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Rochester Business Journal Best of the Web Awards 2011 – March 8 – Rochester, NY

March 8, 2011 | Rochester Business Journal | Rochester, NY – I am honored to be the keynote speaker at this year’s Best of the Web Awards sponsored by the Rochester Business Journal on the topic of “The Strategic Relationship Between Your Website and Social Media.” Every year the Rochester Business Journal recognizes Rochester’s best business Web sites at the Best of the Web awards breakfast. The awards are given for sites determined to be Rochester’s best by a panel of judges. All corporate and other business-related Web sites for organizations with headquarters in the nine-county Rochester region are eligible. …

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Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Keynote Speaker – March 2 – Westlake Village, CA

March 2, 2011 | Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association | Westlake Village, CA – I look forward to speaking to the Southern California Chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) on the topic “I’m on LinkedIn: Now What? -Using Social Media to Open Doors & Close Deals.” Event Details: Neal Schaffer, social media expert and award winning, best-selling author is recognized as a leader in helping businesses and professionals embrace and strategically leverage the potential of social media. This is not a canned PowerPoint presentation of what you “should” be doing on LinkedIn; it’s a live, intimate presentation delivered through a dining …

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Amherst College Career Center – February 17 – Amherst, MA

Feburary 17, 2011 | Amherst College Career Center | Amherst, MA – I’m proud to be back at my alma mater, Amherst College, for a discussion with current college students on the importance of social media and professional networking in their job search and personal branding. Social media is still not a discipline taught in most colleges, yet most college students are well-versed in social networking and the technology and are even active participants in the social media campaigns of many consumer brands.  From a career and professional branding perspective, however, understanding the potential dangers as well as opportunities that …

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Princeton Alumni Global NetNight – February 15 – Costa Mesa, CA

Feburary 15, 2011 | Princeton Alumni Global NetNight | Costa Mesa, CA – I’m honored to be invited by the Princeton Club of Orange County, California to speak on LinkedIn and social networking at their Global NetNight.  This event, which is being held simultaneously by Princeton University alumni groups around the world, features a Structured Networking session for in-person and online contact building.  Whether you are a job seeker or an employed business professional, if you want to understand and truly embrace the potential of the social web and social networking for your career growth, you won’t want to miss …

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Breakthrough Business Strategies Radio – January 17 – Internet Radio

Breakthrough Business Strategies Radio – January 17 – Internet Radio

January 17, 2011 | Breakthrough Business Strategies Radio | Internet Radio – I’m looking forward to being on Michele Price‘s Breakthrough Business Strategies Radio to discuss everything LinkedIn. The Breakthrough Business Strategies Radio is a popular weekly broadcast over the Internet that has featured famous business authors such as Tony Hsieh of Zappos, author of “Flip the Funnel” Joseph Jaffe, and author of “UnMarketing” Scott Stratten.  The broadcast gives listeners the chance to ask the experts questions in advance as well as tweet them out during the live broadcast. Michele herself is no newbie to social media and is a …

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USC Marshall Alumni Association of Orange County – January 17 – Irvine, CA

January 17, 2011 | USC Marshall Alumni Association of Orange County | Irvine, CA – I’ll be giving an encore performance of my speech on how professionals can utilize social media both for business as well as career management to the prestigious alumni association for the USC Marshall Business School here in Orange County, California.  This meeting will unfortunately not be open to the public and is only for those on the Board of Directors of this association.  In addition to the topics of social media for business and professional networking, I will also be looking at the topic of …

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Irvine Chamber of Commerce Micropreneur Webinar – January 20 – Webinar

January 20, 2011 | Irvine Chamber of Commerce | Webinar – Irvine, California is known for being one of the safest cities to live in, has a public school system that is renowned nationally, is host to the University of California, Irvine, and is also an excellent city for business which houses the headquarters of many internationally known companies.  Irvine also has an excellent Chamber of Commerce that, among other things, has a program specifically to foster “micropreneurs” providing FREE weekly webinars.   Though the webinars are structured to help out local entrepreneurs, the webinars are free to join for …

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Orange County PRSA – January 20 – Costa Mesa, CA

January 20, 2011 | Orange County Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) | Costa Mesa, CA – I’m proud to be sharing the stage at the Orange County PRSA monthly lunch with fellow #ConnectOC co-founder Ted Nguyen and Orange County social media strategist Rebecca Rose Markarian to discuss the past, present, and future of social media in an interactive panel discussion over lunch.  We hope to cover a wide range of social media-related topics and provide analysis and insight into what PR professionals need to understand about social media heading into 2011.  Come prepared with your questions and join in …

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CBS Radio – February 2 – Hollywood, CA

Feburary 2, 2011 | CBS Social Media | Hollywood, CA – I’ll be one of the speakers at this all-day event put on by CBS Radio on using social media to market and grow your business.  “Social: The New Media. Energize. Strategize. Monetize.” will look at Streamlining operations with social media Building growth strategies Building customer loyalty Going beyond Facebook & Twitter Measuring your results The event will feature a number of Los Angeles social media speakers as well as provide local food truck faves for lunch and a networking cocktail party. Please visit the CBS Social Media site for …

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Orange County Association of Health Underwriters – February 8 – Costa Mesa, CA

February 8, 2011 | Orange County Association of Health Underwriters University Day | Costa Mesa, CA – I’ll be one of the featured speakers at the annual University Day for the Orange County Association of Health Underwriters (OCAHU).  I’ll be speaking on how the insurance industry can be better utilize LinkedIn for sales and business development. The OCAHU University Day is Orange County’s most popular sales, learning, and networking event of the year for the insurance industry.  Attendees and exhibitors are the industries top insurance agents and industry professionals.  This day promises to be a best in class event filled …

