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.
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.