Do you need your audience to really understand the power of social media?
Are you looking to hire a dynamic and fun speaker who will help your audience walk away motivated to take action in their own social media marketing efforts? I can help. I break down social media marketing into simple terms, walking your audience through all the steps they need to take to turbocharge their social media efforts. I make sure that the audience has action items to implement right away so that your event creates real value for the audience members. And we have fun. I have an Improv comedy background and I love to make learning social media fun.
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“Andrea is incredibly knowledgeable about social media in general and Facebook in particular. Not only that, but because she has a background as an “Edutainer,” her presentation skills excel far beyond your typical speaker. She is engaging, funny, learned, wise and just plain fun to listen to. By the end of her presentation you feel invigorated and excited – like you have not only learned something, but have been entertained in the process.” – Viveka von Rosen, Author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day
“Andrea Vahl was a speaker at Women, Wine, and Wellness in January of 2011. She shared tips about social media to encourage the audience to engage and consistently use social media to help their businesses. Andrea made the audience feel empowered that they could join on the social media wagon and not be intimidated by it. I recommend her as a speaker about social media to other groups.” – Lisa Shultz, Owner and Founder, Women, Wine, and Wellness
I have been fortunate to be part of corporate events, local events, online and offline Summits, presenting with people such as Mari Smith, Amy Porterfield, John Jantsch, Guy Kawasaki, and Chris Brogan. I am part of a wonderful group of the Best Keynote Speakers including Erik Qualman, Phyllis Khare, Dave Kerpen, Jamie Turner, Chuck Martin, Lon Safko. I was named on Social Media Today in March 2013 as 10 Women Who Rock our Social Media World and on Top Rank Blog in November 2012 as 25 Women Who Rock Social Media. Each speech I give is customized to your needs, addressing your industry and audience. To inquire about fees and availability for any of the speaking topics or workshops, send an e-mail Andrea@AndreaVahl.com
Most Requested Topics, available as half-day/full-day workshops or Keynotes:
Harnessing the Power of Social Media
Learn how to get more leads, more exposure for your business, and actually generate sales from your social media efforts.
- Best practices across Facebook, Twitter and Google+
- Growing your list and attracting people who can’t wait to work with you
- Building better relationships
- Positioning yourself as an expert and authority in your industry
- Getting others to refer potential clients, partners and high level decision makers to you
Social Media Nuts and Bolts
Social Media is changing the way we market our businesses but how do we create a strategy that works? Andrea Vahl shares some key features of successful social media strategies for B2B and B2C companies, examples of who is doing it well, and how to measure your social media marketing campaign to make sure it’s working for you.
You will learn:
- Why should your business be on social media and how to you choose which platforms to participate on?
- What are the keys to creating a professional and inviting social presence?
- The top 3 mistakes that businesses make on social media and how to avoid them
- 2 steps to controlling your privacy and how to put your best foot forward on your personal profiles
- How often to post and what to post to engage your audience without overwhelming them
- 5 quick ways to grow your following
Advanced Social Media Tactics
Struggling with how to make social media effective? Take your social media profiles to the next level with some advanced tactics. Learn how to use Google Analytics to track your Social Media referrals, how to create an editorial calendar for your business to save you time, and how to effectively research your market to find out what will resonate with your audience. In this session you’ll also learn my top 10 tools to make your job easier so you can get back to your core business.
Finding the Return on Investment in Social Media
Many people struggle with the ROI of social media. How do you determine what to invest and what to expect? In this 1-hour speech we go in-depth with tracking the metrics of social media, setting expectations, and making goals to make sure social media is the right investment for your company.
Secrets to Using Social Media to Get More Likes, Links, Followers and Fans and Ultimately Make More Money!
An overview of how and why to use social media for your business. Best practices with Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube and some immediate action steps that people can implement right now to attract new customers. This is a great topic for Chamber events, Networking events, and any group looking for a high-level view of how Social Media can benefit business.
Maximize Your Facebook Presence
We will go in-depth into how to use Facebook for your business. I will cover different possibilities – the subscriber button, Fan Pages, and also get into Facebook Advertising and Contests. We will cover best practices, best applications and get your top questions answered. Find out how to search for and connect with your potential customers.
How to Use Facebook to Get Leads and Easily Grow Your E-mail List
I cover what a lead is, how to capture leads using e-mail capture applications on Facebook, how to use contests and webinars as lead generators and how to turn your Fans into SuperFans.
Facebook Advertising Secrets
Find out the key elements of a winning Facebook Ad campaign and how to do split testing. Get the exact types of ads that work the best on Facebook and the steps to set them up. Learn how to perfectly target your exact demographic with your Facebook ad as well as get your ad in front of your competitors fans! Use Facebook Reports to understand which ads are working the best for you.
Twitter, the Why and the How
Why use Twitter? To find out what MC Hammer had for lunch? No, Twitter is a powerful business tool. I cover how you can use it without having it take all your time. Find out what the hidden rules are of Twitter and learn how to engage your potential clients in a way that will get you business.
