Speaking Engagements

Author and marketing strategist Dorie Clark has addressed companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Morgan Stanley; institutions such as the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and the National Park Service; and conferences such as the National Association of Broadcasters, the Inbound Marketing Summit, and the Web 2.0 Expo. Contact us to discuss bringing Dorie Clark to your organization as a speaker.

Dorie’s Recent Talk at Google Headquarters, Mountain View, CA 


Read testimonials about Dorie’s professional speaking, and see a list of her upcoming and past speaking engagements.

Dorie Clark Sample Talks

Building Your Brand as a Leader

Being recognized as a compelling leader can dramatically accelerate your professional success. Building on her book Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future (Harvard Business Review Press), Dorie Clark – a Duke University Fuqua School of Business professor, former presidential campaign spokesperson, and HBR/Forbes contributor – will show you how to cultivate a powerful professional reputation. You’ll learn how to:

  • Communicate your brand effectively to others
  • Establish and cultivate your reputation over time
  • Leverage both social media and real world leadership opportunities
  • Ensure others understand your true leadership abilities

Reinventing You

Are you where you want to be professionally? To succeed in today’s competitive job market and build the career you want, you’ll need to reinvent yourself, and ensure that others recognize your unique skills and abilities. In this thought-provoking talk, Dorie Clark—author of the Harvard Business Review Press book Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future—will discuss concrete strategies to become a stronger leader through professional reinvention. You’ll learn how to:

  • Discover how you’re currently perceived
  • Identify the essence of your brand
  • Leverage your unique strengths
  • Powerfully demonstrate the contribution only you can make

How to Become a Recognized Expert in Your Field

Too many people believe that if they keep their heads down and work hard, they will be lauded as experts on the merits of their work. But that’s simply not true anymore. To make a name for yourself, you have to capitalize on your unique perspective and knowledge, and inspire others to listen and take action. In this talk based on her forthcoming book Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It (Portfolio/Penguin, March 2015)Dorie Clark explains how to identify the ideas that set you apart and promote them successfully. The key is to recognize your own value, cultivate your expertise, and put yourself out there. You’ll learn how to:

  • Identify your breakthrough idea
  • Communicate it in a way that makes others take notice
  • Create a community that helps your idea spread
  • Change the world for the better and create a powerful future for yourself

How to Build Your Business Through Social Media

How can you best leverage the power of social media to build your business? What platforms should you be using? How can you create relevant and engaging content? How do you know if your social media efforts are actually working? And how can you do it with only 24 hours in the day? Branding expert Dorie Clark – Harvard Business Review author and Duke University business school professor – will help you understand the current social media landscape, prioritize the strategies that will work best for you, and ensure you leave with actionable tips to enhance your online presence and generate new clients and leads. You’ll learn how to:

  • Create and share powerful content that will attract others to you
  • Target your efforts so you’re maximizing your online ROI
  • Develop a robust social media presence in only 1-2 hours per week
  • Understand emerging online trends and how they’ll impact your business

Personal Branding for Women Leaders

Dorie Clark – a consultant, former US presidential campaign spokesperson, HBR/Forbes contributor and author of  Reinventing You (Harvard Business Review Press) – will discuss the unique personal branding issues faced by women, and how female executives can cultivate their reputation as leaders. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Identify the essence of their leadership brand
  • Overcome the “likeability conundrum” that researchers have identified
  • Enhance their executive presence
  • Communicate with authority and authenticity
  • Become known and respected in their field

Building a Strategic Network

We all know networking is critical to our professional success. But how, specifically, do you develop a powerful network? In this talk, Harvard Business Review Press author Dorie Clark guides you through the process. We’ll cover online and real world networking opportunities, how to cultivate mentors, and ways to network authentically, so you’re giving as much as you’re receiving. In this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Make yourself an indispensable connector
  • Identify overlooked or unconventional mentors who can help you immeasurably
  • Inspire others to want to seek you out
  • Develop online content that makes your reach truly global

UnleashWD – Personal Branding for Professionals (October 2013)