Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Doing IT Better at Knowledge '17

Showing folks how you can Do IT Better with ScienceLogic's Hybrid IT service assurance platform at Knowledge 2017 by Trade Show Presenter Amy McWhirter

IT presenter at Knowledge trade show

Trade Show Presenter engaging IT audiences at Knowledge 2017 

Engaging audiences becomes a lot more fun for attendees and the presenter when you can connect right off the bat on a personal level.  Asking audiences to answer a question in the middle helps too.  Check out the video below to see examples of engagement during this trade show presentation...

VIDEO of Knowledge Presentation by Trade Show Presenter Amy McWhirter

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Trade show presenting and on-camera hosting in 2017

2017 project update - PresentingAmy.com

It's been a strong start to 2017!   I'm really grateful for all the fantastic opportunities to work with amazing people at companies in industries from Electronics, IT, and Cybersecurity to HealthCare, Automotive, Construction, and Manufacturing.  

Here's a comprehensive list of projects worked on so far this year, with images and video:

Sharper Image trade show presentation

Consumer Electronics Show Presenter - showcasing the revived Sharper Image massage product line. Attendees relax in massage chairs while listening to the 5-minute presentations followed by a raffle for two handheld massagers. Talk about relaxing and educational!  

RSA cybersecurity conference Trade Show Presenter for Leidos (formerly Lockheed Martin Cyber) on the Cyber Kill Chain - 7 steps to detect and block cyber intrusions, plus raffle at end of each presentation for bluetooth LED speaker. Here is video of Cyber Kill Chain 5-minute presentation...

HIMSS Presenter for Infor Healthcare in Orlando - alternated between two presentations every 45 minutes delivered to health care professionals on Infor's solutions in Interoperability of data beyond HL7 and Value with the expanded scope of Enterprise Software. Here are video highlights of Interoperability in Healthcare presentation...


ConExpo-Con/Agg   Delivered 3 x 5-minute presentations each twice per day on Morbark's Pronar MPB 20.55g Tromel Screen, 3400 XT Wood Hog, and HT1042 Slow Speed Shredder. Every afternoon at 3pm, drawing for a Yeti cooler. Fun to present outside in the Vegas sun!  Video of 5-minute trommel screen presentation...

At NAB with Sony for the sixth year - honored to be part of the incredible production crew and team at Sony Professional.  Two 18-minute presentations each day on Sony's Live Production Ecosystem and Production Workflows. Helps that my husband owns a video production business and we work with some of this technology!  Video highlights below on Live Production Ecosystem presentation...

Presented 3 separate x 10+ minute seminars to Manufacturing industry attendees in Chicago at ProMat Show twice per day for Intelligrated. Fabulous large screen and great booth presence near opening of show floor hall at ProMat.  Starbucks gift cards for audiences, plus a chance to win more. 
Manufacturing trade show presentation

NADA for Chrome Data Solutions in New Orleans - talking about the importance of online video advertising for automotive dealers

Hosted video with Jonathan Rees, Director Global Dealer Network Strategy at Cadillac on a video explaining the newly revised Project Pinnacle for dealers. Worked with Jack Morton Agency.  Here's a still from the green screen shoot with some random images the crew threw up for the monitor - fun for a good laugh!  
On Camera host Cadillac dealer network
On Camera Host Amy McWhirter for Cadillac on green screen - control room had fun with background in studio

For more information on trade show presenting, live event emcee and on-camera hosting services, visit PresentingAmy.com or email info@presentingamy.com.  

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

IT and Cybersecurity exhibits hire professional Presenter

Information Technology and Cyber Security exhibits benefit from using professional Trade Show Presenter 

We live in a digital world.  Computers and technology are the backbone of business today, so maintaining the safety and security of precious information stored and channeled through servers and networks is paramount.  That's why Information Technology, Networking, and Cyber Security conferences and trade shows are popping up everywhere. 

Companies across the globe understand that the information flow behind the scenes must be optimized and protected.  And, more often, companies exhibiting at trade shows are realizing the benefits of using a professional presenter to communicate their message to attendees and industry professionals.

Clients including Lockheed Martin, ScienceLogic, Leidos Cyber, DB Networks, Threat Track, SevOne have all realized the benefits of partnering with professional Trade Show Presenter Amy McWhirter to connect with audiences.
Microsoft Ignite Infotech presentation with trade show presenter Amy McWhirter - http://presentingamy.com

Why are these companies hiring a professional Presenter?  

An experienced technical trade show presenter will....
  1. Engage audiences consistently, drawing people in.
  2. Artfullly tailor tone and messaging to specific audience.
  3. Increase qualified sales leads.
  4. Transform technical concepts into relatable conversation.
  5. Personalize existing script or develop from existing materials.
  6. Be an expert: audiences assume worked for company for years.
  7. Represent your company, messaging and brand with high energy.
  8. Free staff to answer questions and do demos for clients.
  9. Provide booth staffing: presenter, speakers, narrators, moderators, crowd gatherers, demonstrators, brand ambassadors.
  10. Connect customers with your staff.
  11. Assist in strategy plan for maximizing ROI at event.
  12. Be credible!

