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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Speaking and Workshop Services

In Learning, Extended Brain and Topic Hubs, I talked about the story behind the launch of Speaking Pro Central.   While I've been speaking and conducting workshops for quite a while, I've never really treated this aspect of my professional life … well professionally.  So, this post (and since Blogger only allows posts) represents a first step.

For subscribers, I apologize – you only will see this once and then it becomes a fixture on the site that I can update.


Dr. Tony Karrer is an expert on innovative uses of technology that improves human performance and drive business results.  Tony educates individuals, businesses and organizations on social media, web 2.0 tools and the associated methods and skills.  Considering that he's a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Tony's speaking style is energetic, personal, and funny (sometimes intentionally).  Tony personalizes every presentation to make sure that it addresses the specific needs of the audience and is adept at adjusting during presentations to ensure that the audience is understanding and getting value.

He is author of the award-winning eLearning Technology blog, founder of Work Literacy, and creator of eLearning Learning. Dr. Karrer’s experience is diverse including founding CTO of eHarmony, associate professor of Computer Science, and consultant to Credit Suisse, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun, Symbol Technologies and many others. He was valedictorian and attended USC as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the U.S. where he received a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

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Speaking and Workshop Topics

Tony can speak on a wide variety of topics, but here are a few recent topics that might spark ideas.

  • eLearning 2.0 
  • Work Literacy
  • Learning 2.0 – Changes in Workplace Learning
  • Learning 2.0 – Practical Applications for Organizations
  • Social Media for Consultants
  • Tapping the Social Grid
  • Getting Traffic Through Social Media
  • B2B Lead Generation Via Social Media
  • Long Tail Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Networks for Business Generation

Recent Presentations and Workshops

Tony presents, moderates and does workshops at a wide range of association, professional, corporate and organization events as well as online events.  Here are some examples of types of recent presentations and workshops.

  • ASTD TechKnowledge Keynote
  • Institute of Management Consultants
  • ASTD Chapter Meetings
  • ASTD Workshops
  • ISPI Chapter Meetings
  • Technology Council
  • eLearning Guild
  • Harvard Business School
  • UCLA Entrepreneurs Conference
  • Cal Tech Entrepreneurial Forum
  • Keynotes and Workshops at Vendor Conferences
  • Keynotes and Workshops at Corporate Conferences
  • Vendor Webinars


“I have known and worked with Tony since the early 90's, and he has delivered a number of very popular presentations and wrap-up sessions at conferences my colleagues and I have produced.” William Brandon, eLearning Guild

"I wanted to thank you for the clear, fun and insightful information. Its good to hear of the solid business and learning applications for these technologies." Director of Learning, WellPoint

Tony gets great reviews from his presentations and workshops.  Here's a few of the evaluation comments from a recent one:

Enjoyed being able to see live examples. Benefited from the barriers + work around discussion
Tony did a great job of providing an overview of various tools available. Nice job!
Excellent thorough, relevant & engaging!
Tony is a great evangelist for web 2.0 – I’m pumped to use more
Excellent! Loved the way he started by gaining and understanding of current knowledge of audience
Great applicable knowledge to be applied
Tony is awesome…time well spent. Thank you!
Great case study application to process and think about application of ideas!
Now feel much better informed and confident to implement social tools in my organization, feel like the unknown has been “exposed” and best practices can be implemented


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