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Ever been to a conference or training and secretly wished that the speaker would just be candidly honest, give you tactics and strategies that you could walk away and implement, and provided content that you connected with? Well look no further…Kia Jarmon is one of the most candidly caring speakers focusing on experience based training sessions. She shares the information you often wish you could hear from a speaker and encourages interaction and engagement from the audience.  She brings wit and a fun time but most importantly she provides relatable content that allows you to connect with the message!

Kia is available to talk about a myriad of topics ranging from entrepreneurship and small business foundations to public relations, social media, and marketing.

To learn more about booking Kia for your next event, seminar, workshop, company retreat, or training session contact info@mepragency.com or call 615.592.6377.

Speaking Topics:
The ME Factor, PR for you and your brand
Marketing Your Ministry, Business, Non-Profit
Social Media 2.0 (Gen X, Y, and Baby Boomers)
Spirit of Entrepreneurship
From Shower to Shelf: take your product to the market place
Personal Branding: you are your brand
How to Give a Killer Presentation
Social Storytelling for Nonprofits and Business: on and offline social interactions with your audience
Visual Storytelling: 1 story over 3 platforms (intermediate social media)
Group Leadership: understand you to best manage them

Custom topics can be created to fit you and your group/company/organization


2013 Speaking Engagements 

October 10
Creativity Moves Conference
Kia co-leads a day of storytelling and pitching to the right audience

August 20
Art Institute
Fashion Marketing

August 15
Center for Nonprofit Management
Visual Storytelling: social media strategy using video on 3 platforms


August 6
Public Library Management Institute
Personal Brand DNA


July 30
Foster Family Treatment Association Conference
Social Storytelling: Sharing Through Strategic Marketing and PR

July 27
The Knowledge Bank
Entrepreneurial Panel


Tuesday May 28
Nashville Junior Chamber of Commerce
Discussing the PR industry, NashvilleNext (client), and Life as an Entrepreneur


Saturday May 18
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) TN
Group Leadership for Youth: Know How to Lead Those Around You–understand the leadership qualities of those you lead for a more efficient group


Thursday May 16
Center for Nonprofit Mgmt Bridge to Excellence Conf
Social Storytelling: Be Your Own Media


Saturday May 4,
New Leaders Council
Social Media and New Technology in Entrepreneurship

Thursday April 25 Arts & Business Council with CNM
The Art of Spreading the Word: What is Your Story?

Tuesday April 16 Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare
Keynote address on ‘Tell Your Story, Enhance Your Brand’


Monday April 15 MTSU PRSSA Meeting
PR vs Journalism–Kia will go toe to toe on what journos dislike about flacks with retired journalist Dwight Lewis

Friday March 29 Your Life Counts Experience
Live national simulcast with Your Life Counts discussing the ME Brand, aka your personal brand


Saturday March 23 Nashville Assoc of Black Journalists Student Media Conf
Tag You’re It: Creating Your Online Brand panel discussing how high school and college students should embrace their personal brand

Wednesday March 20, Interdenominational  Services Organization  of America
Guest panelist for the Women’s Executive Roundtable series discussing “HerStory | Technology & Design”

Wednesday March 13, International Assoc of Business Communicators

Kia will train on Don’t Be a Nit Twit : What You Wish You Knew About Twitter from 11:30-1pm
This event is open to business communicators and more information can be found at http://nashville.iabc.com/

Sunday February 24, Vanderbilt University Opening Dores Mentoring Program
Kia along with about 12 other female business leaders will be honored during the Vanderbilt Univ girls basketball game because of their commitment to mentoring the team

Wednesday February 20, Social Media Club
The MEPR Agency has partnered with SMC to provide Social Media Week’s Storytelling for Social Media program.
Open to the public at NovaCopy from 6-8pm

Thursday February 14, Nashville Business Incubation Center
Kia will be conducting a PR and brand audit for the 20+ businesses housed in the Center

Tuesday January 29th, News Channel 5+ Urban Outlook
Kia will join Tifinie Capehart from the Nashville Planning Department to discuss the Nashville 2040 General Plan and how it will affect African Americans and Generation Y

2012 Speaking Engagements

Friday December 7, 2012
Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce’s School Partnership Initiative
Kia was asked to speak at Jere Baxter Alternative School as a part of the partnership with the school on How to Reach Your Greatest Potential including an opportunity for students to participate in a conversation, declare their I Will Be statement, and realize their potential.

