Nancy Marshall and other members of the NMC team are available for speaking engagements anywhere in Maine, the U.S., or around the world. They have spoken at workshops, annual meetings and other gatherings of Nonprofit executives, Chamber of Commerce Members, Statewide Governor's Conferences, Statewide Professional Development for School Superintendents and Professional Librarians, and Government-sponsored Professional Development Seminars in the U.S. and in Canada.
Their topics cover Marketing Tips for Small Businesses or Non-Profits, Leveraging the Power of 21st Century Communications Tools for Marketing Success, and Understanding Social Media Marketing Tools. Programs range from 20 minutes up to four hours and are filled with interesting anecdotes, real-life success stories and relevant “how-to” tips for professional people from all industries. Every presentation is customized to meet the needs of the particular gathering and audience.
The NMC team can prepare a “participants' workbook” for longer sessions that can be used as a take-home piece with samples of press releases, media advisories, and other PR/Marketing materials.
The NMC team’s style is informative and fun. It’s always lively. They know how to engage audiences and keep them interested, using real-life examples and anecdotes to make the information current and relevant. They tie in current industry trends so the participants have useful information that they can act upon immediately in their own business. Attendees leave NMC presentations with actionable tips.
Here are some comments from participants in a workshop led by Nancy in Prince Edward Island, Canada:
"Excellent seminar. Nancy is such a dynamic speaker and the information presented was very useful as it pertains to my tourism business as well as the work I do for non-profit groups."
"One of the best workshops I have attended."
"Excellent seminar with very practical ideas and thoughts."
Other individuals who have enjoyed Nancy's speaking engagements have the following to say:
Nancy Marshall is an extraordinary person and an unmatchable asset to any group, community, business, or organization that can benefit from having more effective public relations and an improved marketing plan. Nancy is a really effective teacher, as well. She presented a great lecture on public relations and communication to my nonprofit and philanthropy course at Colby. It was a major highlight in the semester.
While she has a relaxed and engaging presentational style, students saw immediately that she is the epitome of professional competence and expertise. What a wonderful role model for aspiring professionals she is. She is totally dedicated to her job, an effective communicator, and a leader in innovative marketing and public relations. The occupational experiences that she shared with the class (including marketing and branding the state of Maine and directing a public relations plan for a very successful Waterville nonprofit) will, I’m sure, remain with them well into the future. Nancy is always my first “go to” person when I have any questions about marketing, communications, or public relations.
- Thomas Morrione, Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, Colby College
I greatly appreciated Nancy's input before the workshop, both in providing contacts and ways to work within our budget. Her response time to all my questions was fabulous. Her upbeat attitude and ability to weave in stories to her presentation made it fun and easy to relate to the topics.
- Julie Judkins, Community Program Manager,
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
"Nancy, thank you for taking time to talk to my students. Your presentation, experience and enthusiasm clearly show why you and your public relations efforts are a true success."
- State Representative Tom Saviello, who teaches a course in Political Science at the University of Maine at Farmington
In all of the planning and preparation for the conference, Nancy was wonderful to work with. She was flexible and organized, responding easily to my requests to personalize the content specifically for the early childhood community. We met beforehand and had a great opportunity to fully plan this session for its maximum benefit. Since the conference, I have heard from numerous early childhood administrators about their continued use of Nancy's materials in their PR initiatives, especially in exploring Web based options including electronic newsletters. It was a pleasure to work with Nancy and to participate in her session; her style, content and approach really were superb and were a terrific "fit" for our audience!
- Sue Mackey Andrews, President, Solutions Consulting Group, LLC
At the most recent Independent Schools Association of Northern New England (ISANNE) Conference, Nancy inspired me to develop a strategic communications plan for The Mountain School at Winhall. In particular, I was interested in creating a Marketing Map for our organization. Under Nancy's guidance I was encouraged to show the various audiences I would deal with such as donors, board of directors, governmental organizations, staff and media. Upon doing so I proceeded to show the tools I would use to communicate with those audiences, i.e. email, mail, newsletters, magazines, personal meetings, press releases and word-of-mouth. Now that this tool is being refined in-house, our staff and administration will use it to communicate to others what our school is all about.
- Mr. Kim-Scott Miller M.Ed., Advancement Director, The Mountain School at Winhall
It's been great to work with Nancy over the years in the Maine ski industry, and I appreciate her willingness to speak to the apple growers at the Northeast Apple Society meeting. Her ability to apply PR savvy to this niche group made the presentation very relevant to the group. Orchardists are really quite technologically skilled though many have not considered the PR value of their businesses. Nancy laid out the nuts and bolts of not just getting the orchard story into the local press, she outlined exactly why these people are experts in their field. By building their relationship with the press, they will be sought out by the media whenever an apple story comes across the assignment desk. You could tell by the number of conversations with Nancy during the reception that everyone was enthusiastic about her message. She gave everyone a boost of confidence that they have an important message that should be covered by the media.
