Mike Clark and Bert Verdonck are high in demand as  networking speakers and speakers about LinkedIn and referrals on events, conferences, seminars, lunch meetings and other events.

A presentation can be about:

  • General Networking

    • The basic principles of networking
    • Networking Quick Start
    • Networking for a job
    • Career & networking


  • Networking at events

    • Effective networking at events
    • The 5 steps of networking at events
    • What’s Your Sticky Story©, the alternative for an Elevator Story or Elevator Pitch that works!


  • How to REALLY use LinkedIn

    • In general
    • To find more customers (for sales people, business owners, account managers, business development managers,…)
    • To find a new job
    • To find new employees
    • To find the people who can help you get your work done faster (experts inside and outside your organisation, suppliers, partners,…)
    • The LinkedIn Strategy Matrix© for organizations


  • Referrals

    • How to get referrals
    • What are the 7 main reasons that organisations don’t get referrals (and what to do about it)?
    • Effective ways to integrate networking in your sales or recruitment strategy


The topic of networking is also ideal for conferences. Mike and Bert are regularly hired as a networking speaker for:

  • an opening speech: to emphasize the importance of networking between the participants at the conference and to get them in action right away.
  • a networking game : to experience the power of the network while having fun.
  • a closing speech: to give the participants concrete tips how to network on the cocktail drink

All presentations can be varied in length and content.

If you have your own idea about a topic or if you want a networking presentation or presentation about referrals that is modified to the theme of your conference, our team at Really Connect will happily work with you to create a presentation that the participants will remember for a long time!


Bert Verdonck is also a member of PSA Holland (Professional Speakers Association Holland), the association that helps speakers from the Netherlands and Flanders to keep on growing as a professional speaker and both Mike and Bert are members of the Global Speakers Federation.

Bert Verdonck won the “Elevator Pitch Contest” at the PSA Holland Convention in 2010.