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What Do You Do? A workshop focused on crafting YOUR story

So, what do you do?

We all hate this question! But why?

A few reasons: You worry that you'll be misunderstood, underestimated, or judged…that you'll come off as salesy or self-interested. Or that you'll just stumble over your words and bore everyone to death.

What if talking about what you do (or want to do) felt… easier, more authentic, less awkward?

You don't need a tagline or a canned pitch. The answer is to shift your perspective so that you can see, and communicate, your work in a way that people get.

Join WEN NNE and Terri Trespicio who will guide us in an experiential workshop centered on YOUR story.

During this workshop, you'll learn new ways to…

Tell your story

  • Quiet the internal critic
  • Discover new connections in your work—and new ways of talking about it
  • Reframe conversations so that they feel like invitations, rather than judgments
  • Feel more confident about what you have to share, to make conversations and networking easier and more fun

...Plus—have the opportunity to share your work and get live feedback!

Terri Trespicio is an award-winning writer, speaker, and brand advisor, and the author of Unfollow Your Passion: How to Create a Life that Matters to You, named one of the Best Feel Good Books of the year by the Washington Post. Her TEDx talk, "Stop Searching for Your Passion," has surpassed 7.5 million views, and Hubspot named her one of the "Top 18 female speakers who are killing it." Through her workshops and programs, Terri helps people who want to work with meaning and live with purpose to stop searching for their passion and start making things happen. An award-winning writer and keynote speaker, she's also former magazine editor at Martha Stewart, and her writing has been featured in Marie Claire, Jezebel, Business Insider, Oprah magazine, and others. She lives in New York City.

Participants in this workshop will also receive Terri's book Unfollow Your Passion: How to create a life that matters to you. Named one of the Best Feel-Good Books of 2021 by The Washington Post


4:00 PM - 4:05 PM
Intro to WEN NNE and Terri Trespicio
4:05 PM - 5:15 PM


  • Terri Trespicio

    Terri Trespicio

    Terri Trespicio is an award-winning writer, speaker, brand advisor, and author of Unfollow Your Passion: How to Create a Life that Matters to You (Atria/Simon & Schuster, December 2021). Her TEDx talk, "Stop Searching for Your Passion," has surpassed 7 million views, and she was named by Hubspot as one of the "Top 18 female speakers who are killing it" (she came in at #2—Oprah was #8), and one of the world's leading creatives by Creative Boom magazine.

    A former magazine editor and radio host at Martha Stewart, she has appeared on the Today Show, Dr. Oz, The Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show and The Anderson Cooper Show. Her work has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, Prevention, Business Insider,, and Certified in the Gateless method for capturing creative genius, she leads workshops and retreats all over the country to help professionals of all stripes take their stories and ideas from page to stage and beyond.

    An in-demand speaker who presents at conferences across the country, she was rated the #1 speaker at Barron’s Top Independent Women Advisors Summit and How Design Live. On the heels of her first TEDx talk, she was invited to give a second, “It’s About Time We Rethink Happily Ever After.” Terri is also a stand-up comic and has performed at famous Manhattan venues including Caroline’s, Dangerfield’s, Gotham, and New York Comedy Club, and was a quarter finalist in the She Devil Comedy Competition.

    Terri earned her BA in English from Boston College and a MFA in Creative Writing in 2002 from Emerson College, where her thesis, a collection of poetry, won the Graduate Dean Award. A finalist for the Iowa Award and Glimmer Train, her literary work has appeared in The Greensboro Review, New Millenium Writings, and The Baltimore Review, where she won first place in their 2016 creative nonfiction contest.

    Her book, Unfollow Your Passion: How to Create a Life that Matters to You, will be published in December 2021 by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster.

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WEN Members

WEN Member Cost

Standard Price $25
Non Member

Non Member

Standard Price $45