I regularly speak and give workshops on the topics of online reputation and privacy. I also speak about entrepreneurial topics and my ongoing journey building BrandYourself. I can speak at your conference or speak to your employees about the importance of managing their presence online.
A few of my topics:
Online Privacy/Reputation – Your online reputation matters even if you’re responsible online: In an age of cyber bullying, revenge porn, hate sites, and inadequate online privacy laws, everyone needs the power to understand and protect their reputation on the web. This presentation has two focuses. First, it highlights a world where a single bad tweet or review can derail your career, and the reasons why EVERYBODY should pay attention to their online reputation and privacy—whether you’re in high school or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Second, I highlight the simple things people can do to put their best foot forward on the web and protect themselves.
BrandYourself Origin story – How a company from Upstate NY came into an industry dominated by incumbents and helped reinvent it: In this presentation I outline the history of BrandYourself and how we brought a fresh new model into an industry dominated by traditional big players. We weren’t from a major city like San Fran–we began in Syracuse NY. The founders weren’t “wunderkinds” who dropped out of Stanford or Harvard and our parents didn’t buy us our first computer when were 11. In fact, none of us had ever even taken a business class. We had an idea and a mentality to fiercely focus on product and customer. While the road hasn’t been perfect, there are a lot of lessons to draw from it, most importantly the fact that there is no prototype for success.