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Thursday, November 6 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
RIVERSIDE CHAT :: Authentic Storytelling: Being Wonderfully, Beautifully You

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As women we second guess ourselves, compare our accomplishments to other, and too often view other women as competitors rather than allies. Self reflection can suck sometimes. But it takes a good dose of self realization to step into your own and walk in your true calling. Social media encourages us to tap into our authentic selves while it simultaneously pushes us toward a kind of conformity.  But in a real-lived life, rarely are we living ONE singular experience. We are mothers, sisters, brothers, fathers, teachers, business people, artists, etc.: multi faceted and multi-passionate.  And we push ourselves to tell stories that speak to our experiences.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a safe space for cross-pollination of ideas inter-generationally, across cultures, and across gender. Using Malcolm Gladwell's story of David and Goliath as a unifying point of connection, and drawing from the 4 types of stories that bloggers usually tell, this workshop will demonstrate how real life challenges can create opportunities.  In this way we will broaden and deepen authentic conversations in the world of social media.

You will leave this Chat  better able to:

1.     Think more broadly. (How to think about things not experienced.)

2.     Listen more deeply. (How to listen for understanding in the face of new ideas.)

3.     Communicate more authentically. (How to communicate lived life experiences.)

4.     Share more compassionately. (How to share others’ stories and expand everyone’s experience.)

5.     Produce better content

We'll also discuss branding, rebranding, the perils of over-sharing and ways to create an online personality that is in line with your true self.


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Meredith Hurston

Founder, Empowered Mocha Patient
Meredith Hurston is respected voice in healthcare with over 17 years of experience in clinical laboratory science, patient safety and healthcare quality assurance. She served in a critical capacity as a healthcare advocate and caregiver for her Mom for many years. At the convergence of those 2 backgrounds, she realized a unique opportunity to share her valuable experiences with others and help improve their encounters with... Read More →
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Patricia Patton

Founder, Boomer Wiz
Patricia A. Patton is the principal content creator at BoomerWizdom, a blog centered on longevity in whatever one does in life with a focus on health, travel, and technology. On the website PatriciaAPatton.com  she coaches individuals and conducts group classes for adults who are re-imagining their lives in meaningful and entrepreneurial ways. Her work includes strategic partnerships with corporate and non profit... Read More →
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Ella Rucker

Content Producer
Ella Rucker is not just a blogger, but a blogger for pay! Ella has made her living for the past three years working with some of the most successful personalities, brands, and blogs.  The blogger/writer/producer has worked with Good Enough Mother, JaiStone.com, MochaManual.com, Momentumnation, 2BlueMedia, and Willie B. Mum. She also wrote an eguide for BeBlogalicious entitled Tick Tock Goes The Blog Clock: The What, Why and How Of... Read More →

Thursday November 6, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Loggia I - Lobby Level

Attendees (25)