Feedback From Industry Colleagues:
“I attended a workshop by Stephan Spencer of Netconcepts on website auditing at the Beauty Online conference. The workshop was comprehensive and illuminating. I was very impressed. Stephan Spencer is very knowledgeable and an expert in the field. If you decide to meet with him, you will not be disappointed.”
- Gilles Kortzagadarian
Manager of E-commerce and Direct Marketing, Christian Dior Perfumes, Inc.
“Stephan is one of those rare individuals who has been in the trenches and done the work, yet can see over the horizon and recognize what’s coming. The fact that he’s an engaging speaker is a bonus.”
- Jim Sterne
Author of 7 books on Internet marketing and professional speaker, Targeting.com.
“As author of Google Guide and How to Do Everything with Google, I was pleased (and surprised) at how much I learned from Stephan Spencer of Netconcepts on how to optimize and generate more revenue and bring more traffic to my sites.”
- Nancy Blachman
Author and developer of Google Guide & co-author of How To Do Everything With Google
“I walked out of the workshop with a better understanding of what SEO was, and some hints on how our marketing staff could optimize our website for search. But the biggest thing I learned from the workshop was that we shouldn’t do it ourselves. If you want results, then you hire experts and that’s what we did.”
- Nathan McNabb
Marketing Manager, SecureWorks
“Stephan Spencer is the guru of the SEO world. There is no question he can’t answer, no problem he can’t find a solution for and all of this is done in a very professional manner. Search engine optimisation is like abseiling of a cliff… the first step isn’t easy but once you’re over the edge you will definitely enjoy the ride! In this ever changing environment there is no way you can ever keep up, Stephan will provide you with all you need to make sure your website is not lost in the other 5,590,000 pages!”
- Darren Levy
Programme & Marketing Co-ordinator, University of Auckland Business School, Executive Programmes – Short Courses
“After conducting more than 100 webcasts each year, the AMA worked with GravityMail / Netconcepts to deliver a record-breaking turnout with nearly 2500 marketers enrolled. “The content developed by Stephan Spencer resonated well with the marketing audience by translating the technical jargon of search engine optimization into terms that every marketer responds to: how to turn out high rankings on Google.”
- Lynette Rowlands
Marketing Manager, American Marketing Association
“Stephan has the ability to connect with a non technical audience and inspire them about the possibilities that web site optimisation and email marketing can deliver. His workshop at our recent Microsoft-sponsored “e-Nabling Business” seminar provided attendees with:
- a greater understanding of the way the web works
- a clear idea of where site traffic comes from and what visitors are searching for
- a certainty that their sites will be found by search engines and visitors alike if they follow best practice
- a greater understanding of how to build long term business value
- Warwick Grey
Small Business Manager, Microsoft New Zealand
“You were awesome, and I really appreciate you coming out and doing such a great job.”
- Danny Sullivan
Conference Producer of SMX and Co-Founder of Third Door Media
“BTW – Stephan, your presentation at SMX was all-killer.”
- Allan Dick
EVP Merchandising, Vintage Tub & Bath
“I was very very impressed by your presentation at give it up. I heard a lot of comments on that session and by far your tips were the most thought of. It is nice to see you didn’t try to teach SEO 101 like a few others. At least I learned that title tags can help with rankings… :)”
- Brent Csutoras
Stephan draws really great feedback, consistently gaining speaker ratings of 4+ out of 5:
“Scores are rated on the basis of performance and on a 1 to 5 scale where ‘5’ is equal to excellent and ‘1’ to poor, the averages ranged from 3.0 to 4.8. Your score was 4.8. It was a pleasure working with you. We are entertaining the thought of organizing another Beauty Online conference next year and would certainly welcome you back as a key participant.”
- Lisa Michelle Fuchs
Conference Director, IQPC
“Effectiveness 4.6 / Communication 4.5 / Preparedness 4.7 / Overall Workshop 4.5 You were the highest rated workshop at eFood 2000. Due to your great evaluations, I would like to invite you back as a workshop leader in the upcoming eFood East conference in June. I think you would do an incredible job again at the next event.”
