J. Kelly Hoey, Networking expert and author of Build Your Dream Network
Kelly Hoey is a networking expert, acclaimed business columnist, and angel investor who has been hailed as “1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship” (Forbes) and one of the “25 Smartest Women on Twitter” (Fast Company). A frequent speaker at leadership conferences, Hoey helps businesses and professionals leverage their formal and informal social networks.
Today, everyone is posting, liking, and friending at break-neck speed, but how these connections can be turned into opportunities for success is a question left largely unanswered. With chapters that borrow from design-thinking and easy-to-understand infographics and flowcharts, Hoey’s book, Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World, shows how small changes in anyone’s daily routine can lead to big opportunities. Build Your Dream Network examines the most effective ways to connect without committing to endless rounds of informational interviews and informal coffee meetings. Hoey looks at how IRL networking can be synchronized with digital outreach and how FOMO can be eliminated by keeping networking efforts focused.
After a successful career in corporate law, Hoey now manages a portfolio of angel investments and is the Chief Technology Ambassador for the YWCA of NYC’s Geek Girls Club. She is also a mentor on the millennial career platform Levo League.
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Relevant, engaging, and interactive, Ron Tite exceeds expectations each and every time he takes the stage. Named one of the “Top 10 Creative Canadians” by Marketing Magazine, he’s been an award-winning advertising writer and creative director for some of the world’s most respected brands, including Air France, Evian, Hershey, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Intel, Microsoft, and Volvo. Addressing a variety of topics surrounding branding, corporate strategy, creativity, content, and social media, Tite’s presentations are not only information-packed, they’re also infused with his unique humour–guaranteed to have you laughing while you learn.
Currently, Tite is Founder and CEO of Church & State, a content marketing agency based in Toronto. His work has been recognized by The London International Advertising Awards, The New York Festivals of Advertising, The Crystals, The Extras, The Canadian Marketing Association, and The Marketing Awards, to name just a few.
Tite is also executive producer and host of the Canadian Comedy Award-winning show Monkey Toast, and publisher of the award-winning and bestselling humour book, This is That Travel Guide to Canada, with CBC Radio’s hit show, This is That. He has written for a number of other television series, penned a children’s book, and wrote, performed, and produced the play, The Canadian Baby Bonus.
His newest book, Everyone’s An Artist (Or At Least They Should Be), was published by HarperCollins in 2016.