Fall Speaking Tour: University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Published: September 7, 2013

Jaymin is an engaging speaker with strong examples that highly resonate with our students.  He is the only guest speaker that I brought back twice this year.  His message is that good!

Christine Arsenault, Director, Management Co-Op, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Probably one of my favorite schools to speak at, I returned for my 3rd consecutive year to Ann Arbor to lead a 2-hour workshop with the top-notch and down-to-earth students at Ross (http://www.bus.umich.edu/)

First of all, someone had told the students to arrive early in order to get a seat… and a handful of students arrive 45 minutes early!  It actually worked out well for them because not only did they get a front-row seat, but we got to connect and have some laughs before the event started.

Even though it was a late workshop (started at 8pm!) ~150 students attended the event and we had a lot of fun.  Some of the students were very good sports as I picked on them a bit during the presentation, and I had the chance to hear some really well-delivered personal pitches!  Its great to see the collaborative and fun environment that U of M fosters amongst the students.

It was a great surprise for everyone when they learned that Booz & Company (www.booz.com) had purchased copies of the book for them as a gift!  Everyone got to take some “Rockstar” home.  Even me… this email follow-up definitely made me feel like a Rockstar:

“I’d like to thank you for coming over to Ross and dedicating so much of your time and effort for us. It was truly a very informative and resourceful session. To be honest, I was initially under the impression that we would be subjected only to “teasers” from the book with no real take-aways. But I was completely wrong! Ironically the same day, I was attending a workshop at one of the clubs at Ross and one of the panelists actually said, “You can’t write a book on how to network.”

I will certainly be directing him to your website to check it out.”

Thanks so much for the vote of confidence!  Overall, it was a wonderful time in Ann Arbor, and a great partnership with Booz & Company!