Cyber Kill Chain presentation at RSA conference

Hybrid IT monitoring presentation at Microsoft Ignite

                       For more video samples of IT trade show presentations, click here 

Whether presentations include creative themes, product demos, audience quizzes or giveaways, plus high quality content and information, a professional presenter will get the job done....connecting with audiences, drawing customers in, and making sure they walk away with a good understanding of what your company does and can offer them.

RSA trade show presenter
Game of Threats theme at RSA cyber security exhibit with trade show presenter Amy McWhirter
Here's what clients have said about Amy's presentation work:

“I loved working with you and your presenting made it seem like you were already a part of ThreatTrack. Thank you again for your amazing work at RSA. It was really a pleasure working with you.” - Lahn Bain, Marketing Event Manager, ThreatTrack
"Several times a day our own employees asked me if we hired someone new because she was that believable. If you didn’t know firsthand she was a professional speaker you would think she is visiting our customers and talking about our technology on a daily basis."  - Renee Etiopio, Corporate Marketing Manager, INX

A sample of trade shows in this industry include: RSA, Cisco Live, Infosecurity, ISC West, VMWorld, Infosec World, Black Hat.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Proof is in the Photos...Born to Present

I was given the photo below of me at age 18 months this past summer after my grandfather died exactly one week after his 99th birthday.  We had been with him in Kalamazoo on his birthday June 21st. His 97 year old sister was there too, as her son and she drove out from PA on their yearly trip to visit Hank.  

We had a good day, and Grandpa Hank even got to listen to a CD of big band and oldies songs he had asked me to compile for him, with instructions that they be played at his life celebration. Mind you, he was in pretty good health. Still living at home, with aides coming in a few times a day to help with meals, housework, and medical needs.  Three days later he had a stroke.  

So, this summer, family sorted through his belongings to get ready for the estate sale, as Grandma Gen had passed in 2004.  Aunt CJ looked through countless photos in their home and doled out many gems to my mom, sister and me.  

Amy at 18 months
Amy at 18 months

Aunt CJ particularly loves this photo of me at 18 months, and thinks my expression is an accurate representation of my personality and career today.  In other words, as a toddler, it appears that I'm expressing something along the lines of...."I'm Amy Sue McWhirter. I know who I am. And I'm ready to take on the world." 

Amy McWhirter Presenter, Host, Emcee

Presenter & Host Amy McWhirter today

I love how the stance and confidence is so similar to this recent promotional photo. Guess the proof is in the photos...there's no denying that I'm doing what I was born to do. Good thing because I love it and the people I get to work with!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Emcee (MC) and Host for Driven by Design

I am honored and thrilled to be hosting Driven by Design 2015 for Cadillac and Architectural DigestDriven by Design is a four-city architectural tour, which celebrates great design in its many forms, whether architectural or automotive.  

My role as host and emcee is to officially welcome guests to the event, give a brief introduction on what they can expect on their tour, encourage them to share their tour experience socially, moderate the event, and introduce the keynote speaker.  

Our first stop in June was New York City, where architect Louis Hedgecock from HOK delivered the keynote speech at The New York Palace. The luxury hotel on the corner of 50th and Madison recently completed a $140 million redesign, and is home to the private residences located in the historic Villard Mansion, a space that features lavish 19th-century interiors. Guests were treated to a tour of 53W53, One Beacon Court, and The New York Palace.  

MC Host Driven by Design
Emcee and Live Event Host Amy McWhirter
Emcee for Cadillac and Architectural Digest tours
Driven by Design Host & MC

Driven by Design Boston
Amy McWhirter & Designer Eric Roseff

Next, we headed to Boston, where Eric Roseff, principal of Eric Roseff Designs, gave a keynote presentation at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common.  Guests were then taken on an exclusive tour of a residence which Eric designed at The Ritz-Carlton Towers, Millennium Tower Boston, Harvard Art Museums, and the Ritz-Carlton Boston Common.  

Interior Design by Eric Roseff
Ritz-Carlton Towers designed by Eric Roseff

For video samples of Event Host and Emcee Amy McWhirter's work, click here

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Presenting on Clinical Interoperability and Cloud @ HIMSS Conference

Amy McWhirter speaks for INFOR at HIMSS in-booth exhibition

The 2015 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, brought together 38,000+ healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. 

Highlights of two presentations for INFOR Healthcare

Clinical Interoperability - Beyond the EHR and Does the Cloud offer hype or hope? Products highlighted include Infor Lawson, Cloverleaf and CloudSuite Clinical. 

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, or HIMSS, encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world.

