I am delighted by the opportunity to interact with so many talented and dedicated business owners and entrepreneurs during our live events, conferences, seminars, workshops and webcast presentations. My sincere appreciation and thanks for generously sharing your comments and takeaways. – Julie
To view testimonials for Brand School, please click HERE.
B.I.G. Believe, Inspire, Grow sponsored Julie’s “Grow Your Brand Workshop” and “TWIST” Book Signing in Valhalla, NY:
The participant feedback of the workshop was overwhelmingly positive. Participants described your workshop as a “Great presentation, very to the point.” “The speaker was very conversational, very experienced.” “Great slides.” “Could have been longer.” – Eridania Camacho, Director, Gateway to Entrepreneurship, Westchester Community College
B.I.G. Believe, Inspire, Grow sponsored Julie’s “5 Ways Women Can Rock at Branding Workshop” in Ridgefield, CT:
“I came away with concrete ideas about the subject matter and how I could help my business with what I learned from the speaker.”
“I would absolutely recommend this speaker.”
“So glad I attended this event. Julie was a great speaker and gave us lots of great ideas about branding.”
“Julie thoroughly knew and conveyed the subject matter with enthusiasm and confidence.”
University of Connecticut event for Connecticut High School Seniors on how to create innovative brand experiences. From High School Student Entrepreneur attendees:
“The exercise that we did taught me to look at the brands people already love, figure out why, and think of similar aspects to include in our business. Julie also told us some stories from her work at Virgin, stories which gave me confidence in the business our group is developing and a willingness to take risks.”
“Julie said not to think of a brand as just a name and a logo or an ad, but rather a promise and relationship between a business and their customers.”
“Overall, I think this was a very worthwhile workshop. I didn’t realize how vital the brand was until I looked at companies the way Julie made us. I walked out of that auditorium with a new way to brainstorm and a new point of view of the way the general population interacts with major corporations. It was very interesting and quite honestly, it didn’t feel like an hour long session. It was a great experience.”
“I found Julie’s session on brand twisting to be very worthwhile and informative. I definitely appreciated what she was saying – knowing that she had an impressive prior experience with famous companies and people who have paved the way in the business industry.”
“I believe it would have been greatly beneficial for everyone [in my class] to dedicate a week to find a problem in our lives and gain some inspiration from all of the media around us.”
“Julie and team delivered an engaging and hands-on experience—during a busy holiday week—that met our needs and budget! Thank you so much Jean and Julie!”
From attendees at the Marketo Marketing Roadshow 2014 where Julie was a keynote presenter:
You can view a replay of the broadcast HERE.
“This is my second time watching a presentation with you and you ROCKED it! Great content and very helpful for building my brand. Thank you so much.”
“Thought the video was incredible! I love that Julie got specifc and my favorite parts were the examples she used – espcially hearing about how the Starbucks logo came about. Who knew! Hope there will be more videos like this!”
“I love following @JCottin – Her info is always helpful & enlightening! Thnx again!”
“@JCottin Really good info. I like the “Thinking of moments to surprise your customers” portion.”
“@JCottin It was good general information… your rebranding response was of particular interest to me.”
“@JCottin very interesting. Thanks!”
“@JCottin You made some great points in the Google+ Hangout video. I love your branding perspective. Thanks!”
Responses from attendees at an in-person, interactive presentation sponsored by the Marketing Executives Network Group (MENG):
“My first meeting and I was very impressed, Will definitely attend again.”
“Julie was fantastic – we had a great time and will help me think differently.”
“Creative, practical ideas to explore branding”
“Superb! Well worth attending.”
“Great program! Let’s do more interactive stuff.”
“Loved the interactive session!”
“The interactive session was excellent and a good “twist” from the standard presentation –more interactive sessions would be good – builds community too.”
“Great topic, got my thoughts flowing. Reminded me innovation doesn’t have to be product-focused, there’s lots of room for improvement with services.”
“Brand of You” in-person workshop at The Purple Crayon Center for Learning and Social Innovation:
“Thank you so much or having me at “The Brand of You’ workshop last week. I was really buzzing from all the nuggets I received.” – Elena
“I really enjoyed the session.” – Carolyn
“Julie, thank you for today! It was terrific and I will write a nice review of it in the near future. Everyone seemed energized and enthused after hearing you talk.” – Roma
“Thank you so much for the seminar this morning. I twas really informative and inspirational.” – Alex
“Thanks for the enlightening session.” – Sandeep Patnaik PhD
“Identifying your brand’s theme song was a really helpful exercise and just the beginning of this incredible workshop. Julie’s technique of finding a theme song as a way to explore what is unique about my personal brand really inspired me. I came away energized to tell my story…” “It was a great day (and creative space) – time to focus on business next steps and share with peers. I came away with some ideas that I can quickly put into practice. Julie is a great resource for anyone who needs to kick-start their branding.” – Carolyn Browning, MEEting Needs, LLC.
Read more about the “brand theme song” exercise and the workshop in Carolyn’s guest blog post: “What’s Your Brand Theme Song?” HERE.
In-person presentation for students and faculty of University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and the Advertising Educational Foundation:
“Julie’s talk set an all time high for audience engagement. She is a natural speaker and it came through! The feedback was that the talk was extremely valuable in advancing our understanding of the theory, and most importantly the practical business building applications, of branding. Everyone loved the TWISTS. Thanks so very much!” – Sandeep Patnaik PhD, Academic Program Director (Marketing), Graduate School, University of Maryland University College.
“Terrific talk! Informative and compelling. Rave reviews from students and professors alike, Thanks Julie!” – Janice L. Spector
Webcast with Rebecca Swift, Head of Creative Planning at iStock, “The Yin and Yang of Powerful Brand Stories”:
You can view a replay of the broadcast HERE.
“A great brand is a story well told” @JCottin great webinar so far!” – Caitlin Ninedorf
“Thank you very much @JCottin for the Webinar, am still listening but learnt a lot!!!” – Conor Knight
“@JCottin great webinar, excellent reminders and ideas.” – Myra Drolet
“Love your comment about brands telling personal stories @JCottin!” – PWMV Inc.
“Thank you for the great presentation! I appreciate your insight!” – Madalyn Mauncy
“This was an excellent webcast. Well worth my time. Thanks BrandTwist and iStock.” -Stacey Ronczy
“… attended a VERY enlightening webinar about your brand’s “Tone of Voice”. Thanks a lot… great job.” – Devin Sardano
“The yin and yang of powerful brand stories with @jcottin @istock is a breath of fresh air – smart investment of 58:18. ” “Your strategic guide supported by @istock design expertise resonated extremely well.”- Jeremy Aker