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IDEA BUILDER - The right side of my brain is the strongest, meaning I am creative, thinking out of the box. That lead me to social media. I waited for a bit before I jumped on the band wagon, but went with both feet!

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST - As a small business consultant, I help you build your presence on a variety of social media platforms including LinkedIn, Facebook, G+ and Twitter. I can build or update your WordPress website. I can help you create, implement or maintain your platforms. One client noticed a 35% increase in traffic to his website after working with me.

SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTANT - Honestly, I think I missed my calling as a teacher. I enjoy watching the lightbulb come on when a business owner understands a social media concept. It is with great pleasure that I help then learn how to use the platforms, and then be asked to help them maintain the presence because they have gotten too much business to handle it themselves.

SPEAKER - I LOVE sharing tips & tricks for social media tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, & G+ to help small business owners connect with their audience. It is hard enough for me to stay current, let alone someone who is in a totally different industry. Let me share the latest and greatest with your group or organization.

LINKEDIN, FACEBOOK, G+ or TWITTER - Let me help you warm up cold leads using social media tools. Maintain your client communication or find potential business. I have trained 2000+ individuals on the best tactics in LinkedIn alone.

CREEKWOOD HOMES - family owned custom home building business. We work with you to build a new home that will meet your family's needs and lifestyle OR we can help your family update and remodel the home in which you currently live. Rick Behning and I are involved in the process from beginning to end. We work with professionals in all phases of the construction process to provide the best build or remodel for your biggest investment - your home. Find us at www.creekwood-homes.com

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Public Speaking
Social Media
Social Media

Work History

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Jul 2011Present

Social Media Strategist

Does your business need a boost with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blog, e-newsletters, marketing, community relations, event planning? Are you too busy to do it all?Is your LinkedIn profile only 35% complete? Do you have more than 150 connections? Does your company have a profile on LinkedIn? Does your organization need a group created?Do you have a Facebook fanpage? Do you schedule regular updates? Are you taking advantage of all of the image options on your page?CREATE | PLAN | IMPLEMENT | TRAIN | MONITORCall on me to help you set up your digital media and show you the tools to be more efficient with your web based activities. OR if you prefer, I can help you create and maintain them for you so you can do your business!

Nov 1998Jul 2011

Marketing Coordinator

Served as the Marketing Department. Social Media - Specialist providing all community management and content placement on various social media outlets especially LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.Marketing - created and coordinated all marketing plans and activities including graphic design and web design/maintenance. Content editor for the agency newsletter.Community relations included speaking to groups about the organization, attending networking functions with up to 13 chambers of commerce, hosted booths at job and community fairs. Public relations - wrote content and pitched reporters, answered media inquiries, spoke on behalf of the agency on radio and television interviews. Event planning - organized workshops and served as chairperson of the Kane County Employee Recognition committee successfully planning and coordinating 5 years of recognition events for the 1300 Kane County employees.Trainer - created and taught workshops on how to use the Illinois workNet website for job seekers and taught over 260 people (in 7 months) in a Learning LinkedIn workshop for job seekers or business people.

Education

Southern Illinois University

BS

Certifications

Social Media University

Social Media Strategist