Speaking

Past Speaking & Workshop Engagements:

  • Harvard Business School MBA Office of Career & Professional Development (2 times)
  • Harvard Business School H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference
  • Dartmouth College Nelson A. Rockefeller Center (2 times)
  • Ivy Council Policy Conference
  • Pomona College Career Development Office
  • University of Texas at Austin Texas Sweethearts
  • Pepperdine Graziado MBA Women International
  • RISE (Relationship & Information Series for Entrepreneurs) Conference
  • South by Southwest Interactive Conference
  • Huston-Tillotson University Marketing Club
  • Huston-Tillotson University Internet Marketing Class

Our founder, Kaneisha Grayson, is available to speak at high schools, colleges, conferences, nonprofits, and businesses. She is an enthusiastic, engaging speaker and workshop leader with a passion for teaching and an ability to command an audience. All workshops include a Q+A with Kaneisha.

Below are some of the most frequently presented workshops. Customized workshops can be created based on audience and organizational needs.

Suggested Workshop Topics:

Power Networking Online: Networking for a New Generation – most popular!

  • how to network naturally online and in-person with busy and influential people to move forward in your career
  • how to figure out the right kinds of people to reach out to and how to find them
  • quick tips for an effective LinkedIn profile (even if you hate using LinkedIn)
  • how to find someone’s email address online
  • how to use Kaneisha’s Email That Always Works™ to reach out to powerful people and actually get them to respond
  • what to say during a phone conversation with a networking contact
  • how to stay in touch without being annoying

The Art of Applying to Graduate School

  • how to decide whether or not to apply to graduate school
  • how to decide which graduate degree is right for your personal and professional goals
  • actions to take while still in college to position yourself well for the graduate school of your dreams
  • plan of action for recent graduates for positioning yourself well for the graduate school of your dreams
  • important things to think through related to funding your graduate education
  • the keys to a strong application for graduate school—whether it’s policy school, law school, business school, med school, or something else

The Art of Applying to College

  • how to figure out which colleges are right for you
  • how to make the most of a college visit
  •  keys to a strong personal statement
  • why you should definitely write the optional essay
  • how to get into a great college even if your GPA isn’t great
  • how to find and win scholarships—even if you aren’t a straight A student and don’t qualify for a lot of need-based financial aid

Book Kaneisha for an On-Campus Workshop

To book Kaneisha for an on-campus workshop, email kaneisha@theartofapplying.com or send us a message via the contact page.

Type of EngagementPresentation TimeFee (includes U.S. travel expenses)
Full-Day Workshop6 hours$9500
Half-Day Workshop3 hours$7500
Keynote Address or Short Workshop60-90 minutes$6500