2014 Speaking Engagements

May 

April

  • 100 Million Cups: Presenting The MEPR Agency - Kaufmann Foundation & Atmalogy

  • Mastermind Panel Featuring Nashville PR, Brand & Storytelling Experts - National Intramural & Recreational Sports Association Conference

  • Storytelling to Pitch Your Business - Social Enterprise Accelerator (Entrepreneur Center & Center for Nonprofit Management

  • Personal Branding for Teens - Lincoln County Library Student Advisory Board

  • Facebook Fundraising in 90 Days - Center for Nonprofit Management

  • Twitter in 120 Minutes - Center for Nonprofit Management

March

  • Twitter in 120 Minutes - Center for Nonprofit Management

February

  • Personal Branding for the Fashion Industry - Art Institute

2013 Speaking Engagements

December

  • Keynote Address: Winter Graduation - ITT Technical Institute

  • Personal Brand Map for Masters Students - Belmont University

November

  • Public Relations for Nonprofits - PRSA Nashville Student Tour

October

August

July

  • Social Storytelling: Sharing Through Strategic Marketing and PR - Foster Family Treatment Association National Conference

  • Being An Entrepreneur - The Knowledge Bank, youth financial literacy initiative

May

April 

  • The Art of Spreading the Word: What's Your Story -  Arts & Business Council

  • Tell Your Story, Enhance Your Brand - Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare

  • PR vs Journalism - Middle TN State University PRSSA 

March

  • The ME Brand - Your Life Counts national simulcast

  • Tag You're It: Creating Your Online Brand in HS & College - Nashville Association of Black Journalists Student Media Conference

  • HerStory | Technology & Design - Interdenominational Services Organization of America

  • Don't Be a NitTwit: Twitter for Communicators - International Association of Business Communicators

February 

  • Storytelling for Social Media - Social Media Club Nashville (presenter & sponsor)

  • Audit Your Brand - Nashville Business Incubation Center

January

  • Nashville 2040: How will the plan affect African American & Gen Y - News Channel 5+ Urban Outlook

2012 Speaking Engagements

December

  • How to Reach Your Greatest Potential - Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce's School Partnership Initiative (Jere Baxter & Maplewood High School)

  • Why Nashville is Awesomesauce:  a fireside chat with local success stories - Nashville American Marketing Association 

November

  • Judging Public Relations Campaigns - Middle TN State University Communications Department

  • Social Storytelling: Gain Donors, Retain Volunteers, Engage Board Members - Tennessee Community Organizers Conference

  • How to Reach Your Greatest Potential - The Academy, non-traditional high school 

  • 5 Steps to Maximizing Your Business & Brand via LinkedIn - Good Business Networking Group

October

  • Lunch + Learn + Network: Visual Story Telling with Youtube

  • Career Corner on Personal Branding - Nashville Career Advancement Center

  • Personal Branding for the Fashion Industry - Art Institute

  • Visual Story Telling for Entrepreneurs/Business Owners

September

  • Lunch + Learn + Network: Your Personal Brand Begins with You

August

  • Media Training, Networking & Presentation Skills - Mr. TN Competition 

  • How to Promote Your Class - Nashville Community Education

July 

  • Entrepreneurship & Financial Literacy for Youth - The Knowledge Bank

  • To Pitch or Not to Pitch: Pitching the Media in the Franchise Business- FranNet (webinar)

June 

  • The ME Factor: PR for you and your Brand - Women's Empowerment Conference

  • Presentation Skills & Relationship Development - CABLE Mentoring Program

May

  • Keynote Address: Letter to my 13 year old self - Girl Scout 100th Year Ceremony

  • Marketing for Ministry - United Methodist Men's Division (webinar) 

  • Group Leadership for Youth - Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Conference TN

“Social Storytelling not only gave me the latest online tools and resources for successfully sharing the Progress Inc. story, but it also empowered me as an ambassador of this non-profit. Kia’s unique and riveting presentation emphasized the importance of “being” your brand and truly igniting a fire in the various audience we attempt to reach through proper storytelling. I would highly recommend the workshop for entrepreneurs, non-profit managers and others seeking to raise awareness and draw greater ROI for their business.”

–Stephanie Toone, PR/Events manager for Progress Inc.