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