This has been an incredible year of speaking at conferences, companies and events. I'm truly blessed to have the opportunities to share my stories, tips and techniques with audiences.
Here are some highlights from this year
- Surrounded by friends and peers who I admire, I began the year speaking at New Media Expo in Las Vegas.
- I provided the keynote presentation for the VMUG Conference in Nashville and Boston.
- I got to present in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at the MoSo Music and Social Conference where I made new friends and heard tons of amazing music.
- I recently returned from the Limitless Business Day Conference in St. John's, Newfoundland, a beautiful place everyone needs to visit.
- A major highlight of the year was my keynote presentation to nearly 1,300 students at the American Marketing Association's Youth Collegiate Conference in New Orleans.
- I was the Nashville Technology Council and LinkedIn's keynote speaker at the LinkedIn Live Conference.
- My speaking travels even took me to Birmingham, Alabama, where I was snowed in! The freak blizzard resulted in my missing my chance to meet Neil Young (it's a long story), but I had a great time getting to know the attendees better.
I absolutely love to present to different audiences. Whether it's a corporate training session or an auditorium with over a thousand people, I thrive on this. It took me years to realize how much I enjoy public speaking, but I suppose I should have known because of my background.
Many people don't know that I am a Second City (Toronto) graduate. When I lived in Ireland, I had an improv comedy troupe. We performed improv shows each week in Galway, which always had our audience in stitches. It's this experience that brings my quirky sense of humor to the forefront when I present. If nobody laughs, I get nervous, luckily they always laugh (sometimes even with me).
Why hire me?
Most conferences hire me to be their keynote speaker to get the audience pumped up and ready to make the most of their time attending. My main presentation is called New Business Networking (the same as my book and podcast). By teaching the attendees (organizers and sponsors) how to network effectively, they have a better time at the conference and this results in new business, partnerships, hires and friendships.
If attendees have a great time and find value in your conference they will return next year and bring their friends. Who doesn't want their conference to grow, right?
2015 or bust
Next year is just about here, 2015 is right around the corner. Let's talk about how I will make your conference a massive success by arming your attendees with everything they need to get the most bang for their buck. Whether it's how to be social using social media to build relationships, or how to listen effectively to remember names and faces, there's plenty in my presentations for everyone (even Neil Young).
Pick up the phone and call me at 615-823-1608 today or email me dave@daveAdelaney.com. Let's get the ball rolling and make 2015 amazing together.
If you would like to read recommendations, see a short video and learn about my other presentations please visit my speaking page.