How to reach Debbie quickly

The quickest way to reach me is to fill out my speaking request form.  My fees are typical for a internationally-known speaker. I can usually get back to you within 24 hours.

>> Click here to learn more about my keynotes.

Why hire Debbie

Named one of the Most Influential Women in Technology in 2010 by Fast Company, I have inspired, informed and entertained executives and marketers throughout the U.S., Canada, the UK, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and China. My keynotes and workshops are praised for being clear and provocative and I’m known for an informal and unpretentious style.

My topics are the why and how of social media and blogging as well as a broader look at the future of business, marketing and communications. I tailor each presentation to the audience’s knowledge and business goals. More importantly, I try to anticipate the audience’s questions and address their needs. Every talk I give is different. Participants can expect to walk away with a healthy dose of inspiration, big ideas and hands-on tactics they can execute immediately.

Debbie’s Speaking and Workshop Topics

5 Truths About Marketing to Baby Boomers With Social Media [VIDEO and SLIDES]

Your Digital Footprint: Personal, Professional or Both? [SLIDES]

Corporate Blogging: a Revolution in Corporate Communications [VIDEO]

Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot [SLIDES]

Puncturing 5 Key Myths of Corporate Blogging [SLIDES]

Friending Over 50: What Baby Boomers’ Fast Growing Adoption of Social Media Means to You [SLIDES and VIDEO]

5 Ways to Kill Your Corporate Blog [VIDEO]

Social Media 101 [Half-day Workshop]

Disarmed executives at internal presentation for Elli Lilly

Obviously expert in Social Media constructs, Debbie disarmed our client’s executives with her easy going style, self-deprecating humor and quick wit. - David Milliken, Blueline Simulations

Praise for keynote in Dubai

It was such a pleasure having you as a speaker. Your presentation was amazing and I truly enjoyed it! - Kosta Petrov, Conference Director for The New Media Event

Clear, provocative and entertaining

My speaking is highly praised for being clear, provocative and entertaining. I deconstruct social media as a business strategy and make it relevant to your company or organization. I have inspired thousands of executives and entrepreneurs throughout the U.S., Canada, the UK, Europe, the Middle East and China. I love speaking to a demanding audience. 

What’s the right way to get started with social media?

Should you be blogging and Twittering to form authentic relationships with your customers and ultimately sell more? Should you have a YouTube channel and a Facebook fan page? How much time and talent does it take to create and maintain these social networking outposts? What are the best ways to measure success?

These are the kinds of questions I ask - and answer - in my keynotes. I give the audience easy and actionable To Do’s to take back to the office and execute that day.

Corporate Blogging Keynote: Ready / Fire / Aim

Link to video on YouTube.

I speak French in this interview about corporate blogging

More About Corporate and CEO blogging

Interview with Simon Chen, CEO of TaguchiMail, at BlogWorld Expo


Ignite DC: Friending Over 50 ( 5 minutes, 20 slides)


Keynotes and Speaking Engagements (Partial List)

The Conference Board
Elli Lilly
Edelman China [Beijing and Shanghai]
American Marketing Association
Fleishman Hillard [Paris, in French]
Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA)
Melcrum [London]
Ragan Speechwriters Conference
NewsEngine PR 10th Anniversary [Antwerp, Belgium]
American Society of Journalists and Authors
IIR’s The New Media Event [Dubai]
International Association of Business Communicators
American Institute of CPAs
Arent Fox
Fairleigh Dickinson University (Schering-Plough Executive Lecture)
Purdue University
Public Relations Society of America
NewComm Forum
Media Relations Summit
WebCom Montréal [Montréal]

Hey Debbie, can you speak to our group?

The quickest way to reach me is to fill out my speaking request form.  My fees are typical for an experienced and nationally-recognized speaker. I can usually get back to you within 24 hours.

>> Click here to learn more about my keynotes.

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