Almost everything you need to know about Irene Koehler is in her business name, Almost Savvy—her wit, her generosity, her intelligence, her humility. And the notion that no matter how smart you are, you can always learn something new. Other social-media consultants sometimes make me feel as if I’m missing out or falling behind; Irene always makes me feel as though I’ve been welcomed to a wonderful party. She has a knack for breaking down key concepts without dumbing down the material, and she never forgets that the point of social media isn’t scoring points—it’s connecting with interesting people and sharing useful information.
And believe me: Irene’s a lot more than almost savvy. She’s an engaging speaker who’s as confident in front of a live audience as she is at her (very prolific) keyboard. She’s also a tremendous resource for people at every stage of their social-media experiences, but especially for nervous beginners—as I myself was when I first made Irene’s acquaintance. I’m happy to report that, thanks to Irene, I’m now almost savvy, too.
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Partial list of recent speaking engagements:

  • AARP National Convention, Life@50, Keynote Speaker
  • Air Systems, Inc., LinkedIn Workshop Instructor
  • Alameda County Library, Advanced Social Media Marketing Instructor
  • Cal State University, East Bay, Adjunct Professor
  • City of San Jose and Irish Technology Leadership Group, International Social Media Day, Panelist
  • Emerging Media Conference, Keynote Speaker
  • Emerging Media Conference, Social Media Bootcamp Speaker and Instructor
  • Executive Advisory Forum, Speaker
  • Financial Executives International, Silicon Valley Chapter Speaker
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association Conference, Keynote Speaker
  • IBM, Disrupting Business Academic Initiative, Guest Speaker
  • Internet Radio Mashup, Guest Speaker
  • JP Morgan Chase, Social Media Expert Trainer
  • Leading Women in Technology, Guest Speaker
  • McGraw Hill, Social and Networking Instructor
  • National Academy Television Arts and Sciences, Sacramento Chapter, Panelist
  • National Academy Television Arts and Sciences, San Francisco Chapter, Panelist
  • National Real Estate Auction Radio Show, Guest Speaker
  • NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners), Speaker
  • Santa Clara County School District, GAINS (Girls Achieving in Non-traditional Subjects), Speaker
  • Silicon Valley Forum, Women in Space Moderator
  • Small Business Development Center, Social Media Workshop Instructor
  • Small Business Technology Tour, Conference Speaker 2011
  • Small Business Technology Tour, Conference Speaker 2012
  • Synergy Energy Radio Program, Guest Speaker
  • Total iPad Podcast, Guest Social Media Expert
  • University of California, Berkeley, Guest Lecturer
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, Advanced Social Media Guest Instructor
  • Women Impacting Public Policy, Speaker
  • Women in Consulting, Marin Chapter, Speaker
  • Women in Consulting, San Francisco Chapter, Speaker
  • Women in Consulting, Silicon Valley Chapter, Speaker
  • Women in Consulting, South Bay Chapter, Speaker
  • Women in Wealth Management, Speaker
  • Womenpreneur Success, Guest Speaker
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