Speaker Testimonials

“My firm recently hired Melonie to run a Masterclass on LinkedIn for a training seminar we were running. She did an outstanding job. Melonie was able to balance her presentation for the novices in our audience, without making it too basic for the more experienced LinkedIn users – she made the content relevant and relatable for everyone.

Melonie was so fantastic, we are engaging her again for another training.”

Shirar O’Connor-Mugler

Conway, Atlanta, Georgia

“Melonie provided her insight during a breakout session at our company’s annual business conference, where she spoke specifically about the social media platform, LinkedIn. Our group was comprised of people of various ages and levels of familiarity with social media.

Melonie did an excellent job of tailoring her message to our crowd, offering valuable information that our attendees could apply to their own social media practices to grow their businesses and increase effectiveness. Melonie is extremely professional and knowledgeable in her areas of expertise, and she was a pleasure to work with!”

Mark Phillips

Vice President, HelmsBriscoe

“Melonie Dodaro is a knowledgeable and gifted social media trainer. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing her present and train in various environments and am blown away by her ability to break down even the most complex of topics, and teach in bite size nuggets in a manner that has light bulbs popping from the entire audience!

It’s one thing for audience members to get insights from the presenter; it’s a whole other thing for the audience to get practical how-to’s that they can immediately apply – that’s exactly what Melonie provides, especially around LinkedIn. I have no hesitation in recommending her for speaking and training opportunities.”

Mari Smith

Social Media Speaker, San Diego, California

“I am an organizer of Social Media Camp, Canada’s largest annual social media conference.

Melonie’s LinkedIn presentation at Social Media Camp was one of the best rated at the event, from over 40 speakers from across North America. We have invited Melonie back next year as a featured speaker,

Melonie is truly one of the foremost authorities on social media marketing, and easily a top 10 speaker in the world on LinkedIn.”

Paul Holmes

Organizer of Social Media Camp

“Melonie recently conducted a presentation at our annual conference. I found her presentation to be perfect for our audience; it was intuitive and we all were able to walk away with simple, actionable items that could be implemented immediately to get noticed and get results on LinkedIn. Right after her presentation, there were attendees inquiring if she would speak at other engagements.”

Claudia Milicevic

Toronto, Ontario

“Melonie delivers! I’m glad I asked Melonie to speak at The Big Social Summit in Las Vegas. As one of our keynote speakers, Melonie’s presentation gave the audience practical and crystal clear insights into using LinkedIn. The entire audience was inspired and fully engaged. I highly recommend Melonie for any company looking to have a top-notch social media speaker at their event!”

Lance Joe

San Francisco, California

“Melonie ignited our crowd with her LinkedIn presentation at the Spark Women’s Leadership Conference. Engaging, knowledgeable and personable – Melonie was a standout presenter at our premiere event.”

Judy Kucharuk

Prince George, British Columbia

“Melonie’s presentation at Social Media Camp, on the proper use of LinkedIn, was “over the top” fantastic! I’m super happy with the results I’ve achieved just by following her advice.”

Jens Nielsen

Whitehorse, Yukon

“I saw Melonie present and there is little doubt that she is an expert and highly gifted relationship builder. She happens to do it with a laser like focus in technology and digital platforms like LinkedIn.”

Tom Nguyen

WinCorp Solutions, Irvine, California

“Our attendees loved your social media presentation. Your high energy and practical strategies made our event a complete success.”

Fred Sarkari

Organizer of Power in Partners

“I had the pleasure to watch Melonie speak at a leadership event in The Hague. The knowledge she shared can be applied right away to my business to increase my visibility, engagement and gain clients from LinkedIn.”

Alena Hielema

Business Coach, The Hague, Netherlands

“Melonie is truly the master of all things LinkedIn and social selling. I have learned so much from her, and I even had her speak at one of my events in Amsterdam. The audience was blown away by the strategies she shared that they can use immediately to grow their speaking business using LinkedIn.”

