If you’re not, then you need to meet Jo Rivera! As a matter of fact, Jo is speaking at the next Winter Park Bloggers & Social Media Meetup, so your lucky day is just around the corner.

Jo’s talk is titled “Shake What Your Mama Gave Ya” and it is about leveraging your natural-born skills and abilities to better connect with your business audience.

Although Jo’s audience skews female, her topics are gender inclusive. “We can all be more successful when we learn how to work with what we have rather than trying to be someone/something we aren’t.” We don’t know about you, but it makes sense to us that blogging and social media marketing will always work best when they reflect the authenticity of the business owner.

When we told Jo about our recent speakers who discussed public speaking, she offered a couple of tips on that topic. “Number one: Know your audience, but don’t change for them. The more comfortable you are, the more receptive they will be. Number two: STAR. It stands for stance, tidbit, acknowledgment, and revelation. In other words, ground, share a story, acknowledge your audience, share your big ideas and expand.”

Ready to hear more from Jo? Attend the Winter Park Bloggers & Social Media Meetup on Thursday, November 15, 12:15 to 2:00.

Casselberry Library
215 N. Oxford Rd.