Eddie Francis

Leadershipaholic • Award-Winning Mass Media Pro • HBCU and Black Greek Advocate • Talent Acquisition Professional

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Biography

Known for his energy, humor, audience interaction, and authenticity, Eddie Francis leverages over 30 combined years’ experience in mass media, public relations, marketing, and career development to inspire audiences. His combination of skillshas led to his passion for speaking about personal and business branding. Also an advocate for Historically Black Colleges and Universities as well as Black Greek life, Eddie has spoken to over a quarter of a million people in 28 states. The mostnotable of Eddie's accomplishments cameduring his tenure as a public relations director. In 2011

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Testimonials
The (Greek life program) really helped our NPHC members to truly examine the challenges facing their organizations and to discover that the solution to these challenges lies no further away than a constant dedication to each organization’s guiding principles. I am excited for the future of our NPHC members and I can’t wait to see the impact they will make with the valuable lessons learned through this presentation.- Kyle Gallagher, Assistant Director for Student Engagement, Southeastern Louisiana University

The (Greek life program) was not only beneficial to those involved in BGLOs, but it was an inspiration to those aspiring to be Greek and taking on leadership roles.

- Christina Mason, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Paul Quinn College

Eddie is a very innovative and creative individual. I would highly recommend Eddie for any project, event, or company that is looking for added insight and creative edge.

- Frank Simmons, Jr., Chief Inspirational Officer, Frankly Speaking Seminars

Eddie came in and provided us with his own perspective. I also liked the fact that he is a job recruiter. I think the advice that he provided was valuable and credible.

- A. Jones, Member, Delta Sigma Theta, University of Texas at Arlington

Eddie’s social media presentation is a must for any student organization. Our students were thoroughly engaged, entertained and informed.

- Kiki Baker Barnes, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Dillard University
SPEECH TOPICS
  • “Lectures to Livelihood” • Effective Organizational Branding • HBCU Advocacy “Lectures to Livelihood” helps college student leaders enhance their leadership skills through the lens of career preparation. The program also includes a Greek life version to help college Greeks understand the career value of the skills they are learning in their fraternities and sororities. Past hosts include: Texas Christian Univ., Southeastern Louisiana Univ., the Univ. of North Alabama, Southern Methodist Univ., Wiley College, and Univ. of Louisiana-Lafayette.For companies and organizations, Eddie also leverages his public relations and marketing experience to provide insight about effective branding practices. Past hosts include the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association as well as the Collin County Black Chamber of Commerce.

  • TMI: From #EpicFail to Career Success Provides tips for successful social media management from the world of job recruitment. Previous hosts include the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference and Dillard Univ.

  • HBCU Advocacy from the PR Desk Addresses the importance of Historically Black College and Universities with compelling stories of Eddie's trials, tribulations, and victories as a PR director at two HBCUs.

  • Non-Profit Growth: Where PR and Fundraising Intersect Explores the symbiotic relationship that PR and development departments should have at non-profits and educational institutions.

  • Leadership Lessons from Over 25 Years of Mass Communication Shares leadership lessons learned from behind the microphone to behind executive leadership.

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