Our Public Speaking Events

The experts on the JB Media team love sharing our knowledge with others. From large-scale conferences to small group trainings, we’re excited to help many different audiences grow their digital marketing skills. Our speaking engagements cover topics including storytelling, content strategy, social media, SEO, ecommerce, crowdfunding, online advertising, public relations, and branding. We also share our story of entrepreneurship, passing on lessons we’ve learned from experience.

Below you can see our recent:

For more information on how we can give a talk, workshop, or training to your audience, please contact genna@jbmediagroupllc.com.


Conferences & Events

2017

Topic: Live Content Audit of Drupal.org
Event: DrupalCon 2017: Baltimore
Speaker: Leah Quintal

Topic: Are You Ready for Social Advertising?
Event: Prospering Conference at Blue Ridge Community College, 2017
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: Is Your Digital Marketing Ready for 2017?
Event: Prospering Conference at Blue Ridge Community College. 2017
Speaker: Justin Belleme

Topic: The Art of Social Media Strategy – How to Increase Engagement and Be more Shareable
Event: Haywood Community College Small Business Center Social Media Summit 2017
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: Share Your Story and Build Connections with Social Media
Event: AARP Tech Workshop
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

2016

Topic: Ecommerce Learning Lab
Event: SNAGneXt  2016 Annual Conference for the Society of North American Goldsmiths
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: Demystifying Social Media
Event: WNC Health and Safety Conference 2016
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topics: Intro to Online Marketing, Local SEO, Reputation Management, Best Practices for Tourism Social Media, Creative Campaigns
Event: DIY Tourism Marketing Conference 2016
Speaker: Sarah Benoit & Justin Belleme

Topic: Social Media Marketing Update
Event: Small Business & Technology Development Center  & Small Business Center Joint Annual Professional Development Conference
Speakers: Sarah Benoit & Adrianne Gordon

Topic: Taming the Beast: How to Use Facebook Effectively to Promote Your Website or Blog, How to Integrate Social Media with WordPress Without Losing Your Mind
Event: WordCamp Asheville 2016
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: Make Your Mark in the Digital World
Event: Western Women’s Business Conference 2016
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: How to Build Websites that Delight, Engage, and Convert
Event: WordCamp San Diego 2016
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: Communication Between the Generations
Event: MAHEC CNA Conference 2016
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: What are Hashtags and Why Do They Matter?
Event: Blue Ridge Mountain Host Conference
Speaker: Sarah Benoit and Justin Belleme

Topic: The ABCs of Content
Event: Wordcamp Asheville 2016 Pre-Camp Workshop
Speaker: Mandy Gardner

Topic: Can I Has First Page Search Result: How to Develop Content That Shows Up (watch video)
Event: WordCamp Asheville 2016
Speaker: Leah Quintal

Topic: Do Keywords Still Matter? (see presentation)
Event: WordCamp Asheville 2016
Speaker: Leah Quintal

Topic: Changing the Game with Regulation A+ Equity Crowdfunding; Roundtable: Accelerating Professional Development in the Digital Age
Event: Internet Summit 2015
Speaker: Justin Belleme

Topic: My Entrepreneurial Story & the History of JB Media
Event: Successful Entrepreneurship Program 2015 at Western Carolina University
Speaker: Justin Belleme

Topic: Overview of Online Marketing Elements in 2016 to Tell Your Story and Grow Your Business
Event: 2016 WNC Branding Summit, Blue Ridge Community College
Speaker: Justin Belleme

Topic: My Entrepreneurial Story & the History of JB Media
Event: Startup Grind, June 2016
Speaker: Justin Belleme

Topic: Crowdfunding Trends & the Emergence of Equity Crowdfunding
Event: One Million Cups, January 2016
Speaker: Justin Belleme

Topic: Creating Your Digital Marketing Plan for 2017: Tips and Practices for Planning for Success
Event: Smoky Mountain Host of NC Annual Meeting in Cherokee, 2016
Speaker: Justin Belleme

2015

Topic: Social Media Strategy and Best Practices
Event: Western Women’s Business Conference 2015
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: Advanced Social Media
Event: Annual Beer Bloggers Conference 2015
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: Internet Marketing: How to Grow Your Business in 2015
Event: Prospering Conference at Blue Ridge Community College
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: How Social Media Can Accomplish Your Business or Organizational Goals
Event: WordCamp Asheville 2015
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: Marketing Tips for Mompreneurs
Event: Asheville Mompreneur Conference 2015
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: Essential SEO for Bloggers & Content Producers (watch video here)
Event: WordCamp Asheville 2015
Speaker: Leah Quintal

Topic: Introducing the Online JB Media Institute
Event: One Million Cups, April 2015
Speaker: Justin Belleme

2014

Topic: Social Media Do’s and Don’ts, Designing Websites for Sales and Conversions
Event: WordCamp Asheville 2014
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: Marketing Trends for 2015
Event: 2014 Women’s Business Conference
Speaker: Sarah Benoit


Classes & Workshops

2016

Topic: Social Media for Nonprofit and Community Leaders
Event: Community Not Color Social Media Training
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: Usability Tips for Building Websites that Convert
Event: JB Media Bootcamp, August 2016
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: Sharing Stories that Connect: How to Create Storytelling Driven Online Content
Event: JB Media Bootcamp, August 2016
Speaker: Mandy Gardner

Topic: Getting the Most Out of Facebook Advertising
Event: JB Media Bootcamp, August 2016
Speakers: Justin Belleme

Topic: Social Strategies for Event Promotion and Success
Event: Event Planning Certification at Western Carolina University
Speaker: Sarah Benoit and Justin Belleme

Topic: Marketing in Today’s Digital World
Event: SCORE Women’s Roundtable
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: Passion + Planning + Action = Effective Marketing
Event: The Support Center Small Business Week Luncheon
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: Cultivating and Crafting Your Personal Brand through Storytelling
Event: Americorp Alumni Training
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: SEO Fundamentals
Event: CSRA Webinar
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: Managing Your Professional Reputation with Social Media
Event: Women in Tech
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topics: Storytelling and Digital Marketing
Event: The Bonfire Sessions 2016
Speakers: Mandy Gardner and Justin Belleme

Topic: Beyond Keywords: New Tools to Innovate Content Development
Event: 2016 JB Media Bootcamp
Speaker: Leah Quintal

Topic: Sharing Stories That Connect: How to Create Successful Online Content
Event: Impact Hub – San Francisco
Speaker: Mandy Gardner

2015

Topic: How to Create Effective Online Content
Event: JB Media Bootcamp July 2015
Speakers: Mandy Gardner

Topic: Marketing in 2015 and Beyond
Event: JB Media Bootcamp July 2015
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: Search Marketing Trends for 2015
Event: JB Media Bootcamp July 2015
Speaker: Justin Belleme

Topic: SEO Strategy
Event: 2015 Accelerating Appalachia Cohort
Speaker: Leah Quintal


Private Trainings

2017

Topic: Website Usability, The Science of Storytelling, and Understanding SEO for Small Business
Host: Business Incubation Program at AB Tech
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

2016

Topic: Best Practices for Using Social Media Every Day
Host: City of Kannapolis, NC
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: Online Public Relations, Marketing Strategy, Social Media Best Practices
Host: Business Incubation Program at AB Tech
Speaker: Sarah Benoit

Topic: Social Media Best Practices and Strategy
Host: Town of Garner, NC
Speaker: Sarah Benoit