Do you need AN ENTERTAINING AND ENGAGING speaker for your next event?
Meshy provides educational and entertaining presentations on social media, inbound marketing and advanced marketing strategy.
Our primary social media training facilitator is Mike Klein.
With over 15 years of professional marketing experience, Mike is a recognized expert on inbound marketing and social media. He has presented at conferences across Canada and is regular contributor to Social Media Today. He has provided expert media commentary for Global Television, CTV News, 650 CKOM and Metro News to name a few.
Past organizations he has spoken for have included AgCouncil of Saskatchewan, Horizon Laser Vision AGM, Community Futures, Saskatchewan Lung Association, PSEWeb, Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan, Edwards School of Business, Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, Acuity Forums, Saskatchewan Professional Marketing Association and IABC Saskatoon.
Mike's presentation style has been described as a 'powerhouse of content and enthusiasm' and his speaking style is authentic, energetic, and personal.
Mike is comfortable talking about marketing and social media from a high-level perspective, but he also has the deep technical knowledge to provide 'step-by-step' - depending on audience and need. Mike has presented to a broad range of industries including small business, mining, government, higher education, marketers, students, entrepreneurs, and many other groups.
AND OVER 500 HOURS OF OTHER SPEAKING AND TRAINING EVENTS.
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- January 14, 2015, Tourism Saskatchewan Digital Marketing Training, Cypress Hills
- January 21, 2015, Tourism Saskatchewan Digital Marketing Training, Waskesiu
- January 28, 2015, Tourism Saskatchewan Digital Marketing Training, Cypress Hills
- February 4, 2015, Tourism Saskatchewan Digital Marketing Training, Waskesiu
- March 4, 2015, Tourism Saskatchewan Digital Marketing Training, Cypress Hills
- March 4, 2015, Tourism Saskatchewan Digital Marketing Training, Cypress Hills
- April 16, 2015, Tourism Saskatchewan Host Conference
- December 10, 2014, FFCS Conference
- November 20, 2014, Tourism Saskatchewan Digital Marketing Training, Waskesiu
- September 8, 2014, Cypress Hills Tourism Fall Forum
- June 15, 2014, MoSo Conference
- April 16, 2014, Community Futures, Carlyle
- April 10, 2014. Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists Conference
- April 8 & 9, 2014, Contact Conference
- March 31, 2014, Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce
- March 20, 2014, Supply Chain Management Association Saskatchewan
- March 12, 2014, Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
- March 11, 2014, Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan, Regina
- March 10, 2014, YWCA Saskatoon
- March 7, 2014, Ness Creek and Northern Lights Bluegrass Festival Training
- March 4, 2014, YWCA Saskatoon
- February 26, 2014, Analytics for Marketers Saskatoon
- February 6, 2014, Community Futures Gala
- January 29, 2014, Innovation Place / SPMA
- January 25, 2014 - IEEE Illumination Conference, Saskatoon
- January 18, 2014, Sask Fruit Growers Conference
- January 8, 2014, Ideas Inc.
- November 21, 2013 International Road Dynamics
- October 3, 2013 - Saskatoon Tourism
- September 26, 2013 - Parkland College
- September 17-18, 2013 - SIGA Management Symposium
"Our Chamber would highly recommend Mike as a presenter on the topic of Digital Marketing for either beginning or advanced audiences. " - Kent Smith-Windsor, Executive Director, Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce
From Gail Kesslar, Executive Director, Cypress Hills Destination Area.
We hired Mike to speak to a group that had a wide diversity of experience with marketing, and Mike managed to make his presentation on targeted marketing appeal to all. While keeping it simple enough to appeal to those less familiar with, he also managed to keep those who were more familiar constantly engaged and able to leave with new information. His added humour made the presentation that much more engaging.
From Bill Hogan, General Manager, Community Futures La Ronge
Meshy's Social Media Workshop was one of our highest evaluated workshops ever. Participants rated the facilitators, material and usefulness with perfect scores. They found the material to be easy to understand and look forward to implementing it in their businesses and organizations.
From Kerry Mitchell, Technical Design Coordinator, International Road Dynamics
Meshy was able to prepare a highly professional presentation on short notice that was tailored to our business. Our sales team found his talk informational and enjoyable, and we have since made practical use of Meshy's tips for improving our social media presence.
