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PII 2012 – Brand Reputation: The Role of Privacy in Communication

I’m looking forward to moderating a panel at the Privacy Innovation Identity
conference( PII 2012 ) next week.

Join our panel on Tuesday the 15th to hear a great conversation and engage the experts.

Brand Reputation: The Role of Privacy in Communications

•    Moderator: Barry Hurd (Linkedin), Managing Director, Epiphany Metrics @BarryHurd
•    Mary Ludloff (Linkedin), VP, Marketing, PatternBuilders @mludloff
•    Leigh Nakanishi (Linkedin), Privacy and Security Strategist, Edelman @LeighNakanishi
•    Mike Whitmore (Linkedin), President, Fresh Consulting @MikeWhitmore Read more

Dangers of Social Media – ask, experience, measure, understand or feel?

This is a personal insight as a social media trainer. I hope you can gain some enlightenment from it.

As the world of social media has accelerated in the past few years, we have been begun to see what I refer to as the ‘wisdom of fire.’

To begin to analyze social media and derive value from the metrics being generated- you have to understand all of the invisible things happening right in front of you.

You also need to understand the inherent dangers of social media. Read more

Background Checks Part II – discrimination, privacy, accuracy and compliance

As a professional, many of us are troubled by the notion that we may be judged by our actions, our history, our lifestyle, or the people we associate with.

In some cases we go through great lengths to create separation between our personal or public lives, even creating multiple silos within our personal and professional lives to create harmony and goodwill in our conversation.

Using myself as a personal example: I am the person who can have almost any conversation on almost any topic. I have a thick skin that is supported by a multi-faceted personality with humor, morality, and respect at its core. I have had the benefit of dealing with life and death crisis situations, personal tragedy, and industry changing business problems. With that said, I can talk to almost anyone on any subject.I know when to admit to things I do not know, and when to ask the hard questions.

The social media world creates a strange track history of my interactions with these conversations. I have a personal poetry site that doesn’t have a thing to do with my business life, and like every other person: my friends have a myriad of personal beliefs ranging from extreme religion to activism.

With such a varied personal and professional background, the web audience at large could dig into any particular silo and eventually find something they do not agree with… but they can also see a breadth of experience. Read more

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social-media-consultant

 1 hour – $247

This is an official way to engage with me in a detailed conversation.

I’ll engage with you in a variety of ways ranging from strategic advice to hands on technical optimization strategies. I’ll take a look at your business case scenario and give you a formulated, useful response with a direct one-on-one conversation.

I’ll also sign off on a typical non-disclosure agreement.
I won’t discuss your inquiry with others unless you approve of it beforehand.
This is helpful if you are seriously looking to make a game changing move.
Additional hours are billed at $195 (or per the schedule below.)

By paying me, we are in a client / consulting contract. I will do everything possible to provide you with the best service possible.
You can find a partial list of clients and organizations here.

 Why $247?

My time. Corporations, Venture Capital firms, and stealth mode projects ask me to look at online business projects all the time. I always provide well-rounded insight, connect valuable business intelligence, and provide worthwhile value.

My experience.  Based on hundreds of past projects and research projects I’ve collected a tremendous volume of archived information and the ability to make qualified expert observations. I’m the ideal person to speak to if you want to ask a question about where a market is, where it is going, or what you should target.

My connective ability. As a business trainer and presenter I’ve educated thousands of people from a variety of industries. I have an understanding of the who, when, where, why, and how of different new media elements affect business markets.

My network. I work with “A Players” who are serious over-achievers. While I will never sell access to my network, I will make appropriate introductions if and when they are appropriate (as a side note, I also know how to create an influencer or lead list with an outreach strategy in my sleep.)

My toolkit. I’m not just a crazy guy rubbing two sticks together hoping something will happen. I have a vast collection of high-end tools ranging from actual hardware to data plans costing thousands of dollars each month.

Budget Options

If you would rather get more hours:

  • 1 hour = $247
  • 3 hours = $495 ($165 per hour)
  • 8 hours = $1,250 ($156 per hour)
  • 40 hours = $5,500 ($137 per hour)

Monthly Retainers (minimum 90 day, billed up-front)

  • 1 hour phone + 4 hour behind the scenes work = $495 monthly
  • 2 hour phone + 8 hour behind the scenes work = $985 monthly

 

Social Media Keynote Speaker, digital trends and business evolution

Looking for a keynote speaker?

A professional who is knows how digital trends are changing the way business interacts?

As a keynote speaker, I don’t beat around the bush. I also don’t sell books (or anything else for that matter)

I simply present educational, motivational, and expert information on how business is struggling to adapt to the evolution of digital life.

What is my basic thought?

Every industry niche is experiencing a digital shift.

  • This shift creates gaps of opportunity and risk that represent huge dollars.
  • The dollars also represent big ethical and moral questions.
  • Those questions highlight geographic, demographic, and worldwide concerns.

Yet as people trying to get by in our industry, we don’t really know how these big puzzle pieces fit together.

As a keynote speaker, I rely on my professional background and personal curiosity to find these gaps and shed expert insight on them.

I am not a ‘Johnny Come Lately’ keynote speaker.

I like to be involved. I am an attendee. I am a person.
I have a big business brain. I also have a multifaceted perspective.

  • I realize that keynote speakers bring value, they should bring more than they take.
  • I interact and give away information that is insanely valuable.
  • I enjoy being engaged and having both direct and side conversations with my audience.

I work with organizers and attendees

I am flexible and personable. I understand conferences need to pay bills. I understand attendees want to find value.

As an event organizer- I am your best friend as a keynote speaker

  • If you let me, I will tell you how to sell more tickets online.
  • I do “geeky” things like search optimization, registration page s and viral video syndication.
  • I can tell you what buzz is important, who to talk to, and how to make the biggest wave possible.

As an attendee – I am also you best friend as a keynote speaker

  • I’m an entrepreneurial junkie at heart. I want to see you succeed.
  • I create specific white-papers and follow-up articles for you.
  • I understand the need to rationalize time, effort, budget and return on investment.

As a keynote speaker

I have a breadth of understanding and experience working with audiences of different sizes and interests. This includes working with F500 white collar executive teams on one end, to boot-strapped start-up entrepreneurs looking for funding.

Some organizations and conferences I have presented at:

  • SecureWorld
  • The University of Washington
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Disney Interactive
  • TEDx
  • Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA)
  • DEMO.com
  • Seattle University
  • Master Builders Association
  • The Executive Network
  • REI
  • National Auctioneers Association
  • MIT Enterprise Forums
  • ClubCorp
  • CASE Alumni Network
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Microsoft
  • Social Media Club
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society
  • Snohomish, Lake Union, Issaquah & Bellevue Chambers of Commerce

If you are interested in having me speak:

I am based in Seattle, WA. I do both private and public presentations,with a willingness to travel regionally and internationally.

Contact me about being a Keynote Speaker