Valeria has advocated on the value of culture and narrative at the most prominent conferences and events around the world for more than two decades.
Having seen up close the challenges and opportunities inside companies (from startups to Fortune 500) in 5 industries and 6 countries, Valeria loves helping people overcome the often-invisible barriers to doing good work and creating memorable experiences.
A visual and engaging storyteller, Valeria has extensive experience speaking in front of large groups as well as in more focused settings on a wide variety of formats. From keynotes to panel conversations, the talk creates interaction with the audience.
Recent Speaking Engagements and Topics
A sample of the diverse audiences touched by the message of the positive impact of culture and narrative on work: ANA Business Marketing Association (BMA), Dare Conference Philadelphia; Search Marketing Expo (SMX), NYC; Inbound, Boston; Content Marketing World (#CMWorld), Cleveland; SOCAP International, Princeton; Consumer Good Technology (CGT) Sales & Marketing Summit, NYC; Inside Sales Summit; CES International Las Vegas; Digital Age 2.0 Sao Paulo, Brazil; reThink Oslo, Norway; WOMMA Summit Las Vegas; CTAM Summit, Vocus User Group conference, Baltimore; Solo Session at SxSW Interactive, Austin; Confab the Content Strategy conference, Minneapolis; Blog World, Las Vegas; Future M Summit, Boston; MIMA Summit Minneapolis; Web 2.0 Expo, NYC; Mediabistro Community Manager roundtable, NYC; Brand Camp University, Detroit; The Inbound Marketing Summit, Boston; Marketing Prof’s B2B Forum, Boston; Mediabistro Circus, NYC.
View sample topics here.
I invited Valeria to present to SOCAP International, the global community of customer care experts, on social strategy for customer-centric businesses. Her expertise in strategy and the design of digital, social and physical services came together to inform the audience on what she calls “the value of promises,” and what that means to leaders on the front line of delivering value to companies and consumers. In her inimitable style, she pushed the boundaries of our thinking about the intersection of commerce, culture and relationships.
— Lisa Oswald, SVP Customer Service, Travelzoo
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, Chief Marketing Officer, Robin
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, Asst Vice President, Corp. Communications, Atrium Health
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, Senior 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