Speaking About Technology and Social Media is What Leah Loves!
2017 Speaking Engagements
February 19-25 - Snapchat for Brands & Bloggers
2to1 Conference Online Event
March 10-11 - Teaching Parents Association
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March 31-April 1 - APACHE Homeschool Convention
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2016 Speaking Engagements
November 13, 2016 - Social Media: A Team Approach for Families
Grace Presbyterian Church-Peoria, Illinois
November 2, 2016 - Parenting in a Digital World
Grace Presbyterian MOPS@Nite-Peoria, IL
October 8, 2016 - Snapchat for Brands & Bloggers
2:1 Conference-Sandusky, OH
August 19, 2016 - Parenting & Social Media Workshop
United Methodist Church-Bethel, Ohio
April 15-16, 2016 - APACHE Homeschool Convention
Past Speaking Experience
Leah has been speaking for the past 8 years to parent, homeschooling groups, and teens about technology, social media, and parenting. She offers sessions, advice, and resources so parents can raise kids with a healthy perspective of technology and social media. You can book Leah to speak at your parenting, homeschool, or youth event. She also speaks frequently at technology and social media events for educators, brands, and bloggers.
Select from her most popular sessions below. Or, email to see about a creating a custom session that meets the needs of your group.
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Download Leah's 2017-18 Speaker Kit
Technology/Social Media Session for Parents
Ideal Session for Keynote
Session for Moms
Technology/Social Media Session for Businesses, Brands, and Bloggers
Parenting and Homeschooling Sessions
Guiding our Kids through Social Media
Are your kids begging to join the latest social media craze? Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the options? And, you’re not sure you want to deal with the security issues and risks involved. Come hear Leah share insight she’s gained from both her involvement in social media and guiding her children though the newly-charted waters of teens and social media. She’ll share the importance of walking closely with teens and having open, honest, and frank conversations with them. Social Media is part of their future. Prepare them by teaching them to be safe and responsible in what they share.
Help! I Need a Crash Course in Social Media
Is your teen using social media already? Are they asking to join a host of social media platforms? Are you a parent who desperately wants to keep up, but feels overwhelmed? Join Leah for this hands-on, applicable workshop. She’ll cover the most popular social media apps for teens and show you privacy setting options for them. She’ll cover the basics of each and give you the pros and cons of these platforms. You’ll leave feeling a bit more confident about the platforms your teen is using.
Keeping the Techie Monster at Bay
No parent intentionally plans to let technology take over their home. Yet, that’s often what happens if we don’t have a family plan for it. How do we approach technology in our homes so we raise kids who understand how to use it wisely and avoid dangers? What steps do we need to take to protect young children while on devices and computers? What are things we can do and share as parents so our kids always feel our home is their “safe haven?” Leah Nieman will share tips and guidelines for parents.
Device and Apps: How to Secure, How to Select
Kindle, iPad, Android…which is the best device for your family? Leah will discuss the pros and cons of all 3. And, she’ll go over the parental control options available for all of these. She’ll also give guidelines for selecting quality apps for your kids. You’ll leave this session knowing how to select the best apps for your kids. And, you'll feel more confident about keeping your kids safe on their digital device.
Learning with Technology
Technology is developing faster than research can analyze and report its effects. We are introducing technology into the lives of kids, often before we can know its long-term influence. And, that causes confusion and fear for parents, educators, and those who work with today’s kids. In this session, we’ll look at important facts we do know and present strategies for integrating technology into the lives of our kids. This session is perfect for parents, teachers, mentors, and leaders who want to ensure kids are exploring high quality digital content. You’ll leave with guidelines as well as tips and tricks for keeping up with the latest educational trends. Most importantly you’ll learn how to use technology to benefit those important kids in your life.
Online Classes-Knowing What You Need
Knowing what you need is the key to finding the perfect online class. Are you considering classes to fill a need for a social butterfly? Are you looking for your student to have accountability to another person for one or two classes, or do you want an online school that takes the full load off you? From online class terminology to sorting out what you need, we’ll cover it all in this session!
