Speaking Options

Ak at TEdxI welcome speaking proposals for keynotes and workshops are that are inspiring, interactive and informative. The topics below can be delivered as a keynote, conference breakout session, training, TedTalks, panels and webinars. Additional topics can be customized at your request. Past clients include: Nonprofit Marketing Guide, The South Carolina Association of Fundraising Professionals, North Carolina Community Development Association, North Carolina Professional Housing Rehabilitation Association, North Carolina Housing Coalition and the 2017 Create Good Conference.

Pricing will vary based on selections.

I travel primarily out of Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Keynote/ Workshop/Webinar Topics:

  • Yes, You are a Writer: How to Get Your Stories Published
  • Go Get Granted: A Workshop for New Grant Writers
  • R.E.A.L. Talk: Cultural Competency in Communications Strategies
  • Board Diversity MATTERS
  • Words Matter: The Language of Inclusion


Modern Media Keynote Topics:

  • How trends in modern media, fake news and journalism ethics will impact your coverage
  • How to have G.R.E.A.T Media Relations
  • How to maximize media before, during and after your fundraiser

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Possible Workshop Topics

Understanding Modern Media:

The Trifecta: Earned, Owned and Paid Media

Traditional Print and Digital Media (Newspapers, Magazines, Trade, and Business Magazines)

Broadcast Media (Radio and Television)

Citizen Journalism (Social Media, Blogs, and Podcasts)

The Basics of Journalism Ethics

Common Jargon Used By Reporters and Producers

Pitching Your Story to Get Great Coverage

Setting Goals

Involving Your Entire Team

Identifying and Targeting Media Outlets

Developing Relationships, Cultivating Your Database, Finding Media Contacts

Identifying Reporters Speaking to Your Key Audience

Building Your Tool Kit & Press Packages

Press Releases

Relying on More than Words to Tell Your Stories

Attracting Coverage for Data and Reports, Crafting Statements, Op-Eds and Editorials

Navigating Journalism Matchmaking Services

Responding to Media Request, Inquiries, and Invitations

Help Journalists Find & Care About Your and Your Data

Preparing the Entire Team for Interviews

Is Your Event Media-Friendly?

Effective Online Newsrooms

Social Media, Websites & Blogs

Fast Moving News Stories and Crisis Communications

Making a Statement, Acting on Opportunities that Relate to Your Mission

Crisis-Control Protocol, Issuing a Calm Crisis-Control Statement

What Does Off the Record & “No Comment” Really Mean?

What Happens to Fake News & When the Media Gets It Wrong?

How to Handle Retractions, Corrections, Apologies, and Opportunities



One Comment Add yours

  1. Vincent Howell says:

    Hi Ms. Kerr,

    I am a pastor near Lexington and want to discuss the possibility of you being our MLK Sunday speaker . What is a good way to contact you?

    Best regards,


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