Dave Taylor is one of the 26 speakers featured in volume 1 of ‘Finding Speaking Success‘. If you ever do a Google search in the form of a question, especially if it is about something technical, chances are that you’ve probably found yourself on one of Dave’s sites. I haven’t done the official research, but I am confident that Dave’s blogs are likely in the top 10% (total traffic) of all blogs in the world. This has allowed Dave to enjoy a full time job as a writer, speaker, and expert panelist. Below is an excerpt from Dave’s interview which is featured in the book:
Q. How has the internet helped you? How are you using social media?
A. I think the internet has had a profound impact because people who are looking for speakers are going to do research online. That might be posting a Facebook update that says, “We need a keynote speaker for our annual sales meeting, does anyone have a recommendation?” Or it might be them doing a Google search or poking around on Twitter. On the flip side, every time I speak, I put out a message that says that I’m speaking. I build followers. Social media expands your network significantly.
Q. What about traditional PR in the media and have you ever used a publicist?
A. I have not used a publicist. You can do much of modern PR by yourself now with things like Pitch Engine and PR Web. If you have your own website, a Facebook page, or something like that, then there are a lot of ways you can spin that.
Video except of his interview
Ways to contact Dave Taylor:
To hire him as a speaker: http://www.intuitive.com/speaking.shtml
Follow him on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DaveTaylor
Friend him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/d1taylor
Dave’s main blog: http://www.askdavetaylor.com/