Steve and I are psyched to be on the roster of speakers for Funnel Fuel, an excellent conference sponsored by the Triangle Chapter of the American Marketing Association. The event is 8-5 on 4 June at the Brier Creek Country Club in Morrisville, N.C. We'll be talking about how to make your content more engaging. Wanna come? You can take 10% off the registration fee if you use the WORDFACTORY10 promotional code. Here's the agenda. We hope to see you there! [Want me to speak at your next event? Check out some of my recent presentations, then email me with submission details!]

We're also excited to be judging blogs and article-writing entries for the Insurance & Financial Communicators Association annual awards program. The accolades will be doled out at the 80th Anniversary 2013 Annual Conference, September 29-October 2 in Chicago. We love evaluating competition entries. Contact me if you'd like us to judge your next contest.

In other news, my fantastic protégée, Faith Inman, graduated from William Peace University last weekend. She's now working for USA Baseball, handling its digital and social media. So proud of her!