Blog Posts About Public Speaking

“Does My Small Business Need a Web Site?”

By Ava Naves, Principal


A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak at Freedom 55 Financial on how financial advisors can generate leads through social media and use social networks to grow their business. I couldn’t have asked for a better audience, especially at 8:00 am on a Friday! If you think that financial planners are nothing but stifled individuals with suits and ties, you only need to meet that bunch to change your mind. Laughs were had from both sides of the podium!

One thing that struck me almost immediately was that some financial advisors still don’t have a site. In fact, some of them even doubt the value of having one. What an eye-opener: here we are in the online marketing industry, presuming that every single business can take advantage of social media, when many don’t even have an online presence!

So, in true David Letterman style, The Online Strategy House presents “The Top 10 Reasons Why You Need a Site”. Pretend you can hear Paul Shaffer in the background… and let’s go!

#10 – You prospects will very likely check you out online when deciding whether or not to become your newest client. A Web site is a perfect tool to build their confidence regarding your company.

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Round 2 – Social Media Club Vancouver Talk

By Ava Naves, Principal


On Thursday, May 27th, Tris Hussey, Kemp Edmonds and myself are speaking at Social Media Club Vancouver’s event “Social Media 101: Strategy, Business

Social Media Club Logo

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Intelligence & Metrics“.

The format will be slightly different from today’s presentation at Third Tuesday. Each talk is shorter (20 minutes each, with 10 minutes for Q&A). I’ll be speaking about integrating social media with the rest of your online marketing efforts. Tris Hussey will talk about harvesting Business Intelligence with social media, while Kemp Edmonds’ topic is metrics. If I may say so myself, that’s a darn good panel!

Yes, it’s $15. Why? Because the event starts at 6:00 pm and is scheduled to go all the way to 9:00 pm. And we don’t want you to starve, so we’ll feed you. We also need to cover the cost of the venue – so the cost of the ticket also goes towards that. We don’t keep a cent from it.

Stephen Hui, Technology Editor of The Georgia Straight, thought highly enough of Social Media Club Vancouver to write a blog post about this event. So, to use one of my favourite expressions… Don’t be bashful. Register now.