When Erin Weed first presented to NWMAF conference participants in 2007, attendees responded with a string of superlatives: “Awesome – the best and most helpful. Thank you for having her speak. Please have her back!” “Great presenter, good energy, lots of content. Best so far at SDIC.” “Would have loved 3 hours and more!!!” “Excellent, motivated, and motivating speaker!” “Relevant and useful information delivered with enthusiasm and good humor. Thank you!”
Feedback was every bit as enthusiastic after Erin’s return appearances: “She is Great!” “Excellent, practical information – extremely well organized and presented with a lot of energy. I liked that it was presented as a paradigm rather than just a lot of bullet points.” “Outstanding! This class alone was well worth the trip!” “Great information – up-to-date, current, fresh. Love your energy, Erin!” “Very informative! Direct and clear and inspirational.”
We are honored to welcome speaker, author, and social entrepreneur Erin Weed to SDIC-ST 2011 to present a series of Saturday workshops on Business and Marketing. See below for more information about Erin and these offerings, and go to our website to register for SDIC-ST 2011 today! Register soon to take advantage of May pricing!
Have higher business aspirations? Want to make a greater impact with your work? You won’t want to miss this!
Erin Weed‘s sorority sister was murdered at Eastern Illinois University in 2001. Just 23 years old at the time, this tragedy lead her to abandon a career in TV broadcasting and study all aspects of women’s safety and self-defense. After training with some of the best violence prevention experts in the world, Erin created Girls Fight Back, a campaign to empower young women through safety and self-defense education. She and her international team of speakers have reached close to a million women since 2001, and Erin authored a book titled Girls Fight Back! The College Girl’s Guide to Protecting Herself. Erin has been featured in media including: CNN, The CBS Early Show, Ladies Home Journal, The New York Times, Glamour, The Washington Post and Marie Claire. She was given the Hometown Hero award by John Walsh (Founder of America’s Most Wanted) and named Best Female Performer 2009 by Campus Activities Magazine. Erin works as a consultant to companies and non-profits wanting to make a social impact, and is currently writing her second book about social entrepreneurship.
“Business Boot Camp,” with Erin Weed (double session)
Are you a self-defense instructor and want to start holding classes, but don’t know where to begin when it comes to marketing, finance, media exposure or other business issues? Would you like to teach women’s self defense as a side job, or as a full-time career? Or are you already working in this field professionally, and want to kick things up to the next level? This special double session workshop will cover the basics of business, public relations and community outreach as it applies specifically to the world of women’s self defense. By first identifying the “ecosystem” in which we exist, each participant will walk away with a customized plan to create and maintain a brand, implement effective marketing techniques, utilize the media, and prepare for financial issues that face professionals teaching women about safety.
Erin Weed is a speaker, author, social entrepreneur and founder of Girls Fight Back! Since 2001, Erin and her team of international speakers have reached one million women with the message of peace and girl power. She is also the founder/CEO of Evoso, an agency that provides business consulting and social change campaigns for non-profits, corporations and universities across the globe. She has been featured in media including: CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post. More information about Erin can be found at http://erinweed.com.
“Fireside Chat,” with Erin Weed
Good intentions may spark a women’s self-defense business, but they won’t keep the fire going… you gotta have a plan! We discussed some business and marketing success principles during this morning’s “Business Boot Camp.” Now join Erin Weed for a follow up discussion and question and answer session. Come ready to learn from others and share your successes in the business of teaching women to become their own best protectors.