Thank you for your interest in speaking with me, retaining my services, and/or request for my time and feedback. Please note that I receive a lot of requests to chat (sometimes several per day), and while I enjoy connecting with people, my work is very demanding and I must focus on earning a living. In this regard, I provide a suite of services — from keynote speaking to strategy consulting and entity plus event promotions — which you can learn more about here.
A little about me: As a social entrepreneur, my mission is to make the world a better place via evangelizing and educating all stakeholders as to what digital health is, what’s happening around the globe, and what it means for all of us. My time is very valuable to me — as I’m sure yours is to you — and if you wish to speak with me or have other requests for my time I’m happy to do so as part of my one-hour strategy session offering. Payment for this is due in advance via PayPal and must me done prior to scheduling any calls or meetings.
If you think you can bring me value, great. But before you share your pitch, I highly recommend you read this post by Gary Vaynerchuk, where he highlights the importance of — as it pertains to me — first getting to know me and understanding what can actually bring me value. Simply put, I already have an efficient and effective news-gathering process and am focused on my work, hence do not have the bandwidth to network with you, promote your brand, review and/or provide feedback on your writing (or anyone else’s), work, product, and/or service without compensation for the value that I provide. After all, since you reached out to me with your request, you obviously recognize this. All of these things are what I do to make a living and form the business model that sustains my social entrepreneurship. People, companies, and organizations pay me to share my knowledge and expertise and to reach my global audience with their brand and message. And since I have a very large network and reach already — as previously stated, my platform and influence is a major part of how I make my living and is the reason you discovered me — I’m usually not interested in any bartering or co-promotion arrangements. Moreover, I am self-sufficient and not seeking to retain any of your services. Also, PLEASE do not add me to your personal or company email list or newsletter.
Now that you know a little bit more about me and what can bring me value, if you’d still like to speak with me, great. Before messaging me, however, please review my services offered page. You can also request additional information on options and pricing for any of my services that you are interested in. I’ll provide this only if I judge your inquiry to be credible and serious.