Ananda is speaking about digital sisterhood at Blogalicious on October 8!

Great news! I am co-hosting a discussion with PR guru Xina Eiland on the digital sisterhood experience at Blogalicious on October 8 in Miami, Florida. To learn more, read the blog post about our Blogalicious discussion: http://blogaliciousweekend.com/2010/09/the-digital-sisterhood-experience-at-blogalicious-2010.

Ananda’s social media adventures at Blogalicious DC Meet Up on April 27

Ananda moderating Women in Social Media panel

I had the pleasure of serving as moderator for the Women in Social Media: Creating Your Digital Footprint panel at the Blogalicious DC Meet Up held on April 27 at the Washington, DC Economic Partnership. The following dynamic women served on the panel:

I was able to capture the amazing panelists, Blogalicious co-founders Nyasha Smith and Stacy Ferguson, DC Meet Up organizer/PR professional Xina Eiland,and Niambi Jarvis, Director of the Office on Women’s Policy & Initiatives, in action with my Creative Vado video camera. Check out the videos below.

VIDEOS:

1) Definition of Social Media – Part One by Rhea Brown, Terri Holley, and Michele McGraw

2) Definition of Social Media – Part Two by Rhea Brown, Terri Holley, and Michele McGraw

3) Meaning of Digital Footprint by Terri Holley

4) Blogalicious co-founders Nyasha Smith and Stacey Ferguson

5) DC Meet Up organizer/PR professional Xina Eiland

6) Niambi Jarvis, Director of the Office on Women’s Policy & Initiatives

Check out several photos from the Meet Up below (photo credit: Blogalicious co-founders Nyasha Smith and Stacey Ferguson). Click here to see more photos.

Blogalicious DC Meet Up Panelists

Blogalicious is planning additional meet ups and a party at the BlogHer conference in August.  Be sure to check out these events and webinars (recordings available).

Are you going to register for Blogalicious 2010 in Miami? I am!

Are you going to BlogHer? I am!

Great Moments from the Weekend: Ananda’s creativity coaching session with her client/publicist Xina Eiland

Greetings All,

I have been working with my creativity coaching client Xina Eiland since January.  Xina is an amazing publicist.  I know because she serves as my publicist!

On Friday, we had an interactive coaching session that gave Xina an opportunity to practice her audio and video blogging skills.  Click here to listen to Xina’s first audio blog on Cinchcast.

Watch Xina’s first video blog below.

What do you think about Xina’s audio and video blogs?

Enjoy your day and week!

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Gratitude,

Ananda

The Business of Being Ananda Leeke – Working with Publicist Xina Eiland on Branding

Photo courtesy of www.creation.uk.com

Greetings All,

On Saturday, I met with my publicist Xina Eiland (http://twitter.com/xeiland) about my 2010 PR and branding goals.  Having access to Xina’s expertise and support is helping me take my time to:

  • streamline my online presence, business card, and logo,
  • develop a professional PR package, and
  • reorganize and relaunch AnandaLeeke.com.

I have committed to completing phase 1 of this process by March.  One of my homework assignments was to test out branding identity labels.  The first one I tested was Urban Debutante Innerpreneur who promotes the practice of self-care in her work as an artist, author, blogger, coach, speaker, and yoga teacher. I put it on Twitter. I still have to create a short tag line.

So far, I have received a mixed bag of feedback. My fabulous sistalove Corynne Corbett (www.chicjonesmedia.com) offered amazing feedback on Saturday evening via Twitter.  Corynne dug deep into my wordy statement and picked it apart.  Her food for thought helped me get even clearer about the importance of adding  self-care in my statement.  I still have to do a few things to create a tag line and tweak my bio.  My creative brothalove Andrew Ward a/k/a HKB FiNN (www.hkbfinn.com) gave me his comments via a Sunday email from London.  My life coach Yael Flusberg (www.yelements.com) made a great point about the use of “urban debutante innerpreneur.”  As a 45 year old woman, the title makes me sound like a young 20 something who is just coming out.  Yael  reminded me that I am an expert and want folks to see me as that.

Today I am testing out a new Twitter bio: 21st Century Innerpreneur & Self-Care Strategist who promotes authenticity, balance, and calm as an artist, author, blogger, coach, speaker, and yoga teacher.  I still gotta come up with a tag line. Any ideas? Let me know what you think.  Thanks in advance for the feedback.

Enjoy your day and week!

Peace, Creativity, Gratitude, and Compassion,

Ananda

PS: Big thanks to Corynne and my dad J for helping me get clear about the use of the word maven. Corynne suggested self-care strategist. WOW this is such an organic process!