Sunday, October 14, 2012, 1:30 PM. Hunger Fund Walk for the Diocese of Washington at Lake Needwood in Rockville. Led a yoga stretch before the walk. More information.
Sunday, October 21, 2012, 4 PM Yoga With Chairs, 5 PM Yoga With Prayer, Christ Episcopal Church Murdock Room (107 South Washington Street, Rockville). Free! With donations accepted for Episcopal Relief and Development.
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 12 noon - 3 PM. Get Into It! Heathly Living Expo in Rockville Town Square co-sponsored by the City of Rockville and Thrive Yoga.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 11:30 AM free Yoga Demo in Rockville Town Square during "Mommy and Me and Daddy Too" to promote the new yoga classes at VisArts which I have spearheaded and developed by pulling together a talented team of teachers for an awesome venue. Starting in September 2012.
Social Media Made Simple
Often organizations wish their supporters and members would participate and connect more through social networks. What I realized is that many people are not comfortable enough with the networks to use them effectively. I designed this workshop for Montgomery Women to help members set up accounts, understand the settings, and learn how to use the social networks. This knowledge is beneficial to them personally and to the organization as well.
Here's a more detailed description:
"This hands-on workshop sponsored by Montgomery Women will cover instructions and information for beginners through advanced users on the most popular social networks: Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. We’ll begin by creating accounts for those who don’t have one then checking the privacy/security settings for each. After the basics are covered , we'll review best use practices then discuss how to use each platform to promote Montgomery Women, other organizations, your business, your professional career, or your candidacy."
Speaking Engagements and Public Presentations:
Speaking at local organizations, government forums, social media groups, and college classes about my community experiences, social media, blogging, and self improvement is the cornerstone of my endeavors. I've designed and moderated political forums and online radio shows.
Speaker on how my business serves the growing senior population in Rockville and what it takes to do so at the Rockville Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of Rockville Seniors (FORS) official launch of the FORS program and directory on Friday, November 16, 2012.
Speaker, "Communications: 21st Century Style" for the Commercial Real Estate Women CREW of Suburban Maryland. April 2011. On panel with Cary Scott, Shout Brigade; Jeanine Clingenpeel, SmartCEO; and Alyssa Best, The Op Ed Project, moderated by Erica Leatham, Ballard Spahr, LLP. The Communication in 2011 presentation included an overview of professional blogging, print media publication, and op-ed pieces. We discussed new styles of communication and provided a refresher on the basic components of messaging. I also covered the role of social media and how to handle personal and professional profiles.
Speaker, Friends of the Library Rockville Chapter. April 2011. Presented with co-manager of Rockville Central, Brad Rourke, on the important roles that groups of involved people can play in the community. Recounted the history of this community hub and the recent changes designed to increase community interaction. We talked about the results and what these could mean for libraries as they work to become more vibrant community hubs.
Speaker. DC Social Media Club. September 14, 2010
Joined local news startup TBD and other DC area bloggers to talk about the secrets to our blogging success for those wishing to start a blog or trying to increase comments/readers. We talked about how to get started blogging, crafting great posts, and using social media to market your blog. Everyone shared how we fit blogging into our days on top of full-time jobs, families and other commitments.
Speaker, Montgomery County Planning ReThink Series on Knowledge. April 8, 2010
I joined four other local bloggers on a panel for the ReThink series, which explored the way knowledge is shared in Montgomery County. I presented with David Alpert (Greater Greater Washington), Dan Reed (Just Up the Pike), Eric Robbins (Thayer Avenue), and Barnaby Zall (Friends of White Flint. We spoke about how technology is changing the way we communicate and how this transformation affect the field of planning. Since our news sources are shifting from print journalism to blogging we spoke about how blogging can help bring in a broader pool of participants into public life. Watch the video here.
Speaker. Montgomery College Class On State and Local Government. March 2010.
"Social Media and Building Community: A Look At Rockville, Maryland". Presented on Volunteer and Government Use of Social Media, Outreach with Social Networking, Building Community, and Results.
Co-Moderator and Designer. Candidate Forum for the City of Rockville Elections. October 24, 2009.
This forum stepped outside the typical offerings and was informative, interactive, and fun.
Co-Host. Rockville Central's BlogTalkRadio.com Weekly Show.
Invited and interviewed guests weekly about our community.
Host. Community Ground Ustream Show.
Workshops, classes, and presentations can be created to meet your group, business, or organizational needs. I can make learning fun for supporters, staff, or employees. One client described me as a "coach" and I agreed this was a terrific title for my services. If your organization or business needs training, please contact me. I've have always loved teaching and will make sure every person enjoys learning.