Connector | Trainer | Coach - Maria Elena Duron
When you're ready to take the uncertainty out of how your personal and business brand delivers business, Maria Elena is your speaker. Maria Elena Duron is a connector, trainer and coach. Small Business Owners that work with Maria Elena develop a profitable relationship building system, appeal to their brand advocates, and increase sales.
When Maria Elena presents to your organization, your participants feel empowered, inspired, armed with actionable tactics and more appreciative. Book Maria Elena today and your audience will be more engaged, energized and encouraged!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 480 minutes
Maria Elena Duron is a connector, trainer and coach – Bridging Online Offline Relationships .Duron is a Constant Contact – Authorized Local Expert and a Premier Partner with Appreciation at Work. She is a trainer on email marketing, social media marketing and appreciation marketing. Duron is also a national ambassador and brand marketing expert for Alignable, Nurph and Brand Yourself.
Maria Elena has over 18 years experience supporting small business with a background in marketing, advertising, non-profit marketing as well as first-hand knowledge of owning her own business. She has earned the Texas Governor’s Excellence in Small Business Award, Texas Person of Vision Award, Best of Texas Team Building and Training Award and Business Women of the Year.
Maria Elena draws from her experience to be a valuable resource to small businesses, companies, non-profits and associations and to move, touch and inspire others to action. She has presented for organizations including the Search Marketing Expo – Social Media Marketing International Conference, Massachusetts Conference for Women, Texas Conference for Women, InnoTech International Conference, National Society for Hispanic MBAs, Association of Energy Service Companies National Conference, SBA, SBDC, CBS-TV and many chambers of commerce and associations.
Duron created and moderates one of the top six twitter chats in the world for business, Brandchat. Maria Elena is also Editor-in-Chief of a blog that Forbes lists as the number one career blog, the Personal Branding Blog. She is a columnist for US News & World Report, Yahoo Small Business Advisor, AllBusiness, Small Business Trends and a few dozen other publications and is also a special guest columnist with Fox Business.
Prior to owning her own business Maria Elena worked in the training and development field providing time management and goal setting seminars and in the non-profit field in leadership, workforce and donor development
Maria Elena Duron specializes in creating community, connection, conversation and commerce around your brand. She works with small business owners and entrepreneurs on how to manage their personal brand, the conglomeration of personal brands in their company, and marketing for profitable results. Duron helps them with their brand online and offline, leverage their expertise and connections and generate “the talk that yields profits”.
Maria Elena is a national speaker speaking on the following topics:
Branding Yourself: Stand Out & Fit In
Align Yourself : Strength in Numbers
Appreciation at Work: The 5 Languages of Appreciation
Appreciation in Business: Customer Engagement
Motivating by Appreciation: Applying Appreciation at Work
Social SMART Marketing
Virtual Business Management: Connection Clarity
Workshops She's Ready to Teach:
An Afternoon of Social Media
You're Social, Now What? Making Social Media Work for Your Business
The Power of Email Marketing: Featuring Social Media Engagement
Mobile Marketing for Small Business
Restaurants: Building Your Customer Base with Events & Registration; Offers and Promotions
Pet Professionals: Building Your Business with Newsletters & Announcements
Realtors: The Power of Social and Email Marketing - Build Your List and Grow Your Business
Solopreneurs: Email, Facebook and Campaigns - to Build Your Business
Appreciation Marketing: The Power of Email and Personal Brand Engagement
Easily connects with others
Powerfully uplifting, passionate and ever positive
Known for the 5 Daily Gratitudes
Known for creating and moderating #brandchat - recognized as one of the top 6 chats for business; one of the top 15 chats for Social Media Marketers by (link hidden) and recognized by Social Fresh as one of the 16 chats recommended for Marketers and Public Relations Professionals.
One of the top 25 Brand Experts to follow on Twitter
Provides expert webinars to the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Coaches and Speaker's Bureaus
Awarded Business Woman of the Year; Best of Texas; Person of Vision; and Social Marketing All-Star
Presents Annual Leadership Program "Suits With Skills" for the Junior League. And, she provides personal branding, reputation and word of mouth marketing workshops at colleges, universities, Texas Conference For Women, Massachusetts Conference for Women.
Awarded the "Excellence in Business Award" from the Texas Governor's Office
Additional Booking Notes
I'll have a flash drive and a slide advancer. The site will need to provide a laptop with PowerPoint capabilities and a project.
I'll deliver a powerful presentation! Your responsibility is providing the power and the tech.
Influences & Inspiration
Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Paul White: The 5 Love Languages and the 5 Languages of Appreciation at Work
"Each one of us wants to know that what we are doing matters."
Dr. Stephen Covey: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
"Remember people volunteer that is which most precious to them - their hearts and minds."
Roger Crawford: How High Can You Bounce
"Attitude transcends circumstance"
Laptop with the PowerPoint program installed.
Projector and Screen
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