John speaks at a number of private events, e.g. in-house company social media workshops. The events listed here are public events only.  If you would like to enquire about hiring him for a speaking engagement or workshop, please complete the ‘Contact Us’ page. Thank you. (Please scroll down for information and testimonials).


John also writes regularly for a number of third party publications and participates in interviews. Some strategic social media tips and podcasts may be found at the ACCELerate™ Your Social Media  PR page. (UK and abroad).




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South East London Business Network’s Spring 2015 Event

6.30pm, Bromley – Date to be confirmed. (Likely to be during March 2015).

Please look out for announcements in our LinkedIn group or contact us to request that you’re added to our e-mail invitation list. (Please quote ‘SELBN events’ in the subject line).


Highly recommended!…

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 Key Person of Influence Brand Accelerator Event, London

Friday, 20th March 2015

Although John is not speaking at this event, he endorses it as he has been to a few of them and also completed the programme.



John has been invited to speak at The Business Show, at London’s ExCeL again.

Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th May 2015

The location and timings of the ACCELerate™ Your Social Media seminars will be announced nearer the time. 


We’re hosting and participating at more events which will be listed as the year progresses. 

Follow us on Twitter (@networkerplus / @ACCELerateYrSM / @SELBN_UK) and register here to keep tabs on what’s going on. 




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ACCELerate™ Your Events with Social Media, 22nd May 2013

Academic Venue Show 

ILEC Conference Centre, Earls Court, London



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Speaker at the Breakfast Briefing at Surrey Chambers of Commerce

8.00am, Tuesday, 5th November 2013

Epsom Down Racecourse, Surrey


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Speaker at the ‘Good Day at Work’ Conference

Immarsat Conference Centre, London EC1

9am to 5pm, Wednesday, 13th November 2013

‘ACCELerate™ Your LinkedIn’


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Rugby School Careers Convention 2014

Saturday 8th March 2014, Rugby School, Warwickshire

 This event occurs every two years. Information may be found here

2014 Speakers - John was in panel 15.  (2012 Speakers - John was in panel 6)


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ACCELerate™ Your LinkedIn – RAC Club, London

6.30pm, Wednesday, 12th March 2014

Event for members of the RAC Club (Photo).


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John was asked to speak again at The Business Show, ExCel, London

Thursday 15th & Friday 16th May 2014



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John also spoke at the Sales Innovation Expo, ExCeL, London

This event is for MDs, Sales Directors and Senior Sales Professionals

Thursday 15th May 2014 


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South East London Business Network’s Autumn 2014 Event



John Coupland presenting at O2

Photo album

via Flickr (Scroll down within the page  or click on sets and hover over the photos for descriptions)



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ACCELerate RBSAre you, or someone you know, looking for a Speaker? John Coupland, (Author of         ACCELerate Your Social Media), regularly speaks at events and exhibitions.



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John also helps many businesses by speaking and facilitating at in-house company, (corporate and SME), workshops and strategy sessions which are not listed here to protect client confidentiality). 

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Contact us to find out how @networkerplus Social Media can help. (Scroll down for testimonials).




These are just some of the speaking engagements John Coupland has been commissioned to speak at:


The Business Show, Olympia, London. (The UK’s biggest business show). All sessions overflowed.


Host and Co-Speaker: LinkedIn & Twitter Seminar, London. Fully booked. with Rick Itzkowich, (“The LinkedIn Guy”, California).

Social Media Week® 7 Seminars – all fully booked. E.g:


Rugby School Careers Convention, Rugby School

Details: Speaker (Panel 6)



Hotelympia Excel, London. Speaker: 3 engagements:

Main stage: “Social Visualisation”

Hospa Hub: Building Targeted Networks

Hospa Hub: Mobile Socialisation


Podcast interviews 

Guest: ‘Your London Business’. It includes two strategic tips Interviewer: George Montgomery.

Guest: ‘Networking Giants Radio Show’: Recorded to be released soon. Interviewer: Rob Brown



John’s book, ‘Accelerate Your Social Media‘, published on 22nd November 2012 during his speaking engagements at the UK’s biggest business exhibition, The Business Show, Olympia London on 22nd & 23rd November.


Book launch celebration, Piccadilly, London:


Association of Interior Specialists (AIS) AGM , RAF Museum, London


Host and Co-Speaker: ‘Social Media SMART”, FSB’s “We Mean Business” Fairfield Halls, Croydon (Sold-out at 100. Total no. of attendees at the exhibition 800+. We led the FSB’s social media campaign too and exceeded their attendee targets).

Speaker at numerous ‘The Sales Roadshow’ Seminars, Kent, covering various social networking topics.

Speaker atMobile, Social Media and Business Now!” Greenwich.  ‘Social Media Sling’ (Singapore’s Digital Economy).


Testimonials (‘Mirroring’ the speaking engagements featured above)…


I found that John was both very knowledgeable and insightful about using Social Media. As a presenter, he definitely got people’s attention and made it fun and interesting. John also used a lot of personal examples and he is someone who is “Walking his talk.”

