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Speaking Topics

From conference panels to virtual workshops, continuing education sessions, industry events and more, Emily A. Hay brings 10+ years of social media marketing and work life integration experience to audiences. Here are a few topics with actionable strategies to get your wheels turning.

How to Hire an Effective Social Media Manager

Whether you already have someone in-house or have outsourced before, social media marketing is not something you should assume anyone with a smartphone can do. An effective social media manager should be trained and have a specific skillset to put to work for your business.

As Founder of Hay There Social Media, Emily puts her 10+ years in the industry to work by training women across the U.S. to work as freelance social media managers. Emily speaks to the expectations businesses should expect from this kind of professional engagement.

Whether you want to start a new approach to community building or are looking to make an impact with video, this session will help you rethink your social media strategy and understand what the right social media manager can do for your business.

With all the changes the past couple of years have brought, now is the PERFECT time to pause, rethink and possibly pivot your social media marketing efforts.

Attendees will leave this session knowing:

  • How an effective social media manager can create content that resonates with your followers.
  • Why a social media manager is actually the first outsourced "hire" you should consider.
  • How to squeeze every ounce of return from your efforts: how to measure your social media manager's effectiveness.

Work+Life Balance? Yeah right. How Work+Life INTEGRATION can change your life.

Integrate: verb. To combine one thing with another so that they become a whole.

We've heard it. The age-old phrase of “work life balance” sets women up to fail. Even before The Great Resignation, we women have wised up and learned balance may be an impossible standard. But flip your mindset toward Work Life INTEGRATION and you may have found the key to feeling more fulfilled.

Since 2010, Emily A. Hay, Founder of Hay There Social Media, and her team of women have had on-the-job training integrating work and personal life into one. She has her feet firmly planted in two worlds as mom and business owner and believes living in what she has dubbed, “Work+Life Integration Nation”™ is the key to an easier day and a happier life for modern women.

After Emily and her husband were proudly featured in the Fair Play Documentary (inspired by Eve Rodsky's NY Times Bestselling book; written, produced, and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom and in partnership with Hello Sunshine), she learned that having a "work system" isn't enough if the "life system" doesn't exist.

Hear Emily share firsthand accounts of what that two-year, intimate experience behind the camera taught her.

Drowning in laundry and proposals, I learned my husband and I weren't alone; we faced systemic issues affecting millions of families across the globe.

Attendees will leave this session knowing:

  • How to work with what you have to gain professional fulfillment while not getting burned out and stressed
  • Fair Play system tips so you can work on what really counts.
  • True North compassing skills, so you are doing the work you want for clients you LOVE and not wasting time trying to just make a buck.
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Client Testimonials

What They Say

Amy Jo Martin

New York Times Bestselling Author,
Speaker, CEO/Founder and Podcast Host

Emily is constantly challenging herself and she does the hard work! I've had the chance to witness Emily's style in the Renegade Brand Bootcamp and she has that blend of big picture thinking with the important details which is very unique these days.

Andrew McCuiston

President, Goldfish Swim School

We are happy to work with Emily. She and her team have helped Goldfish Swim School in ways we cannot get it done. Thank you!

Derek Grimaldi

General Manager
The H Hotel, A Dolce Hotel & Resort, Wyndham Hotel Group

Emily’s enthusiasm, energy and commitment to collaboration have played an integral role in the design, launch and growth of our social media channels. Her leadership and support, along with that of her team have made a tremendous impact on all facets of our business. Her commitment to customer service and to our success has been unwavering during the two years we have worked with her.

Anne Doyle

Global Women’s Leadership Expert, Author, Hall of Fame Journalist

As a journalist, business executive, elected official and mother committed to continuous human advancement, I love seeing other women achieve in every facet of their lives. That’s why I stand behind Emily Hay as a leader worth following. Emily’s individual progression, passion and commitment to bringing real solutions to other women on their journey as leaders, as professionals and as mothers is indisputable.



Do you revel in the small daily mom wins like me? Do you also crave professional fulfillment? In these posts I'll help YOU live the life you want in Work+Life Integration Nation.™

Our Journey in the Fair Play Documentary Produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine

How Childhood and the Workforce Shaped Me Since I was a child, I always knew I wanted to be a mom and I always...

Transform24 Conference: Speaking with Seth Godin on Fundraising Success

On January 24-25, 2024, I had the privilege of emceeing the 2nd Annual Fundraising Transformation Summit – aka Transform24 – a global conference where...

Greater Lansing Area Moms Meet a Mom Feature

I am honored to have the opportunity to contribute to a Meet-a-Mom feature on the Greater Lansing Area Moms site.  Greater Lansing Area Moms Site...

Accolades and Awards

From contributing social media content to "The Internet Advisor Show" on Detroit's premier business radio network and appearing on the Professionals Panel on NBC Detroit's "Live in the D", Emily A. Hay is proud to showcase additional honors.

Winner of the Nancy Ray Founders Award from the Women Business Owners (WBO) of Southeast Michigan

2015 winner of the Vanguard Award from by the Association for Women in Communications Detroit Chapter

Recognized by the Michigan Business & Professional Association as a “Social Media Standout”

Named to dBusiness Magazine 30 in Their 30s

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