My successes and my failures help me connect deeply with people, and share some of the ways that small businesses can survive and grow in small towns. Based my experiences using new technologies in my own businesses, I speak on social media, small business, economic development and marketing. Because interactivity is the key to learning, every presentation I do is interactive.
In over 100 events ranging from my own community up to international audiences in the U.K., Canada and Australia, I’ve worked with audiences from 10 people up to 600. Those events include entrepreneur conferences, business groups, small town conferences, tourism associations, economic development associations and chambers of commerce.
Sometimes, it takes an outsider’s perspective to ask just the right question or see the overlooked potential. I bring that perspective along with examples and stories of what other towns have tried and learned.
Rather than a traditional hour-long presentation, I want to join you and your people in a discussion. We all pull our chairs up together. We get on the same side of the problem, and we all work together on discovering and creating solutions that work in your place. These sessions are absolutely the best thing I’ve found to make sure that something good changes because of our time together.