Living Online: How Kids View Privacy Differently than Adults
Adults often interpret children’s constant online sharing to mean that they don’t care about or understand privacy issues. There is some truth to this perspective. But, simply labeling children as either naïve or rebellious is too simplistic. It’s important to understand why children are going beyond the previous adult-defined social norms of privacy online. And, to do this we need to understand the new public space in which our kids socialize. Join Leah for this insightful session.
Connected Teens, Connected Families
Parents and Teens learn together in this session. Leah will discuss the most popular social media platforms available for teens. She’ll cover basic social media principals for teens and their families. And, she’ll go over how to set up and use a variety of social media platforms. She’ll also cover safety issues. This is a fun and engaging session for the family!
PreTeen and Teen Sessions
Social Media Smarts for Teens
This is a fun session for teens! Leah will cover basic social media guidelines for teens. She’ll cover the most popular social media apps for teens and show teens privacy setting options. She’ll cover the basics of each, and give teens the pros and cons of some of the most popular platforms relevant to them, including Instagram and Snapchat. She will talk about cyberbullying and will discuss ways to deal with digital drama.
The sheer volume of information now accessible online is staggering! Information continues to become more available to us in less time--from websites to email to RSS feeds to tweets to text messages. But, information is only a tool. The value lies in how that information is used. Join Leah as she shares strategies for reducing the information flooding you daily. Best of all, she’ll show you how to do this without missing out on important academic, social, or interest-led information.
You’re Writing Your Story
With every post and photo shared online you are writing the story of your life. What memories do you want recorded in your digital biography? Join Leah as she shares insights and tips that apply to all social media platforms for all ages.
Tech Skills for College and Life
We are in the information age. Research is literally at our fingertips. But, do we know what to do with all that information once we have it? Can we use current presentation methods? Do we know how to collaborate with others using mediums commonly used by colleges and businesses? Are we using our smartphones for productivity? Or are our phones a constant distraction to us during our day? Join Leah as she shares platforms and apps that will help you succeed in college and life!
Encouragement Sessions for Moms
You Can Work AND Homeschool
For so long we’ve been told homeschooling is a full-time job. But, what if you’re called to homeschool and you’re a single parent? Or, a single income isn’t an option for your family? Does this mean you can’t homeschool? Join Leah in her session and learn how she slowly broke the stereotypical role when she began working while homeschooling her 2 kids, all with the loving support and encouragement of her family. She’ll share tips for making it work. Leah shares the ups and downs of her journey as she learned there is no perfect homeschool mom or perfect homeschool method. The homeschool life is all about loving unconditionally, and learning together as a family.
Taking Time and Taking Care of You
As homeschool moms we often put time for ourselves last on our list of priorities. But taking care of ourselves must be given a high priority if we want to have the energy that homeschooling long-term requires. It’s important as homeschool moms we take care of our health and make time for friends and hobbies. Join Leah for this session where she’ll share lessons she’s learned, and practical suggestions for keeping life in balance.
Finding and Staying true to the Homeschool Path Intended for YOUR family!
We’re called to homeschool. We watch our children learn. We research curriculum and set forward with the perfect plan for our family. But, it’s so hard to stay confident as a homeschool mom in the midst of so much homeschool information. We read magazines and blogs and hear a wealth of information from others on the perfect educational method or curriculum. It’s hard not to compare. Join Leah as she shares how to take off the yoke of burden we place on ourselves. And, stay true to our calling as homeschool moms, listening to what’s right for our family.
Technology and Social Media Sessions
Snapchat For Brands & Bloggers
Snapchat has been around since 2011. Brands and content creators are using Snapchat to produce daily stories that engage and excite audiences. There are over 1 billion views of Snapchat stories each day. With numbers growing, brands are joining the ranks to explore how to tap into this fast-growing social network. Join Leah for this hands-on session. Attendees of your event will receive a pre-conference special handout and optional social media live sessions with guidelines and tips for setting up your Snapchat business account prior to your event. During the workshop, we’ll walk through using Snapchat for bloggers and brands, and discuss how to create a video narrative to personalize your brand. We’ll discuss specific ways to grow awareness for your brand. This is a fun, interactive session. Get ready to Learn, Snap, and Share!
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