Becky got me in the news. I tried to get media attention for weeks by writing and sending out a lot of press releases on my own. No result! It was frustrating. Then Becky jumped in, helped me out. And—it’s almost unbelievable—10 minutes after I sent out that press release I got a phone call from a NBC media affiliate, they came, interviewed me, and I was on the 6 o’clock news that night. Two days later I was on CBS.
Thanks so much Becky!
I had the great fortune to interview Becky – an excpetionally talented speaker and writer for my book “How to Deliver a TED Talk.” She possesses incredible depth of knowledge on storytelling. But, more importantly, she leads a giving compassionate life.Jeremey Donovan
Becky has proven to have that rare combination of effortless creativity and unstoppable work-ethic. Her life experience coupled with her natural ability to communicate and break down communication barriers has made magic happen for us.
You need to know two very important things about Becky Blanton: 1) You can count on her to deliver on time and exceed your expectations. 2) See # 1. Becky is more than just a reliable resource – she can unleash the genius in your organization that you might even know was there. Becky Blanton is our secret weapon.”Chris Sommivigo
I can highly recommend!
Becky has a fantastic, professional, responsive service that was able to bring the ideas that I had in my head to life in a way that was engaging and entertaining to my audience! I can highly recommend! Thank-you again for the great work!
Becky Blanton is a masterful writer, editor and graphics designer. In addition to assisting me in expanding my online marketing strategy and assisting in website design, she created a custom brochure for my corporate work that my clients rave about. Becky is knowledgeable, insightful and a joy to work with. She brings her own unique brand of creativity that will grab your client’s attention, and I am delighted to recommend her.Joe Noonan
If you need any type of writing project done from a highly creative, energetic professional who will have your best interests at hand, you have to work with Becky Blanton.
She has a knack for consuming herself into your business and developing superb work that shows her commitment and creativity towards your project. Becky goes above and beyond the scope of the job.
I’m very blessed to have met her and always enjoy talking to her about anything from a new project to life in general. Becky is one of the few people I have met on the internet that I truly trust.Jeremy Maher
From Seth’s blogpost: Traffic magnets
Here’s a trick that’s as old as the web: Run a popularity contest with public voting. It could be anything from a listing of the top blogs to a creative contest for best tagline or ad.
The nominees run around like crazy, hoping to get their friends to vote. Which of course brings you more traffic. This is a large part of the strategy behind Threadless.
I get invited to vote in these all the time, to participate as a nominee regularly and most vexing, to post them here as a way of helping this person or that person achieve some sort of nirvana.
My feeling is that most of the time the cause is too thin and the prize is too lame. If your blog gets picked as the most popular woodworking blog by some other blog, it’s really unlikely that you’ll find many benefits other than a nice smile for your ego. On the other hand, if you can offer a great prize and/or be useful and relevant, this is a permanent tool in the web toolbox for you.
As I’ve said, I don’t promote these. But, just this one time, I’m breaking my rule for Becky, who didn’t even ask me to mention this, and for my friend Dan Pink, who has written another terrific book. If you’d be so kind to visit Dan’s site and vote for “stay hungry,” it’s quite likely that Becky will win a paid for trip to TED UK, which she deserves and will benefit from.(She’s only a hundred votes out of first place as I write this).Seth Godin
From the moment she did a consulting call with me, I knew she was someone I could work with. She was very personable, I felt she actually heard me. First off, she listens to her clients, has great ideas and concepts, and is an exceptional writer. She truly has a great gift and is very willing to help others out who are just starting out. It is very refreshing to meet someone of Becky’s caliber. Thanks Becky, I look forward to our continued working relationship!!!Sandra Templeton
I haven’t known Becky Blanton all that long but long enough to know that I’d like to get to know her better. I joined a community recently and she was in it. Now please bear in mind there are 1000s in this community, 1000s of very talented people yet Becky has stood out. Becky stood out because of her writing and because of the subjects she was writing about, she has a clear talent for cutting through the flotsam and jetsam straight to the heart of the matter. Her motivation for writing is usually to help others.
