What you can expect?
I like to take abstract and technical topics and break them down to simple ideas that are relevant and accessible to an audience. Most of all I love to share what I have learned in a friendly, energetic atmosphere where everyone is interacting, asking questions and absorbing it all. My goal is to always have the audience walk away with useful information that will help them reach their goals. We usually have a few good chuckles on the way.
The desire to teach comes from as far back as I can remember even as a child. Well, nothing’s changed and the passion hasn’t faded a bit. I still get excited when someone’s face lights up as they have those a-ha moments. For the past twenty years, I’ve worked at large corporations like Motorola and Nikon as well as for local government. At each job, I always took the opportunity to train and present even if it wasn’t part of my original job description.
Although my background and skill sets are very diverse, from coding web pages to the finer points of marketing and public relations, it all boils down to communication. I find it a fascinating topic especially when considering how much the internet has effected how we all communicate globally.
Being a Certified Duct Tape Marketing Consultant gives me plenty of solid marketing content to share. (I will never stop learning, but I promise to share what I find.) I speak in front of groups both large and small for all sorts of organizations from local networking groups, Chambers, SCORE workshops,and larger industry trade shows or business conferences.
My Most Requested Topics
- Marketing Strategy – “7 Steps to Small Business Marketing Success”
- Total Online Presence
- Social Media Marketing
- Email Marketing
- WordPress Basics
I’m happy to create a custom presentation tailored for your audience. In the past I’ve presented custom topics such as Facebook, Strategic Partnering and Managing Social Media. (Visit my Slideshare page)
7 Steps to Small Business Marketing Success
Business owners and managers will discover that marketing their operation is even more important – and so much simpler than they thought. They’ll learn that they can finally put their business into overdrive by following a proven, systematic approach. This presentation will show them how to:
- Choose the ideal client they want to do business with
- Charge what they want by increasing value
- Get their sales people off the lonely, cold-call treadmill and get their target market to seek them out
- Reduce stress and saving time for marketing activities
7 Stages of a Total Online Presence
Online marketing can feel overwhelming to a small business owner, but there’s no doubt that a complete online presence is necessary. This presentation covers the concept of why it’s important to build more than just a website and you get some tips and resources to help you get started.
Build Your Total Online Presence
This is a 12 month blueprint to build your complete online presence which is much more than your website. All who attend will learn the five things every home page should have and an evaluation of their current website.
Word of Mouth Marketing
Most of your business comes from Word of Mouth but you still can’t sleep some nights worrying if your phone will ring the next day. This workshop will focus on creating a system of referrals so that you will create a steady stream of referrals that constantly renews itself and keeps your business moving forward.