M is for MEDIA
M is for MICHELLE
I was the kid who was told to stand in the corner for talking too much in first grade. And I’ve never stopped. I’m a quick thinker and actually enjoy being put on the spot. BOLD is my middle name!
Creating content, written, visual, physical creating is my art. Especially with limited elements or ingredients, the challenge to create something new within set parameters is as fun as going outside the box. I can bring the things from inside the box, outside the box. Creating a brand, a post, a room, a speech, a dinner, anything, and everything.
I have theater in my genes, my mom directed community theater and my dad was a hobby magician. I learned presentation in a big way. Put me on a stage and I glow! Reaching my audience with compassion and humor while giving unique and confident content on topics ranging from branding to how to paint a giant living room wall deep aubergine, I always find the interesting angle.
BOOK ME TO SPEAK OR TEACH
MY DOs LIST
- I do interviews audio, video, or in person.
- I do live Q & As.
- I will promote it on my Instagram stories.
- I will take part in a summit of speaker series as long as there is a diverse line-up of speakers or guest experts.
Michelle Balaun, Brand Director and founder of TrueSelf Branding, directs solopreneurs to create and refresh their brand presentation to WOW clients. She gives them the tools to take action and move through the perfectionist-stall trap. Decades in the ‘Devil Wears Prada’ fashion industry here and abroad, she has experienced every aspect of branding and business on several continents which equals So. Many. Stories. She can relate to many topics from divorce, to living as an ex-pat, moving countries, growing up in the ’70s, and being a self-confident woman of a certain age. Genuine and bold she fearlessly engages with every audience.
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The Woman Wednesday Blog! Every Wednesday morning (EST) for a new weekly post! How did the blog get started? Well, it all started when Samantha Ann was meeting a lot of women at different business events. Throughout these events, she met so many inspirational women doing incredible things that she said, “I wish there was one place where we could learn about women’s stories–everyday women you meet who are doing amazing things.” And that is how the blog was born!