My Speaking Page

Thanks for coming! So excited you’ve taken interest. In hopes of making your job of finding a speaker for your event super easy, I’ve included everything I think you’ll need to make a decision.

What can you expect from me?
  • I commit to always being courteous, prompt and helpful in all our discussions and endeavors together.

  • I understand that you work hard for your money and do not spend it lightly. I commit to always having your best interests in mind. There will be no expectations of first class airfare, gourmet meals, or aged truffles. I know that the star of your show is your attendees, my job is to make them appreciate you more.
  • We commit to providing an announcement of the event on our site and through our social media.

  • You can expect to receive a professional presentation tailored to your audience unique to them and different than all other talks.

  • We will tweet, retweet and respond to all tweets, accolades, questions and comments during the event. Your audience should feel like their efforts are appreciated and valued.

  • We will create a custom resource page on our site with links to the things spoken about during the event along with a copy of the slides.

  • Finally, we don’t think the event relationship should end that day. We’ll arrange a short conversation after the event to make sure we met your expectations and learn what we could do to continue to serve your audience.

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My Story (jazzed up with “red-orange” words)

    I am the result of new things. I have called 17 states home, been to 40+ countries, completed the Ironman, lived abroad, have worked for dozens of companies, helped hundreds of bloggers and am always looking to experience the unknown. More than anything I love learning from people. It makes me stronger and my talks much more tailored to an audience.

    I can’t tell you how happy it makes people when I’ve been to the town they’re from, when I recognize their accent, when I can tell them what isn’t working on their site, when I understand the human behavior triggers that causes their audience to click and buy.

    Over the last 4 years I’ve spoken to over 200 groups in 100 different cities, been featured in magazines here and as far away as Germany and been asked to turn my talks into curriculums for schools and universities.

    In 2013 my business partner Rachel Martin and I formed Audience Industries through which we operate Blogging Concentrated, Amplify Podcast, Colony Blueprint, Finding Joy, and Benefits of Resveratrol. We continue to build products and services to serve online business owners.

    My base of operations is in Nashville, TN with my family, but you can bet we’ll be someplace new by the end of the year.

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My Most Mind Blowing Speaking Topics
where-do-you-fit1 Where do you fit?: In the hustle and bustle of marketing, writing, measuring and networking, most overlook one of the most important parts os business. In this presentation I share my experiences training and participating in over 35 triathlons on my way to the Ironman Triathlon. The strategies I give you lead to more revenue, more joint ventures and they open your world to a new source of customers and growth.
the-cheerleader-filter The Cheerleader Filter:Whether it’s people in tents at BestBuy before Black Friday, or people wearing Disney shirts while in the ticket line the biggest cheerleaders are the ones who’ve spent money. During this talk we discuss how to build the tribe that is going to buy the products AND more importantly how to turn them into cheerleaders growing your company on their own.
the-million-dollar-door1 SEO: The Million Dollar Door:Some people think SEO is dead. But when was the last time you used buttons instead of the search bar? Every site has a search function and many, like Google, Amazon and Slideshare are primarily navigated by search. This most requested talk breaks down the process of SEO into an entirely manageable operation. You’ll never think the same way about SEO again.
they-just-dont-know-you-exist-yet They just don’t know you exist, yet!:The internet changed the world by allowing affinity groups in vastly different parts of life to find each other. No longer do you have to check the library bulletin board to find people who share your interests. In this talk we go over the strategies you need to stay in front of your people 24 hours per day. Your fans are there, they are active and excited. Let’s talk about getting in front of them without SEO.
art-of-visibility The Art of Visibility:Our customers and prospects get distracted all the time. Not in a bad way, but sometimes life is more important than clicking a link right now. The key to a healthy revenue flow is being in the stream of our clients as often as possible. In this talk we discuss the many, many free ways you’re overlooking to stay in front of your audience. These 32 ideas are going to change your impressions and sales forever.

We’re honored to have received these acknowledgements

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The Gracious Places We get to Speak at Next

    As always all our Blogging Concentrated events are on the Event Registration page including our upcoming trips to New Zealand and Dubai.

