Susan Roane

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Susan RoAne leads a double life as a bestselling author and a sought-after professional keynote speaker. Known as The Mingling Maven®, she gives diverse audiences the required tools, techniques and strategies they need to connect and communicate in today's global business world.

Because of her groundbreaking best seller, How to Work a Room®, Susan RoAne is considered one of the most influential networking and business communication experts. She has sold over a million books worldwide, and helped launch an industry that she continues to recreate and shape today.

RoAne's audiences learn how to work a room and master the art of face-to-face communication in any setting. With her timeless tips, anyone can overcome shyness and learn to schmooze with confidence in business networking or social gatherings. As a professional keynote speaker, some of the organizations that have hired Susan are: AT&T, Apple, Coca-Cola, Time Warner, Office Depot, Boeing, Citigroup, Ernst and Young, United States Department of The Treasury, Oracle, Procter and Gamble, United States Air Force, National Football League and, her personal favorite, Hershey's Chocolate.

Speaking Topics

Give & Get Back: Building Bonds Building Business™
As a result of Susan RoAne's newest program, you will:

  • Identify your most important achievements and the skills they required
  • Develop an action plan to assist and benefit others
  • Replicate the top three traits of people who create their own luck
  • Make an impression that is positive and lasting

FACE TO FACE: How To Reclaim The Personal Touch in a Digital World™
This program provides tools and strategies so that each person will learn how to:

  • Combine offline interactions with online communication
  • Break the ice at meetings, conventions and social functions
  • Work a room with spirit, spunk and savvy
  • Build conversation that builds rapport, referrals and relationships
  • Connect with colleagues, clients and co-workers
  • Follow up with contacts using the personal touch

How to Work a Room®
Participants will learn practical techniques so that they will:

  • Maximize events in rooms full of strangers.
  • Approach people and "Break the ice."
  • Turn small talk into big business.
  • Enter group conversations.
  • Remember names.
  • Exit conversations gracefully

The Secrets of Savvy Networking™
Based on Susan RoAne's timeless book The Secrets of Savvy Networking, she offers her sure-fire methods for developing networking techniques and resources by showing how to:

  • Converse and connect with colleagues, clients and potential customers
  • Identify current network, the gaps and how to fill them
  • Collect, distribute (and maximize) the use of business cards
  • Acknowledge the leads, referrals and resources that you have received
  • Build a richly diverse network that is multi-age, multi-ethnic and multi-talented
  • Make an impression that is positive and lasting
  • Avoid the "don'ts" of networking

What Do I Say Next?: Schmooze or Lose™
This lively, participatory, practical program will teach people how to:

  • Approach strangers and break the ice
  • Start conversations with confidence
  • Establish common interests that build connection and rapport
  • Listen for conversation clues
  • Use the OAR method to build meaningful conversations
  • Become a "talk target"
  • Maintain interesting, appropriate, and memorable conversation
  • Extricate graciously

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