Hey there, I’m DK—yes, just a D and a K—I believe in making people think and / or smile.
Been spending the last 7/8 years being a social media anti-expert.
Currently advise companies / organisations / individuals on social media opportunities / use and also pay the rent by delivering kick-ass conference talks / masterclasses (HIRE ME).
- helped folks such as UNICEF, BBC, Welsh Assembly, The Gates Foundation understand and use social media better / more effectively
- authored Zen And The Heart Of Social Media
- founded MediaSnackers (a term I coined early 2004/5′ish) which did social media training / consulting for a vast variety of clients until ‘paused’ in 2011
- been a double TEDxer, plus the license holder for TEDxTeAro, Wellington, NZ
- been a Social Media Manager for CORE Education
Have an educational background in communications and media, a professional background in local government (I was the UK’s first and only, at that time, Corporate Youth Officer… oooh!) and been running my own business(es) since 2004.
I’m the type of guy who says stuff like the following and gets goosebumps:
…become a bonfire and dare the world to put you out!
And thinks stuff like:
…why don’t you ever see “opinions expressed here do not reflect the views of our employees” on corporate sites?
Have a vast and varied experience of social media advisory work, from CEOs to small theatres, large brands to charities, teachers to youth workers etc. I focus on outcomes and sustainable skills acquisition (so you can continue to develop your social media offering rather than paying others), hire me.
If you’re putting on an event or conference and looking for a double-awesome, highly-energetic, fast-paced and enlightening speaker to make your audience get excited and educated on all things social, hire me—examples below.
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Speaking examples (full list of past speaking gigs)
Keynote presentation for the New Zealand library and information management profession (LIANZA 2012:
Exploring the fundamentals (of social media) for Social Media Club Wellington:
Keynote for the National Association of Media Educators (NZ):
20 slides, 15 seconds per slide—personal presentation for Pecha Kucha Christchurch:
Other talks online include: