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Digital Futurist — Keynote Speaker — Virtual Event Producer _ Host #FOMOFanz Podcast — at BrianFanzo.com New Podcast: #PressTheDamnButton

Three months ago, I had the opportunity to apply for a creator coin on Rally.IO.

After researching, I figured it fit well within my influencer marketing, affiliate marketing, brand sponsorship, and executive mastermind blueprint that I was already rolling out. I assumed I could give people the option to purchase with dollars or my coin…

3 months later, and man was I clueless on the true value of creator coins!

Ok, I guess I wasn’t wrong altogether, but using creator coins in a transactional way is such a small aspect of the creator coin value I almost skipped mentioning it…


Social Audio is undoubtedly the trendy thing in 2021, but it wasn’t till June of 2021 that the wars between platforms have hit the mainstream.

Clubhouse was the first to market, then Twitter Spaces launched, and there have been some new audio apps popping up, but just this week, Facebook Live Audio and Spotify Greenroom took over the headlines.

But it’s easy to compare features and talk about startup app vs. big brand app or startup focused on community vs. …


I’ve spent a massive amount of time on the newest social media shiny object CLUBHOUSE over the last 43 days, and when I’ve been asked what my thoughts are on Clubhouse, the first thing I say every time is….

“It feels too good to be true, the intimacy and authenticity on Clubhouse is everything I never knew I needed on social media!”

Honestly, it feels weird even typing that out, as I’m an early adopter and evangelist for the power of social media. …


Telling stories is central to what we do as keynote speakers. It draws us to our audience and makes what we teach and deliver within our keynote presentations memorable.

With the rise of virtual presentations, that crucial emotional connection has become harder to sustain and yet it’s even more important. While at the same time, the future of virtual innovations such as augmented reality and virtual reality are all about reinventing how we convey virtual emotion.

As we focus on the hybrid event future we must also rethink every aspect of our virtual presentations and the role technology plays…


No matter what you call it “pivoting to virtual” or “forced to work from home on video,” the one thing that won’t work is merely doing the SAME thing we do offline just virtually!

That is what causes content shock and adds noise to the already noisy world. We can all think of painful recent examples where a 60-minute zoom calls with one person talking into the camera puts us to sleep. The webinar that shares slides in full screen with a robotic voice speaking to us as though we can’t read what’s on the slides ourselves.

Here’s the…


Interactive virtual presentations, interactive virtual events, interactive webinars. Interactive democratic and republic virtual conventions…

We’ve all heard it. I don’t care if you’re a speaker, you’re an event, organizer or even if you’ve attended a webinar or a virtual event of virtual learning, everyone is pitching how interactive their event or experience is.

But the real thing they want is the presentation not to SUCK. So the question I’ve been asking when someone tells me they want something interactive is:

Is your audience prepared for interactive and is that what you really want or do you want to maintain…


Which software to use for launching a virtual event is by far the most popular question I’ve received over the last four months. Although I do I have a report on the 70+ virtual event platforms I reviewed coming out this month; there isn’t an easy answer.

My big focus has been breaking down each software into categories, but it event still it can get confusing, especially the group of LIVE STREAMING SOFTWARE.

The solution you pick will often be determined by your unique scenario, which is why I created a full post on my favorite platforms by scenarios…


Virtual Event producers tend to get caught up in things like technology and speakers and getting attendees to sign-up…

So much so that they tend to forget about the piece that brings everything together and no it’s not the theme or the branding. Not only does this role keep a digital event on track, but it also encourages people to attend, interact, and stay engaged. All of which are invaluable.

This video will not be a popular one amongst my keynote speaker peers but I believe the value of virtual events is dependent on the utilization of this role and…


White Privilege Exists!

White Supremacy Exists!

Our System is Rigged!

Yes, that was uncomfortable for me to write and admit as a 38-year-old white male of privilege. But if getting uncomfortable and having uncomfortable conversations about race with my fellow white friends of privilege is what it will take to stop the injustices happening in the world than isn’t that truly the least we can do!

The Black Lives Matter movement is about calling out historical and current racism making it clear it’s no longer ok to protect or prioritize white lives over any other!

The only path to a…

Brian Fanzo iSocialFanz

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