• 50 Ways to Excel in Your First Job

    (And In Life)

    Because The Most Important Lessons For Young Professionals Are The Things That No One Tells You

  • About The Book

    The Best Selling Gift for College Graduates & New Employees


    The most powerful lessons that prepare young professionals for a successful career simply aren’t learned in the college classroom. Those nuggets of practical wisdom aren’t just secrets to success on the job – they’re also crucial to excelling in life.


    50 Ways to Excel in Your First Job (and in Life) is the go-to book for young professionals as they enter the real world and strive to build exceptional careers. This best-selling guide helps recent college graduates get the most out of their first job and internships by teaching them those critical lessons that are essential to making a mark on the world.


    Written the young professional in mind, this book gets straight to the point in bite sized chapters and helps newly minted professionals get the most out of their real world career from day one in the office.


    This book is the perfect college graduation gift, new employee onboarding guide, and conversation starter for young professionals.


    50 Ways to Excel in Your First Job (and in Life) mentioned in the Huffington Post!


    The Book Covers Below Topics and More!

    Soft Skills

    The most in-demand skill wanted from employers

    More than 50% of companies in a Career Builder survey said that recent college graduates lacked interpersonal skills. This books shares tips on how to connect with others.

    Problem Solving

    Identify opportunities, not challenges

    Nearly 50% of employers say recent college graduates have poor problem-solving skills. This book helps solve this problem.

    Networking & Relationship Building

    Build a network of allies

    It’s not who you know. It’s who knows you. This book demonstrates how to build a network of allies.


    Accountability & Responsibility

    40% percent of companies looking to hire new graduates say that this group needs better leadership skills. Readers learn how to take accountability and responsibility.

    Creative Thinking

    Think outside of the box

    A study at more than 150 schools across the U.S. found that 40% of students were deficient with critical thinking abilities. This book provides entrepreneurial tips to proactively address this.

  • About The Author - Antonio Neves

    Nationally Recognized Workforce Speaker - Author - Consultant

    Author Antonio Neves is the leading expert on young professional and millennial success. His mission is to help young professionals have exceptional careers.


    A first generation college student who earned a masters degree from an Ivy League institution, Antonio built a successful career from nothing to becoming an award-winning journalist working as a correspondent, producer and executive with top television networks and tech companies including NBC, PBS, BET Networks, about.me and Nickelodeon.


    A highly sought-after and internationally recognized speaker, Antonio has delivered keynotes in corporate environments, to national trade associations on college campuses nationwide.


    An award-winning journalist, Antonio worked in the television industry for 10 years as a correspondent, host, and producer with top networks including NBC, PBS, BET Networks, and Nickelodeon. Antonio’s business articles regularly appear in Inc.com and Entrepreneur.com.


    Antonio is also author of the best-selling books, 50 Things Every College Student Should Know and Student Athlete 101: College Life Made Easy On & Off The Field.


    A graduate of Western Michigan University, and earned a Masters degree from Columbia University. Antonio lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two kids.


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  • Speaker - Antonio Neves

    Nationally Recognized Millennial Workforce Speaker

    Antonio Neves is a nationally recognized keynote speaker who has delivered hundreds of speeches at colleges, corporate events and trade association conferences. His cutting-edge message focuses on leadership, authentic communication and how millennials can excel in the workplace.


    Antonio’s popular campus and corporate keynotes are customized for the audience and include specific industry insights and actionable content. With a combination of humor, inspiration and real talk, Antonio’s programs leave attendees motivated, empowered and equipped with the tools to take positive action and increase their performance in life.


    Each program can be presented as a keynote speech, interactive workshop or webinar.


    Complete this speaker request form for more information on booking Antonio.





    Great communicators are charismatic, confident and believable. Poor communicators are awkward and forgettable. Communicating with confidence will propel your career and life in unimaginable ways. It will make you a better leader, it will help you form deeper relationships and it will help you build trust in your community. If your organization believes in you, you can inspire, improve morale and better spread your message. If your team believes in you, you can spark real and actionable change. And if you believe in yourself, anything is possible. In this interactive program, former television personality (NBC, BET, Nickelodeon, E!) Antonio Neves helps attendees stop poor communication in its tracks by helping attendees increase their influence and better learn to share their story to inspire others.

    AUDIENCES: Millennial workplace managers; corporate leadership conferences; and university students.



    More than ever, it’s a competitive and challenging career landscape for millennial professionals. Employee engagement is low and anxiety is high. So how can managers help their millennial employees succeed? By helping them take an entrepreneurial approach to career success. In this keynote, nationally recognized speaker and award-winning journalist (NBC, PBS, Advertising Age, Inc.com, Entrepreneur.com) Antonio Neves shares three key steps young professionals can take to set themselves up for measurable success in small and large organizations alike. This program empowers employees to step outside of their comfort zone and take steps that lead to winning outcomes; establish entrepreneurial leadership traits; and, develop a strong community of Allies. Attendees are empowered with clear action steps to take that will prepare them deliver measurable results for their organization and to be associated with greatness.

    AUDIENCES: Millennial and Gen Y workplace audiences; corporate leadership conferences; new employee on-boarding.



    Past engagements include Stanford University, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), NCAA Career in Sports Forum, American Institute of CPAs, University of Southern California, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Big Omaha, AFLV, University of Arizona, Syracuse University, Dream Careers, Drexel University, OTA, University of New Hampshire, the ADCOLOR Awards and more. Antonio speaks with private groups as well as audiences up to 3,000 people.


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  • What People Are Saying

    "Antonio Neves is a natural storyteller. He has the ability to engage and connect with your audience and provides relevant advice and guidance to young professionals."

    Diana Dabdub, American Society of Health System-Pharmacists


    "Without question Antonio is one of the most engaging speakers because of the relatable storytelling, laughs and true notes of inspiration. We felt so lucky to have Antonio on stage and also in a casual environment with fireside conversations. We can’t wait to see Antonio back with the SITE SoCal community."

    Jamie Lee (Clave) Tiffany - National Sales Manager, L'Auberge Del Mar (Destination Hotels)


    "Antonio is a one-of-a-kind speaker and has blown away our ADCOLOR attendees. He connects and empowers audiences in a genuine way with a combination of expertise, humor and humility."

    Tiffany R. Warren, Chief Diversity Officer - Omnicom Group


    "Antonio brings great energy to his work and it really shows in his ability to connect with students. His content was relevant, insightful, engaging and practical.'

    Douglas Calhoun, Stanford University


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