- Jeanne Lissak
“Your workshop was rated: Effectiveness 4.8 / Communication 4.6 / Preparedness 4.9 (bravo!) / Overall workshop 4.6”
- Laura Hibbler
Conference Director, IQPC
“Stephan’s Search Engine Marketing workshop scored 4.7 for presentation skills, 4.9 for knowledge of topic, 4.8 for overall content and 4.8 for new/useful information, with attendee comments like: ‘Best session of the day.’ ‘Stephan provided excellent ideas and suggestions for doing your own search engine marketing.’ ‘This was a great session! I learned so much and the presenter is very captivating.’ ‘Invaluable information.’ ‘Excellent.’ In his workshop on Leveraging Search Engines to Market and Advertise workshop, he scored 4.4 for presentation skills, 4.4 for knowledge of topic, 4.3 for overall content and 3.9 for new/useful information. Attendees said: ‘Clear, concise and focused on content.’ ‘Expert yet approachable.’ ‘Insanely knowledgeable on topic.’ ‘Extremely good information you can use right away.’ ‘Excellent session; much more informative than most “vendor” panels.’ Stephan’s third Session at Internet World Essentials 2003 on Viral E-Mail Marketing scored 4.5 for presentation skills, 4.5 for knowledge of topic, 4.3 for overall content and 4.1 for new/useful information. Attendees evaluated his performance: ‘Opened my eyes!’ ‘Obviously an expert in his field.’ ‘Didn’t push his own products/services; kept it focused on the relevant material.’ ‘Very good speaker.’ ‘Stephan Spencer did a great job with his presentation. After attending his first session, I made sure to attend all his other sessions.’ ‘Stephan gave me some powerful tools to give to my clients. Excellent presentation!”
- Internet World Essentials 2003
"Re the feedback from your presentation at Startonomics, we actually polled the audience and rated the 3 highest speakers — you were among them! Your presentation was really well received, and we’d love to have you speak again at some point."
- Christen M. O’Brien
Conference Director, Dealmaker Media
"You did an incredible job at both of your sessions at the Summit. You scored record breaking numbers and audience feedback. I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your hard work and it was truly an incredible effort. Without your efforts, the Summit would not have been as successful."
- Larry Joseloff
VP of Content, Shop.org
At IQPC’s Call Center Net conference he scored 4.2 for presentation and 4.9 for workshop, and attracted feedback: ‘Very insightful; valuable information. Gave great suggestions. Excellent and thorough content.’ Workshop rated 4.5 for content, 4.17 for delivery, 4.83 for value and 4.5 overall.
- Business to Business Marketing on the Internet
Institute for International Research, New York
This is what his audiences say:
‘One of the best presentations of the seminar. Very valuable stuff I can implement immediately.’ ‘The only presenter to actually ask the audience.’ ‘I was impressed how he pre-qualified his audience before starting his presentation.’ ‘Fun presentation style. ’ ‘Great! Lots of useful info. Could have had his own 3-day presentation. Best & most valuable presentation/ information of seminar.’
- University of Wisconsin-Madison Marketing Communications Program
‘Fun! Different stuff. An educational session even though the guy was quite narrow in focus – he was creative and dead smart. Good humor.’ ‘Rally enjoyed this.’ ‘Knows his stuff. I’ve heard him before but he’s consistently useful.’
- Institute for International Research, Auckland, New Zealand
"Your presentation was killer, literally one of the best AMA presentations I’ve attended EVER. Furthermore, you follow up with Chuck-Full-Of-Best-Practices/Killer Content below! Awesome! When the humble Personamix corporation grows beyond a small shop with available marketing dollars we’ll be sure to purchase your consultative services."
- David Daniels
"The Google seminar was very informative, and six of us all learned tips and tricks that will help us in our professional use."
- Amy K. Anderson
PC Division Market Intelligence, IBM Corporation
"Stephan can really draw audiences. His recent ‘7 Ways to increase your Google ranking’ was the highest-attended webcast ever mounted by the American Marketing Association. Excellent hour! I’d wager there were more colleges and universities among the 2300 participants than you or the AMA would ever guess. I’d appreciate a copy of the program when convenient. Thanks for your time and energy."
"I participated in your Webex seminar today about 7 Ways to increase your Google rankings. I would like to request a copy of the presentation if possible. This will be a great resource for our marketing needs. Thanks!"
"Thanks for the great workshop in today’s Web 2.0 conference."
- William Ngan
Lead UX Designer, Microsoft
"Enjoyed your talk yesterday. Very helpful."
- Jonathan Hull
Founder/CEO, Hull Media, Inc.
"Your lecture was really impressive, clear and fascinating."
- Noel Cambessedes
Comptoirs du multimedia
"I attended your talk at the Web 2.0 Expo and was blown away. I’m sure that I’ll need to follow up with you, once I swallow all this new data :-)"
- Ziv Gillat
"I attended Web2.0 Expo last week and found your presentations particularly interesting, especially the information around search user behavior."
- Daryl Pereira
Search Marketing Manager, ILOG, Inc.
"My manager attended the web 2.0 conference in San Fran and noted that your seminar was inspiring."
- Joe French
Junior Sales and Marketing Executive, Biznet IIS
"A couple of weeks ago I listened to an excellent presentation by Stephan Spencer on Search Engine Optimization (at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco)"
- Philip Evans
Senior Partner & Managing Director, BCG Fellow, The Boston Consulting Group
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