Laura Berg is the president and founder of My Smart Hands Inc., one of North America’s leading Baby Signing companies. Her YouTube channel is one of Canada’s top ranked channels with over 27 million views. Because of her ranking, she was invited to join Maker Studio, North America’s largest YouTube network (now Disney owned).
Laura started her business out of her home and has seen it blossom into an international company with over 200 instructors worldwide. Utilizing social media, specifically YouTube, she grew her brand internationally, becoming a recognized expert in the field of baby signing. In 2011, Laura secured a book deal with Avery Books, a division of Penguin Group (USA).
Recently Yahoo Shine and Babble recognized Laura as one of the top 10 Mom Entrepreneurs who have “made it big”, putting her in the company of J.K Rowling and Paula Dean.
Laura has won many awards and been recognized in the media all over the world. She appeared on Canada’s Dragons’ Den television show (equivalent to Shark Tank in the US) where she secured a business deal from two of the investors. Laura was also named a top 10 Chatelaine Entrepreneur of the Year and a finalist in the TBOT Business of the Year award. She has appeared on the front page of the Toronto Star, been showcased in the Globe & Mail’s Report on Business Magazine, MacLean’s Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine and many more.
Laura’s extensive background in entrepreneurship, business and branding has lead her to become an international speaker sharing her experiences and teaching others the ins and outs of business and branding. Laura is an engaging and entertaining speaker who involves her audience in her presentations. When she speaks conference attendees leave energized, empowered and more than ready to apply the knowledge they have gained.
I had the pleasure of sharing a panel with Laura at a conference on viral video. I was struck by how well she related to people and more importantly, how the audience was captivated by her. Shortly after that, I booked her for my State Of Now Conference in NYC. As I suspected, Laura’s energy and unique story charmed the audience. I would highly recommend Laura as a speaker-she is a charismatic and knowledgeable individual who will inspire and motivate your delegates.
Producer of #140Conf
Laura is an engaging and energetic speaker that the audience is always entertained by. The first time I saw Laura speak I was amazed at the humor she injects into her talks. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the topics she presents and is able to take questions with ease. I have had Laura speak at more than one of my events and have always had glowing feedback on her sessions. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her for any speaking engagement!
Laura Berg is an inspiration to entrepreneurs with great strategies for promoting your services through multimedia marketing…. always approachable and fun, Laura is a great addition to any conference or business event where savvy business advice is required!
Leigh Mitchell, Founder and President, Her Community Inc.
Women in Biz Network.com
Laura Berg spoke at our Second Annual ‘Innovative Women’ Spring Brunch in March 2011. Laura is an amazing, dynamic and interesting speaker. She is very humorous and keeps the audience engaged throughout her delivery. The feedback from our 150 guests on Laura was absolutely outstanding! She was definitely one of the crowd favorites that spoke throughout the day. Her honesty about her business was inspiring and so beneficial to our entrepreneurial audience. We look forward to working with Laura again soon!
WECAN – Women Entrepreneurs Connecting and Networking
1. YouTube – social media, marketing & small business. Laura was one of the first businesses to use YouTube as a marketing tool way back when YouTube was only a year old. Her YouTube channel now has over 27 Million views. Those views helped secure a major US book deal with Penguin books. Laura’s channel is now managed by Maker Studio, a Disney owned company. She was also recently certified by Google as a YouTube audience development specialist where she took an in-office training course with them. Laura grew her company from a one-woman show into an internationally successful brand thanks to YouTube. In this talk she caters it to the clients’ needs – social media, marketing or growing a business. She speaks in general terms as a Keynote or in-depth as a training/round table session.
2. Entrepreneurship – Laura’s background is in education. She was a teacher before starting her business. Laura has zero business background yet she was able to grow a hugely successful company on her own. Laura has motivational stories and points she shares with the audience. She often has them laughing and feeling motivated after this talk. This talk is good for any entrepreneurship/business conferences, women’s conferences and University/College events.
3. Inspirational – Growing up Laura faced depression and had a huge chip on her shoulder going through High School. She came from a poor, single family home with many odds against her. At one very pivotal point in her life Laura decided to look at life differently. She decided to be the author of her own destiny and not a passive reader. She wasn’t going to be a victim of her circumstance (mental health or social status). Laura was going to be more, do better and become successful. She had to fight her way though many hardships. We all have a story to tell, we all have struggles in our lives. Attitude and the way a person approaches life can make a huge difference. This talk is hugely inspiring and motivating. Perfect for High School, College and University events, women’s health and mental health conferences in general.