Shane Purnell: Biography highlights
Shane Purnell is a Technology and Communication Specialist with over 20 years experience bridging the gap between the technical and human aspects of business.
Full biography of Shane Purnell
Shane Purnell’s background
Purnell is an experienced IT Professional, podcaster, and voice over artist. Driven by his love for communication, he takes pride in helping others connect the power of their message to the world.
Shane’s passion for technology and communication can be traced back to middle school where he “borrowed” his parents’ video camera to create humorous videos with his friends. The videos didn’t survive, but his love for communication did.
After graduating from the University of Missouri with a Speech Communication degree, he picked up skills in customer services, sales and management before moving into Information Technology in 1998. Over the past twenty years Shane has lived at the intersection of technology and communication. He is on a mission to inspire others so they can find and leverage their voices using whatever channel they choose.
He is the founder of Platform Giant Communication, a company focused on helping organizations and individuals leverage communication channels to build influence. Platform Giant Communication offers training and consulting services to businesses and individuals looking to improve presentation and new media skills. His podcast, The Platform Giant Show, covers topics dealing with technology, communication and personal branding.
Watch Shane in action
Word Spinning Diva
When I need someone to speak on technology or to provide leadership training, Shane is my first call. He is clear and audiences easily understand and learn from his message.'
'I had seen Shane at another WordCamp and thought he was a great speaker. I remember how nice and knowledgable he was. You'll Love him.'
'I choose Shane because I felt he had the ability to convey the importance of building a platform using easy to understand steps. Shane brought a high level of energy and knowledge to a subject many of my attendees find overwhelming. The attendees have Shane's information and the ability to listen to his podcasts to keep them motivated and informed. They all now 'get' why his subject matter is so important to their success. What did the attendees think of Shane? Overwhelmingly they said, 'We want him back next year!' What's my recommendation about having Shane for your event? Just book him!'
Shane's speaking topics
How to C.A.R.V.E a Platform for Success
By 2020 40% of the workforce will be 'on demand'. That means that you need to position yourself or your company as the 'go to' source for your solution. You need to get noticed. This presentation focuses on the five essential elements you need to build your platform. The Five elements are contained within the acronym C.A.R.V.E 1. Channels - Where you show up. 2. Authority - The activities that build your credibility and expertise 3. Relationships - Who you know and who knows you 4. Visibility - How well you show up in you channels 5. Evidence - The proof of your platform. This presentation provides the audience with a framework that will help them stand head and shoulders above the crowd.
Leading a Team of One - The Start of All Leadership is Self-Leadership
One of the most in demand business skills in the 21st century is leadership. The ability to effectively inspire and move teams toward a common goal is rare and takes time to develop. Before one can lead a department or organization to do great work, one must be able to lead themselves to do great work. In this talk Shane Purnell covers the 4 cornerstones of effective self-leadership and how to apply them to your organization.