Featured Speaker: Julie Elsdon-Height

Pitch Perfect

Ever looked at another influencer and wondered how they got that AWESOME gig? Julie will delve into the aspects of PITCHING!! Roll up your sleeves and let’s dive into branding, media kits, offers and finding contacts! Fantastic partnerships don’t just happen, Julie will share some insights to help you develop your own pitch perfect approach.

Julie Elsdon-Height is co-founder of SJ Consulting, a digital marketing firm and founder of Life Straight Up! SoberJulie.com is a popular Canadian lifestyle blog established in 2010. Known as @SoberJulie online, Julie has been studying the online marketscape for a decade and is a wealth of knowledge for influencer/Brand relationships.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SoberJulie

Twitter: @SoberJulie

Instagram: @soberjulie

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/soberjulie

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Featured Speaker: Ali Breen

How to not Start a Blog for a Whole Year – A Cautionary Tale

As a blogger, Millennials Career Coach Ali Breen is just beginning. And she’s been “just beginning” for well…um…a whole year now. Are you stuck at the start? Ali flips the how-to model upside down in this cautionary-tale session, offering an in-the-trenches outlook and tangible “try this instead” tips, worksheets and activities. Her funny, frustrating and real-life journey can help you avoid pitfalls, pitstops and procrastination on the road to starting your own beauty of a blog. Oh, and she’s all kinds of funny. Bring your laughing/crying emojis people! Also bring cake. Seriously, a cake offering is required to attend the session. JK…sort of. (We made her write “JK'” but she really wants cake & advises you to “make good choices people, just sayin”).

As a blogger, Ali is just beginning. As an award-winning writer, who has loved writing since she was a wee one, it’s bonkers that she hasn’t had a blog before now. Feel the same way? From “get lost in the tech weeds” to “be super jealous when all your blogger friends get invited to a flashy foodie event” she offers real-life tips on how to avoid ever starting your blog in this funny, refreshing beginner’s story.

Ali Breen is a Millennials Career Coach, avid #SupportLocal champion, Kinda/Sorta/Almost Blogger and all-around good time gal, bringing her bare-naked heart to BlogJam this year to share her strategies for first timers. Offering an in-the-trenches outlook and tangible “try this instead” tips, worksheets and activities, her journey can help you avoid pitfalls, pitstops and procrastination on the road to starting your own beauty of a blog.

Ali believes that your career can and should be a reflection of who you are and how you want to be in the world. She uses story-based, narrative coaching to help clients get clear about what they want and how & when they can actually get it. As a past corporate recruiter and bilingual career practitioner in non-profit employment centres, Ali has experience from both sides of the Career Management table. She offers a refreshing break and realistic divergence from the cookie-cutter career advice and tools that are outdated and (mostly) broken.

Her blog is a blend of career advice for young professionals, #howtodeal tips for parents of Millennials and epic wins from & for this often maligned generation. She has brought her energy and expertise as a presenter to Fusion Halifax, Clean NS, NS Career Development Association and countless workshop rooms. She co-founded the first bilingual career centre in Halifax, boosts up those around her, organizes and volunteers at epic events and is well…kind of a big deal.     

 

Twitter: @reachalibreen

Instagram: @alibreeninsta

 

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