I've been speaking about social media to small business audiences for years.

Speaking topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Being #Flawsome on social media
  • UNDERcomplicating your social media plan
  • Optimizing your LinkedIn profile
  • How to create engaging content
  • Responsible social media scheduling


Learn more about Anita and her trajectory here.

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"Anita was kind enough to come along to a Plugged Into Sackville event and share her top pointers on how to manage a Facebook Business Page. We were impressed with the valuable nuggets that she shared. She is a fantastic teacher who really makes the easy to understand. Our members walked us away feeling more comfortable about what to do and what not to do. Bravo Anita!!"

Debbie Adams, Business Strategist

"I wanted to thank you for the presentation yesterday at our dealer meeting. I received some good positive feedback. I really like the fact that you did some ground work before, and visited their web sites. The folks really appreciated that you did not push on them your services, and did not insist on just pitching your services. They liked your neutral approach, and honestly that was the best sales pitch you could have made!!!!"

Charles Beaudet, VP, Eastern Canada, Xplornet


Past Speaking Highlights Include:


  • If We Built It Today, Arcadia Entertainment for Discovery Science, interviewed
  • Nova Scotia Business Inc, Personal Branding & Social Media Best Practices for Government Staff


  • Certified Professional Accountants of Nova Scotia, Best Practices for Social Media
  • AIL Group of Companies, LinkedIn for Sales Staff
  • Social Media Day Halifax, Virtual Panels Moderator


  • Social Media Day Halifax, Opening and Closing remarks
  • WordCamp Halifax
    Concurrent Session, Blogging to Be Found
  • Better Business Bureau, North American Communications Conference
    Day 1 keynote, Beating the Algorithms
  • Career Development Association of Nova Scotia, Annual Conference
    Concurrent session, #BeFlawsome: Overcoming Perfectionism in Social Media
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, Nova Scotia Chapter, Annual Conference
    Concurrent Session, Social Media: What to Focus on in 2019
  • Social Media Day Truro
    Keynote, #BeFlawsome: Overcoming Perfectionism in Social Media
    Panel Moderation
  • Refresh Annapolis Valley
    Featured speaker, Blogging to Be Found
  • LinkedIn Local
    Featured speaker, Top Tips for Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile


  • Nova Scotia Association of Architects, Annual Conference
    Concurrent Session, Top Trends in Social Media
  • Centre for Women in Business, Power Lunch
    Featured speaker, Blogging to Be Found
  • WordPress Halifax MeetUp
    Featured speaker, Blogging to Be Found
  • Halifax Central Library, Small Business Week
    Featured speaker, How Small Businesses Can Use Chatbots
  • Social Media Day Halifax
    Concurrent Session, The Chatbots are Coming!
  • NationaLease: Canadian Conference
    Session, Top Trends in Social Media for 2018
  • Mortgage Brokers Association, Atlantic Canada, Annual Conference
    Session, Top Trends in Social Media for 2018
  • Podcamp Halifax
    Concurrent session, Tools for Managing Social Media
  • Atlantic Internet Marketing Conference
    Concurrent session, Pinterest: If you build it will they come?

Ready to take the next step?

If you believe in the power of social media and you agree that too many people overcomplicate what they’re doing, it sounds like we have something to chat about. Send me a few notes and we’ll see if we are a good fit.

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