Editor and writer Garland Pollard enjoys speaking to conferences, Rotary, benevolent associations, schools, universities, business groups and historical societies. Topics include:
- New theories in tourism development
- Web strategies for promotion of tourism
- User content to promote products, brands and destinations
- Historic brand names and branding advice
- Launching the new statewide magazine Virginia Living
- The self-inflicted decline of downtown Richmond
- The state of historic preservation in Virginia and Florida
- Landmarks of modern architecture
- Legacy of Thomas T. Waterman, Colonial Revival architect
- Urban planning in Richmond, post World War II
He won’t drone on. While he has a large number of subjects in reserve, he is happy to create new remarks for your group, with or without images. He prefers to speak without Power Point, though topics of historic preservation, history and branding work better with pictures.
His subjects including historic preservation, land use, architecture, urban design and product branding, and he has a number of talks already prepared. Talks and themes available include:
In addition to keynote and single speaking engagements, Garland is a regular panelist for writing, tourism and public relations groups. Recent panelist engagements include the Orlando Chapter of HSMAI (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International), Washington Independent Writers, James River Writers Festival and College Communicators Association of Virginia.
Other engagements include:
- Virginia Press Women 2006 Spring Conference
- Leadership Metro Richmond, presentation on Overview of the Richmond Region: Richmond Culture
- Virginia Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus Tourism Summit and Annual Meeting, April 24-26 2006
- Torch Club of Richmond, 2006-2007 Season, presentation on the Future of Downtown Richmond
- World Affairs Council of Greater Richmond, Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, The Alliance for Quality Growth, Urban Land Institute seminar panel speaker on Richmond’s Future: Global Urban Competition and the Quality of Life, Dec. 7, 2006. Panelist and presenter on Future of Downtown Richmond.
- Keynote speaker for the North American Travel Journalist Association annual meeting in Santa Fe in 2006
- Annual meeting of the Virginia Chapter of the Colonial Dames.
Contact him about upcoming speaker dates at firstname.lastname@example.org