Technology and Innovation
Keynotes and Programs

The Total Package
Conference Keynote Speaker
Engaging & Entertaining with Mind-blowing Content

Consistently recognized as a TOP PRESENTER by audiences and meeting planners alike, Julie is an expert at making innovation and technology feel easy and exciting. Julie programs are UNIQUELY CRAFTED for your audience based on where they are now and the results you want to achieve.

★ Leaders who are more creative and encourage innovation ★

★ A sales team that embraces modern technology to connect more effectively with their prospects ★

★ Inspiration and information about how technology is changing the way we communicate in business ★

Julie has a program for that. And possibly an app…she usually has an app for that. 😉

Whether you’re looking for inspiration at a leadership summit or some tough love during a sales kickoff, or the perfect blend at an association conference, Julie will upgrade your event.
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INNOVATION IN TIMES OF CRISIS: How to Rethink and Reframe Effectively When You Have to React Quickly

Delivery Options: Live Keynote • Virtual Keynote • Workshop (Webinar/Live Streaming)

Best for: C-Suite • Leaders • Entrepreneurs • Small Business Owners

In the blink of an eye everything changed. Your plans. Your forecasts. Out the window.
Cancellations, postponements and a dose of high-octane panic leave you feeling overwhelmed, confused and uncertain about what’s next.

Business as usual is over. It’s time to get creative. Time to rethink, reframe and retool. And the good news is, you got this. All you need is some fresh thinking and innovation strategies and you’ll go from reactive to proactive.

In this crisis innovation program, we will walk through the specific activities and approaches applied to YOUR BUSINESS. You’ll analyze and rethink your organization. You’ll take stock of your assets and relationships. You’ll discover opportunities. And you’ll walk away with a list of actionable ideas, next steps and a newfound sense of hope.

Plus, you’ll have a valuable set of tools to get you through these challenging times and whatever comes next.

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Tech to Connect: Building Meaningful (and Profitable) Relationships in a Screen Obsessed World

Delivery Options: Live Keynote • Virtual Keynote • Workshop (Webinar/Live Streaming)

Best for: C-Suite • Leaders • Sales • Marketing Entrepreneurs • Small Business Owners • Mixed

“Heads down” conversation is the new normal. From text messages to video voicemail, our ability to connect with others on a personal level is being challenged every single day by sheer distance. Our knee jerk reaction is to REJECT THE TECH and demand more real, in-person interactions. But what if our ability to communicate meaningfully with others isn’t degrading but is instead EVOLVING?

The way we interact with others – especially in business – is at a tipping point. We can either stay shackled to the old ways of doing business or embrace progress, meeting our colleagues and customers where they already are. By getting creating, being informed and embracing new technology, you’ll be more connected to the people you serve.

By the end of this session you will:

Pick your flavor (or ask Julie about making something special just for you!):

Tech to Connect for Sales

Frustrated with trying to reach prospects the old fashioned way? Or maybe you're great at connecting one on one but you're ready to scale. You need this!

Tech to Connect for Leaders

Remote teams, Zoom meetings and texting for business? To stay in front of the tech and lead with confidence in a changing world, click here!

Tech to Connect for Small Business

It's all on your shoulders. You have a lot to do and are overwhelmed with all the tech and choices. Julie has the answers & speaks your language!

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TECH IT TO THE STREETS: Tips and Tech to Stay Top of Mind with Your Prospects and Customers

Delivery Options: Live Keynote • Virtual Keynote • Workshop (Webinar/Live Streaming)

Best for: Sales • Marketing Entrepreneurs • Small Business Owners • Mixed

Get ready for a BRAND-new day! We know that in order to sell we must first be seen and in the digital age, that means letting our brand flag fly.

To get connected with our potential customers and future referrers, we need to be in the right place at the right time wearing a big name tag.

Wondering how can you stand out from the crowd without staying online 24/7 or hiring a whole team of teenagers to make TikToks for you? Is your current social media strategy feeling more like an anti-social strategy?

Julie’s got you covered! In this program, she’ll share how easy and inexpensive it can be to radiate your brand online in a totally classy way. Using her marketing prowess earned from years as a global Director a Product Marketing and her tech savvy as an app developer and inventor, she’ll dig into her digital bag of tricks, best practices and quick strategies.

You’ll leave inspired, energized, informed and ready to paint your brand all over town!

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Practical. Engaging. Relevant. Actionable.

