Category Archives: Professional Speaking

Business Agility with Agile Marketing Maria Matarelli

Agile Marketing presentation in Hyderabad India

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Maria Matarelli is speaking at the Business Enterprise Agility Conference in Hyderabad, India on December 1, 2017, on the topic of “Business Agility – Empowering Organizational Effectiveness with Agile Marketing”. It is great to continue to contribute to the community.

More details: Business Enterprise Agility Conference in Hyderabad India

Ineffective Leadership Closing Keynote Maria Matarelli Agile Bangkok Tour

Leadership Keynote at Agile Tour Bangkok 2017

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I am excited to give the closing keynote at the Agile Tour Bangkok 2017 Conference on November 17, 2017. The conference theme is Business Agility – The Journey of The Genuine Digital Transformation.

I am presenting on “Ineffective Leadership”

In this presentation, I talk about 3 keys to ineffective leadership and how these techniques will be sure to bring out poor performance from those around you. In this juxtaposed presentation, we discuss what not to do and why it is so important to be an inspirational leader rather than an ineffective leader.

We also take a look at Personal Agility and how that can help you be more effective as a leader, gain clarity, and create alignment.

https://www.agiletourbkk.org

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Maria Matarelli Keynote with Alistair Cockburn Scrum Day Portugal Agile Marketing in the Heart of Agile

Agile Marketing in the Heart of Agile – Keynote Presentation in Lisbon Portugal

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While Agile approaches have been yielding massive results in the IT and Software Development fields for decades, the application of Agile outside of IT and to other parts of the business including Agile Marketing can lead to better alignment, common terminology and can lead you toward truly having an Agile organization. While Agile has been becoming overly complicated over the last several years, it is time to get back to the essentials at the Heart of Agile to collaborate, deliver, reflect, and improve. In this keynote at the Scrum Day Portugal 2017 Event, Alistair Cockburn, co-author of the Agile Manifesto, and Maria Matarelli, co-founder of the Agile Marketing Academy, will share specific insights for how businesses can get back to real results and reach more customers through Marketing in the Heart of Agile.

Maria Matarelli Keynote with Alistair Cockburn Scrum Day Portugal Agile Marketing in the Heart of Agile 2

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Closing Keynote at Global Scrum Gathering in Singapore

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Maria Matarelli will be giving the Closing Keynote Presentation at the 2017 Asia Global Scrum Gathering in Singapore.

Discover how to visualize what’s important and focus on what really matters. Uncover the powerful ways that Personal Agility can help you in understanding what limiting beliefs you can push through to achieve things you never before thought possible.

Maria Matarelli, Keynote Speaker

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Maria Matarelli travels the world speaking to corporate audiences on methodologies that increase efficiencies and productivity.

Maria speaks at around 50 conferences and companies in more than 30 cities across more than 10 different countries per year and has been a professional speaker for more than 5 years.

See a speaking sample here: Keynote Excerpt (1 min 42 sec) as Maria talks about the importance of enjoying the journey.

Hear what audience members have to say about Maria’s presentations: Live Testimonials (1 min 30 sec)

“We had the great pleasure to invite Maria Matarelli as Keynote Speaker for our 6th Project Management Congress in Panama, her very own style, great knowledge and expertise were key factors in sharing with us everything about “Leadership Agility”, she captured her audience attention leaving them eager to continue learning more about this topic. Maria has a very special talent to inspire others, she captured the attendees attention by closing the Agile workshop with the Harlem Shake routine making everyone to really enjoy the event. Maria Thanks!!”

– Robin Arjona, President, Project Management Institute, Panama Chapter


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Pictured above, Maria speaks on “Ineffective Leadership” to an audience of more than 700 people at the UK Synergy conference in London, UK.

Maria is also an International Best Selling Author of the book “Workaholic? A 12-Step Guide to Having a Life and Getting Things Done” and is co-author of several other books.

Maria has delivered presentations for Corporations including:

  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Bank of America
  • Walt Disney
  • Eli Lilly
  • and more…

And professional organizations such as:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Women Working in Technology (WWIT)
  • Agile Alliance
  • Scrum Alliance
  • and more…

To have Maria speak at your next event, please reach out here!

Maria energizes audiences across the globe with her inspiring talks and the actionable techniques that she shares. Check out the Best Presentation Ending Ever as Maria’s presentation closed out an excited group at a conference in Panama!

Agile in Shanghai, China

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I had the honor of speaking at the Shanghai Scrum Gathering on the value of connecting with our customers and the importance of customer collaboration.

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There were so many great conversations and I had the opportunity to talk with several Agilists about the Agile Advantage they see in their use of Agile and Scrum around the world.

