I am the little sister to two big brothers…who kind of tortured me (okay, in equal parts to how much I tortured them) while we were growing up. Teasing was their weapon of choice – and they preyed on my knack for verbalism, ie. talking a lot. Apparently, I was am loud, too. This was their favorite routine:
Jon: THIS IS JULIE YELLING!
Steve: THIS IS JULIE TALKING REALLY LOUD!
JON: THIS IS JULIE TALKING IN A NORMAL VOICE!
STEVE: This is Julie whispering!
jon: and this is julie not even talking at all!
Yes, sports fans, it’s a miracle that I grew up to be a communicator. But, I did. An educator and teacher, a writer and a public speaker, no less.
Ever the writer, in my past life, I was also a yoga teacher and workshop leader at Kripalu Center, the largest yoga retreat center in the world. I’ve presented independently to audiences as big as 2,000 at schools across the northeast. When I’m talking about my passions, I light up.
Those of you who know me do know that I’m not one to go heavy on the cheese, but when I speak to people about my passions, I tingle, I feel more alive than I knew I could feel. I am full to burst.
This is why I love to blog…it’s an extension of speaking for me. It virtually combines my devotion to writing and speaking.
And, it’s why I’ve taken this show on the road. I’m speaking (out-loud & off-blog) about writing, blogging and using social media to network and grow your business…authentically.
Why am I so passionate about writing, blogging and social media?
- Because learning these tools to grow my business has changed my life in ways that I never could have imagined. My mind, my skills, my personal and business connections, my aptitude for self-development & learning, my wallet, my quality of life, my happiness levels, my delight with life, my ability to be part of my family…they all grow every day as a result.
- Because to me, writing, blogging and social media breed, maximize and require authenticity. Without it, you will fail – social media is built that way. I help people find their authentic voice.
Why am I telling you this?
Because without sharing – the cycle, development, growth and joy deflate, stagnate, stop. By definition, this internet, and all it brings, thrives on the sharing of information.
How we can do it?
I am available to help, guide, inspire and catapult you through:
- Guest speaking
- Blog/Article interviews
- Private consulting (individual, company, groups)
Let’s do it.
I look forward to hearing from you via email or 413.281.6013.