First: Meet the extraordinary contributing writers who help to keep this amazing place I love alive and vibrant.
Now, allow me to introduce myself – the ‘professional version’ 🙂
Danielle is digital correspondent, host, storyteller, speaker, media trainer, vlogger and author. Her second book, Social Media Engagement for Dummies was released in June 2013. The first book (it was like giving birth!), Mom, Incorporated: A Guide to Business + Baby debuted in the Fall of 2011. In her ‘free time’, she juggles work as the founder and primary author of ExtraordinaryMommy.com and DanielleSmithMedia as well as hosting and producing a lifestyle series: Keeping Style in Your Life, creating original content for well known sites like SheKnows and Babble and producing Vlogging Tips for people looking to jump on camera. She also travels around the country as both a seminar and keynote speaker – hitting a wide variety of topics – from social media engagement to starting a business from home and the juggle of motherhood and business ownership, pursuing your passions, teaching your children gratitude, as well as the use of social media and the many benefits of doing good in the world.
As award winning former Television News Anchor and Reporter, Danielle’s media and correspondent work has taken her coast-to-coast on radio and television doing as many as 27 interviews in 4 hours via satellite as well as tackling some of her favorite work: as a Red Carpet Correspondent at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and the 2011 NFL ProBowl on behalf of Procter & Gamble, as well as the 2011 HomeRun Derby on behalf of State Farm.
Danielle makes ‘Give Good, Get Good’ a motto she lives by – aiming to teach her children to give of themselves daily. She believes strongly in cause marketing or ‘social good’ and has worked specifically on a number of campaigns that have benefited children, the military and focused on strengthening family relationships. She has partnered with P&G, State Farm, and for a number of years has championed the Fight Against Child Hunger – working directly with Con Agra Foods and the Con Agra Foods Foundation. She is a Social Good Ambassador for Johnson & Johnson and is a Fellow for Save the Children.
On a local level, Danielle is thrilled to teach classes as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Her classes have focused on two topics she loves: blogging for business and social media.
Danielle is also a contributing author to, The Mother Letters: Sharing the Laughter, Joy, Struggles, and Hope, The Internet Mommy, The Little Pink Prayer Book – a Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivors and is featured in, Life Creative: Inspiration for Today’s Renaissance Mom, Mom Blogging For Dummies and The Digital Mom Handbook.
Danielle, her family and ExtraordinaryMommy.com made international headlines during the summer of 2009 when a family photo – one used for their Christmas card, was taken from one of her sites and used in a life size window advertisement in the Czech Republic. It is Danielle’s social media connections that brought this story to her attention and helped many people to begin the process of protecting themselves online.
As a result of her work, Smith has been featured nationally on Good Morning America, the CBS Early Show, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, as well as in USA Today, Forbes, and Publisher’s Weekly. A California Girl living in St. Louis with her family, she credits her small people, Delaney (12) and Cooper (10) as THE reason she seeks good in the world and follows her dreams.
You can always contact her here, via the contact page.