Speaking Engagements

Dawn Dugle presents Business Storytelling at Mantle Co-working.

Dawn Dugle is an award-winning storyteller and writer who travels the country teaching businesses and non-profit organizations how to tell and share their stories. She has helped small businesses, Fortune 500 companies and the Federal Government build their brands to reach more customers. In 2015, Ms. Dugle also earned a spot in the worldwide Top 500 Most Influential CEOs on Social Media.

In 2016, she created a pilot program on Social Media Storytelling for the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies - part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the Federal Government. Her training led to a social media policy change at the state level of government in Virginia.

Dawn’s background includes more than two decades as a broadcast and digital journalist where she brought home 63 awards, an Edward R. Murrow award and an Emmy nomination.

Dawn Dugle is available for speeches and presentations on the following topics, customized to your organization's needs:

  • Insider Secrets for Free Media Attention (including why no one read your press release)
  • Why Your Story is So Important to Your Business
  • Storytelling in a Crisis (what to do before the media rolls up in your parking lot)
  • Social Media Storytelling (what to say, where to say it & how to measure the effectiveness)
  • Digital Video Storytelling
  • How to Network Like a Ninja (networking like a boss!)

Book Dawn for your next workshop or conference.

Dawn Dugle presents Social Media Storytelling to the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies.

Previous speaking engagements:

  • American Advertising Federation
  • 1Million Cups
  • Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies - Georgia
  • Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies - Southwest
  • Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies - Southeast
  • Mississippi School Public Relations Association (MSPRA)
  • Mississippi Department of Human Services
  • Families First of Mississippi
  • Palmer Home for Children
  • S.C.O.R.E.
  • Social Pow Wow
  • Youth Media Project for the Jackson Free Press
  • Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership
  • eTech Conference in Central Mississippi
  • Women in Networking – Central Mississippi
  • Lean In Mississippi
  • Rotary – New Port Richey, FL
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Arkansas – Fort Smith
  • Belhaven University
    Dawn Dugle delivers the keynote address to the annual meeting for Mississippi public relations executives.
Dawn Dugle presents "Insider Secrets for Free Media Attention" to the Mississippi Schools Public Relations Association.

Praise for Dawn’s training programs

“Just wanted to let you know that I had a press release ready to go out before the workshop, and when I came home from it I improved it and used some of the tips you showed me. It got picked up by the Huffington Post today! Thank you!

-Shelby Parsons, The Big Fix Clinic. Attended the “Business Storytelling Workshop”

Improved press releases Shelby Parsons, The Big Fix Clinic. Attended the "Business Storytelling Workshop"
“Great educational experience. How to handle the media when they come calling was invaluable along with the spokesperson boot camp.”
– Jim Griffith, Griffith Financial Services. Attended the “Business Storytelling Workshop”
Invaluable training Jim Griffith, Griffith Financial Services. Attended the "Business Storytelling Workshop"

“It does not matter if you are a novice or an old pro. Dawn Dugle is an entertaining speaker who draws from her vast experience to help us become better at promoting ourselves and our companies.”

-Kathy Hackshaw, General Manager, Outlets of Mississippi. Attended the “Business Storytelling Workshop”

Better at promoting our companies Kathy Hackshaw, General Manager, Outlets of Mississippi. Attended the "Business Storytelling Workshop"
“Dawn Dugle has the knowledge and experience to provide your company the best means to promoting your business through the news and social media.”
– Herbert Humphrey, Mississippi Industries for the Blind. Attended the “Business Storytelling Workshop”
The best means to promoting your business Herbert Humphrey, Mississippi Industries for the Blind. Attended the "Business Storytelling Workshop"

“I would highly recommend spending time with Dawn under her instruction in her engaging, informative and inspiring workshop. Even though I have a busy schedule as a working & single mom, Dawn’s workshop was time well spent! As media professionals, technology and avenues to reach an ever changing audience are important to understand and utilize effectively. Dawn equips those who attend her workshop with necessary skills to tackle challenging and trending topics in a professional and proficient manner. I would love to attend another workshop!”

-Jenny Cox Holman, Premier Bride of Mississippi & Premier Bride of Alabama. Attended the “Business Storytelling Workshop”

Engaging, informative & inspiring workshop Jenny Cox Holman, Premier Bride of Mississippi & Premier Bride of Alabama. Attended the "Business Storytelling Workshop"

“Well worth the investment of time and money. Ms. Dugle has the knowledge and experience to simplify complex issues and provide various real-time solutions (She easily places the facts and circumstances into the proper context and perspective). Her audience participation venue added another dimension to her presentation’s value. She tells a great story.”

-John P. Macon, The Education Center School. Attended the “Business Storytelling Workshop”

Training is worth the investment John P. Macon, The Education Center School. Attended the "Business Storytelling Workshop"