Publications, Podcasts, Radio, TV, Video

About Deena ‘Fireball’ Baikowitz

Deena brings her signature fireball energy to every space and every audience. Her happy place is in a room full of people – both virtual and live. Whether your event is a zoom room, conference stage, crowded cocktail party, Clubhouse stage, or comedy club, Fireball Deena lights up every room and every audience.

Deena is inspiring, entertaining, and hilarious. She addresses critical career and business issues, provides sparks of advice with her direct, New York attitude, and creates lessons from her memorable life stories, with humor and heart.

Deena is a dynamic speaker, experienced coach, and skilled facilitator. As the Founder and Chief Networking Officer of Fireball Network, she helps her client access hot business and career opportunities with creative ideas, smart strategies, and action plans.  With her background in theatre, social work, health care, business development, and marketing, Deena brings a diverse and global perspective to her network. Fireball Deena brings the funny to business: she blends comedy with coaching to help her clients develop their networks and promote their brands with less stress, more confidence, quicker results, and lots of laughter.

Deena is an active member of Ellevate Network, serving on the Toronto Leadership team. She serves on the Toronto Committee of Women in Governance, is a member of ATD – NYC (Association for Talent Development), The Irish Business Organization, IBO -NYC, and The Quorum Initiative, and is a past Board member of CREW New York (Commercial Real Estate Women).  She currently serves on the Board of the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute.

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In the Press

Video & TV

Women @ Forbes, Interview with Carrie Kerpen on Work It: Story Suite • How to Stop Letting Insecurity Hold You Back from Networking
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Podcasts & Radio

New York County Lawyers Association, Amicus Curiae, with Host Daniel K Wiig, Esq., MBA
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Lead to Excel, with Maureen Chiana, Network with More Confidence
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The One Problem, Interview with Avil Beckford, on Women Taking the Stage And Speaking Up
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Ellevate Network, with Maricella Herrera “Conversations with Women Changing the Face of Business”
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Check Out California, with Craig Sullivan “Marketing, Branding, Networking and the Hotel Industry”
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The Naked Podcast, with Dr. Stacy Berman and Cathleen  Meredith “The High Powered Woman (Episode 10)”
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Support is Sexy, with Elayne Fluker: “How to Make Authentic Connections, and Work any Room”
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Stribling’s New York on WOR710, with host Rob Taub
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All The Social Ladies, with Carrie Kerpen
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Publications: Online & Print

Gender Avenger: Women are Hilarious: Inequality is Not: Interviews with Three Women Comedy Veterans 07/24/2020

Gender Avenger: Comedy and Gender Balance: Up Next We Have a Very Funny Lady Taking The Stage 05/22 /2020

FabFitFun 5 Productivity Hacks for Long Work Days 09/05/2019

Entrepreneur  How to Get in the Mood to Network 08/08/2018

Brit + Co 11 Easy Tips to Make Living Alone Less Lonely03/08/2018

Bustle 7 Unexpected Habits That Make You Stand Out At Work01/18/2018

Bustle 9 Conversation Mistakes That May Affect People’s Perception of You 01/05/2018

Bustle 11 Common Little Habits You Didn’t Realize Seem Unprofessional At Work 09/20/17

NYLON  How To Not Suck At Public Speaking 06/07/17

New York Post Here’s how to network like a pro 01/19/17

Forbes  The Best Questions to Ask at Networking Events • 5/31/16

Real Estate Weekly  Women’s Forum Provides a Platform for Learning the Best Networking Techniques • 5/18/16

Forbes Women  How Has Social Media Changed Us? • 4/21/16

Business News Daily  16 Entrepreneurs Share Their Definitions of Success • 3/18/16

CREW Network  Power Women: Why the Industry’s Leaders are Not Shrinking Violets • 6/15

New York Real Estate Journal  NYREJ – My gateway drug to publishing and publicity • 3/15

Real Estate Weekly  Talking the Talk. The Secret to Great Networking • 2/25/15

Hotel News Now  Using local connections to gain new guests • 6/29/13

SELF  Networking Tips They Don’t Teach You in College • 5/20/13

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