Ananda’s speaking adventures at Ignite DC #4 on June 16, 2010

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Happy Thursday!

Last night I spoke at Ignite DC #4. “Who lives inside of me?” was the title of my five-minute talk.  Visit to learn more about this amazing event. Click here to read a summary of my talk:

My talk was based on my eight archetypes discussed in my new book That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery (November 2009,  Six-word memoirs, yoga, poetry, and my creative process were mentioned during my talk.

My dad “J” videotaped my talk. See the video below. The Ignite DC organizers will post the 16 speakers’ talks on in a few weeks. I’ll be sure to post the link when it goes live.

Ignite DC #4 was a great event. I saw so many friends and met many new people. I also took a lot of photos. Click here to see my Flickr photo set:

Many thanks to the Ignite DC organizers, sponsors, attendees, and speakers (amazing group of folks — I learned so much from them and laughed too!!!). A big thanks to everyone on Twitter and Facebook who mentioned my talk, took photos, and shared my links.

Enjoy your day and weekend!

PS: Blogging While Brown is my next social media event! Visit or Blogging While Brown begins on June 18 at the Washington Convention Center in DC. I will teach a yoga class for social media users from 8:15 am to 8:30 am on June 19. I am so excited about attending the conference. It will be my third Blogging While Brown conference! I am also excited about going to the Blogalicious/Red Pump Project meet up at Tabaq on June 19. So get ready for lots more videos, photos, and Facebook/Twitter posts!!!!

The Business of Being Ananda Leeke: Applying for Speaking Engagements at IgniteDC and BlogHer

Greetings All,

Last week I applied to speak at IgniteDC which will be held on June 16.  “Who lives inside of me?” is the topic of my five-minute presentation. Click here to read my short proposal:  My sistalove Jessica Solomon, founder of Spark Creativity and The Saartjie Project and also applied. Check out her proposal on “Perceived Weirdness Index”:  It is a fabulous concept!  I know IgniteDC will select it!

I also submitted a proposal for the BlogHer 2010 Community Keynote which will be held in August in New York City.  Click here to read why I submitted the proposal:   Here’s the link to the blog post:

What do you think about my proposals?

I am using them to prepare short and medium size talks based on excerpts from my new poetic memoir That Which Awakens Me.  I am also going to create a PowerPoint presentation that will be posted on SlideShare in a week or two.  More good stuff is coming!!!!

Have a great week!

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Gratitude for speaking ideas,