Speaking to Startups and Storytellers

After more than a decade presenting predominantly at marketing conferences, for 2013 I challenged myself to reach out to different audiences and address new topics. So I kicked off the year with a TED-style talk on the internet of things at xPotomac — more tech conference than marketing event, and my first speaking engagement in Washington DC. Then I returned home to the Long Island Digital Summit — while this one was emphatically a marketing event, I spoke “off topic” about leadership in a digital age.

And now I’d like to announce two new speaking engagements. At the first, I’ll be presenting to NY-area startups and members of the venture capital community — both important audiences for my executive coaching services. At the second, I’ll be educating an auditorium full of — wait for it — librarians about how local organizations can own the blur between digital and real-world social engagement. Read on for the details.

Funding Post VC Angel

NY-area startups and the people who invest in them can catch me at the FundingPost NYC Summer Angel & VC Event on August 7th. I’ll be there, along with long-time colleague and frequent collaborator Barry Sideroff (his marketing consultancy Direct Ventures Inc is an event sponsor), mixing, mingling, and speaking about the critical success factors for startups looking to scale up. Funding Post has a track record of running highly successful events that put tech company founders together with investors looking for high potential, early stage companies. This particular event promises a stunning waterfront venue in lower Manhattan, strong attendance by key members of the NYC angel and venture capital communities, and a combination of expert panelists and promising startup presenters. Register here for a cost-effective, high-impact afternoon with Funding Post.


In October, I’ll make a trip to Sandusky, Ohio to address 800 or so library sciences professionals at the Ohio Library Council’s 2013 Convention & Expo. In my keynote — Face-to-Facebook: How Digital, Social & Mobile Technologies Connect Real World Communities will explore how local organizations can put Main Street back at the center of our social lives. I don’t suspect many of you are librarians (or in Ohio) but I think this is a topic that will hold valuable lessons for any business, organization or non-profit regardless of sector looking to build a powerful, central presence in its local community. More info here — and I’ll be sure to share my presentation after the event.

I look forward to meeting some of you at one of these great events.


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