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Successful writers aren't those who write better than everyone else, they're the ones who promote themselves better than everyone else. They're on social media, they blog, and they do radio and podcast interviews. Erik Deckers, co-author of Branding Yourself and No Bull**** Social Media, will discuss how to use social media to build your professional reputation, engage new readers, connect with other writers, and turn that network into new publishing opportunities, speaking engagements, and, even new books.

Erik Deckers is the president of Pro Blog Service, a content marketing agency with clients throughout the United States. He is also the co-author of Branding Yourself, No Bull**** Social Media, and The Owned Media Doctrine. Erik has been blogging since 1997, and a newspaper humor columnist since 1994. He has written several radio and stage plays, and numerous business articles. Erik was the Spring 2016 writer-in-residence at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, FL, and now serves on their board of directors.