Thursday December 6, 2012
NAMA Luncheon
Kia joins a panel of local marketers about how awesome Nashville is as a city and a localized approach to maximizing your brand


Thursday December 6, 2012
Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce’s School Partnership Initiative
Kia was asked to speak at Maplewood High School as a part of the partnership with the school on How to Reach Your Greatest Potential including an opportunity for students to participate in a conversation, declare their I Will Be statement, and realize their potential.

Thursday November 15, 2012
Kia Jarmon judges the MTSU PR Campaigns class

Thursday November 29, 2012
Tennessee Community Organizers Conference
Kia Jarmon will train non-profit leaders on Social Storytelling; taking your story and sharing it in every social place to gain donors, retain volunteers, and engage board members.

Wednesday November 28, 2012
Kia speaks to The Academy, a non-traditional high school about “How to Reach Your Greatest Potential”

Thursday November 1, 2012
Kia will speak to the Good Business Networking Group about the Top 5 Steps to Maximizing Your Business and Brand via LinkedIn.com

Tuesday October 23, 2012
Lunch + Learn + Network: Visual Story Telling with Youtube
Learn how to tell your company’s story through youtube


Tuesday October 16, 2012
Nashville Career Advancement Center: Career Corner on Personal Branding
Kia spoke to a room of 30 transitioning professionals, aged 30-60, on how to stand out in a crowded market.

Thursday October 4, 2012
Art Institute’s Fashion Marketing
Kia Jarmon will speak to AI’s Fashion Marketing class about how to stand out in the fashion world, skills needed to be successful in PR and marketing, and her experience in Fashion and PR.

Wednesday October 3, 2012
Kia piloted her new program Visual Story Telling with a small, advanced group of entrepreneurs/business owners. The program went without a hitch and is a now a part of The MEPR Agency’s B2C program line-up. More information at http://www.MEPRagency.com

Tuesday September 25, 2012
Lunch + Learn + Network: Your Personal Brand Begins with You
Kia Jarmon partnered with another local business to present a new lunch and learn collaborative event. In this session Jarmon taught personal branding, the personal brand statement, and how to enhance your businesses growth through branding.

Saturday August 25, 2012
Mr. Tennessee Scholarship Competition
Kia Jarmon will present her annual training on networking, media training, and presentation skills to contestants of the Mr. TN Competition

Monday August 27, 2012
Nashville Community Education Commission
Kia Jarmon will speak to instructors on best practices for publicizing/promoting their class

Saturday July 21, 2012
The Knowledge Bank
Kia will be speaking to youth about entrepreneurship and financial literacy

Friday July 6, 2012
To Pitch or Not to Pitch
Kia Jarmon trains national franchise consultants on how to best pitch and interact with local media

Saturday June 30, 2012
Kia Jarmon leads ME Factor: PR for you and your Brand at the Women’s Empowerment Conference

Wednesday June 6, 2012
Kia Jarmon leads a workshop on Presentation Skills & Relationship Development for the CABLE Mentoring Program

Sunday May 6, 2012
Kia Jarmon presents at the Girl Scouts Gold Award Ceremony

Tuesday May 15, 2012
Kia Jarmon presents a ‘Marketing Your Ministry’ webinar to the United Methodist Men’s division

Saturday May 19, 2012
Kia Jarmon presents on Group Leadership at the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership conference at Lipscomb University

For more information or to have Kia speak at your next event contact info@mepragency.com


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  2. [...] and PR coach with boutique public relations firm, The MEPR Agency (www.MEPRagency.com). She speaks, blogs, mentors, and is soon to be an author. You can find more information at her personal [...]

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