Virtual Newsmakers is a webcast featuring everyday people who are bridging traditional and digital communications and empowering human communications through technology.
The show's purpose is to ensure the audience gains something productive from the conversation. What to do when... How to deal with... All of these shows are kept on a positive note.
Virtual Newsmakers is not like most news shows. The goal is to give people something worth listening to and provide immediate and insightful tips they can take away and implement into their business or lives that will make a difference.
Cynthia K. Seymour: In 2008, Cynthia founded a social media consulting and marketing agency, SeymourResults.com. After 12 years of sales and marketing, she jumped into the social media scene while developing teams during political campaign management and local lobbying. Today, she helps small businesses and busy professionals get up to speed with the latest trends in online marketing and social media skills. Her global team includes affiliations with graphic designers, creative web designers, and WordPress developers. She helps businesses develop the perfect social media strategy, create an online presence, attract new clients, and keep tabs on their existing business. In addition to coaching and strategy, she also teaches a graduate level course with Academy of Art University in the New Media and Web Design Department.
Debbie Elicksen: She is a content creator, out-of-the-box thinker, and has the ability to come up with creative, cool ideas organizations can use to engage their followers and help build their audience. Communications, writing, editing, publishing, interactive media, and marketing have been the mainstay of her business for the past several years. She has over 20 years of direct media experience, including working in television and Internet media, print, and radio. She spent several years working in both amateur and professional sports: as a professional sports writer covering the National Hockey League for over 20 years for several publications and sports services, including NBCSports.com. She was the first woman to ever headman a football conference in Canada (Prairie Football Conference), was PR Director for the Edmonton Trappers Baseball Club, and was a volunteer media liaison with the Hockey Committee during the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, and writes for the Hockey Canada Alumni Association.
For more information and to connect with the show:
Google +: https://plus.google.com/115339260158917396956/posts?hl=en&partnerid=gplp0
Leveraging Digital Media and the Documentary Film Industry
Stephanie J. Castillo is an Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker with strong roots in multimedia, photography, producing, and news journalism. She worked in radio news in Hollywood, multimedia production in Pasadena, CA and Madison, WI, and as a news reporter in Honolulu.
She started filmmaking in 1989, producing her first documentary with Hawaii Public TV. That film, Simple Courage: An Historical Portrait for the Age of AIDS, also won her an Emmy.
Stephanie has just completed her 10th documentary, Thomas Chapin: Night Bird Song, which just won the Nice International Filmmakers Festival Award for Best Story.
In this Virtual Newsmakers show, Stephanie shares how she has been leveraging digital/Internet technology to move her projects forward. You'll also hear how the tools of her trade have changed from her first Emmy-winning documentary until now. Her new film trailer and information can be accessed at www.thomaschapinfilm.com.
Here is a recent review of the Thomas Chapin film: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-thomas-chapin-can-teach-you-your-life-debbie-elicksen?trk=prof-post
Instagram Your Life and Your Business with Jenn's Trends
Jenn Herman is the Internet's Instagram Queen. She will be the first to tell you that Instagram isn't just another photo and video sharing social media site. When used effectively, it can up your marketing game to generate more traffic and thus grow your business.
Jenn Herman has been featured in Inc.com and Social Media Today. She has a wealth of resources and tips on her website: www.jennstrends.com.
Simplify Your Business Life With Evernote with Guest Vilma Betancourt
If you want to know anything about Evernote and how to manage files and folders in the Cloud, Vilma Betancourt is your first resource. She is the president of Women Wrule and she assists women, minority and veteran-owned enterprises. Her specialties are government procurement, government liaison, contractor/vendor registrations, business certifications, small business start-up, small business consulting, women, minority and Hispanic businesses.
In this session, Vilma will help you increase your business productivity with a simple app you can access across all your devices, whether it's Apple or Android mobile, desktop, notebook, or laptop.
Keeping up with evolving changes in social media
Elaine Lindsay of @TroolSocial joins Virtual Newsmakers to discuss the ever-changing platforms in social media. How on earth does the average person keep up?
The New Vigilante Justice: Reading the Sanford Rape Survivor's Victim Statement
This show was off the grid from our normal Virtual Newsmakers format. It is a show about solidarity, about women, and about using our voice to protest lenient sentencing, a biased justice system, and the unreasonable expectations that society places on women in our courts. This is a show to honor and support the Stanford Survivor whose words have inspired and empowered a movement for change.
Cynthia K. Seymour and Debbie Elicksen shared this Hangout with some special guests:
Sarah Cherry: www.twitter.com/sarahcherry
Elizabeth Traub: www.elizabethtraub.com
Vilma Betancourt: www.twitter.com/vilmabetancourt
Molly O’Day: www.youtube.com/user/supernaturallobster
Lorna Owens: www.footprints-foundation.org
Grisel d'Elena: sixmedia.co
For the background on the story:
The statement: https://www.buzzfeed.com/katiejmbaker...
The two men who placed the assailant under citizen arrest: https://www.buzzfeed.com/emaoconnor/m...
"You are a warrior — with a solid steel spine." -- a letter from Vice President Biden: https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomnamako/jo...
Getting Your Network in the Cloud: Cloud Computing
Kevin L. Jackson is a globally recognized cloud computing expert, who will discuss how network management in the cloud can help you leverage your business.
Jackson is an Independent Thought Leader for IBM and Dell and Founder/Author of the award winning “Cloud Musings” blog. He has been recognized as a “Top 100 Cybersecurity Influencer and Brand” by Onalytica (2015), a Huffington Post “Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts on Twitter” (2013), a “Top 50 Cloud Computing Blogger for IT Integrators” by CRN (2015) and a “Top 5 Must Read Cloud Blog” by BMC Software (2015).
His professional career includes service in the US Navy Space Systems Command, Vice President J.P. Morgan Chase, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and NJVC Vice President, Cloud Services. He is currently part of a team responsible for onboarding mission applications to the US Intelligence Community cloud computing environment (IC ITE). He is also a National Cyber security Institute Fellow. His first book, “GovCloud: Cloud Computing for the Business of Government” was published by Government Training Inc. and released in March 2011. His second book, released in 2012 by the same publisher, is titled “GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services". His next publication, “Practical Cloud Security: A Cross Industry View”, will be released by Taylor and Francis in the spring of 2016.