From Connie Brown, Coordinator, Corporate Training & Community Development, Parkland College
Meshy delivered a workshop on Social Media and Internet Marketing in Yorkton and it was very well-received . His presentation was well-prepared, well-delivered, and packed with information. He is both entertaining and informative. We are having him come back to do further presentations in the fall. I would highly recommend him as a presenter on this topic.
From April Y. Sora, Immigration Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, City of Saskatoon
Mike Klein gave a high energy, humorous, insightful and very useful presentation for the Contact Conference this year. I would consider myself an ‘intermediate’ when it comes to technology and I learned a lot especially with regards to the use of Social Media in our organizations. He packed so much in including his thoughts on the use (and abuse) of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and websites. I would recommend Mike to any organization, large or small, that would like to move forward with their online communications products.
From Jackie Robin, Communications Director, Ag-West Bio
"Mike's presentation was fun, entertaining and informative. He presented a realistic view on Social Media - reminding the audience that the tools need to fit into a company's communications strategy. He did his homework, providing examples relevant to our specific sector. His enthusiasm is contagious; he obviously enjoys teaching and loves the topic."
From Kagan Kneen, Marketing Director, Horizon Laser Vision
"Mike Klein with Meshy Communications recently did a presentation at our AGM on the importance of Social Media and the impact it has in the Optometric and Ophthalmic industry. Mike’s presentation was very well receive by all who attended and Mike was enthusiastic and engaged in his presentation. I was very impressed by Mike’s ability to tailor his presentation on Social Media to our industry and the research he must have done in order to create such a successful talk. I would recommend him to anyone looking to expand their marketing into more Social Media as Mike will work with you to show the impact of using this means of marketing to increase business exposure and create stronger patient/client relationships."
From Jane Paul, Llloydminster Regional Business Accelerator
"Mike provided a great presentation at the Llloydminster Regional Business Accelerator on the social media marketing. The three hour session was very entertaining and informative. He give great examples that apply to those in attendance. Participants would have loved to have had more time!"
From Kent Smith-Windsor, Executive Director, Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce
"Mike's presentation was relevant, entertaining, "real world" and down to earth. Our Chamber would highly recommend him as a presenter on the topic of Digital Marketing for either beginning or advanced audiences. Thanks Mike!"
From Britney Fisher, Marketing Manager, Minard’s Leisure World
"I recently had the opportunity to listen to Mike present his knowledge on the latest and greatest of Social Media. The whole social media world can be so complex, as there are many avenues to choose from; BUT he was able to present clear and honest material on what social mediums may work best for your organization and strategies that work successfully. I was totally enthralled for the duration of Mike’s presentation. Mike is knowledgeable, entertaining and captivating. "
From Dr. David E. Williams, Associate Professor of Marketing, Edwards School of Business
“Mike’s presentation to my Integrated Marketing Communications class at the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan was ‘remarkable.’ As usual, Mike was a natural; thoroughly prepared, motivating, hands on and relevant. The audience were converts to social media but Mike was objective enough not to recommend it as a catch all and fix all approach for every firm corporation and brand and that social media as we know it today will be different tomorrow. Thanks again Mike.”
From Brenda Byers, Director, Technical Systems, PotashCorp and CIPS Saskatchewan, Board of Directors
"Mike provided easy, practical tips and facts about using social media tools for digital marketing. Anyone who has a business or is trying to grow an organization would have found his presentation helpful. I would recommend him as a speaker, for sure."
From Breanne Lishchynsky, Business Growth Committee, Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce
"We had pleasure of having Mike Klein as one of our speakers during the Business by Design Technology Series hosted by the Business Growth Committee of the Saskatoon Chamber. Mike is a very knowledgeable and passionate speaker who kept the participants both informed and entertained on the subject of Social Media. Mike was able to educate participants about using social media for business applications. Such as how to keep customers "following" and "liking" the business pages. The Business Growth Committee would highly recommend Mike as a speaker for social media presentations."
From Leanne Pawlyshyn, business infosource/Canada-Saskatchewan Business Service Centre
"I am one of the co-op students at business infosource, and was able to attend a session regarding social media and using online marketing such as Twitter, Facebook, and blogs. It was a very interesting presentation which was very helpful in giving me a better understanding of how social media works."
