I have dealt both personally and professionally with Erika Speed as a Consultant, Event Planner and business leader for over a decade in various capacities. From her college graduation to entry into the workforce at various media outlets to managing our volunteer efforts at several NABFEME Conferences, Erika Speed's skill sets are extremely admirable.
Erika is efficient, timely, very organized, diligent, dependable and thorough. It is my personal and professional belief that she would be an excellent asset to any organization.
Johnnie Walker, President
“Erika Speed is a smart, capable and warm professional. She brings a great deal of energy to everything she is involved with. Furthermore, she is willing to be a collaborative team player, while also owning the ability to lead.”
Celebrity Strategist/Media Coach On-Air Personality/Producer 100.3 WRNB-FM Soulful Sunday Radio One Philadelphia
“Erika brings warmth and a sense of home to an otherwise modern but somewhat cold highrise apartment building in midtown Manhattan. She is immediately lovable and truly connects when you interact with her. Her work has included a plethora of events from holiday parties with live music, educational workshops, health and wellness sessions, dance classes, and more. I also appreciated and enjoyed her newsletters and RSVP communications- always aesthetically pleasing, clear and streamlined. I am trying to invent an event to host just so I can work with her, she is that adored by me - and many others!”
“Erika is gifted at curating engaging and fun events that appeal to many people and encourages community interaction. Erika did a wonderful job producing events for the residents ranging from yoga classes on the rooftop, latin dance class, wine and paint night, game night and so much more.”
Consultant at She Negotiates
“Erika is one of the most gifted, talented and creative people that I have had the pleasure of working with. While employed with Clear Channel/Philadelphia I could always count on Erika to come up with brilliant promotional concepts for presentation to clients looking to reach the diverse audiences that the radio cluster represented. Erika's passion, drive and initiative displayed a work ethic that you don't see that often these days and as such she was always willing to go that extra mile to ensure client satisfaction. I truly enjoyed my time working with Erika and she received much praise from clients who saw their business grow and/or brand recognition increase as a result of the promotional programs implemented on their behalf.”
T. Vincent Ellis
“Erika's work ethic, attention to detail and willingness to jump in and get the job done is second to none. She brings fresh and unique ideas to the table that are relevant to what needs to be accomplished from a sales and marketing perspective. She would be a wonderful asset to any organization looking for a creative partner.”
Director of Sales, Radio One
“I've worked with Erika in a number of capacities but by far an most impressed by her ability to network and build relationships and contacts on behalf of companies and brands. It takes a special talent to work a room and leave with meaningful contacts and relationships…. She's a natural in this regard.”
“Erika is an uncommonly vibrant person with a great energy. She is an excellent communicator and team player who is 100% solutions-focused. Her stellar ability to connect with and understand people, combined with her marketing and public relations expertise, makes her indispensable.”
“I worked with Erika on a two-month long, customized training engagement. The stakes were high, as this was a highly anticipated, full-day professional development offering that eventually impacted 20% of our full-time employees. It was important that the lessons behind the sessions were consistent while we remained flexible enough to tweak the delivery for each class based on location, day of the week, and start time. Erika was a pro! She made sure we had a phone conference with the trainer at the outset to ensure the training met our particular needs. She made sure to communicate with me regularly to ensure that she and the instructor had everything they needed from me and that I had everything related to the training that I needed as well. Her professionalism and preparedness ensured that I never felt rushed or pressured to do things at the last minute. She even assisted in following-up after each session to ensure that all of the trainees received their certificates of completion. She truly understands what it means to build relationships with her customers and it's a quality one doesn't see every day.”
Deputy Director, HR and Talent at NYC Department of Education