Healthcare and Medical Trade Show Presenter
Trade Show Presenter Amy McWhirter speaks at HIMSS
Amy McWhirter has been engaging audiences for over a decade as an international Trade Show Presenter, TV & On Camera Host, and Event Host.  She has a unique flair for transforming technical and medical information into natural, easily understandable conversation. Audience members and company employees assume she is an actual employee of the company, and that she's been proficient with the industry material for years.  

To see more videos of Amy giving healthcare and medical event presentations, click here

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Presenting at CES trade show for Sony

Video highlights of multiple presentations at CES 

It was my pleasure to present three different products and scripts for Sony Electronics at CES 2015 with co-presenter Matt Troyer on the Living Room Entertainment UX Vision stage. Sony had a spectacular presence, and the stage presentations at the front of their massive booth helped to draw attendees in to check out all the latest electronics.  

The products Sony chose to highlight in their stage presentations were Playstation Vue Internet TV service, 4K Ultra HD TV with Google Android software, and Home Audio wirelessly connected streaming solutions with Sony's SongPal app control. 

Here's our presentation on Playstation Vue Internet TV service:

This video clip shows the crowds around our stage presentation on the Google Android voice-activated demo on the 4K Ultra HD TV:

And, for our entire 6 minute presentation on Google Android TV, check this out: 

For more Electronics and Technology trade show presentation videos featuring 
trade show presenter, Amy McWhirter, click here.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Changing Lives with Open Hearts Ministry

Changing Lives and making connections

In 2006, I began a journey that would ultimately change my life.  The brochure written by leaders from a local ministry called Journey Groups said they would help participants with relationship issues, and offered to go deep together, sitting, walking and working with others along the way.  

I knew instantly it was what I needed, and that it wouldn't be easy.  Yes, I'd tried individual counseling, self-help books, and other groups - always sensing there was something more.  I knew that going deeper was the answer...that I needed to uncover and peel away layers to get to the truth about what was holding me back from realizing my fullest potential.

Moving from darkness into light, uncovering the lies that try to mask God's truth about who we really are.  This quote from Marianne Williamson perfectly summarizes what I have come to know: 
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Beginning this journey is unequivocally the most positive, life-changing decision I have ever made! Three times through as a participant for the 10-week in depth teaching and small group sessions, then I was asked to become a leader, and off to Open Hearts Ministry training for a week.  Now, it's been 5 years co-leading Journey Groups, presenting and helping others uncover their own truth.  

To learn more about Open Hearts Ministry, please visit http://ohmin.org/about-us/beliefs-mission/

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Power of Live Webinars

What better way to reach hundreds or thousands of customers, trade partners, sales team members or colleagues at once than a live webcast of your event?  Going live means interactivity and an energy, an aliveness that's palpable - coupled with interactivity you can't get in a recorded format.  

As a live or hybrid event host, I love talking to the audience and guests, thriving on the palpable live energy, relevant and focused topics viewers care about, and having some fun along the way. 

Live webcasts enliven training & education with interactive training and demonstrations.  Viewers learn more and get better results in...sales, performance, productivity, tips & techniques.  You grow your business while viewers expand their knowledge - a win-win. 

Participants ask questions and get answers in real time with peers and experts.  Polling questions are fed to viewers, and everyone sees the results instantly, contributing to the interactive feel.

A credible host adds energy and excitement, asks questions viewers are wondering about, facilitates event flow, and serves as a bridge between the guests and audience.  

Here are some examples of training webinars, hosted by Amy McWhirter...

For more Event Host videos, check out Amy's Event Host YouTube playlist.

Monday, February 10, 2014

How an Excellent Presentation is like Classical Music

Classical music and excellent presentations share the following:

Artistic complexity: the artist has a thorough understanding of the composition and form.
  • An excellent presentation is like a work of art - a creative product with a strong imaginative or aesthetic appeal.  The audience should experience an emotional and intellectual journey, with the presenter as their guide. 
Refinement: the improvement or clarification of something by making small changes.
  • A good presenter will refine a script, making subtle changes to improve the efficacy of the spoken word and its impact on her audience. 
High level of complexity: the state or quality of being intricate or complicated.            
  • A strong presentation requires proficiency in speaking (may include memorization, improv, TelePrompter or Ear Prompter), excellence in performance ability, and familiarity with the subject matter.   
Complex relationship between its emotional content and intellectual means:  Includes development, the process by which an idea is repeated in different contexts.
  • An impactful presentation will emphasize themes in various nuances throughout, elaborate on content, while making an emotional connection with the audience...combining art, intellect and passion.
Technical execution: Technical mastery of performance plus a high level of study
  • A skilled presenter is highly trained and experienced in the art of performance and presenting.

Here's what one of Amy McWhirter's clients had to say about her work:

"You're like classical music. Everyone else is a garage band." - VP Marketing, Elekta

Visit http://presentingamy.com for more information and video samples of Amy's presentations.