Social Media Speaking
Looking for ways to grow your team’s social media skills in an informal, interactive way?
As your social media speaker, I help audiences harness the collective insights of the community they are in. We share our experience with social media, and learn tips and tricks by crowdsourcing your insights and mine.
Hiring me in to speak means bringing in an infectious amount of energy to your organization. I am a believer in learning through laughter and have spent the last decade doing storytelling, stand-up comedy, improv, magic, teaching, and facilitating. My informative and fun presentations are a memorable way to learn how to leverage the power of social media.
"Your verbal skills and common sense smarts are rare. Simple but intelligent, and to the point."
-Joanna, audience member
"She has the ability to cheer up a room and give it fresh air like your breathing for the first time."
"Your presentation was dynamic and highly engaging. I was especially happy to see students taking advantage of interaction opportunities at every level. From the chat to vocal response to the LinkedIn review, you created a space where students were able to participate at their own level of comfortability. This is a great rare skill, and it is so valuable in the online learning format."
Kerry Armbruster, University of Chicago
Social Media Speaking Skills
Talks can be done virtually or in-person
She is a catalyst for conversation.
Shaily's interactive social media workshops encourage learning through laughter and participation.
Possible topics include: "Leveraging LinkedIn," or "Social Media Networking," or custom topics.
She's a Social Media Storyteller.
Shaily loves talking about examples of social media challenges, strategies, and successes.
Possible topics include: "Social Media for Sales," "Finding work on LinkedIn," or custom topics.
She's your go-to emcee!
Shaily loves to facilitate conversations by crafting great questions and connecting speakers' ideas.
Possible opportunities include: panels, interviews, roundtables, event host, and more.
Watch Shaily in Action
Check out some examples of past workshops and talks
"Leveraging LinkedIn for Business"
State Farm - 6/1/19
"Accountability with Your Social Media Sherpa"
"Bringing Your Vision to Life" at Community Connect - 7/23/19
"Fireside Chat with @BestFoodAlex - Instagram Influencer"
WeWork at Grant Park - 3/20/18
What Shaily's Clients Say
"Everybody loved the program. Your personality really came through. There was a great balance of humor.
I thought you were very easy to work with you. You followed up and offered a number of options. You did really well of asking exactly what I needed, what the expectations are, who's coming, how many people are coming, and stuff like that. You offer multiple options and digit pricing.You even offered to bring food from Chicago. You offered everything.
It was very positive from start to finish for me."
- Eric Love,
Director of Staff Diversity and Inclusion
University of Notre Dame
"The class and your teaching really gave me the confidence I needed to not only speak on social media at work more confidently but to be more curious and adventurous when it comes to social media at work and personally.
The passion and energy you brought to class each week was unmatched, and definitely a level I need to get on!
Definitely going to insert some energy and vibes into my LinkedIn profile.
I had a lot of fun and I learned a lot. Thank you again, Shaily!"
- Michelle Ricolcol
Student at The University of Chicago
Marketing Manager at Ravinia Festival
"Her sessions are high energy, fun, generate ideas about how you can build a social network, improve your online presence, and connect to industry.
I always say that while your resume may be amazing, the problem is the employer has not heard of you yet, Shaily teaches about how to close that last gap."
- Sidney Shapiro
Program Coordinator in Analytics and IT
"I think it was a great experience.
Shaily ironed out the expectations from the beginning.
She gave me everything I need in the description of the seminar and the bio she sent.
From there, a number of individuals signed up.
So there is an interest in leveraging LinkedIn and I thought [working with Shaily] was a smooth process."
- Maura Mitchell,Managing Director, Entrepreneurial Services
Women's Business Development Center
"I especially liked all the interactive activities and the shared Google doc activity that you used (I may be borrowing that technique if you don't mind ;).
I always enjoy the energy, enthusiasm, and expertise you bring to the classroom."
- Ryan Zieman,
Social Media Instructor
"We’re developing a “culture ambassador” program at work and I’m already applying some of what I learned in your class to coach our executives about how to best present themselves on LinkedIn."
- Frank Martin,
Student at The University of ChicagoCommunications Writer & Content Coordinator at J.M. Huber Corporation
Shaily Hakimian - Your Social Media Sherpa®
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