Melanie Spring

Pumped-Up Keynotes & Inspiring Workshops

ROCK YOUR LIFE
From Miserable to Beautiful

Rock Your Life: Demo Video with Testimonials

 

It's time to live a beautiful life.

Look down - are you sitting on beige? Are your walls beige? Are you wearing beige? Is your life beige? What’s with all the beige? When did your Crayola box of colors disappear and your idea of adulting become boring beige? What happened to that amped up kid - the one who was happy to jump on her bike and ride as fast as she could to the lake near her house and play all day with her friends? Badasses don't wear beige.
 
When you walk into a room, do you make it brighter or darker? Many of us live beautiful lives, yet are miserable. But the opposite is also quite true. Those who live in the most miserable conditions tend to be the most beautiful human beings. It's time to take a deep look at ourselves and see the purpose we were given to live out in this lifetime.
 
Everyone has a purpose,  but few actually use them. When we are living on purpose, we spread light. When we share our light with others, we are able to change the world. Let's find your thing, create a plan, and start making the impact you were put here to make. But let me warn you, you may need to clear out some stuff in your life to make that happen - job, friends, family, to-do lists, priorities. Are you truly ready to live a beautiful life of color?

In this 1-hour keynote or 3-hour workshop, you'll:

  • be able to tell your story
  • create a plan for creating the life you want
  • start working on finding your purpose
  • reset your mindset
  • walk away with real next steps

It's up to YOU to rock your life.

For your viewing pleasure on Slideshare: Rock Your Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Melanie Spring is a dynamic and high energy speaker. Her style is beyond engaging… it’s inspirational. Her ability to motivate her audience to take action is absolutely unmatched! She provides simple and actionable takeaways that are applicable to attendees at all professional levels. Audiences love her fresh and upbeat delivery style."
- Shawn Premer,
Chief Human Resources Officer,
Consumer Credit Union
ROCK YOUR BRAND
Business Is Human-to-Human. 

Melanie rocks her content while she rocks yours. She is young, hip, cool, quirky, fun, and brilliant – all in one package. Passion pours out of her as she speaks, and audiences eat it up. I have recommended her to speak at several events and her evaluations all say she is the MVP of the day. If you are the meeting planner who hires her, she will make you a star!

- Jan Fox, Fox Talks

Big brands do it. Little brands do it.
New companies think it’s a silver bullet.
And it’s killing your business.

Internet Marketing is quite the industry. Throw up a lead page, get people to subscribe to your webinar on how to build webinars & watch the cash roll in. *massive eyeroll*

The internet is a truly wonderful place with everything we need at our fingertips. And it’s ruining our ability to truly connect with each other because it has made businesses lazy. Yes, we’re all looking for a way to make money in our sleep. And I say all because even those who aren’t looking for it are still hoping to find a way to not work so dang hard. Sure, you thought if you had more email addresses you’d have more chances to get new clients. "It’s a numbers game.” No. That’s not how this works. 

Can we start over? 

Hi. I’m Melanie. I’m a human. I’m not your “target audience.” I’m not a consumer or a user or another email address. I’m not a number. I’m your biggest brand ambassador. I’m your marketing department. I’m your sales team. I’m part of a collective of humans who will build your business for you. 

Instead of building your business on B2B or B2C, it's time to build our businesses on H2H. Human-to-human. Let's build your brand and find your best clients and employees.

In this one-hour keynote or 3-hour workshop, you'll learn:

  • how to build a brand that attracts your ambassadors (clients, referral partners & employees)
  • how to bring in only your perfect clients
  • how to attract & keep your best employees
  • how to find your 
  • how to make sure they're all talking about you

Let's find YOUR brand so you can rock your business.

Find out what you're getting yourself into: Want more business? Stop selling. Build a club.

