Recent Speaking Engagements and TopicsThrough the power of narrative, Valeria provides a framework for thinking differently about product and service vision and how to go about implementing a feasible action plan to create meaningful experiences. View sample topics here. Recent engagements include International CES, Digital Age 2.0 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, reThink in Oslo, Norway, WOMMA Summit, CTAM Summit, Vocus User Group conference, Solo Session at SxSW Interactive, Confab the Content Strategy conference, BlogWorld, FutureM Summit, MIMA Summit, Web 2.0 Expo, Mediabistro Community Manager roundtable, Brand Camp University, The Inbound Marketing Summit, Marketing Prof’s B2B Forum, and Mediabistro Circus.
I watched Valeria present on “What’s Next In Marketing” to a room packed with founders of early stage companies. Her session was part of Boston’s FutureM series. The combination of the “futurist” event and the entrepreneurial crowd could have proven challenging given Valeria’s forward-looking subject. But not for her. Her session was packed with fresh examples — no “United Breaks Guitars in her speech” — that triggered an equal blend of learning and laughter. Valeria owns the room — not by talking most loudly, but by knowing exactly what the audience needs, and giving it to them.
-- Joe Chernov, VP Marketing, Kinvey
Valeria Maltoni's presentation on The Age of the Customer was one of the best presentations at MediaBistro Circus 2009. The enhanced principles of customer engagement Ms. Maltoni shared are the ones I now use every day in my own business strategy and the ones I share with my own clients. She truly is the marketer's marketer. Her engaging presentation changed the way I approached my business and as a result has led me to be even more successful than before. MediaBistro's Circus was truly great this year and a large part of that success can be credited directly to Maltoni.
-- Alison Woo, Chief Media Maven, New Media Mavens
Valeria Maltoni is an engaging marketing communications expert who skillfully interacts with audiences of any type, from general marketers to C Level executives. She consistently adds new thought provoking ideas in a clear and concise manner instead of all too familiar regurgitation of the same old information. Valeria’s passion to see businesses succeed is only outdone by her knowledge of how to help them actually achieve this.
-- Chris Berger, Sr. Manager, ISD Communications, Walmart
From her many years of practical experience, Valeria is a true leader in helping executives and managers alike navigate the conversation economy. I really appreciate how she expands on current trends, challenges the status quo, and weaves relevant examples to provide relevant, actionable insights in her presentations. Valeria is dynamic, engaging, and adds a rich depth that leaves an audience inspired.
-- Patrick Prothe, Marketing Communications Director, Biamp Systems
I attended a panel on social media and public relations moderated by Valeria at BlogWorld 2010. Valeria did a fabulous job probing the panel with interesting questions. What’s more, she also handled the toughest part – keeping the flow of the conversation moving – extremely well, while adding her own expertise to the conversation in a constructive way. I thoroughly enjoyed the panel, and would happily recommend Valeria as a moderator.
-- Dave Fleet, Vice President Digital, Edelman Toronto
I had the great pleasure of bringing Valeria to Minneapolis on two occasions so she could present to large public audiences on social media and marketing. Valeria spoke at the first year of Conversations About The Future Of Advertising (CATFOA) and the next year at the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association's annual Summit. In both cases, Valeria was clearly very well prepared, bringing pungent insights and great charm. She suffers the details and she is an excellent public speaker.
-- Tim Brunelle, Adjunct Faculty, Minneapolis College of Art and Design