What’s really special about Becky is that she can do this both on business topics, civil rights or social issues. I know that as soon as I see her name it will be worth reading her thoughts.”Feargus Callagy
Hiring Becky = Best money I have ever invested in my business… She’s got the magic touch. I highly recommend her writing… whether its a book, brochure, or website content, She’s the one!Rabbi Issamar Ginzberg
Becky Blanton will deliver for you. Most people don’t get results, because they don’t follow through the good advice they’ll get. Let Becky push you.John W. Furst
Becky Blanton is an extremely talented and accomplished writer. I first had the pleasure of meeting Becky years ago when we found ourselves writing on similar topics. Over the years we have become friends and colleagues. She is driven, diligent, capable, and very focused on customer satisfaction. This has led her to excel in an industry that is known for its plentiful competition and low margins. Surviving and thriving as a freelance writer is NOT easy, but Becky makes it look easy. I consider look up to her and strive to follow her example.Phil Elmore
Becky is a bit of a star. She has been very nice about me, but the truth is I only had to see who she is. Talented, tough, funny. A privilege to work with.
If you need a copywriter, find one of thousands. if you need a voice, talk to Becky.Richard Merrick
Becky is nothing short of outstanding for advice, edginess (in a good way!), and *authentic storytelling*. When I sent her a message that I had started blogging and that I was adding her blog to my own blogroll, she wrote back saying how touched she was — I got goosebumps just reading her few sentences! When I told her I was interested in biofuels, she promptly provided me her personal connections, provided context on what is being done in Virginia, and encouraged my next adventure. Becky is truly inspirational to many and capable of creating so much for others just by her writing. Let her create context, connection, and engagement for you!Linda Kiss
I joined Triiibes in March of this year, and Becky was the first person to welcome me to the site, which I really appreciated. It was a simple thing, but says so much about the type of person Becky is. She is straight-talking, direct and yet sensitive, and very interested in other people. She has empathy for them to tell their story, and she’s almost compelled to tell their story. She’s also passionately curious, which I love about her. If I had to sum up Becky Blanton in a sentence I’d say: Becky has respect for life, lives it fully, and you can rely on her to tell it straight, but with compassion.Rachel Parkin
Becky is an awesomely creative person and her writing is stellar. She exhibits character, keeps her promises and produces quality work. I’d recommend her any day!Jan Eichler
As an experienced journalist, Becky Blanton understands the media and what it takes to generate a winning press release. She is not only a master in crafting the message, but an encyclopedic expert in the network and vehicles required to get the press release noticed and published!
I needed to write a press release for my winery-finding iPhone app. I recalled that Becky had written a fantastic guide on how to write a press release and had shared it with our online community (Triiibes). I used the guide to draft the PR, but I still wasn’t sure. Becky offered to review and made a few minor tweaks (her guide was pretty awesome). End result was that the story was picked up by the major newspaper in the region.Shawn McCormick
Becky wrote me an ebook that I was able to use to help me register people to my ezine. Since compiling the ebook, my conversion rate has gone from 5% to about 40%. The book has been downloaded hundreds of times from my website and forwarded countless more. I don’t have the exact number but people have introduced themselves to me because they have read the book she made. And now she is working on another project for me.Greg Digneo
I’ve worked on projects with Becky, and here’s what I have to say about her.
Becky Blanton has a ridiculously overflowing amount of integrity and heart. She has so much integrity and heart that other not-so-integritous people and not-so-bighearted people become better people just from interacting with her. And you know, in the world of business today, that’s the most important thing. Becky is someone you can trust.Pace Smith
I’ve found Becky Blanton to be one of those rare individuals whose actions demonstrate their authenticity. In business and personally I prefer relationships with people who put truthfulness, friendship, and loyalty above everything else. She consistently exceeds my expectations by doing what she says, helping whenever she can, and treating others with the respect every human being deserves. I’m proud to call Becky my friend.Norman Hood
I read a book called ‘The Dip by a guy with a funny sounding name – Seth Godin.
I was glad I read The Dip because it has opened up a whole new world.
You see, being a typical Irish Man, I have a view, an opinion, a voice and I love telling stories. We got good enough at it to build a business that’s making a footprint.
