Here's a short list of recent projects and achievements:

Podcast Guest on "It's Time to Sell" with Chris Spurvey

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I’m really excited today to bring a phenomenal guest, a lady by the name of Sarah Elkins. Sarah’s area of expertise is in storytelling, and I’m a real believer in the fact that storytelling is a huge asset that we have as sales professionals and entrepreneurs to go out there and make our business happen.

Featured Speaker for the Helena Women's Leadership Network

July, 2016 - Professional networking online: Maximize Your Engagement for Results

40 minute presentation on effective and efficient use of your time on LinkedIn and beBee to establish and build credibility in your field - outside of a small community. 

April, 2016 - Don't Step Out of Your Comfort Zone -- Leap!

Provided a 40 minute presentation, offering strategies for building confidence and making strategic choices to be successful -- no matter how you define success.


Storytelling Session

Storytelling Session

International tour management institute
ontario, California

January, 2016 - Provided the hour and 15 minute opening session for tour directors at the Symposium.


Presenter - Gov Tech Magazine Webinar: Wrangling Social Media In Big Sky Country: How Helena Is Corralling the Digital Records Stampede

April, 2015 - Via webinar, I shared the story of the City of Helena's decision to participate in social media platforms, the steps we took to begin, the policies created and strategies employed, and the ultimate decision to seek a solution to archive our social media records. The webinar was hosted by Morgan Wright and also featured ArchiveSocial Founder and CEO, Anil Chawla.


city of helena, montana

Provided customer service workshops for a variety of city service divisions including 911 dispatch operators, parking control officers, and public transit staff.

 

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Montana league of cities & towns
social media in local government

-One of the best sessions of the workshop.
-Good focus on importance of rapidly developing portion of our lives.
-Excellent
-Something we forget about until an emergency but would also be useful with local happenings and important public info
-Training was full of a lot of information. Time was allowed for group discussion.
-High Tech - Good Info
-Good use of today’s relevance, need more of today’s importance not last year’s works.
-Presenter very comfortable with her role as instructor & command of subject matter.
— Speaker Evaluations - Executive Institute, Montana: Use of Social Media in an Emergency: Strategies and Best Practices

Three years in a row, I was requested to present a variety of social media uses for local government to mayors and city managers across Montana at the Local Government Center's Executive Forum. Presentations include Using Social Media in Emergencies, Building Your Social Media Presence, Basics of Social Media for Local Government.

With years of FEMA PIO training, I'm considered a resource for local governments across the state of Montana.


Wrangling Social Media In Big Sky Country: How Helena Is Corralling the Digital Records Stampede - Gov Tech Magazine

Via webinar, I shared the story of the City of Helena's decision to participate in social media platforms, the steps we took to begin, the policies created and strategies employed, and the ultimate decision to seek a solution to archive our social media records.


Accomplishments

  • Entertained and provided practical guidance for more than 300 participants at a storytelling session at an annual conference of tourism professionals.
  • Provided solid, helpful feedback to hundreds of writers. Feedback includes grammar and format editing, content and sentence structure, and distribution assistance.
  • Provided customer service workshop sessions for 911 dispatch operators, public sector employees at libraries and government agencies, hotel and restaurant staff, and more. Each time receiving high level evaluations and comments, as well as 100% positive responses recommending the training for others.