Great to hear that attendees are since realizing ROI as a direct result of our event!” 

1st Rick Itzkowich, Trainer and Speaker, Rick Itzkowich Consulting


Social Media Week®

Video testimonials on our YouTube channel:  Also written, eg:


“I have attended several seminars hosted by John on social media. Prior to the seminars I considered myself reasonably knowledgeable on the subject as part of ‘Generation Y’, how wrong I was! 
John is able to present information to a diverse range of people and explain everything from the most basic concepts through to little tricks and tips for getting the most use out of your social media, all in a way that everyone is able to follow and understand. A very engaging speaker I would strongly recommend attending one of his seminars for both a learning experience and as a networking event.”
 March 5, 2012

Top qualities: Expert, Good value, Creative

1st Ben Beavers


“The great Henry Ford once said that: “Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.” 

Having met and brainstormed with John Coupland at the “Social Media Week London” seminars, I now classify him as a modern day Henry Ford. He is a naturally gifted problem solver and brilliantly forward thinking social media tactician. It’s no wonder he is the award winning e-business expert that businesses are lining up to work with. 

If you have the opportunity to go to one of his training seminars or just have a friendly chat, you will very quickly realize why John stands out from the crowd. He helps you overcome your online obstacles and keeps you focused on your end goals.” 

1st Mark HughesSocial Media Marketing, Funky Social Media


Rugby School Careers Convention

“Dear Mr Coupland,

I would just like to say, a very big thank you for your support in speaking at the Careers Convention.

The day was a huge success, we have had some fantastic feedback from attending pupils who very much appreciate the opportunity and the time you have given.

Please see below one comment that has been received from a pupil:

“I now know what I want to do and how to go about achieving it”.

Very many thanks again,

Best wishes.

Mrs Harry Higgins

Rugby School Careers Department”

(via E-mail)



Testimonials due, however these were the organisers:

Stirling Johnstone (Main Stage)  Sophie Allcock (Hospa Hub)


Association of Interior Specialists (AIS) AGM

 “John presented on social media at the Association of Interior Specialists, AIS AGM on the impact of social media on members’ businesses. He prepared a thought provoking, relevant demonstration of how companies can take advantage of the opportunities presented through new methods of communication with clients. 
John’s delivery is precise, polished and was extremely well received by the audience. I would not hesitate to recommend him and re-use him in the future.”

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative

1st David Frise


‘Social Media SMART”, FSB’s “We Mean Business”

“I attended the mini-SMART Workshop at the We Mean Business Event in Croydon: The content was enlightening and the format of the workshop brilliant, with interactive sessions, videos and lively and supportive group discussions.

Topics were only briefly covered in the mini-session, but I’ve taken away and used ideas already. Hungry for more, I will be taking up the full workshop offer: to learn how to focus my new media strategy to get the best use of it in the very little time each day brings!”

1st Elspeth Lucy Holmes FCABusiness Improvement Specialist, Pro-actions LLP


‘The Sales Roadshow’ Seminars

“John is quite character-resourceful, creative and aware. He’s been hugely supportive in the time that we’ve worked together on the Sales Roadshow and I very much appreciate this. 

He has great inter-personal skills as well as being highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about social media. His forward thinking attitude means that he is ideally placed to see the next new trend or sales possibility- if you don’t already know John, make sure that you do so soon!”

1st Louisa Felstead, Owner, Facilitator


“I’ve seen John present twice now, and each time his presentations (on different subjects) have been highly motivational and entertaining. John not only knows his “stuff” but engages with his audience to ensure that not only does he get his message across, but that he also pitches his message appropriately. There are Social Media Experts. But then there is John!” 

1st Andy Snook | Performance Evaluator & MentorDirector, Performance Evaluations Limited


“I was privileged to meet John at a Sales Roadshow event earlier in the year, where he was presenting. John’s knowledge and passion for social media together with his approachable nature, makes him someone you need and want to know. Since then we have met and spoken many times. Johns understanding of how best to get social media working for your business is invaluable – I am going to be getting John involved in a new venture I have planned – as I know this will be a key ingredient crucial to making it a success.” 

Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative

1st Debbie Hunt  << Debbie Hunt, Lexus Hatfield, has since become one of our clients for social media marketing.


Mobile, Social Media and Business Now!”

“John brings his deep knowledge of the Asian mobile social networking scene to the UK with great effect. Western ideas of mobile lag many years behind Singapore and Japan, so John’s perspective is of great value to advertisers seeking new ways of engaging in the mobile revolution.” 

1st Tim BelfallFounder and co Director, ARL Mobile Ltd


Others and details of awards may be found in John’s LinkedIn profile:


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Vicky Ross May 31, 2012 at 11:40 am

John really understand the mysteries of social media and will truly help you get up to speed in a way that is right for your business. I highly recommend him


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