Speaking Topics

My mission is to seek multiple perspectives to help us answer some of the most pressing human questions in our consumer life today. Those perspectives also can serve as compelling, energetic keynote sessions for your organization, department or event.

“Information friction” and “information flooding” are two new terms I’m adding to my information literacy toolbox thanks to a keynote speech by Jason Voiovich at a recent conference for information professionals. Innocuously labelled “Information management lessons from China”, Voiovich provided many excellent and topical examples of how easy it can be to manipulate the information ecosystem and why we, as information professionals, must always be vigilant. He challenged us to think about ethics and the need to balance the public good and private information. He touched on topics (climate change, Amy Schumer) that are difficult to discuss in groups without offending someone, but he did so with an engaging delivery. I cannot wait for the book.

Kirsten Smith, MLIS
April 26, 2018
Ottawa, Canada

I can tailor a unique talk from 30 to 90 minutes.

See below for a list of topics based on sections or chapters in the book:

  • The Roots of Consumer Anger and Its Impact on Ourselves, Our Business Relationships, and Our Economic Way of Life
  • Rehumanizing Consumerism
  • Rehumanizing Our Identity as Consumers and Leaders
  • A Big Fat Greek Marketing Lesson (Agile Learning)
  • Segmentation or Stereotyping? (Asking Better Questions)
  • Put on your own mask before assisting others (Teaching Resiliency)
  • Rehumanizing The Relationships Between Consumers and Business
  • The Individualized Educational Plan (Consumer Education)
  • Breaking the Zealot Rule (Consumer Engagement)
  • When Giving Isn’t Good (Consumer Empowerment)
  • Rehumanizing Our Mission
  • Achieving True Justice (Crisis Management)
  • Inside the Great Firewall (Information Management and Manipulation)
  • Acting in His own image (Consumer Ethics)

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