Speaking & Training

Featured Speaker - EmBe Breakfast 2015

I’m an enthusiastic, passionate speaker, and I love to engage my audience with true-to-life stories and a spark of humor.

Topics

I love to teach, speak, and train about a number of topics!

  • Creativity
  • Creative Writing
  • Podcasting
  • Content Strategy
  • Marketing
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Social Media
  • Branding
  • Leadership

Past talks have included:

  • Unleash Your Creative Power
  • The Intersection of Content Strategy & SEO
  • Building Your Personal Brand As A Writer
  • How To Crush The Fear Of Rejection
  • Let’s Be Honest: Creating Content People Actually Want
  • Find Your Voice: The Secret to Awesome Web Content
  • Skynet SEO: How Google Is Becoming More Human
  • Effective Online Communication: 10 Steps To A Better Web Presence
  • Who Are You, Really?: Personal Branding in the Digital Age
  • Cut the Crap: An Honest Plea for Honest Content
  • 6 Lies Your English Teacher Told You
  • …And tons more!

Get a feel for what I sound like:

Listen to an episode of the Write Now podcast:

Read my latest articles for Forbes!>>

Or check me out on video!:

This is a link to a video of me speaking.

Want to book me?

Contact me! I look forward to hearing from you.


2017 Speaking Gigs:

The Author Success Summit

Topic: High Performance For Writers
August 2017
Get your FREE ticket to the summit here!

Camp CEO (YWCA Leadership Camp)

Topic: You Are A Leader.
June 2017, July 2017, and August 2017
Sarah Rhea Werner ties her past experience with bullying with her present digital marketing and leadership expertise in this smart, funny, and heartfelt presentation for adolescent girls.

Women in Leadership & Learning

Topic: Unleash Your Creative Power
June 2017
When was the last time you picked up a paintbrush, wrote a poem, or danced across your kitchen? For years, society has dismissed creativity as childish and unimportant — while recent studies show it actually has a powerful impact on adult health and happiness. Join Sarah Rhea Werner for an inspiring talk about boosting and cultivating your creativity at home and in the workplace, and learn how you can pursue your artistic passions despite your busy schedule.

LitWriters

Topic: How to Crush the Fear of Rejection
May 2017
Rejection is something every writer has to deal with — but not everyone is equipped to deal with it well. Too often, a rejection will crush a writer into giving up.

  • Common types of rejections writers get and what they mean
  • How to move past the fear of rejection so you can keep writing
  • What lit mag editors think when they reject your writing (it’s probably not what you think!)
  • How to discern between good and bad feedback and improve your writing

Let’s crush the fear of rejection and get back on the road to writing success!

 


2016 Speaking Gigs:

Women in Tech – Sioux Falls

Topic: How to Start Your Own Podcast
April 2016
Podcasting has become the content type you can no longer afford to ignore. I launched a successful podcast in February 2015, and it’s been a wild ride since then. Learn from my mistakes, get the right equipment, avoid the pitfalls, and enjoy success through audio on demand!

South Dakota Code Bootcamp

Topic: Web Content 101
April 2016
Get the tips, tricks, and strategic insights you need to craft amazing content for your website. Senior Content Strategist Sarah Rhea Werner of Click Rain will guide you through audience engagement, web writing best practices, SEO basics, and more.

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MinneWebCon 2016

Topic: Let’s Be Honest: Creating Content People Actually Want
April 2016
There’s no value in content your users don’t understand or don’t trust. In this presentation, Sarah Rhea Werner digs into the importance of having a fresh, authentic, and honest voice for your organization, and shows you how to create content that people actually want to consume. It’s time to stop kidding ourselves about who we are and what our users want from us. It’s time to re-think how we talk to people online. It’s time for honesty.

MinneWebCon Speaker Profile: Sarah Rhea Werner

Check out the event here!>>


2015 Speaking Gigs:

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Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Workshop Series

Topic: Effective Online Communication: 10 Steps To A Better Web Presence
September 2015
The internet can be a big place for a small business. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stand out and succeed online. In this intensive session, regional web expert Sarah Rhea Werner shares 10 things you can do to strengthen your web presence. Learn how to create engaging content, get on board with SEO, put social media to work for your business, and tons more.

Image of Sarah speaking at the Brookings Chamber

Sioux Falls Young Entrepreneur Meetup

Topic: 6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Web Presence
August 2015
You’re busy, and you don’t have the time or finances you’d like to devote to your website. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great web presence! From your web content to social media and beyond, local web expert Sarah Rhea Werner will show you six things you can do to make your web presence work in your favor.

