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‘Broaden Your Influence through Social Media’ Featured Topic for May PowerTalk 

Social media experts share best practices in Springboard's May PowerTalk

SEATTLE, Washington (PRWEB) May 06, 2013

The Springboard Academy, a Seattle-based professional development company, is joining with the Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future for an upcoming PowerTalk on May 22nd, focusing on developing a personal brand via social media. “Broaden Your Influence through Social Media” brings together experts to share how people and companies can become influencers and expand their reach on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media sites. Responsible business and social media expert Carol Sanford is being joined by women’s market and sustainable business expert Andrea Learned. They’ll discuss social media ‘best practices,’ including:

  •     Benefits of a strong social media influence – and how it translates into more clients, new jobs, and business relationships
  •     How a strong personal brand (via social media) can aid research and collaboration
  •     Advice for the novice
  •     Challenges and trends in social media

A highly-respected responsible business consultant who’s worked with major corporations in a career spanning four decades, Carol Sanford is the author of The Responsible Business: Reimagining Sustainability and Success. "It's important to find out what differentiates your business from the crowd," she says, "and then thinking about how to do business so that communities, societies, and ecology as a whole are improved. These are not separate but interwoven pursuits, and social media plays a role in that.”

Joining Sanford will be author, communication and content specialist Andrea Learned. Learned’s focus is on sustainability, and she’s worked extensively with women business leaders. “Talk with me for half an hour and you'll know I am passionate about all I do that relates to movement scale change toward a more sustainable future,” says Learned. “I love using social networks, especially Twitter, to spread the news.” Springboard Academy Executive Director and former news anchor Margo Myers will moderate the panel discussion.

The Springboard Academy empowers the business community through education, training courses and workshops in the Pacific Northwest. It holds PowerTalks once a month, and the May 22nd talk is being held at HUB Seattle, 220 2nd Ave. South, Seattle, Washington (near Pioneer Square) 65:30 – 7:30pm. The Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future (WNSF) believes that integrating responsible, sustainable practices throughout organizations is key to building sustainable enterprises – and a sustainable future. WNSF reaches more than 5000 executive women annually who want to make a difference in their companies and the world – through regional in-person programs and increasingly, through web-based programming and communications.

The cost to attend the May 22nd PowerTalk is $15. Street parking is available, and there are parking lots nearby. For more information about The Springboard Academy, visit http://www.thespringboardacademy.com. For more information about WNSF, please visit http://wnsf-pacificnw.org/.


The Springboard Academy is a professional development organization designed to accelerate success in the workplace. It helps people be more productive, lead their team, communicate clearly, network effectively, and develop a personal brand. Instructors also teach how to make a great first impression, create a professional image and manage social media. Founded in Seattle in 2010, The Springboard Academy gives people the tools to be their best, because ‘your success is our business.’ Visit http://www.thespringboardacademy.com.

WNFS programs engage businesswomen in sustainability; advance women’s knowledge of sustainability principles and practices; and advance women’s skills in developing and leading sustainability initiatives in their companies. It promotes learning from best practices, including the formal sharing of how companies have achieved high performance by applying sustainability principles, as well as through creative collaboration and on-going peer-to-peer support. Visit http://www.wnsf-pacificnw.org.


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