21 Jun Start-Up Tools & More! Speakers Part V
We have six new speakers to feature this week! In addition to a great agenda, we have some super fun activities planned that includes walking on water, free head shot makeovers and more! We’ll spill the beans soon!
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Workshop: “Having Your Way With Words: Storytelling and the Blogger”
In this workshop, attendees will learn to write powerfully with simple editing tips and tricks. Goals of this workshop will include effective and engaging story construction, hooking readers with a powerful opening, keeping readers engaged throughout the story, and rewarding your readers with a satisfying ending.
Rebecca E. Parsons, @RebeccaEParsons
Rebecca E. Parsons is an unpretentious Renaissance woman with eclectic sensibilities. She proclaims herself to be a ‘possibilitarian’ with a cup overflowing outlook. She lives between the ocean and a woodland marsh on a tiny island, just close enough to a big city to enjoy its culture, yet far enough away to mollify her disdain of traffic. Serial Entrepreneur. Savvy Biz Girl. She loves books, paper; and ink runs through her veins. Storyteller. Wordsmith. Amateur Photographer. She wrestles with Big Ideas and an Infinite Imagination. She’s flip flops and mismatched socks. Smart. Dynamic. Colorful. She never stops what she’s doing until she is satisfied that it cannot be done any better. Chef. Creator. Geek Girl. She has had an ongoing love affair with computers since 1983. She knows PhotoShop like the back of her hand. Her artwork wins awards. She lives each day creatively. Funny and fun-loving. Dancer. Dreamer. Artfully Domestic. DIYer. Plate Collector. Embracer of social media. Mother. Grandmother. Spiritual Explorer. Healer. Communicator. Mother of ReInvention. Read more at Cre8Tive Compass Magazine and listen to her on Artistically Speaking Talk Radio Show.
Brad Lawless @BradLawless
Since graduating from the University of Arkansas in 1995, Brad Lawless has worked in a variety of industries… from transportation to healthcare and higher education to retail/consumer packaged goods. Before any of that, however, he was an English major and lover of all things literary (and most things not…don’t get him started on pop culture trivia!)
Throughout the last 20 years, Brad has seen himself firstly as a writer and storyteller and secondarily as a programmer, higher Ed administrator, small business owner… well, you get the picture. He’s earned a living from writing twice in his career…first as a technical writer at Tyson Foods and later as a freelance writer working for a number of different companies. He spends most of his time now communicating the value story behind Collective Bias and its content marketing programs to clients and potential clients. Emulating Hemingway and Raymond Carver, Brad passionately believes in writing stories defined by an economy of words and an abundance of emotional truth. He writes much less frequently than he would like at BradLawless.com and still has dreams of writing the great American novel… right after he finishes folding that big pile of laundry.
Workshop: Start-up Secrets & Tools
How do you get involved with Start-ups in your community? Woman’s only investor groups? Get into an Accelerator or Incubator program? Find out how to launch your start-up in this empowering session of entrepreneurs from different walks of life!
Celest Benn, @FreeBirthdayStf
Go from having a hobby to having a company. Think like a CEO!
Celestina Benn, also known as Celest, is a 50 something serial business owner and CEO of www.FreeBirthdayStuff.com. An entrepreneur in the computer and psychology world for the past 30 years, she has taken an idea and concept and made it a full sustainable company.
According to Fox5’s Rick Hancock “FreeBirthdayStuff.com is the fastest growing birthday website in the nation.”
Celest was a simultaneous interpreter for DOD during Cuba’s Freedom Flotilla; a partner in Benn International Data Systems which was acquired by an overseas automotive firm; a Family Practice that launched her entrance into the Professional Sports Arena working with professional athletes in the NHL, MLB, NFL and NBA and now a successful businesswoman online working her latest project www.FreeBirthdayStuff.com, a company that came to her while having “too many glasses of wine” one summers night.
Celest was nominated for 2013 Atlanta Business Person of the Year Award; A founding member of the ATDC- Alpharetta Circle Fraternity of Entrepreneurs & part of the Georgia Tech (ATDC) Incubator; A graduate of LaunchPad2X Accelerator woman’s program and a Cartier Woman’s Initiative Awards nominee.
Celest can make a company hum, think outside the box, on top and looking at the sides too!
FreeBirthdayStuff.com is an online Local, Regional, National Advertising site. It has a combined reach of 6.3 million consumers.
“Celest is a ball of lightning strapped to a fighter jet and when she strikes, energy and money flows everywhere! Hire her, work with her, partner with her. You will be glad you did! “- Dennis Fedoruk – President & CEO at The Brainy Baby Company
She has lived in Spain, France, Portugal and England, and now resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
Panel: How to Make Something Out of Nothin’
Providing inspiration to new bloggers – blogging success is possible even with a “small” blog! With focus on quality content, stellar imagery and a clear mission, a small blogger can create community, make money and stay true to their original purpose in starting a blog. Niche blogging can be successful!
This session is great for beginning bloggers, bloggers “stuck in a rut”, bloggers frustrated with finding a balance between sponsored content and purposed content, bloggers looking for tips to create the most impact with readers’ short attention span – emote through imagery, write with passion, leave a legacy.
Attendees will take away a combination of practical tips and inspiration that can translate to their own blogging experience.
Eileen Carter-Campos, @EileenCCampos
Eileen is a New York City Public School teacher in Brooklyn by day and a freelance writer, Community Manager to Mamiverse, wife, and mother of two boys by night. A contributor for Latina Bloggers Connect and heavily involved in social media. Eileen is the founder of mommyteaches.com, where she shares her love of blogging about her pride in teaching, parenting, and the blessings and trials that life have to offer. She graduated from NYU with honors with a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. A children’s book collector from a young age, Eileen loves cooking all types of food, reading and being arts & crafty with her boys. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY from a Puerto Rican mother and an American father. Eileen is married to her high school sweetheart for 10 years. Follow Eileen on Twitter @EileenCCampos.
Vanessa Bell, @DeSuMama
Vanessa Bell is the founding writer at De Su Mama, a community of parents seeking to “build their legacy” through purposed parenting values and creative ways of documenting their family legacy. Within the last two and a half years, Vanessa has grown her blog ten fold and continues to strive towards growth. She believes in the power of creating community through consistent and sincere messaging, and bases the premise of her community strength on that connection.In addition to her blog, Vanessa is a contributing writer at other notable, influential digital platforms for Latina moms, including SpanglishBaby.com, latinamom.com and QueRicaVida.com. In 2012, De Su Mama was named a Top Latina Mommy Blog by Latina Magazine. Vanessa has also been featured on BlogHer and is a brand ambassador for Britax, Kidville, FitFluential and Mom Bloggers for Social Good’s Global Team of 200.