But back to Seth Godin. Well, I read his books, read his Blogs and didn’t always agree. So, being shy and retiring I wrote to him. I expected an automated response but ‘No’ the great man replied.
Soon, I was invited to join a unique exclusive website called Triiibes. It’s an online place where some of the world’s best brains hang out. Surely Mr. Godin made a mistake, ‘me?’ Me’ Well, I didn’t need to be asked twice. I stormed in, read, paused, thought and then – bang – “I’m going to write” so I did and people started to come right back at me. You see, my wisdom hit a note or two but that’s not my point.
My point is that there are one heck of a lot of good, bright, successful people out there who do what they do because it is who they are.
Their mission is not money, self or sales. Their mission is to help, share, educate, encourage and as the Triiibes branding says – “Inspire, Illuminate”
My rambling were often peppered by one hugely encouraging voice. Always praising, challenging and testing.
I liked this ‘voice’ I explored ‘her’ view.
She shares, she cares. She makes Triiibes better but more importantly, and she doesn’t know it yet, she has taught me lots.
Next time you get a chance to read Becky Blanton’s view – read it, then read it again. It’s worth a second visit – every time.Connor Kenney
Becky Blanton is “Aunty Becky” in my household – you see, we have adopted her !!!! She is everything we desire as a significant other in our childrens’ lives. Her qualities are diverse and astounding. She has an extraordinarily inquiring mind, she is wise; she has incredible worldly experience, readily exploring the complex, but appreciating the simple things; she will defend people’s rights to the hilt, but she encourages us to step up and assume our responsibilities; she will step in and fight tenaciously and without fear when required, but is as gentle as a lamb; etc, etc – the list is almost endless. Becky is an absolutely amazing lady, and we love the fact that she shares her life with us.Randell Waddell and his family Bev, Josh, and Kahlee
“Meeting and knowing Becky has meant so much to me. She’s been a constant source not only of BRILLIANT ideas, but of heart-felt encouragement and a freaking wonderful determination for change.
She cuts straight to the heart of a story (her words cut, and heal, and everything in between). She has courage to question the status quo and anything that means to replace it, and she always seems to be fighting for someone who needs a break. She isn’t afraid of the really crazy ideas, either, and oh my does that ever get my respect. She’s inspired me too many times to count in the short time I’ve known her. I want to see her change the world. I know she will.Megan Elizabeth Morris
Becky Blanton. She’s more than a writer. She’s a storyteller. A woman as comfortable telling a story to a room of 100 as she is spinning a yarn to a single person while sitting around the fireplace in a comfortable parlor.
Not many others share Becky’s gift with words. She manages to capture the imagination by having her readers share the emotions of those she’s writing about. She puts us in a place whereby we more than picture the story that she’s telling. We empathize with the characters and imagine ourselves in the story. Whether it’s a homeless couple with no way out or a well-heeled businessman with everything to live for.
What makes Becky such an exceptional writer is her true talent for listening to people and, then transforming what she has heard into richly painted scenarios, using nothing more than words on a page. Her descriptions are so vivid we smell the bread in the oven. We see the sweat and grime of an overworked coal miner. We even hear the unique crackle and rushing wind emanating from a furious brush fire.
Another talent Becky possesses that enhances her storytelling prowess is the many jobs she’s held during her lifetime. Policewoman, journalist, ditch digger, and massage therapist are a few of the scores of professions she’s dabbled in over the years. This broad range of experiences makes it easier for her to identify with a variety of personalities and lifestyles.
Should I ever need a writer, there are hundreds of good ones out there from which to choose. Should I ever need a storyteller, I’d go with Becky Blanton.Bonnie Larner
“Becky you are so incredible! I feel so grateful to have crossed your path and certainly will be lobbying on your behalf for future work (or if any bonus pay comes down the pipe!)
I wasn’t looking forward to the conversation with the client this morning and you have managed to miraculously change that around 180 degrees!
It’s one thing on elance to receive everything that you asked for from your provider… it is another thing to have your project completed on time…. YET you have somehow managed to come in under-time, under-budget AND with a quality above all expectations!Russ Small