Professional Motivational & Instructional Speaker
Motivational… Inspirational… Riveting
These are just a few words audiences have used to describe business speaker, Karon Thackston.
Whether your audience needs the power of Karon’s remarkable 11-year story of loss, tragedy and triumph, or a cheerleader to inspire them to succeed, Karon delivers and leaves audiences craving more.
Keyword Matching Is Dead: SEO Copywriting Strategies for the New Google Age (1 hour presentation)
Since before 1999, most people have been taught that – in order to rank high in Google – you had to have lots of exact-match keywords on your page. You might be shocked to know that Google hasn’t played that game in years! Find out why we had to use the old-fashioned method of keyword matching to get pages ranked high, how Google’s technology has changed and why it is so much easier to write conversion-oriented, SEO copy now than it ever has been before.
Creating High-Impact Copy in 200 Characters or Less (1 hour workshop)
Social media is in its prime. Everywhere you look businesses have Facebook pages, Linked In profiles, Pinterest boards and Twitter feeds. Problem is, most of them don’t do anything to grow their following. What a shame. The reasons? Most say they don’t know what to write. Let Karon walk you through her painless method for generating powerful, engaging social posts that create interaction, drive traffic and build your following.
Proven Techniques for High-Converting Landing Pages (1 hour presentation)
With all the tips and tricks and techy toys available today, many companies get lost in chaos of landing pages and forget the real purpose. To get visitors to take the single most-preferred action. Getting back to the basics is often exactly what’s needed. Karon will reveal how to cut loose of the clutter and laser focus your landing pages so they engage customers in their own language and convert better than ever before.
Beyond Content Marketing Best Practices: Making Your Content Work for You (1 hour workshop)
Create blog posts, videos and podcasts. Add them to your blog, iTunes, YouTube and other sites. Cross your fingers and hope somebody notices. That’s the typical scenario when it comes to content marketing. However, with a bit of forethought, you can create a resourceful, search engine optimized content marketing plan with purpose that targets specific clients and engages them to take precise actions. The results? More clicks, comments and conversions.
Foolproof Lead-Generation Techniques (1 hour presentation)
When it comes to lead generation, tactics are all over the board. While some recent trends in lead gen show promise there are others that are simply timeless and foolproof. We’ll look at the best and brightest techniques that never fail to improve the quantity and quality of your leads.
Creating a Measurable, Positive Impact from Social Media Efforts (1 hour workshop)
If there are two issues that constantly come up when discussing social media they are (1) what to post and (2) how to get a measurable result. By creating a plan with precise goals for specific segments of your audience you can watch the impact in real time as followers and fans begin to respond exactly the ways you want them to.
Ain’t Nothin’ Gonna Break My Stride (1 – 1.5 hour keynote)
Life never turns out as we imaged when we were younger. All those dreams that we plan to fulfill “one day” get jumbled and jerked around until we barely recognize what we originally started out to do. Karon is living proof that pity parties are good things, life’s curve balls serve to heighten your reflexes and having an old song from 1983 as your mantra can pull you through the bad times. After the loss of two pregnancies, building a successful business, losing half her revenue in the recession and climbing back to the bright side, Karon’s message is simple. Nothing happens due to luck or timing. It takes strength of spirit, hard work and facing your demons to succeed. Life won’t happens unless you make it.
Custom programs can be created for your specific group.
Want a professional, business speaker to motivate, engage and empower your attendees? Contact Karon today for details and to check availability.
What Others Say About Karon
“Karon’s presentation at UCG’s in-house SEO/SEM Summit was excellent. She got an average of 9 out of 10 on evaluations from our employees.” ~Nancy Becker, Vice President, UCG
“Just wanted to thank you! To be honest, it had been a long day, but once it started the quality of the presentation was clear from the beginning and I couldn’t walk away. Who would have thought a copywriting session could be riveting! I have heard other presentations on this critical topic and always walked away feeling like I was never going to get a handle on even the basics. Your presentation was clear, easy to follow and packed full of amazing tips and tricks! I can’t wait to learn more from you!” ~ Kelly, Session Attendee
“Excellent … exactly what I’ve been looking for. Good and effective SEO copywriting is something that eludes most of us and our websites and businesses suffer for it. You have the answers and explain them so clearly. Anyone who attends will leave with information you can use to make significant beneficialchanges to your website material. I can hardly wait to get started.” ~ Judy Jackson, Session Attendee
“No hypotheticals, an actual real-world case study with proven results. You showed exactly how you did it and how you can teach others to do it too, whether you have an existing business in need of resuscitation or are venturing into a new endeavor.” ~ Tim Maudlin, Session Attendee
“You rock! You just do. Killed it during your session (again!). Would love to work with you again!” ~ Denise Powers, Director, Agenda Production, Internet Retailer Conference & Event