Ashley Galina Dudarenok is a serial entrepreneur, professional speaker, bestselling author, vlogger, podcaster, media contributor and female entrepreneurship spokesperson. She is the founder of several start-ups, including social media agency Alarice, and marketing training company ChoZan.
Session: Staying Revelant in 2019 and Beyond
3 lessons we can learn from China
“We live in an amazing era: the future is now. Technology is transforming every aspect of our lives, and nowhere can we see this better than in China. As speakers, we must stay on top of these changes, both in order to stay relevant, and to appeal to younger generations. I will share three crucial lessons we can learn from mainland China:
1. Embrace technology to find new ways to engage audiences
2. Make growth your default strategy
3. Set your vision like a Communist Party :)”
What do you see as one of the most significant challenges facing the professional speaking community as we look to the future?
“Technology is fast evolving to disrupt many industries, including professional speaking. In China this year, news anchors, actors and presenters will be replaced by Personal AIs, while those not replaced might not have to travel as much, due to hologram technology advancements and the ability to beam realistic projections! Besides, the topics we must tackle are changing, the tone of conversation is changing, and the means we use to present are also transforming forever. All of this is happening rapidly around the world, but nowhere faster than in China. Let’s learn together, grow together and become even more Future Ready.“