I spend a lot of time talking to people in technology and business about how the forces of mobile, social media, sensors, data and location technologies are changing just about everything.
I’ve written more than two million words over the last dozen years on these subjects. What I have seen and shared have allowed me the thrill of speaking all over the world to audiences on five continents in diverse professions and lifestyles about these changes and what they mean.
I speak as I write. Tell stories about people and technology and how change is coming and how people and businesses need to adapt in the near term. I select stories that can amuse audiences and occasionally scare them, but always explaining the lessons that can be learned and the course adjustments that should be considered.
No two of my presentations have ever been identical. Instead I reshape each talk to adjust to the audience and what I have learned that will be the most interesting to them.
“We’ve been fortunate to have Shel join two instalments of the Australian Digital Summit. His candid, pragmatic and witty approach has provided great insight and entertainment for our delegates.
His latest book ‘Lethal Generosity’ is the perfect platform to discover how you can leverage new and emerging technologies to look after your customers and create memorable experiences across your physical and digital footprint”
Digital Operations Director, Telstra
Candor, insight and provocative storytelling. That’s why I hired Shel to speak to a few of the venture capital firms I advise in strategic marketing. The firms enjoyed his deep knowledge about social media and marketing because he is a pioneer in the field. I am impressed that he continues to research and develop his perspective in these markets.
Founder, CEO Jennifer Jones & Partners, Newport Beach, VENTURE Summit
Shel Israel keynoted our Communications Team Summit in Bordeaux. He shared with us a precious contribution and knowledge about technology in communications and social changes and how these affect business and life. His voice spoke clear and loud on themes that a communicator today can’t ignore.
He explained how customers are gaining control and consequently companies should be more generous with them, particularly Millennials, giving our communications team useful insights about how technologies should be used in order to acquire loyal customers. He talked about how the social context will change and how companies would have to face challenges accordingly.
His presentation gave my colleagues and myself food for thought and new ideas.
Group Communication Director, General Assicrazioni
“We recently had Shel speak at a customer event in Australia. Shel is down to earth and very approachable in his delivery of a very important message to every customer facing professional in business today. His mixture of personal anecdotes and real world case studies demonstrates the need for the modern enterprise to embrace new approaches in managing customers and more importantly a new attitude. Best of all … he really is a nice guy!”
Founder of Vision Critical