I’m doing my first TEDx talk this weekend at Western University and I’m pretty excited about it. The theme is The Human Condition and I’m talking about the internet and myself. I think you will find intersting. PLUS it’s only about 15 minutes! I’m not sure what time I’m on stage yet but I would really love you to watch me. I don’t ask for much and I seriously think it will be entertaining and maybe you’ll even have some feelings.
Last night my sister and I went to visit mum for dinner and had an EPIC sing along to Adele on the way. I will edit the video this weekend but you might pee your pants. This is a small indication of the passion we had performing.
We all went out to buy lotto tickets together and this is my mum on the phone. Is she not the cutest ever. LOVE YOU. I should check mine, imagine I won?
Made me happy to see this on the table at mum’s house. I asked her for dinner to make shepherds pie and self-saucing chocolate pudding like she used to when we were kids. Nothing quite like family time and laughs around the dinner table. Since Scion Canada gave me a car this week I’m trying to make the most of every moment.
I’ll make sure to tell you when my talk is on Saturday as soon as I find out. When I don’t think about it I’m kinda nervous but when I practise and start rehearsing or talking to myself in the mirror. I feel excited!
Hope you’re having a great day 🙂
Last month I was a guest speaker at MaRS Discovery District for the We Are Wearables event themed around cameras and capturing the future. Last time I spoke at MaRS I was on a panel about panels, see here. I love being in this building, it’s always filled with smart minds, creators, and people making a difference in the world.
This event, in partnership with Best Buy Canada, took a deep dive into how wearable cameras and new technologies are changing the way we capture our lives.
One of the things I was really intrigued by was the ion Snapcam for lifelogging. It’s a 1½” square that weighs just over an ounce, you snap it on via magnet/carabiner clip and tap once for still camera shots or twice to start HD video. Then, it connects wirelessly to your smartphone for instant uploading. I need one of these ASAP.
Before ending the night, a panel made up of Giovanni Tomaselli – Founder and CEO of iON Worldwide, Zayn Jaffer – Director of Merchandising, Emerging Business at Best Buy Canada, Oskar Kalmaru – Co-founder & CMO of Narrative, Steve Mann – the Father of Wearable Computing and Chief Scientist at Meta, Tom Fowler – Chief Marketing Officer at Recon Instruments and one of Canada’s top bloggers and pioneer in social media, Casie Stewart sat down with We Are Wearables founder, Tom Emrich to talk about lifelogging and the impact of wearable cameras on society.
Read more about the night at wearewearables.com
The next We Are Wearables look sat Sports & Entertainment and there’s another event on October 13th that covers Changing the Game of Sport. See more about upcoming events and Wearable happenings at wearewearables.com/events.
Will keep you posted for my next public speaking gig, love to see you there!
On September 9th, We Are Wearables and Best Buy Canada are pleased to present“Capturing the Future“ an event that looks at the evolution of the camera and the documentation of our lives. This is the largest event they’ve had yet and I’ll be speaking on a panel, while wearing a camera that’s live broadcasting my experience to the whole room. Cool eh? I can’t wait.
The event will 100% sell out so get yourself a ticket. There’s over 220 people on the list already! You must be a member who is RSVP’d to attend. There is no cost to sign-up or attend as a member. Food from Pizza Pizza and beer from Amsterdam Brewery will be served during the networking part of this event.
For more information and to see the night’s schedule & speakers visit wearewearables.com. Follow the buzz on twitter @wearewearables & #WWTO and mark your calendar!
Thanks to Ways We Work for this interview. I also list my fav apps and mention my struggle with email. Click the image below or HERE to reach the full interview.
I talk about my typical work day and my fav place to work. Do you know where this is?
If you feel like sharing it make sure to tag @WaysWeWork and @CasieStewart in your tweet!
Have an awesome day!
Hey guys! On Dec. 22nd I’m hosting a session on BLOGGING at The Gladstone Hotel in their new workshop series. Tickets are going fast and I’ve been told there’s just a few more. The night will cover tips and tricks on starting a blog and how to build an audience.
The Get School’d series brings you knowledge on diverse topics such as growing and maintaining a beard, blogging, learning ukulele, indoor gardening, wine tasting etc. The goal is to be fun and educational. I’m planning to take a few upcoming classes myself.
