By 2020 it’s expected that the freelance workforce will be 40% of all workers, the number of micro business & self-employed individuals will continue to rise and traditional employment will be harder to find.

More than ever, who we are online is associated with how well we can tell our professional story. A traditional resume is no longer be enough; employers & clients want to see evidence of expertise and skills. They want to know they are working with an authority. I show businesses and individuals how to increase their visibility & create their own personal platforms.


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About Shane

Shane Purnell is an IT professional, podcast host and speaker. He’s spent the last 18 years studying how to help others connect their message to the world through New Media. He has multiple blogs on technology, personal development and platform building.

The Whole Story

When he  graduated from college, the Internet as we know it, didn’t exist. He quickly realized that if he wanted to make it in life, a degree in Speech Communication wasn’t going to bring the income I dreamed about.

Early in his career, he tried to find his way in customer service, management and sales, but they all seemed like the long road to meet his goals. So he retooled his skillset and dove into Information Technology. For 18  years he’s  helped corporations large and small build and maintain their information technology infrastructures.

For 18 years,  he’s  also watched how technologies that have utilized the power of the Internet have revolutionized how we approach everything.

  • How we buy and sell.
  • How we talk with our friends.
  • How we communicate our ideas.

But it didn’t change how we do things; it changed how we see ourselves. That’s when he realized who we are online was just as important as who we were in our real lives. He knew then that  if we were going to start living out our lives online, we had better be able to communicate who we are in a whole new way

Since then Shane has focused on connecting technology with how we want to show up in the world. All of his speeches, workshops and training are designed to help people connect the power of their message to the world.

If you’re looking for a speaker who can help you connect the dots between technology and how people need to communicate Shane is right for your event.



Podcast Movement 2017
Business of Writing Success
Toastmasters Leadership Institute
WordCamp Kansas City

Why Shane is Right for Your Event

I choose Shane because I felt he had the ability to convey the importance of building a platform using easy to understand steps. Shane brought a high level of energy and knowledge to a subject many of my attendees find overwhelming. The attendees have Shane's information and the ability to listen to his podcasts to keep them motivated and informed. They all now "get" why his subject matter is so important to their success. What did the attendees think of Shane? Overwhelmingly they said, "We want him back next year!" What's my recommendation about having Shane for your event? Just book him!
Author, Spoken Word Artist, Radio Co-Host & Organizer of the BOWS Workshop
Kansas City, MO
I had seen Shane at another WordCamp and thought he was a great speaker. I remember how nice and knowledgable he was. You'll Love him.
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Shane shows others how to tell their story, build a personal brand, and establish their network. Shane is an inspirational presence. I urge you to consider Shane as a speaker at your next event
Business Owner

Frequently Requested Topics

Leading a Team of One - The Start of All Leadership is Self-Leadership
One of the most in demand business skills in the 21st century is leadership. The ability to effectively inspire and move teams toward a common goal is rare and takes time to develop. Before one can lead a department or organization to do great work, one must be able to lead themselves to do great work. In this talk Shane Purnell covers the 4 cornerstones of effective self-leadership and how to apply them to your organization.
How to C.A.R.V.E a Platform for Success
By 2020 40% of the workforce will be "on demand". That means that you need to position yourself or your company as the "go to" source for your solution. You need to get noticed. This presentation focuses on the five essential elements you need to build your platform. The Five elements are contained within the acronym C.A.R.V.E 1. Channels – Where you show up. 2. Authority – The activities that build your credibility and expertise 3. Relationships – Who you know and who knows you 4. Visibility - How well you show up in you channels 5. Evidence - The proof of your platform. This presentation provides the audience with a framework that will help them stand head and shoulders above the crowd.