- Greg Sweetser, Executive Director, Ski Maine Association & Owner, Sweetser Farm, Cumberland Center, Maine. Established 1812
Nancy spoke to the members of the Economic Development Council of Maine at our annual meeting at the Lucerne Inn in January of 2008. The comments received from the participants were excellent.
This was probably the most informative seminar we've had, due to the quality of the presentations and speakers like Nancy.
- Richard L. Kelso, Economic Development Council of Maine Administrator, Augusta, Maine
Nancy Marshall's presentation, "Marketing and Public Relations," at the Maine Library Association Summit Conference (November 16, 2007) was extremely valuable. Libraries are no longer self-legitimizing: they are not the only "game in town." Google, Starbucks, and Barnes and Noble are all competing for our customers. Nancy listened to each of the session's participants, all of whom had some degree of experience in the field, and decided that this wasn't "Marketing 101" but rather "Senior Seminar." She adjusted her presentation for her audience, but likewise adjusted her expectations of us, encouraging us to "take it to the next level." She pressed us to think about making ourselves into news stories, not only for local papers but for radio, TV, and regional or national print media. She pressed us to organize and focus our websites and e-mail mailing lists and to use low-cost but high quality tools to produce our electronic newsletters. She encouraged us to explore and experiment with Web 2.0 technologies such as YouTube, blogs, and wikis. All in all it was a great session, and Nancy herself was lively and engaging. I truly hope other state library organizations will consider hosting her at conferences and workshops. She has much to offer the library professional.
- Robert Heath, Reserve Technician at Colby College's Miller Library, Waterville, Maine
Nancy Marshall is a breath of fresh air! She is informative, insightful and genuine in her presentations. Her passion for Public Relations simply shines through. I truly enjoy her professionalism and now find myself looking at my business in a whole new light! I will never think of branding as a simple image again! Thank you, Nancy, for sharing your warmth, passion and great wealth of knowledge of the world of Public Relations.
- Susan Pennoyer, Managing Director, Portland, eWomenNetwork.com
Nancy Marshall's marketing expertise, outstanding presentation skills and sensitive relationship with her audience make her a top notch speaker. Her recent talk on "Branding" for the Kennebec Valley Chamber Women's Network was graded by participants as A-Plus.
- Peter G. Thompson, President & CEO Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce
The Eastern Ski Writers were fortunate to have Nancy Marshall speak at our December corporate members professional development seminar. She gave a well-organized, insightful and spirited presentation on working with travel writers, hosting media and making the most of fam tours. Nancy is among the industry's most highly-respected professionals and her presentation was very well attended. Additionally, the notes published after Nancy's corporate development seminar were requested by more members than any other program to date. Nancy was an outstanding guest speaker and is always full of helpful insight. We were thrilled to have the opportunity, and grateful for her quality presentation.
- Crystalyn Thienpont, ESWA Corporate Liaison
Nancy Marshall is an engaging and entertaining speaker on public relations. She inspires and informs using interesting examples.She's THE expert in Maine on public relations strategies. She builds relationships—the essence of public relations. She stays current in a constantly changing field. She engages her audience—students and professionals alike—and draws them into the world of public relations. Nancy Marshall is engaging, energetic, and entertaining!
- Betty-Jane Meader, Associate Professor of Retail Management, Service Marketing, and Public Relations, Thomas College, Waterville, Maine
Thank you to Charlene Williams and Nancy Marshall of Nancy Marshall Communications for their seminar on the Fun and Fundamentals of Public Relations. The presentation was engaging and informative for everyone in attendance and the reference materials distributed are a valuable resource tool. Here are two people that are not only good at what they do… they have fun doing it!
- Eleanor Vadenais, Director, Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce
Your presentation was excellent. It worked for both the novice and the more experienced. I feel sorry for those who signed up and did not attend. They will never know what they missed.
- Evelyn McAllister, Executive Director, Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Rangeley, Maine
Presentations by NMC
About a recent social media presentation from Greg Glynn, account executive at NMC:
Thank you again for your presentation at the MREMA conference. We appreciated that your presentation was tailored to what we do in real estate management and you certainly covered a lot of ground. The material was extremely helpful, we left with many ideas and there was positive feedback from attendees.
- Cathie Whitney, COO, C&C Realty Management