If you’re gonna be there, let me know. Feel free to come with questions, I’d be happy to answer them for you!
Are you in KW? I’m heading to my hometown later this week to speak at Social Summit in Kitchener, and visit my parents of course. It’s been ages since I was back in my old stomping ground so I’m pretty excited to be going there to talk about my travels and adventures over the past few years.
Speakers throughout the morning will enrich the audience with social media tips, tricks, lessons and more. I’ve been added to the mix to share stories from my social media travels around the world with brands and my blog. I’m digging up photos for my presentation and I hope to leave everyone feeling they can accomplish anything they put their mind to. 🙂
Click to Read More About Each Speaker + Session
If any of you new or old friends want to come out, get a ticket for $20! Use PROMO10 to knock $10 off the $30 ticket. I’d really love to see some familiar faces and make new friends. Thanks to the sponsors, Mad hatter Tech and the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre for having me.
If you’ll be there, especially if we have never met, please say HI. I’m a hugger. (Please don’t call me CASSIE.) My Mum will be there too.
Here’s to a wonderful week! Looking forward to it. 🙂
Ok, this is pretty cool. I got a notification that the NSB (National Speakers Bureau) was going to be sending out a note about ‘Exciting New Speakers‘. Little did I know they’d have a full feature on the website, newsletter, and I’d be amongst some of Canada’s greats including Olympic hockey coach Kevin Dineen, Jennifer Jones from our Olympic curling team, and luxury hotelier Tony Cohen.
I’m available for speaking gigs anywhere in North America. If you’re interested, visit their website and check out my profile. There’s a spot to request more info along the header.
I feel so professional, I mean, I AM a professional, but I actually feel it now. I’m very proud to be one of the speakers on the NSB roster. It’s been a long journey around the world and almost a decade of documenting on the internet. I’ve got a long way to go still! Can’t wait to see what the future holds. 🙂
Next month I’m speaking at CM1, Canada’s Community Manager Conference. I was a panelist at the last one and this round I’ll be speaking about ‘Influencing the Influencers’. I’ve travelled the world and worked with some of the worlds biggest brands and done heaps of work as an as ‘influencer’. It’s been really neat watching the roles of ‘influencer’ and ‘Community Manager’ evolve over the last five years. When I started at MuchMusic/MTV as a ‘Social Media Coordinator’, the role ‘Community Manager’ was almost unheard of. Now, it’s a job you’ll find at almost every agency and client-side brand.
I’ll be sharing my experience and tips for brands and bloggers when it comes to working together. I was recently on CBC in a segment about this very topic (scroll down to March 22, episode).
Follow the conversation for tickets and speaker up dates on Twitter here and take a peek at the other speakers here. I’ll see if I can contest some tickets for you guys to come!
* Photos of me by Adrian Fiebig
Speaking on Thursday w/ Amber Mac, Julia Rosien, KatiaMillar, and more. Tonight I’mdoing a talk to MBA students at the Schuluch School of Business on behalf of Community. It’ll be fun. I love talking about the internet and what I do.
Details for Thursday:
Date: Thursday November 1st, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Venue: St. Paul Bloor Street
Address: 227 Bloor Street East, Toronto (Click for directions)
Love for you to come. Get tickets here!
On November 1st I’m speaking at Brand U Fabulous. This one-of-a-kind event that will provide women entrepreneurs with tools, tips and insights that will help you market and build the business of your dreams online and offline. There’s an all-star speaker line-up including Amber Mac , Donna Marie Antoniadis, Steve Lowell, Laura Furtado, and me, an interactive discussion panel and breakout sessions that cover everything from marketing, writing, branding, to all things social media.
Why join us?
- Understand what your brand says about you and to create a magnetic brand that integrates with your mission
- Demystify social media and learn concrete steps to leverage your efforts to increase your followers, enhance your influence and grow your bottom line
- Create the right buzz about your brand that will convert your raving fans into loyal, happy customers
- Learn how to effectively communicate your story through speaking from the stage, writing and video!
- Date: Thursday November 1st, 2012
- Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Venue: St. Paul Bloor Street
- Address: 227 Bloor Street East, Toronto (Click for directions)
Tickets are $99 and a portion of proceeds go to Nellie’s Women’s Shelter. Visit the website for more info on speakers & ticket options. Hope to see you there!