Speaking at the Sioux Falls Young Entrepreneurs Meetup

Camp CEO (YWCA Leadership Camp)

Topic: You Are A Leader.
June 2015 & July 2015
Sarah Rhea Werner ties her past experience with bullying with her present digital marketing and leadership expertise in this smart, funny, and heartfelt presentation for adolescent girls.

Speaking at Camp CEO - A leadership camp for middle-school girls

Sioux Falls Content + Design Meetup

Topic: Honest Content
May 2015
There’s no value in language your users don’t understand or don’t trust. In this presentation, Sarah Rhea Werner will show you how to create a fresh, sustainable, and honest voice for your organization, focus your messaging, and break through the age-old jargon and tired marketing cliches to give your users what they need to truly engage with and trust your content. It’s time to re-think how we talk to people online — it’s time for honesty.

Sanford Research Ethics Seminar

Topic: Social Media: You and Your 2 Billion Closest Friends
May 2015
Attendees will understand the purpose and value of a personal brand, and how it presents itself online and across social media. They will also will learn how to control and enhance that brand using social media, and discover the ethical dilemmas that arise through the use of social media, and the right way to think about and solve them.

Speaking at Sanford Research Center - Ethics Seminar

Sanford School of Medicine HOSA Recognition Banquet

Topic: Who Are You, Really?
April 2015
You have control over the way you portray yourself online. How close is that portrayal to the real you — and how can that affect your future? This breakout session will help you highlight your strengths, start to develop and protect your personal brand, and set you up for future success.

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In Her Shoes: Women’s Empowerment Breakfast

Featured Speaker
February 2015
What does empowerment truly mean? Hear from local women about what empowerment has meant in their life. Bring a friend, co-worker or the influential woman in your life and prepare to be empowered! The proceeds from this unique, fun, and much anticipated event will help support the mission of Dress For Success and EmBe: Emowering women to reach their full potential.

Read all about this successful event in the Argus Leader! >>

Watch the promotional video. >>

Trendigital Summit 2015

Topic: Find Your Voice: The Secret to Awesome Web Content
February 2015
You know the visual aspects of your brand inside and out, from logo usage to Pantone colors. But what about the content aspects, such as brand voice? How you talk to your audience can make or break your online presence. In this session, you’ll learn how to find your company voice, ground it in reality, standardize it throughout your organization, and truly engage readers with awesome content.

Watch a quick video recap of the 2015 Trendigital Summit:
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Learn more at the Trendigital Summit website. >>

Business & Professional Women: Sioux Falls

Topic: Inbox 0: Taking Control of Your Email Inbox
January 2015
Does your email inbox make you feel overwhelmed and out of control? Are you falling more and more hopelessly behind every day? Click Rain’s Sarah Rhea Werner will show you how to catch up with your email—and stay caught up—with these five simple practices.

 Featured Speaker - In Her Shoes Event - SRW


 Endorsements & Testimonials

“Sarah’s presentation was fun, interactive, and engaging. The undergraduates in the room (and even the adults) were actively listening and participating. Sarah shared the best practices of social media in a light and airy way that promoted a great atmosphere in the room. In no way was this presentation confined to a list of do’s and don’ts. I was so impressed with the work, the professionalism and the presentation that I will have her back for an encore.”
Dr. Michelle Booze, Sanford Research/USD


 

SRW Trendigital Speaking 2014

2014 Speaking Gigs:

Sioux Falls Content + Design

Topic: The Intersection of Content Strategy & SEO
June 2014
It’s crucial that content strategists understand the latest search engine algorithm updates and how they work to deliver content to users. In this talk, Sarah Rhea Werner gives a brief history of the major Google algorithm updates while explaining the effect each has had on web content, and explains how to future-proof content for what may be coming next.

Sanford Research Center/SD GWIS

Topic: The Science of Personal Branding
June 2014
The transition from college student to professional can be difficult, and many new grads don’t consider their digital footprint when entering the workforce. Sarah Rhea Werner is here to help you strategically develop your personal online brand to present a sleek professional image to potential employers.

Camp CEO (YWCA Leadership Camp)

Topic: Who Are You, Again?
May 2014
Sarah Rhea Werner ties her past experience with bullying with her present digital marketing and leadership expertise in this smart, funny, and heartfelt presentation for adolescent girls.

Trendigital Summit 2014

Topic: Skynet SEO: How Google is Becoming More Human
January 2014
Search engines are getting better at understanding us—not only our words, but our intentions. How do we create content that engages both humans and machines, and how do we adapt and optimize our websites for the future of SEO?

Watch video>>

Trendigital Summit 2013

Topic: Content is Still King, Right?
January 2013
What’s the last thing anyone considers when designing a new website? Content. But what’s the #1 reason people visit websites? Content. Join Sarah Rhea Werner and learn how to get ahead of the curve by bridging the gap.

Watch video>>

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