Speaking Engagements

Innovative and industry-leading corporations, including eBay, Apple, and Penton Media, as well as smaller organizations such as the Pittsburgh Technology Council and the California Association of Nonprofits – along with conference producers and community organizers – trust me to deliver presentations to key personnel, top customers, and conference attendees and others on a variety of topics, including:

  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Social media strategy and implementation
  • Best practices in corporate and business blogging
  • Customer service in the social age
  • Business-aligned communications strategy
  • Business model creation and evaluation
  • Media relations and earned media placements

Anything I write about for either Entrepreneur magazine, Forbes.com, Today’s Campus Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, etc., can be turned into a 45- to 90-minute in-person or online presentation, supported by a clear and compelling Prezi or PowerPoint presentation that goes beyond what most conference or corporate meeting planners expect. To inquire about having me speak at your next event, please contact me using the online contact form available here.

Upcoming & Past Speaking Engagements & Appearances:

October 16, 2014 | Keystone College | La Plume, Pennsylvania
Event: Concerts & Lectures Series

March 26-29, 2014 | New Orleans, Louisiana 
Event: New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

February 27, 2014 | San Jose, California
Event: Intelligent Content Conference

February 12, 2014 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Event: Pittsburgh Technology Council – Entrepreneur Insight Series

  • Talk/Presentation: 5 Rules You Never Learned But Need to Know About Entrepreneurship

January 28, 2014 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Event: LoCo Connect 2014

  • Panel Moderator

January 16-17, 2014 | Salt Lake City, Utah
Event: University Private Equity Summit

  • Panel Moderator: From Seed To Success – Executing On Your Idea

November 7, 2013 | Online | Webinar
Event: Webinar for Wasabi & PitchRate.com

October 17, 2013 | Online | Webinar
Event: Webinar for Wasabi & PitchRate.com

September 26, 2013 | Online | Webinar
Event: Webinar for Wasabi & PitchRate.com

June 6-9, 2013 | Anton, Colorado | Private Retreat Center 
Event: Women’s Bootsoff Business Bootcamp/Retreat

  • Workshop/Talk Presenter: The Importance & Role that Goals, Objectives, Strategies and Tactics Play to Your Business Success

May 14-15, 2013 | Las Vegas, Nevada | Hard Rock Hotel
Event: LoCo Summit: The Local Commerce Summit

  • Panel Moderator: From Check-in to Check-out: The Battle for the Wallet and Cash Registers of the Future

April 16, 2013 | Online | SocialMediaToday.com 
Event: Best Thinkers Webinar Series (Sponsored by Oracle)

  • Panelist: Social Marketing & The Resourcing Challenge: Outsourcing vs. In-House

October 29-30, 2012 | London, U.K. | Rembrandt Hotel - Knightsbridge
Event: Global Daily Deal Association

  • Meeting Facilitator: Founder’s Meeting

October 21-24, 2012 | Las Vegas, Nevada | Aira Resort 
Event: Money2020 Conference & Expo

  • Panel Moderator: From #hashtags to $hard facts, and everything in between to assess the profound changes occurring  in the payments and financial services markets

October 11, 2012 | Irvine, California | Hilton Irvine / Orange County Airport
Event: Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Orange County

  • Workshop: A Vast Overview of Social Media

October 4-5, 2012 | Pueblo, Colorado | Pueblo Convention Center
Event: 5th Annual Colorado Entrepreneurship MarketPlace

  • Keynote Address: The 10 Rules You Probably Never Learned But Need to Know About Entrepreneurship
  • Workshop I (Oct. 5): Beyond Social Media 101: Advanced Tips, Tricks, Strategies and Warnings

August 22-23, 2012 | Atlantic City, NJ | Atlantic City Convention Center
Event: Action Outdoor & Bike Expo

  • Workshop I (Aug. 22): Beyond Social Media 101: Advanced Tips, Tricks, Strategies and Warnings
  • Workshop II (Aug 23): The 10 Things You Probably Never Learned But Need to Know About Entrepreneurship

May 19, 2012 | La Plume, Pennsylvania | Keystone College
Event: Keystone College’s 141st Annual Commencement Ceremonies

  • Keynote/Commencement Speaker

March 19, 2012 | London, United Kingdom | Grange Hotel St. Pauls
Event: Daily Deal Summit Europe

  • Moderator: Daily Deals – Successful Fundings and Acquisitions

November 3-5, 2011 | Los Angeles, Calif. | Los Angeles Convention Center
Event: BlogWorld & New Media Expo

  • Keynote Address (Nov. 4): Technorati State of the Blogosphere Address (media participant)

October 7-8, 2011 | Pagosa Springs, Colorado | Colorado Rural Development Council
Event: Fourth Annual Colorado Entrepreneurship MarketPlace

  • Topic I (Oct. 7): Social Marketing: Preparing Your Business for the Plunge
  • Keynote Address (Oct. 8): Rethinking Entrepreneurship
  • Topic II (Oct. 8): Beyond Social Media 101: Advanced Tips, Tricks, Strategies and Warnings

September 27, 2011 | Irvine, California | Private Corporate Event

  • Topic I: What’s Next in Social Media Marketing

September 23, 2011 | Baltimore, Maryland | Baltimore Convention Center
Evemt: Natural Products Expo East 2011

  • Topic I: The Mobile Revolution: Tech Partnerships for Customer Engagement
  • Topic II: The Power of Vlogging: Nuts and Bolts for Retailers
  • Topic III: The Art of the Online Pitch: Digital Media Promotion for Your Products

June 23-25, 2011 | Las Vegas, Nevada | Las Vegas Convention Center
Event: Natural Products Association Marketplace 2011

  • Topic (June 23): Social Strategies – Thinking Outside Your Store

March 11-12, 2011 | Anaheim, California | Anaheim Convention Center
EventNatural Products Expo West

  • Topic I (March 11): Social Media 101- How To’s and Tips for Beginners
  • Topic II (March 12): Beyond Social Media: 101 – Advanced Tips, Tricks, Strategies and Warnings

February 26, 2011 | Denver, Colorado | Denver Merchandise Mart
EventDenver Gift, Home, Jewelry & Resort Show

  • Topic I: How to Build Meaningful Customer Engagement and Lift Sales via Social Media
  • Topic II: Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses: Tips, Strategies & Warnings

November 17, 2010 | Laguna Beach, California | Seven Degrees
Event: Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau 2010 Annual Meeting

  • Topic: Social Media Marketing for Businesses

October 23, 2010 | San Francisco, California | The San Francisco Metron

  • Topic: Does Traditional Media Still Matter?

October 14, 2010 | Boston, Massachusetts | Boston Convention Center
EventNatural Products Expo East

  • Topic: Social Media Trends & Tools for Sales and Branding