Social Media Marketing for Business Presentation for NAWBODE

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Can you believe that it’s March already?  Time sure flies when you are having fun or if you have a million things on your plate and that seems to be the case for me lately.  Trust and believe, I am not complaining as it’s something that I’ve wanted for a long time and am accepting of the blessings. 

Requests for Social Media Marketing for Business speaking engagements have really been increasing, as a matter of fact, this month alone I am scheduled for four – two are on the same day!

 

Anywho, last month, I spoke at the 3rd Monday Networking Event for NAWBODE at the Brandywine Executive Center in Wilmington.  I was invited by Dinette Rivera and it was an honor and pleasure to accept. 

 

If you don’t know about NAWBO, here’s an excerpt from their website.

Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of over 10.1 million women-owned businesses in the United States representing the fastest growing segment of the economy.

NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries and with chapters across the country. With far-reaching clout and impact, NAWBO is a one-stop resource for propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.

Respected with elected officials in Washington, D.C. and state capitals across the country, recognized in the media as a thought leader on women’s business issues, and joined with corporate partners and other non-profit organizations who share our mission and expand our influence, NAWBO is the country’s premier women’s business organization. 

NAWBO’s many milestones and awards over the decades exemplify the rich history of success the organization and its thousands of members have enjoyed.

 

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Social Media is ever changing oftentimes literally overnight and many business owners get confused as to what to do next.  As the owner of ABlake Enterprises, Social Media Management, and Consulting, it is imperative that not only do I stay on top of it, but that I am able to teach and train others to do the same.

 

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The evening kicked off with networking, wine, and appetizers and I had an opportunity to meet a few NAWBO members as well as members-to-be including Adrienne owner of Expecting MiraclesDelaware’s First Elective Imaging Center. 

If you can’t tell by the picture, we had met before but hadn’t seen each other since a New Castle County Chamber of Commerce Networking event last summer.

 

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The presentation went off without a hitch…well perhaps a little glitch with the LCD projector, but thanks to Hudson, the only male attendee and our host at The Brandywine Executive Center it was quickly resolved – check out the video below to hear the beginning of the Social Media Marketing for Business presentation.

 

 

Oh and speaking of images, I contracted the services of Willy Vargas, owner of Willy Vargas Photography and he captured these amazing photos.

 

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During my allotted time, which I almost exceeded…hey, if you know me, then you know I love to talk, I covered the social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and how each can be used to engage with their target market audience. 

 

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The presentation was well received and I even learned something new from a few attendees which is why no one should ever label themselves a “Social Media Expert”.

 

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I want to once again thank Dinette and Chantal for inviting me and look forward to presenting again at other NAWBODE events in the future, and if you are a woman business owner who wishes to join this great organization, click this link for membership information. 

 

Also, if you are a member of a group or organization that is looking for a presenter of Social Media or Blogging, please head over to my website for more information or send an email to info@ablakeenterprises.com 

 

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Don’t forget to listen in every Sunday at 6 PM for my Podcast,

Social Media Sunday with the Delaware Blogger.

 

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Fight For Your Life! Breaking the Curse of Mental Illness and Depression

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Fight For Your Life!

Breaking the Curse of Mental Illness and Depression

 

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This evening’s Podcast interview was with author and friend, Lorena Wooten who really opened up about her early life growing up, dealing with mental illness, depression, including Postpartum Depression.

Her book, “Fight For Your Life!: Breaking the Curse of Mental Illness and Depression” Kindle Edition is available as a FREE download until tomorrow if you are a member of the Kindle Unlimited club. 

If you are not a member of the Kindle Unlimited club, click the banner below to sign up for a free trial.

 

 

Although the Podcast topic was entitled Social Media and Depression, we all know that depression didn’t start with social media and mental illness has been around since Biblical days.  Even though the Bible doesn’t use the word “depression” it’s often referenced by other similar words, such as “downcast,” “brokenhearted,” “troubled,” “miserable,” “despairing,” and “mourning,” among others.

 

Throughout the Bible, there are a number of stories about godly, influential men and women of faith, who struggled and battled through dark times of hopelessness and depression.   Fast forward to today, where many of us may find ourselves struggling and battling severe depression and are self-medicating.  

With a non-stop 24/7 365 news cycle on TV, mass shootings, radio, and social media it can become overwhelming, but we don’t have to stay stuck there. There’s hope and things we can do non-medicinally to help one of which is writing/journaling or blogging.

 

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Members across all generations have at one time in their lives felt the pressure to fit in with the crowd. Teenagers have felt a need to fit in with their peer groups long before social media was even a thought bubble, but technology magnifies the problem in a powerful way.

However, in the African American community more specifically the talk of mental illness and suicide seems to be taboo, but this evening Lorena and I talked about why it vital to open up, talk and even get help with depression and mental illness.

 

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Empty Nest Syndrome – The Next Step

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Empty Nest Syndrome refers to feelings of depression, sadness, and, or grief experienced by parents and caregivers after children come of age and leave their childhood homes.

On this evening’s Podcast, I interviewed Audris Dickerson, a Certified Life Coach and we talked about tips and hacks for parents dealing with Empty Nest Syndrome as she too has experienced it when her own kids left the nest.

 

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Empty nest syndrome is not a clinical diagnosis, but rather describes a transition period in which many people experience feelings of loneliness or loss.  

If you are experiencing empty nest syndrome, are feeling distressed because you worry your life has lost meaning, or if you are crying excessively and are so sad that you don’t want to see friends or go to work, you should consider seeking professional help.

 

 

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