Meet JD Gershbein. He has been a broadcaster since age 14 and a professional speaker since his early 20s, when he accompanied his father, a world-renowned medical biochemist and cancer researcher, on the lecture circuit.

Since 2006, JD has spoken to some of the world’s most prestigious organizations, associations, and companies on LinkedIn best practices, personal branding, social networking, and content marketing strategies. 

Articulate, stylish, and always on-point, JD is a pleasure to watch on stage. He is at once laid-back and forceful, structured yet spontaneous. His passion for the craft of speaking is easily discernible.

JD gives you his experience, versatility, and flexibility and will be a valuable contributor to your conference, chapter meeting, sales retreat, or symposium. You will love working with him.


As social networks continue on a path of change, giving rise to new challenges, JD fine-tunes his programs accordingly. His enlightening and entertaining sessions typically veer into psychology, neuroscience, the visual arts, and applied improvisation and will give your attendees ample food for thought. He has amassed a catalog of compelling, relevant content that can be customized according to conference theme or industry challenges.

LinkedIn for Leadership & Business Development | Personal Branding | Social Networking
Applied Improvisation | Content Marketing | Video Storytelling & New Media Production
Social Entrepreneurship | Neuromarketing | Social Psychology



Keynote or General Session | Breakout Session | Workshop | Seminar
Panel Discussion | Strategic Roundtable | Interview or Fireside Chat



Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP)
Annual Convention, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers,
Chicago, IL – May 28, 2014
Approximate Running Time: 62 Minutes


Why should I book you to speak at my event or my organization?

JD: As a professional speaker, I strive to deliver a quality experience from start to finish. My goal is twofold: first, to translate the vision of the event organizer into reality, and second, to exceed the expectations of my audience. I’ve been a speaker long enough to be comfortable in my skin and implicitly trust my instincts on stage. As I move through my program, I think, ‘If I were sitting in the audience, what would I want myself to say?’ I will be the most fun speaker with whom you will ever work.

What is different about you?

JD: Throughout the years, I have honed a unique speaking style. I leverage my story as a learning experience, sharing the good and the not-so-good. I blend originality, engaging stagecraft, subtle humor, and metaphors to simplify complex concepts. I liberally draw from my background in psychology, applied neuroscience, broadcast journalism, marketing, and improvisational comedy to give my content originality and differentiate me from others in my space.

JD Gershbein LIVE

What are the top takeaways from your programs?

JD: Each learning experience is customized according to the needs of your organization or team and thematically aligned with the event you are planning. I understand how frustrating the online world can be for many professionals. I don’t bog down my audience with minutiae; I get them in gear by opening them up to possibilities. Your attendees leave my session invigorated, brimming with new, immediately applicable ideas, and ready to take on the world.

What can we expect from you at our event?

JD: You and your attendees expect my best and can count on me to bring my A-game. Whether I am your keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, seminar leader, or corporate trainer, my responsibility is to transfer knowledge and catalyze growth. To that end, I stay on top of trends in my field and continually refresh my content. And I am not one of those speakers who will deliver a talk and disappear. I like to partake in all the event’s activities, especially networking. While on-site, I can make myself available to any members of your team, event sponsors, or attendees who wish to schedule private consultations with me.

JD Gershbein, Conference Speaker
JD Gershbein, LinkedIn Consultant & Coach

Do you prefer a keynote, a breakout session, or a combination of programs?

JD: I am equally comfortable as a keynoter and facilitator and understand the expectations set forth for each experience. I can do multiple sessions to reach more attendees, including a keynote and a breakout or a series of breakout sessions. I can also set up shop on an expo floor with a laptop and offer quick-hit one-on-one sessions. I will faithfully undertake whatever role the organizer envisions for me. 

What else should we know about you?

JD: Well, I have no dietary restrictions. But seriously, I never lose sight of the fact that you are investing in me and will ensure you get an excellent return. Nothing satisfies me more than looking out into the audience and seeing that glow of learning illuminate people’s faces. My overarching goal is that your attendees will pull you aside after the event and say, “Hey, thank you for bringing that guy in to speak.”


Leverage the insights and personality of JD Gershbein to optimize outcomes for your attendees.

Please complete and submit the form below to begin a conversation with JD.

NOTE: Please be assured that this is a secure site.

The information you provide in the form below is strictly confidential.