Susan RoAne

Susan RoAne, aka The Mingling Maven®, is an international keynote speaker and presenter who teaches people how to connect and communicate. There are over 800,000 references to her on RoAne has been featured in many publications including The New York TImes, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Chicago Tribune, The New Zealand Herald, Newsweek, Entrepreneur, Men’s Health, Fast Company, Susan has also appeared on radio and television throughout the world, including NPR, CNN, CNNfn, CBC, CNBC, The BBC, Today Show of Australia and many more.

Susan RoAne leads a rich life as not only an in-demand speaker but also as a best-selling author. Her classic book, How To Work a Room, launched an industry she continues to shape. As a keynote speaker, Susan is known for her practical, informative and interactive presentations filled with her “ dynamite sense of humor.” With over two decades of professional experience, sharing her proven savvy socializing techniques for business growth, Susan RoAne delivers dynamic, practical and interactive presentations.

Susan RoAne teaches techniques on how to break the ice and initiate conversations; build communications and business relationships; start, maintain and end conversations…graciously!; and, incorporate follow-up and follow-through techniques that ensure success. In this era of digital communications, Susan RoAne provides the tools and techniques for savvy socializing and face to face interactions. Your audience will laugh, take notes and get up on their feet because Susan RoAne gets them all talking to each other, and that’s what sets the tone for a successful meeting.


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.

E-mail, texting, BlackBerry, MySpace: more and more, technology dominates our communication. We are often tuning out those around us — to the point of e-mailing the person at the next desk or surreptitiously checking our BlackBerrys during a meeting.

Susan shows that face to face encounters are still paramount to both career and personal success. For those attached to their gadgets, gizmos, and Google, she explains how technology should enhance, not envelop their lives. Whether it’s handling office politics, turning small talk into BIG TALK, finding a mentor, or conducting successful business deals over meals, Susan offers tips to interact and connect with comfort and confidence in shared social space.

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.

The Secrets of Savvy Networking™
In today’s market, the key to success, if not survival, is building a base of business referrals. It requires a foundation of stellar networking skills that create long-lasting business relationships.

Super-Natural SELLING
With competition in the marketplace being keen, the ability to build referrals (and therefore, revenue) is the lifeblood of a sale and the foundation of a successful business or sales career.

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.

Give & Get Back: Building Bonds Building Business™
Relationships are built on reciprocity. Those who are generous with advice, information, recommendations and leads find that giving is the linchpin of loyalty.


Full Biography

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. Her practical, informative, and interactive presentations are known for what The San Francisco Chronicle calls her “dynamite sense of humor.”

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.

Because of her groundbreaking best-seller, How to Work a Room®, SusanRoAne is considered one of the most influential networking and business communication experts. Susan is also an accomplished mistress of ceremonies for fundraisers, auctions, awards banquets and several weddings. She has sold over a million books worldwide, and helped launch an industry that she continues to recreate and shape today.

Susan RoAne received her Master’s Degree from San Francisco State University and her Bachelor’s from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, where she was honored at “Authors Come Home”. (She still considers herself a Fighting Ilini!) A former teacher, Susan is also a sought-after college keynote speaker at major universities such as Yale, Wharton, University of Chicago and NYU.

A resident of the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, Susan is a member of The National Speakers Association, The Authors Guild, the MS society, a Supporter of The Mill Valley Film Festival, as well as a Friend of the San Francisco Ballet