Founder, The Big Quiet (Mass Meditation Movement)
Social media was once a novelty. Speaker Erik Qualman showed the world that social media meant big business. A content creator and sought-after consultant, Qualman literally wrote the book on monetising the social media revolution. Events that target the intersection of media and commerce build their programmes around Qualman’s spirited and insightful addresses.
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More than 50 million people have taken renewed inspiration and purpose from motivational speaker Erik Qualman empowering keynote addresses. As a globally celebrated keynote speaker, Erik Qualman blends personal expertise and digital technology to engage and inspire his audiences.
Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie, Erik Qualman has written five bestselling books while helping guide the rise of social media. His insights on digital transformation, leadership, and strategic innovation draw on a lifetime of entrepreneurial and scholarly success. He has advised brands including Starbucks, Sony, and Chase, and held professorships at Harvard and MIT’s edX labs.
After an extensive career as a marketing executive for Yahoo, EarthLink, and Travelzoo, Qualman wrote the Pulitzer-nominated Socialnomics in 2009. The book and the popular website it inspired continue to inform our understanding of social media’s financial promise. Additionally, to complement Socialnomics, Qualman created the world’s most-watched social media video, “Social Media Revolution.”
Socialnomics launched Qualman’s twin careers as an author and digital content creator. Moreover, his subsequent books all became bestsellers. What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube and What Happens on Campus Stays on YouTube redefined the way we think about our online reputations. How to Sell on LinkedIn is a masterclass in using social media as a commercial tool. The Focus Project, published in 2020, teaches readers how to bring order and simplicity to our often-chaotic lives.
Through Equalman, his digital studio, Qualman also produces film and animation projects for companies including Disney, IBM, and Cartier. His experience as a digital producer informs his ground-breaking storytelling performances.
Leaders this digital decade are made—not born. The key is understanding the balance of offline and online. Using profound and practical research, Qualman showcases the 5 Habits that drive success & happiness for employees, partners and customers in a WiFi World. Qualman reveals new techniques including Posting-It-Forward, Being FLAWsome, and other insights to positively impact and transform your audience & organization.
What’s the difference between winners and losers in a digitally distracted society? Focus. Winners focus on what matters most. While simple, it’s not easy. The #1 killer of promising careers, teams, and businesses is a lack of focus. We either try to do too much, or we put our time, treasures, and trust into the wrong buckets. Qualman shares specific focus techniques used by the world’s most successful people and organizations.
To ensure you are the disruptor versus the disrupted, you must understand societal shifts and instill a culture of creativity around them. This session looks at key future trends and their impact on your organization. Qualman provides the roadmap for your organization’s digital transformation. Leap over the pitfalls of incremental change and land on a foundation of progressive and practical innovation principles. Future forward!
Based on his #1 Bestseller, Qualman dives into the powerful concept of Socialnomics. Word-of‐Mouth is on digital steroids and has transformed into World-of-Mouth. Organizations must learn the new rules of social, mobile, and beyond or they will miss this once-in-a-generation opportunity to earn customers’ loyalty and drive long-term success. Socialnomics is the key to winning customers’ hearts, minds, and wallets.
We don’t have a choice on whether we digitally transform, the choice is how well we do it. Leaders this digital decade are made—not born. The key is not only understanding social media, IoT, mobile, AI, Blockchain, but, more importantly, understanding how they work together. This session will give you tips and tricks on how to implement current and future digital trends to maximize your organization’s impact on the world.
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