I have been asked to come up with names of speakers that would be excellent for presentations on the future of the media industry. At this point I can suggest people from the top of the line, then we’ll have to be more realistic regarding price and availability when we have our list of dream presenters.
I left out Steve Jobs because I guess he is totally and utterly out of reach… But I have suggested Chris Anderson, Cory Doctorow, Seth Godin, Joi Ito and Guy Kawasaki. And I am absolutely sure that I have left out huge amounts of interesting people.
Comments are open. What is your dream presenter for the subject of new media. And why?
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What about Mike Davidson – the founder of Newsvine? Or Adrian Holovaty? Or Ryan Carson?
What about the creators of Virb – the MySpace killer (Contact info)
Yochai Benkler (benkler.org)
Jeff Jarvis if you are looking for a newspaper angle.
Thanks! Good suggestions indeed.
…and I think Jeff Jarvis would be able to talk about a lot more than newspapers. And by the way, what’s the difference? Newspaper, television, radio, magazines. On the internet it seems like we’re all the same.
I work for Guy Kawasaki. Thanks for including Guy in your top 5 dream presenters!
He has both an interesting message and some very nice thoughts on the basics of presenting. Keep up the good work.
Shelly Palmer? Bruce Sterling?
Guy Kawasaki and Steve Jobs …
When they are on the stage, you can always feel their passion … And when they are off, they leave an impact on you …
I need to join I heard it its good
I would add Peter Cochrane(ConceptLabs) to the list.
Here’s a good presentation from 2006:
Thanks! And I see that I have forgot two interesting persons: Bill Joy and Ray Kurzweil.
I have heard one of Ray Kurzweil’s “mad professor-ish” presentations. Very interesting person!
…and a blogger that I have followed for years that writes very interesting about media centers, music, photography and Web 2.0. Thomas Hawk. Don’t know if he’s doing presentations though.
“Ze Frank”:http://www.zefrank.com/ is good
Adam Brucker of Criterion Advisors (http://www.Criterion-Advisors.com) and The BadSlacks Method (http://www.BadSlacks.com) would be a great choice as well. Saw him speak last year and he was great.
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