    Otherwise, Rachel and I often do Keynotes together and have the most fun doing so. If you haven’t heard us in action check out our super, fantastic featuring our joint keynotes, amplify podcasts and more. Learn More about our Keynotes here.

My Speaking Anthology (that just sounds cool)

    Our speaking events are typically centered on topic-specific education. For most people the internet and its workings are still mystical and foreign. Our goal is always to not only demystify the web, but to create several “light bulb” moments so you feel connected and in tune with the web marketing process more than ever before.


Act Like the CEO
BC Sequoia Raleigh
Raleigh, NC

Engaging the Audience
BC Circles Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

Act Like the CEO
BC Sequoia Philly
Philadelphia, PA

Using the Internet: For Small Businesses
Penn State Blogging Workshop
Penn State, PA

What to do when your blog goes viral?
VA Networking Summit

Becoming the CEO of your Blog
BC Sequoia Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand

Blogging 201
NZ Bloggers Meetup
Auckland, New Zealand

Audience Engagement Secrets
BC Circles Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand

The Internet for Small Business
Creative Agency Secrets Luncheon
Nelson, New Zealand

Becoming the CEO of your Blog
BC Sequoia Christchurch
Christchurch, New Zealand

Driving Online Revenue
BC Pages Minnesota
August 8th Minneapolis, MN

What to do when your blog goes viral
iRetreat Conference
June 29th New Orleans, Louisiana

Becoming the CEO of your Blog
BC Sequoia New Orleans
June 30th New Orleans, Louisiana

Becoming the CEO of your Blog
BC Sequoia Hartford
August Hartford, Connecticut

Keynote: 111 Things you didn’t know about Social Media, Blogging and Tech
Bloggy Conference
September Sandusky, Ohio

Becoming the CEO of your Blog
BC Sequoia Poconos
September Poconos, Pennsylvania

Becoming the CEO of your Blog
BC Sequoia Chicago
August 29th Chicago, Illinois



Blogging Concentrated Events
Between January and October, 2014 Blogging Concentrated events in Seattle, Cincinnati, Richmond, Boise, Manhattan, Syracuse, Nashville, Asheville, Atlanta, San Francisco, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Orlando, Phoenix, Denver, Dallas, Seattle and Vancouver.

10 Steps to Blog CEO
Type A Parenting Conference
October 10th, 2014 Atlanta, GA

Event Keynote: Where does your blog fit in your customer’s lives?
Minnesota Bloggers Conference
October 25, 2014 Minneapolis, MN

Blogging for Profit
Blended Blogging Conference
October 3 – 5, 2014

Blogging for Profit – Pro Track
Blissdom Canada
October 2, 2014 Toronto, CA

Messaging for Sponsor Dollars
Bloggy Con
September 12 – 14th, 2014 Toledo, OH

Positioning yourself to make monetization, sponsorship and growth more efficient, effective and purposeful
June 26th – 29th, 2014 Savannah, GA

Mastering Google’s Suite of Tools
June 22nd – 24th, 2014 Philadelphia, PA

Mastermind Group Leader
Exposure and Profit
May 15th, 2014 Toronto, Canada

Blogging for Engagement
Social Media Day at UMass Boston
May 14th, 2014 Boston, MA

Search Engine Optimization
May 3rd – 5th, 2014 Bentonville, AR

From Messaging to Sponsors
May 11th, 2014

The Business of Blogging
April 4th – 5th, 2014 Kansas City, MO

Messaging to Sponsor Dollars
Entertainment New Media Conference
February 12 – 15, 2014 Anaheim, CA



Blogging Concentrated
November 17th, 2013| Where: Milwaukee, WI
November 16th, 2013| Where: Lansing, MI
November 9th, 2013 | Where: Orlando, FL
November 2nd, 2013 | Where: Orange County, CA
October 26th, 2013 | Where: Minneapolis, MN
October 12th, 2013 | Where: Atlanta, GA

