Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Storytelling For Business, a Raise, a Promotion, NAWBO Pittsburgh Saturday Seminar Series, this Saturday, May 17

PositivelyPittsburghLive Sponsored Event

NAWBO Pittsburgh Saturday Seminar Series Presents

Saturday, May 17 | 10AM - 1PM
@ Sigmas Conference and Event Center
1717 Babcock Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15209 

2 More Panelists Just Added!
Elizabeth Speed & Lorie Singer

Read bios below
Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways
to get your business message across!
If you are running a business or promoting yourself as an‘individual brand’your story is a strong and effective means of marketing. Telling your story can:
  • Increase brand recognition
  • Encourage followers
  • Build a loyal community
  • Maintain existing clients/customers
  • Increase visitors to your website
  • Increase sales
  • Increase clicks/downloads/sign-ups
  • Establish you as an expert in your field

Hear viewpoints from storytelling experts:

http://nawbogreaterpittsburgh.org/images/doritsasson.JPGDorit Sasson is a story mentor, author, speaker and creator of "Giving Voice to Your Story" website at www.GivingaVoicetotheVoicelessBook.com and radio show. She helps professionals and businesses get out of their way so they can tell their most compelling story that will reposition their brands. One of the ways Dorit empowers women business owners as storytellers is by teaching the power of vulnerability and authenticity so they can engage their clients more effectively and help build trust.
http://nawbogreaterpittsburgh.org/images/joycefaulkner2.JPGJoyce Faulkner just retired after five years as president of Military Writers Society of America. Joyce has been writing and winning awards since she was 15 years old. Her background also includes a career in engineering. She’s written for a variety of magazines from technical to literary. She is also the graphic designer of MWSA Dispatches Magazine and author of over 15 books many with backgrounds in Pittsburgh. She is an author and ghostwriter and co owner of Red Engine Press.  
“Pittsburgh is such a cool place and we wanted to do a book that would let kids and adults know all of the great places to visit, many of them free or low cost.  And then we thought the book itself could also be a visitation of beauty.”  She is now a Pittsburgher through and through residing in Pittsburgh with her husband John and her toy poodle Rosie who is very offended that Joyce has become one of Luke’s humans in "Fun Days in Pittsburgh.  www.joycefaulkner.com
http://nawbogreaterpittsburgh.org/images/espeed.JPG** Just Added to the Panel! **
Elizabeth Speed 
is an Emmy-award winning television producer with experience in all aspects of video production, magazine writing, corporate communications and training/industrial videos. She strongly believes in the power of narrative storytelling as a vehicle for the transmission of all kinds of information. Her professional background includes content and training video for Development Dimensions International, TV and magazine features for WQED Pittsburgh, and web content.
http://nawbogreaterpittsburgh.org/images/lsinger2.JPG** Just Added to the Panel! **
Lorie Singer
 has been telling stories for as long as she can remember. She's retold stories she's seen or heard, and made up stories of her own just to amuse herself. The stories have taken lots of different shapes over the years – press releases, videos, scripts, blog entries and even a recently completed novel. Lorie believes every organization, every company, every person has a story to tell. Some are better at sharing their stories than others, and that's where she comes in. She likes to find out about an organization, it's company and it's people, learn about what makes them special, and then helping figuring out the best way to tell their story.

Lorie's career has taken her from Weekend Director in small market television to Communications Specialist on a large government contract with stops along the way in Instructional Design, Graphic Support and Marketing. It's been a wonderful, if not unusual road. You can follow the latest twists and turns atwww.lorieegsinger.com

@ Sigmas Conference & Event Center

1717 Babcock Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15209

Continental Breakfast provided by:

144B Jefferson Road, Penn Hills, PA 15235

Get Your Ticket and/or Table!

1) Get Your Ticket in Advance!

$25 Members, $35 Non-Members

2) Be A Vendor!  

$50 Vendor

Call Terina Hicks at 412.584.2105 to reserve your table

Questions, Comments?  Give us a call!
Terina Hicks, NAWBO Program Chair 
Donna Baxter, NAWBO Pittsburgh President
or email nawbopittsburgh@gmail.com

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