Catching up with Melanie Bee

It’s been awhile since I’ve published here on Hive Talkin’ so I thought I would bring you a recap of what this bee has been up to in recent months. I’ve been buzzing around town spreading the word about personal branding, the car world and even Harry Potter.

Taught students the value of personal branding to land a job…

At the end of March, I was welcomed back to American University to speak to the regional PRSSA Two Worlds conference about personal branding and its importance. This is my second appearance before AU students to discuss how to build an online personal brand – even before joining the workforce. Thanks to AU PRSSA president, Morgan Gress for including me on the panel with AU alums and public relations enthusiasts, Ashley Wolos and Jessica Noonan.

Headed New York, New York for cars, cars, cars…

Earlier this month, I took the fast track (read Acela) to the Big Apple for two key automotive industry events – the NADA IHS Automotive Forum and the 20120 New York International Auto Show.

I heard from automotive industry leaders, dealers, and media at the forum on Tuesday, April 3. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn provided an industry-wide perspective on the adoption of electric vehicles in America to the group saying, “We’re just starting the story with the EV, the zero emissions vehicle.”

Putting on my auto blogger hat, I tweeted the conference live. Check out the event hash tag #NADAIHS if you’d like to catch up on what was said while there!

Following the Automotive Forum, I hit up NYIAS for my blog BeCarChic.com, reporting on some of the most anticipated car reveals of the year, including the new SRT Viper (formerly known as a Dodge Viper). If you love 640 horsepower and beautiful curves, then feast your eyes on this.

Perfect practice makes perfect…

The Symphony Orchestra of Arlington has been practicing hard for our upcoming concert featuring music from all eight Harry Potter films! In case you missed it, I’ve been playing violin with the orchestra since the start of 2011.

You’re invited to join us for our festive, family-friendly concert on Friday, April 27 starting at 6:00 p.m. We will have face painters, a magician, and a wonderful show for Harry Potter fanatics or just anyone who enjoys listening to a beautifully composed music score.

Go here to learn more about the concert and to purchase tickets. Follow the orchestra on Twitter here for more up-to-date news.

Well, that’s a wrap for this buzzy bee. I hope you’ll keep in touch with me as I’m on-the-go!

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