So you want me to speak at your event?
I know how challenging it is to lock down someone who will educate, engage and entertain a crowd.
I’ve planned many events over the last few years and have ultimately worn two sets of shoes as both the planner and presenter. No matter how big or how small the audience, it’s always important to lock down speakers who can deliver value and keep the audience’s attention. I understand how important it is to have a speaker who delivers on their promise as they can both make or break an event.
I always aim to make it.
— Cruz Buchanan (@Cruz_Buchanan) September 12, 2016
— Nicola Potter (@nicolajenefer) September 12, 2016
— Greg Gifford (@GregGifford) September 12, 2016
I’m asked to speak at conferences, provide seminars and a handful of other types of events on a weekly basis. I can’t say yes to everything but I can promise that I’ll always give 110% when I agree to take on the role of speaker for your event.
For me, the best type of events are those with a goal of inspiring people to become their best or informing people of the many benefits that technology has offered organizations and individuals.
Over the last few years, I’ve spoke to organizations ranging from Nestle and Unilever to Tim Hortons and Bacardi. I’ve spoke at large scale events like Mozcon and local events like Podcamp. I’ve spoke at a variety of Colleges and Universities across the country and have been praised time and time again for my approach to delivering a story that captivates while offering valuable insights.
— John Doherty (@dohertyjf) September 12, 2016
If you’re looking for someone to educate, engage and entertain your audience:
For the last few years, I’ve been striving to educate groups on how to use social media to achieve their business goals and objectives through digital technology and social media. Over the last few years, I’ve started focusing on helping organizations better understand content marketing and the role it plays in their organizations success.
I use an interactive, high energy, vibrant and personalized approach to every group I encounter and ensure that every presentation is customized to address the specific needs of my audience.
MSVU, Leaders & Learners, 2015:
Every presentation I give is either completely or slightly different from one in the past.
Here Are Some Of My Most Popular Presentations (Over 1M Views) …
Digital Marketing Trends & The Future Of Communications
Moore’s Law is the idea that the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles every 2 years and was the prediction of Gordon Moore back in 1965. What if I told you that this rate of growth has gone beyond circuits and has become a part of our day to day evolution as marketers?
Well, that’s exactly what I’m telling you.
The deck on the left is a high level look at the contents that would be delivered during this presentation.Let's Chat
Social Media Marketing Channels & Opportunities
This presentation was viewed more than 170,000 times at the time of writing this speaking page. It’s been shared by some of the leading VCs in the world and distributed around the offices of everything from startups to Fortune 500 companies. The reason this presentation was able to attract this much attention is simple: Instagram has changed the game.
As marketers, it’s important to stay ahead of the latest trends and technologies and I aim to educate organizations on exactly that. Whether we’re talking about channels like Pinterest, Instagram or Snapchat – I show organizations what tools will work for them and what tools will not.
The deck on the left is a high level look at the contents that would be delivered during a presentation on new channels.Let's Chat
The Power & Role Of Content Marketing In Today’s World
I’ve worked as a content marketing strategist for some of the countries fastest growing startups and a variety of Fortune 500 companies. We’ve all heard about the power of content and the role it plays in the marketing world but how many of us actually know how to leverage content to drive meaningful and measurable results?
As the author of Stand Out: The Content Marketing Guide for Entrepreneurs – I’m equipped with the insight and knowledge to help show an audience how they can leverage content to stand out in the crowd. Whether it’s an industry that is considered “boring” by common standards or an organization that is simply looking to try something new – I have the information, data and case studies to show you how the way.
The deck on the left is a high level look at some of my beliefs on content marketing as a whole.Let's Chat
My Philosophies On Entrepreneurship & The Hustle
Over the last few years, I’ve learned a lot of lessons from starting my own business to working with startups and ongoing discussion with entrepreneurs and mentors from around the world. I started my first business in high school and have continued along the path of entrepreneurship ever since.
If you’re looking for a talk about the high’s and low’s of entrepreneurship along with a transparent look at some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way – I have a story that is sure to inspire. If you’re looking for someone to talk about the value of hustles and what that word really means – I’m likely the man for the job..
The deck on the left is a high level look at some of my beliefs on entrepreneurship.Let's Chat
So there you have it.
Those are just a handful of some of the topics I cover when I’m hired to speak at an event or for an organization. Still not sure if I’m the right fit for the job?
Here’s a little bit about me…
I’m a digital marketing strategist and entrepreneur with a passion for technology and communications. I’ve spent the last seven years working in communications and digital marketing in a variety of roles. I’ve consulted as the VP of Marketing for many startups and as the Director of Content Marketing. I’ve also helped train and develop entire content marketing teams within organizations and brands.
Early in my career, I worked as a digital strategist for the CBC, developing their first social media strategy for the maritimes and then with ad agencies before striking out on my own to start Foundation Marketing. Since then, I’ve built two additional companies; Hustle & Grind and Crate.
Over the years, I’ve had many conversations with executives about the value of a brand and what a brand actually represents. Some people think a brand is a pretty picture and some people think a brand is defined by whatever the executives come up with in the boardroom. I’m a believer that your brand is what people say about your company when they aren’t being asked questions in a focus group.
It’s not what YOU say about your brand, it’s what your AUDIENCE says about your brand. In public speaking, the same logic should be applied. Most people who give presentations like to believe that they are great at what they do. In reality, it’s the people who should define how great you are. That’s why I’m happy to share with you some authentic conversations that have come from my talks:
What people say about my speaking & presentations…
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“It’s wonderful to listen to someone capable of following their slides and totally engage their audience.” – SMUBDC Attendee
“Ross gave a presentation to our group on Social Media. He was very entertaining and easy to listen to and we all learned a lot. I especially liked his ability to reach the entire audience, regardless of their skill level on the topic.” – Erinn Smith
“Ross spoke at our 38th Annual ‘Learners & Leaders’ conference at Mount Saint Vincent University. His energy and enthusiasm captivated the audience of over 250 students while his knowledge of both social media and business applications kept his talk valuable and relevant. Students have been talking about him every day since the conference ended, inspired by his talk and how to apply concrete tactics to gain a competitive advantage. He was the hit of the conference!” – Will Murray, Professor MSVU
“He was an excellent presenter- interesting, very knowledgeable and he was able to offer insights to each attendee that were specific to their needs. It was by far the most comprehensive seminar I’ve been to on this subject- and I’ve attended many! I would absolutely recommend Ross to anyone looking for an engaging, charismatic and knowledgeable speaker!” – Brigid Milway, Marketing Director
“We asked Ross to speak twice at Podcamp Halifax and he both entertained and informed the audience with his high level of knowledge, engaging personality and professional demeanor. I would not hesitate to recommend Ross in the future.” – Ryan Deschamps