Being a public speaker—and a professional speaker at that—seemed to have been farthest from the career and personal path of Ramon Thomas, yet with some introspective discernment and a natural passion for helping people, he has indeed become one of the most influential and impactful motivational speakers and life coaches today. Based in South Africa and specializing in social media and the Internet, public speaker and professional speaker Ramon Thomas provides valuable insight and guidance for individuals and corporations on how to navigate the often times treacherous waters of technology-based communications.
As a professional speaker on social media and a motivational public speaker, Ramon Thomas mostly draws on his considerable career experience as an information technology or IT professional from 1997 to 2003. During this time, he honed his technological skills in systems security, working for a lot of Internet service provider companies and financial institutions as well, including a stint at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi.
He also developed the personality and psychological tools in dealing with the stresses and personal obstacles of working in a corporate job, leading to his credentials as an effective speaker. With the coming of age of the Internet and social networking in the 21st century, Ramon Thomas seemed to have achieved the perfect venue to bring together his experiences in all aspects of his professional and personal life, to become a professional speaker and public speaker on these topics.
Apart from being a public speaker, Ramon Thomas provides consultancy work, training and executive coaching. More intensive and customized guidance is suitable for individuals who wish to achieve success in their professional career, as well as in their personal life mostly relating to and utilizing social networking tools.
As a professional speaker on Internet technology and social media, Ramon Thomas leveraged his experience in hosting, creating and managing websites for businesses, which made him adept in content management systems, blogging platforms, and search engine optimization or SEO. He has also shared his learnings not just being a public speaker but by writing e-books such as “Parent’s Guide to MXit” and “LinkedIn Lessons.” These publications provide help on how to harness and positively maximize today’s social networking media for personal and professional advantage.
Ramon Thomas as a motivational or public speaker reaches out to millions of people not just face-to-face in a venue, but in other traditional media avenues as well. He has been featured in over 200 television, radio and print interviews, as well as in blogs and podcasts. As a professional speaker, he has also guested on renowned television shows such as CNBC Africa, 3Talk, 702, Cape Talk, SAFM, RSG and Business Day.
No other public speaker may be able to provide integrated insight into problems that are dealt with by individuals in both cyberspace and real life. “My unique ability is to help people understand the big picture and how things fit together in the world of social media and the Internet,” sums up public speaker and professional speaker Ramon Thomas himself on his own LinkedIn profile.