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In 1997, Marc Saltzman correctly predicted that the mp3 audio file format would revolutionize the recording industry, and he has continued to prove that he is at the forefront of electronic and technology knowledge.
Saltzman has reported on the high-tech industry since 1996 as a freelance journalist, author, lecturer, consultant, and radio and TV personality. His areas of expertise include consumer electronics, computers, Internet trends and interactive entertainment.
Along with his weekly syndicated columns with CNN.com and USAToday.com, Marc currently contributes to more than 50 publications, including AARP - The Magazine, The Costco Connection (U.S. and Canada), MSN, Yahoo!, Sympatico, Toronto Star, PostMedia (CanWest), Connected (Rogers Publishing), Telus Talks Business, IT Insider Online, Common Sense Media, Inc.com, Playboy, Movie Entertainment, Chill, Homefront, and others.
Saltzman writes a daily blog, which won the award for Best Canadian Sci-Tech Blog in 2008 and 2010. He contributes weekly to the popular USA Today blog, Game Hunters, awarded Best Consumer Technology Blog at the 2010 EPpys.
He has written 14 books with Pearson Education and McGraw-Hill on a variety of gaming topics and wrote 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.
Saltzman is one of the Game Critics Awards judges for the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), and is also a judge for the annual Spike TV Video Game Awards and the annual Codie Awards to recognize innovative software and online services.
Marc frequently appears on a variety of TV and radio programs, including CTV News, Canada AM, NBC's Today Show, CBS Early Show, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight and QVC's Saturday Q, CNN Radio and Martha Stewart Radio.
Marc Saltzman's Speaker Programs:
- 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).
- White collar slacking
Marc provides a fun, tongue-in-cheek look at all the ways you can make it look like you're working when and where you're not. It's his response to the 24/7 work culture of today, caused in part by email, BlackBerry, etc.