I had the opportunity to interview several of the speakers and agile practitioners including Joe Justice, Keynote Speaker, Founder of Wikispeed, and Trainer at Scrum Inc.

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Expert interviews include Joe Justice, Manny Gonzales, Vernon Stinebaker, Julien Mazloum, Stephen Forte, Daniel Gullo, and Jun Wang.

The Agile Advantage Interviews in Shanghai

Joe gave an incredible Keynote presentation on Scrum in Manufacturing

Joe Justice Keynote Shanghai

Stephen Forte, Managing Partner at Fresco Capital talked about Agile and Lean full circle.

Stephen Forte Keynote Shanghai

Manny Gonzales, the CEO at the Scrum Alliance talked about the State of Scrum survey results.

Manny Gonzales Keynote Shanghai

The Shangri-La venue for the Gathering was incredible and people attended from all around the world.

Shangri-La Hotel in Shanghai

It was an incredible trip to Shanghai and a good refresher that the challenges we see in one location tend to be similar challenges around the world and the same good agile practices can combat those challenges to reach a level of continuous improvement and a level of higher performance.

“Leadership Agility” Keynote Presentation in Panama

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It was such an honor to give the opening Keynote Presentation on “Leadership Agility” at the Project Management Institute Panama Congress at the Hard Rock Hotel in Panama and also lead a full day Agile workshop for participants.

Maria Matarelli Keynote Presentation Panama

Maria Matarelli Keynote in Panama Leadership Agility

We are excited to sponsor this great event and share Agile practices with attendees.

Formula Ink Booth Panama

The Formula Ink team is excited to be part of the Project Management Institute Panama Congress and work with the great volunteers from the chapter!

Formula Ink Event Team Panama

After delivering a Keynote Presentation that included Leadership Lessons from the Harlem Shake, it would appear everyone embraced the message… to create the Best Presentation Ending Ever!

To see the full video, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i4yDtHKeN4

This was DEFINITELY a GREAT crowd!!!

Maria Matarelli Presentation in Panama Crowd Selfie

“Uncovering Possibilities” Keynote Presentation in London, Ontario

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It was an honor to be the Closing Keynote at the PMI SWOC yearly symposium in London, Ontario, Canada. The theme of the conference was Power, Persona, and Politics.

PMI SWOC Symposium

I gave one of my signature presentations “Uncovering Possibilities: Embracing Uncertainty to find Opportunity” where we explore limiting beliefs, really identifying your passion and goals and how to reach them. It was a packed house and a great turnout.

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We sponsored the event as well. Sharing more details about Agile Project Management practices with attendees.

Formula Ink Booth Ontario Canada

It was great to meet Roger Singh and Cesar Abeid in person, having exchanged communication with them prior to the event.

Maria Matarelli Podcast Interview PMI SWOC

Cesar and I had a chance to talk about “Agile as a Lifestyle” on his podcast prior to the event on his podcast “PM for the Masses”. The episode is now available! Listen here: http://bit.ly/1DgjKUu

Maria Matarelli Agile Lifestyle Podcast Interview

It was great to to meet with the Leadership team at PMI SWOC.

Fabian Boehm, PMI SWOC VP of Professional Development, Roger Singh, PMI SWOC VP of Finance, Maria Matarelli, President of Formula Ink, Kamran Khan, PMI SWOC President, Cesar Abeid, PMI SWOC Director of Social Media, and Chris Tice with Formula Ink. (left to right)

Maria Matarelli with President of PMI SWOC

The Formula Ink team is very excited to support this great event.

Maria Matarelli Formula Ink Booth Ontario

We’ll be back in London, Ontario throughout the year to lead a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification course. This is a great opportunity for people to prepare for two leading industry certifications in just 3 days.

Formula Ink Maria Matarelli Agile Certification Training

 

Desert, DJs, Interviews and Sold out Conferences in Phoenix, Arizona

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I purchased a one-way ticket to Phoenix, primarily to attend a conference. The conference has come and gone and here I reside with the rarity of 5 days between ventures. I don’t have to be anywhere until next Tuesday where I’ll be leading a Certification training class at Microsoft in Virginia.

Phoenix, Arizona. It’s beautiful here. I forgot how beautiful it is.

I arrived in the afternoon on Saturday and tried to finalize my intro presentation for the event that began on Sunday morning, however the window of my room was literally vibrating with bass from an extremely loud pool party that was going on at the hotel/resort/casino/paradise. I worked for a minute, then figured that this was perfect case of “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” and headed down to the pool myself to see what all that racket was about. The DJ had his fair share of EDM/trance music, although overall, he did play some pretty good tunes.

