Speaking

Jason Alba is a professional speaker having spoken to hundreds of audiences (from small to large) and touching tens of thousands of people.  Here are some presentations (each is catered to the audience: university, corporate, association, organization, etc.):

Career Management 2.0
(45 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, 120 minutes)

Jason’s most popular presentation to professionals in transition. This presentation delivers modern, street-smart information that helps the audience transform their ideas on job security, job search and their professions into an exciting future. Jason shares stories, experiences and examples to paint the picture of today and tomorrow’s career opportunities and empowers each audience member to own their career future.

Points Covered:

  • What happened to Job Security, and what has it evolved to?
  • Where do networking and personal branding fit in?
  • How does technology play a part in your career management?
  • What are specific TO DO items I must do right now?
  • What does a long-term career management strategy look like?

101 Alternatives to a Real Job: Options = Hope

(45 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, 120 minutes)
Feeling frustrated in your job search? Are you on the path to be a 99er (or worse, a 198er!)?

One afternoon I was having lunch with Dick Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute, and his wife, Marci. Dick said something that profoundly touched me: “ours is a message of giving people alternatives. And when people have alternatives, they have hope.” I remembered in my struggling, failing job search, how hopeless I felt. When I figured out some alternatives, found hope, and that hope changed everything.

This new presentation is based on the pending book 101 Alternatives to a Real Job, which should be released in early 2012. Many of the 101 Alternatives are stories and examples of people I’ve met across the country who, like you, are frustrated in the job search. Some are stories of people who have dropped out of the job search and are creating a comfortable living doing this exclusively, other stories are ideas I brainstormed with the frustrated job seeker, and I can only hope they seriously thought about moving foward.

In this presentation I’ll share some behind-the-scenes examples, and why I’m so excited about the concept of finding, or creating alternatives to a Real Job. I’ll also share some business-sense I learned along the way that might help you as you prepare to start your own business, whether you are hoping to earn $100 a month, or $10,000 a month.

Getting more out of LinkedIn

(45 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, 2 hours, 4 hours)

LinkedIn is the 800lb guerrilla in the professional networking arena. It is smaller (in signups) than Twitter and Facebook but the networkers are a different type of person, and come to the site with professional and business purpose. This presentation helps you understand what LinkedIn is, where the value comes, and how to get proactive and reactive value from this powerful network.

Points Covered:

  • Introduction to LinkedIn – where’s the value?
  • Optimizing your Profile to BE FOUND
  • Finding key contacts – how to turn over the best rocks
  • Sharing your Personal Brand in LinkedIn
  • How to nurture individual relationships with LinkedIn tools
  • Developing the right strategy for you on 2 minutes or 2 hours a week

Relationship Management and Job Search Organization: From 0 to 60 with JibberJobber.com
(45 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, 120 minutes)

JibberJobber is to you what Salesforce is to a sales professional. In today’s world we can’t count on a business, the HR department or our boss to give us job security. Your “security” will come from what you are currently doing. It has a lot to do with “who knows you, and what they know about you.”

That is what JibberJobber is all about. Not just “connections,” but “relationships!” This is a tool that helps you know when to follow-up, what you talked about three years ago, and who can help you network into a company.

JibberJobber is also a place to store and work on your elevator pitches, track job search expenses, log coaching sessions and much more. Join us as JibberJobber founder helps you make sense of this tool, helps you get started, and become career-empowered, for the rest of your career!

Your Business: From Zero to Sixty: How to have an On Purpose business
(60 minutes, 90 minutes, 120 minutes)

Jason became an accidental entrepreneur after realizing his job search was failing. After four years of being in business, consciously thinking about long-term strategy and short-term tactics, dealing with financing and cash flow, and creating his own marketing and PR systems, he’s finally ready to share what it is that got him from zero to sixty in four years. This presentation mix of common business principles with current technology opportunities, networking with branding, and drives people to think about having a business that is more on-purpose than consequential. The audience will leave empowered, filled with ideas and encouragement, and maybe a new resolution to help them deal with their current challenges.

Based on the book Eight Lunches, a dialog between two entrepreneurs, helping entrepreneurs have a more on-purpose business.

Points Covered:

  • Why is your business one that might fail in the next two years?
  • Could it be possible your business is failing right now, but you just don’t know it?
  • What systems you must have in place to control your business, instead of allowing your business to control you.
  • What are the basics you like to ignore, and why you can’t ignore them (understand why they are principles for any successful business)
  • How to get there from here – creating a roadmap to help your business go from where you are now to where you’ve always thought it would be.
  • When to know if you should just throw in the towel, and what your career options might include.

Prior speaking engagements, 2008 – 2009:

March, 2009 – (untitled) – Istanbul, Turkey – full day presentation on social marketing to very savvy marketers based in Turkey.

