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Professional Speaker, Corporate Trainer, and New Media Personality 

Key Areas:

LinkedIn best practices, personal branding, thought leadership, social networking, social selling, online communication, digital transformation, new media production, content marketing, and social entrepreneurship. 

Known for his razor-sharp wit and engaging stage presence, JD Gershbein consistently leaves his audiences wanting more. He designs unique, compelling, takeaway-intensive learning experiences that are infused with storytelling and tinged with his signature dry sense of humor. His ability to inspire opportunity-oriented professionals in all walks of business to embrace the challenges of the online media, elevate their profiles, and engage their communities with purpose has made him a speaker in extremely high demand. 

JD is widely regarded as one of the world’s top LinkedIn strategists and a thought leader in the areas of personal branding, social networking, social entrepreneurship, and new media development. He has been featured on FOX TV News, WGN TV News, CBS News, and WGN Radio, and contributed written work to The Huffington Post, SUCCESS Online, NBC, and Forbes. He is also adjunct professor of marketing communications at Chicago’s IIT Stuart School of Business, where he is helping advance social media as an accredited field of study.


JD speaks about the things that matter to people in a digital world. Drawing upon his background in neuroscience, psychology, and the humanities, JD offers depth and breadth of understanding of social media, combining multiple disciplines into a uniquely artistic expression. He bills himself as a “professional edutainer,” and is forging new inroads as the architect of a professional development platform, The Big Banter with JD Gershbein, which encompasses an original, web-based video series, a stage show (revue,), a podcast, and the staging of his own live, highly interactive educational events. 

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For booking information contact:


Stacy Anderson

(949) 544-1410