ROCK YOUR superheroes
Hire Better, Keep Them Longer

   Excellent Humans
+ Branded Processes
= Kickass Teams

Our teams are filled with super-humans. They bring superpowers with them to work every day, yet most aren't showing them off. Many don't even realize they have them. And if they do, they don't know how to grow them. If we're the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with, then we better fill our teams with people who live up to their full potential. And give them the ability to do so.
 
Take a look at your hiring process. Was it created in 1920 and updated in the Internet age? Are you still writing job descriptions that make you yawn? Let's throw out the rules and find your own process that fits the kinds of humans you really want in your organization. We'll dream big, but pull it back so your bosses don't think you've lost your mind.
 
I'll show you Sisarina's out-of-the-box hiring process, video applications from our actual employees, and questions we ask in order to make sure they fit the culture perfectly. You'll have time to chat with your colleagues, brainstorm what will fit your team, and create a to do list of things to review as soon as you're back at the office. I promise you'll wish you had thought of this sooner.

In this 1-hour keynote or 3-hour workshop, you'll :

  • start rewriting your current job postings
  • update your tired hiring process
  • get new hiring ideas to implement right away
  • have a plan to hire ONLY the best fits

It's up to YOU to rock your superheroes!

"I knew we needed a dynamic speaker for our biggest learning event of the year...after going through the usual suspects on the speaking circuit I was recommended Melanie Spring from an EO Detroit member. Melanie is anything but cookie cutter. This approachable badass will have you finding your own inner voice and celebrating what makes you and your business unique. As she closed I asked the audience of 100+ "how many of you got something actionable tonight from Melanie?" Every hand in the place shot up...you could feel the energy and excitement to take her ideas and run with them."
- Chris Reinbold, Owner of Six/Ten Ventures & Learning Chair at EO Grand Rapids
ROCK YOUR PITCH
Storytelling With Numbers

"Melanie's impressive background with Sisarina, and the presentation she did at the American Marketing Association National Conference, made her the perfect speaker to be at the largest marketing conference in Scandinavia, Dialog Konferansen!"

Arild Horsberg, Bring Dialog

Data + Story = Impact

You have to pitch for money for your business or project. 
You have to tell your boss you deserve a raise.
You have to explain why your project is going to be successful.
 
You have numbers to support your reasons for getting what you want and you understand that numbers matter. But it's up to you to convince them - using data AND story - that you truly deserve this thing you want. In order to get to X (numbers), you've got to explain Y (why). 
 
This talk that speaks to the humans who believe numbers tell the story AND to the humans who believe stories tell the numbers. Looking at both sides to ensure everyone gets the information they need, you'll be able to craft a presentation from the story the numbers tell in a succinct, simple, and manageable way. You'll walk away with things you can change immediately in your current presentation or just what you needed to create the one that's in your head. You've got to make your pitch by making an impact.

In this 1-hour keynote or 3-hour workshop, you'll:

  • find out how the numbers can tell a story
  • get tips on how to tell the story without boring people
  • see why it matters that you make your audience feel something
  • see how the story AND the numbers make the impact

It's up to YOU to rock your pitch!

For your viewing pleasure on Slideshare: Rock Your Pitch

DEFINE YOUR BRAND
Need a brand strategist? That's me!

FIVE GUYS Needed Some Spicing Up

When you have a great product, it’s easy to get comfortable in your business. Especially when there is always a line out the door and it’s been that way for the last 30 years.

People all over the world love Five Guys Burgers & Fries - with over 1,000 locations and a downright craveable menu - but they couldn’t tell others why it's so good. Recommendations came in the form of “You’ve just got to try it.” – fans couldn't say why they loved it. From the franchisees to the founding family members (the five guys, themselves) – no one could explain their specialness.

Five Guys hired Sisarina to create the words for their brand. Starting with an multi-level, multi-department Define Your Brand Workshop, we were able to get the executive family in full agreement. I was able to facilitate the magic of creating their internal dictionary so everyone else had the words to talk about them. We even wrote and designed their Brand Book once we were done. (And yes, we all craved burgers and fries for the duration of the project!)

