Corporate and Business Audiences

A venture capitalist turned acclaimed CEO and innovator, Alexander Blass educates and entertains corporate and business audiences with his keynote speeches, and also conducts content-rich Master Classes for more in-depth engagements. When an engagement is booked, Alexander is pleased to customize his speeches to the nuances and needs of your particular audience for maximum impact.

Sample Keynote Speeches:

PRICELESS STRATEGIES FROM AN INNOVATOR: HOW TO THRIVE IN CHALLENGING TIMES

Topics: innovation, entrepreneurship, marketing, and overcoming adversity

In a constantly evolving world and today’s challenging economic climate, innovating is no longer optional, but essential. Alexander Blass, now 36 and the youngest grand prize winner of the Daily Record’s Top Innovator of the Year Award, which credited him with “revolutionizing charitable giving,” recounts the journey that led him to become an acclaimed entrepreneur. In this keynote, he reveals how you can reinvent yourself and get on the path to innovation today. Discover the essential characteristics of successful innovators, grasp some of the challenges you must overcome, and learn how to generate international buzz and excitement for your innovations with increasingly limited resources. [Note: A full-day Master Class length version of this topic is also available for successfully launching new ventures.]

FINDING YOUR PASSION: YOU TOO, CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

Topics: motivation, inspiration, social entrepreneurship

As a child, Alexander Blass often gazed at the black and white photos on his parents’ piano of his father’s family members who perished in the Holocaust. The lessons he learned as a boy about the preciousness of human life, combined with world events, ultimately led him to a “lightbulb moment.” He left a career in finance to make a difference, inventing and patenting a new way to make philanthropic contributions in 50 countries through the power of the Internet. Blass draws from his experience and the lessons learned as a social entrepreneur to inspire and motivate, ensuring audiences that by finding their passion, maximizing their unique abilities, and embracing change, one person can indeed change our world.
[Note: A half-day and full-day Master Class length version of this topic is also available on social entrepreneurship and corporate and social responsibility.]

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING SECRETS AND WEB 2.0: PRICELESS STRATEGIES FROM THE TOP INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Topics: social media, marketing, customer relationship management, technology

Nearly 70% of the global Internet population visits social networking or blogging sites. Companies and organizations are rapidly playing “catch up” to adapt to this user-generated, customer-centric wave of social computing by scrambling to adopt both external and internal social media marketing and Web 2.0 strategies.

In this fascinating keynote speech that is not to be missed, you will learn how to harness the power of your customers and community. Blass, one of the world’s most acclaimed social entrepreneurs and grand prize winner of the Top Innovator of the Year Award for revolutionizing charitable giving through the invention of person-to-person social networking technology and online communities for the philanthropy market, shows you how to develop a game-winning social media marketing strategy. Beat the competition by employing best practices for success. Learn how to foster deeper relationships with your customers, promote your programs, and leverage your exuberant customer base to evangelize your brand and take it global. Explore how to avoid potential social marketing disasters. Discover key platforms you should be using now, which ones may be a waste of your time and resources, and how to measure results.

[Note: A Master Class length version of this topic is also available.]

FUNDRAISING 2.0: REVEALING AND RAISING THE INVISIBLE MILLIONS

Topics: philanthropy, fundraising, social networking, technology

Blass, credited with “revolutionizing charitable giving,” offers an evocative and eye-opening look into human nature, delving into the psychology of giving as well as the power of social networks and grassroots activism. Blass explores how technological innovation is changing the face of philanthropy, and offers thought-provoking strategies for fundraising success.
[Note: A full-day Master Class length version of this topic is also available.]