I’m really excited right now because I spoke at Google today. It was quite the honor and my second time speaking at Google (I spoke on a panel back in 2009 at Google’s Client Ad Forum). Today, I spoke for one hour to a group of 20 Google employees across marketing and product management, an event called Client Connect. I want to sincerely thank James and the Google marketing team for arranging this event, it was a true honor in my career.
Corporate SEM Offers Great Speaking Opportunities
My presentation today spanned one hour, and that hour flew right by! I focused on industry trends, predictions for the future of digital marketing, and opportunities for both advertisers and Google. Throughout my presentation, I had the great opportunity to interact with amazing Google employees and field some seriously great questions! While I’m not able to share the presentation here (it’s confidential to my employer), I wanted to write a quick post to call this out as a major advantage of the corporate SEM career path.
Just in the last year, I spoke at Stanford Graduate School of Business in May, I spoke at Stanford Graduate School of Business in January, and now I spoke at Google. If you’re into public speaking and giving back to the industry (I sure am), search engine marketing is an amazing career path to consider. It’s because of the corporate SEM career path that these speaking events presented themselves.
Google Is Amazing
I wanted to close out by calling attention to Google. I couldn’t be more impressed. My account management team (Ryan and Rich in the picture above with me) in addition to all the attendees to my presentation are truly top notch. Google is innovating so quickly and I really can’t get enough of it. They’re one of the best partners ever and it’s a true pleasure working with the Google Financial Services team. I’m looking forward to my next public speaking opportunity for sure.
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AWESOME! Bet that was a blast and that those are some great people to be around for ideas on your business 🙂
Thanks, Darren! 🙂 It really was a blast. I’m so pumped up right now. Definitely took away some exciting ideas and glad to have built some amazing new connections as well.
All the best,
What an amazing opportunity! Too bad you can’t share the presentation. I’m looking forward to future presentations you’ll be able to share. 😉
Thanks so much, D3so! 🙂 I very much appreciate the positive feedback.
All the best,
Fazal @ Make Money Online says
Awesome Ian! That proves that you are an expert in your field! Hope you will keep getting more exposure and do more presentations!
Thanks so much for the comment and kind words! 🙂 I very much appreciate it!
All the best,
Affiliate Paying says
Congratulations Ian. So happy for you and I can feel your excitement through your words. 🙂
Thanks so much, Gao! I truly appreciate it! 🙂