Speaking & Consulting
In the past I’ve made a considerable portion of my income from consulting, speaking, training, courseware development and writing. These days, I speak 10-15 times per year, do occasional consulting and try and help startups grow however I can (time permitting).
Most of this is based on written and published works (a book, dozens of articles, courseware I’ve developed and debates I’ve participated in … not to mention the thousands of posts on this blog), as well as exposure from previous speaking engagements.
However, I get asked often enough what I speak on, where I do it, whether or not I do consulting and the like that I felt it would be useful to put some information out there – though ultimately I’m happy to talk about any opportunity.
Broadly speaking, I’m available to do speaking on the topics of blogging, startups, advertising, new media, time management and IT. I’m happy to speak at conferences, to do keynotes, to participate in panels, to moderate panels, to do workshops – ultimately anything that is useful and informative for an audience.
In the past 6 years I’ve spoke at more than 100 events, including mesh, the New Communications Forum, industry events to the airline industry, automotive industry, PR and marketing events, technology events, social media events and journalism events (typically on how blogging and journalism collide and how to make the most of that intersection).
Normally I speak in North America, though I tend to do 1-2 European conferences per year.
Over the last 6 months, I’ve begun taking on consulting clients with a bit more regularity. Not full-time by any means, but I now have some time and bandwidth to help companies who can get value from my blend of startup experience, business experience, new media experience, etc.
I recently started a quasi agency to handle these inquiries, called netmobs. It’s very much early days on netmobs, but if you are interested, we’re already doing some impressive projects for a significant list of clients.
Over the past 3 years I’ve consulted with Microsoft, Ebay, CASMA, McGraw-Hill, IBM, Intel and dozens of other organizations in industries as diverse as technology, media, energy, airlines, consumer services, PR and marketing.
I really do love doing consulting work, as it’s really about solving problems, something that’s ultimately one of my biggest passions. Creative solutions to difficult problems.
If you are interested, you can contact me and we can chat about either speaking or consulting work.