Ernesto Verdugo

Event Promoter, Houston, Texas

“I’ve promoted speakers around the world for 20+ years. I had the pleasure of learning from Melonie, and it was the most relevant training that I’ve seen. I can’t wait to start booking her to speak and train on LinkedIn all over the world.”

Gail Kingsbury

Event Promoter, Co-author of Speak and Grow Rich, Oregon, USA

Government and Public Sector Testimonials

“I recently participated in two of Melonie’s LinkedIn sessions at a social media workshop for investment promotion professionals in the Caribbean. I came away feeling more excited about LinkedIn and I’ve been transforming my profile based on her recommendations. What we learned is going to help take our lead generation tactics to a higher level.”

Shurla Henry-Gibson

Investment Promotion Specialist, InvesTT Trinidad and Tobago

“Melonie delivered an excellent full-day workshop on LinkedIn strategies for lead generation, our division at the Ontario Investment Centre. The session was engaging, interesting and entertaining in enabling quick learning.”

Joseph Kurian

Province of Ontario Economic Development/Innovation, Toronto, Ontario

“In working with Melonie Dodaro, she guided our agency to share our story in a more meaningful way. Through her training and consulting:

— Our organic impressions on posts have increased 700%

— Gained 275 more followers in the first two weeks

— Improved our social profiles so followers know exactly what they’re receiving to mirror our branding and marketing initiatives

— Helped us with a communication strategy and more effective content curation

I would definitely recommend that other organizations, government agencies and the like, seeking to improve content marketing and their LinkedIn & Twitter platforms, connect with Melonie and Top Dog Social Media.”

Temeka Thompson

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington DC

“I hired Melonie to teach students at UBC Okanagan LinkedIn basics to help get them started with creating their professional profile. I find LinkedIn a hard sell for students because they are not focused on looking for a job yet.

When Melonie spoke, she was compelling, engaging, clear in her instruction and also provided the right amount of information and, especially encouragement, to the students. Students walked away that evening inspired and motivated.

Because Melonie was so amazing, I hired her again to share her LinkedIn tips and tricks with staff who work directly with students. The insights we learned were definitely not something we could’ve found just by watching YouTube. I’m so thankful for Melonie. Her knowledge on LinkedIn, her passion and commitment to providing excellent service truly shines.”

Richelle Matas

Alumni Engagement Officer, The University of British Columbia

“Melonie gave me a great insight on the value of LinkedIn, when I participated in a workshop on social media for Caribbean investment promotion agencies.

Thanks to Melonie, I am equipped with all the necessary tools to transform my LinkedIn profile so that I can attract the right clients.

Melonie, thanks for giving me a new appreciation about the usefulness of LinkedIn.”

Kathy-Ann Donawa

Senior Marketing Officer, InvesTT Trinidad and Tobago

“If you want to learn how to leverage LinkedIn, Melonie Dodaro provides a refreshing and informative day session chocked full of useful tips. She makes the conversation engaging and provides useful and practical advice. Those of us in attendance are already putting our new knowledge to work!”

Jessica Cooper

NFIB, Washington DC

SME Testimonials

“Melonie is the real deal! I heard her speak as the LinkedIn expert at a CEO Success event last year. In working with Melonie, within 90-minutes, we were able to develop a LinkedIn strategy. I’m excited to put it in to play. Melonie is without a doubt a thought leader and influencer!”

Michelle Manire

Event Planner, Long Beach, California

“There are so-called experts on this platform… and then there is Melonie. For over a year I have followed her teachings, and each week I am learning more and more.

She has a heart of gold and expertise, to help use LinkedIn, to match. She has her finger on the pulse and knows what to do and what not to do to be in order to be successful.

I consider her to be one of my go-to people for my marketing efforts. She is the LinkedIn Queen in my opinion!”

Kevin Huhn

Business Consultant, Toronto, Ontario

“The LinkedIn Domination system Melonie created for me allowed me to fill my pipeline from zero to $1.45 million in only seven months.

I did everything she outlined. When she said to send out ten customized invitations a day, I sent out ten invitations a day. She said when they accept your invitation, send the next LinkedIn message the following day, etc. The system works!”

