Speaker Reviews

WORDS THAT MAKE ME BLUSH:

October 2013
Kelli RichardsSandy is a powerful connector and a strong speaker. She has command of her topic (networking), and is engaging, informative, and to the point but in a warm and friendly fashion with great stories and case studies.  Authenticity and integrity are her touch stones, and she encourages others to be themselves and relax about networking. Sandy’s a real breath of fresh air!
Kelli Richards
CEO, The All Access Group LLC

Debbi Collins Babb
Sandy was the featured speaker at a consulting group I belong to and spoke on the topic “12 Rules of Networking: Making Connections Matter.” I was very excited to hear her speak and she didn’t disappoint. Sandy has a beautiful relaxed style that makes you feel as if you are curled up with a warm cup of coffee sitting next to the fire while she shares her personal insights. Too often speakers wax poetic on their opinions of how things should be but never give you anything of real substance. Not so with Sandy: the information she shared was specific, relevant, useful, and actionable. Sandy is clearly the go-to person if you want to improve your skills and effectiveness at networking. I highly recommend her as a speaker.
Debbi Collins Babb
Reach Your Peak Coaching

December 2012
CSIX Founder, HamidSandy Jones-Kaminski was a guest speaker at one of last year’s CSIX CONNECT’s meetings. Her presentation was well received, so we felt it was important to ask her come back again this year for another workshop to our new members. Despite her busy schedule and the long commute, she accepted our offer to be CSIX’s guest speaker on November 29th, 2012. As we had anticipated, her workshop of “12 Rules of Effective Networking” attracted a large audience and most everyone walked away from the meeting very pleased with what they had learned from the workshop. Her presentation style along with the content and relevance to our members, made her talk a very engaging and beneficial to the audience. I highly recommend Sandy Jones-Kaminski as an effective presenter and hope to have her as our guest speaker again in the near future.
Hamid Saadat
CSIX CONNECT

June 2012
Nov Omana - HR solutions expertAs advisor to a large membership association Board of Directors, I recommended Sandy to provide a networking tutorial to our members. Her very personable approach and highly informative content gave our members a practical approach to networking at our most recent conference. The comments from them ranged from “outstanding presentation” to “learned a new skill that I put to work immediately at the conference”. Sandy has a very easy going presentation style that brings the art of networking to people who were too shy to approach others. I have seen it work to tremendous effectiveness. I recommend Sandy to anyone wishing to learn the skill.
Nov Omana
OHUG Board

May 2012
Sandy’s presentation was an eye-opener! She had so much inside information regarding LinkedIn’s robust capabilities. She defined everything in an easy to understand presentation that was personable and on target.
Teresa S.
SFPCN

November 2011
I recently attended a webinar where Sandy was the guest speaker and presented “12 Steps to Effective Networking”. I found Sandy’s presentation very insightful as she provided helpful tips and creatively fielded a number of challenging questions from the audience. I will very diligently try to apply Sandy’s suggestions in my own professional and personal networking activities. Thanks for all the good ideas Sandy. You’re obviously a real pro on all things networking.
Jeffrey M.
Xerox

November 2010
Kathy Hill WITI webinar coordinatorSandy presented an excellent webinar on the “12 Rules of Effective Networking” for WITI (Women In Technology International). Her book “I’m at a Networking Event – Now What???” was just ranked #1 on Inc.com’s 2010 Holiday Business Book Gift Guide, and based upon her webinar, I can understand why. She covered all aspects of networking, from how to prepare to how to follow-up. Congratulations Sandy on your book and your excellent webinar! For anyone who needs to learn how to network more effectively or just needs to polish up their skills, she is a great resource.
Kathy Hill
Women in Technology International

I attended Sandy’s 12 Rules of Effective Networking webinar and received a wealth of knowledge. It’s a must for those looking to develop meaningful contacts and truly expand a trusted network of colleagues.
Lory Fraraccio-Kenney

June 2010
Kelly Evans One Connection AwaySandy’s not comfortable with the title, “Guru” – but that’s exactly what she is… A networking GURU, with the moxie and insights to truly help people improve their networking skills. Sandy’s straightforward approach is a breath of fresh air, as it lets both her and anyone she’s consulting get to the heart of the matter and start solving problems. Sandy recently spoke with my networking group, and everyone left smarter than when they arrived.
Kelly Evans, Founder
One Connection Away

April 2010
Sandy, thanks for speaking at our expanded toast in April. You have great energy and are very personable. Hope to work with you again soon!
Thanks again,
Gabriella Buono
Director of Small Business Programs & Events at Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce

March 2010
Our first networking workshop was last week (the 2nd) and it was a success. Our primary goal was to provide people with tools for effective networking and that happened to a very enjoyable degree. Sandy Jones-Kaminski did a terrific job talking about how to start conversations effectively and de-mythologizing the whole networking process. She created a bookmark that has, what she refers to, as “Four Myths of Networking” which she shared with us. She then gave her audience some really useful phrases that can be for starting conversations. Those conversations then often lead to developing useful relationships; relationships where both sides have a sense of how they can help the other person.
Steve Paul
Notes from the Job Search

Sandy delivered an outstanding presentation for our college students on using Linked In for networking and job searches. She excels at targeting her material and engaging her audience with valuable insights and useful information. She is a delight to work with and I highly recommend her as your next speaker.
Karrie McCracken
Seattle Pacific University

Feb 2010
Sandy provided an outstanding presentation on Networking at the Roche Palo Alto Career Transition Center. She was engaging and high energy but most of all afterwards people kept saying, “now I can do this.” She gave very specific examples that allowed people to walk out and try what she suggested. She brought it to a very personal level and allowed people to lose their fear of networking!
Rebecca Kieler
hired Sandy as a Training/presentation in 2010

Speaker Details:

If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, OR are willing to pay travel expenses, I will be happy to present in-person to your group(s). Typically, in addition to a speaker’s honorarium, a minimum of 25 copies of “I’m at a Networking Event–Now What???” are purchased in advance (50 books for out-of-state events).

Note: Publisher recommends that books are purchased at least 3 weeks in advance for the target number of attendees, and then each attendee receives a copy of the book for attending. Discounts from orders placed with the publisher (Happy About) start at 25 copies or see info below for larger quantities:

25-99 15% $16.96
100-499 20% $15.96
500+ 25% $14.96

Contact: questions@happyabout.info
Publisher needs 3 weeks to ship books.