Jill Foster BW Welcome! I’m Jill Foster or @JillFoster on twitter, Founder of Live Your Talk, a blog and resource guide for storytellers and public speakers.

Email – Jill@LiveYourTalk.com

Phone – 202 203 0255

For the fun of it – my architecture photo blog: Observiness

What gets me out of bed in the morning:
the art of storytelling, speechmaking, and the pathway of connection they create with others.

That’s the gut and thrust of the conversation here — sharing, practicing, teaching, and testing all gamuts of storytelling from onstage principles to structure of message and narrative to on-camera energy & technique.

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How can the art of storytelling be simplified, direct, clear, and convicted with key audiences in and beyond business?

What storytelling and rhetorical devices best serve audiences onstage and on-camera?

What risks exist to storytelling in this intensely social era?

It’s all discussed here at LiveYourTalk’s blog.

More background and bio:

Featured in the Huffington Post and cited by ForbesWoman as one of 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter, Jill Foster is founder and CEO of Live Your Talk. Based in the Washington, DC region, she is a speechwriter and coach for people in technical and social tech fields. Believing strong communities come from strong conversations (and public speaking skill) — Jill works with award-winning entrepreneurs, CEOs, and innovators makin’ it happen as public speakers — on stages like TED and TEDx, Ignite, plus a variety of keynotes around the globe. A social technology advocate, her work has been in conversation in The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Guardian UK, Washingtonian Magazine, and a range of media outlets.

An Executive Board member of DC Web Women, Jill is the founding editor of blog community Women Grow Business – a top ranked blog on social media and marketing. In 2010, she led TEDxPotomac’s speaker coaching team, supporting speaker voices like Alexandra Cousteau and Craig Newmark. And in 2009, she won the Apps for Democracy Social Citizen Award for a co-produced project on how technology could help Washington, DC neighborhoods. As a multimedia blogger, she fulfilled a lifelong dream in 2008 by serving as a “Big Tent” credentialed blogger for the Democratic National Convention.

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