How to become a thought leader: insight from a tech evangelist

Tamara Dull is a geek and she owns it.

While she may be full-time Director of Emerging Technology at the SAS Institute, where she can geek out all day long, Tamara has also built an engaged following for the writing she does on the side.

How has she found a way to blend her passion with her profession, you ask? Read on to find out.

Don’t forget to check out her page and attend her upcoming event with a click on her Spotlight.

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What’s Your Story? Learn How to Master the Perfect Elevator Pitch

Chris Westfall wants to help you talk about yourself.

As a Keynote Speaker, Writer, and Entrepreneur in Houston, Texas, Chris has taken it upon himself to help others craft their stories. As the US National Elevator Pitch Champion, there’s no one better than Chris to help you master the perfect elevator pitch.

Chris has came along way since starting his business in the less than doubtful economy of 2008. Since then, he has been on a ride to the top of business world as a sought after public speaking coach and keynote speaker.

Let’s find out more about how Chris is teaching us to understand the unique value that we have to offer. Don’t forget to check out Chris’ page and watch his videos to make your elevator pitch the one people never forget.

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The Most Creative Woman In Business On How She Stays Inspired

Tina Wells is wired for success.

As a self-proclaimed professional problem solver, Tina is an expert on youth marketing and serves as the founder + CEO of Buzz Marketing Group. When Tina’s not helping her clients succeed, she’s writing a best-selling teen fiction series and overseeing the tween site http://www.mackenzieblue.com.

Tina is a proud Philadelphia-native who’s quick to share tips on where to find breathtaking views and delicious food. Read on to learn what it takes to be named one of Fast Company’s most creative people; specifically how Tina stays inspired, the mantra by which she lives her live and why she loves marketing to (fearless!) young people.

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Talented Storytellers and Content Creators

Terra, Paul, Jane and Lance create enriching content that entertains and challenges our notions of what it means to be human, today. From gaming and film to contemporary fiction and digital media, these community members’ work spans across a wide range of medium. Read on to learn more about each gifted writer.

Terra Clarke Olsen, whose photo heads off this post, is a writer, gamer and content creator. Terra writing has appeared in publications such as Seattle Weekly, Crosscut, and Time.com, and she’s the founder of the blog, Have You Nerd.

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How One College Student’s Internet-Obsession Is Paying Off

Lily Herman is obsessed with the internet and she’s not ashamed to admit it. While some consider spending 10 to 15 hours a day on the internet an addiction, Lily considers it just an average day.

As a junior at Wesleyan University, she somehow balances classes with running The Prospect, a blog she co-founded that helps high schoolers understand the college admissions process and serving in editorial capacities with The Muse, Her Campus and USA Today College. Amongst all of that, Lily was also featured as one of Glamour Magazine’s Top 10 College Women of 2015.

Whether she’ll become a media giant in New York City post-graduation or a thought leader in the Twitter-verse, Lily is a student to keep your eye on. Read on to learn more about Lily, her work and her passions.

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Movies, Writing & Rakenrol: Director Quark Henares

As we continue our month of entertainment and film (starting last week with film composer René G. Boscio) we’re excited to go behind the scenes with director, Quark Henares.

Born and raised in the Philippines, Quark is not just a film and video director but also a musician, film studies professor, award-winning writer, former band director, part-time actor and University of Southern California MBA. Check out our interview with him, below.

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Finding Balance: Singer Tara Mackey

January is “The Month of Music” on our blog and we’ve been taking the opportunity to interview about.me users from all facets of the music industry including DJs Lissa Monet and E. Delfin and music blogger Jacklyn Krol.

Today, we’re excited to be featuring singer, Tara Mackey, who also happens to be a biologist, model, writer and actress. We interviewed her about how she manages to be all these things at once (and still maintain sanity!) and about her new book, Cured By Nature.

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