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How to Win the Room…When You’d Rather Stay At Home: The Benefits of Introversion

July 17, 2019 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

What do you do when you know you need to network and market yourself but the introvert within says, “Uh, maybe later”?

This month’s presentation provides us with strategies for embracing your qualities as an introvert (or for those occasions when you aspire to introversion!) and establishing and maintaining a successful personal brand, both online and in person. This session promises to be a lively and engaging overview that will help you better understand where you (and those you support) “get” their energy and how that impacts effectiveness as a growth agent. How do you recharge? How do you leverage a tendency toward introversion to prepare for a conference or event or to grow your network in an authentic way?

You will walk away with practical tips on how to use social media and professional affiliations to assess and establish your brand (introvert or no) and how to best engage with the introverts in your midst. Heck, there may even be a show tune or two!

Here’s what people are saying about Roy:

"Today my friend and marketing idol Roy Sexton presented 'How to Win the Room When You'd Rather Stay Home' to a PACKED ROOM. This is what happens when you book a ROCK STAR MARKETER for your speaker. Roy was an amazing presenter. He has a genuine, approachable and relatable speaking style. He reminded us introverts that we're OK to be an introvert. We don't need to apologize for it, and we can be effective at networking, too. I learned that if you give introverts an assignment at a meeting (live tweeting, taking pics, helping at the registration table), it eases our anxiety. Need a keynote or conference presenter? Check out Roy Sexton. Then, check out the hashtag #BeARoySexton."

Body of Knowledge (BoK)Business Development, Marketing Management and Leadership, Communications

Clark Hill
One Prudential Plaza
130 East Randolph Street
Suite #3900
Chicago, Illinois 60601

Lunch will be provided.

$30 LMA Members
$50 LMA Non-Members and any registrations after July 15
*Complimentary Webcast for LMA Members who do not have access to local programming provided by a Local Steering Committee. If you qualify for the Complimentary Webcast, email for a discount code to register for free. You will receive a follow-up email the day prior to the Webcast wtih login details. Webcast will run from 12:05 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. CST.

Note: LMA Members must be logged in to the LMA website to receive the member rate.


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About The Presenter

Roy SextonRoy Sexton leads Clark Hill’s marketing, branding, and communications efforts, collaborating with the firm's exceptional team of marketing and business development professionals.

Roy has nearly 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, business development, and strategic planning, having worked at Deloitte Consulting, Oakwood Healthcare (now Beaumont), Trott Law (formerly Trott & Trott), St. Joseph Mercy Health System, and Kerr Russell, PLC. He has been heavily involved regionally and nationally in the Legal Marketing Association as a board member, content expert, and presenter. He is treasurer-elect currently for the Legal Marketing Association’s Midwest Regional Board of Directors. Roy was named a Michigan Lawyers Weekly "Unsung Legal Hero" in 2018.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Wabash College, and holds two masters degrees: an MA in theatre from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He is a graduate of Leadership Detroit and Leadership A2Y, was a governor-appointed member of the Michigan Council of Labor and Economic Growth, and was appointed to the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association Board of Governors in 2012.

He served as an at-large member of LMA's Midwest Regional Board, served on the advisory committee for Strategies Magazine, and was a member of the Social Media SIG steering group. He has been involved on the following nonprofit boards and committees: First Step, Michigan Quality Council, National MS Society, ASPCA, Wabash College Southeast Michigan Alumni Association, Penny Seats Theatre Company and the Spotlight Players. He currently sits on the boards of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor, Royal Starr Film Festival, Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, and He is a published author with two books Reel Roy Reviews, Volumes 1 and 2.

Important Information

  • Walk-Ins must still register online (i.e., using a smartphone, tablet, or other device). Upon completion of registration, you can either pay online, present a check at registration, or agree to be invoiced after the event.
  • Payment using credit/debit card is only available online.
  • Checks made payable to "LMA Midwest Region" will be accepted at the door.
  • No cash payments will be accepted.

LMA Midwest Region reserves the right to cancel the registration of any registrant with an outstanding balance.

Should you need to cancel your registration, please contact prior to July 15. According to LMA Midwest Region policy, all no-shows and cancellations after July 15 will be billed the late registration rate.