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.
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.
Once upon a time…: a 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.
For more conversations and media:
- William James Foundation – presentation judge for social entrepreneur contestants in one-minute pitch and business plan categories;
- Huffington Post’s You vs Meryl Streep: Confronting Barriers as a Public Speaker;
- Top Rank ‘s 25 Women Who Rock Social Media, 2011;
- ForbesWoman and one of 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter;
- The Washington Post as an up-and-comer breaking down the digital divide plus The Huffington Post for championing women in technology;
- The Washingtonian and the Top 100 Tech Titans for community building and business mentorship;
- Guardian UK on mobile blogging the Democratic National Convention08 (video interview);
- iStrategy Lab’s Apps for Democracy and winning the Social Citizen Award on how technology could help communities in Washington, DC;
- Social Fish and the impact of the BlogPotomac series (video interview).