Lori Carr

West Palm Beach, Florida

“Melonie is simply awesome! She was able to pull information out of me and use that information to create the single best LinkedIn profile I have ever seen. I am certain with the way that she has created my LinkedIn profile that I will get an immediate increase of new clients.

In addition, Melonie has a fantastic series of training sessions that cover LinkedIn usage and how to maximize your number of connections. Thank you so much, Melonie, for making my profile so professional and for the follow up with me to make certain that I was happy with all that you had created for me! You are awesome to work with, and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone and everyone that is looking to increase their business.”

Micha Dearen

Action Executive Search, Houston, Texas, Recruiter

“Melonie and her team at Top Dog Social Media understand the in’s and out’s and the why’s and how’s of social media, to the degree that I haven’t seen in any other social media experts.

The best thing about Melonie is that she has a deep understanding of the psychology of marketing, in addition to social media, which makes her truly unique. She worked with my staff to develop my social media profiles, and I was truly impressed with her attention to detail, her professional service, and integrity. I highly recommend Melonie and her social media marketing services.”

Les Brown

Professional Speaker & Author, Los Angeles, California

“I have been very fortunate to have Melonie as a guest on my podcast, and I recently picked up her new LinkedIn training course. Within days of implementing her recommendations I’ve had people reach out to me about the work I do, and even managed to get the attention of recruiters for potential dream jobs.

Her LinkedIn training course is one of the smartest investments I’ve made and I’d recommend it to anybody who wants to get more out of LinkedIn.”

Srinivas Rao

Digital Content Strategist & Podcaster, Los Angeles, California

“It is a joy to highly recommend Melonie Dodaro as the #1 LinkedIn and social media expert I have ever met. Melonie has unbelievable understanding, expertise and deep experience of modern business social media solutions.

Melonie is an insightful expert and the leader in LinkedIn branding and business solutions. My LinkedIn’s SEO results speak for themselves! Since using her approach, I am now receiving over 25 searches a day!”

Rory Connolly

Dublin, Ireland

“I attended Melonie’s LinkedIn seminar, and I could not believe the results! It was a hands-on workshop, and I was optimizing my profile as we went along. Before I even left the seminar, I was already coming up as the first search result out of 130,000 other people!

Not only that but by lunchtime I had been emailed by someone who found me in a search for my industry with keywords I had just added! Amazing value, information, and results! If you are a B2B professional, you MUST attend!”

Samantha Milligan

Kelowna, British Columbia

“The LinkedIn process Melonie taught me changed EVERYTHING for me.

I followed the steps, and very shortly after, I was sought out by an event planner to speak at a MAJOR conference that attracted more than 8,000 attendees.

This was a direct result of the changes I made to my LinkedIn profile from Melonie’s teaching. Thanks so much, Melonie! Your process WORKS!”

Stephanie Nivinskus

Sizzle Force, San Diego, California

“As experienced in social media as I am, I loathed the idea of self-promoting myself without expert perspective from an outside point of view. Obviously, anything I wrote would be maybe too biased. So, I hired Melonie from Top Dog Social Media to help put together an excellent LinkedIn profile that really stands out.

I would happily recommend Melonie and Top Dog Social Media for anyone that needs expert and value for money advice on their social media presence.”

Omar Todd

Social Media Consultant, Melbourne, Australia

“Melonie is a marketing genius in both social media marketing and traditional marketing. As an entrepreneur, she understands how to help her clients create massive visibility and grow their businesses. I won’t hesitate to recommend Melonie and her team at Top Dog Social Media if you are looking for a solution to build your business!”

Maxine Dehart

Director of Sales, Ramada Hotel

“We used Melonie to assist with producing top executive LinkedIn profiles for our leadership team and promotion. We were thrilled with the results – she was wonderful to work with, delivered ahead of schedule and we love the results. We give her our highest recommendation.”

