Attending Brain Traffic’s Confab Intensive in fabulous Denver, CO was one of the best decisions I’ve made in 2017. As a freelancer I don’t always get the chance to interact with, and learn from, colleagues on a daily basis. I had a hunch Confab would fill that void and I’m thrilled my gut instincts were right—it’s the best conference I’ve ever attended. We got socks at registration and cake at the finale (though I missed my slice so I could catch my flight), with tons of learning in between. What did I learn? Here’s my Confab top five!
Welcome to A Dash of Paprika, my split-personality blog!
After years of trying to figure out how to write about work and non-work related topics without creating two different blogs, my designer partner-in-crime wrangled a solution through the magic of tagging and design.
You can read my freewheeling take on work- and content-related topics in the Dash of Business Paprika. I’ll write about my adventures in New York City and beyond in A Dash of Fun Paprika. No matter which path you take, I hope these posts brings a little zip into your day as you take a break in between meetings, get stuck in a subway, or wherever the words find you.
Calum Kilgour | Slingshot Edge
Emily is an amazing analytical human who can turn verbal diarrhea into pithy copy that cuts through the noise and makes an impact.
Michael Rocco | Power School
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Emily in several message development workshops. The workshops are intense and a lot of work, but made fun and exciting by Emily and her team. They are masters of pulling out the significant details and helping craft a message that communicates the true value of your products and services. Emily in particular is very astute in assigning value to ideas making it possible for the true message to rise to the top.
Ilan Vagenshtein | Marketing, Sales Enablement & Business Development
Emily is among the best writers I had the privilege of working with, during my nearly-20 years in marketing. Not only is Emily a great pro and a wonderful writer, who knows how to capture the essence of a story and pass it to the reader in a clear and precise way, but she is also a fun person to work with.
John O’Connor | Medcases
I had the pleasure of working with Emily while I was at MedCases. She was a tremendous support to our sales and marketing efforts her flexibility to adapt to our needs was a big part of our success. I think Emily brings great ability and teamwork to the company she works for I recommend her without question.
Jeffrey Hirschberg | Writer-Director/Film Professor
Emily is one of the most astute, analytical, and strategic forward-thinking executives I have worked with in a marketing capacity — all helped with a keen creative mind and an exceptional sense of humor. Her ability to synthesize complex business needs and devise a creative win-win solution for her clients truly sets her apart from her competitors. I would not hesitate to use her services when the need arises.