Speaking (case study)

In school, we all suffered through auditorium-sized classes with a professor lecturing from a podium while anticipating more engaging small-group and interactive classes. And you know how much knowledge you retained from each of those formats.

The same is true for expert speakers and industry conferences, which is why my speaking engagements involve the audience to a huge degree and have a fierce focus on information you can put to use your first day back in the office.

I have spoken in front of a large number of organizations on a variety of topics to great success—i.e., audience scores among the highest for each conference. If you need a speaker at your next event, please get in touch. I will work with you to craft a presentation to your organization’s needs and goals.

I am a regular speaker at the American Society of Association Executives, Marketing, Membership, Communications & Chapters Conference, having participated each year since 2010 and covering topics such as metrics reporting for communications departments, crisis communications, rethinking your PR strategies, improving your search engine performance, and rethinking membership recruitment and retention in a shrinking marketplace.

I’ve spoken to other audiences such as the American Association of Medical Society Executives (Using Member Data to Foster Improvement in Your Society), the Undergraduate Marketing Conference at Drexel University (Panel on Brand Management), the New York Society of Association Executives, Technology Institute (Unlocking the Power of RFM), and the American Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting (Creating an Inner Circle that Enhances Membership Trust, Engagement & Growth).

Within the past year, I’ve lectured on crisis communications to the Public Relations Society of America Health Academy, using big data in your advertising program at the Association Media and Publishing annual meeting, building a communications dashboard to the American Society of Association Executives, technology management to the Mid Atlantic Society of Association Executives, and growing your online community to the Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives.

Copies of the slide decks from many of my previous presentations are available online.


“Excellent session with many practical takeaways…both knowledgable and entertaining.”
“There were great, concrete examples of effective strategies and lots of takeaways.  The speakers were engaging and experts in the field.  This was one of the best and most relevant sessions I’ve been to at an ASAE conference.”
“Best session I attended, hands down.”
“[Todd] knew his stuff and gave relevant examples and plenty of ideas.  His energy and love of what he does for a living was certainly catchy!”