Content Marketing Speakers
Business development is changing, buyers’ expectations are changing. In our connected world valuable, customer-focused content is the focus of all effective marketing.
Sonja Jefferson and Sharon Tanton – authors of the best-selling UK content marketing book Valuable Content Marketing - show people how to use high quality content to generate sales results. Their interactive, engaging talks and workshops leave audiences fizzing with practical ideas to improve their content and deliver real value to their customers.
“We invited Sharon and Sonja of Valuable Content to run a workshop on content strategy as part of this year’s UXBristol conference. They produced one of the best workshops I have seen in the three years of UXBristol. Basing the workshop around creating a strategy for a real local business, and inviting the business owners to actively take part on the day, was an inspired approach and really brought the workshop to life. The use of a graphic designer to create live sketch-notes and diagrams during the course of the workshop was incredibly powerful and engaging. I would highly recommend them as conference presenters/speakers.”
Stuart Church, UXBristol 2013
“I just wanted to say thank you for the Master Class at the event on Friday. It was a really successful day and the feedback about all the sessions has been really excellent, but yours seems to stand out – lots of comments about how useful your session was.”
Caroline Marshall, Director of Bristol Media
Perfect for marketing events, B2B marketing events, digital marketing events, professional services business development workshops, sales conferences, business and trade conferences and networking events.
The following are examples of the sessions we can provide.
Content marketing: in a world awash with content how do you make yours shine?
As more and more businesses wake up to the power of content, how do you make yours stand out and generate sales results? MORE content is not the answer. The secret is to make it valuable to your audience. This talk gives you a simple roadmap to follow, with 7 clear steps to success and case studies to learn from.
Why businesses with purpose create the best content
Want to get success from your content? Then according to Valuable Content Founder Sonja Jefferson, you need to start with the ‘why’ not the ‘what’. Building trust is the no.1 job for marketers, in an ever changing web-based world trust is everything. In this talk, Sonja and Sharon ponder and proclaim the principles behind trust and unveils the true power of storytelling and purpose. You’ll get heaps of actionable tips and tricks for your own marketing and learn how to find your ‘why’.
Content strategy workshop: how to think like a content strategist
Content strategy is the focus of the moment, but what exactly is a content strategy, and how do you create one? This practical workshop will take you step-by-step through the content strategy process. This session answers your content strategy questions and provides a whistle stop tour of a very valuable marketing technique. By the end of the hour you will have created a living breathing content strategy for an upcoming business, and will be able to think like a content strategist.
New business development: why great content matters
In the last 5 years the web and social media have transformed business development beyond recognition. Your buyers are now in control. How do you win business in this new world? It goes a lot further than just having a presence on Twitter. We look at businesses getting it right and show you how to put valuable content at the heart of your marketing and sales practices so you get the results you need.
Better business: why generosity wins you friends and generates sales
Valuable Content for your business event?
Get in touch to book Sonja, Sharon or the double act to speak at your next conference and event.
We’d love to know more about your audience and will tailor our subject matter to suit their needs.
Contact Sonja Jefferson firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 0117 9290414.
13 April 2015 – London Book Fair, Publishing for Digital Minds – Sonja is participating in the panel discussion on effective content strategies.
13 January 2015 – Mission Critical: Why businesses with purpose create the best content. A talk for Bath and Bristol Marketing Network. You can find the slides on SlideShare.
4 July 2014 - Content training course for the IDM
6 June 2014 - Keynote speaker at Richmond Expo, SW London’s largest business show at Twickenham Stadium – How to set your business apart (and make you feel good). Here are some free takeaways from the talk.
19 May 2014 - Content marketing training course for the IDM
20 March 2014 – The Big Content Marketing Debate – Bristol Content Group
23 January 2014 – The Future of Websites – Bristol Content Group at the Watershed, Bristol
15 November 2013 - Bristol Media Masterclass – How to make content marketing work for your business.
14 November 2013 – Brighttalk webinar - Should sales follow up content marketing?
11 October 2013 - Professional Copywriters’ Conference – Think like a content strategist
3 October 2013 – Brighttalk webinar: How many times – a download is not a lead!
13 June 2013 - CCH Conference - Social media: how to be valuable & win more business
9 April 2013 - Bristol & Bath Marketing Network - Getting Your Message Heard in a Noisy World
26 February 2013 - Technology for Marketing & Advertising (TFM&A) event, Earls Court – with Bryony Thomas: Powerful marketing content for every step of the sale – what content to use when (a case study)
14 March 2013 - West of England Design Forum CPD session – How to be valuable on Twitter and draw in business for your firm
17 January 2013 - British Marine Federation at the London Boatshow - What content do you need on your website and what do you share on social media?
17 November 2012 – Bristol University Business Basecamp – How to make your marketing pay with valuable content
5 October 2012 – Marketing Trends at the British Library – How to make your content shine in a world awash with the stuff. Event review here
“In May 2013, we began planning the first Professional Copywriters’ Network Conference. With content marketing one of the most requested topics among our members, we knew we needed someone who could represent the inbound community and provide valuable training for conference delegates.
The names of Sonja and Sharon at Valuable Content came up pretty quickly. With a book that’s become the standard textbook for UK content marketing, a lively online presence and a solid reputation for training, they ticked every box for us. So we asked them to provide one of our four breakout sessions, and for Sonja to appear on our panel discussion entitled ‘Content marketing, copywriting and creativity’.
The breakout session was the most popular choice among delegates before the conference and the highest-rated after it. Quotes from delegates included ‘Great insight into content management’ and ‘Lots of ideas’. With so many things to sort out, it was great for us to relax and let Sonja and Sharon deliver.
On the panel, Sonja did an excellent job of answering some fairly direct criticism of content marketing as a discipline, making a strong case for inbound as a powerful marketing technique that deserves a place alongside more traditional channels.
Based on our experience, I strongly recommend Sonja and Sharon as trainers and speakers.”
Tom Albright, founder of the Professional Copywriters’ Network
“Sonja and Sharon’s workshop for the Bristol University student entrepreneurs was a real eye opener. They really engaged the group, who are often a difficult nut to crack, and through an open discussion showed the students how they can apply the tools provided to their own ventures. We left with more than enough fuel to kickstart our own inbound marketing campaigns.”
Shaun Miller, Entrepreneur in Residence, Bristol University
“Sonja and Sharon,
I just wanted to thank you for your participation in the Marketing Trends event at the British Library this month.
Your presentation was both lively and informative and I’ve had very good feedback from delegates. The division of labour worked well and having two speakers kept the audience interested and engaged (as did the content!). It was succinct and to the point but also had interesting anecdotes that brought the subject to life for the audience.
Valuable content is such an important aspect of marketing that I believe you have really hit on a stream of interest that isn’t currently covered elsewhere.”
Helen Kogan, Managing Director, Kogan Page Ltd, October 2012