Think back to all the speeches you’ve heard over the years.
Most of them sucked, didn’t they?
Stiff delivery. Absence of context. A crippling dependence on Power Point that can bring a captive audience to its knees.
Considering how much sound is being generated during the average speech, you’d think an audience deserves more than just sound bites, wouldn’t you? Especially if they’re paying for insight.
So, let’s fix that.
What I Speak About
Since 2006, I’ve spoken around the world about numerous media-related topics, such as…
- The future of online media (Video on the Net – San Jose, 2007)
- How to create a web series from scratch (Blogference – Tel Aviv, 2007)
- Blog Comments: The Good, the Bad & the Trolls (Podcamp Pittsburgh 3 – 2008)
- 10 Things No One Else Will Tell You About Social Media (PCPGH4 – 2009)
- How social media changes the world (Mensa Annual Gathering ’09 – Pittsburgh, PA)
- Twitter for business (Business Smart Tools Conference – Stamford, CT 2009)
- Defending your online reputation (The Art Institute of Pittsburgh – 2009)
- Social Media 101 (Creative Alliance – Baltimore, MD 2010)
- 10 Ways to Create Media That Matters (PodCamp Pittsburgh 5 – 2010)
Sometimes I provide information people can use. Other times I pose questions to make the audience think. And sometimes I rock the boat, just to see what happens.
10 Things No One Else Will Tell You About Social Media
(Oct 2009 @ PodCamp Pittsburgh 4)
Wit, sarcsasm and insight come standard in every presentation; bad hair is optional.
Do You Need a Speaker?
You’re in luck; I do that. (And I improvise.)
Customizable presentations include:
10 Things No One Else Will Tell You About Social Media (Today): A sarcastic, irreverent and painfully true account of the ups and downs of a life in social media. No two presentations are the same because no two days (or audiences) are the same.
Social Media 101: A Crash Course. At its root, social media is simply people talking to people. Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr… these are just the modern tools, descended from cave paintings and smoke signals. It’s nothing you haven’t seen before; you just haven’t seen it move this fast, this far or this wide. Here’s how it works.
Creating Media That Matters: Anyone can blog, tweet, or post a video to YouTube. Millions of people do, every day. But why should anyone care about you? Being heard is about more than just marketing and promotions; being heard starts with being worth listening to. And with a few tips, anecdotes and cautionary tales, you’ll be well on your way to relevance.
Managing Feedback ~ The Good, the Bad and the Trolls: If you’re good at what you do, some people will like it. If you’re really good at what you do, some people will hate it. But don’t worry; there are plenty of ways you can learn from the positive, embrace the negative and keep the trolls at bay.
Need a speaker for your event? Contact me today for pricing and availability.