“The information he presented was useful, actionable and timely.”
Juliette Mayers, Executive Director, Blue Cross & Blue Shield

speaking_hciDan has seven years of speaking experience with audiences ranging from 20 to over 1,000. He’s spoken at some of the world’s most prestigious companies including Google, IBM, Time Warner, CitiGroup, Oracle, NBC Universal, McGraw-Hill and Siemens, as well as some of the most notable schools, including Harvard Business School, Stanford, Cornell and MIT. He’s also spoken at some of the largest conferences in the personal development field, including the SHRM Annual Conference, the ASTD International Conference, the HCI Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference and more. His keynotes focus on helping companies learn how to recruit, manage and sell to Generation Y, as well as career advice for students and young professionals and personal branding.

Dan’s presentations are content driven, thought provoking and focus on business results. He will customize each presentation to match the audience.

Booking Dan

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American Program Bureau, Inc.
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For information on fees and availability, contact Joshua White at 617.614.1648 or jwhite@apbspeakers.com.

To learn more about Dan’s speaking topics and view additional resources, visit Dan Schawbel’s speaker profile.


“I hired Dan to present to 440 college graduate Oracle new hires and he most definitely delivered! He’s a wealth of knowledge. I highly recommend Dan and look forward to working with him again.”

– Jill Rowley, Social Selling Evangelism & Enablement, Oracle

“It is clear from the questions and comments you received that your presentation was thought-provoking and struck a nerve with the participants. This is exactly what I was hoping to achieve!”

– Natalie Scannell, Senior Manager, Siemens

“Dan is a skilled professional and imparts knowledge to his audience in a concise and enthusiastic manner. He is clearly an expert in multiple areas including social media and technology. I highly recommend him for both individual and organizational consulting.”

– Terri Austin, Chief Diversity Officer, The McGraw Hill Companies

“Dan’s in-depth knowledge of how to leverage social media for personal branding was so provocative that the room was buzzing after the session. While clearly an expert in the latest high tech trends in personal branding, Dan’s message was also one of finding your passion and unique edge and then leveraging it through creativity and communication in ways that captivated everyone’s attention.”

– Kerri St. Jean, Vice President, Human Resources, Comcast

“I can’t thank you enough for the excellent presentation last night. As I mentioned, the students and the staff were totally engrossed. I’ve worked in this field for more than 14 years and you are one of a very few exceptional speakers that I’ve invited to campus.”

– Nicole M. Anderson, Assistant Director of Career Services, Tufts University

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Speaking topics

Building the Workforce of Tomorrow: How to Recruit, Retain and Grow Your Gen Y Talent

Audience: HR leaders / Managers

This presentation will contain advice, research, case studies and examples that will illustrate how employers can both attract and manage Gen-Y workers so they can rise up to leadership positions instead of leaving for other opportunities. Companies are having a lot of trouble recruiting and retaining younger employees, yet they will represent 75 percent of the entire workforce by 2025. Based on our research, we found that the average Gen-Y worker leaves in just over two years. It’s imperative that companies’ keep their younger employee’s engaged and motivated to do work by create more opportunities for them. Case studies include Sodexo, Ernst & Young, Intel, DreamWorks, and more.

  • You will learn how to more effectively and efficiently manage your workforce.
  • You will hear new strategies and techniques that will help you better attract and retain millennials.
  • You will save recruiting and training costs by getting the most out of the talent you already have.

Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success

Audience: Gen-Y Employees

This presentation will reveal the secrets behind what it takes to be successful in the workplace in 2013 and beyond. Based on new research, case studies, interviews and advice, you will learn what managers are looking for when promoting. Workplace expectations are changing and the requirements for management roles aren’t what you think. You need a modern approach to get ahead at work or you’ll end up stuck in your position and eventually quit. This presentation will give you the confidence and tools you need in order to rise to the top faster.

  • Learn how to build a strong network by reverse mentoring.
  • How to work with employees at all levels in every generation.
  • How to become a leader and excel in a team.
  • How to take an entrepreneurial approach to work and get your company to invest in your ideas.
  • How to turn your passion into a new position and make more money.

