My talks are not only informative, but also entertaining. I have found that people are much more engaged with humor and great storytelling than with with bullet-ridden Powerpoint slides.
And I don’t just talk about Social Media tactics and platforms, or repeat the same fluffy, buzzword talking points over and over…I go deeper. I want my audiences to walk away with a deep understanding of what’s happening in the world, and takeaway ideas and tactics that they can start using right away.
Social technologies offer businesses the amazing opportunity to bring a greater level of value and respect to customers and employees. There is an opportunity to be more human, more compassionate and build stronger bonds both inside and outside the company.
No two businesses are alike, so let’s throw away the templates and focus on the unique challenges.
Below is a sample of some of the conferences & organizations where I’ve spoken.
- Social Media Strategies Summit Boston 2013
- Social Media Strategies Summit Dallas 2013
- Social Media Strategies Summit New York City 2013
- Social Media Strategies Summit Las Vegas 2013
- Podcamp East 2013
- Center City Proprietor’s Association
- CEO Intronet
- Constant Contact
- South Street Headhouse District
- National Black MBA Association
- New York University
- Drexel University: LeBow College of Business
- Temple University: Fox School of Business
- Saint Joseph’s University
- Penn State: Smeal School of Business Alumni Association
- AMC Institute: ASAE Pre-Conference
- Social Business: Rewire your Brain, Rewire your Business
- Building The Case for Social Business
- The Art of Inbound Marketing
- How To Build A Social Media Strategy
- How To Build A Buzzworthy Content Strategy
- Creating A Mix: Using Online Advertising To Effectively Support Your Social Media Strategy
- The Q&A Sessions
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“I was looking for someone to speak during a new series we were starting within the Smeal Business Club of Philadelphia. A lot of PSU graduates in the area were entrepreneurs, hungry for the opportunity to come together and build their own personal brands. I just wasn’t sure who to select out of a sea of “experts”. My social media friends sang the praises of a man named Jeff Gibbard. Coincidentally, SCORE was holding a free social media event where Jeff was speaking. I attended and, like everyone in the audience, was blown away. While I grew my online business using “social” tools, I was stuck when it came to generating ideas to promote my family’s electronics contract manufacturing firm. It is a totally different industry and I was having trouble translating what I had done for my own business to my family’s business. Expecting to hear the same speech that all social experts give, I was immediately surprised. The energy that Jeff gives off during a speaking engagement is incredible. His content is exciting in and of itself. But the level at which he presents it is truly amazing. Inspired by his discussion, I, of course, invited him to speak to the PSU entrepreneurs. He killed it.
If you are looking for someone to “rock” a speaking engagement, I wholeheartedly and enthusiastically recommend Jeff. He even brings his own hype man ”
Electro Soft, Incorporated
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“I enjoyed your energy today. Your presentation was informative and relevant to my social media issues. I’ve gathered several takeaways that I can start working on right away. Thank you for taking the time to speak with us.”
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“Jeff was dynamic and engaging. Obviously knows his businesses. Great presenter!”
Goods Online Inc.
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“Jeff was one of the best presenters I have seen. He kept it informative, humorous and fast paced.”
-John M. O’Donnell
President, John O’Donnell & Sons Inc.
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“Amazing Social Media Presentation! Thank you for sharing your expertise with the SCORE group, you really made an impact on the way small businesses will succeed. True Voice Media is certainly doing it’s part on helping the local economy grow!”
Business Development University
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“Jeff’s session, “Social Media: Generating Leads and Beyond” was excellent! Being a bit of a “geek” and having sat through many social media sessions I did not expect to learn anything new. I walked away from Jeff’s session with a great real-life story of just how far word-of-mouth can spread and a desire to convert more site visitors to leads. Jeff proved to be a very effective speaker that is sure to be a hit with most any crowd.”
General Manager, IMI Association Executives
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“Jeff presented a session on Social Media at the AMC Institute meeting in August 2010. I’ve sat through numerous presentations on the subject and I have to say Jeff’s was by far the best I’ve ever heard. He made Social Media approachable and understandable for tech geeks, those who dabble (like myself) and those who are a little intimidated by it (like my COO who was there). Jeff was able to not only describe what each type of media does, but how it might be applied effectively. The presentation was entertaining, informative and inspiring. We are motivated to get out there and start participate in the dialogue. The best part was: “there are conversations going on all over out there. Are you part of them?”
-J. Michael Hoehn
Vice President, Business Development & Consulting, CMI