Social Media Guru & Trust Agent
Chris Brogan, the president of Human Business Works and CEO of Owner Media Group, is a pioneer in the social media revolution. An eleven-year veteran of using social media and both web and mobile technologies to build digital relationships for businesses, organizations, and individuals, he seeks to show audiences how to tap into the power of social networks to build a brand's influence, reputation, and overall value. Brogan is also the Publisher of Owner Magazine, a business magazine helping others improve their worth by growing their capabilities and connections. Read More >
Speaking to Your Organization
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Social Media Camp 2012 - Chris Brogan Keynote
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If people can buy from anyone, why buy from you? In this age of distractions where rectangles of glass have seized our attention, how do we show people that we care about their success beyond the sale? In this new world, every business must become a media business, but how do we rise above the noise? And why does a technology from the 1990s hold some of the best hope for your future success? Join business advisor and New York Times bestselling author Chris Brogan for an actionable dive into how to build an Insider strategy for success.
Only a handful of huge companies still exist. In the midst of this, smaller and midsized companies are using marketing and sales techniques that were tooled to match the size and scale of the Industrial Revolution. Everything in the business world has changed, except for the tools of marketing and selling. And all the while, people haven’t changed one bit. Learn from Chris Brogan how to go about marketing and selling as if you’re talking to just one person at a time, and how you can do this profitably.
We're in an amazing time. There's more sales and marketing data available to us than ever before. However, an abundance of data causes all new issues along with some great opportunities. How can you take advantage of the power of exceptional marketing and sales data at the time of need instead of weeks later, in a historical format? What are the opportunities related to velocity-based-marketing? How can anyone in the sales chain (from marketer to salesperson to point-of-sales person) take advantage of this great opportunity? Join business advisor Chris Brogan of Owner Media Group as he covers this and other related topics.
Over the past five years, business has changed dramatically. Between resizing efforts, flattening of hierarchies, and a whole wave of technological shifts that encourage new methods of interaction and business-making, corporations no face new challenges. How do you retain your better employees? How do you prevent brain drain? How do you utilize the best of the new technologies without causing productivity damage? How can we encourage employees to feel a sense of ownership of their duties and roles? Starting with concepts and then moving into concrete planning examples, this speech provides guidance and execution-ready concepts for your organization’s approach to improved contributions and productivity.
You’ve been told to blog. You’ve been told to podcast. Someone told you to make more video. What they didn’t provide was a simple, concrete method to build up sales and marketing volume through the creation of integrated and easy-to-produce content creation and distribution strategies for your organization. Meet with a 17-year veteran of the online content space and learn a framework for creating, distributing and maximizing potential value from your content marketing and social media usage.
We used to try to sell to everyone, but times have changed. Finding the specific people we can best serve now outweighs the intent to reach the masses, but that means we must build even deeper connections, and do more with them. How have technological shifts empowered more selective marketing, selective selling, and frictionless buying? What can you do to take advantage of these trends? What will your business do to breathe life and purpose into all these new digital technologies so that you’re building business and not just bleating into the void?
"Chris Brogan, true to his reputation, is the authority when it comes to helping companies discover and implement social media into their business model. At the recent Thomson Innovation Summit, I had the opportunity to work closely with Chris in developing content and defining his role as the facilitator of what proved to be a fascinating discussion around enabling and monetizing professional social networks. Chris not only knew his stuff as a panelist, but also challenged attendees to think differently about how to generate ROI in a strict corporate culture using social media and digital tools. His participation and prowess in the field undoubtedly added to the success of the event."
"Chris Brogan is a true genius when it comes to delivering compelling presentations on complex topics. When I invited him to speak at the Killer App Expo I knew he’d be informative and insightful but even better than that he was also entertaining. Everyone who attended his session came away enlightened and excited about incorporating social media tools into their lives and businesses. If you’re looking for someone to come in and rally the troops around the use of social media I can think of no better person than Chris Brogan."
"Chris is a rock star of sorts in social media circles and I felt that he would be a natural to speak at the Summit. I didn’t know what to expect, I didn’t know what kind of a speaker he was I just knew his content was great. To answer the question…he is a GREAT speaker. He was entertaining and kept the audience engaged through the entire keynote. What I like about Chris is that he keeps things in perspective regarding social media. Social media is about being social. It is about listening and being a 'promiscuous connector.' Chris couldn’t have been nicer to deal with or more accommodating with his time."
"Chris was a HUGE hit at the conference. He was not only engaging but also affable and approachable. He spent a few days with us and added tremendous value even after his presentation! Thank you so much for your help in drawing him to the conference and facilitating a change in schedule one week out! We will never forget your support in the final inning. It was a close call but you pulled it out for us. Thanks again!"
"Chris Brogan grabs his audience up and engages them in an interactive exchange that takes everyone through a journey of social media enlightenment. At the nxt.pr PRSA Southwest District conference, Chris led his group on an exploration of possibilities and solid case studies that each participant could take back and implement in their own organizations. I highly recommend Chris to anyone serious about engaging in social media."
"I was on a panel that Chris moderated, I have been introduced by Chris as the MC at an event, and I was in the audience when he spoke at the Inbound Marketing Summit. In all three cases, Chris did a great job. There are two things about Chris that I like as a speaker. First, he is very authentic — he has no pretenses and is very real. Second, he knows what he is talking about — he is one of only a handful of people that really 'gets' the social mediasphere and is articulate about it."
:Chris Brogan connects with audiences, which is what makes his a special kind of speaker. He’s down-to-earth, expertly informed and professional…not to mention, a lot of fun to watch. I’m looking forward to sharing the stage with him again."
"Chris Brogan’s presentation and presence at the event has definitely contributed to the conference’s success. We learned a lot from his speech, which was entertaining and knowledgeable. His charisma, kind nature and giving personality was a good illustration for us on how to succeed in social media. We came back after the event enriched with new ideas and inspirations. Chris Brogan gave us a keynote without which the event would not be the same."
"Chris Brogan was an overwhelming success at our most recent event. His presentation style was authentic, engaging and entertaining. Most importantly, Chris proved to be an effective and informative speaker. We will definitely be asking him back."