Ways to Use Twitter for Local Business
People don’t need to shy away from Twitter if they have a local business. I present how to use searches, lists, and Twitter tools to grow their local following and make money with Twitter.
How and Why to Blog for your Business
Blogging is going to be increasingly important when Google rolls out its new algorithms. Fresh content will come up on the first page more often. In this session I present the best way to start your blog, the hottest plugins, how to find your keywords and setting up an editorial calendar to make things easier.
1/2 Day and Full-day Workshops
I also do 1/2 Day and Full-day Social Media workshops, my specialty is the Facebook Bootcamp. I can customize them to your industry and need. E-mail for details. Andrea@AndreaVahl.com
“Andrea was invited to give a keynote address at the annual Oracle JD Edwards Summit 2012 on the topic of “The Social Media Revolution”. The concepts, facts and material were well organized, compelling and delivered in an engaging and entertaining manner. The audience of several hundred business professions was completely attentive to Andrea’s presentation as was evidenced by the fact that not a single person left the presentation before the end. In addition, I personally received comments directly from several attendees that Andrea’s presentation really opened their eyes about the power and importance of social media in today’s business world, and that they were inspired to get involved and use their new knowledge and appreciation. This is exactly the outcome we hoped for from this keynote. Great work Andrea and thanks also for all the good work and education you provide via the social media venues!” – Kem Butler, JD Edwards/Oracle
“Great information. Andrea is so knowledgeable and answers questions really well.” – Gail Joy Hoag, business owner
“Andrea is very knowledgeable, personable and also patient with questions! She is able to address all levels of expertise. It covered a range of information and provided specifics not just generalities (which I find refreshing). The hands on style made it effective and useful.” – Barbara Rush, workshop attendee
“What a great class, Andrea, you are a social media genius, AND you make it fun. I am so excited to implement the tools you gave today. THANK YOU!!” – Jessica Press,
Past Speaking Experience
- Social Media 101 Class, Lifelong Learning – Boulder Valley School District, 2009
- Louisville, Superior, Lafayette Chamber event January 2010
- BlogWorld New York 2011
- Boulder Chamber, August 2011
- Mama Means Business Event, 2011
- Facebook Success Summit, Social Media Examiner, 2011
- Small Biz Success Summit, Social Media Examiner, 2012
- Oracle, JD Edwards Partner Summit, 2012
- Public Service Company of Oklahoma HVAC Contractor Conference, February 2012
- Camp Bow Wow, Annual Conference, May 2012
- International Association of Administrative Professionals Denver Conference, May 2012
- Certified Contractors Network Technology Summit, April 2013
- Social Media Marketing World, April 2013
- Type A Parent Conference, April 2013
- World Islamic Economic Forum, London, October 2013 – “How Social Media is Opening Business Opportunities for Women”
- Engage Mexico, Puerto Vallarta, November 2013
- SMX, Las Vegas, November 2013
- New Media Expo, Las Vegas, January 2014
- Stanford University Guest Lecturer, January 2014
- Social Media Marketing World, March 2014
- Social Media Success Summit, October 2014
- Asia Professional Speakers Association, Singapore, November 2014
- Social Media Marketing World, April 2015
- NAREP Conference, National Association of Real Estate Publishers, Orlando May 2015
- Social Media in a Digital Economy Summit, Barbados, July 2015
- New Media Europe, Manchester, England, September 2015
- Member of National Speakers Association since 2013
- Toastmasters member since 2009
Andrea Vahl Bio
Andrea Vahl is a Social Media Consultant and Speaker who is passionate about helping businesses understand and leverage the power of social media to actually grow their business. Andrea is the co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies and was the Community Manager for Social Media Examiner, for over 2 years. She also uses her Improv comedy skills to blog as a slightly cranky character, Grandma Mary – Social Media Edutainer on her site at www.AndreaVahl.com. She is an international speaker and has presented at Social Media Marketing World and New Media Expo as well as many corporate events. She was named 50 Favorite Online Influencers of 2014 on Entrepreneur.com and Top 30 Women in Social Media by Boom Social. She is the lead teacher at FBInfluence an online Facebook Marketing Training program used by over 20,000 students and the co-founder of Social Media Manager School. Andrea Vahl’s proven ability to make social media marketing easy to understand and implement has directly impacted the bottom line of thousands of companies through her training and one-on-one consulting. Learn more about Andrea’s books, resources, and get her Quick Start Guide to Social Media for Business on her website, www.AndreaVahl.com.
3 Sentence Bio:
Andrea Vahl is a Social Media Consultant and Speaker and is the co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies. She was the Community Manager for Social Media Examiner, one of the most influential social media news sites, for over 2 years and was named 50 Favorite Online Influencers of 2014 on Entrepreneur.com. She also uses her Improv comedy skills to blog as a slightly cranky character, Grandma Mary – Social Media Edutainer on her site at www.AndreaVahl.com.
Andrea Vahl is a Social Media Consultant, Speaker, and co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies. She was named 50 Favorite Online Influencers of 2014 on Entrepreneur.com
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