florida blogging conference

24 Jul Take it to the Next Level With These Speakers! Part VII

florida blogging conference

These speakers and workshops take you and your blog to the next level!  Nikki Woods, Senior Producer at Tom Joyner Morning Show, Charlene Bastien, Global Marketing Director for Strength of Nature, CeCe Clark, Divina Rodriguez, Dari Designs and more round out our seventh round of speakers. And yes, more announcements to come!

Our sessions and workshops are for socially savvy moms and dads that are ready  to take their blog and brand to the next level!  The Niche Parent Conference offers you a unique opportunity to connect with the most influential diverse and multicultural parents active in social media. There is no conference like it, join us! If you haven’t purchased your pass yet, take advantage of our buy one, get one deal going on right now. This deal is good until gone! Only a limited number of passes available. Split one with your roomie or give one away on your blog, your choice!

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Workshop: Start-Up Secrets & More for the 21st Century Woman

This session is for women that want to make their mark as entrepreneurs or in the corporate arena. Step by step on how to get involved with Start-up groups in your community and women’s only investor groups. Find out how to get into an Accelerator or Incubator program.  You’ll be ready to launch your start-up in this empowering session of entrepreneurs  and corporate leaders from different walks of life!

Divina Rodriguez, @TrumpetingMedia

Divina Rodriguez was born in Asuncion, Paraguay and moved to the United States when she was five years old. Since then she has become a wife, a Mami of two children under the age of six and holds a Masters in Communications from Fairfield University.

Every day and with every adventure she tries to instill her love, her culture, and her “orgullo,” or pride, into her sons by raising them bilingual.

Divina is co-founder of Trumpeting Media LLC , a Social Media consulting company that leverages social media to enhance brand recognition for brands and individuals who value the importance of giving back to the community.

In addition to Trumpeting Media, Divina is co-founder of DancingHotdogs.com where she writes about entertainment, technology, family travel and products and offers tips on unlocking the magic of Disney on theDisneyFiles.com.

Divina has been featured as an expert in Parents Magazine , NBC Latino, Time To PlayMag, NY Metroparents, Red Tricycle New York and on panels of leading social media conferences.

Divina loves to connect so reach out to her at Divina@TrumpetingMedia.com, @dancinghotdogs @dancinghotdogs or @TrumpetingMedia

Charlene Bastien

Charlene Bastien is Global Marketing Director for Strength of Nature Global, LLC.
During Charlene’s five years at Strength of Nature Global, she has relaunched and re-positioned
the portfolio of brands including Elasta QP, MegaGrowth, and African Pride. While exponentially
growing the portfolio’s beauty market share, Charlene co-created the the portfolio’s top selling
Dream Kids and Beautiful Textures hair product lines. Charlene attended Adelphi University of New York and Stony Brook University.




Take Your Blog to the Next Level Using Picmonkey

Images and photos are the key to your blog. Take it to the next level by applying some tips and tricks that will be shared live using Picmonkey to make them more attractive. Make sure you bring your laptop to practice with a hands-on assignment if you can.

  • Learn to create great looking “pinnable” photos
  • Learn to create a great collage
  • Best enhancement and cropping of a photo
  • Which fonts go with what
  • Applying banners that match perfectly to your collages or photos

Dariela Cruz

Dariela is an established graphic designer and blogger based in San Diego, California. After working in corporate environments for 15 years, Dariela co-founded Dari Design Studio, a full house studio offering a broad range of design services. She also runs a bilingual lifestyle blog, Mami Talks, which is full of culture, stories and inspirations infused with her unique designs and photographic touch.






Dariana Cruz

A Venezuelan Graphic Designer residing in Los Angeles, California since 2000. In 2008 together with her sister (Dariela) founded Dari Design Studio – a Graphic Design Studio that offers online Photoshop classes and PicMonkey for all levels and many other design services. Dariana is passionate about colors, distinctive textures, sharing ideas, reading blogs, learning new things and entrepreneurial endeavors. She loves diving into creative cultural travels in search for inspiration and new forms of art.



Workshop: Passion. Platform. Profit. Workshop

Uncover Your PASSION!
Start making Big money and a Big difference doing what you love! You are the
star attraction on your life stage. The hero has arrived!!! Your passion and
purpose are no longer a pipedream…it is within your reach.

