Origins of home and biz:
From the golden wheat fields of Oklahoma, I moved to Washington, DC where my good husband and I still reside. It's an incredible city that feeds my addiction to architecture, a topic I blog about often through photography and video storytelling. Speech history and powerful language have been a passion for years. My business is helping public speakers develop strong voice and message for their audiences -- having worked with all levels of leaders, entrepreneurs, and advocates along the way. I've personally presented on TEDx and keynote stages, and am now transitioning my business to "taking my own advice" more fully, and speaking more consistently (vs coaching) as a keynoter and public storyteller.
History with the great WomenGrowBiz community:
It's been a big joy meeting many of the community bloggers and members offline (and online) since I launched WomenGrowBiz as founding editor a while back. It was a life changing experience; one which Tinu has expanded with her strong, wonderful leadership.
Can't wait to talk more on G+!
- Live Your Talkfounder & lead speech writer, editor, trainer, present
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Heartily believe in:
Cited by ForbesWoman as one of 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter, Jill Foster is principal of Live Your Talk; her work has been in conversation in The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Guardian UK, Washingtonian Magazine, and a range of media outlets. Believing strong communities come from strong conversations (and thus public speaking skill), Jill specializes in helping professionals in technical fields engage through public speaking.
From TED talks to keynotes to PechaKucha formats (like Ignite), she’s helped tech entrepreneurs, senior execs, designers, developers, & leaders in the social space bring their ‘A game’ when talking from the stage. A social tech enthusiast, Jill co-founded DC Media Makers, a peer learning community that teaches digital technology. She is the founding editor of the blog community Women Grow Business – a top ranked blog on social media and marketing. In 2009, Jill won the Apps for Democracy Social Citizen Award for a co-produced project on how technology could help Washington, DC neighborhoods. And during the 2008 presidential election, she fulfilled a lifelong dream by serving as a “Big Tent” credentialed blogger for the Democratic National Convention.
- Forbes and one of 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter;
- Washingtonian's Tech Titans 100 for community building and business mentorship;
- The Washington Post as an up-and-comer breaking down the digital divide plus The Huffington Post for championing women in technology;
- Guardian UK on mobile blogging the Democratic National Convention08 (video interview);
- iStrategy Lab’s Apps for Democracy and winning the Social Citizen Award on how technology could help communities in Washington, DC;
- Social Fish and the impact of the BlogPotomac series (video interview).
- Southern Methodist University