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Social Media Speaker, 4 Tools for presenting

In support of friends, peers, and professionals that I know coordinating Social Media Speaker and Social Media Club Seattle, I wanted to share some of the tools and tips in my bag of tricks for not only delivering presentations with a little technical flavor, but also getting people to attend!

Before getting too “geeky” for everyone, keep in mind that presentations are meant to be educational, informative, entertaining, and insightful. Being a good social media speaker also requires a little bit of audience engagement, a few points of character, and a little bit of influencer analysis.

REMEMBER
Don’t get bogged down by losing your audience
with too many flashy tools Read more

Social Media has no ROI, the same is true of cars.

A lot of professionals are trying to understand social media… the benefits, pitfalls, investment, and results. People want to know they are doing it right and they HATE doing it wrong.

Here are two different case examples from this month to put the problem into perspective. Read more

Online Reputation, the digital identity

For many readers, it is new frame of mind to realize how the digital and real world are colliding. In my case, I’ve been thinking about this for over a decade.

It was originally a serious set of questions when I was working with TMP Worldwide (and through them Monster.com)

When Monster.com came into existence, it really marked an era when the web became tied to our professional lives. The change didn’t happen overnight. It tooks years and years for recruiters and corporate giants to adopt new ideas, slowly and steadily trying to integrate changing fundamentals of online communication.  Read more

Seattle Social Media, a solution to my own workflow

To anyone in the Seattle social media scene, it is no great surprise that I have had personal conversations with hundreds (if not thousands) of like-minded entrepreneurs, business executives and coffee addicts. As someone who has been “in the trenches” of social media since before it was social media,  the massive amount of information and resource tracking skills that are integrated into my business life is pretty massive.

To help streamline my own calendar and prevent schedule conflicts, I decided to revamp my old seattlesocialmedia.com site that was used as a personal test site and provide a useful tool to the community focused around three problems I personally experienced Read more

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Seattle Tech Events

In addition to multiple event based projects for TradeShowSocialMedia.com and Social Media Club Seattle, the northwest region has an active community of technology entrepreneurs, start-ups, and corporate players. The following calendar lists out a number of upcoming Seattle Tech Events.

About Barry Hurd

As an experienced chief digital officer, Barry Hurd provides digital innovation and technology strategy on complex business processes being affected by new technology trends in data monetization strategies, market research, competitive intelligence, big data cloud analysis, cyber risk/security, and PII (personally identifiable information.)

A results oriented business mind, he focuses insight and innovation by applying actionable digital business models. He is an acknowledged leader in online business strategy, thought-leadership, and digital business integration.

He can often be found speaking on topics of Entrepreneurship, Cyber Security, Social Engineering, Big Data, Smart Data, Social Mobile Analytics Cloud (SMA), Marketing, Search Optimization, Social Monitoring, Personally Identifiable Information, Digital Analytics, Online Reputation, Digital Forensics and Competitive Intelligence.

He believes in sharing knowledge and applying concepts to real world problems that are justified with functioning business cases, while exploring how like-minded business models apply across regional and industry channels.

He has presented to

  • Disney Interactive
  • Wall Street Journal
  • TEDx
  • Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA)
  • DEMO.com
  • Attachmate
  • SecureWorld
  • The University of Washington
  • Seattle UniversityWall Street Journal
  • Master Builders Association
  • MIT Enterprise Forums
  • Washington Wine Symposium
  • The Executive Network
  • REI
  • Snohomish, Lake Union, Issaquah & Bellevue Chambers of Commerce
  • Puget Sound Architectural Marketing Council
  • Privacy Identity Innovation
  • MIT Enterprise Forums
  • MarketMix
  • BuzzRE Real Estate Conference
  • Guidepoint Global
  • National Auctioneers Association
  • Bigfoot Social Networking Conference
  • ClubCorp
  • CASE Alumni Network
  • National Association of Realtors
  • RIS – Real Estate Magazine
  • Active Agent 2.0
  • Microsoft
  • Social Media Club
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society
  • NOWA – Northwest Outdoor Writers Association

Past projects have included

  • AIG Global Insurance
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Microsoft XBOX
  • Microsoft World Partner Conference
  • Consumer Electronics Show
  • Walmart
  • Aetna
  • Regence Blue Shield
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Keller Williams
  • REI
  • Washington Technology Industry Association
  • TMP Worldwide
  • Washington State Patrol
  • DEMO.com
  • Cardiac Science
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • AllRecipes.com
  • TEDxSeattle
    Monster.com
  • Richard Petty – NASCAR
  • Maveron Venture Capital
  • IDG Communications
    Devry University
  • Antioch University
  • Ball State University
  • Verizon Superpages
  • TravelClick
  • RIS Media
  • Onvia
  • Big Data Big Innovation
  • Intuit
  • International Insurance Society
  • Microsoft Forefront
  • Microsoft Hololens
  • Hitachi Vantara
  • Mphasis (NextAngles)
  • Dow Jones

Press Coverage

Barry has received press coverage from such sources as the The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Fast Company, Houston Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, St Louis Dispatch, Seattle PI, The Seattle Times, DEMO, Digital Marketing Institute, Better Homes and Gardens, St. Olaf College, Hightable.com, Q13 Fox Seattle, Alltop, TopRank BigList, Social Media Today, Social Media Examiner, MedicalMarcom, Real Estate Magazine, Intent Magazine, Best Big Business Blogs, Bulldog Reporter, WebProNews, Ragan Communications, Mashable, Everett Herald, King County Business Journal, and The National Law Journal (Law.com)

He can also be found Tweeting on @barryhurd

If you would like to have him speak with your group, business, or association – please check out his keynote speaker page.

You can also reach him through this contact page.