Create Your PLATFORM
You want your message wildly distributed and your customers to connect with it. Learn the nuts and bolts of successfully building your online presence while sharing your message with millions. And do it without spending
thousands of hours and with very little money.

Once you’ve honed in on your passion, learned how to build a platform that will help you deliver your message to millions, we will walk you through the step by step system that allows for a steady stream of income in YOUR unique

Passion. Platform. Profit will teach you the essential skills you’ll need to turn your Big Dreams into Big Profits.

  • Proof that working in your passion is the sure-fire way to earning millions!
  • How to make money doing work that you like, know and enjoy
  • How to get thousands of loyal raving fans in 30 just minutes a day
  • Learn how to target the perfect audience who is enthusiastic to buy from you
  • Learn how to craft and deliver your brand’s value and benefits in 140 characters or less
  • How to develop products and services that make customers say, “WOW”
  • Learn how to SELL your offering before it’s even developed
  • Learn how to get clients saying ”YES” to your offer, regardless of the price

CeCe Clark

CeCe Clark is an entrepreneur, speaker and author of the upcoming book After the Fall: Creating Success in the Face of Failure (Barrett-Kohler, 2013). CeCe shares the lessons she learned after her real estate firm failed in 2009, leaving her severely depressed, $2 million in debt and 50 pounds overweight. More importantly, CeCe reveals the system she designed and used to pick herself up and create two new successful international consulting businesses less than 36 months later. With a strong background in sales, marketing and personal development, CeCe helps entrepreneurs crystalize their dream, put a system to it and then monetize it. As a result of working with CeCe, entrepreneurs learn to build the dream business that supports their dream life.

Mary Boyce

Mary Boyce is Head Writer of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show and co-author of his book “I’m Just a DJ but It Makes Sense to Me.” She is also a blogger, co-owner of a media company, a comedy writer, co-host of “Mamas Gone Wild,” a sleep-deprived wife and mom of a teen age son who is starting varsity football and a daughter with a drivers permit.

Born in Chicago, Ill., Mary grew up in Compton, Calif., and earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of La Verne (Calif.). And after transitioning from radio to print journalism she returned to radio in the mid-90s. She and Nikki Woods partner on many projects including the blog site “Mamas Approve.”


Kim Grimes


Kim R. Grimes is a certified transformation life coach, a personal finance mentor, a powerful, inspiring, a life-changing speaker,  who leaves her audiences energized and challenged. Strongly inspired by John 10:10, Mrs. Grimes founded Living Abundantly, Inc., by believing and trusting God. This dynamic speaker, coach, minister and seminar leader has over 25 years of leadership, training and communication experience. Her remarkable messages inspire audiences to shed self-imposed baggage and obstacles that prevent them from Living Abundantly. She encourages people to identify their phobias, overcome their fears, achieve their goals and live their dreams. Mrs. Grimes delivers “high energy” messages and coaching sessions which inspire men, women, young adults and youth to “shake off mediocrity” and “live up to their greatness.” An encourager by nature, she sets out to Inspire, Empower, Encourage, Enlighten and Exalt people to live abundantly.

Mrs. Grimes has served and inspired thousands through her life coaching, personal finance mentoring, speeches, sermons, seminars, workshops, and coordination services; at churches, businesses, government agencies and community settings.
In addition to being a speaker, minister, mentor and coach, Mrs. Grimes is an accomplished author, of the best seller, Unbreakable Spirit: Rising above the Impossible. She is also the founder and Executive Director of Life Abundant Enrichment Center (LAEC), in Newport News, Virginia. As a self made Millionaire, her mission is to inspire & empower one million people by 2015 to become a millionaire through healthy financial living. Her passion to help others has opened the door for Mrs. Grimes to become a highly sought after speaker and  trainer.
Mrs. Grimes has over twenty years of experience in project leadership. She has retired at the rank of Major, with over twenty five years of increasing leadership and management responsibility from the United States Army Reserve. Mrs. Grimes earned a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, a Master Degree in Management and acquired certifications for Spiritual, Professional, Leadership, Transformation and Dream Coaching. She has been acknowledged for excellent communication and presentation skills, professionalism, driving results by managing relationships, negotiating conflicts and providing solutions. Her vast experience from the military, her coaching skills and her management background brings exceptional expertise and knowledge to any service she provides. Mrs. Grimes, originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, resides in Newport News, Virginia with her husband Lionel and their two dogs Demi Angel & Gia Star.

