My peoples! As you may know, I sometimes work (because these shoes won’t buy themselves). I’m a digital strategist and I teach people and organizations on social media, communications, blogging, technology, branding and online advocacy/activism and more.
This summer (which I consider June 1st and on because reasons), I’m speaking at a couple of conferences I’m excited to share with ya!
Last week Monday, I was on a panel with Afrobella and Nil of Beautylish at The Makeup Show Chicago. It was called “The Beauty of Social Media” and we talked about branding and playing this online game well. I had a GREAT time with that.
Also, as much as me and Patrice travel together and speak at the same conferences, we’ve never been on the same panel. Until then. So that was pretty cool.
This weekend, I’m headed to New York for the Blogging While Brown Conference, which I haven’t missed in 4 years. I’m speaking for the 3rd time and it’s with the homie (and co-host of Ratchet and the Geek) Scott Hanselman. We’re presenting on the topic “Turning your brand up to 11 with a Podcast.” We’re gonna be talmbout how to start a podcast and why it can rock.
I’m looking forward to BWB as always because I’ll get to catch up with a lot of my web homies. Plus, there’s an all-white pordee (just in case the conference wasn’t Black enough). Celebrate good times!
A couple of days when I get back from BWB, I’m presenting a half-day workshop at the GlobalGirl Media World Summit for teens. It’s a social media bootcamp and I’ll be covering how to maintain a good online reputation, branding, blogging 101. I’m excited because teaching teenagers about playing this web game right rocks so they can lay a solid foundation. And they can do better than their peers who think selfies = winning. NAWL! Plus, GlobalGirl Media is a great org that teaches girls from around the world how to tell their stories.
That weekend, I’m teaching a Social Media for Business workshop at The Riverbank Social Media Conference. Another presenter is my friend (and dope photographer) Tunji Sangoleye of D2D Photos so it should be good things popping.
I’m kicking off July at the HOBY World Leadership Congress and I’m on a panel called Using Social Media for a Cause. I’lmm be talmbout my work as co-founder of The Red Pump Project, and how folks can use social media for social good.
I end July at the BlogHer Conference! I’m presenting two WordPress Plugin Essentials workshops! This is like my 4th time attending BlogHer, and the 3rd one I’m speaking at so *fist pump* to that. And it’s on my home turf (Chicago)! Last year’s was a blast, and they never disappoint so I expect the same this year. Since I’m speaking, I’ve been given a code for my readers who want to attend the Conference. Register and use BH13SPKR to get 20% off!
Whooo. So yeah. That’s my June and July. This list is also on my speaking page.
I LOVE teaching folks how to effectively use social media and technology to further their goals. If you’re having an event that needs a knowledgeable (and awesome) speaker on all things digital and tech, I’m your girl. I cover a range of topics from the technical to social to activism to branding. They’re my passions and I know what I’m talmbout. To book me, send an email to Luvvie at aweluv dot com and let’s talk!
Oh yeah, and my PowerPoint presentations aren’t gonna make you fall asleep. I use GIFs.
Anyone gonna be at BWB this weekend and BlogHer in July? Say hi! And try not to take a picture of me as I hit my dougie during the all-white party (or take a really awesome one). Kthx!