How Entrepreneurs Can Give Stellar Presentations
Sponsored by Drexel University Center for Graduate Studies
Shel Israel, author and consultant
Full speaker Bio
Startups are built on dreams, but to convert dreams into reality, you need to know how to give memorable presentations at conferences, to the media, and, of course, to investors. Author-consultant Shel Israel has coached entrepreneurs on how to present for over 30 years. As a journalist, he has also reviewed hundreds of speakers at conferences. In recent years, he has also become a popular speaker himself. In Stellar Presentations, Israel's 4th book, the author uses his storytelling talents to share his experiences on presentation strategy and tactics and he does it in highly entertaining fashion.
In his talk, Israel will tell you why Steve Jobs was such a great speaker and why you should not try to imitate him; the three questions you need to ask before every public talk; why storytelling beats Powerpoint; the importance of the "Tell-me-more" strategy and on top of that--he reveals the Secret of Cantaloupe.
In the second part of the seminar, attendees will help Israel review several live presentations given by local entrepreneurs, and develop hands-on experience in stellar presentations.
After the seminar, Israel will be available to sign copies of his book, Stellar Presentations. While a few copies will be available for sale for $10 at the seminar (cash or check only), attendees are encouraged to purchase the book in advance.
Register soon -- this seminar is guaranteed to sell out!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
8:45 am - 11:45 am
Registration, breakfast and networking from 8:45-9:00 a.m.
Drexel University, One Capitol Mall, Suite 260, Sacramento, CA 95814
General Admission: $40; SARTA Members: $25
Price includes free parking for 4 hours at the One Capitol Mall Valet Garage on 2nd Street (valued at $8) and a continental breakfast.
If you are a SARTA member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for member discount code.
About Shel Israel
Shel Israel is a writer, consultant and keynote speaker. He is CEO of SI Associates and is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
He has written four books
- Naked Conversations--how blogs are changing the way businesses talk with customers [with Robert Scoble]. Considered by many to be the seminal book that introduced traditional business to social media it has been published in 12 languages.
- Twitterville, How Businesses can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods [Portfolio, Sept. 2009], one of the most critically praised of the many books written about the popular social network.
- The Conversational Corporation, [May 2010], a Dow Jones eBook, that examines enterprise online communities.
- Stellar Presentations: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Giving Great Talks [February 2012], a short handbook on presenting at conferences, to the media and to investors.
Israel is also a contributing columnist at Forbes.com and has contributed previously to OpenForum, BusinessWeek and FastCompany.
He has been a keynote speaker more than 50 times, addressing audiences on five continents and in 14 countries.
His blog GlobalNeighbourhoods.net is often listed among the world’s top business blogs. A key feature is his SM Global Report, where he has interviewed more than 600 people in 25 countries about how social media has changed their lives and work.
Israel has consulted more than 200 companies on myriad communications issues for more than 25 years. In recent years his focus has been on using social media to achieve business goals and as a presentation coach. While most of his work has focused on startups he has also worked with numerous global enterprises including Dell Computer, SAP, Intel Corp, CNET, Wells Fargo Bank, and Oracle.
Contact him: email@example.com, Twitter: @ShelIsrael or on most social platforms at shelisrael.
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