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Books, websites, blogs

Christmas Letter 2010
Christmas Letter 2009
Christmas Letter 2008
Christmas Letter 2007

Christmas Letter 2006


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Speaking / Training Platform
Mindie offers social media training for business owners and lectures on travel

Mindie Burgoyne has established a speaking and training platforms in areas of travel and using social media - particularly to grow a business. on harnessing the power of social media in business, offering ideas and solid best practices for the use of Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, blogging and Twitter to grow a new or existing business.

WRITING & WRITERS Mindie also speaks and gives presentations on writing, marketing for writers, local history, the paranormal (local haunted sites), and travel. She is a qualified step-on tour guide and leads tours to Ireland and locations in the USA.

VIRTUAL GHOST TOURS - Mindie can give presentations on Eastern Shore Folklore and History. The most popular of these venues is the Virtural Ghost Tour. Invite Mindie to your venue and she can give a virtual tour (pictures and commentary) on many Eastern Shore towns and regions including Easton, Cambridge, Ocean City, Snow Hill, Berlin, Dorchester County, Talbot County, Caroline County and Somerset County.

Mindie's Clients Include

Associations / Organizaitons
Shore Venture for Entreprenuers (Trainer)
Women in Agriculture Regional Conference (Keynote Speaker)
The Maryland Writers Association (Annual Conference)
Bay to Ocean Writers Annual Conference (Presenter - 5yrs)
Cecil County Historical Society (Keynote speaker)
Charles County Economic Development Summit (Speaker)
Maryland Economic Development Association (Annual Conference)
Rotary District 7640 (Annual Conference)
CareFirst (Young Professionals)
Verizon, INC (Trainer)
Delmarva Christian Writers (Presenter)
Delaware Association of Realtors (Preseter Annual Conference)
Eastern Shore Volunteer Network (Preseneter at Annual Event)
Nelson County VA Economic Development Authority (Trainer)
Queen Anne's County Excellence in Business (Keynote)
MCCACET (MD Community Colleges) Annual Conference (Trainer)
Eastern Shore Writers Association (Trainer)
Electric Cooperatives of Maryland, Delaware & Virginia (Trainer)
State Farm Regional Annual Conference (Presenter)
Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development(Trainer)
Shore Leadership of Maryland (Trainer)
Kent County, DE Convention and Visitors Bureau (Trainer)
Caroline Office of Tourism (Tour Operator - Ghost Tour)
Talbot County Free Library (Speaker Series)
Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District (Trainer)
Great Cumberland Committee - Regional Leadership Series 2013 (Trainer)
Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (Trainer)

Layton's Chance Winery - Storytelling event
Quality Health Strategies Conference- Presentation on Haunted Ocean City

Colleges / Universities
Perdue School of Business, Salisbury University
Washington College in Chestertown, MD
College of Southern Maryland
Allegany College of Maryland
Chesapeake College
Wor-wic College
Anne Arundel Community College
Cecil College

Chambers of Commerce / Business Organizations
St. Michaels Business Association
Queen Anne's County Chamber
Talbot County Chamber of Commerce
City of Cambridge Economic Development
Princess Anne Chamber of Commerce
Crisfield Chamber of Commerce
Upper Shore Regional Council
Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce
Caroline Chamber of Commerce
Worcester County Chamber of Commerce
Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce
Kent County (MD) Office of Economic Development & Tourism
Maryland Small Business Development Centers
Pocomoke Chamber of Commerce

Between Facebook Fan Pages, Twitter accounts, YouTube Channels, 5 blog sites and newletter subscription, Mindie has built a fan base of over 50,000 subscribers to her content.

Her writing, tours, presentations and training have gained wide-spread media coverage.

1. Haunted Eastern Shore release was covered by nine regional newspapers and two local television stations, and 4 radio stations.

2. Mindie's Chesapeake Ghost Walks were featured on NPR's WAMU radio station.

3. Interviews with Mindie have been periodically broadcast on 30 radio stations (incl. NPR affiliates)

4. Mindie's book, Haunted Eastern Shore had made it as high as #16 in sales on Amazon.com for books on the Paranormal and #22 for books with a regional focus in the Mid-Atlantic states. It currently is the best selling book on Amazon.com in History Press' 169 book collection of Haunted America.

5. Mindie's success with her writings on haunted Maryland and mystical Ireland has spun off two tour companies that she and her husband curently operate.

"Mindie understands how to use social networking better than anyone else out there. Business people who aren't using these platforms to spread their message are missing out on incredible marketing opportunities. But just having a presence on these sites isn't enough. Mindie explains the do's and don'ts of social networking."

Cathy Bassett
CMBassett Consulting, LLC 
Former Press Secretary to Congressman Wayne Gilchrest


FEES: Speaker / Training Fee as of Jan 1, 2014

1 hour session - $350
2 hour session - $450
3 hour session - $600

Additional fees for travel and accommodation will also be added if venue is more than 100 miles from Marion Station, MD.

What does the Host need to provide?
- The venue
- Live Internet connection
- White board with markers
- Projector & computer for PowerPoint presentation
- Travel expenses including overnight accommodations if venue is more than 100 miles from Marion Station. 

Host also is communication point for registration and payment.  Attendees book directly through the host.

Please contact Mindie if you are interested in hosting a seminar or for further information.



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