speaking

Guiding others on a path of learning is a trait and skill I hold near and dear to my heart.

I take great pride in crafting a clear message. Focusing on the meat of the presentation as well as the visuals. You will never find bullets in my slides.(Okay, well maybe once in a blue moon…)

My favorite method of presenting is by using what’s called the Lessig Method, perfected by Lawrence Lessig. View an example by clicking here.

After a talk at Ithaca College, a student informed me I ruined powerpoint forever. I take it as a compliment.

I have provided inspiration for 500+ collegiate lacrosse coaches, hundreds of soccer coaches at the 2010 and 2011 NSCAA Convention and numerous sport business and management students across the United States.

Note: I am bilingual and my presentations can be given in English and Spanish. 

speaking schedule and past events

March 15, 2012 – Guest Lecture at Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo.

January 13, 2012 – 2012 NSCAA Convention, Kansas City, Mo. – blog recap
Five Secrets to Successful Soccer Websites
Social Media Best Practices for Soccer Clubs 

December 7-8, 2011 – Professional Day, York College of Pennsylvania

November 16-17, 2011 – Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association, Naples, Fl. (keynote) – blog recap
The Impact of Social Media
The Modern Coach

April 4, 2011 – Guest Lecture  @ Niagara University (via skype)
Social media in the sports industry

March 18, 2011 – PRSSA Day, Social Media – Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo. - blog recap
Do. The value of social media
Recaps: The Value of social networking Build your own cathedral | Ozarks News Journal

March 17, 2011 – Guest Lecture with Dr. Ben Goss – Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo. - blog recap
Value and what that means in the job world

January 13, 2011 – NSCAA Convention, Baltimore, Md. - blog recap (via Amanda)
Social Media for Soccer coaches

Oct. 30, 2010 –  Careers in Sports Symposium – Ithaca College  - blog recap
one step further

Current topics of speaking

one step further

Are you asking yourself, “Is my degree in sports management or sports business worth it?” “Will it all pay off?” While the market is saturated with students, all of your hard work will pay off if you take your ideas ‘one step further’. Come along with an interactive Lessig Method presentation to give you real life examples of people who have taken it one step further and how you can too.

do. the value of social media

Social media is driven by people who do. A topic in three parts: 1) What is(are) social media? 2) What can social media do for me? 3) How can I use social media? Learn why social media are simply tools, why Facebook and Twitter is not social media and how to build your own cathedral and not follow the instructions when building your social media presence.

social media for coaches

This talk is best given as a duo with Amanda Vandervort as we explore how coaches can overcome common issues coaches face in social media and be empowered to take the next steps toward using social media effectively. Check out a recap from our presentation at the 2011 NSCAA Convention.

Soccer Media 2.0 – The landscape is changing

Until just a few years ago, the only reliable source soccer fans and journalists had for soccer news in the United States came from overseas, or from each other.  Soccer blogging has come a long way since 2000 and mainstream media is starting to show signs of life when it comes to reporting about soccer.  Learn how the soccer media landscape has changed and how social media is breaking down walls and forcing the likes of ESPN to adopt soccer or be overrun.

Language and Culture Related Topics

Language Acquisition and Multilingualism – The rest of the world isn’t monolingual, you know.

The best way to communicate with any single person is to speak his or her native language.  The United States is known around the world for being an extremely monolingual country even with the diverse immigrant population we have.  Learn why being bilingual doesn’t hurt your ability to learn other important tasks, and see why a passive knowledge of another language can only help you in your career and in life.

Guest Lectures

I guest lectured at Niagara University, Missouri State University and Ithaca College.