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Online Marketing Summit 2011 – February 11 – San Diego, CA

Online Marketing Summit 2011 – February 11 – San Diego, CA

February 11, 2010 | Online Marketing Summit | San Diego, CA – I am excited to be presenting at the Social Media Club‘s first Social Media Masters training program for professionals which will be co-hosted at the Online Marketing Summit. If you are a Social Media Professional wanting to take your skills to the next level, or an online marketer expanding your capabilities, this program is your chance to go beyond a typical introductory course and get advanced training from true Masters.  Join us on Friday February 11, 2011 for this unique opportunity to develop your own mastery of Social …

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Annual Corporate Sales Conference – February 11 – San Diego, CA

February 11, 2011 | NYSE Listed Company | San Diego, CA – I will be presenting at multiple social media for sales and business development workshops at the annual sales conference for a $100+ billion annual revenue company that is listed on the NYSE.  While I cannot release the name of this company because of an NDA, you should know that I can provide your company my expertise of strategically using social media for business backed with a nearly 2 decade successful career in business to business (B2B) sales and business development as my background.  If you are looking to …

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Hartford Business Journal e-Marketing and Technology Summit – February 18 – Hartford, CT

Hartford Business Journal e-Marketing and Technology Summit – February 18 – Hartford, CT

February 18, 2011 | Hartford Business Journal e-Marketing and Technology Summit | Hartford, CT – I look forward to presenting at the e-Marketing & Technolgy Summit keynote, hosted by the prestigious Hartford Business Journal, on Social Media Strategy for Business.  Those consulting clients of mine, attendees from my previous social media speaking events, as well as blog readers know that I am all about educating and inspiring businesses and professionals on how to leverage social media strategically for a variety of objectives.  I will be presenting solely on the topic of Social Media Strategy for Business: Why social media represents …

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CEO Trust – January 11 – New York City

CEO Trust – January 11 – New York City

January 11, 2011 | CEO Trust, New York City – I am honored to be part of a panel to discuss Social Networking Media being sponsored by the CEO Trust, a remarkable membership organization for CEOs. EVENT SUMMARY Companies are always looking for the best avenues to communicate key messages to target customers, both existing and potential. The explosion of online social networking provides companies with dynamic new ways to directly communicate with customers. Understanding this new world of communications is critical for keeping up with changing sources of information, and reaching customers in the most cost-efficient and effective manner. …

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United States versus Japan : A Look at the Differences in Social Media Uptake

United States versus Japan : A Look at the Differences in Social Media Uptake

November 18, 2010 | United States – Japan Social Media Debate, Tokyo – I am honored to be the American representative on a panel, together with 2 Japanese thought leaders in social media, to discuss the differences in how social business has accelerated in uptake in the United States versus Nippon.  Since I speak fluent Japanese, this panel will be presented in Japanese and limited to 40 participants.

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Irvine Health Foundation Guest Speaker

November 3, 2010 | Irvine Health Foundation, Newport Beach, CA – I am looking forward to speaking to this prestigious non-profit foundation and their supporting non-profit organizations on the topic of “Social Media & Non-Profits: Objectives, Strategies & Tactics.”  Social media for non-profits is more than just setting up a Facebook Fan Page and a Twitter username.  It is about creating objectives and utilizing social media strategically to not only help raise public awareness but also to raise funds and find new donors.  Join me for a strategic look at how non-profits should be utilizing the full potential of social …

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2010 Southland Technology Conference Speaker

October 29-30, 2010 | 2010 Southland Technology Conference, Long Beach, CA – I will be speaking on “Totally Lost on LinkedIn? Drive New Business & Jumpstart Your Career Using Social Media” at the 11th anniversary of this prestigious event. LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site with more than 75 million members spanning more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Whether you’re looking to promote your business or pump up your job search, get insider information on: •   Proven techniques on utilizing LinkedIn for job seekers •   How to create a social media strategy for building your business •   How …

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Concordia University of Irvine Guest Lecturer

Concordia University of Irvine Guest Lecturer

October 28, 2010 | Concordia University, Irvine, CA – I will be a guest lecturer on social media for the students and faculty of Concordia University Irvine.  This will be primarily for a college class on marketing communications and business to business sales, but the event will be open for the entire university community. Most college marketing classes don’t fully address the topic of social media marketing, while most college students are well-versed in social networking and the technology and are even active participants in the social media campaigns of many consumer brands.  To help bridge this gap, I will …

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California Diversity Council Diversity and Inclusion Conference Panel Host

October 19-20, 2010 | Diversity and Inclusion Conference hosted by California Diversity Council and the University of Phoenix, Costa Mesa, CA – I will be the host of a panel that will feature multiple speakers and explore the topic of “Social Media and Diversity.” At Diversity and Inclusion: Challenges and Opportunities you will experience one and a half focused days of keynote presentations, breakout sessions and discussion panels devoted to diversity issues including scope and definition, trends, social, community, education, religious issues, and best practices in business including law, marketing, sports, entertainment, manufacturing, healthcare and other industries. Sessions will include …

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BlogWorld New Media Expo 2010

October 14-16, 2010 | BlogWorld New Media Expo 2010, Las Vegas, NV – Join me in Las Vegas for BlogWorld, the world’s largest social media conference!  If you plan on attending this show, please contact me so that we can plan a time to meet each other. Join us at the World’s Largest New Media event and learn about Content Creation, Distribution and Monetization strategies, step-by-step techniques and bleeding-edge tools from the most successful Bloggers, Podcasters, Social Media Pro’s, Internet TV and Radio Content Generators and New Media Marketing Pro’s! From the premier educational sessions at the Social Media Business …

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