Serial Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker, Author of How to Start Your Business with $100. Specialize in Bootstrapping Business, Community Building, New Tech.
I recently booked Ja-Nae to present to a local networking group, and the event was a resounding success. Ja-Nae led an interactive discussion about Creativity – specifically how folks can identify behaviors / factors that promote and inhibit creativity, and how to use them to refine problem-solving, listening, decision-making, and teamwork skills. Interspersing a small-group activity with descriptions of her own experiences and beliefs, Ja-Nae was able to generate an engaged and enthusiastic response, and thoughtful participation by all attendees. Ja-Nae was an intelligent, energetic, and effective speaker and facilitator, and I recommend her highly.
Ja-Naé is a terrific partner and true social media professional. She has a tremendous understanding/command of the social media landscape and is able to apply her knowledge both strategically and tactically to accomplish a client's stated business objectives.
She is terrific to work with, as she is a very friendly, warm and confident. Therefore, she is someone that you know you can turn to with a question and is always ready with an answer. She worked very well with the team at Overdrive, from not only a management perspective, but also really mentored her team as well.
All in all, Ja-Naé has been terrific colleague to work with and it will only serve to benefit your organization if you choose to work with her as well.
As Overdrive’s Director of Social Media Marketing, I found Ja-Nae to be an enthusiastic leader and caring manager. She tackled tasks with zeal and encouraged her team to get really creative about driving short term results long term success for their clients. She is multi-faceted and multi-talented and really knows her stuff!
Ja-Nae empowers teams to take control of their work and provides support when needed. She was always willing to work with me when I had questions or wanted to bounce ideas off of someone, and was able to help out with the day-to-day work when the team was feeling overwhelmed. She was always confident in the team and it was great to work in an environment with that type of support. I enjoyed working with her.
Working for Ja-Nae for over a year helped me to grow as a young professional. When I think about Ja-Nae's work ethic I instantly think of her optimism. She approached every project with a positive attitude always "intending for everything to be great." A quote she always said and firmly believed. She made sure this statement came true with everything she worked on. Ja-Nae challenged me to think independently and to work independently which is something I value in a manager. Her experience in social media and marketing both as a personal brand and for organizations, is extensive. With this experience, she brings innovative ideas to the table. Ja-Nae was a pleasure to work for as she was not only my manager but also a mentor.
With several years of social media experience, successfully starting her own global business, writing and speaking regularly on social media and social change, and her other activities and awards, Ja-Nae's capabilities and bona fides are obvious. What I can add to what others have already said is what a pleasure she is to work with. In a world of "Debbie Downers", Ja-Nae has truly earned the right to her @thesunqueen handle with the positive, can-do, upbeat attitude that she brings to work every day. She also brings original thinking to new opportunities, is a great collaborator to work on pitches together with, and -- building on her years of stage experience -- presents well to prospects. It's a pleasure to call her a colleague.
Ja-Nae was a wonderful guest speaker for B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow). B.I.G is a women’s support, education and networking organization that embraces women’s desire to connect with each other. Ja-Na facilitated a soical media content driven meeting which will help members reach their personal and professional goals.
Speakers at conferences usually focus in delivering the information that they forget to engage with their audience. Great speakers should be able to help the audience to "understand" and "remember" what they had learned.
Ja-Naé is one of very few gifted speakers I have met who was able to articulate the discussion succinctly yet in a memorable way. She truly understands the concept of bridging the gap between the social media and business growth which is the fundamental concept many speakers fail to address.
I highly recommend Ja-Naé for her dedication and professionalism towards her work and people she work with.
Though I did not work with Ja-Naé for long, I greatly appreciated the enthusiasm she brought to the social media team at Overdrive. Ja-Naé's positive energy, knowledge of the space and ability to relate to and motivate those around her had an immediate impact on the way we work as a team. She was able to quickly identify our individual strengths and weaknesses and help us set goals to grow ourselves and our careers. In only a few weeks, Ja-Naé changed the tone of the team. She'll do great things at Overdrive. I've really enjoyed getting to know and work her.
I recently attended one of Ja-Naé Duane's presentations on Social Networking. I found the presentation relevant, informative, and very well thought out. I would highly recommend utilizing Ja-Naé for her industry knowledge and excellent presentation skills.
Ja-Nae spoke at a conference I attended and she stood out above the other speakers with her "no excuses" approach. She was not only engaging, but provided succinct and actionable advice that was so easy to follow...great take aways for every business owner, whether they're just getting started or have owned a business for years. My favorite tip: "Break all the rules!" I love that...thanks, Ja-Nae! From one rule-breaker to another...thanks for all of your great advice!