While writing Nerdy Thirty, public speaking was never on my radar. Preparing for publication involved spending hours writing and editing on my Macintosh, finalizing the cover with a graphic designer, stumping for media attention, and hosting book signings around Omaha. Standing in front of a group of people and yammering away about the writing process and even the promotion of the book was the farthest thing from my mind.
But in April of this year, the speaking requests slowly started rolling in and continued for the majority of 2010. When I look back at the number of organizations that invited me to pontificate in the nerdiest manner possible, I am left a little speechless and extremely humbled. As such, I wanted to again extend a heartfelt thanks to those groups who hosted me and my little book this past year.
Bellevue Chamber of Commerce
Junior League of Omaha
Lincoln American Marketing Association
Public Relations Society of America, Nebraska chapter
Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Association of the Midlands
Social Media Club Des Moines
Social Media Club of Lincoln
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Wine, Writers and Song Festival
And 2011 is shaping up to be a busy year, including a return visit to the Public Relations Society of America, Nebraska chapter, for their annual Professional Development Conference on January 28, and the March 3 Greater Omaha Young Professionals Summit, hosted by the Omaha Chamber of Commerce.
To those groups and everyone who has supported the Nerdy Thirty movement, I thank you!