Hustle Hard: It All Comes Down to Personal Branding

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of speaking to one of my absolute favorite groups at my alma mater, Temple University. I was invited to keynote at Temple PRSSA’s annual TU Invitational, a day-long conference for public relations students in the Philadelphia area. My session was called “Hustle Hard: Promoting Yourself & Your Business.” The […]

The Get Gutsy Annual Review: Top 10 Highlights from 2014, Lessons Learned and How I Really Felt Throughout The Year

Before we say hello to 2015, it’s time for some much-needed year-end reflection. In July I completed my first-ever personal mid-year check-in and now with the arrival of the new year later this week, it’s time for a full-on Get Gutsy annual review. Every year, I detail my top highlights from the year (see 2012 here […]

Launch A Freelance Writing Career Course Announcement (Plus, Personal Branding Week and Goodies for You)

I’m THRILLED to share that I’ve been invited to teach a session on personal branding for freelance writers during the week-long Launch A Freelance Writing Career course  put on by Quistic (Penelope Trunk’s latest startup!) Personal branding is a topic very close to my heart…and one that I speak about to PR groups and college students […]

Lessons From My First Podcast Interview (Plus, My Dirty, Little Productivity Secret)

A few weeks back, I was driving to a speaking engagement in New Jersey and I spent the two hours in my car listening to my friend Melissa Anzman’s Launch Yourself podcast. The Launch Yourself podcast features interviews with successful entrepreneurs about their business, lifestyle, launches, struggles, goals and dreams. People I admire like Jenny […]

5 Easy Ways to Overcome The Fear of Public Speaking

You’ve likely heard the statistic before; in many surveys, people rate the fear of public speaking above the fear of death. In college, I dreaded my required public speaking class so much that I pushed it off to senior year, until I finally took the course surrounded by a classroom full of freshmen. In my […]

Speaking at #SoMeT12: Getting Gutsy in Texas

You know how I love to encourage all of you to get gutsy? Don’t worry; I’m absolutely taking my own advice on a regular basis and last week, I crawled way out of my comfort zone when I presented a 25-minute session on Foodspotting at the Social Media Tourism Symposium (#SoMeT12) in El Paso, TX in front of more […]