Collaborate With Me
As a professional speaker, I have worked with Mashable, SXSW, Constant Contact, American Marketing Association, 140 Character Conference, Sparkle and Hustle, Hubspot, New England XPO for Business, and many others. For a complete list of recent speaking engagements, please see my speaking page.
Topics I have presented on include:
- How to Start Your Business with $100
- How Social Entrepreneurship Can Save the World
- Getting Started in Transmedia Branding
- Creating New Economies within Your Community
- How to Build a Winning Team
- The Ultimate Guide to Strategic Thinking
- Creativity, Innovation and Collaboration through Leadership
- Creating Revolutions: How to be the Change You Wish to See in the World
Please contact me for more information and to confirm my availability.
“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!” -Vicky Likens
Marketing Strategy and Consulting Firm
Through my company, Ja-Naé Duane Ventures, LLC (JDV), we assist businesses—both large and small—in developing cohesive and aggressive marketing campaigns that include social media engagement, open innovation, and transmedia branding. We demonstrate how to leverage social media potential to attract new clients and grow their existing customer base. Through means of social entrepreneurship, we encourage businesses to “give back” to their communities. JDV has been successful in enhancing a business’s web presence, in some cases even creating it from scratch, and fostering corporate responsibility through social media. Please review our recent case studies for examples.
I have also spearheaded efforts to develop creative economies for communities, making use of my background in the arts. I am a founder of The Leaders and principle member of the Massachussetts Artists Leaders Coalition. JDV’s latest project is Our Revolution: Discovering Social Good.
“Ja-Naé clearly articulates the goals and objectives of her marketing campaigns so that team members can quickly contribute and add value to her vision. She is an excellent collaborator adding valuable feedback throughout the creative process. It is a pleasure to support her program initiatives!”
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth
One of JDV’s first successful projects was the launch of Wild Women Entrepreneurs®. Through The Wild WE, women entrepreneurs were given the resources and tools needed to start and successfully grow their own small business, including coaching, funding assistance, and networking opportunities. The Wild WE has grown to 55 chapters in 7 countries, and continues to provide resources and information via its blog.
I am also available for private coaching to help entrepreneurs and small businesses grow and become sustainable.
“Innovative, leader, thinker, smart, energetic! These are a few of the adjectives that I would use to describe Ja-Nae. She is a pleasure to work with and demonstrates a real passion with everything she does. I honestly am not sure how she accomplishes everything, but she does, and she does it with style. I hope to continue working with Ja-Nae for many years to come.” January 9, 2010
Jeff Mesnik , Managing Partner , Socialize Your Stuff, LLC
I would love to work with you. If you would like to speak to me about how I can help you and your organization, you can contact me through a variety of means:
Looking forward to connecting with you!
“Ja-Nae’s knowledge and expertise in the social media realm is truly amazing. She is not only wonderful to work with but extremely creative and a real team player. Her follow through as well as her strategic approach brings success in every project she does. She is leader in the industry and a major influencer. I had the pleasure of working with her when I ran PR for Sokolove Law and would love the opportunity to work with her again.”
“If I had to pick a few words for Ja-Nae, they are ‘always be thinking’. She has the ability to see beyond any situation and envision the solution. She gives you the room to grow and through trial, error, I’ve not only become a better person for it, but also for knowing her as well.”
“I had the privilege of working with Ja-Nae when we were both at Sokolove Law. We worked hand in hand on many different projects. Her wealth of knowledge as a business professional added tremendous value to the company.Beyond that her ability and skills to successfully and efficiently implement winning social strategies is second to none. Her team was always well organized and prepared and she excels at bridging the communication gap from one group to another within the company. All in all I would recommend her work to anyone looking for the best and I would love to work with her again if the opportunity ever presented itself.”