Whether you need a copy writer for your tourism guide, a coordinator for your FAM trip or an experienced social media educator who is versed in online branding and SEO, Jody Halsted may be just the person you are searching for!
I love writing here at my own websites, but I also write for online outlets like MiniTime and Type A Parent as well as providing information for tourism guides for cities like Clear Lake, Iowa and Fort Worth, Texas.
You can also find my articles in print publications as well as state and regional tourism guides. View clips of my articles.
I love speaking to groups! I can speak about topics ranging from scheduling to family travel to blogging and social media.
Travel Community Leader at BlissDom Conference, March 21-24 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas.
Public Relations Society of America, Des Moines, March 13, 2013. Round table expert; topic “Pitch Away” ; how to properly pitch to specific outlets.
140 Character Conference Des Moines: Exploring the State of Now. April 23, 2012; speaker: From the Green Fields of Iowa to the Verdant Hills of Ireland (video)
Travel Community Leader at BlissDom Conference, February 23-25, 2012 at the fabulous Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Villages of Van Buren, Iowa, Presented through the Villages of Van Buren CVB. Septmeber 8 & 9, 2011. Sessions: “Why an Online Presence is Vital for Rural Tourism”.
Upper Midwest Social Media Conference, September 26, Mason City, Iowa. Session: “Positioning Yourself as the Expert and Building a Social Media Business”
Kansas City Irish Fest, Kansas City, Mo. September 3 & 4, 2011.
Children’s Stage at 3pm Saturday and 3:15pm Sunday; Faeries, Castles and Magical Tales of Ireland
Exploring enchanting castles. Faerie hunting in forests. The magic of Ireland shimmers everywhere – if only you take the time to see it. Explore Ireland from a child’s perspective through images, stories and maybe a faerie or two with family travel authority Jody Halsted.
Heritage Tent at 4pm Saturday; Traveling Ireland with Kids
Public Relations Society of America, Des Moines, May 26, 2011; panel speaker “How to Connect and Work with Bloggers”
140 Character Conference Des Moines, May 9,2011; speaker “Let Social Media Be Your Guide”
Eastern Iowa Tourism Association Joint Council Meeting, May 4, 2011, keynote speaker “STUFF Tourists Like, a cyclical approach to attracting your best guest”
BlissDom Conference, January 25-29, 2011, Nashville, Tennessee; Travel Tribe leader and mentor
I_Blog Conference, November 5-7, 2010, Perry, Iowa; session speaker “Destination Midwest” and co-speaker “Monetizing Your Blog”
I_Blog Conference, November 14-15, 2009, Perry, Iowa; session speaker “Priorities and Scheduling or How to be OK About Not Being Perfect”