First: Meet the extraordinary contributing writers who help to keep this amazing place I love alive and vibrant.
Now, meet Danielle.
Danielle Smith is a digital correspondent, host, storyteller, speaker, media trainer, vlogger and author. Her second book, Social Media Engagement for Dummies was released in June 2013. Her first book, 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 her lifestyle series Keeping Style in Your Life, creating original video content for well known sites Babble and SheKnows 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 ranging from social media engagement to starting a business from home and the juggle of motherhood and business ownership, pursuing your passions, video and vlogging to blogger/brand relationships as well as the use of social media and the benefits of cause marketing.
An award winning former Television News Anchor and Reporter, Danielle has appeared on The CBS Early Show, CNN’s Headline News, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, Better TV and The Daily Buzz as well as local affiliates in San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, San Diego and St. Louis.
Her 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 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.
On a local level, Danielle has served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Life is Good Festival in the St. Louis area, and has also chaired and MC’d the Winter Wonderland Festival for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
Danielle is also a contributing author to The Internet Mommy and The Little Pink Prayer Book – a Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivors and is featured in 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.
Mentioned in USA Today for her relationship with children’s publisher, Mackinac Island Press, much of Danielle’s energy is focused on teaching and sharing gratitude and ‘giving back’. Through her Give Good, Get Good Project, Danielle hopes to help parents learn new ways to make a difference, and by example, to teach their children one of the most important traits they can possess – a kind and giving heart.
Danielle has two small people who bring her more joy than she can possibly communicate to you in one sitting – Delaney is 9 and Cooper is 7. She is married to the best Daddy in the world you can find his extraordinary writing scattered around the site) and the kind of guy who will sleep on the floor of her office to avoid leaving her alone when she is overwhelmed by work, facing a deadline she fears she can’t meet, or quite simply is suffering from intense writer’s block.
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