Julia Doherty is a renowned, seasoned public speaker with deep expertise on social media marketing. She has spoken to audiences from 15 to 1,000 around the UK. With her farting giraffes, wicked sense of humor, and unique style of simplifying the social media world, Julia is frequently one of the top rated speakers at major conferences both online and offline. Having worked in the Recruitment Industry for many years, Julia has a particular passion for this particular sector. Being a TEAM Supplier, Julia often speaks at workshops and expos within the recruitment world.
Audience members receive many “light bulb moments” as well as practical strategies they can implement immediately. Her key focus is on smaller independent companies who may not have the budgets that big corporate organisations have, so a lot of the tools and techniques that Julia will showcase will have limited financial input needed. Julia says “If you can get great results from a free tool, then why not use it for your business?”
Julia is certainly a “no fluff, what you see is what you get” type of speaker; she consistently delivers incredible value to her audiences and is always committed that everyone leaves with not only much more social media knowledge but that everyone also feels better about him/herself, more motivated, more confident, more empowered. Julia is professional before, during and after each of her speaking engagements. She is not the type of speaker to rush in and out without taking time to truly connect with attendees. Julia will often be the first person to arrive at the event , to ensure that conference attendees have as much access to her as possible. Julia is truly passionate about making a difference to the small business owner through sharing her depth of online marketing, social media knowledge, business building and life planning skills.
This page provides an overview of what speaking events we have coming up, along with some subjects that Julia is confident in speaking about:-
Topics to choose from:
#1 – Time Management Tips for Extremely Busy People (new)
Do you want to get more out of your day? What about your staff, wouldn't it be great if they had some golden nuggets of inspiration that would enable them to work smarter not harder? In this workshop, Julia will cover various techniques, tools and strategies for making the most out of every day. From inbox zero to daily planning, from goals setting to having focus blocks in the year – it's all here in this new talk for 2016.
#2 – Traditional Marketing V Digital Marketing (new)
We now live in a world where cross-media strategies are imperative as we know that people absorb information in different ways. This talk will guide you through “what is hot, and what is not” in the world of marketing (online and offline).
#3 – Never Build Your Property On Other People's Land (new)
LinkedIn removed the testimonials from company pages, Facebook suddenly tweaked the algorithm so that your posts are no longer shown to your fans unless you pay for adverts, Twitter removed the count figure in social sharing and YouTube recently introduced “Red” so people will now have to pay to see your “how to” videos. The message is loud and clear that you have NO control over these social media sites, therefore you should never rely on this form of marketing. Yes, exploit it while we have it, but make sure that you are building your network on the platforms that you can control – your website and your email subscription list. In this mini talk, Julia will go through the best ways to harness your website to get conversions, and tips for collecting email addresses from clients and candidates using both social media and other online marketing techniques.
#4 – LinkedIn for Business (Popular)
This workshop will include how to use the key features of LinkedIn. We will touch on sourcing your ideal target client, LinkedIn etiquette, should you upgrade? and the best practice for your daily LinkedIn activities. This mini workshop also includes a checklist for your personal profile.
#5 – How To Master The Art Of Blogging (Popular)
If Google rankings are important for your business, then blogging or producing regular news on your website is an essential ingredient for Google success.
In this taster session, Julia will deliver:-
- The main reasons for blogging
- Working through a 13 point checklist, how effective is your current blog / news area?
- Techniques on where to generate ideas for your blog
- Lots of tools and tips as we go!
#6 – How To Win Business Using Social Media (Popular)
Need to boost sales? People now spend more time on social media than in their email inbox. It’s important for a business owners to have specific social plans in place to grow their audience, promote their best content and measure the impact. This mini workshop looks at how you can harness the power of social media to attract clients and candidates. We touch on sales techniques & strategies on LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter.
- 60-120 minute keynote
- Half-day training
- Full-day Social Media Immersion Day
- 2-3 day on-site Social Media Immersion
What can you expect from me in return?
If you are considering booking me for a speaking event, here is what you can expect from me and my team:-
- Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls and email messages.
- A personal phone consultation with a member of my team prior to your event, so we can better understand how I can best serve you and your audience.
- An announcement about your event on my blog and social media channels. (This assumes that your event is open to the public and you want additional visibility for it.)
- A professionally prepared, dynamically delivered presentation focused on achieving the outcomes you want with your audience.
- A custom resource page, exclusively created for your attendees. It will include the slides I used in the presentation, along with links to books, articles, and other resources I believe will be helpful.
- A quick follow-up communication after the event with someone on my team, to make sure I met your expectations. (I also want to know how you think I can improve.)
I have extensive expertise in speaking to business owners, entrepreneurs, independent professionals, coaches, speakers, authors and trainers. I also love to lead in-house customized immersion days for companies of all sizes.