Recent Speaking Engagements
Conference & Keynote Speaking Topics
I've been speaking, training, consulting, and essentially passing along my knowledge since the 1990s. I offer general theme type talks as well as tactical sessions (with actions that attendees can take right after I get off stage).
If you want to look good in front of your boss, I am the one you want to hire. Your audience will thank you for it.
Note: I am available to travel, sometimes even on short notice.
Here are the most popular topics that I speak about:
GROW YOUR ONLINE AUDIENCE WITH THE BEST CONTENT
I literally wrote the book on content marketing. It’s a very hot buzzword for good reason. This dynamic talk covers important aspects of content marketing and emphasizes how to promote content and grow an audience. I offer several variations of this talk, including how it ties into social media, search engine optimization (SEO), and content strategies. Whether you intend to use text (e.g., blogs), videos, photos, podcasts, or infographics, this talk is a funny, original, educational, and refreshing take on the topic.
UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA
In another one of my most popular conference talks, your audience will gain an understanding of what social media can do for your business or organization. Among the different variations, it could include discussions of measurement and return on investment (ROI), and how social media is changing everything, and technology.
SEARCH MARKETING (SEO & PPC)
Different variations of my search marketing talks include introductory sessions and more advanced topics. Some of the more in-demand themes tend to include: what search marketing means to businesses (e.g., SEO vs. Pay Per Click/Google AdWords, Search Engine Optimization for SMBs), local SEO, SEO tips for developers, what you need to know before you implement an SEO plan, the basics of enterprise-level SEO for large corporations, and so on.
While I can offer your business or organization a large list of topics, here are some that might be of particular interest. I offer two types of keynotes, including a fascinating talk that will blow your audience away, or a talk combining your industry with an aspect of online marketing (this is a custom talk). Some of the most popular topics have addressed trends in where technology taking us, the future of the Internet, privacy and technology, digital/mobile/connected marketing trends.
THE INTERNET SUCCESS MODEL FOR BUSINESSES
Everything from understanding the basics to best practices and protecting your reputation online are covered in this session.
LET ME ROCK YOUR PANEL
I’ve been a panelist many times and have heard the same again and again: Just hearing your informal discussion of the topic made the conference worthwhile. I will gladly take questions about online marketing, small business issues, freelance topics, and related online business topics. I have also been a host and MC for conferences.
I have created countless on-demand custom talks. I’m very knowledgeable in many areas and enjoy giving talks on an array of topics. If you're looking for someone to impress your audience at your next event, give me the opportunity to show you how I can make you look great for booking me!
I have been giving custom workshops for private companies since the late 1990s.
AM I RIGHT FOR YOU?
I speak to audiences and organizations of all sizes. Whether you run a small business, organization, or chamber of commerce, or are involved in industries such as travel, tourism and hospitality, cosmetic beauty, medical practices, finance, manufacturing, construction, engineering, health and wellness, telecommunications, transportation, agriculture, or other areas of interest, my talks will be relevant to your circumstances.