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.