Behind the scenes of a TEDx talk

TED stands for Technology, Education, and Design. TEDx are independently run, community & grassroots organized, but are still licensed by the TED organization. TED talk is a descriptive for the types of talks that are given at these events. Speaking at TEDx has been on my bucket list for some time, but I was incredibly excited to be able to cross it off the list in early May. The rules for TEDx talks are the same as for TED talks. The talk can be no Continue reading →

Video didn’t kill the radio star

I love Radio. Video did not kill the radio star. There, I said it. I know that inbound marketing content creators are not supposed to love radio. But I do. The current and emerging marketing trend for video is coming at you from every side. I’ve dipped my toe into that pond – with moderate success. But even if i found incredible success with video, I believe that my long-term love will remain radio. Why? Because it is about substance more than form. It is Continue reading →

WordCamp Birmingham

It’s been 16 years since Anna was last in Birmingham, Alabama! She’s excited to be back y’all, for WordCamp Birmingham 2018. This is Anna’s second time speaking at a WordCamp for 2018, following WordCamp Albuquerque earlier in the year! To buy tickets go here The lovely organizing team at WordCamp Birmingham spotlighted Anna on their website earlier this week, alongside two other speakers! She will be giving two talks at WordCamp Birmingham – 5 Things WordPress Users need to know about Copyright and Intellectual Property Continue reading →

This is a “must attend” conference in the Military Community Marketing Space

It’s time to buy your tickets for the Military Influencer Conference:  calling all Veteran and Military Spouse Advocates, Business owners, and Online Entrepreneurs, and those companies seeking to market to the military community! There is a conference I think is a “must attend” for 2018. If you want to understand how to market to the military community, if you want to succeed as a military connected entrepreneur, or if you want to build a platform, business, or organization serving clients outside of the military community: Continue reading →

Pro Bono does not mean Free

So Pro bono does technically mean “provided without charge” but the reality is that Pro Bono does not mean free. It costs time and money to operate a pro bono program and it costs the participant organizations time and money to implement and execute the strategies agreed upon. They might not pay us money, but that doesn’t mean it is free.   Anna Blanch Rabe & Associates functions on an economic model that provides for 50% of our portfolio consisting of communications consulting work for Continue reading →

Survival Kit for Graduate Students

A survival kit for Graduate students you say?! For some of you, it may be a cup of coffee first thing in the morning, hence: Coffee does more than Milton can, to justifie the ways of God to Man. There’s a variation on that quote from A.D. Houseman, if you know it. For others it may be getting your necessary 10 hugs a day –apparently that’s the number we all need to thrive — and for others still a hearty belly laugh! I am not Continue reading →

31 Things We wish Someone had told us before we Started Graduate School

What we wish someone had told us before we started Graduate School. This post was originally published on Goannatree, a blog I wrote for 6 years. It was a post that received many many comments and that readers seemed to find helpful. This is updated. _____________________________________________________________________________ There are those lessons you learn from facing the fire and walking through it. Those things that you read and know will change the way you think about your life. This list is definitely an outpouring of the former, Continue reading →