Beginner SEO
Type A Parenting Conference
September 27th – 29th, 2013 Atlanta, GA

Turn That Blog Into Money
Bloggy Conference
September 13th – 15th, 2013 Sandusky, OH

Advanced Blogger Workshop
Blogging Concentrated
August 28th Denver, CO

Strategically Driving Traffic
Crafting Your Biz Online Workshop
August 8th

Bloggab Twitter Party
July 23, 2013

Using Google Tools to Improve Visibility
Reviewer’s Retreat
June 30 – July 2, 2013 Pine Mountain, GA

Taking your site to new heights
Savvy Blogging Summit
June 20 – 22nd, 2013 Cincinnati, OH

How to be in front of your audience all the time without SEO
Atlanta Bloggers Meetup
June 5th Atlanta, GA

Affiliate Marketing Basics & SEO
The Blog Workshop
May 17th – 19th, 2013

How to be in front of your niche all the time (without SEO)
Busy Girl’s Guide to Growing your Business Telesummit
May 6th

Search Engine Optimization
May 3rd – 5th, 2013 Bentonville, AR

Become a Better Blogger
SouthEast Bloggers Mastermind
March 15th, 2013 Normandy, TN

Building a Better Business
Marketect Tele-Summit
March 13th, 2013

Masterminding Your Business
Energized Living Today
February 13, 2013

Keynote: How Your Business Fits into the Life of your Customer
Beech Retreat Summit
January 31 – February 2, 2013 Florida

Social Media for Audiologists
Audiology Business Summit
January 11, 2013 Nashville, TN

Using the Internet to Drive Revenue
Nashville IT Professionals
January 10, 2013 Nashville, TN



Understanding WordPress
Savvy Blogging Alumni Education Tract
Date: October 19, 2012
Where: online
Event Alumni Only

Building your 3 – 5 Year Marketing Plan
Digital Atlanta
Date: October 12, 2012
Where: Atlanta, GA
Sign Up

Mastering Google’s Suite of Tools
Savvy Blogging Summit
Date: October 4-6, 2012
Where: Atlanta, GA
Sold Out

Using Flickr for Business
Shelly Finklestein’s Through the Lens
Date: August 28th and 29th, 2012
Where: Online Webinar
Register Here

Using Feedblitz
Interview with Phil Hollows, CEO of Feedblitz
Date: August 22nd, 2012
Where: Online Webinar
Register Here

Pinterest and Image Marketing
Lynn Terry’s Elite Forum
Date: August 12th, 2012
Where: Online Webinar
Watch the recording here

Advanced Image Marketing Monthly Training Call
Date: June 6, 2012
Where: Online
Sold Out

Making Money with Pinterest
Niche Affiliate Marketing System Workshop
Date: February 12, 2012
Time: 11:30 – 1:30 PM
Buy the recording

A/B Testing with Google
Niche Affiliate Marketing System Workshop
Date: February 11, 2012
Time: 12:30 – 1:00 PM
Watch the recording

Social Media: Be everywhere at once
Social Media in Action Conference
Date: January 20, 2012
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Register Here



How to Decide what your Audience wants to buy

Niche Affiliate Marketing System Workshop
Date: August 20th, 2011
Time: 11:30 – 1:30 PM
Register here

The ROI of Twitter
Mt. Juliet TN Chamber of Commerce
Date: August 24th, 2011
Time: 11:30 – 1:30 PM
Private: Chamber members only

Increasing your web conversions
FreeWeeklyMastermind – Teleseminar
Date: August 18th, 2011
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Register here

How to modify CSS Files in WordPress
Date: June 16th, 2011
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Register for the meeting, now!

Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce
How to use Groupon for your Business
Date: June 12th, 2011
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 AM
Advance Reservations Required.
Register for the meeting, now! Session
Basics of the WSO
Date: June 9th, 2011
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Register for the meeting, now!

Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce
Nitty Gritty Basics of Facebook and Twitter
Date: May 5th, 2011
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 AM
Advance Reservations Required.
Register for the meeting, now!

Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Meeting
How to use Groupon Effectively
Date: March 14th, 2011
Time: 6:00
Chamber Members Only

Blue Sky Medical Staffing
Deep dive into Social Marketing
Date: February 11th, 2011
Time: 1:30 – 2:00
Private Event

Local Search Marketing
Niche Affiliate Marketing System Workshop, Virtual Event
Date: January 14th, 2011
Time: All Weekend
Space is limited.
Register for the August 2011 NAMS, now!

What is Blogging?
Panera Bread, Providence Marketplace
Date: January 11th, 2011, 6:30 pm cst
Public is Invited Click Here



The Structure of your Internet Business
The REAL Secrets! Tate Burns Teleseminar Series
Date: November 1st – 18th, 2010
Register for the series

Barcamp Nashville, Nashville, TN
Date: October 16th, 2010
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM CST
Space is limited.
Register for Barcamp Nashville
Success Driven Nashville Professionals
Laser Targeting Customers
Date: November 2, 2010
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CST
Visit The sign-up page to attend

Twitter Security Clinic
WordPress Security Teleseminar Series #1
Date: October 13, 2010
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST
Register today!

Paul Winkler, Inc.
Local SEO Training Luncheon
Date: November 3rd, 2010
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
Call 615-851-1950 for info

BlueSky Medical
Corporate Twitter Training Call
Date: August 26th, 2010
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM CST
Private Event.

Message to the Masses
Niche Affiliate Marketing System Workshop, Atlanta GA
Date: August 21st weekend, 2010
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:30 PM EST
Space is limited.
Register for the August 2011 NAMS, now!

Mount Juliet Local Business Marketing and Strategy Meetup
Panera Bread, Providence Marketplace
Date: NEXT ONE: July 27th, 6:30 pm cst
Public is Invited Click Here

Personal Consultations Month
In home and On site meetings
Date: June, 2010

Protecting WordPress and Twitter from Hackers
Live Online/Phone Webinar
Date: April 19, 7:00 cst
Public is Invited Click Here
Event Password is: wptweet0331

Women’s Business Network Meetup
Brentwood, TN
Date: March 18th
Time: 1:00
Register Here

Local Search Secrets
Bellevue, TN Chamber of Commerce Meeting

Call for presentation schedule 615.804.2846

Protecting WordPress and Twitter from Hackers
Live Online/Phone Webinar
Date: March 31st, 8:00 cst
Public is Invited Click Here
Event Password is: wptweet0331

Making Twitter Part of Your Business Plan
Social Media T Room
Date: March 25th, 2010
Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST
Live Interview
Check Here For the Recording

Mount Juliet Local Business Marketing and Strategy Meetup
Panera Bread, Providence Marketplace
Date: NEXT ONE: March 23rd, 6:30 pm cst
Public is Invited Click Here

Women’s Business Network Meetup
Hendersonville, TN
Date: March 10th
Time: 1:00
Register Here

Twitter Glitch Product Launch
Niche Affiliate Marketing System Workshop, Atlanta GA
Date: January 29th weekend, 2010
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM EST
Space is limited.
Register for the August 2010 NAMS, now!

Fast Money System Radio Show
Mr. Ebay’s FastMoney Program on
Date: January 31st, 2010
Time: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST
Live Interview
Listen Now!

The Hub-and-Spoke Structure of Social Media
Belmont University, Nashville TN
Date: Friday, January 22, 2010
Private Event

Elizabeth Ashe Radio Show
Ashe Diva Network
Date: March 6th, 2010
Time: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST
Recorded Interview
Stay Tuned for Recording

PodCamp Nashville
How To Dominate the World
Date: March 6th
Ignite Nashville: After Event


The Next Step

    Wow! If you’re reading this you really are my favorite person today. I’m really thankful and appreciative that you took the time to look over the page. I hope there’s a chance we can work together whether its speaking for you, collaborating on a project or just having coffee when we come through your town.

    If you’d like to work together, send me and note and let’s get the ball rolling:

    Just a few questions . . .

    and we'll get right back to you.