- About Us
- Better Business Books Roundtable
- Blogging for Small Business – Charlottesville, VA
- Google Your Small Business – Charlottesville, VA
- Event Sponsorship
- Google Your Small Business – Chicago, IL
- Blogging for Small Business – Chicago, IL
- Google Your Small Business – Philadelphia, PA
- Blogging for Small Business – Philadelphia, PA
- Past Events
Do you need a dynamic, understandable and relatable speaker at your next event?
Ray Sidney-Smith is the practical expert for your workshop, conference or seminar.
Contact Ray to schedule a speaking engagement
Some of Ray’s satisfied organizations
Special Events Sites Marketing Alliance (notable members include National Press Club, Smithsonian Institution, Phillips Collection, Folger Shakespeare Library, FedEx Field, Warner Theatre, Union Station and more); Loudoun Small Business Development Center; Alexandria Small Business Development Center; Torpedo Factory Art Center; Virginia SBDC Network; Loudoun Convention & Visitors Association (Visit Loudoun), Alexandria Convention & Visitors’ Association; University of Mary Washington; Fort Belvoir Military Spouses Small Business Association; Young CEOs; Getting Things Done DC Productivity Meetup; Getting Things Done NYC Productivity Meetup
Ray’s popular (and some of his favorite) topics to cover
- The Small Business Case for SoLoMo (Social, Local and Mobile Web Marketing)
- Twitter for Small Business Marketing
- Facebook Marketing for Small Business Retailers
- How to Use Google Products to Run and Market Your Small Business
Headshots, logos and bios
Ray Sidney-Smith has over 15 years of legal, executive management & Web technology experience helping law firms and small businesses with strategic operations & marketing planning and implementation. Ray is the President of W3 Consulting, Inc., which provides Webinars and Live training to business and nonprofit professionals nationwide, including the use of Web design and development, blogging, other Social Media platforms, Mobile and eCommerce, mobile application development, search engine optimization, search engine marketing & advertising, and more, in marketing and operations. Ray currently facilitates the Alexandria Small Business Development Center’s monthly Business Development Roundtables hosted in conjunction with the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, and supports the 29 small business development centers in Virginia by providing Web marketing consultations to their clients throughout the year. Ray spends his free time mentoring at his own nonprofit, Young CEOs, founded to foster young American Small Business entrepreneurship through connecting professionals with resources, business skills education and outreach.
What folks are saying about Ray (from LinkedIn)
“I have observed Ray Sidney Smith meet with dozens of our clients to assist them in using social media tools to enhance their businesses. He quickly grasps the “essence” of each client’s business and helps them find the marketing tool or tools to take them to the next level. Ray is totally familiar with all of the technical tools and jargon, and can “techno-speak” with those in the industry, but is also quite adept at explaining the processes and tools to those of us who do not speak the language of current technology. Client feedback has been extremely positive.” November 4, 2011
~Gloria Flanagan, Assistant Director, Alexandria Small Business Development Center
“Ray rocked the house at GWU Virginia Science & Tech Campus when he presented two seminars on social media for Loudoun SBDC at our daylong Building Business Together event April 29th!! You can tell instantly that he LOVES this stuff — and passion is key, as all business folks know deep in their guts. Knowledge follows passion….Ray delivered spot on current information, which is tough to do in the rapidly evolving world of social media. And he was funny!! We couldn’t have asked for more. Huge thank you from Loudoun SBDC to Ray at W3 Consulting, Inc.!!” May 19, 2010
~Robin Suomi, Executive Director, Loudoun Small Business Development Center
“In April and May 2010, I took Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn workshops with Ray as part of the Alexandria Small Business Development Center series on social networking for entrepreneurs. He educated us about each, helped us get started and because he is very engaging and knowledgeable they were very fun classes to take. I learned how to make my presence on each of these sites more professional, interesting, and to think outside the box when marketing my business.” May 17, 2010
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative
~KW, hired Ray as a Business Consultant in 2010
Ready for Ray to speak at your next event and fee schedule
We have a simple speaking fee structure: 1,000$ per hour of speaking + travel expenses (for destinations outside of NYC and DC Metro areas; don’t worry, he doesn’t want fancy vehicles or lodging!). Some common fee calculations: 30 minutes = 500$, 1 hour = 1,000$, 2 hours = 2,000$, half-day (3 hours in the morning or afternoon) = 3,000$, and, full-day (two 3-hour blocks) = 6,000$.
We require a deposit to secure the event in Ray’s calendar.
Further details will be covered in the agreement provided by W3 Consulting after discussing the speaking engagement with Ray.
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