From Jon Winberg, VP Conference Development & Research, Acuity Forums
"We were very pleased that Mike Klein presented at the Acuity Forums Executing Social Media Regina seminar on September 16, 2010. Mike was a pleasure to work with and provided the delegates in attendance with a very detail orientated presentation. We hope to have the opportunity to work with Mike in the future."
From Christina Dolan, Program Manager, Business Advisory Services, Edwards School of Business
"We had the pleasure of having Mike co-facilitate a Friday Seminar on Internet Marketing for the Edwards School of Business staff and then another seminar for open enrollment. Mike was very knowledgeable and brought a unique perspective to the topic. I walked away with many tips and tricks for utilizing the internet for marketing purposes. He also adjusted on the fly and made appropriate changes according to what the audience wanted."
From Kate Trgovac, President and Chief Catalyst, LintBucket Media:
“I had the pleasure of being on the speaker roster with Mike at Social Media 2.0, a recent IABC Saskatoon seminar. Mike's presentation on "Building Tribes" was thoughtful and engaging. He wove a great story about the importance of businesses bringing together their communities of passion. And possibly my favourite thing were his visuals - Mike's background as a graphic designer really came through as he beautifully illustrated his thoughts and recommendations around social media - no boring pie charts! For organizations that need a solid but gentle introduction to the benefits of connecting with customers via social media, I recommend getting in touch with Mike.”
From Harley Rivet, Internet Marketing Specialist
"I collaborated with Mike to deliver a three hour workshop on digital marketing and he brought tremendous value to the presentation. Mike has an exceptional grasp of social media best practices and is very passionate about delivering the message; he is an engaging, genuine and personable speaker as a result. In addition, Mike has very detailed knowledge regarding practical online marketing matters such as pay-per-click advertising, website analytics, and reputation monitoring. Mike is an effective storyteller from a theoretical level all the way down to helping people understand the nuts and bolts of a particular online marketing tool. I hope to collaborate with Mike again in the future and wholeheartedly recommend him as a speaker or trainer regarding digital marketing."
From Jonathan Meyer, Economic Development Officer, Town of Eston
Our Economic Development Committee highly recommends Mike for speaking to all ages regarding social media and business marketing opportunities. Mike was very gracious, courteous and professional.
From Alexandra Stang, Media Relations Coordinator, Tourism Saskatoon
We were very pleased with the social media knowledge Mike was able to share with us. Meshy presented practical tips and tricks for online marketing. The response from our membership was overwhelmingly positive.
From Desiree Tirk, Program Manager, READ Saskatoon
Mike provided our staff and board with an informative presentation and left us with many good questions to ask ourselves about our website, how we use Facebook and twitter and innovative ideas on how to move forward. As a business owner, I look forward to using Mike’s perspectives on social media to create more traffic to our website!
From Jade Gulash, IABC Social Media Conference Attendee:
"You know why Mike is a great presenter? Because he #getsit. He gets that social media isn’t just about the ‘cool factor’. He understands that strategic marketing isn’t just about writing out a plan before you execute it. He knows that return on investment is an important measure, but so is the return on ignoring (his phrase, not mine).
Mike knows what his audience wants, and like any good marketer, what he delivers is what his audience needs. Lucky for us, he has an extensive bank of knowledge and experience that he can pull from.
And I must say this: the importance of presentation visuals (quite often, PowerPoint) is underestimated. But not by Mike. He believes, as I do, that the visuals should support your message, not deliver it. Mike delivered his message, loud and clear. And I got to focus on what he was saying instead of trying to read 16 point text on a PowerPoint slide. There is a right way and a wrong way to use PowerPoint. And Mike knows the right way."
From Natasha M. Katchuk, Ideas Inc. Saskatoon:
"Mike's experience speaks for itself, as he comes from a diverse background in design and communications. His unique presentation style and extensive knowledge base provided a refreshing perspective on a topic that has become very over saturated in today's business world. From our clients point of view; the presentation encouraged them to reflect on their business story and provided them with new ideas and social media tools to expand and market their small businesses. Mike really tailored his presentation to fit our diverse audience of micro-businesses, new start-ups and seasoned entrepreneurs and we will be bringing him back for another marketing chat in the near future!"
