Described as a man who defies description, JD Gershbein exemplifies the verve and vision of the social media world. He is that unique blend of scientist and artist, combining the pragmatic with the whimsical to deliver an extraordinary and profoundly moving personal brand experience. Having received global acclaim as a LinkedIn specialist, JD is making an indelible impression in the business community as a speaker, facilitator, podcaster, and new media producer.

He was one of the first in the world to move into the profession of LinkedIn training, a leap of faith for a traditional marketer who carved out a name for himself as a specialist when others took a generalist approach to social media. Behind the scenes, his long-time passion for broadcasting and performance art enabled him to mold a unique mode of self-expression, garner in-studio segments on prominent television and radio news programs, and build a strong, recognizable brand.

JD speaks at conferences, companies, and colleges across the globe, sharing his insights on LinkedIn for leadership, personal branding, social networking, applied improvisation, social entrepreneurship, and new media. Event and meeting organizers consider him a dream collaborator who upholds the highest standards of professionalism. Audiences appreciate JD’s meticulous preparation and the authenticity he brings to the stage. He is consistently rated at or near the top of the speaking agenda.