04 Sep Hear Inspirational Keynote, How to Produce Podcasts and Create Content Easily: Speaker Spotlight III
This next speaker spotlight includes a mix of conference sponsors, as well as pros at creating content easily and producing podcasts.
Afternoon Keynote Luncheon Speakers
Painting with a Twist Co-Founders: Renee Maloney & Cathy Deano, @pwatcorporate
Takeaway: Learn their lessons on partnership, franchising and re-branding.
Renee Maloney and Cathy Deano are a franchise success story and the founding partners of Painting with a Twist. When the two local women set out to make a difference in their community in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, they did not expect that their idea would become a #1 Ranked National Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine. In just under five years, Painting with a Twist has opened 122 franchised studios in 26 states with 50 more set to open by the end of the year.
Corks N Canvas was started in 2007 by Renee and Cathy in Mandeville, Louisiana. The concept pairs instructional art with friends, wine and a lively instructor to produce individual works of art. With four locations in the Greater New Orleans Area, the company began franchising the business as Painting with a Twist® in 2009. Headquartered in Louisiana, the company maintains the artwork copyrights and brand direction for the franchise locations to insure that every location produces the same fun experience on which the company was founded. At the end of 2013, Cathy and Renee made the move to unified branding by merging Corks N Canvas into the Painting with a Twist system.
Painting with a Twist is a Niche Parent 14 Conference Premiere Sponsor.
Panel: Organize Your Blog – Organize Your Life: How To Create More Content Than You Can Write
Takeaway: Learn how to avoid writer’s block with planned out content, guest writers, and serializing posts; how to package content so you can pitch sponsorship opportunities with more clarity; how a consistent content schedule will bring you more audience engagement.
Ella Rucker, @EllaLaverne
Ella has made her living for the past three years working with some of the most successful personalities, brands, and blogs. The blogger/writer/producer has worked with Good Enough Mother, JaiStone.com, MochaManual.com, Momentumnation, 2BlueMedia, and Willie B. Mum. She also wrote an eguide for BeBlogalicious entitled Tick Tock Goes The Blog Clock: The What, Why and How Of Creating 365 Days Of Content TODAY.
Currently Ella is the producer and director of operations for #MentorMonday with Paul C. Brunson. Together they are building a blueprint for entrepreneurs to grow and enrich their businesses and their lives with #MentorMondayMastermind.
You can find Ella blogging at They Met Online or read her own in-the-works blog, BestBlogContent.com.
Lorraine C. Laddish, @LorraineCLadish
Lorraine C. Ladish is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of VivaFifty.com a bilingual and multicultural website that celebrates being 50+. She is also the author of 17 books, a writer, blogger and editor. Lorraine is the former Editor-in-Chief of Mamiverse.com, an award-winning online hub for moms. She has contributed to LatinaMom.me, People en Español, NBC Latino, Babycenter and Redbook, among others, and is an independent commentator on CNNE. She writes from the heart about her experiences, such as overcoming an eating disorder or having been a single mom on welfare, to empower and inspire her readers.
Takeaway: Brandy will share her podcasting tips and how she used her podcast to grow her blog in less than a year.
Brandy Butler, @IAmBrandyButler
Brandy Butler is a Podcast Maven, Digital Marketer, and Coach. She’s passionate about the power of spreading positive messages.
Brandy is a podcast project manager who knows how to produce and promote great audio content.
When she’s not busy planning world domination or using her 15 years of experience in IT, you can find Brandy cooking for her husband and three children.