“His deep insights on how the social Internet is fundamentally re-writing the rules of business, as well as on its profound implications on corporate IT organizations, had a top-rated and lasting positive impact on all executives in attendance.”
Bruce Barnes, Co-Founder, The CIO Solutions Gallery at Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
“Never has a presenter done more research on our industry and our members and then integrated the information in such an interesting and creative way.”
C. Richard Titus, Executive Vice President, Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association
“His perspective was interesting, meaty and fresh. I truly think he had everyone captivated. People are still talking about how much they enjoyed it.”
Diane Hessan, CEO, Communispace
“Engaging Paul Gillin to lead a discussion at our Association’s annual meeting made me look like a genius.”
Linda Young, AIM Global
“Paul Gillin has a wonderful ability to translate anecdotes and business knowledge into actionable information. His presentation to our user group was a ‘sit up and take notice’ type of event.”
I’ve attended many, many webinars, and I can not even begin to tell you what an incredible experience this was.”
“Paul is interactive, very engaging, and fun. His conclusions are based upon solid research and he is visionary in his understanding of the underlying forces driving social media.”
Thomas J. Lynch III, Ph.D., CIO, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
“The speaker’s presentation skills were: Excellent: 26; Good 4; Fair: 0; Poor: 0”
International Association of Business Communicators 2008 Heritage Region Conference Session Evaluation
“The speaker’s qualifications were: Excellent: 39; Good 12; Fair: 0; Poor: 0”
PMA09 Session Evaluations
“92 out of the 96 evaluations rated the keynote speaker very good or excellent; 72% rated him excellent.”
Massachusetts Colleges Online Conference on eLearning, June, 2012
I have 15 years of experience addressing audiences of all sizes. I’m known for my ability to demystify complex concepts and explain them in understandable terms. My presentations combine wit, historical perspective, uncommon insights and lots of stories. I try to punctuate my observations with pointed, witty and surprising comments from research and personal anecdotes.
Many of my speaking engagements today involve explaining and evangelizing social and online media to skeptical business executives. Often, it’s the marketers who invite me to speak to their bosses in plain English, demonstrating the power and opportunity of these new channels. My clients have included the Walt Disney Co., Turner Broadcasting, Corning, Inc., Volvo and M&M Mars. I currently serve on the Digital Advisory Board for Procter & Gamble.
Among the conferences I’ve keynoted are:
- Executing Social Media conference
- RightNow Technologies User Summit
- BMC Software User Group
- Business Objects User Group
- Cognos User Group
- COMMON – an IBM user group (three times)
- Guide – an IBM user group
- International Oracle User Group
- J.D. Edwards User Group Conference
- New Communications Forum
- …and many more
Recent appearances include:
I also have years of experience as a moderator, session speaker and panelist at scores of technology events. These include more than 10 appearances at the giant Comdex conference, where I was also on the advisory board.
I was instrumental in launching the conference business at TechTarget in 2001 and was on-stage host for all TechTarget conferences during their first two years, a total of more than 15 events. In this capacity, I also interviewed many top industry executives on stage, earning a reputation for asking probing questions while skillfully managing interactions between speakers and audience.
If your event could benefit from a seasoned speaker with a track record of success and a portfolio of positive recommendations, contact me .
Using Social Media to Grow Your Small Business
Excerpts from a panel discussion presented by WBZ Radio in Boston, June 22, 2011
How to Leverage Technology and New Media to Grow Your Business
A presentation sponsored by Inc. magazine for small businesses in the Los Angeles area, March, 2008. The one-hour discussion covers media disruption, the power of individuals to influence markets and organizations and examples of effective social media marketing by small businesses. Video courtesy Inc. magazine.