“I encourage people to work toward using [public speaking] as a business development tool. A lot of people don’t think about it. They don’t realize that it is a way to develop a professional persona out there in the world…. And it’s a great tool to add to a business person’s arsenal if they have the ability to get out there and start to seek speaking engagements. It is a way to develop income for a business professional, as well, if they can put together a program that’s actually a marketable tool.”
– Julie Friend
from Public Speaking Super Powers
Julie Friend is a creative business strategist, with more than 25 years of experience in marketing, sales, research, business consulting, technology, and training. She has worked in the corporate arena for organizations such as Nielsen Marketing Research Corporation, Marketing Corporation of America and MasterCard Worldwide. She has also spent several years in entrepreneurial endeavors as a consultant and small business owner and a multi-location franchisee.
Julie has a personal passion for public speaking. During her career, she has spoken on many topics including best business practices, technology, marketing/communications, risk management, data security and identity theft. Her current area of focus is on marketing, and the need for businesses to secure, build and manage their digital reputations. She is President of eFriend Marketing, LLC.
For more information: www.efriendmarketing.com