Crystal Washington works with organizations that want to leverage technology to increase profits and productivity. Technology includes social media, apps, smartphones, and the web. Hired by companies including Google, Microsoft, and GE, companies in North America, Africa and Europe book Crystal Washington when they want their teams to take action online!
Infusing humor, Crystal is known for her ability to take complex technology topics and make them easy to understand and accessible for everyday professionals and small business owners, across generations. Whether talking about her crazy technology missteps or how to combine online with offline customer interactions to build relationships, audiences relate to her practical, non-tech jargon approach to using tech to make us all more efficient, effective, and connected. At the end of each program, attendees walk away with items they can immediately implement.
Crystal has appeared in numerous publications including Entrepreneur, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Forbes and is regularly called on by major television networks as a tech expert. Crystal is the author of the books One Tech Action and The Social Media Why.
Prior to becoming a professional speaker, Crystal owned a successful social media consulting firm. Before that, she worked in revenue management and corporate sales where she managed several fortune 500 accounts and repeatedly broke company sales records in her early 20s. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and is a Certified Speaking Professional. Crystal is also a Certified Futurist who is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists and the World Future Society.
Outside of speaking, Crystal considers herself to be a fun-loving nerd and travel fanatic. You might find her reading a book, enjoying a West African dance class, or cuddling up with an alligator in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest.
Crystal resides in Houston, TX with her husband CJ and their plant named Dog.