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.
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Blogs are awesome for honest, creative, communication. And for that matter, that’s when all of social media is at it’s best. It’s interesting to see marketers try to use social media as an extension of advertising, instead of trying to put an honest, human face to what they’re selling. If only they spoke with passion, they’d figure out how great it feels…
I’m still figuring my place in the world of social media and blogging, but I know my place is here, whether it’s blogging or community management, or just to continue freelancing for sites. My goal for 2009 is to take the tools that I’ve been learning from people like you and the many other brilliant folks that are on the cutting edge of social media and blogging and make it my career. Something I’m passionate about that allows me the freedom to give more of myself to my main passion, my family.
Thank for be such a great inspiration Julie and helping me get excited about te
Meghan – it’s people like you that make all of this worthwhile…Thank you for your kind, kind words. I have no doubt and every confidence that you will shine wherever and however you land – Julie