From Phyllis Lodoen, Chair, 2012 CABI Conference Committee
On behalf of CABI members we would like to extend our sincere gratitude for your participation in the 2012 CABI conference. Your insights into how to effectively use twitter in marketing business incubation were inspiring; the responses from your presentation have been overwhelming. CABI relies on people with expertise such as yours to make the organization and its conferences such a success. We truly feel that you helped with the overall success of the conference and know that without you it would not have been such a rewarding experience. Again, thank you for your presentation - it was a tremendous benefit for CABI members and conference attendees to hear your experience in supporting our Canadian entrepreneurs.
From Verna O'Neill, CED Coordinator, Community Futures
"I highly recommend Mike as a speaker on all things marketing and social media. His presentation to our business group was packed with information, yet his presentation style was engaging and entertaining. Our region is extremely busy and business owners don’t often take time away from their day-to-day operations. So keeping 30 business owners on the edge of their seats and engrossed in the presentation for the entire three hours was quite an accomplishment! We’ll definitely have Mike back to present again."
From Jonathon Johnson Sr. Technical Specialist, IT Department, Potash Corp Inc.
"Mike provided some very insightful discussion points that really drove home the idea that Social Media Marketing is all about building trust and relationships, and actually participating in Social Media, as opposed to simply trying to sell something with a big loud voice. Thanks Mike!"
From Katelyn Cholowski, Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Inc.
“Mike provided a unique, one of a kind, presentation to our members. Not only was it simple, informative, and straight to the point, but he delivered the material in an entertaining way. His extensive knowledge and skill set was clearly visible throughout his presentation. His enthusiasm about his work and experience with Social Media was contagious, and as a result the audience left energized to begin their adventures and exploration of Social Media.”
From Michael Jenkins, Director of Marketing Huskie Athletics, University of Saskatchewan
"Mike gave a really informative presentation this morning to a diverse group of business people wanting to learn more about social media, what it means and how to incorporate it into your overall marketing and business strategy. Mike's presentation was well thought out, thorough, engaging and certainly created some interesting discussions. I for one have a renewed dedication to building a strong digital marketing plan and a vibrant social community. I highly recommend Mike Klein as a digital marketing guru that not only informs, but entertains throughout his presentations. Great Job!!"
From Ginger Koolick, Attendee, Saskatoon Marketing Mixer Presentation
"Mike talked to us about the power of making connections, friends, and supporters via trust and commitment in social media. This is straightforward stuff in your day-to-day personal relationships, but not always to top-of-mind when interacting with your customers in business. His easy-going presentation style was backed by a very cool and professionally designed (not surprising that in a past life he was a graphic designer) slide show."
From Melissa Cheater, PSEWEB Conference Organizer
"Mike Klein brought much more than a 'powerpoint' when he spoke at PSEWEB (Canada's PSE Web & Marketing Conference) in May 2010. He was a powerhouse of content and enthusiasm.
As a speaker, Mike delivered a stunning presentation based on work with the University of Saskatchewan, and delivered content that set the stage for Day 2 of our conference. Mike was incredibly prepared for the event and brought clear, relevant knowledge with him to share with his peers in Canadian post-secondary education web marketing.
Mike became a member of the conference team and was truly integral to its success as a first-time, now annual, national event. He was among the first to submit a presentation proposal. And, he was the very first to use the event's Twitter "hashtag" (helping the conference attain a third place status on Twitter trends in Canada). He even helped answer attendee questions in the event LinkedIn Group! I would recommend Mike for future speaking engagements."
From Tim Nekritz, Director of Web Communication, State University of New York at Oswego:
"I had the pleasure of seeing Mike Klein speak at the first Canadian Post-Secondary Web Conference about his university's excellent social media presence during the Vancouver Olympics. While the story itself was fascinating, the creativity and solid lessons of his project gave me a lot of ideas for our special events and other practical takeaways to consider. Mike has a great presentation style mixing honesty, humor and humility that engages listeners and makes the session highly enjoyable."
From Anne-Marie Cey, IABC Saskatoon:
"I had the pleasure of engaging Mike as a speaker at Social Media 2.0, a seminar for IABC Saskatoon. Mike's presentation was well put together, visually pleasing and covered a lot of information in the time allotted. His manner was professional and he maintained the audience's interest throughout. I would strongly recommend Mike as an expert speaker on social media."