“As soon as I met Jeff his communication skills were evident. I was very impressed with his leadership skills and as I have gotten to know him i have been blown away by his knowledge and skill in the area of social media” December 8, 2010
Marcos Gonzalez, Accounts District Manager, Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
“Jeff Zelaya has to be the most dynamic, self-confident and driven undergraduate student I have met in my nearly 20 years of teaching. He exudes confidence and instantly makes an impression on everyone he meets. He has excellent communication, networking and personal selling skills, easily making him the best presenter of my two classes last fall (about 100 students). He also seems to have almost limitless energy and has founded or leads a number of student groups on campus. Jeff is also highly attuned to the importance and impact of social media, using a multitude of platforms more skillfully than even the vast majority of online marketing professionals. He is widely-respected by his peers and faculty alike, and I wholeheartedly give my highest recommendation to Jeff Zelaya.” January 17, 2011
Kimberly Taylor, Associate Professor, FIU,
Jeff is one of the most influential and knowledgeable people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I remember noticing him first when he gave a presentation for a class project. He instantly sparked the attention of his audience with powerful charisma and a deep understanding of marketing decisions and their influence on corporations.
Since that time, Jeff and I have worked together on numerous initiatives in SLG such as helping FIU business organizations better lead their members and developing proposal structures to fund influential projects.
His approach to social media for marketing connects organizations with users using their preferred medium of communication; creating valuable and lasting relationships with customers. His grasp of social media concepts and his follow-through upon implementation make him a leader in the social media industry and someone capable of incredible results.
A man of inspiring character and passionate enthusiasm, Jeff is to be watched for his ever-widening influences into the practices of social media and the marketing industry. For these reasons, I highly recommend Jeff for any organization looking to create powerful bonds between company and consumer.” November 30, 2010
Jason Ford, Vice President, Student Leadership Group
“Jeffrey Zelaya is extremely passionate at marketing for every organization he is affiliated with. He’s full of inspiration and will go the extra step to help anyone that comes to him. Jeff is highly creative, outgoing, and a talented public speaker. When it comes to marketing with one of the greatest tool of our time, the social media, no one does it better than Jeff. I highly recommend Jeff to any organization and I assure you that Jeff will not disappoint.” November 15, 2010
Geoffrey Chan, Owner, Entrepreneur – eBay
“I had the pleasure of meeting Jeff this semester at FIU. As President of SLG, it is his responsibility to know the board members of every business organization on campus. Not only did he do this, but he made it his goal to know everyone on a personal level. Jeff would be an asset in any role; he is a fantastic public speaker and has a level of professionalism unmatched by any other student I’ve met at FIU. I enjoy Jeff’s workshops and look forward to more in the future. I turn to him for advice and information on topics in which he is extremely knowledgeable such as social media and marketing. I look forward to working with him throughout the semester and learning from him.” November 14, 2010
Elissa Diaz, Secretary, Finance and Management Association
“I met Jeff via Twitter. He didn’t hesitate to introduce himself and alert me to the events that were going on with the FIU School of Business. He has introduced various opportunities to get involved with the school and I truly admire his passion. I have become familiar with Jeff and how he has maintained such a high GPA and active involvement in the fields of marketing and business at FIU. I finally had the pleasure of meeting him at a Social Media workshop that he hosted at FIU. I was intrigued by the passion he had to share his knowledge of social media tips with the students. Jeff has an amazing aura and I am inspired by being around him and in his network. He is an excellent public speaker and I believe that he will go far. I look forward to working with Jeff in the future and wish him the best of luck in all of his endeavors.” November 11, 2010
De’Launa Carriere, PRSSA- National Liaison, Florida International University
“Jeff is an inspiring individual and a fantastic public speaker. Throughout our conversations, both personally and in events we’ve participated in together as student leaders, Jeff shows professionalism and knowledge on a level that is largely unmatched.
Presenting a workshop on the importance of building a presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., Jeff offered students an advanced look at how these media help develop a personal brand. This advice is essential when attempting to attract the attention of job recruiters in an increasingly competitive job market.” October 8, 2010
Giancarlo Russo, President, FIU Chapter, American Marketing Association