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Robotics Part 1: A Fireside Chat with the Champions
May 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Each year, SIM, through the Outreach Awards, recognizes outstanding achievements in supporting STEM initiatives in the local communities.
Come and hear from the champions about the successes – and challenges – of their chapter programs. This intimate discussion will energize you to consider some of their successful tactics in making major contributions in support of STEM education and careers.
Session Moderator: Terry Brock
Terry L Brock, Content Weaver
Terry Brock is more than just a social media marketing speaker, or a technology trends expert. He packs his presentations with “Gee Wiz!” joy for gadgets, solid business strategies to build relationships, and inspiration to try new things to improve the bottom line.
He is a syndicated columnist with Business Journals. This 43-paper network stretches across the US and reaches decision makers, business owners and people serious about doing business. With over 40 million pageviews each month, these publications tap into Terry’s expertise and funny style to bring value to readers. Terry continues to bring this knowledge to his audiences when speaking and sharing state-of-the-art ideas applied with fun, entertainment and powerful applications.
Terry earned an MBA in marketing and is focused on real-world business applications. He leverages his background in journalism and education in live presentations all over the world including: Mexico, England, Australia, Russia, Ireland, China, Japan, Thailand, Argentina, Indonesia, Nigeria, Singapore, Bermuda, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, and even Texas! He is a virtual presentation expert, allowing him to break the bonds of distance and time to serve clients according to their needs.
Terry wrote the book on Klout, and works with organizations to design social media relationship marketing strategies that are measurable and implementable. He is a syndicated columnist with Business Journals around the US where he writes his weekly column, “Succeeding Today.”
A master at his craft, Terry earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association and was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame (a designation awarded to less than 1% of speakers in the world). He is also a Cavett Award recipient, receiving the National Speakers Association’s “most cherished” award. Named for the founder of the organization, only one “Cavett” is given out each year, making it the association’s most exclusive award.
When Skype needed someone who could work with them in social media, video interviews, PR work and more, they brought Terry on as Chief Enterprise Blogger. He coordinated a host of functions helping this international company to focus on business applications for what was known largely as a consumer-only product.
AT&T came to Terry when they needed help with their largest blog, Networking Exchange Blog. He became the Editor-in-Chief for that distinguished publication coordinating a staff of over 100 geniuses in areas of social media, Cloud Computing, Mobility and Security. He was able to handle both technical and soft skill issues to help AT&T begin the process that resulted in over $2 billion in sales.
From social media to mobile office applications, Terry brings a wealth of knowledge and a sense of history to empower even the most timid user to explore new possibilities.