Day 101: Creativity & Content

Today I spoke about Creativity & Content at the FreshBooks #IMakeaLiving 5-Minute Mentors conference. I was the first speaker to kick off the morning and talked about my life over the past 4 months, uncertainty about work, and how we can all use creativity to think about business differently. If you’d like to watch the stream you can see it here on the #IMakeALiving Facebook page. This video has only one view that includes the speakers and doesn’t include slides. Here’s a couple of slides from my presentation if you’re curious! Remember, you don’t have to monetize every hobby. Creativity is a powerful tool to OPEN YOUR MIND. You might learn a new skill, something about yourself, or find inspiration for another part of your life. Have fun creating, step out of your comfort zone, that’s where the magic happens. I drew this about 10 years ago and always look it up to remind myself, and you, to find that spark.

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Speaking | I’ve Joined the National Speakers Bureau

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. 🙂 <3 CASIE

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Speaking | Mark Your iCal – CM1 May, 22nd, at CBC

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! [email protected] is among the first batch of speakers for #CM1TO http://t.co/oMuZuf1mKo — FITC (@FITC) April 3, 2014   * Photos of me by Adrian Fiebig

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National Speakers Bureau | Your Digital Firecracker

In exciting Monday news, I’ve joined the National Speakers Bureau as a professional speaker! The NSB is Canada’s original speakers bureau founded more than 40 years ago. They represents Canada’s best roster of news makers, thought leaders and icons. I’m stoked to have joined their roster which includes some of Canada’s most successful people in business, sports, and entertainment. Looking for a social/brand guru for your next event? Check out #NSB_Speaker (and digital firecracker) @casiestewart: http://t.co/6t8Ingl757 — NSB/GSA (@NSB_Speakers) March 10, 2014 The header photo was shot by Becca Lemire and the video below was done by Steve Carty. Check out my profile here!

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A Streetcar Named Casie

Listened to The Edge this morning, such a funny radio show. Thought I was so great taking the TTC this morning instead of Hailo and then I got surprised with a $12 chocolate bar when I got my coffee. Doh. Daniel from WORN JOURNAL was on my panel last night at The Spoke Club so I read this beauty on my way to work. Hi from the @AgilityCMS panel w/ @BeccaLemire @randibergman @the_real_dreis at @TheSpokeClub. pic.twitter.com/j4PO7BgULX — CASIE STEWART (@casiestewart) July 25, 2013 These Fluevog ads are great. They have a weird contest on the Flueblog right meow. There’s a writer at WORN with the same name as me, awesome! GOOD MORNING AND HAPPY FRIDAYYYYYYYY! Make today a good one no matter what happens. Start your day with a smile and pass it on 😀 — CASIE STEWART (@casiestewart) July 26, 2013

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Agility presents ‘Get Digital: Create Great Content’ at The Spoke Club

I’ve been invited to speak with some of my industry peers about creating great content in an upcoming session at The Spoke Club. The event is hosted by Toronto based Agility, they works with media companies and brands to help maximize the value of their online content. Their philosophy, “create great content, build your audience, make more money.” Now that,  is something I can stand behind! Read more about the event on the Agility blog. The event is free but you have to register! Visit this link and sign up. It’ll be a good discussion, trust me. <3 CASIE Share this event with your friends! Tweet

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Speaking | Brand-U Fab, November 1, 2012

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! The Basics: 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…

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