When we think of our conference theme, #ContentIsLife, we envision influencers at the helm of amazing creative projects are using their platforms to galvanize a movement. We’re so proud to announce the following keynote speakers for this year’s Blogalicious Weekend conference, who compliment our vision so well.
Both individuals are well-known and respected in their fields, have extensive experience producing content in all forms and represent the brilliance of multicultural content creators. And most importantly, they both have promised to light our stage on fire!
Keynote Speaker: Nely Galán
Topic: How to Become Self Made and Live a Rich Life in Every Way
Nely Galan will share what she’s learned from her amazing journey from immigrant kid, to the youngest to the tv station manager to becoming the first Latina President of a Television Network, Telemundo, to creating her own company which launched over 700 shows in English and Spanish making her the “Latina Tyler Perry”.
Galan just wrote the New York Times Best Selling Book Self Made, Becoming Empowered, Self Reliant and Rich in Every Way”. She will share all the secrets from her book including where is all the hidden money in America for women of color.
Latina media dynamo and women’s empowerment advocate Nely Galán, dubbed the “Tropical Tycoon” by The New York Times Magazine, is one of the entertainment industry’s savviest firebrand talents. An immigrant and self-made media mogul, Galán was the first Latina President of Entertainment for a U.S. television network (Telemundo). She is an Emmy Award-winning producer of over 600 episodes of television in Spanish and English, including the FOX hit reality series “The Swan”.
After becoming self-made on her own terms, Galán has made it her mission to teach women—regardless of age or background—how they too can become entrepreneurs. Her New York Times best-selling book, SELF MADE: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant, and Rich in Every Way. Inspired by the new revolution in women’s entrepreneurship led by multicultural women, Galán wrote the book as a manifesto to ignite the SELF MADE movement, uniting all women on a quest for an economic future they control.
Galán is also the founder of the nonprofit The Adelante Movement (“Move it forward!” in Spanish), which seeks to train and empower Latinas to become entrepreneurs. Soon, not just Latinas, but women of all backgrounds began showing up to her events, a clear signal to Galán that all women, and particularly multi-cultural women, were leading a new economic women’s movement.
Keynote Speaker: Ramon Ray
Topic: Free Publicity: Get Buzz and Attention in the Media
How can your business get the attention of local and national media? It’s not hard, it just takes strategy and creativity. Ramon shares his secret sauce for getting the media talking about YOU and your product or service. Businesses who get media attention build credibility and quickly extend their brand reach faster than simple word of mouth marketing or other marketing. Attendees will leave this insightful, energized and practical keynote with specific tools and best practices to get the attention of local and national media.
Ramon is passionate about helping small business entrepreneurs grow their businesses. He is an entrepreneur (started 4 companies and sold one), best selling author, journalist, event producer, speaker and event host.
Ramon is Small Business Evangelist, Infusionsoft and Editor of Smart Hustle Magazine. His third book, Facebook Guide to Small Business Marketing, is an Amazon.com best seller. Ramon is not just an ivory tower geek, but as a former technology consultant, he touts hands-on experience in a variety of technologies including social media, mobile computing, computer networks, online software and more. Ramon’s expertise is small business technology, marketing, sales, business startup and his favorite, personal branding. Learn more at www.ramonray.com.
Nely will be opening Blogalicious Weekend with her dynamic talk on Friday, November 4th at 10am and Ramon is our featured closing keynote that same day at 5pm. We’re excited that both of these dynamic leaders will be at Blogalicious Weekend! View our agenda here and don’t forget to secure your hotel room before the cut-off date.
See you in FIVE weeks!