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One of the Most Influential Women in Technology

Debbie Weil is an international speaker, author, veteran blogger, marketing strategist and Web pioneer. She was named one of the Most Influential Women in Technology by Fast Company and a DC Top 100 Tech Titan by Washingtonian.

For the past 10 years her company, WordBiz.com, Inc., has worked with a range of clients from GlaxoSmithKline and HP to the American Camp Association and the Maryland Association of CPAs. Her focus has been content and social media marketing and, specifically, how to launch a successful corporate blog.

In 2011, she founded Voxie Media to focus on e-books and entrepreneurial publishing (the natural next step after blogging) for business authors. Voxie is a boutique publishing imprint for business leaders and content creators with kick-ass ideas and a social mission. Voxie also provides consulting to navigate the new world of self-publishing. 

Debbie is the author of one of the first and most definitive books about business blogging, The Corporate Blogging Book (Penguin Portfolio). She self-published the updated e-book edition for Kindle.

Debbie has a gift

Debbie helped GSK launch the first blog within Pharma. She has a gift: helping clients leverage this new channel because she was a pioneer in creating this channel...
- Steven L. Burton, former VP Marketing GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Health

It's the content (stupid)

Her focus is content: how to write a great blog, how to attract followers on Twitter with cogent Tweets, how to launch and maintain a useful, compelling Facebook page. And how to do this with a strategic mindset and to get business results.

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Based in Washington DC, she is a sought-after keynote speaker and workshop leader who provokes her audience to think about the mindset before the toolset. The social media mindset comes first. Can you and your organization be open, transparent and collaborative? Can you accept a bit of critical feedback? If yes, you're ready to jump into social media and learn how to use the toolset, including Twitter, a blog, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Internal presentation for Elli Lilly

"Obviously expert in Social Media constructs, Debbie disarmed our client's executives with her easy going style, self-deprecating humor and quick wit." - David Milliken, Blueline Simulations

Keynote in Dubai

"Your (keynote) was amazing." - Kosta Petrov, Conference Director for The New Media Event

Personal branding for over-50s

She also does one-on-one coaching - and has a soft spot for 50-somethings who want to jump on the social media bandwagon and are not sure how to get started.

Blogger and cupcake lover

A card-carrying member of DC’s Digerati for over 15 years, she blogs for the Huffington Post and has been blogging on her own site since 2003. She is also the producer of the popular cupcake and social media event series, Sweets and Tweets.

Author of The Corporate Blogging Book

She is the author of the original and definitive book about corporate blogging, THE CORPORATE BLOGGING BOOK. The updated edition is available for immediate download to the Kindle, iPad, smartphones (including Android), Mac and PC.  Mashable names her as a top nonfiction author who can be found on Twitter. Her book can also be found in a UK edition, in Italian and in Mandarin Chinese.

Top 100 Tech Titan

Washingtonian Magazine named her a DC Top 100 Tech Titan and she is one of DC's Top Twitterers with more than 11,000 followers @debbieweil.

Speaking engagements all over the world

Debbie has keynoted and spoken at conferences and events in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Europe, the Middle East and China, parsing the implications of Web 2.0 for thousands of marketing, communications and PR executives.

Quoted in

She has been quoted on the topic of corporate and CEO blogging in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Business Week, CNN.com, The Guardian and numerous other publications. She has been interviewed on NPR's MarketPlace [listen to audio].

Bonafides

Debbie has a unique background as a journalist with corporate marketing experience. Following a career as a reporter and editor for several leading U.S. newspapers, including the Atlanta Constitution and Roll Call, she worked in marketing for Network Solutions, Inc., the original dot com company. 

She holds a global executive MBA from Georgetown University, a Masters in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin and an undergraduate degree in English from Harvard.

Online since 1992

She's been online since 1992. She launched her first Web site in 1995. Check it out on the Way Back Machine (it takes a few minutes to load).

Contact

To book a speaking engagement or for consulting - or to interview her - call her directly on her mobile at 202.255.1467 Eastern.

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The Corporate Blogging Book

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Reviewers Say...

Smart, witty and accessible.

- Kirkus Reports


Rock-solid advice and examples… Weil deftly shows how to avoid the pitfalls

- Chris Anderson, Author of The Long Tail


The original and definitive book on corporate blogging.

- The Social Enthusiast (August 2009)


The Best Business Blogging Book

- John Moore, Brand Autopsy


November 2008 -  Named one of ten insightful Web 2.0 books. Click #8.

- CIO Insight


Open this book to any page and you’ll discover ideas you can use…

- Seth Godin, author of Linchpin and 11 other bestsellers


This is *the* book smart businesspeople should read to understand the ins and outs of blogging.

- Dan Pink, Author of A Whole New Mind and Johnny Bunko


One of the best books around for novice corporate bloggers. Witty, entertaining and informative.

- Blogger review (April 2009)


This compact yet comprehensive encyclopedia of corporate blogging lucidly explains why blogging should be part of any customer loyalty strategy.

- Jackie Huba, Author of Citizen Marketers


I loved the conversational and organic nature of the book… impeccable research and flawless writing style.

- Kip Meacham on Amazon


Debbie, you’ve worked very hard to help corporate America understand social media. Nice job!

- Dr. Nora Ganim Barnes, Dir. UMass Center for Marketing Research