Jim addressing a packed room at SXSW (Photo by Helen Todd)

Looking for a great speaker to rock your next event? Look no further.

I’m a dynamic, experienced public speaker and I’d love to present to your group.

  • More than 45 speaking and teaching events in 2012-2013
  • Chosen from 3,200 applicants – three times – to speak at SXSW Interactive
  • Professional, high-energy speaker for your Conference, University, or Group
  • Contact Jim to book a speaking event


  • SXSW, SXSW V2V, 99U Conference, 99U Popup School, Women In Business, FindSpark Career Bootcamp, Find and Follow Your Passion, Social Media Week
  • Co-Founder, Host, and Speaker, Reboot Workshop Conferences

Universities and Groups:

  • NYU, American University, Bryant University, CUNY, LIM College, Fordham University, Baruch College, The New School
  • General Assembly, Women in Cable Television, AWNY, Data Divas, ISST-CT
Bryant University Students listen in on Jim’s presentation

Speaking Topics:

  • How to Negotiate Your Salary Like An FBI Agent (Most popular)
  • What it Takes To Get a $70,000 Raise
  • Career Happiness: Network, Hard Work, Do Something Awesome
  • Salary Negotiation “Speed Dating” (Rapid 1:1 consulting)

The Speaker Experience:

  • High-energy presentations include instructional speaking, slides, and videos
  • Available: Cheatsheet handouts, Salary Tutor books, online course access
  • Interactive role-playing; option for Game Show-style “Negotiation Hotseat”
Putting job-seekers on the Negotiation Hotseat at the 99u Conference (Photo Julian Mackler)
Putting job-seekers on the Negotiation Hotseat (Photo by Julian Mackler)


  • “Highest Rated Speaker” – “We’ve hired Jim to speak at multiple conferences, and his recent presentation was the highest rated session of the entire conference, with 94% rating it extremely valuable. He has great energy, is easy to work with, and always makes sure to tailor his talks to our audience.”
    – Emily Miethner, CEO and Founder, FindSpark
  • “Dynamic and Energetic” – “Jim is a dynamic and energetic speaker who thoughtfully prepared his presentation to meet the needs of our Women in Business Conference attendees. His industry experience and personable approach make him an engaging presenter with practical skills to share.”
    – Becca Youngerman, Assoc. Director of Alumni Relations, American University
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Sample Speech:

Jim Hopkinson speaking on Career Trends and Salary Negotiation at Reboot Workshop Conference

Jim Hopkinson featured on NYU’s Innovation program, “Ideas Never Sleep”

Booking Information:

Jim addresses a crowd (Photo by Amanda Ghanooni)