An International Tech Speaker Who Inspires Audiences
Years of being the extroverted geeky kid has paid off.
Alison K (Alison Knott) is an international tech speaker who's passionate about the intersection of web, creativity and business. A proud woman in tech, Alison produced Atlantic Canada's first WordPress conference and Meetup, mentors emerging female designers and entertains business owners with nerdy facts. Her main mandate: to raise web literacy for small business and entrepreneurs.
Her presentations are an unusual blend of high-octane enthusiasm and actionable lessons. Boring tech jargon has no place in her talks!
Alison aims to engage audiences at the highest level. Action plans, workshop sessions and giving out candy are just a few examples. Whatever it takes to have people leave inspired, she's on board.
In addition to public speaking, Alison has held teaching positions at NSCAD University and NSCC IT Campus, mentoring hundreds of students about design and the web.
Known as everyone's favourite hyperactive web nerd, Alison K enables your audience to dive into the data that matters. Armed with humour and insight, she leaves attendees laughing in their seats and ready to take action with their business.
Alison K's key topics are about overcoming obstacles as business owners, delivered as 45 minute sessions, workshops or keynotes:
"Google Analytics: The Social Media Tool Everyone Avoids"
You’re finally getting the hang of this whole “social media thing”. You’re posting on the regular, maybe even growing a following. So all this work is translating into ROI, right? Right? Bueller?
Since you can’t pay the bills with “likes”, how do you measure (and reap the reward of) social media success? With Google Analytics! In this session, you’ll see how Google Analytics isn’t a scary pit of charts and numbers, but an accessible tool anyone can use to do social media better.
By the end, Alison K will have you comfortably digging around your numbers to unearth ROI gold for your business. So let’s grab a shovel and get to it!
"The 25% of Google Analytics Everyone Needs to Know"
Google Analytics is a household name. Many businesses have it installed on their sites, but don’t really know what to do next. This means critical data goes unnoticed, and decisions are made subjectively.
Alison K helps audiences answer the questions that matter: Who’s really reading your content? Should you bother with that redesign? Was that Facebook ad worth it? How are you being found through Google Search? You'll want to take a big whiff of this talk!
"Designed To Be Clicked"
It’s time to level up your marketing thinking… through design! Your social media and web graphics need to convince people to click, buy, or call, and a little design knowledge can go a long way to achieve this.
Alison K covers the secrets of design principles, typography, how to push your brand ahead of everyone else, avoiding template traps, and more. All this with helpful before and after case studies to hit points home.
Alison K out in the wild
Digital Skills For Women | Atlantic Technology Summit | WordPress North East (UK) | Web Unleashed | Social Media Day Halifax | BlogJam Atlantic | WordCamp Montreal
WordCamp Halifax | WordCamp Ottawa | WordPress Boston | Podcamp Halifax | Truro & Colchester Chamber Of Commerce