Speaking Engagements 2008

[See also: Current speaking engagements - 2009]

ciprtraining CIPR MasterClass: New Media for Old Hands. [Speaking] London, December 4, 2008. A half-day workshop that will offer solutions for real life issues faced by experienced PR practitioners who want to learn more about social media and how they can incorporate them into their current work. 4th repeat. Register online.
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Chinwag Live: Xmas Futures, Crystal Balls? [Speaking] London, December 2, 2008. Panelist discussing the theme “In the digital world of diverse media, platforms, distribution and user behaviour, what does the future hold?” Register online.

icon-barcelona New Media in PR and Communication Strategy. [Speaking] Barcelona, Spain, November 26-27, 2008. Conference chair and keynote speaker. Details to come.
ciprtraining CIPR MasterClass: New Media for Old Hands. [Speaking] London, November 12, 2008. A half-day workshop that will offer solutions for real life issues faced by experienced PR practitioners who want to learn more about social media and how they can incorporate them into their current work. 3rd repeat. Register online.
bondi120 Tell Me More About Social Media. [Speaking] A Bond-i 90-minute Webinar, November 11, 2008, 11am UK. A tour of the social media ecosystem to help make sense of it all for you and your organization. Register online.
prii New Media in PR and Communications Strategies. [Speaking] Dublin, November 6, 2008. One-day workshop for the PRII: practical information and advice you need to use new media to enhance the overall success of your communications programmes. Register online.
 smib Social Media in Business. [Speaking] Marlow, October 23, 2008. Presentation on social media and communication strategy. Download brochure (PDF). Register online.
A Rough Guide to Social Media. [Speaking] London, October 8, 2008. A one-day workshop that will address blogs, Twitter, social networks and more, to help you make strategic sense of it all for you and your organization. Register online.
socialmediamarketing Social Media Marketing [Speaking] London, September 30, 2008. A half-day seminar on the revolution of social networks, social media and blog technology, and how this is affecting companies’ online marketing strategy. Speaking on the impact of social media on the PR industry. Register online.
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FIR Live on BlogTalk Radio. [Speaking] Phone/online, September 20, 2008, 10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm UK. Discussion topic: The question raised on the blog eGov.au: “I’ve often wondered about the strength of the relationship between an organisation’s commitment to internal communications and its commitment to an effective intranet. I have worked in organisations with strong internal comms cultures, but with very poor intranets.” Free to participate: to join in the conversation, pick up a phone and call +1 347 324 3723. Visit the FIR BlogTalk Radio page to listen online, or call the same number above. The show will also be recorded and available via the usual FIR RSS channels including iTunes. [Note: this is the show originally scheduled for Aug 23.]
ciprtraining CIPR Northern Conference. [Speaking] Manchester, September 19, 2008. Futurology Master Class: exploring how media and communications are changing, with some blue-sky thinking on what the future may hold. Download brochure (PDF). Register online.
girlgeekdinner London Girl Geek Dinners 3rd Anniversary Dinner. London, August 28, 2008. Sign-up limit quickly reached, now a waiting list. I signed up very early so I’ll be there. From 6pm.
raganlogo Podcast to Build Your Corporate Reputation. [Speaking] Ragan webinar, August 5, 2008, 3pm EST / 8pm UK. Register online. Discount for Ragan Select members. [See the PPT on Scribd.]
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FIR Live on BlogTalk Radio. [Speaking] Phone/online, July 26, 2008, 10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm UK. Discussion topic: At what stage do marketers and communicators really need to get to grips with new communication tools? Free to participate: to join in the conversation, pick up a phone and call +1 347 324 3723. Visit the FIR BlogTalk Radio page to listen online, or call the same number above. The show will also be recorded and available via the usual FIR RSS channels including iTunes.
wordcampuk120 WordCamp UK. Birmingham, July 19-20, 2008. An unconference. Details on the wiki. I’ll be there on July 20.
ciprtraining CIPR MasterClass: How To Blog. [Speaking] London, July 7, 2008. Designed to provide you with practical tips and advice, this class will cover all you need to know about blogging including defining a blog, examples of business blogs, policies and guidelines, and planning a business blog; plus a hands-on interactive online session on determining your ‘blogging voice’ and creating blog posts. Half-day workshop. Register online.
marketing2seminar Marketing 2.0. [Speaking] Manchester, July 1, 2008. A half-day seminar on how the web is dramatically influencing the way in which people communicate and interact with brands and companies. Speaking on the impact of social media on the PR industry. Register online.
edelman-logo The Edelman New Media Academic Summit 2008, co-hosted by PR Week. [Speaking] Chicago, USA, June 26-27, 2008. Panelist on "Global Perspectives: How new media is changing communications outside the USA." [Video recordings of all panel sessions available.]
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FIR Live on BlogTalk Radio. [Speaking] Phone/online, June 14, 2008, 10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm UK. Discussion topic: Five questions about the Cluetrain Manifesto. Free to participate: to join in the conversation, pick up a phone and call +1 347 324 3723. Visit the FIR BlogTalk Radio page to listen online, or call the same number above. The show will be recorded and available via the usual FIR RSS channels including iTunes.
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FIR Live on BlogTalk Radio. [Speaking] Phone/online, June 11, 2008, 10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm UK. Discussion topic: PR spam and what to do about it, featuring panel discussion. Free to participate: to join in the conversation, pick up a phone and call +1 347 324 3723. Visit the FIR BlogTalk Radio page to listen online, or call the same number above. The show will be recorded and available via the usual FIR RSS channels including iTunes.
technet DesignIT 2008 contest, roundtable discussion. [Speaking] London, June 11, 2008. Panelist, leading discussion on "Blogging and Web 2.0 is expanding at a phenomenal rate. Traditional outlets for expression are at risk of being overtaken and buried by this new phenomenon. Is this the end of traditional forms of art?" [Audio and video recordings of the panel discussion available.]
ragansummitlondon The International Employee Communications Summit. London, June 4-6, 2008. Register online. I plan to be there on June 6.
socialmediainfluence Social Media Influence. [Speaking] London, June 4, 2008. Panel session: "Putting the ‘public’ back into public relations." Register online. [Conference videos available on YouTube.]
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FIR Live on BlogTalk Radio. [Speaking] Phone/online, May 24, 2008, 10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm UK. Discussion topic: Five questions about the Cluetrain Manifesto. Free to participate: to join in the conversation, pick up a phone and call +1 347 324 3723. Visit the FIR BlogTalk Radio page to listen online, or call the same number above. The show will be recorded and available via the usual FIR RSS channels including iTunes. [This show was cancelled halfway through due to technical problems. Rescheduled for June 14.]
dontpanicsocialmedia The Don’t Panic Guide to Social Media. [Speaking] London, May 23, 2008. Conference chair. Download brochure (PDF). Register online.
innovationedge The Innovation Edge. London, May 20, 2008. Bringing together a powerful mix of the world’s leading academic, political and industry experts to consider the latest developments in innovation. Register online. Organized by NESTA.
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Blog Pitching Update for PR: Top Tech Online Influencers Reveal Advanced Blog Relations Practices. [Speaking] Audio conference (participate by telephone), May 15, 2008, 1pm EDT / 6pm BST.

