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Melissa Barker, International Speaker & Author

Melissa is a captivating speaker that brings topics to life. She has a unique ability to connect with any audience and make even the most complex topics easy to understand. Every talk is packed with powerful insight and actionable takeaways. 

Melissa is an industry leading digital marketer and negotiations expert. She has been a keynote and sought after speaker for events such as ITEXPO, Digital Summit, InnoTech, and more. Her expertise and inviting manner makes her an ideal speaker for your next event.

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Signature Topics

The Art and Science of Negotiation

Negotiation is one of the most important business skills to master. Your professional success depends on your ability to negotiate. This information-packed session lays out a clear framework that you can implement in your negotiations right away.

Building Your Brand on Social Media

Learn how to cut through the noise and reach prospective customers on social media. In this in-depth session on social media, you'll learn what makes a brand successful on social media, how to showcase your brand, and best practices for social media marketing.

Owning Your Value

Stop laundry-listing your accomplishments and start telling a captivating and memorable story that makes people want to work with you. Learn how to talk about your value, whether you're a job seeker or a business owner you'll benefit from learning how to create a powerful pitch.

Marketing Metrics, Demystified

There are an infinite number of metrics you could measure when it comes to marketing. You do not need to measure everything, nor should you. Learn which metrics are most important, how to effectively set goals and measure success.

Speaking Experience

Keynotes & Conferences

  • CFDD Summit (Portland)
  • Digital Summit (Los Angeles)
  • Hatch Innovation (Portland)
  • ITEXPO (Miami)
  • I Heart Marketing San Francisco
  • I Heart Marketing New York
  • I Heart Marketing London
  • InnoTech Oregon (Portland)
  • Innovation in Motion Panel (Portland)
  • New Leaders Council Summit (Portland)
  • PDXfX Roundtable (Portland)
  • Social Fresh Conference (Tampa)
  • Thoroughly Modern Marketing Panel (Portland)

Television Appearances

  • KGW News (NBC Affiliate) Channel 8, Portland, OR: Tech Box: Social Media Pitfalls
  • KGW News (NBC Affiliate) Channel 8, Portland, OR: Tech Box: Your Online Presentation
  • KGW News (NBC Affiliate) Channel 8, Portland, OR: Expert advice for cleaning up online profiles
  • KGW News (NBC Affiliate) Channel 8, Portland, OR: Social Media Policy Issue

Podcasts & Webinars

College & Graduate School - Guest Lectures

  • Atkinson Graduate School of Management - Lecture "Social Media Best Practices"
  • OSU (Oregon State University) - Lecture "Building Your Brand on LinkedIn"
  • WSU (Washington State University) - Lecture "Social Media Strategy"
  • SFCC (Spokane Falls Community College) - Lecture "New Business Marketing"



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