Adam Jones-Kelley

President, Conway & Site Selection Magazine

I hired Melonie to write a LinkedIn profile for me, as I have a hard time writing about myself. My profile turned out so much better than I could have ever imagined or certainly accomplished on my own. What she came up with was excellent. There’s no question; I made the right decision in hiring her.

The value I received was far greater than the investment in this service. I highly recommend her LinkedIn profile development service for anyone wanting to have an exceptional LinkedIn presence.

Larry Watson

CPA, Houston, Texas

Starting a new business after being employed for 35 years was new to me. I had no idea how to market myself to my ideal client – dentists. I turned to Melonie for help. She wrote for me a professional LinkedIn profile that spoke to my target market and more importantly, she created a strategic plan on how to attract new clients using LinkedIn.

I wouldn’t have known how to do this on my own, Melonie’s expertise was invaluable to me.

Annette Bjornstad-Woods

Bookkeeper, Jacksonville, Florida

“Melonie is the ONLY social media expert I know that FOCUSES on how to use social media as a part of a profitable sales strategy. She understands how to create the perfect balance between VALUE and then how to convert those relationships created through social media into paying customers for her clients.”

Debbie White

Sales Trainer & Speaker, Scottsdale, Arizona

“LinkedIn Domination delivered exactly what I was promised. I had a ‘rock star’ LinkedIn profile that was focused on my target market. I also had an action plan for connecting to my target market within LinkedIn.”

Dave Haggblad

Kelowna, British Columbia

“I did a one-day course in London that Melonie and ran and I was struck by her ability to convey how to create a good LinkedIn profile and to use LinkedIn as a lead generator. This woman knows her stuff!”

Tim Lewis

Managing Director, Stoneham Press Ltd, London UK

“Melonie’s LinkedIn Domination is the best program for using LinkedIn for business results, period.”

Andrei Jablokow

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Melonie gave a fantastic workshop about using LinkedIn for lead generation. I have taught sales teams for over 20 years, and the most significant challenge most salespeople have is generating new leads.

Melonie blew mind on all the ways that it’s possible to generate leads on LinkedIn, she is the master at it.”

Marcel van Oers

Sales Trainer & Speaker, Leewarden, Netherlands

“I was so impressed by Melonie’s in-depth knowledge of LinkedIn. I thought I was an advanced user until I met her, but the information she shared was full of golden nuggets.

I’ve never met someone who knows and understands LinkedIn so well. If you want to generate more leads in your business, Melonie is the person you need to go to.”

Nienke van Bezooijen

Professional Speaker’s Mentor, Netherlands

“As a result of the training, I had with Melonie I see LinkedIn very different now. I always knew there was something more to it and although I have got business from LinkedIn, I had no system. I see now exactly where I’ve been lacking and I know the exact steps I need to take to get more leads using LinkedIn, thanks to Melonie.”

Tineke Rensen

Speaker & Trainer, Rotterdam, Netherlands

“I just attended a wonderful LinkedIn workshop with Melonie. Even though I had a profile, I didn’t know how to get the most out of LinkedIn. Thanks to Melonie I now understand how to fully leverage LinkedIn and make the most out of it for my business. I highly recommend Melonie’s workshop.”

Martina Fuchs

Digital Brand Strategist, Munich, Germany

“The hands-on LinkedIn workshop I attended with Melonie was so helpful for me to understand how I can use it for my business. What I loved most was how Melonie provided a strategy to connect with ideal clients in a gentle, non-salesy kind of way. I can recommend Melonie and her workshop completely!”

Katja Graumann

Business & Mindset Coach, Germany

“I had never even used LinkedIn, and I realized I needed to change that so I attended Melonie’s LinkedIn workshop. Within a few hours, I had a profile set up, I understood what I needed to do, and I had strategies to find and connect with my ideal clients. Melonie is a pro, and I highly recommend her LinkedIn training and workshops!”

Elisabeth Kollman-Jeckel

Mompreneur Expert DACH Region, Austria

“I just came out of Melonie’s workshop on LinkedIn which I found to be super valuable. She was very approachable and attentive in helping us fine-tune our approach to LinkedIn.