Check out what Lauren, their Senior Communications Manager, had to say ->

 

Even the big guys need some brand magic.
Is it your turn?

Let's chat! Scroll down to send me a note. 
Want more? Head over to Sisarina for brand consulting fun.

 

Five Guys was in need of a facilitator to help the leaders of our company agree on our brand terminology and values, something our team had been unsuccessful with to-date. Melanie came in and rocked it!
She & her Crew revised our brand documents based on branding sessions she had with our team and the leaders of our company. We were so close, but it took Melanie and Sisarina’s work to really make everything fit. We got the new brand documents approved and she made it seem so easy. Melanie was such an amazing asset throughout the entire process and we couldn’t have done it without her!

- Lauren Lewis,  Senior Communications Manager at Five Guys
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Where I'm Jetsetting

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2017
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2017
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2017
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Las Vegas, NV
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2017
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Reston, VA
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2017
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Palo Alto, CA
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2017
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Washington, DC
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2017
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17
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2017
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Grand Rapids, MI

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2017
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DRIVE: Kalamazoo to DC
Washington, DC
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2017
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Kalamazoo, MI
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2017
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Grand Rapids, MI
18
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2017
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Kalamazoo, MI
17
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2017
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DRIVE: Indy to Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo, MI
15
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2017
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Indianapolis, IN
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2017
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Indianapolis, IN
06
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2017
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Reston, VA
05
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2017
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Bethesda, MD
26
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2017
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Indonesia
14
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2017
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Indonesia
01
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2017
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Alexandria, VA
28
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2017
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Washington, DC
20
Jan
2017
Conference
Orlando, FL
10
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2017
06
Dec
2016
Speaking
Springfield, VA
30
Nov
2016
19
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2016
17
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2016
14
Nov
2016
Keynote
Fortune 150 Financial Institution Conference: Rock Your Pitch
San Antonio TX
02
Nov
2016
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Arlington, VA
26
Oct
2016
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College Park, MD
21
Oct
2016
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END: Hawaii + Ragnar Race
Hawaii
12
Oct
2016
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START: Hawaii + Ragnar Race
Hawaii
10
Oct
2016
Workshop
Kalamazoo, MI
29
Sep
2016
Speaking
Baltimore, MD
23
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2016
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Virginia Beach, VA
20
Sep
2016
Workshop
Kalamazoo, MI
18
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2016
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Washington, DC
01
Sep
2016
Webinar/Online Class
Online
22
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2016
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San Antonio, TX
18
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2016
Conference
Berkshires, CT
10
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2016
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Baltimore, MD
19
Jul
2016
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Washington, DC
15
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2016
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Charlottesville, VA
11
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2016
07
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2016
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END: 4h of July Tour
Boston, MA
02
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2016
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Boston, MA
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2016
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Free Webinar
22
Jun
2016
Conference
Michael Port: A-Listers Speaker Training
Philadelphia, PA
15
Jun
2016
Speaking
ROCK YOUR DREAMS: US Army Interns
Aberdeen Proving Ground
12
Jun
2016
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END: Australia
Adelaide, SA
09
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2016
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Adelaide, SA (Australia)
07
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2016
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Adelaide, SA (Australia)
04
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2016
