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Marc Saltzman

Expert Turning Geek Speak to Street Speak

Marc Saltzman has reported on the high-tech industry since 1996 as a freelance journalist, author, lecturer, consultant, and radio and TV personality. His specialities lie in consumer electronics, computers, Internet trends, video games and DVD/Blu-ray reviews.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Hot tech trends & the future of technology
Marc discusses the latest gadgets, social media, video games, the Internet, etc. Gadgets can include products and services related to televisions, home theatres, computers and accessories, digital photography, smartphones, GPS, mobile media players, e-book readers, and so on.

Getting the dream job – living the life you love
By sharing his own unique story, Marc enjoys speaking to the youth of today about finding their passions, how to succeed in business right out of school and how doing something you truly love to do is the way to prosper. His encouraging story is a true testiment of these insights in his current position as a freelance journalist, author and broadcast specialist. Quite familiar with the multi-billion dollar interactive entertainment industry, Marc is also well-versed on developing game patents, protecting your invention, and working as a developer.

Internet safety tips for kids and parents
Whether the audience is made up of kids or parents, Marc can speak about how to best protect kids in cyberspace. Parents can often feel helpless because the kids know more than mom and dad in some situations. For kids, Saltzman addresses items like “Texting Do’s and Dont’s” and “10 Tips to Safe Facebooking.”  For parents, he advises child-proofing Internet tips and tricks (in plain English).

Getting the dream job
As someone who reviews video games and gadgets for a living, and makes a great living at it,  Marc enjoys talking to kids (or kids at heart) about following your passion and doing something you love as an occupation.

  • Marc Saltzman is Canada's top consumer technology journalist, and within the top three on the continent in my opinion. Marc has participated in my workshops, at both the graduate student level as well as at high-end public relations industry conference. In all circumstances, he has proved knowledgeable, engaging, interesting, and handles difficult Q&A's with aplomb.

    - Mark LaVigne, APR
  • The highlight of our conference this year... He is well spoken and had our attendees riveted in their seats. I look forward to booking Marc for future presentations.

    - Founder & Co-Chair of the Landscape Designer Conference
  • Marc's ability to speak about complex technology (and technological issues) in plain and engaging terms made his recent visit to our school a valuable and informative one for 10-year old students and 50-year old teachers, alike.

    - Principal, Leo Baeck Day School
  • Marc was a pleasure to work with, and was eager to give us a customized presentation. He did a great job for us.

    - Google

Summary Profile

Marc Saltzman has reported on the high-tech industry since 1996 as a freelance journalist, author, lecturer, consultant, and radio and TV personality. His specialties lie in consumer electronics, computers, Internet trends, small-to-midsized business technology and interactive entertainment.

Marc currently contributes to more than 50 prominent media publications in addition to his syndicated column with Gannett, the USA’s largest newspaper group.

He was one of the first journalists in the world to break open the MP3 phenomenon in late 1997 on CNN.com. He correctly predicted this controversial audio file format would revolutionize the recording industry.

In June 2006, Marc Saltzman was invited to join celebrities such as Donald Trump, Al Gore and Stephen Hawking to answer a question for the “Ask The Planet” promotion sponsored by Yahoo! Answers. Marc was tapped as a leading consumer technology expert.

He has published over 15 books with Pearson Education and McGraw-Hill/Osborne. Marc has also written video game manuals for Quake II and Sin, writing fiction for the games, as well as contributing names for many of the weapons and creatures.

Marc writes and hosts “Gear Guide,” a technology-focused video that runs nationally across Canada at Cineplex Entertainment movie theaters, IMAX theatres and various sister chains. Running about five minutes before the feature film begins, this 1-minute clip airs daily on more than 1,650 theater screens, 6 times a day per screen, resulting in approximately 6.5 to 7 million “captive” impressions per month.

In May of 2001, Marc became a frequent technology expert at CNN, the Cable News Network. Over the years, Marc has discussed a wide variety of tech trends, news and reviews live on-camera.

Marc is also a frequent guest on CTV’s Canada AM morning show and CP24 in Canada.

Marc has also made appearances on NBC’s “Today Show,” “CBS Early Show,” “Access Hollywood,” “Entertainment Tonight” and QVC’s Saturday Q.”

Marc also writes and hosts two “Tech Talk” radio shows. “Tech Talk with Marc Saltzman,” is a nationally syndicated radio vignette (60-second interstitial) that airs daily Monday to Friday, on 30+ AM and FM radio stations across Canada, the U.S., the U.S. Armed Forces Network and on XM Satellite Radio’s NHL Centre Ice channel (roughly 2 million listeners daily). Marc also hosts a 1-hour “Tech Talk” radio show on CJAD in Montreal (Astral).

With nearly 30 speaking engagements in 2013 alone, Marc Saltzman is one of the busier technology experts on the circuit.

Speaking across North America on a wide variety of topics, Marc Saltzman enjoys talking to groups big or small, consumer- or business-oriented, and ranging from kids to seniors.

Finally, Marc sits on the board of Kids, Cops and Computers (kidscopscomputers.org), a Toronto-based charity that provides Internet-connected computers and accessories to students in financially-challenged neighborhoods – along with an “e-buddy” (police officer) to correspond with.