She provided very detailed feedback and a strategic and structured way on how to use LinkedIn to find new clients. If you have the opportunity to attend a workshop by Melonie, don’t miss it!”

Dagmar Jungwirth-Alui

Certified High-Performance Coach, Geneva, Switzerland

“I highly recommend Melonie! I attended a full day LinkedIn training, and it was terrific! She showed us so many tips, and tricks that I would never have imagined existed and showed us how to build relationships on LinkedIn!

Melonie was so helpful working with each of us individually. She over-delivered, if you have a chance to work with her, do it!”

Helen Maffini

Director of MindBe Education, Portugal

“I teach people to start a new business as a bookkeeper, and I have Melonie provide the LinkedIn training for them to attract new clients.

Every student that implements Melonie’s process has found LinkedIn to be their most effective tool in acquiring new clients and building their business.”

Ben Robinson

Bookkeeper Business Academy, Atlanta, Georgia

“Melonie’s LinkedIn course has been instrumental in guiding my efforts to drive business through LinkedIn and positively impact my bottom line.

I now have a LinkedIn sales funnel thanks to her expert guidance. I’m not only attracting new clients and opportunities from it; I’m even getting new clients in the USA as a result of it.”

Rory Canavan

Software Consultant, United Kingdom

“Within two days of working Melonie’s strategy, I was able to connect with people on LinkedIn and generate sales.”

Giles Fabris

Business Coach, San Diego, California

“I love and will listen to anything, and everything Melonie Dodaro has to say. I’m just getting started with LinkedIn, and I already have one client, a couple of consultations and numerous prospects because of her training. Hail to the Queen of LinkedIn.”

Julie Schmedding

Bookkeeper, Pennsylvania, USA

“I just got started on LinkedIn, and thankfully I was immediately introduced to Melonie’s LinkedIn training, it transformed my business.

In the first two weeks, I connected with 50 people through LinkedIn messages and had taken 12 of those connections offline to a phone call. I would never have been able to do this if it weren’t for Melonie’s expertise in growing and nurturing your network without ever coming across as spammy.”

Patrick Hong

Sales Professional for Influencers, Australia

“Right from the start of the book, I was certain this is the best knowledge source for anyone who wants to master LinkedIn prospecting and social selling. Thank you Melonie, every page of your book was relevant and valuable. I couldn’t put the book down and read the entire thing in one day.”

Katarzyna Sitarska

Social Selling Program Manager, Warsaw, Poland

“I just came out of training with Melonie, and now I understand exactly how to nurture LinkedIn connections into relationships where the real business happens. Melonie provides a roadmap on how to drive sales consistently and predictably using LinkedIn.

I would recommend Melonie’s training for three reasons:

1. Melonie understands that it’s not about the technology, it’s just a tool to build better relationships.

2. She comes with a wealth of expertise and information that allows you to be more strategic with how you implement LinkedIn for your business.

3. Melonie understands how to generate leads and sales for your business using LinkedIn.”

Chris Baldwin Ph.D.

TedX Speaker, CEO of 10X Digital, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Corporate Testimonials

“I attended a session where Melonie shared valuable information with the audience on how to more effectively use LinkedIn.

She was full of tips and tricks to increase visibility, engagement and build relationships. What she teaches is highly relevant to both small businesses and large corporations.”

Snezana Zivcevska-Stalpers

Manager of Technology & Innovation at IBM, Netherlands

“The training Melonie provided our team will open a whole new avenue to prospect and generate new business, connect with existing clients, and other professionals in our industry. I would highly recommend her services to other business professionals.”

Erin Peikoff

National Leasing, Winnipeg, Manitoba

“We recently conducted a one-day social selling training session with Melonie where she customized a program that worked for us. Her knowledge and insight on social selling was top notch. Our sales team was able to quickly take the tools and guidance Melonie provided and put them into practice.

We are already seeing improved engagement and the connectivity of the approach, especially by leveraging our executive team and their industry contacts. This is yielding better results than the incredibly high expectations we set for the program. I highly recommend Melonie and Top Dog Social Media for anyone that is ready to eliminate smiling and dialing from their sales approach.”

