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Terri is a branding and media professional who coaches everyone from high-profile experts to corporate brands on how to communicate with power and precision across media platforms. If you have something to say, she can help you say it better.

For nearly a decade Terri served as a senior editor at Martha Stewart’s Whole Living (formerly Body+Soul) magazine, where she covered a range of lifestyle topics, and hosted a live, daily, call-in show called “Whole Living” on Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius XM. As on-air talent and a expert, she contributes widely to the media, and has appeared on The Today Show, Dr. Oz, The Early Show, TBS Movie & a Makeover, Martha Stewart and Anderson Cooper, and currently hosts her own show, Solopreneur, on the Whatever It Takes Network. Her work has appeared in Jezebel, Marie Claire, DailyWorth, Prevention, Experience Life, YourTango, Boston Common, and Robb Report’s Health & Wellness magazine.

In addition to running her own talent and content development company, she serves as VP of Content and Talent Development at 2 Market Media, and editor-in-chief of meQuilibrium, an online stress management program. An in-demand speaker, she has been tapped to speak on the topics of stress management, personal branding, media strategy, career, and healthy living for many events, including Pure Yoga, Equinox, the Natural Products Expo, Health Freedom Expo, LOHAS forum, Victoria’s Secret, and Be Healthy Boston, where she gave the opening keynote address. Visit her at and on Twitter @TerriT.


Beyond the Business Card: How to Redefine & Reinvigorate Networking for a Thriving Career

Monday, May 4 • 2:30pm – 3:15pm

A network is not an umbrella—you don’t just reach for it on a rainy day. In fact, if you wait until it’s raining, there’ll be nothing to reach for. Your personal and professional network is perhaps the greatest investment of your career—because no matter what job, opportunity or business you’re interested in, you can’t achieve success without someone else’s help. And while awkward social interactions and business-card exchanges have come to define what we think of as networking, it can be far more valuable if you know how to do it — right. Terri Trespicio believes that you must reframe your approach to networking to see any benefits. Rather than “always be closing,” she believes you should always be opening—yourself and your network up to new people and relationships.

Main Take- Aways:
  1. Defuse the underlying fears lurking in every networking encounter
  2. Keep your network thriving, no matter where you are in your career
  3. Talk about who you are without undermining your authority or bragging
  4. Create an authentic connection with someone new
  5. Initiate meaningful follow ups that cement relationships and open opportunities
  6. Turn every interaction into one worth having—and each new person into a potential colleague, contact or friend