About Sheila Scarborough speaker trainer writer cofounder Tourism Currents

About Sheila Scarborough, Your Guide

I’m a writer, trainer, and speaker specializing in tourism, travel (see my posts on the Perceptive Travel Blog,) and social media.

I co-founded Tourism Currents in 2009; we offer online and in-person workshops and training in social media and digital destination marketing for tourism, hospitality, and economic development.

I was humbled to be chosen as an Austin American-Statesman Texas Social Media Award winner, an AWC (Association for Women in Communications) Clarion communications award winner, and the Gladys Whitney Hearst Outstanding Chapter Member for Women Communicators of Austin.

Thanks for visiting.

 

My Standard Bio - Short Version

Sheila Scarborough is a speaker, trainer, and writer specializing in tourism, travel, and social media. She co-founded Tourism Currents, offering online and in-person workshops and training in social media marketing for tourism, hospitality, and economic development.

She also co-founded and still writes for the award-winning Perceptive Travel Blog, is a PanelPicker Evaluator for SXSW – the South by Southwest conference – and serves on both the Engagement Committee for the Texas Downtown Association and the Entrepreneurship Council for the Round Rock TX Chamber of Commerce.

A U.S. Navy veteran and a Navy Master Training Specialist, Sheila is an NHRA drag racing fan because there’s one winner, one loser, and no whining.

My Standard Bio - Longer Version

Sheila Scarborough is a speaker, trainer, and writer specializing in tourism, travel, and social media. She’s written for many blogs and print publications and is also a certified Navy Master Training Specialist, with years of experience as an instructor.

She co-founded Tourism Currents, offering online and in-person workshops and training in social media marketing for tourism, hospitality, and economic development.

Winner of the Austin American-Statesman Texas Social Media Award and an AWC (Association for Women in Communications) Clarion award, Sheila trains and speaks regularly about social media to a variety of audiences including public relations and marketing professionals, tourism and economic development experts, Main Street organizations, and Chambers of Commerce.

Sheila also co-founded and still writes for the award-winning Perceptive Travel Blog, is a PanelPicker Evaluator for SXSW – the South by Southwest conference – and serves on both the Engagement Committee for the Texas Downtown Association and the Entrepreneurship Council for the Round Rock TX Chamber of Commerce.

A U.S. Navy veteran who is married with two children, Sheila is an NHRA drag racing fan because there’s one winner, one loser, and no whining. 

Contacting Me

**  My email is sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com.

Please do not add me to your email distribution list unless you ask first. I believe in double opt-in (and please have the required CAN-SPAM “Unsubscribe” link in your emails, while we’re at it. Thanks.)

I generally don’t do product or service reviews, and my personal participation in press trips/fam tours is limited.

The focus of this blog is stories and activity at the intersection of tourism, travel, technology and social media.  If your pitch doesn’t relate to that, I’m probably not interested. Thanks for your understanding.

More on pitching me, and my disclosure policy.

**  I’m @SheilaS on Twitter.  I also tweet with my business partner Leslie McLellan as @TourismCurrents.

For me, Twitter is for building relationships and sharing news/information/insights, so I’d prefer to be pitched via email rather than Twitter.

**  I am on Facebook and on LinkedIn, but I prefer to actually know you or at a minimum have at least a vague personal or professional connection before I connect back.  Please use the “personal note” or “message” option when you ask to connect, and refresh my memory about our connection.

For public interaction with me on Facebook, there’s the Tourism Currents Facebook Page.

Speaking

My speaking information, list of topics, previous speaking engagements, testimonials, and fees are on my Speaker page. Thanks very much for your interest!

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