"Knowledgeable, engaging, and entertaining - what more could you want in a speaker? Julie spoke in Dublin recently and gave an absolutely brilliant talk. She was totally focused on what benefit she can bring to her audience vs just dishing out some 'standard presentation'. And she was generous with her time AFTER she had spoken! She is down to earth, practical and she is also great fun!"Barbara Moynihan, On Your Feet

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TECH FOR TIME: Top Tips and Tools to Be a Better Kind of Busy

Delivery Options: Live Keynote • Virtual Keynote • Workshop (Webinar/Live Streaming)

Best for: C-Suite • Leaders • Sales • Marketing Entrepreneurs • Small Business Owners • Mixed

Ping! Another notification is just what you need to keep you on task, right? Ping! That’s not distracting, is it? Maybe if you got another app that’s supposed to help you get organized. Ping! Still not working for you, huh? Help is here!

In an overwhelming world of multiple messaging apps, ever-growing to-do lists, and continuously nagging technology, it might seem impossible to get a handle on it all.

The good news is that there are lots of brilliant tools and tech that can help. However, you’ll have to achieve a delicate balance. To go from feeling like you could be the star of an episode of (task) hoarders to a self-proclaimed Zen productivity master, you’ll need to learn and embrace the Tech It or Leave It mantra.

During this session, you’ll discover why, when, and how to leverage technology to get organized and be more productive. There will be practical examples, super cool tools, and (Ping!) great strategies to avoid distractions, stay focused, and get more done.

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TECH IT OR LEAVE IT: How to Find Sanity and Success in an Over-Applified World

Delivery Options: Live Keynote • Virtual Keynote • Workshop (Webinar/Live Streaming)

Best for: C-Suite • Leaders • Entrepreneurs • Small Business Owners • Mixed

Addicting. Distracting. Frustrating. Essential. These are some of the words we use to describe our love-hate feelings about technology. After all, the average person only uses HALF the apps on their phone.

In a world of instant app downloads, free trials and slick tech marketing promising more customers, more revenue, more time and more success, it can be hard to tell what you really need for yourself and your business in order to survive and thrive. Do you need more apps? Or maybe you should do more with the tech you already have. Perhaps you’ve even lost count of the tools you’ve already purchased (Yep…I’m looking at you, subscription-renewal-for-an-app-I-forgot I had!).

Not to worry! Grab your smartphone or laptop and get ready to experience a tech-intervention. Deciding why, when and how you should take advantage of new apps and tech comes down to six principles that you’ll use to pick and prioritize what you really need and are ready to use.

Avoid the lure of shiny objects and spot the hidden gems so you can focus on the most valuable tech for you and your organization. By the end of this session you’ll be raving about how your tech is powerful, practical and fun while walking away with a written action plan!

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THINK LIKE AN INVENTOR: Mindset and Motivation to Spot Opportunities, Take Initiative, & Embrace Change

Delivery Options: Live Keynote • Virtual Keynote • Workshop (Webinar/Live Streaming)

Best for: C-Suite • Leaders • Sales • Marketing Entrepreneurs • Small Business Owners • Mixed

“It’s not my problem.” “It’s not my job.” “I wouldn’t know where to start.” “I can’t.” “I won’t.” “I quit.”

Imagine inventors saying these kinds of phrases. What if those inventors STOPPED thinking, creating and solving? Terrifying, right?!

But this is exactly what’s happening in YOUR teams, organization and maybe even in your own mind every single day. Whether it’s problem-solving around product development, improving customer service, a time-saving process that leads to better productivity or trying a different way to attract and retain employees –thinking like an inventor changes the game for all of these and so much more!

Finding opportunities to “invent” starts with just one little word and it ends with collaboration, teamwork and an attitude of ownership. Learn how you and your organization can turn the tables on your performance by simply knowing how to think like an inventor.

This highly motivational and inspiring keynote engages and enlightens while empowering your people with the kind of thinking that creates solutions (and an attitude) that is truly inspiring. We’re all inventors at heart; some of us just don’t know it yet!

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Looking for Something Special?

You might be thinking, “This all looks great but, my audience is different. They need something unique when it comes to technology and innovation. If only Julie could deliver THAT!”

Good news! Julie creates custom programs regularly – from PREPARATION (like researching your industry’s latest trends and interviewing key audience members for their insights) to PRESENTATION (Interview an executive on stage? Yep. Show-off and celebrate cool tech that your organization wants people to use more? Absolutely.)

The sky is the limit! After all, Julie is here to HELP YOU UPGRADE YOUR EVENT.

Let’s talk about how to make that happen now.

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