Professional Speaking

Do you need a speaker for your next event, training or webinar?

I have a passion for helping community-serving organizations grow and thrive, and extensive experience delivering high-impact speeches, presentations and training sessions. I'm also an established library expert with a book about marketing and communications for ALA Editions coming out this year.  Here are just a few examples of events that I can help you with: ConferenceMembers MeetingStaff… Continue reading Do you need a speaker for your next event, training or webinar?

Government, Media Interviews, Professional Articles

Podcast Transcript: “Business Resilience Decoded” interview on Crisis Communications

Thanks to my awesome summer intern Sydney, I now have transcripts of the podcasts I've been interviewed for. Here's a transcript of the podcast "Business Resilience Decoded," in which I spoke about the value of good crisis communications in libraries. Narrator: Welcome to Business Resilience Decoded. From Disaster Recovery Journal and Asfalis Business Resilience. Now, here’s… Continue reading Podcast Transcript: “Business Resilience Decoded” interview on Crisis Communications

Customer Experience, Innovative Services, Leadership, Libraries, Professional Speaking

Reflections from my community engagement panel at ALA 2019

Last weekend, I attended the 2019 American Library Association Conference in Washington, DC. It was a great conference and a wonderful opportunity to connect with new and familiar professionals who work in the library industry. On Saturday, June 22, I presented as part of a Panel Discussion called "Community Engagement as a Mindset," hosted by… Continue reading Reflections from my community engagement panel at ALA 2019

Conferences, Libraries, Professional Speaking, Training

From Promotion to Engagement: My Keynote at the State Library of SC PR Exchange

At the end of April, I had the pleasure of speaking at the State Library of South Carolina's PR Exchange, April 26, 2019 in Columbia. My keynote was about community and customer engagement, a topic that is of interest to many libraries. Too often, when we talk about promoting libraries, the strategy resembles a megaphone.… Continue reading From Promotion to Engagement: My Keynote at the State Library of SC PR Exchange