Saturday, November 5 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Content Talks: Bring Your Breakfast and Learn!

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Featured Content Talks 

 3 Simple Steps to Be Authentic in your Content :: Elisha + Elyssa Fernandez

In this empowering, high energy session, Blogalicious Attendees will learn:

- The 3 Ways to Being Authentic On/Off-line
- How to tell your WHY Story to Connect to the Audience
- How to Deal with Critics Easily and Effectively
- Practical Ways to Deeply Connect with your Target Audience

Blogalicious attendees will leave with a clear understanding of why and how they can write authentic content so they can start helping those around them and make a BIG difference in the world!

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Life in Translation: Shaping Experiences into Impactful, Dynamic, and Marketable Content :: Tyece Wilkins, Ashley Coleman and GG Renee Hill 

There are milestones and memories. There’s the look in a lover’s eyes right before the door slams and he leaves forever and the smile spread ear to ear on our baby girl’s face as she rocks on a swing set. Life tingles with both extraordinary and everyday experiences–the very things that build us, break us, and become our content.

 So, how do we do it? How do we shape these experiences into everything from blog posts to book chapters? How do we distill the raw details of life into work that rises above the digital noise and resounds for our readers? How do we translate all that life hurls our way into impactful, dynamic and marketable content?

 In this panel, three personal bloggers share triumphs, pitfalls, and, most importantly, lessons learned about how they have shaped their experiences into content that not only resonates, but also leads to other opportunities.

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Your Message As A Catalyst :: Ashely D. Freeman 
Both the laughs and the pain make you who you are. But how many times do we feel comfortable enough to reveal our most vulnerable moments? We fail to realize that sharing our message, can be a catalyst for the next person's breakthrough. Our stories are the personal lifelines of our brands and allow us to connect and be authentic with our audience. If you haven't figured out a flawless way to deliver it or you don't think it is important enough to share, this session is for you! Join me to develop your message as a catalyst for change. 

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Partnerships & Paychecks: How bloggers, brands and agencies can connect for shared success :: Lauren Thomas + Alexis Felder

As the creator economy continues to grow and evolve, content creators are exploring new ways to monetize their message while brands are looking for innovative ways to connect with new audiences. Join us for a candid conversation to learn about the shifts that are happening in the influencer marketing space  and to get tips that will help bloggers, brands and agencies develop  deeper relationships, stay in compliance with the latest FTC guidelines and create campaigns that will lead to shared success. 


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Ashley Coleman

Ashley Coleman is a writer and entrepreneur based in Philadelphia. The cultivator of the online space WriteLaughDream.com, she writes about life, love, and pursuing goals as a writer. Her work as a writing mentor helps other writers develop their voice and writing habits through... Read More →
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Alexis Felder

Founder, Lexi Curls
 Alexis "Lexi" Felder was one of the original natural hair bloggers on YouTube encouraging women of color to embrace their natural hair and be comfortable in the skin they're in. While spreading self love, she has traveled the world and shares her journeys with her audience on ... Read More →
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Elisha Fernandez

Founder + Kidpreneur, Wholly Art
Elisha is a homeschooled 13 year-old, and a passionate best-selling author, artist, kidpreneur, and speaker. She loves to write, read, spell, draw, paint, and play the piano and guitar. She is proud to be a Certified Guerrilla Marketing Practitioner, trained by Jay Conrad Levinson... Read More →
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Elyssa Fernandez

Founder + Kidpreneur, Wholly Art
Elyssa is 12 years old. She enjoys being an entrepreneur, best-selling author, speaker, artist, and coach. She is homeschooled, and her greatest coach and mentor is her mom, Elayna Fernandez. Elyssa plays the guitar and piano, and she loves to play with her sisters, draw, read, write... Read More →
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Melissa Potter Forde

Melissa Potter Forde is a connector, communications strategist, consultant and speaker. She deftly weaves these multiple competencies into her work helping professionals, small business owners, media mavens, and entrepreneurs to understand their personal brand and leverage it to... Read More →
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Ashley Danyel Freeman

Mental Health Advocate, Don't Die Afraid
Ashley Freeman is a motivational speaker and creator who empowers individuals to realize that their circumstances don't hinder their future. She utilizes her platform DontDieAfraid.com to emphasize that adversity is only present to help you realize how resilient you are. Each obstacle... Read More →
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GG Rennee Hill

Author/Speaker/Creative Coach
GG Renee Hill is an author, speaker and creative coach who blogs at AlltheManyLayers.com. Through her blog, books and writing courses, she empowers women to embrace all their layers, creatively and shamelessly.  Featured by BlackEnterprise.com as a notable blogger to follow in 2015... Read More →
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Lauren Thomas

Digital Marketing Strategist
Lauren Thomas develops and executes social media strategies for billion dollar brands. Lauren leverages digital marketing to help clients increase brand awareness, generate leads and drive sales. She has worked with a variety of businesses, ranging from mom and pop shops to Fortune... Read More →
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Tyece Wilkins

Founder, Twenties Unscripted
Tyece Wilkins believes in the power of witty women, wise words and full wine glasses. She is the voice behind Twenties Unscripted and author of Twenties Unscripted: A Journey of Womanhood, Writing, and Relativity. Her Twenties Unscripted mission is to cultivate a personal blog... Read More →

Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Grand Ballroom