The Multi-generational Workplace: How Everyone Can Work Together Successfully

Audience: All Employees

The workplace has become increasingly diverse and complex, as employees have to manage generational differences between four groups: Gen Z, Gen Y, Gen X and baby boomers. Each generation was born in a different time period, has diverse workplace preferences, and needs to be managed in a different way. As a millennial who has studied all generations, Dan Schawbel understands what motivates them, the most effective management practices and strategies that have worked for some of the world’s best companies.

  • A guide to managing all four generations in today’s workplace.
  • Strategies for working with each generation.
  • Case studies and examples of how each generation can be managed.
  • How to handle conflicts between generations.

Selling to Millennial Consumers

Audience: Marketing / Sales

Millennials, defined as people born between 1982 and 1993, are the largest, most educated and most influential demographic in American history. As consumers, they have different purchasing patterns than previous generations, are constantly connected to the world and want customized brand experiences. By 2015, their annual spending is expected to be $2.45 trillion and by 2018, they will eclipse baby boomers in spending power at $3.39 trillion.

During this insightful presentation, you will discover millennials’ unique traits, how to engage them, what motivates them and how to strengthen brand loyalty among this market.  You will walk away with cutting edge advice, new research and trends and case studies that will help you better sell to them.

  • Learn what makes millennials unique relative to previous generations.
  • Discover ways to engage millennials online and turn them into brand advocates.
  • Understand how to create strong brand experiences and the best ways to sell to them.
  • Uncover key methods for keeping your brand relevant to this audience.

Generation Z: Understanding The Next Generation of Worker and Consumer

Audience: Executives / HR Leaders

Having grown up post 9/11, in the wake of the great recession and always connected online, Gen Z is an emerging group that companies need to figure out. Gen Z represents 23 million Americans  born between 1994 and 2010. They have a combined buying power of $43 billion and influence an additional $600 billion of family spending. In another year, they will start to seize entry-level positions at companies worldwide and have different behaviors, needs and work styles than older generations. While Gen Y is more optimistic, Gen Z is realistic and has a strong sense of career management, philanthropy and entrepreneurship over their elders. They are self-sufficient, tech savvy and will pose new threats and opportunities to older workers and marketers as they grow older. Dan Schawbel has invested the past year in learning about Gen Z across the world like no other consultant has and will help you understand the implications of this generation from a workplace and consumer perspective.

  • Figure out how they are different than Gen Y’s, Gen X’s and boomers and how to best connect with them.
  • Learn about their workplace preferences, values and career goals.
  • Hear different case studies of companies that are already successfully connecting to Gen Z.
  • Find out how to best sell to Gen Z and what changes you need to make in your organization to best serve them.

Personal Branding for Organizational Success

Audience: All Employees

Your employees will learn how to achieve personal and organization success by developing a personal brand.  Employees will gain insight into what personal branding is, how it applies to their job, key technologies and resources they can start using today, the best ways to communicate in the workplace using technology, and the social network tools that will propel them forward.  There will be new research, examples, and exercises to further explain why developing a personal brand is necessary for career and business success. The core of the presentation is a four step branding process that employees can use to discover, create, communicate and maintain their brand throughout their career.

  • Learn the skills you need to succeed at work: hard skills, soft skills and social media skills.
  • Hear about the latest social networking tools that will shape the future of business.
  • Listen to valuable networking techniques that will help you be more productive  and build a strong rolodex that you can tap into.
  • Become an expert in managing your digital reputation.
  • Learn five different ways to bring more value to your company using social networks.

The Future of Work: Top Trends Reshaping Business and How to Prepare For Them

Audience: Executives / HR Leaders

With the increased adoption of new technologies, globalization, automation and a weak economy, the modern workplace is in a state of flux. As a result, today’s company’s are facing major challenges that will affect how they do business and compete for the best talent. In this presentation, you will hear the top workplace trends that will change the way you view your corporation, help you better prepare for the future and improve your talent management strategy. You will learn what each trend means for your business, case studies from companies who are already implementing programs to take advantage of these changes and tips on how your organization can be at the forefront of this new movement.

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Speaking & Appearances

  • SHRM Annual Conference
  • ASTD International Conference
  • NACE Conference & Expo
  • HCI Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference
  • Conference Board Talent Management Strategies Conference