Neal Schaffer is a leader in helping businesses and professionals strategically leverage the potential of social media as a business tool.
An author, speaker, and social media strategy consultant, Neal has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business Week, Yahoo!, and the American Express Open Forum.
A graduate of Amherst College, he is also fluent in Chinese and Japanese and currently resides in Irvine, California, where he proudly serves on the marketing committee for the United Way of Orange County.
Neal has published two books on LinkedIn:
Neal's first book, Maximizing LinkedIn, was a recipient of multiple industry awards and continues to be one of the best-selling books in its genre.
His next book, Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales & Social Media Marketing, also became a bestseller in business circles.
Neal is currently working on his third book, tentatively titled Windmill Networking: Maximizing Twitter.
Neal is also a frequent social media conference speaker and is passionate about educating his audience with concrete takeaways and compelling, customized content to help them truly maximize social media. Neal has spoken before thousands of executives and professionals globally.
As President of Windmills Marketing, a social media strategy consulting practice, Neal has led social media strategy creation, educational workshops, and implementation coaching for a range of B2B and B2C companies including a Fortune 50 software company, a multi-billion dollar nutritional supplements enterprise, and a popular Mexican-American musician.