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START: Australia
Adelaide, SA
20
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2016
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The Carolinas
19
May
2016
Speaking
American Marketing Association
Raleigh, NC
18
May
2016
Speaking
American Advertising Federation
Greenville, SC
17
May
2016
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American Marketing Association's Spring Workshops
Charlotte, NC
16
May
2016
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The Carolinas
13
May
2016
Speaking
KHRMA HR Conference
Kalamazoo, MI
08
May
2016
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END: Highway 1
California
29
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2016
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California
20
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2016
14
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2016
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Houston, TX
02
Apr
2016
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Lyon, France
25
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2016
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Marseille, France
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2016
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2016
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2016
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2016
08
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2016
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Scottsdale, AZ
02
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2016
21
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2016
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Las Vegas, NV
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2016
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2016
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Nov
2015
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International Builders Show Prep
Orlando, FL
12
Nov
2015
07
Nov
2015
Speaking
Scottsdale, AZ
13
Oct
2015
Speaking
Marriott Innovation Series
Bethesda, MD
05
Oct
2015
Workshop
Marriott International HQ
Bethesda, MD
01
Oct
2015
Stamford, CT
30
Sep
2015
Workshop
Houston, TX
29
Sep
2015
Workshop
Houston, TX
24
Sep
2015
Speaking
Myrtle Beach, SC
18
Sep
2015
Speaking
Lincoln, NE
16
Sep
2015
11
Sep
2015
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Swedish Tour Complete
Sweden
25
Aug
2015
Speaking
Stromstad, Sweden
23
Aug
2015
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Swedish Tour Begins
Sweden
15
Jul
2015
Workshop
PowerUp Your Brand
Aberdeen Proving Grounds
07
Jul
2015
Workshop
Austin, TX
23
Jun
2015
10
Jun
2015
09
Jun
2015
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Washington, DC
04
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2015
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Washington, DC
21
May
2015
Speaking
Tysons Corner, VA
06
May
2015
Speaking
America Advertising Federation
Frederick, MD
24
Apr
2015
Speaking
Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Arlington, VA
22
Apr
2015
Workshop
Tysons, VA
17
Apr
2015
15
Apr
2015
HerCorner Event
Chevy Chase, MD
15
Apr
2015
Speaking
Springfield, VA
12
Apr
2015
Workshop
American Marketing Association Spring Workshops
Charlotte, NC
09
Apr
2015
Speaking
Physician Insurers Association of America
Charlotte, NC
27
Mar
2015
25
Mar
2015
17
Mar
2015
Speaking
Activity Rocket
Webinar
12
Mar
2015
Workshop
Kalamazoo, MI
10
Mar
2015
Speaking
Washington, DC
25
Feb
2015
Speaking
Springfield, VA
12
Feb
2015
Conference
PureWOW & Cartier Women's Event
Washington, DC
11
Feb
2015
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Arlington, VA
05
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2015
Speaking
Alexandria, VA
23
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2015
Workshop
Washington, DC
16
Dec
2014
16
Dec
2014
Speaking
Arlington, VA
07
Nov
2014
Workshop
Women Balancing Life & Business
Gaithersburg, MD
30
Oct
2014
Workshop
Rockville Women's Business Center
Rockville, MD
30
Sep
2014
26
Sep
2014
Speaking
Assoc for Training & Development DC Free Agent Meeting
Arlington, VA
25
Sep
2014
Conference
Vetrepreneur Business Accelerator
Arlington, VA
22
Sep
2014
Speaking
DC Young Entrepreneurs
Washington, DC
17
Sep
2014
12
Sep
2014
Conference
San Antonio, TX
10
Sep
2014
Speaking
North Bethesda, MD
28
Aug
2014
Workshop
Washington, DC
27
Aug
2014
Speaking
Washington Hispanic Chamber
Washington, DC
22
Aug
2014
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Michigan SHRM
Lansing, MI
30
Jul
2014
26
Jul
2014
17
Jul
2014
Washington School of Photography's Camera Club
Rockville, MD
24
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2014
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Dulles, VA
20
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2014
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Columbia, MD
11
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2014
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Philadelphia, PA
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2014
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Ijamsville, MD
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2014
20
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2014
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Washington, DC
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2014
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Washington, DC
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2014
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Washington, DC
10
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2014
Speaking
Rotacon 2014: Rotary's District 7620 Conference
Baltimore, MD
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2014
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Washington, DC
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2014
10
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2014
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Baltimore, MD
07
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2014
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Boston, MA
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