Author and Speaker Jeff Korhan

Professional Speaker Jeff Korhan


Is Jeff the right speaker for your event?


This page will help you learn more about Jeff and how he can contribute to making your next event a success! Scroll down for the following information:

  • Ideal audience
  • Business and industry experience
  • Author bio
  • Speaking schedule
  • Recent video with a live audience
  • Keynote presentations
  • Testimonials
  • Speaking Fees
  • Published author
  • Contact information

Ideal Audience 

My ideal audiences include:

  • Entrepreneurs and mainstream small businesses
  • Associations and member organizations that support small business
  • Enterprises whose primary customers are small business.

My presentation topics (listed below) are focused on both the use of social media marketing and related technologies (such as mobile), as well as their practical business growth applications (sales and marketing), and influences on relevant business practices and trends.

Practical Business Experience

As the founder and operator of a “brick and mortar” landscape services business for 20 years, I understand small business challenges.

Speaking the language of small business, I know what it’s like to meet budgets, go out and get customers, and keep them in both prosperous and challenging times. And I understand what it’s like to cover a payroll, deal with bureaucratic regulations, and work in competitive situations that are both fair and unfair.

This is why my greatest value to audiences is not only my understanding of social media, content marketing, and business trends but also my ability to present everything in a context that is easily understood and readily implemented.

In fact, in addition to my authentic and informative style, audiences especially value my skill for simplifying technology and complex business ideas to make them practical and useful.

 Jeff Korhan speaking at Social Media Marketing World 2015

Jeff Korhan speaking at Social Media Marketing World 2015


Author Bio

Jeff Korhan, MBA is the bestselling author of Built-In Social and the founder of Landscape Digital Institute.

Korhan was a Fortune 50 Sales and Marketing Executive for the first decade of his career. He then founded a landscape services company that was twice named Small Business of the Year during its two decades of operation.

Jeff now helps organizations adapt traditional business growth practices to a digital, social and global world. He is a trainer and coach for small businesses, and a keynote speaker for the associations and member organizations that support them.

Jeff Korhan is a syndicated publisher and regular content contributor to leading business publications, with his own New Media and Small Business Marketing site ranking among the Top 100 Small Business blogs in the world.

He lives in Chicago, IL

Industry Experience

Hospitality, retail, banking, franchising, tree and lawn care, construction, healthcare, rental, horticulture and agriculture

Selected Repeat Clients and Associations

Industrial Fabrics Association International, Agrium Advanced Technologies, Appliance Service Training Institute, Tree Care Industry Association, Snow and Ice Management Association, Mega Group USA, American Nursery and Landscape Association, National Association of Landscape Professionals, Miami University, National Speakers Association, Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, National Pavement Expo, Caterpillar, Social Media Marketing World, American Bus Association, Community Bankers Association of Illinois.

Speaking Schedule

Whenever a date is held or confirmed by my office, it immediately appears on this schedule. If you notice that I plan to be in your area, please contact me and I’ll be happy to arrange a personal meeting.

Click on schedule to scroll up and down to see the full schedule. 

Popular 2019 Programs

How to Use Social Media to Sell: Getting Buyers to Know, Like and Trust Your Business 

Would you like to make profitable transactions a natural byproduct of your social media marketing? Discover how to build and brand a unique selling process that gets buyers to take notice and engage with your business because it offers not just standards solutions, but also favorable customer experiences that resonate with its ideal customers.

How to Tell Your Business Story  

Leading with story is a predictably successful path for engaging and growing an audience on any platform. Learn why big brands and small businesses alike are moving away from traditional advertising in favor of digital storytelling to progressively reinforce the mission, beliefs, and values of their brands – and how you can too.

The Customer Experience: How to Use Social Media to Be Amazingly Helpful

Traditional customer service was either how a buyer was treated or a department where they would go if they had a problem. Now it is the complete experience with your company, including how it responds to them on the respective social media channels. Learn how to use social media to better understand and serve your customers.

Additional Programs

Up, Down & Sideways: How to Go the Distance with Your Content Marketing

How to Succeed in a Future with Social Media Savvy Millenials

How Every Business Can Benefit from Podcasting


Jeff’s presentation was one of the top-rated at our signature event, Social Media Marketing World, where we hosted over 140 speakers from around the world.” Phil Mershon, Director of Events, Social Media Examiner

Jeff is an accomplished speaker and social marketing expert. He received high reviews as a speaker from our conference attendees, and he willingly offers to help small and mid-size business owners achieve greater success.”  Martin Tirado, CEO, Snow and Ice Management Association

“Jeff has excellent insights into social media in general, and more importantly, how it applies to business. He has the ability to explain complex concepts in a simple and easy to understand manner. ” Roger Phelps, Promotional Communications Manager, STIHL Inc

“Finally – The practical application of social media I have been looking for.  You were an excellent presenter, and I’m excited about introducing your ideas into our organization.” Kathy Mattson, VP of Member Services, Industrial Fabrics Association International

Your contribution to our goal of providing high quality education to the long term care profession is greatly appreciated.  Over 85% of our attendees rated your presentation as excellent!” Allison Boyette, COO, North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association

“Jeff”s presentation on social media got our Publicity Committee to go in a whole new direction. Members were blown away with all the potential there is to market their businesses, but they needed to hear it from an expert.  I highly recommend Jeff as a speaker.” Barb Scheibe, Executive Director, Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association


Speaking Fees and Working with Me

Let’s have a conversation to discuss how I can best help your group, after which I can quote an appropriate fee, plus travel expenses from the Chicago area. Scroll down for ways to contact me directly, or if you prefer, I can recommend speaker bureaus that represent me.

You will find me easy to work with, thorough in my pre and post-program work, and willing to do whatever I can to make your event successful.


Jeff Korhan presenting to over 1000 local retailers

Amazon Top 10 Bestseller - Social Media for Small Business

Social Marketing for Small Business


Published Author

Built-In Social: Essential Social Marketing Practices for Every Small Business is written for the mainstream small business owner or manager who understands that to succeed today it is vital to adapt his or her traditional sales and marketing practices to a digital, social, and global business environment.

Learn more by downloading the Table of Contents, Introduction, and Chapter One here.

You can also check out the extensive media coverage here.

Contact Jeff

For more information on hiring speaker Jeff Korhan call +1-630-774-8350, email [email protected], or use the web-based contact form here.

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