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Our CEO is one of the leading speakers in the world.

Successful Young Entrepreneur. Web & TV Personality. Best Selling Author. International Speaker.

Her average ranking by attendee evaluations is an outstanding 98.7%

An Online Marketing Shaman and a Millennial Master of the Universe – FastCompany.com

One of the Top 25 under 25 Entrepreneurs in North America – BusinessWeek

THE Zen Master of Marketing – Entrepreneur Magazine

Successful Young Entrepreneur. Web and TV Personality. Bestselling Author. International Speaker. Award winning CEO of The Marketing Zen Group – a global online marketing company. Shama is the face of today’s digital world, and represents the best her generation has to offer. She has aptly been dubbed the “master millennial of the universe” and “an online marketing shaman” by FastCompany.com.

Shama is author of the best-selling book, “The Zen of Social Marketing,” and is an oft-quoted social media expert. Shama has been featured by Business Week, Dallas Morning News, Entrepreneur, Fast company, Inc. Magazine, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal and hundreds of blogs and social media outlets. She’s also an accomplished international speaker and hosts her own Web TV show, Shama.TV. The show addresses new media marketing topics, trends, people and relevant perspectives. She also hosts multiple business and technology segments on TV.

Shama formed The Marketing Zen Group in 2009. Since then, the company has grown, includes 30 employees and clients that range from publicly held, Fortune 500 companies to privately held small businesses and non-profit organizations. The company serves clients worldwide, including companies in Europe, Asia and Central and South Americas. Since its start in 2009, average company growth is 400 percent.

She holds a Masters degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Texas at Austin, and prides herself in being a constant learner. In 2009, Business Week honored Shama as one of the Top 25 under 25 entrepreneurs in North America. In 2010, Shama won the prestigious Technology Titan Emerging Company CEO award. In 2011, Entrepreneur Magazine featured her as one of four Super Sonic Youth, dubbing her a “Zen Master of Marketing.” And, in 2012, Shama’s company, The Marketing Zen Group, was honored at The White House for being named to the Empact100 list of the top 100 U.S. companies to be run by a young entrepreneur.

When not working directly with her clients or shooting her shows, Shama travels the world speaking on business, entrepreneurship, and technology. She is passionate about empowering youth and works closely with the Young Entrepreneur Council in fostering youth entrepreneurship around the world. In 2011, she was the only woman delegate invited by the U.S. State Department to mentor tech entrepreneurs in Cairo as part of President Obama’s initiative in the region.

The 3rd edition of her best-selling book, The Zen of Social Media Marketing, was released in January 2013.

Shama’s Presentation Topics:

  • The Zen of Social Media Marketing (Social Media Marketing for Your Industry.)
  • 13 Digital Trends to Lookout for in 2013
  • Social Media Recruiting – How to Use Social Media to Recruit
  • Social Media and Personal Branding – How to Create an Outstanding Digital Footprint (great for teens and parents!)
  • Online Video – The Frontier We Haven’t Even Begun to Explore
  • Social Media Marketing and Non-Profits
  • Social Media Marketing in the B2B and B2G World
  • Facebook Marketing: How to Leverage the Biggest Social Network on the Planet
  • When I Grow Up, I Want to be an Entrepreneur: Lessons in Entrepreneurship
  • Social Networking: How to Network and Succeed from Behind a Computer Screen
  • Social Media Marketing for B2B Companies
  • Understanding the Working Mindset of Gen Y and Millennials

ALL KEYNOTES ARE CUSTOM CREATED FOR THE AUDIENCE -

Recent Praise from Event Organizers:

On behalf of the Alliance of Technology and Women (ATW), I want to thank you for delivering a fantastic presentation on Tuesday night. You kicked off our summer setting a high standard for our series. From a quantitative perspective you were a hit with nearly 100% rating the event excellent. From a qualitative perspective there were comments such as: great topic and very valuable and interesting real world example of how social media is being used.

- Lisa Danzer, President of ATW

Shama Kabani is the perfect blend of professional and yet real. Her ability to simplify complex subjects and capture a crowd with her magnetic personality is unparalleled.

- Gail Goodwin, Inspire Me Today

Shama’s enthusiasm, cheery personality, and desire to truly help others made her one of the hits of the Aloha Summit. If we can, we’d be delighted to have her back again as a speaker.

- Dave Taylor, co-organizer, The Aloha Social Media Summit

Ms. Kabani was our highest rated speaker – and we had some very impressive speakers.

- Judy H, CEO Leadership Summit

What can I say about Shama!! She smart, clearly spoken, professional, funny, easy to work with, understands the audience and knows her stuff on social media. As a keynote speaker she all of this and so much more. She was the highlight of the event as our closing speaker.

If asked if I would recommend her I would say YES. Matter a fact I have twice already. Thank you Shama for being so great!! I know our paths will cross again.

- Pete Cappa, Producer & Event Management for Prudential

Here is just a sampling of Shama’s speaking engagements (most were repeat invites!)

  • USAID – NexGen Bootcamp – Cairo, Egypt
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • International Automotive Remarketers Alliance
  • Tyler Technologies
  • Provokers -Mexico City, Mexico
  • U.S. Travel Association Annual Conference
  • Southern Methodist University (SMU)
  • NACE – National Association of Colleges and Employers
  • Vistage – CEOs
  • Texas Christian College (TCU)
  • AMA – American Marketing Association
  • Professional Convention Management Association
  • National Business Educations Association
  • SYSCO – Restaurant Marketing
  • YMCA – Silicon Valley CEO Leadership Summit
  • Empact100 – White House
  • PRSA Communications Summit
  • YMCA – CMO Conference
  • Camp Fire – Annual CEO Conference
  • University of Louisiana in Monroe
  • StoneRiver – Client Conference
  • YPO -Social Media and Parenting
  • University of Santiago – Dominican Republic
  • Pennsylvania Women’s Conference
  • Prudential Real Estate Conference – Toronto
  • Texas Governor’s Women’s Conference
  • Exhibitor – Las Vegas
  • Texas Workforce Commission Annual Conference
  • Direct Employers – Social Media and Recruiting
  • Purdue University – Doster Leadership Conference


If you are interested in booking Shama for a speaking engagement or would like to know more, please call 1-888-460-6008 or fill out and submit the form below. Due to high demand, Shama’s calendar gets booked very quickly. Thank you for your interest!
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