Susan RoAne leads a double life as a bestselling author and a sought-after professional keynote speaker. Known as The Mingling Maven®, she gives her 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.”
She received her Master’s Degree from San Francisco State University and her Bachelor's from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, where she was recently honored at “Authors Come Home”. A former teacher, Susan also lectures at major universities such as Yale, Wharton, University of Chicago and NYU.
As a professional keynote speaker, some of the organizations that have hired Susan to bring her message to their people are: AT&T, Apple, Coca-Cola, Time Warner, Office Depot, Boeing, Citigroup, Ernst and Young, Oracle, Procter and Gamble, National Association of Television Producers and Executives, National Football League and, her personal favorite, Hershey's Chocolate.
Because of her groundbreaking best-seller, How to Work a Room®, Susan is considered the undisputed and original networking and communication expert. She has sold over a million books worldwide, and has launched an industry that she continues to create and shape in the 21st Century.