March, 2009 – Internet Marketing – Washington, D.C. – private communications company

Feb 20, 2009 – LinkedIn for Lawyers – Private law firm, San Diego, California

Feb 19, 2009 – LinkedIn for Lawyers – Private law firm, San Francisco, California

Feb 19, 2009 – How to use LinkedIn to recruit college students and recent graduates, CollegeRecruiter.com webinar, 10am PST/1pm EST

Feb 18, 2009Social Marketing for Your Career, Business and Job, Silicon Valley Business Meetup, Cupertino, CA (5:30 – 9pm)

Feb 18, 2009 – JibberJobber – Right Management, Silicon Valley, California (1:30 – 3:00)

Feb 17, 2009 – JibberJobber – Right Management, San Francisco, California (1:30 – 3:00)

Feb 17, 2009 – JibberJobber & Job Search Stuff – Experience Unlimited, Lafayette, California (10am)

Jan 22, 2009 – Private webinar for professionals and executives in transition

Jan 14, 2009 – Social Networking For Me? – Society for Marketing Professional Services, Salt Lake City, Utah

Jan 9, 2009 – 4 Workshops on Social Networks for today’s workforce (all-day presentation) – Arkansas Association of Colleges and Employers, Conway, Arkansas

Nov 18, 2008 – Online Business Relationships – American Express Women and Business Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah

Nov 17, 2008 – LinkedIn and Facebook for Executives in Transition webinar – Netshare.com

Nov 14, 2008 – Career Management 2.0: How To Use Technology To Navigate and Succeed In Your Career – ASTD Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah

Oct 20, 2008 – Facebook in Action webinar – People on the Go

Oct 18, 2008 – Cutting through Virtual Job Search Overload – Career Directors Association annual conference, Seattle, Washington

Oct 14, 2008 – 3 Things for your Career – Olympic College, Bremmerton, Washington

Oct 12, 2008 – 7 Things for your Career – Bainbridge Island, Washington (a ferry ride away from Seattle)

Sept 24, 2008 – LinkedIn for Executives webinar, Netshare

Sept 16, 2008 – Are YOU using Facebook and LinkedIn to their fullest potential? teleseminar, Tracey Tarrant of Your Virtual Round To It

Sept 12, 2008 – LinkedIn for Lawyers teleseminar

Sept 11, 2008 – LinkedIn for Marketers webinar, RainToday.comSept 10, 2008 – Social Networking for Advertisers – Utah Advertising Federation meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah

Sept 9, 2008 – JibberJobber for Career Coaches and Resume Writers webinar – Career Directors International

Sept 5, 2008 – Facebook for Professionals webinar, National Resume Writer’s Association

Sept 4, 2008 – LinkedIn for Marketers (3) webinar, KRM

Aug 22, 2008 – Social Tools and Technology for Career Management – Vanderbuilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Aug 20, 2008 – LinkedIn for Marketers (2) webinar, KRM

Aug 13, 14, 2008 – Facebook Introduction and Facebookfor Marketers teleseminars, The Publicity Hound

Aug 12, 2008 – LinkedIn for Marketers (1) webinar, KRM

Aug 7, 2008 – Social Networking for Marketers, Marketing Executive Forum, Salt Lake City, Utah

July 23, 2008 – The Impact of Social Networking on Recruiting webinar, Recruiters Alliance Web Forum

July 9, 2008 – Use of Web-based Tools” with an emphasis on LinkedIn webinar, Des Moines area Chamber of Commerce meeting

June 26, 2008 – Using Facebook to Market your offering, enhance your brand, and develop community webinar – MarketingProfs.com

June 10, 2008 – JibberJobber and LinkedIn in your Job Search – Right Management, Houston, Texas

June 6, 2008 – So you want to be a blogger, eh? webinar, Career Management Alliance

June 4, 2008 – Navigating Facebook – Visibility Branding Webinar, Bernadette Martin

May 29, 2008 – Optimizing LinkedIn to Help Marketing Your Career webinar, MarketingProfs.com

May 21, 2008 – LinkedIn for Career Coaches webinar, International Coach Federation

May 21, 2008 -Social Networking for Professional Speakers, National Speakers Association, Utah Chapter, Salt Lake City, Utah

May 20, 2008 – LinkedIn teleseminar, Lisa Nirell

May 12, 2008 – LinkedIn for Coaches teleseminar, The Coach Forum

May 8, 2008 – LinkedIn and Social Tools for Recruiters – AETNA annual conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey

April 30, 2008 – LinkedIn and JibberJobber for Job Search and Career Management – Starbucks Network, Minnesota

April 30, 2008 – LinkedIn and JibberJobber for Job Search and Career Management – SAMSNet Sales and Marketing Job Club, Minnesota

April 29, 2008 – JibberJobber for Job Search and Career Management – Employers Association, Plymouth, Minnesota

April 29, 2008 – LinkedIn and JibberJobber for Job Search and Career Management – Minneapolis Job Support Workshop, Edina, Minnesota

April 28, 2008 – JibberJobber and LinkedIn for Professionals and Career Management – JTSG, Wooddale, Minnesota

April 28, 2008 – LinkedIn for Professionals and Career Management – MN Workforce Center, Minnesota

April 28, 2008 – Social Tools for Recruiters – sponsored by JobDig and MN Headhunter, Minnesota

April 25, 2008 – LinkedIn and Meets Traditional Media – SNCR, Santa Rosa, California

April 16, 2008 – Career Management and Personal Branding for HR Professionals – University of Utah Conference, Logan, Utah

April 11, 2008 – I’m on Facebook, Now What??? webinar, Career Management Alliance

April 10, 2008 – LinkedIn and Web2.0 for Professionals – ACG annual conference, Orlando, Florida

March 12, 2008 – LinkedIn for Professionals – Women’s Tech Counsel, Salt Lake City, Utah

Feb 28, 2008 – LinkedIn for Resume Professionals webinar

Feb 28, 2008 – Career Management for Graduating Professionals, Utah State University, Provo, UT