Effective Communication and Presentation

Friday, August 27, 2021

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM EDT



Michael Kim 

>>> Entrepreneur, Effective Communications Advisor, Innovator

Michael Kim is a marketing expert, entrepreneur, experienced public speaking mentor and speaker, and a passionate advocate for AAPI representation.

He is the Founder of Speak 2 Engage where he has used his broad industry experience in technology innovation, operations, sales, business development and marketing management to advise high growth companies and founders. He has taught (Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business) and spoken at the University of Colorado-Boulder, George Washington University and GBMC Hospital.

Michael has marketed to Fortune 1000 companies, the U.S. Government, Military and launched a national sales division at an SaaS (online learning software) company. Two of the companies where he led sales won INC 500 Awards. He is currently on the Board of Trustees for NAAAP DC and has moderated or has spoken at sessions (Trends in Healthcare, Effective Communication in the Zoom Era and Beyond).

Michael is committed to helping individuals become confident speakers who can read and lead a room. Michael has recently performed as a stand up comic in the Washington DC area to continue to develop his speaking skills.

Bob Kim 

>>> Marketing Manager

Bob Kim is a Marketing Manager with Advance Auto Parts Customer Experience Team. He joined Advance in January of 2019

Bob is also the Business Development Leader for Advance’s ICON employee network, where he helps to develop ICON’s mission to enrich and empower our Asian employees through initiatives.

Bob was born in Washington, DC to Korean immigrant parents and has lived or worked in 20 U.S. states during his 20+ yr career in Advertising and Marketing. He has worked for some of the world’s biggest ad agencies and Fortune 100 companies, like McDonald’s Corporation and Accenture. His passions are care for the customer and making Advance the best loved brand in the industry.

In his free time, Bob is an avid car buff who is a Speed Perks Elite member. He loves art, music, movies and auto racing. But, most of all, he loves spending time with his wife (Torrey), his three sons (Garrett, Charlie and Ace), and his two dogs (Kylo and Arya).