conferenceboardtorch71 Virtual Worlds Strategies for Real-World Businesses from The Conference Board. [Speaking] Webcast, May 15, 2008, 10am EDT / 3pm BST. Register online.
prii Battling Against the Tide, the 2008 annual conference of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland. [Speaking] Dublin, May 9, 2008. Presenting on "The tools that define modern communications." Download brochure (PDF). Register online.
employeebrandengagement Employee Brand Engagement Conference from MarketingWeek. [Speaking] London, April 28-30, 2008. A senior-level approach to discussing how to improve bottom line profitability through communicating business values, strategies and sustaining engagement on a budget. My speaking topic: Assessing the impact of social media on company reputations. Register online.
ciprtraining CIPR MasterClass: New Media for Old Hands. [Speaking] London, April 24, 2008. A half-day workshop that will offer solutions for real life issues faced by experienced PR practitioners who want to learn more about social media and how they can incorporate them into their current work. 2nd repeat. Register online.
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FIR Live on BlogTalk Radio. [Speaking] Phone/online, April 19, 2008, 10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm UK. Discussion topic: How can companies get their messages out through social media channels when the participants in social media resist the intrusion of companies trying to deliver messages? Free to participate: to join in the conversation, pick up a phone and call +1 347 324 3723. Visit the FIR BlogTalk Radio page to listen online, or call the same number above. The show will be recorded and available via the usual FIR RSS channels including iTunes.
disruptivemedia Disruptive Media: From Mass Media to Micro Media. [Speaking] Stockholm, April 16-17, 2008. Keynote speaker on Apr 16; leading social media workshop "A Rough Guide to Social Media for Business Communicators" on Apr 17. Register online.
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FIR Live on BlogTalk Radio. [Speaking] Phone/online, March 22, 2008, 10am PST / 1pm EST / 5pm GMT. Discussion topic: Is public relations two way? Free to participate: to join in the conversation, pick up a phone and call +1 347 324 3723. Visit the FIR BlogTalk Radio page to listen online, or call the same number above. The show will be recorded and available via the usual FIR RSS channels including iTunes.
euroblog2008 EuroBlog 2008: Social Media and The Future of PR. [Speaking] Brussels, March 13-15, 2008. Keynote presentation and interactive seminar speaker, March 14 (see draft agenda). Register online.
ciprtraining CIPR MasterClass: New Media for Old Hands. [Speaking] London, March 6, 2008. A half-day workshop that will offer solutions for real life issues faced by experienced PR practitioners who want to learn more about social media and how they can incorporate them into their current work. 1st repeat. Register online.
ciprtraining CIPR MasterClass: New Media for Old Hands. [Speaking] London, February 26, 2008. A half-day workshop that will offer solutions for real life issues faced by experienced PR practitioners who want to learn more about social media and how they can incorporate them into their current work. Register online.
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FIR Live on BlogTalk Radio. [Speaking] Phone/online, February 9, 2008, 10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm GMT. This live call-in episode of the FIR podcast will focus a discussion on the blurring of the lines between internal and external communications. Free to participate: to join in the conversation, pick up a phone and call +1 347 324 3723. Visit the FIR BlogTalk Radio page to listen online, or call the same number above. The show will be recorded and available via the usual FIR RSS channels including iTunes.
dontpaniccrisis The Don’t Panic Guide to Crisis Communications. London, January 25, 2008. Exploring the skills needed to successfully respond, manage and survive a crisis and protect the reputation of your company or organization. Register online.
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Pitching Top Blogs: Influential Bloggers Share PR Do’s and Don’ts of the New Media Age. [Speaking] Audio conference (participate by telephone), January 24, 2008, 1pm EST / 6pm GMT. Register online.

Last updated: October 16, 2008.

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