February 29, 2016

Susan RoAne

Episode 181: How to work a room, with Susan RoAne.

Susan RoAne was a teacher, laid off in a massive budget cut, then created a career change workshop, started her business and authored the book, “How To Work a Room” and 7 other books. Susan now speaks globally for Fortune 20 to Fortune 500 companies, universities, and associations…plus she doesn’t have to grade papers anymore!

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Secret – timesaving technique

Susan meets her deadlines — you get more done when you give yourself deadlines. ONWARD!

Daily habit that contributes to success

Hire someone to do what you don’t want to do — Susan focuses on what she’s good at — like social media — and delegates the rest.

Could have ruined your business – but now – an invaluable learning experience

Susan had to take a lot of time off to write a book — and Susan tells the whole story here.

Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful

“The buck stops with you.”

Most influential lesson learned from a mentor

“My mentor told me to get out from behind a lectern.”


Final Round – “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”


What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?

  1. Know what you’re going to do — know your expertise
  2. Have a kitchen cabinet

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