Social Media Boot Camp / Public Speaking

social mediaAward-winning news anchor and social media aficionado Scott Walker is a skilled and energetic public speaker who specializes in talks about broadcast journalism and social media. He enjoys talking to high school and college students, athletes and professionals about life, family, career, responsibility and the importance (and dangers) of social media in society.

His direct and to-the-point social media presentation runs 60-90 minutes and emphasizes a key message throughout — you represent yourself, your family, your school and the company that will eventually hire you. You only get one reputation, so don’t let an ill-advised 140 character tweet or facebook post haunt you forever. During the presentation, Scott looks at the good and bad of social media and covers the following topics and more:

  • Platforms
  • Going viral on social media
  • Statistics
  • Branding
  • Responsibility
  • Stupidity

social mediaScott is an Emmy nominee, was part of WDSU’s Murrow Award-winning coverage of the crippled Carnival Cruise ship Triumph (2013) and has been named the Press Club of New Orleans’ Best News Anchor twice (2012, 13).

Scott has also been honored for his work on social media by the Press Club of New Orleans (2012, 13) and Gambit, an alternative weekly newspaper based in New Orleans. 

His feature reporting has also garnered numerous awards over the years.

Scott is available to speak at schools, universities, businesses, sporting events and other group gatherings.

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