<3 Your positive & fabulous friend,
Speaking today at NXNE, two panels back to back from 9-11am. Here are some things I found from SXSW earlier this year. Simple but good to keep in mind, esp. if this is your first rodeo.
My favorite things from this list:
– Stay on topic
– Always respect the audience
The audience is giving you their time to hear about a topic. You can talk about yourself the rest of the day! Perform your knowledge, be yourself.
Schedule & description:
There is a huge opening party for NXNE Interactive tonight. Imma need to schedule a nap I reckon. Naps are key.
I will be around the conference location Hyatt most the day. Say hi! Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Happy Thursday! Nice to be home 🙂
In about two weeks Toronto will be filled with all kinds of internationals in music, film and interactive for NXNE June 11-17th.
I’m speaking on two panels this year for NXNE Interactive. If you didn’t get to hear my panel from SXSW on “The Psychology of Narcissism and How it Affects Brands“, now is your chance!
Psychology of Narcissism & How it Affects Brands with Hal Niedzviecki, Jason Howlett and Casie Stewart, Moderated by Lucia Mancuso from The Blog Studio.
Making Social Giveaways Win-Win for Brands and Fans with Casie Stewart, Matt Juniper and Shannon Hunter Moderated by Lindsay Munro from FITC.
WHAT iS NXNE?
NXNE, in partnership with FITC, brings you the freshest in interactive social content, as well as the tools and creators behind it to keep you and your campaigns top notch. With over 80 presentations, NXNEi bridges the gap between creators of all kinds and interactivity.
NXNEi TiCKET GIVEAWAY:
I’m giving two lucky people the chance to win a pass to see me and 150+ other digital aficionados speak. NXNE Interactive 2012 pass is valued at $349. Contest is open to anyone but does not include travel to Toronto. That one is all you!
Send one tweet
with a link
to the session you’re most excited for with hashtag #pickmecasie
and the twitter handle @NXNEi
for your chance to win. I’ll put your entry Tweets into a Storify
and post them so you can see what the popular ones are.
If you really, actually, like, seriously would like to hear me speak, or you don’t want to read schedule, click Tweet button for surprise text
written by someone who is not typing this right now.
EXAMPLE ENTRY TWEET:
Check out my posts from past NXNE:
LISTEN TO IT HERE: Psychology of Narcissism & How It Affects Brands
I listened to it last night, I think you will like it. I make a couple jokes half way through and the discussion really gets going there. I mention a few brands and we all get some info from Dr. Jacob Small and clinical psychotherapist from New York. It’s about an hour with the final Q&A. Let me know what you think.
I’m doing a similar talk about psychology, narcissism and brands in July at NXNE. To attend it get a NXNE pass HERE before they go up in price on April 13th.
Not exactly sure the day I’m be speaking at NXNE. I’m on more than one panel and there is a TON of great speakers & panels in both music & interactive. I’ll be giving some tickets away closer to the date.
This is of the questions we discuss in the panel and I’d love to know your thoughts on the subject.
Do you think the internet breeds narcissism?
I chuckle to myself at this title and the fact that I’m called upon to talk about the psychology of narcissism and how it affects brands. I know it has a lot to do with how technology and society have changed the way we communicate but it’s still kinda funny. I reckon Mum thinks it’s funny too. I’ve not changed much since I was a kid, seriously.
Our SXSW panel was really awesome. The room was packed, we had great discussion and there were lots of questions following. I enjoyed meeting psychotherapist Dr. Jacob Small and discussing my own ‘personality disorder’ and how narcissism is extremely prevalent in todays society. During our panel I learned that Narcissism as a clinical disorder is being removed from ‘the book’ and added as merely a symptom of other personality disorders.
Good looking panel, eh? 🙂
It was ADVANCED Level. Oh yeah.
Interestingly enough, a couple days before this panel I was written about in local Toronto weekly, The Grid about being an introvert then the very next day an extrovert. I definitely have both sides to my personality but I’m clearly a highly functioning crazy person.
I’m speaking at NXNE in June about the same topic and hope you’ll be there to see it. I’m sure I’ll be able to hook up some tickets for our panel closer to the date. Yeeeeeeehaw! All photos by the lovely Kate Killet.
Now I am late for lunch w/ Telus. Byeee! Wear sunscreen!