Speaking at Centennial College – Advanced Social Media

Here I am on the TTC again. I really wish I had headphones but they’re still in my travel bag at home. I’m heading over to Centennial College to chat with a class of Advanced Social Media year 3 students about my life and work. I try to say yes as often as I can when a friend or close contact asks me to chat with their class. It’s always an opportunity for me to learn. I love their questions. I love reminding them that the job they’ll have one day might not, and probably doesn’t even exist. It’s ok if they don’t know what they want to do yet. I remind them to find something they love doing and become really, really good at it. I tell them to explore creativity and try new things. To not be afraid of other people who can’t see their vision or grasp their unique idea. There have been so many times in my career where the person/people I was working with or for, didn’t get my idea. Most the time it was because only I could see so far ahead, not as far as me. They weren’t there yet. Having the skills and…

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Speaking in New Orleans + Cute Dress from Studio Fitzroy

Last week I flew to New Orleans to speak at a conference, first talk outside Canada. Woo hoo! It was also my first time in NOLA! I’m heading back to New Orleans in November for a week vacation w/ some friends. I was booked via my agency, the National Speakers Bureau, I’ve been with them for about 2 years now. Check out my NSB profile here. My talk was ‘Get Trending: Building Campus Engagement with Digital Media‘ and it went great! Conference attendees stuck around for half an hour after to chat, take selfies, and ask questions. I get a little nervous/excited in the 5min before I go on stage, then, once I get going it’s over before I know it. The Q&A at the end is always my favourite part. I even met someone from who was from my hometown in Cambridge, Ontario. Hi David! The hotel was right beside the Superdome and U2 played while I was there. I was tucked away in my room putting finishing touches on my preso so didn’t make it over. The view was pretty cool and the Superdome photo was taken from one of the huge glass hotel elevators. I wore the cutest little, crushed velvet dress…

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Don’t Wait For The Perfect Time, Create Today!

Last nights @meetDITTO event was really great. I was super tired before getting there, ate a sub and felt  gross, the day was long and busy. On my way to the event I picked up a card for Natalie (organizer) as a thank you and bought her some patches for her jacket (FIMINIST/BOSS WITCH). Got a last minute coffee before it stared and bought one for Carolyn too. HUGE thanks to Nataliegh and Avery for bringing us all together to learn and celebrate. Stories the other women shared were so inspiring. Gave me so much energy. Don’t forget… We’re all just out here hustling and making things up as we go. Nobody knows wtf they are doing.  Thoughtful. Innovative. & a fuck load of girl power at #meetditto tonight! @meetditto @burgerpawty @casiestewart @spokehaus @CarolynVan — Nikki B (@nikkbetts) March 9, 2017 ✨? Yesterday, I had the AMAZING opportunity to spend #IWD with these really powerful and driven set of Girl Bosses! ??? Thanks to the dope ladies of @meetditto for having me on the panel and for putting together such an insightful and inspiring event! ☁️ Looking forward to seeing what these ladies have in store next! ?✨ #burgerpawty #meetditto A…

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Breaking Down Investments w/ @TangerineBank

Last month I spoke on panel about investments with Tangerine Bank. Not ONLY was it super fun (watch the Facebook Live below) but I learned quite a bit about investing, RSPs, fees, and funds. Over the past few years I’ve shared my millennial money woes and it’s not been easy, sometimes embarrassing (remember the show Maxed Out?), but facing the problem head on helped me find a solution. Once I set a goal to payback school debt by 30, I stuck to it and accomplished my goal. Now I’m getting into investing my money so I have some later. I dream about retirement life all the TIME. WATCH THE VIDEO   We’re LIVE at BrainStation breaking down investments with Tangerine Investments Director David McGann, Personal Finance Expert & Blogger Barry Choi, Millennial Money Expert Jessica Moorhouse, Award-winning Content Creator Casie Stewart and Chef Matt Basile of Fidel Gastro’s. Here’s a few key takeaways I think are really important, like how much money you need, when to start, and watching out for fees. How much $ do you need to start investing? NOT A LOT. The most important thing is getting into the habit of putting money away. Once you start…

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2 Upcoming Speaking Things: Jan 19th & 25th – Get Tickets!

If you missed my post over the weekend (here), I’m super excited about 2017 and the year is off to a great start!  Last week is LA was just what I needed to motivate and inspire. LET’S DO THIS. I have two speaking gigs this month and both are FREE to attend. You can get a ticket on the links below. January 19th – Breaking Down Investments @ Brainstation January 19th I’m speaking on a panel with Tangerine Bank about investments. I’ve talked about my finances a few times of the years and this panel focusses on RSP and investment stuff for millennials. Tickets are free, there’s a Q&A, and you can enjoy refreshments with us at BrainStation. ? Register for a Free Ticket  Jan 25th: Writers Recap CES + Smith Lowdown Focus + Ingress Nex Band I’ll be joining a panel of journalists talking about wearable tech trends coming out of CES.  I’ve spoked at WWTO a few times and they get a HUGE crowd. There’s already 400+ people registered.Pizza Pizza and beer from Lake Wilcox Brewery will be served.  ?✌? Register for a Free Ticket

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