Tips for college application essays

By Kirsten | Jul 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

College application essay coaching is one of Platform Idaho’s writing services. The Common Application, used by more than 600 schools, released their 2017 essay questions earlier this year; the Common Application will open August 1.  Students heading into their senior year of high school will soon commence the college application process. They will wrangle all their personal…

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Success! TEDxBoise’s 2017 Event

By Kirsten | Apr 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

TEDxBoise’s 2017 event is in the books! JUMP hosted the event on April 8th in downtown Boise. Eleven speakers shared their “idea worth spreading” to a sold-out crowd. The Idaho Speakers Bureau (one of Platform Idaho’s service offerings) was proud to partner financially with TEDxBoise and I enjoyed serving on the volunteer organizing committee for…

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Speaker Coaching: Journey and Destination

By Kirsten | Nov 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Coaching for TEDxBoise 2017 began earlier this month. Nancy Buffington, AlejAndro Anastasio, and I gathered with the speaker slate to get acquainted, cast the vision for coaching, and lay out the commitments for the coming months. I was so inspired by this impressive group of people. What stood out to me was not just the caliber…

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Now open! 4 reasons to join Idaho Speakers Bureau

By Kirsten | Oct 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

You’ve got a message to share. Whether it’s to educate, entertain, or anything in between, we want you to be heard! Joining a speakers bureau is a mark of professionalism, whatever your subject may be. Consider the benefits of being part of a bureau: Visibility When event planners search for speakers (and they do!), they’re…

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Headshots: Nuts and Bolts (and where to get one!)

By Kirsten | Sep 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

We live in a visually-driven world. Having a current, quality headshot is imperative for speakers to make a positive first impression online and in print. Bear the following in mind when considering whether it’s time to get yours done: Why? A headshot is an integral part of a speaker’s media kit. It is, essentially, a…

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Drumroll, please! New name, new website, and expanded offerings

By Kirsten | Aug 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

I’m thrilled to announce some exciting developments. I’ve been operating as a freelancer for five years and have thoroughly enjoyed the many opportunities to work with fantastic clients to make their communication stronger. The business has grown and it’s time to unveil a new name and website, along with some additional offerings. What’s in a…

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