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How to Have Tremendous Impact in Media
Learn from Nationally-known Experts Deirdre Reilly and Terri Podlenski
Also, Suellen Roberts will make an important announcement
August 3, 2021 – Dallas, TX. – Join Christian Women in Media (CWIMA) members from around the world on Thursday, August 19th at Noon CDT/1:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. PDT, as members will gather for a monthly CWIMA Connect event on Zoom to receive an inspirational message, network with others, and receive media industry tips from established professionals.
The inspirational speaker for this month’s event will be Deirdre Reilly. Reilly’s message is: “How We Sound to Unbelievers: Words and Actions and their Tremendous Impact.” Reilly is a new member of CWIMA, and has worked as a senior writer and editor in digital media, including her work as a senior Faith editor for LifeZette, a website co-founded by media pundit Laura Ingraham. Deirdre has hosted a major-market radio show, written a nationally syndicated newspaper column, and her work has been carried by the Boston Herald, Dallas Morning News, and other publications. Today she is a regular contributor for Crosswalk.com, and is the author of the new book The Pretend Christian: Traveling Beyond Denomination to the True Jesus.
The Professional Enrichment presenter is Terri Podlenksi. Podlenski will speak on “Positioning and Marketing Messages.” She is a Brand Architect & Impact Strategist who helps businesses and ministries grow through smart brand positioning, messaging, marketing and design. Trusted by multiple national brands for 14 years, Terri is also on a mission to cultivate entrepreneurial success stories for God’s glory—where Christians show up with excellence, stand out in the marketplace, prosper in their profession and live out their God-given purpose and potential through the work they do. She currently serves on the board of Mary James Ministries, and leads Next Level Kingdom Builders Mastermind for purpose-driven women. Terri lives in San Diego, California with her husband and teenaged daughter. Note: Terri is asking that attendees send their website addresses to her for review and she will talk about ways to improve sites on this Zoom Connect Event. Email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renee Rollins will lead the worship at the August Connect event. Rollins has performed on the Dove Awards New Artist showcase, at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and was invited to Budapest Hungry and led worship for Greater Europe Missions Conference. Renee’s original Christian jazz songs have received airplay on KCBI radio in Dallas/Fort Worth, along with KIHL Hilo, Hawaii her home state. She has recently released two new CD’s: “His Eye Is On The Sparrow,” a collection of jazz hymn arrangements, and her new exciting Christmas CD, “Count Your Blessings.” Renee also serves as the worship leader for the Shabbat prayer services at Gateway Church and serves with the Gateway Song Review team, associated with Gateway Worship ministry.
“This will be a very rich time of learning and equipping,” said Suellen Roberts, Founder of Christian Women in Media. “I hope everyone will take the time to benefit from this powerful training. I will also have a special announcement, so you will not want to miss this Connect Event.”
To sign up for the August event, go to www.CWIMA.org/events. Cost is $10. The next CWIMA “in-person” events will take place September 16th. Check the CWIMA website for details concerning your host city. To become a member of Christian Women in Media, visit CWIMA’s website at: https://cwima.org/.
About Christian Women in Media Association: Since 2002, Christian Women in Media Association (CWIMA), led by Founder and President Suellen Roberts, is a professional association dedicated to connecting women in purpose and vision. With a national platform focused on impacting our culture through media, our members work in the fields of social media, film, TV, radio, publishing, music, the arts, print media and entertainment. The organization promotes and provides opportunities for industry networking, professional equipping, and spiritual inspiration. CWIMA provides global conferences, Power Connect Events every third Thursday, national writing and music competitions, and international outreach.