Rae-Ann Ruszkowski

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The Ultimate Wingman - From Marketplace to Web Site to Wallet – Rae-Ann works with clients to develop their integrated Marketing Strategy and bring their business & career to life: from marketing material and coordinated web design, to copy & content development, to SEO, and social media coordination. She is a 20 year Fortune 500 veteran of Marketing, Communications and E-Commerce Global website projects. Studying the nuances of successful people, brands, and people-brands within the realm of Social Media over the last 2 years and combining with all her corporate skills, she heads her own Company & speaks on the value of Personal Branding. Coach | Consultant | Trainer | Speaker on Branding to Social Media to Reinvention. Contact her at: RA@RAEvolutionaryConcepts.com : @RARuszkowski : linkd.in/Rae-Ann

Recent blog posts written by Rae-Ann Ruszkowski

emerging speakers timeline template

Gotta Gig? Now what!?

CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU were invited to speak!   So what’s your topic? Better yet, what’s your title? “Um…. I don’t have one yet.  What do I need to do?  I was asked to speak on X.” Can I be really honest with you?  As emerging speakers, we can’t jump out of the gate acting like the pro’s, […]

wing2wing - all in how you frame it

Wing2Wing: Successful Speaking Strategies

Over the course of this year, in building the Emerging Speakers Bureau, I’ve learned so many things.  But the #1 thing I’ve seen in Emerging Speakers themselves is wanting to be ‘the big name’ speaker, instead of delving into, discovering, and owning who they are and capitalizing on that powerful portfolio of information.   Instead, […]

Face the Fear of the Stage

You Can Lead A Speaker to the Stage, but…

You can’t make him drink.  Or would that be… speak? My guess is you can’t make anyone who is afraid of the stage do anything. 🙂 Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking …. it’s easier than you think. Has anyone really, and I mean really, broken down the fear of public speaking? I don’t think so, […]

Marketing Fail: Why Your Social Media Posts are Failing

Marketing Fail: Pushin’ & Pimpin’

OK – the time has come to speak up. As speakers looking to make a name for yourselves, to differentiate yourselves from the competition, and to make more substantial income, steering clear of a  common practice and an alarming new trend will put you on the right path. The goal here is to persuade you […]

Key to being ready

The Key to Being Ready

Victor raises a very good topic in this month’s Chairman’s Chat ‘April: Ya Gotta Be Ready!’.  Too many times we are not ready for our 15 minutes when it hits. Many times we are focused on perfection, the right topic, the perfect video, the right business card, and never get out of the gate.  The […]

Vitals Signs - Be Proactive Not Reactive

Be Proactive, not Reactive; Change Your Life.

Wouldn’t you rather be ahead of the game, instead of trying to catch-up? Sure, there are times when emergencies and the sneak attacks of life happen, but most times, there are ways to be prepared. Like being prepared for your speaking success, having someone call you to book a gig, rather than you having to […]

coworking - death to networking

Death to Networking

(this is a reprint from my JerseyJellyWeek.com blog, which applies to folks here). Yeah – there – I said it.  Traditional networking gives me the hives for all the wrong reasons (as if there’s really a good hive reason), and personally I think it’s walking on its last leg. Before you attack me, even though you […]

Bullseye Branding

Year in Review – Brand Baseline

Year in Review: Performance & Branding Health Every December, I partake in my annual “Year in Review” process. It is based on something I hooked into previously when I got tired of waiting for Managers at the places I worked determine the fate of my future. (Chris Guillebeau, “The Art of Non Conformity” even posted […]

TM and SM equal more money

SM x TM = $$: Capitalize on Speaking

Tired of having one hit wonder speeches? You write a manual speech, deliver it, and it’s over? Capitalizing on your TM work by marrying your TM skills with social media to make more $, increase credibility, & build your pipeline is easier than you think. The ability to give speeches publicly makes you more marketable. […]

Tool man

Cool Tool Finds

This month several cool tool finds came across my desk so I had to implement some and give you a quick review.  (None of these links are affiliate links FYI – just information links if you are interested in checking them out). Cool Tools for Speakers: Udemy – a new online training place.  Very easy […]