Susan RoAne

The Nation's Original and Undisputed Networking Expert

Susan RoAne gives multi-generational audiences the required tools, techniques and strategies they need to connect and communicate in today’s global business world. Her practical, informative and interactive presentations are known for what The San Francisco Chronicle calls her “dynamite sense of humor.

”Known as "The Mingling Maven®," Susan leads a double life as a bestselling author and a sought-after keynote speaker.  Because of her groundbreaking best-seller, How to Work a Room®, which celebrates its Silver Anniversary with a brand new edition recently published in print, audio and digitally as an e-book, Susan is considered the undisputed and original networking and conversation expert.  

Because people find walking into rooms full of people to be daunting, over a million copies of her classic book have been sold worldwide. She also wrote The Secrets of Savvy Networking, What Do I Say Next, How To Create Your Own Luck and Face To Face: How To Reclaim The Personal Touch in A Digital World.

Identified as thought leader on face to face communication by the Economist Intelligence Group, her ideas, tips and suggestions are featured in the media around the world - online, on air and in print.  Including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Stellar Magazine of Ireland, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, forbes.com, The BBC, Sydney Telegraph, The San Francisco Chronicle and Huffington Post.

Susan has appeared on CNN, NBC11, BBC, CNBC, CBC, NPR, The Today Show of Australia and radio and TV stations throughout the world. 

She received her Master’s Degree from San Francisco State University and her Bachelors from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. She is a FIGHTING ILLINI. A former public school teacher, Susan also guest lectures at major universities including Yale School of Public Health, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, University of Maryland, San Francisco State University, University of Chicago-Booth School, University of Texas Law School, University of Illinois MBA program, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and NYU. 

Susan’s diverse client list includes Authors@Google, Coca Cola Leadership, Kraft Foods, Office Depot, UnitedHealth Group, National Association of Television Producers & Executives, The US Air Force, Latham and Watkins LLC, Ernst and Young, Boeing, Bank of America, PA Consulting (UK), Oracle Users Groups, Hershey Foods and the NFL, among others.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Coaching, Coaching / Mentoring, Communication Skills, Communications, Marketing

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    California

  • Price:

    $10,000 - $15,000

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How to Work a Room - Motivational Keynote Speaker Susan RoAne

Susan RoAne gives multi-generational audiences the required tools, techniques and strategies they need to connect and communicate in today’s global business world. Her practical, informative and interactive presentations are known for what The San Francisco Chronicle calls her “dynamite sense of humor.

”Known as "The Mingling Maven®," Susan leads a double life as a bestselling author and a sought-after keynote speaker.  Because of her groundbreaking best-seller, How to Work a Room®, which celebrates its Silver Anniversary with a brand new edition recently published in print, audio and digitally as an e-book, Susan is considered the undisputed and original networking and conversation expert.  

Because people find walking into rooms full of people to be daunting, over a million copies of her classic book have been sold worldwide. She also wrote The Secrets of Savvy Networking, What Do I Say Next, How To Create Your Own Luck and Face To Face: How To Reclaim The Personal Touch in A Digital World.

Identified as thought leader on face to face communication by the Economist Intelligence Group, her ideas, tips and suggestions are featured in the media around the world - online, on air and in print.  Including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Stellar Magazine of Ireland, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, forbes.com, The BBC, Sydney Telegraph, The San Francisco Chronicle and Huffington Post.

Susan has appeared on CNN, NBC11, BBC, CNBC, CBC, NPR, The Today Show of Australia and radio and TV stations throughout the world. 

She received her Master’s Degree from San Francisco State University and her Bachelors from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. She is a FIGHTING ILLINI. A former public school teacher, Susan also guest lectures at major universities including Yale School of Public Health, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, University of Maryland, San Francisco State University, University of Chicago-Booth School, University of Texas Law School, University of Illinois MBA program, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and NYU. 

Susan’s diverse client list includes Authors@Google, Coca Cola Leadership, Kraft Foods, Office Depot, UnitedHealth Group, National Association of Television Producers & Executives, The US Air Force, Latham and Watkins LLC, Ernst and Young, Boeing, Bank of America, PA Consulting (UK), Oracle Users Groups, Hershey Foods and the NFL, among others.

To book communication speaker Susan RoAne call Executive Speakers Bureau at  800-754-9404.

How To Work A Room®

“A room full of strangers” is identified as our #1 fear. We often walk into rooms full of people we don’t know. And events are sources of potential professional and personal contacts. If we are uncomfortable when attending them, we miss opportunities. Based on the proven techniques from her timeless best-seller, this presentation guarantees that you will never miss an opportunity again.

FACE TO FACE: How To Reclaim The Personal Touch In A Digital World™

Susan RoAne’s energetic, practical and interactive presentation sets the tone for every group gathering when developing client relationships counts.

The Secrets Of Savvy Networking™

Based on her groundbreaking, and newly revised, international best-seller How to Work a Room®, this presentation sets the tone for increased interaction and communication. Your attendees will meet new clients, colleagues and contacts and reconnect with current ones.

What Do I Say Next?: Conversations That Count™

According to research at Harvard Stanford universities, the people who will succeed in this century will be the people who can talk with other people. The ability to converse with ease is a key component of leadership, as well as personal and professional success.

How To Create Your Own Luck: Turning Serendipity Into Success™

Have you ever heard someone’s story and thought that they have all the luck? The good news is that “luck” is available to each and every one of us. Based on the book, this program gives you the tools and techniques to turn random chance into runaway success.

STOP NETWORKING: Start Socializing

In the last 2 decades we have turned everything that has a reception into a netWORKing event. What used to be fun, congenial and amiable is now that exertion of energy known as work. It’s time to bring back the “Social” in Socializing.

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