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“Paul’s subject matter is essential knowledge for media professionals. His insights are deep but accessible, practical and entertaining. They got our group talking and thinking.”
Shirley Powell, Senior Vice president of Corporate Communications, Turner Broadcasting System
“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.”
“This was one of the best webinars I’ve attended. The content was useful and extremely relevant; so many webinars are glorified sales pitches, but this one was right on the money!
Liz Bissell, Assistant Vice President, Marketing, MountainOne Financial Partners
“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
Paul is an accomplished speaker with 15 years of experience addressing audiences of all sizes. He is known for his ability to demystify complex concepts and explain them in understandable terms. Paul’s presentations combine wit, historical perspective and lots of stories. He provides plentiful examples and punctuates his observations with pointed, witty and surprising comments from research and personal anecdotes.
Many of Paul’s speaking engagements today involve explaining and evangelizing social and online media to skeptical business executives. Often, it’s the marketers who invite him to speak to their bosses in plain English, demonstrating the power and opportunity of these new channels. His clients have included the Walt Disney Co., Turner Broadcasting, Corning, Inc., Volvo and M&M Mars. He also currently serves on the Digital Advisory Board for Procter & Gamble.
Among the conferences Paul has 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
- International Oracle User Group
- J.D. Edwards User Group Conference
- New Communications Forum
- Segue Software User Group
- The MIT Conference on Information Quality
…and many more
Recent appearances include:
Paul also has 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 he was also an advisory board member.
Paul 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, he 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 Paul Gillin .
The Future of the Social Web
A presentation to the US Department of Defense’s Joint Public Affairs Working Group, May, 2009.
How to Leverage Technology and New Media to Grow Your Business
A presentation on behalf of Inc. magazine, March, 2008.
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