Bas van den Beld

Founder - State of Digital

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Bas van den Beld is an award winning consultant, trainer and speaker and the founder of State of Digital, one of Europe’s biggest online learning platforms. Bas is also the founder of Speak with Persuasion, a platform that helps marketers be better public speakers. He is a highly sought after marketing and SEO professional speaker, consultant and trainer.

As a speaker and publicist Bas has won several awards. He speaks all over the world, from Iceland to New York, London, Kiev, Turkey and Iran. Bas consults with several type of companies on implementation of strategic Internet Marketing and provides training in Search Engine Marketing, Social Media and Social Marketing and Influence Marketing related topics. Bas also consults for agencies and brands like KLM and Zilveren Kruis, helping them determine the right online business strategy and connecting them to the right influential people.

Through Speak with Persuasion, Bas helps marketers improve their public speaking skills.


The networking itself was really good, talking to people outside of the rooms can give you even more information than inside of the rooms.







Speaker Interview

Who are you?

I’m Bas van den Beld, I’m founder of State of Digital and I do a lot of consulting on digital marketing and strategy.  

What were you talking about?

I’m going to talk about audience understanding and how to get close to your customer by understanding what their actual needs are and then getting your message across in the right way.

What have been some of your favourite sessions that you’ve been to here, and some of your favourite speakers?

You’ve got different types of speakers, that’s the good thing about UnGagged. For example, Duane is an amazing speaker, you just enjoy listening to him no matter what he says, he says good stuff, but it’s also just fun to watch. I also watched Robert Alder, and he had a fantastic session which was extremely tactical, on hacks and stuff which was amazing. I really enjoy the diversity of the talks.

What have been your favourite moments at UnGagged?

There have been a couple of moments. I think it’s fun to listen to the panels, and be a part of the panels. The networking itself was really good, talking to people outside of the rooms can give you even more information than inside of the rooms. So, I really enjoyed that most.

If you could give one thing that sums up UnGagged for you, what would it be?

That’s a really good question. I think the one thing that sums up UnGagged for me, is probably high quality, combined, strategical and tactical.


Why UnGagged loves them:

One of the world’s most influential digital marketers, Bas van den Beld holds the title of EU Search Personality of the Year 2015. He is in constant demand to share his amazing insights globally and we cannot wait to see what enlightened wisdom he will impart during his lively info-packed sessions.

Bas returns to London to teach UnGagged attendees how to be more persuasive marketers and better public speakers.