Keynote Speaker: Susan RoAne

At the March 22nd Connect•Work•Thrive Conference
Susan will deliver the Keynote Address
How to Work a Room – Face to Face in a Digital World

Susan RoAne II

Founder, The RoAne Group
Bestselling Author
How To Work A Room®
• FACE TO FACE : How to Reclaim the Personal Touch in a Digital World
• What Do I Say Next?
• The Secrets of Savvy Networking
• How to Create Your Own Luck
• RoAne’s Rules: How to Make the RIGHT Impression


Susan RoAne, known as “The Mingling Maven®,” leads a double life as a bestselling author and a sought-after keynote speaker. She gives 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.”


Because of her groundbreaking best-seller How to Work a Room®, Susan is considered the undisputed and original networking and conversation expert. Over a million copies of her classic book have been sold worldwide.


Identified as a thought leader on face-to-face communication by the Economist Intelligence Group, her ideas, tips and suggestions are featured in the media around the world – online, on air and in print.  Including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN, Stellar Magazine of Ireland, Fast Company, Entrepreneur,, The BBC, Sydney Telegraph and The San Francisco Chronicle.


Susan received her Master’s Degree from San Francisco State University and her Bachelors from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. A former public school teacher, Susan also guest lectures at major universities including Yale School of Public Health, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, University of Chicago-Booth School, University of Texas Law School, and at NYU.


Susan’s clients include Coca Cola Leadership, Kraft Foods, Office Depot, United Health Group, National Association of Television Producers & Executives, The US Air Force, Latham and Watkins, LLC, Ernst and Young, Boeing, Bank of America, PA Consulting (UK), Oracle Users Groups, and Hershey Foods.


Susan has appeared on CNN, NBC11, BBC, CBC, NPR, The Today Show of Australia, and radio and TV stations throughout the world. She has been quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Fast Company, Brides Magazine,,, and the Sydney Telegraph.