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My travels brought me to Phoenix for the Global Scrum Gathering. The conference itself was sold out at more than 700 people and I was asked to facilitate the retreat for the CSTs (Certified Scrum Trainers) and CSCs (Certified Scrum Coaches) that began on Sunday. Facilitating a room of facilitators may seem like an intimidating feat, however I decided that I was up for the challenge. It went really well and it was a really great day. To have Maria facilitate your next event, contact her here: http://mariamatarelli.com/contact

Maria Matarelli Facilitating Trainers and Coaches in Phoenix

At the gathering itself, I reunited with my good friends and fellow trainers, Dave Prior, Richard Cheng, Dhaval Panchel, and Tom Perry. I’ve been at the conferences where this crowd runs up to twice a year since 2009. We have formed a podcast called the “Agilistocrats” and provided a summary of presentations, previews, and highlights throughout the event.

SGPHX Podcast 1 includes a summary of Maria Matarelli leading the CST/CSC Training and Coaching Retreat and Conference Selections for Day 1: http://bit.ly/1IjpyA3

SGPHX Podcast 2 includes a summary of Day 1 and Selections for Sessions to attend on Day 2: http://bit.ly/1Ed3YHg

Maria Matarelli Media Interview Agilistocrats Podcast Phoenix

While at the event, I was interviewed by Aakash Srinivasan and Vivek Angires, awesome Agile trainers and coaches from the D.C. area. We discussed how to become a trainer, training experiences and motivations behind training. To schedule an interview with Maria, contact her here: http://mariamatarelli.com/contact

Maria Matarelli Interview as Professional Speaker and Trainer

Maria Matarelli Best Selling Author Interview Phoenix

It was great to catch up at dinner with good friends and fellow Agilistas.

Maria Matarelli Phoenix Conference

I facilitated an Open Space session on Sustainable Pace, discussing challenges, current state, definition, and specific, actionable steps to take to get past the challenges. To hire Maria to speak at your organization or next event, you can contact her here: http://mariamatarelli.com/contact

Maria Matarelli Facilitating Open Space in Phoenix

It is always great to see good friends and Agile legends, Ron Jeffries and Chet Hendrickson.

Maria Matarelli and Ron Jeffries and Chet Hendrickson Agile Conference

I was interviewed by Alan Dayley on the Trainer’s retreat, facilitating an Open Space on Sustainable Pace, and my Workaholic book.

Maria Matarelli Interview with Workaholic Book Phoenix

I hosted a topic at the Open Space and presenting it to the group at the closing of the day.

Maria Matarelli Presenting at Open Space

Maria Matarelli Open Space Phoenix

Carsten Jakobsen, the Senior Process Improvement Manager at Systematic in Denmark, pulled together a great group for dinner to include Rob Carstons, Dan Greening, Stacey Louie, and Alex Brown. Lots of great discussion on Agile transitions and journeys.

Maria Matarelli Conference Networking

I had another interview with the Scrum Alliance while at the Gathering. As one of only 180 Certified Scrum Trainers in the World, it is great to be a part of this community. To learn more about Agile solutions and training that Maria and her team offer, visit http://formulaink.com/agiletraining

Maria Matarelli Interview by Scrum Alliance

My Workaholic Book made quite a few appearances at the event! Covering the walls of twitter by many far and wide! To get your copy, visit www.WorkaholicBook.com

 

At the close of the last day of the event, I spent the evening with the Scrum Alliance staff, board members, conference chairs, and other contributors as we celebrated the closing of a successful, sold out event! Fifteen floors up overlooking the mountains was absolutely breathtaking, though I kept wanting to dive into the infinity pool…

Maria Matarelli View in Phoenix

Maria Matarelli and Conference Coordinators Phoenix

After the gathering concluded, I figured I would ride out my one-way ticket a bit longer and took the next day to relax and also co-hosted two webinars with Greig Wells. The first one was on Business Mastery on LinkedIn. Greig is an expert on LinkedIn and gave away so many incredible techniques, it was huge value for everyone that attended!

Maria Matarelli and Greig Wells Webinar on LinkedIn

The next webinar we held was on how to apply Agile skills to develop your career. With Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) as one of the highest paying certifications in 2015, many people are finding great success in their career in learning and applying this approach.

Maria Matarelli Speaker for Agile Webinar

Now that the event is over and I finished my online presentations, it is time to relax 🙂 Meeting up with some friends in Phoenix today and will venture out to enjoy the environment. Still haven’t booked my ticket out of Phoenix yet, will see how the day unfolds. I just have to make it to Virginia by Tuesday for the next adventure.