Nancy Marshall captivated a roomful of Maine early childhood administrators and practitioners in a lively session at the 2010 Maine Early Childhood Conference with a session on "Story-Telling." Nancy was able to easily connect with all participants and came prepared with a relevant example from her own business experience, which helped to highlight the importance of having multiple stories for different audiences. She was flexible and easily responded to varied questions and situations presented to her. Most importantly, the participants thoroughly enjoyed the session. The materials that Nancy provided them were invaluable and contained useful information for all participants as they begin to create a public relations plan for their agency's services for immediate implementation.
In all of the planning and preparation for the conference, Nancy was wonderful to work with. She was flexible and organized, responding easily to my requests to personalize the content specifically for the early childhood community. We met beforehand and had a great opportunity to fully plan this session for its maximum benefit. Since the conference, I have heard from numerous early childhood administrators about their continued use of Nancy's materials in their PR initiatives, especially in exploring Web based options including electronic newsletters. It was a pleasure to work with Nancy and to participate in her session; her style, content and approach really were superb and were a terrific "fit" for our audience!