James Burnes is a frequent speaker for trade associations, corporate boards and other programs on the topics of digital and social media and the impact of smartphones on business. A high energy speaker, James provides a fast-paced, fun and action-oriented presentation style that keeps audiences engaged.

James travels around the country to speak and has presented to crowds of greater than 1,000. Conducting more than 50 speaking engagements a year, he is able to make technology topics easy to understand for corporate executives who need to understand how the Internet is impacting business – without all the geek speak.

James’ most popular program topics include:

  • Think like a startup – How to act quickly and launch new ideas effectively
  • Launching Digital Products In Old School Industries
  • Corporate communications in a social media world
  • Building an Entrepreneurship Culture in Your Company

If you are interested in learning if James is a good fit for your upcoming corporate board meeting or retreat, trade or non-profit association meeting, etc. please contact him via any of the methods identified on the contact page.

Honorariums for James’ programs vary depending on topic, audience, time required to prepare and time required to present. He does offer discounted rates for non-profit organizations. James does not charge for travel time, though all customary travel expenses are expected to be covered.

What are attendees and event program coordinators saying about James?

“If you have a chance to hear a Burnes presentation on the evolving state of markets and messages, be sure to attend. His insights help clear up a lot of the confusion surrounding modern techniques of getting to market. The potential in terms of increasing reach and reducing costs is impressive.”  John Layden, Owner, Time Compression Strategies

“James is an exceptional keynote speaker that is well versed in the subject matter of his presentation. We had James speak at a luncheon with over 100 attendees. He kept the crowd engaged and provided tons of relevant information that our members copied down, and I am sure, now implementing in their business. James is an energetic, dynamic speaker and one who I will hope will continue to make presentations at our events in the future.” Karen McCoy, Events Coordinator, Greenwood, IN Chamber of Commerce

“In a time when traditional forms of advertising and marketing channels have proven less and less effective to gain and grow market share, James offers a fresh new perspective on the true business value of social networks and Internet. As I’ve witnessed first hand, James’ incredible level of enthusiasm, and knowledge of cutting edge media channels, social networking, and Web 2.0 technologies, is inspiring and invigorating. I highly recommend James as a presenter, business consultant, and/or business partner.” Gary Stafford, President and COO, Lazer Incorporated

“James is a high energy, interesting and informative speaker. He immediately got the audience engaged. The information was new and different. I will look for future opportunities to go see/hear him.” Tia Martin, Account Executive, WZPL – Entercom Communications

“James presented to a group of 250 professionals who were not necessarily very well versed on his topic of Inbound Marketing and Social Marketing – yet the message was very timely. James was able to communicate his ideas in a fun, engaging and educational fashion and was able to have his audience enthused about going out and implementing this new toolset that had been presented. He wound us up and set us free – in true motivational style.” Meg Colombo, e-Brand Manager at Finger Lakes Visitors Connection