Global Speaker Melissa Washington

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Melissa brings her passion for helping others to help people get on track in their business & careers. A dynamic speaker who delivers her favorite keynote- “I’m on LinkedIn, Now What?” that engages, educates and inspires audiences.

The Melissa Washington difference

LinkedIn is my niche. LinkedIn has been a cornerstone of my business, since I joined  in 2004, only a year after they launched. As a matter of fact, I was the 1,000,408th user and last time I checked, LinkedIn had over 345 million users. As an early adopter, I definitely saw the potential of LinkedIn.

Melissa Washington speaking at the Richard Nelson Bolles – What Color is your Parachute? event

Melissa speaking at the Richard Nelson Bolles – What Color is your Parachute? event

When I joined LinkedIn, I was a branch manager at a staffing company where we used the platform for sales and for recruiting. LinkedIn became mission-critical. After being downsized in 2009, I started utilizing LinkedIn very heavily as a job seeker by tapping into my online professional network as well as continuously building my network to look for employment.

Ways I have successfully used LinkedIn

  • Sales-  Finding the key decision maker at company and leveraging my network in order to not have to make a cold call
  • Small Business Owner- Ability to network with other small businesses
  • Recruiter- Find talent to fill hard to fill positions
  • Non-Profit- Finding potential board member, fundraising efforts
  • Event Planner- Finding out from colleagues ideal venue locations
  • Job Seeker- Using LinkedIn “jobs” and groups
  • Speaker- Promote Events

Using LinkedIn in all different aspects, helps make me a more valuable resource for your conference attendees. Talking and being on LinkedIn all the time there is opportunity for always learning and sharing new information with others. Let me be the ideal speaker for your program!

Why Melissa?

Filling seats is a priority. As an event planner myself, I understand, and will promote your event online using my corporate experience and network. Working with a dynamic speaker who engages and creates melissa washington presentingat Hispanic Chamberaudience interaction, will help you look good and increase event attendance.

My workshops are engaging for all participants as I encourage full participation by getting to know each other through sharing attendee perspectives.

Believe me, nobody is just sitting there listening. They’re all interacting!

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Recent Presentations

  • Women in Lodging are you LinkedIn?

    Presentation from California Hotel & Lodging Association- Women In Lodging Networking Event Click Here

  • Swords to Plowshares- LinkedIn 101

    Presentation given at Swords to Plowshares Veteran Event Click Here

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