Nikki Woods


Multimedia personality, Social Media and Personal Branding Coach, Motivational Speaker and Voice-over artist, NIKKI WOODS is the senior producer of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the most successful syndicated urban radio show in history reaching more than 8 million people on a daily basis.

Born in Rock Hill, Missouri, Woods studied education at Howard University in Washington D.C. and journalism at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. Her journey in broadcasting landed her in various markets, including St. Louis, Boston and Chicago, before Woods became senior producer of the acclaimed, nationally-syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” (TJMS) where she is responsible for the engaging on-air content heard each morning on the over-100 affiliate radio stations that air the award-winning program. Tom Joyner says, “I completely trust her judgment and know that she brings her A game every day. You can see (the) result(s) of that in the ratings and listener response.” Woods is also a “TJMS” contributor, dishing out her own brand of info-tainment on weekend events and activities in the segment, she created and produces, “What in the Weekend with Nikki Woods.”

She can also be seen and heard on a variety of programs, including “The TJMS Community Watch” on WSRB Soul 106.3, their Chicago affiliate; and “Beyond the Studio” celebrity interviews on BlackAmericaWeb.com. Her distinguishable voiceover work can also be heard on various commercials, independent documentaries and audio books. Her “Mamas Gone Wild” website and weekly blog entries on BlackAmericaWeb.com highlight – with insight and hilarity – the ups and downs of being a hard-working radio producer by morning, an ever-patient classroom mom by afternoon and adventurous mother of two by night.

As a highly sought after keynote speaker who’s earned the title of Global Visibility Expert, Nikki continues to reach millions and growing using multimedia to empower and train audiences with messages and methods for excelling in business, marketing and personal growth. Nikki currently serves as an OWN ambassador, as well as an ambassador for Pretty Brown Girl Inc. She is the author of “Easier Said than Done” and is currently penning her second and third novels. She is also co-founder of the creative firm R2U, where she utilizes her highly specialized skills in social marketing to serve her clients. Woods and her family live in Dallas.

Workshop: Let’s Roadmap the Blog Route to Success

This workshop will explore the different business models bloggers can apply to take their blogs to the next level. Change the way you think about your blog, what set you apart and and From working with brands, affiliate marketing to creating your own product and everything in between this workshop will guide you to prepare your own blueprint for success.

The attendees will walk away:
– Understanding of different revenue streams for their blogs
– A blueprint with a business model for their blogs

Yoly & Ronny Mason


Yoly Mason is a pioneer Latina blogger who focuses on sharing proven ways to enjoy an abundant life with a small budget. Since starting her award winning blog, Cuponeando.net, Yoly is now focused on sharing proven content and video strategies with mediapreneurs to help them drive business growth and revenues.

In addition to her blog, Yoly founded the blogging community Las Blogueras.  She has also partnered with leading brands such as The Home Depot, Procter & Gamble, Mizkan and General Mills.

An experienced and dynamic speaker, she has delivered sessions on blogging, video and more at numerous conferences including at Hispanicize ’11-’13, Niche Parent Conference ’13, Blogalicious ’13 and Latism ’11 & ’13. Yoly also sits in the Blogalicious Five Latina Adivsory Circle as well as iBlog Magazine’s Advisory Committee.

Ronny Mason is a 10 year Air Force veteran with 19 years of proven Fortune 500 company performance! Ronny left his corporate position in May 2012 to join Yoly as the Media & Marketing director of Las Blogueras Network, LLC. Ronny is an active business consultant and coach for multiple multi million dollar companies where he has produced growth, revenue and profit results.

Nadia Jones

Nadia is the CEO & Owner of The Network Niche Influencer Agency. Nadia has over 8 years of social media marketing experience connecting bloggers and online influencers to brands. She’s been named an “innovator” and “game changer” by her peers for leading the way in how brands connect to diverse and multicultural bloggers.

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