Debbie Elicksen has over 20 years of direct media experience, including working in television, print, radio, and Internet media. She has written and published 11 books, including three with Self-Counsel Press: Business Cyberbullying; Publishing & Marketing in the Digital Age; Self-Publishing 101 (bestseller). Besides her own books, she has edited, ghosted, and project managed over 100 books; edited and project managed over 100 annual reports; edited and project managed the creation and revamp of numerous websites; and she has been published internationally in traditional and digital articles, newspapers, newsletters, and blogs.
Debbie has been a professional sportswriter and covered the National Hockey League for over 20 years for several publications, including NBCSports.com, Sportsticker, and Fischler Sports Service. Having worked in both amateur and professional sports administration, she is the first woman to ever headman a football conference in Canada and was also the Public Relations Director for a California Angels Triple A team. She has worked directly with a number of high profile athletes, including Jarome Iginla, Gordie Howe, Dante Bichette, Hurricane Carter, and more.
Along with Cynthia K. Seymour, Debbie created and hosts Virtual Newsmakers, an Internet web show that interviews thought leaders and those who are bridging traditional and digital communications. Guests have included R2D2 Creator Tony Dyson, U.S. Olympic bobsleigh gold medalist Steve Mesler, author and co-host of the Fat Doctors Braxton Cosby, and Internet thought leaders: Erik Qualman, Chris Brogan, and Martin Shervington, to name a few.
Debbie has worked both in front and behind the traditional and digital microphone strategizing, producing, and managing media, public relations, and marketing campaigns. She has also been a member of the Canadian Association of Professional speakers and has delivered keynotes, facilitation, and training to schools, universities, teachers’ conferences, speaking associations, and career development organizations.
Debbie fought back against her own cyberbully by authoring a book (Business Cyberbullies) and creating www.businesscyberbullying.com to empower adult targets of cyberbullies.