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Crystal Washington

Leverage Technology To Increase Profits And Productivity.

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Fee Range: 10000-19999, 20000-39999
  • One of Meetings & Conventions Planner’s Favorite Speakers
  • One of Connect Meetings 40 Under 40 in the Meetings Industry
  • Technology strategist
  • Futurist
  • Hired by companies including Google, Microsoft, and British Airways to leverage social networks like Meetup.com, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for successful small business onboarding campaigns
  • Author of two books, One Tech Action and The Social Media Why
  • Teaches technology in plain English for techies and non-techies alike!

Crystal Washington works with organizations that want to leverage technology to increase profits and productivity. Technology includes social media, apps, smartphones, and the web. Hired by companies including Google, Microsoft, and GE, companies in North America, Africa and Europe book Crystal Washington when they want their teams to take action online!

Get Ready to Laugh… and Learn!

Infusing humor, Crystal is known for her ability to take complex technology topics and make them easy to understand and accessible for everyday professionals and small business owners, across generations. Whether talking about her crazy technology missteps or how to combine online with offline customer interactions to build relationships, audiences relate to her practical, non-tech jargon approach to using tech to make us all more efficient, effective, and connected. At the end of each program, attendees walk away with items they can immediately implement.

Crystal is one of Forbes’ 50 Leading Female Futurists in 2020 and she has appeared in numerous publications including Entrepreneur and Bloomberg Businessweek and is regularly called on by major television networks as a tech expert. Crystal is the author of the books One Tech Action and The Social Media Why.

Prior to becoming a professional speaker, Crystal owned a successful social media consulting firm. Before that, she worked in revenue management and corporate sales where she managed several fortune 500 accounts and repeatedly broke company sales records in her early 20s. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and is a Certified Speaking Professional. Crystal is also a Certified Futurist who is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists and the World Future Society.

Outside of speaking, Crystal considers herself to be a fun-loving nerd and travel fanatic. You might find her reading a book, enjoying a West African dance class, or cuddling up with an alligator in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest.

Crystal resides in Houston, TX with her husband CJ and their plant named Dog.

NURTURING RELATIONSHIPS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS (EVEN DURING A PANDEMIC)

In the face of unprecedented world events, too many people have adopted a ‘hunker in the bunker’ mindset to give their clients space. Not you! You understand that the key to long-term recovery and growth is nurturing relationships. In this interactive virtual session, technology strategist and futurist Crystal Washington will demonstrate innovative ways you can sow seeds that will mature to create a massive impact in the next few months!

In this session, you will:

  • Understand the Dos and Dont’s of reaching out to clients when stress-levels are in the red.
  • Identify strategic methods of rocking your personal brand using social media.
  • Learn creative ways to transform yourself from mere provider to Superhero in the minds of your clients during times of trouble.
  • Discover and implement tech tools to bring your peers, clients, partners, and prospects from “What now?” to “WOW.”

(In-person, virtual, or hybrid)

THE FUTURE OF WORK IS HERE

Constant technology innovations, Gen Z entering the ranks, and a changing global marketplace were already dramatically impacting the face of the workplace. Then 2020 arrived and the script got flipped upside-down. Technology strategist and futurist Crystal Washington shows leaders how they can thrive now while keeping an eye on the horizon to be ready to ride future waves of change.

In this session, you will:

  • Identify the significant ways in which technology is re-programming ‘us.’
  • Discover unique ways to embrace technology trends, fortifying your future for the long run.
  • Uncover tips and tactics for riding the waves of change while avoiding wipeouts.

(In-person, virtual, or hybrid)

BRAND YOURSELF IN AN INCREASINGLY DIGITAL WORLD

Uncover how you can create an online and in-person brand that synthesizes your talents and abilities while catapulting your value within your organization and community. Additionally, discover tactics for keeping the communication flow going, internally and externally. Certified futurist and technology strategist Crystal Washington will demonstrate how you can make a bigger bang in less time than ever before.

In this session, you will:

  • Build a strong personal-brand referral-machine, relationship-strengthener, and career-opportunity hotspot.
  • Leverage tech and real-world tactics while you construct your in-house-collaboration dream team.
  • Discover how you can train your brain to thirst for tech trends and industry knowledge, and satisfy it with just a few sips per week.

(In-person, virtual, or hybrid)

RELATIONSHIPS 2.0: TECH TOOLS & STRATEGIES TO GET MORE BUSINESS!

How do you win over prospects when they don’t know, like, and trust you…yet?

And technology is all you’ve got to gain their confidence? In an increasingly digital world, professionals can easily fall into the trap of being technology-efficient, relationship-deficient. But not you. Not anymore. Get ready to blow your competition out of the water!

In this session, you will discover:

  • How to deliver high-tech, high-touch proposals that generate a high score with your prospects.
  • Ways to transform conference calls and ‘Zoom Rooms of Gloom’ into relationship-building vibrant, virtual marketplaces.
  • Fun tools to make you memorable in the eyes and ears of your clients.

(In-person, virtual, or hybrid)

OPERATION OUTSOURCE: MASTER EFFICIENCY USING TECHNOLOGY

In an increasingly busy world, many professionals get stuck wishing for more hours in the day to serve clients, grow business, and take care of personal obligations. The inventive ones know how to put technology to work for them–including social media, Google, and key apps-increasing efficiency while improving performance. In this fun and high-energy program, you will discover how to ride the wave of technology and create better business outcomes, while putting time back on your clock!

In this session, you will:

  • Discover secrets for adding muscle to your mission, building lucrative relationships.
  • Identify turnkey techniques for better business and career management.
  • Uncover client-connection ‘spy tricks’ that will make 99% of internet users go “HUH?” while you gather valuable client info and keep an eye on your competition.
  • Develop your dominance of task-automation while you outsource non-revenue generating ‘busy’ work…even if you work from home.

(In-person, virtual, or hybrid)

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