Rich Owens

VRM Mortgage Services, Dallas, Texas

“Melonie Dodaro from Top Dog Social Media is truly a brilliant social media marketing expert. Melonie has helped me grow a large presence on Twitter and LinkedIn and has helped me get #1 positioning on Google with my blog. I’m also #1 on LinkedIn searches for my desired keywords and people are consistently telling me how impressed they are with my social media presence. But as an accountant it comes down to the bottom line, and yes, these efforts are bringing me more clients, increased credibility and even speaking engagements.

I couldn’t have done any of this without Melonie’s help. I highly recommend her services for those of you who are looking to take your social media presence to the next level.”

Ken Davison

Accountant, BDO Canada

“After one initial conversation with Melonie, I knew that I had the right person to hire. After just finishing my training sessions with her, I can tell you that she is an expert in social media, is extremely passionate about her work and does a great job teaching and preparing you to use social media as a business tool.

I believe that social media is important for business and Melonie truly knows all the tactical ways to use it efficiently, professionally with great results. She is also extremely personable, which was also a factor in working with her. I’m happy to refer her to anybody looking for this type of service.”

Gary Weingarten

Sales Executive, Precor, New York, NY

Vistage Testimonials

“Melonie Dodaro was recently brought in to speak to my group about the power of LinkedIn. I really wasn’t expecting to learn anything new, as I had just finished an intensive five-and-a-half-hour series of webinars on strengthening your LinkedIn profile, searching for qualified prospects, etc.

I had also worked closely with a marketing director that has strength in the LinkedIn arena and had updated my profile accordingly based on all of that input. What a shock! I learned more from Melonie in a one hour presentation than in all the previous webinars, and it became apparent that my profile really wasn’t the strong marketing piece that I had been led to believe. Needless to say, I asked Melonie to re-work my profile to better target my ideal audience.”

Shaune Eldred

TEC Canada/Vistage Chair, Okanagan Valley, BC

She had them at “hello”! Melonie provided an exceptional LinkedIn training, in fact it was so valuable I believe it should be a standard for all TEC Canada and Vistage Employees and Chairs.

TEC Canada and Vistage Global would benefit from having Melonie present not only to the Peer Advisory Boards, CEO and small business entrepreneurship, but also to all Chair candidates at the Vistage Academy and all seasoned Chairs at the Annual Chair World.

No one else has optimized LinkedIn the way Dodaro has done and continues to do in her cracking of the LinkedIn Code.

Patrick Marshall

TEC Canada/Vistage Chair, Victoria, BC

“Melonie’s presentation to our Chair Group was a 5/5 in every category. As a seasoned Chair, I’ve seen a lot of presentations, this was not only excellent, it was completely actionable.

I was so impressed with Melonie’s knowledge of LinkedIn that I invited her to present to my CEO group and hired her to re-write my LinkedIn profile. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Melonie to any TEC Canada or Vistage Chair to speak to your group.”

Robert (Bob) Sinclair

TEC Canada/Vistage Chair, West Vancouver, BC

“Melonie gave an excellent presentation to our members, and there were significant takeaways for everyone there. The information she presented was up-to-date and easy to understand. She’s a highly accomplished, professional speaker, and we certainly wish we could have had more time with her.”

Rob Hunt

TEC Canada/Vistage Chair, West Vancouver, BC

“I invited Melonie to speak at the quarterly meeting of our TEC Chairs in British Columbia. I was confident that Melonie had the expertise to envision, encourage and equip our chairs to take their LinkedIn game to another level. Melonie did not disappoint. She did a fabulous job and we left the room far smarter than when we entered.”

David MacLean

TEC Canada/Vistage Chair, Kelowna, BC

“I gave Melonie a 5/5 in every category when she spoke to our group. She has a great way to make LinkedIn understandable and Melonie, is a pleasure to listen to. My only complaint is we needed more time with her.”

Steve Whiteside

TEC Canada/Vistage Chair, Vancouver, BC

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