What I do and how I do it.
If you have other questions, connect with me to schedule a brief discussion about availability and the type of project you have in mind.
What topics do you speak about?
Quite a few, actually. Recent talks have focused on platforms, Big Data, management, technology, trends, disruption, innovation, and communication.
What are your speaking requirements?
I prefer to use my own computer. I’ve had way too many issues with using other people’s machines.
Beyond that, I’m pretty low-maintenance. I like using projectors, lecterns, and confidence monitors. I prefer lavaliers to proper microphones.
I arrive the night before events to ensure that there are no travel snafus. Finally, on the day of the event, I like to do a soundcheck at least two hours before I’m scheduled to go on. Belts and braces, as they say.
Can I watch some of your talks?
How much do you charge?
Will you write for my site for free?
What kinds of consulting arrangements do you offer?
- Traditional or full-time, on-site consulting
- Milestone consulting (although I admittedly have my reservations about the effectiveness of this type of arrangement)
- Remote consulting
Will you work as a subcontractor?
Do you sign NDAs with your clients?
PC or Mac?
Who built your website?
Babs Hobbs provided some help with the CSS and PHP. For the most part, though, I did. I’ve become pretty decent at WordPress over the past five years.
Got a current resume?
Do you control the prices of your books?
Only The Age of the Platform and The New Small. The rest are out of my control.
Can I guest post on this site?
Can I reprint or cite your articles and blog posts?
- You must attribute my work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
- You may not use my work for commercial purposes without express written permission from me.
- You may not alter, transform, or build upon my work without express written permission from me.
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My New Book
Why Business Communication Fails and How to Fix It.A 60-minute talk about at Cisco Systems about our inability to wean ourselves from jargon and e-mail.
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