

This site will share insights from leaders, celebrities, athletes and philanthropists all with one common thread – conversations that count. We have them everyday, but how much are we actually invested in each and every one?

Riaz Meghji

Riaz Meghji

Riaz Meghji has been Co-Host of Breakfast Television Vancouver for almost eight years covering topics in current affairs, philanthropy, entertainment, sports and business.

Following several successful hosting stints with MTV Canada, CTV News, the Toronto International Film Festival and most recently Breakfast Television Vancouver on City Television, Riaz has realized a simple, candid conversation can carry a profound effect.

As a Keynote Speaker and Emcee currently represented by the Lavin Agency, Meghji has also presented his concept of Every Conversation Counts on the TEDx stage delivering a personalized talk at TEDxSFU and currently hosts TEDxVancouver.

Raised in Delta, BC, Meghji, graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Simon Fraser University and has always had a love of inspiring and engaging audiences. Additionally, world travel is a passion as Riaz has spent time in over fifteen countries, all while staying active with cycling and circuit training.

You can watch Riaz every morning from 6am – 9am on Breakfast Television Vancouver.

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1Karma

Off camera, Meghji is a thriving philanthropist, having co-founded 1Karma, a registered partnership that actively seeks charitable programs with a specific need on either a local or international level and supports them by fundraising and creating an awareness of their initiatives.

The partnership has supported various groups in its first two years having successfully raised $30,000 for Camp Goodtimes and Covenant House Vancouver. Riaz is also a proud supporter of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada.

Media Reel

From the small screen, to the mainstage, here is a brief montage of some favourite moments and conversations on camera with Television Host Riaz Meghji.
“Stories teach, model, unite and motivate
by transporting audiences emotionally.“
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The Keynote

In this talk, Riaz Meghji shares the lessons learned from 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.

This presentation is a candid and far-ranging look at how creative conversations can reinvent yourself, re-energize your brand, and further develop your business.

Audience members are reminded that the potential to have a game-changing conversation can occur at any given moment, and will be given tips on how to establish powerful relationships and make every conversation count.

Riaz Meghji

Testimonials

"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.  I heard from many delegates that Riaz’s opening presentation set the tone for our conference.  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.”
Walt JudasCEO, Tourism Industry Association of BC

"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!”
Gloria ChuDirector, Simon Fraser University

"Riaz Meghji truly embodies the characteristics of a perfect conversation.

As a speaker he is articulate and eloquent. As a personality, electric and gravitating. He is the most positively received host we have ever hired.”
Jordan KallmanPresident, TEDxVancouver

"Not only was Riaz 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 Meghji emcee our inaugural Gift of Love gala. Riaz’s tremendous support helped us reach our goal to increase awareness about Canuck Place and fundraise to support the operations as BC’s pediatric palliative care provider. We are thrilled Riaz shared his talents to make a difference for the children and families we care for.”
Margaret McNeilCEO, Canuck Place

"His warm personality and engaging delivery translated into a powerful connection with the attendees at our Annual General Meeting.

He tailored his “Every Conversation Counts” presentation to our audience, delivering a compelling and inspiring message that resulted in a standing ovation. In short, we loved him!”
Patti Wenman, Professional Development Coordinator Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

"Goosebumps and tears….what an awe-inspiring piece.

Riaz strikes a chord with every sentence. I don’t give standing ovations very easily, but after Riaz’s last word, I flew off my seat with applause!”
Rahim TalibAlliance Conference Canada, Pres. & CEO - Meadowfresh Dairy

“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.”
Local Government Management Association of BC

"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 haven’t heard that much positive feedback on any other speaker we’ve ever had at the awards night! So he definitely impressed our crowd with his relevant and engaging speech.
RachaelMembership Coordinator, Fernie Chamber of Commerce

"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 deliverance and his speech resonated with them.”
Katie Gallagher, Marketing CoordinatorBoughton Law Corporation

"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.”
International Conference Services, Ltd.

"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.”
Samir ManjiChairman & CEO, Amica Mature Lifestyles

"Riaz did much more than entertain our notable young professional readers.

He brought deep insights and thought leadership. His words resonated and stuck – he really nailed it.”
Julian BrassCEO, NOTABLE.ca
Riaz at TEDx

Past Events

Keynote Presentations

VANCOUVER TOURISM AWARDS – November 2016

FRASER INSTITUTE FOUNDERS’ AWARDS: KEYNOTE CONVERSATION W/ RICHARD JAFFRAY – October 2016

CPBI WESTERN REGIONAL CONFERENCE – October 2016

LOWER MAINLAND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION – June 2016

BC SHOPPING CENTRE ASSOCIATION – April 2016

SFU 50TH ANNIVERSARY: KEYNOTE CONVERSATION W/ RYAN BEEDIE – March 2016

CITY OF SURREY 2016 KICK-OFF – February 2016

THE FORAY GROUP – January 2016

BC TOURISM INDUSTRY CONFERENCE – October 2015

CPA BC FALL SUMMIT – September 2015

SOCIETY OF NOTARIES PUBLIC OF BC – September 2015

FIRST WEST CREDIT UNION LEADERSHIP SUMMITS – May/June 2015

FIRE PREVENTION OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION OF BC – May 2015

REMAX SPRING SALES RALLY – April 2015

ALLIANCE CONFERENCE CANADA – April 2015

VANCOUVER ISLAND REAL ESTATE BOARD AGM – February 2015

FERNIE COMMUNITY & BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS – October 2014

LGMA BC CONFERENCE – October 2014

NOTABLE.CA FUSION ICON SERIES – August 2014

BOUGHTON LAW FIRM “CONNECTING VANCOUVER” EVENT – June 2014

MPI BC EDUCATION CONFERENCE – February 2014

TEDxSFU – 2012

 

Host/Emcee

ROGERS ANNUAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE– Fall 2014 – Present

TEDxVANCOUVER – Fall 2012 – Present

ACG BC DEALMAKERS AWARDS – November 2015 – Present

RBC MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS GALA – September 2016

ISMAILI WALK 25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA – September 2016

KISS RADIO “WHAM BAM” MUSIC FESTIVAL – August 2016

SAMSUNG CANADA “UNIVERSAL CONVERSATIONS” – July 2016

PCMA CONVENING LEADERS VANCOUVER – January 2016

RBC CANADIAN PAINTING COMPETITION GALA – November 2015

SOCIALIGHT CONFERENCE – September 2015

SFU 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – September 2015

ALLIANCE CONFERENCE CANADA – April 2012, 2015

CANADIAN CHEESE ROLLING FESTIVAL – August 2013 – 2015

CANUCK PLACE GIFT OF LOVE GALA – February 2015, 2016

BC HYDRO POWER SMART EXCELLENCE AWARDS – October 2014

OPENING CEREMONIES – ISMAILI CENTRE / AGA KHAN MUSEUM – September 2014

CITY OF VANCOUVER AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE – June 2014, 2015

WORLD PARTNERSHIP WALK VANCOUVER – May 2009 – 2014

SCIENCE WORLD INNOVATORS SPEAKER SERIES – November 2013

AMICA: HELPING HANDS CHARITY GALA – November 2013

SPEAKERS SPOTLIGHT ANNUAL BC SHOWCASE – May 2013

SFU OUTSTANDING ALUMNI EVENT – February 2013

SFU BUSINESS ALUMNI EVENT – February 2013

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Speaking Inquiries

Riaz Meghji is represented by Cathy Hirst, Senior Vice President at The Lavin Agency. Please use the contact form below to start the booking process.
“Powerful presence comes from
being powerfully present.“
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