Speaking

Jeff Cobb Speaks at PCMAAs a speaker, I help organizations and individuals understand how to thrive in the global learning economy in which we all now live and work.

I tackle high-level concepts that span new and social media, technology, learning, and the human mind while also providing practical, actionable insights into transforming relationships with customers and members.

My speaking style is energetic, engaging, and laced with stories and examples from my many years as an entrepreneur, consultant, and educator.

Speaking Topics

Technically, I can speak on whatever makes the most sense for your organization. I customize every speech to align with your needs and can even provide custom research – from surveying to interviewing to focus groups – beforehand to develop a truly “consultative” presentation. All of that said, here are some examples of what I frequently cover:

  • Leading in the Learning Economy
    Over the past decade, we have shifted rapidly from what Peter Drucker characterized as a “knowledge economy” to what is more accurately described as a learning economy — a dynamic, evolving environment in which individuals must continually invest in their personal and professional development. In this keynote presentation I discuss the five key transformations shaping the learning economy and the key actions leaders must take to thrive in this complex, fast-paced new landscape.
  • The Platform Revolution: Leveraging the Internet to Boost Your Brand and Blow the Doors Off Your Business
    A perennial favorite, in this keynote presentation I give the “lay of the land” for strategy and marketing on the new Web, including  high-impact/low cost approaches to gaining new and repeat customers. Topic areas covered include content marketing and social media marketing, effective use of mobile and search, and powerful positioning techniques to grow your audience and leave you competitors in the dust.

Recent & Upcoming Engagements

  • ACLEA Annual 2015
  • SC Society of CPAs SE PEEPs Meeting
  • AENC Technology Conference 2015
  • CalSAE Elevate 2015
  • Michigan Society of Association Executives OrgPro

Jeff spoke at our annual meeting to over 70 representatives from national nursing specialty certification organizations.  The evaluations from the group were overwhelmingly positive with Jeff’s session called out again and again for being excellent and valuable.  I was impressed with Jeff’s strategy to speak to a number of representatives from our member organizations prior to the meeting.  So rather than presenting a “canned speech,” Jeff provided our group with practical, real world content that specifically addressed their range of experiences.  I know we all left Jeff’s session with pages of notes filled with suggestions to take back to implement in our organizations.

Melissa Biel, DPA, RN
Deputy Director
American Board of Nursing Specialties

Examples of Past Venues

  • Alliance for Nonprofit Management Annual Conference
  • American Board of Nursing Specialties Annual Meeting
  • American Library Association Midwinter Conference
  • American Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting (Multiple)
  • American Society of Association Executives  Great Ideas Conference (Multiple)
  • American Society of Association ExecutivesTechnology Conference (Multiple)
  • Association Executives of North Carolina Annual Technology Showcase (Multiple)
  • Association New Media Summit
  • Avectra Annual Users and Developers Conference
  • Blackboard Association Day
  • CommPartners Spark Idea Series
  • Convening Leaders (PCMA)
  • Council of State Home Care and Hospice Associations, Annual Meeting
  • e-Higher Education: A Summit for Senior Executives
  • Empire Society of Association Executives, Annual Conference & Expo (Multiple)
  • Executive MBA Council Annual Meeting
  • Georgia Society of Association Executive, Annual Meeting
  • Graduate Management Admissions Council Annual Meeting
  • Harrisburg University: 2011 Social Media Summit
  • Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts, Spring Conference
  • International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Mid Year and Expo!Expo!
  • International Association for Management Education Annual Meeting (AACSB)
  • LERN Annual Conference
  • Medbiquitous Annual Meeting
  • N-TEN National Technology Conference
  • National Speakers Association, Carolina Chapter
  • NC Association of Medical Equipment Services
  • NCTech4Good Conference
  • Northeast CPE Conference
  • Professional Engineers of North Carolina, Annual Meeting
  • Professional Insurance Agents of New York Webinar
  • RTPnet 5th Annual Conference
  • South Carolina Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting
  • South Carolina Society of Association Executives Technology Seminar
  • SmartGrowth Canada Network Conference
  • UNC- Chapel Hill: Leadership Development in the Virtual Age
  • Vistage International

If you represent a company, association, or nonprofit organization looking for a keynote or breakout speaker for your next conference, meeting or other event, please contact me to discuss it.