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Jill Foster

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Cited by ForbesWoman as one of 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter, Jill Foster is founder of Live Your Talk and video blogger. Her work has been in conversation in The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Top Rank, Guardian UK, Washingtonian Magazine, and a range of media outlets. Believing strong communities come from strong conversations (and thus public speaking skill), Jill specializes in helping professionals in technical and social tech fields engage through public speaking (… a speaker coach for techies!).

She helps entrepreneurs, senior execs, designers, developers, & leaders in the social space bring their ‘A game’ when speaking in public -- for stages like TED and TEDx, Ignite, and a variety of keynotes around the globe.


An Executive Board member of DC Web Women and social tech enthusiast, Jill co-founded DC Media Makers, a peer learning community that teaches digital technology. She is the founding editor of the blog community Women Grow Business – a top ranked blog on social media and marketing. In 2009, Jill won the Apps for Democracy Social Citizen Award for a co-produced project on how technology could help Washington, DC neighborhoods. And during the 2008 presidential election, she fulfilled a lifelong dream by serving as a “Big Tent” credentialed blogger for the Democratic National Convention.


Website @JillFoster


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