Do you need a dynamic, understandable and relatable speaker at your next event?

Ray Sidney-Smith is the digital marketing expert for your next workshop, conference or seminar.

Contact Ray to schedule a speaking engagement

Contact Ray now to check availability and discuss your next event.

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); Microsoft; Hootsuite; Evernote Corporation; Loudoun Small Business Development Center; Alexandria Small Business Development Center; Visit Alexandria (formerly Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association); Torpedo Factory Art Center; Virginia SBDC Network; Loudoun Convention & Visitors Association (Visit Loudoun), 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; Duquesne University Small Business Development Center

Ray’s popular (and some of his favorite) topics to cover

  • SoLoMo Success: Social Media, Local and Mobile Web Marketing Strategy Defined for Small Business
  • Small Business Owner’s Guide to Launching a WordPress Website
  • Google Your Small Business: How to Use Google Products to Run and Market Your Small Business
  • Blockchain for Small Business
  • The Small Business Internet of Things (retail, restaurant and service editions)
  • Evernote: The Swiss Army Knife for Small Business Management
  • Twitter for Small Business Marketing
  • Facebook Marketing for Small Business Retailers
  • Instagram for the Savvy Small Business
  • Pinning for Profit: Using Pinterest for Small Business

Headshots, logos and bios

Ray · W3 Consulting (right-click on each of these to download)

Ray’s Bio:

Ray Sidney-Smith has over 21 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, which provides training to businesses on technology and marketing, including the use of Web design and development, blogging, Social Media, Mobile and eCommerce, mobile application development, search engine optimization, search engine marketing & advertising, and more, in marketing and operations. He hosts several podcasts, mostly notably Web and BeyondCast and ProductivityCast, both weekly podcasts with thousands of listeners per week, along with his weekly video live show, Web and Beyond Live. Ray currently facilitates the Alexandria Small Business Development Center’s monthly Business Development Roundtable (since 2009), and supports small business development centers nationally (and SBDCNet) by providing workshops, seminars, Webinars, and one-to-one digital marketing consultations to their Small Business owners and SBDC advisors throughout the year. Ray spends his free time mentoring startup entrepreneurs and engaged in a variety of personal productivity activities.

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

Contact Ray now to check availability and confirm details.

We have a simple speaking fee structure: 1,000$ per hour of speaking + travel expenses. 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$. Contact us for our 501c3 nonprofit rate.

We require a deposit to secure the event in Ray’s calendar after signing the speaking engagement agreement.

Select the appropriate deposit
30-minute speaking time $500.00 USD
1-hour or more speaking time $1,000.00 USD

Details are covered in the agreement provided by W3 Consulting after discussing the speaking engagement with Ray.

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