Speaker & Sponsor

Although I have a fear of public speaking, my belief in sharing what what I have learn so others can benefit overrides that fear.   Over the years I have had the opportunity to share my experience with others through a variety of venues.

Speaking Engagements

Pitch U : Designing Your Pitch

June 10th, 2015
Pitch U, Charleston

Private coaching session for students of Pitch U in Charleston.   An overview of the basic elements that should be in every pitch, a review of students current pitch decks, and advise students on refining the pitch. The session helps students make the most of their 5-minutes-of-attention investors they have with potential investors.

Big Idea Pitch

April, 2015
Big Idea Inaugural Event, Charleston

Present an equity and investment opportunity to potential angels and investment agencies in front of a public audience.    The four-minute pitch is meant to obtain potential funding leads.    Several funding opportunities  and a number of consulting engagements on “how to pitch” have resulted from my presentation at this event.     I am now coaching several local businesses on presenting their company to investors.

Six Figure WordPress Plugins

March, 2015
WordPress User Group, Charleston

An hour-long presentation and interactive session at the Charleston WordPress User Group introduced plugin developers to the basic concepts of crafting plugins on a freemium model.   How to employ WordPress best practices, leveraging hooks and filters, finding the need, and servicing the customer were part of this introductory conversation.

Mobile App Development

May, 2013
Charleston Digital Corridor

An introduction to mobile application development for a target audience of business owners and developers.   The presentation covered the basic nomenclature of application development, various development platforms, pitfalls and gotchas, and the the nuances of native IOS and Android versus cross-platform development options.

Charity & Sponsorship

When not speaking at an event, I try to find time to contribute to events that help others share their experience.   I opt to give to charity or sponsor events where the primary objective is to share knowledge.   As such I have been lucky enough to have been allowed to sponsor the following events and organizations:

  • WordCamp
    • Orlando December 2014, Microsponsor
    • Charleston May 2014, Gold Sponsor
    • Atlanta April 2014, Gold Sponsor
    • Atlanta April 2013, Silver Sponsor