President & Online Communications Specialist
Julia holds both a creative “big picture” vision, but also understands the technical process required to implement the details of an effective online communications and branding strategy for your business. This ability to blend creative and technical capabilities has made her stand out as a leader in her market. Her skills include over 25 years in marketing and communications, web design, content writing, and the psychology behind sales and customer engagement. Julia has successfully adapted these skills to help her clients improve their communications and benefit from the reward of greater referrals and stronger, long-term client relationships!
After 16 years in corporate and agency environments; Julia launched her own firm in 2002 focused at supporting business owners adapt to digital communications. While her firm, Golden Services Group, is focused on serving the business community, her other endeavors include collaborating with St. Charles Community College to teach Content Management Systems and Online Marketing courses and sponsoring non-profit redevelopment projects for students through the GSG Non-Profit Website Project. She has also become active in the WordPress community as an advocate to implement stronger security features and bring awareness to liabilities that developers face and educate them on actions they should take to protect themselves as they face greater threats that can impact their business as risks from cyber security continue to increase.
Julia is an entertaining keynote speaker, educating audiences on topics including best practices for digital marketing, communications and reducing liabilities in areas of technology. She is frequently involved in panel discussions, workshops, mastermind groups and invited to speak at local business networking events and industry sponsored training seminars. She also works with schools, home-school organizations, colleges and universities as a guest speaker to support their lessons and collaborate on projects to help expand students’ interest in computer science careers.
She holds an Associate Degree in Administrative Office Management from St. Louis Community College. Based on the impact technology began to have in the marketing field, while working she took the initiative to learn HTML, CSS and PHP on her own. She also credits her creator for the continual opportunity to work side-by-side with gifted professionals who provide a daily classroom to learn and continue to expand on her knowledge.
She is a youngest of four children and married to her high-school sweetheart, Deron who works in the financial field. Together they have two daughters finishing college and four rescue cats. When not working, Deron and Julia enjoy spending time exploring new places and giving back to their community.
Popular Presentations Include
- Communication Science: The Art of Building Relationships in a Digital World (15 min – Keynote Workshop)
In over 25 years we have found that the common place where business fail is truly understanding effective communications. Many businesses are turning more customers away than creating engagement simply by not thinking through their communication strategy. With a 3-5 second window to capture interest; you have to have an effective plan in place to execute and an outlined plan to adapt on the fly. This conversation highlights the critical steps in creating an effective communication strategy and how best to use digital tools to measure your results. (Target Audience: Businesses of all Sizes & Industries )
- Your Website: Your New Digital Employee (20 min – 1 hr)
Websites have changed dramatically over the past several years. Not only the technology of how they are developed has changed creating the demand for mobile flexibility; but how they are being used by your potential customers has also changed. The new technical generation demands more information about you and your business and without you providing that information in an easy-to-navigate manner you’re setting yourself up for failure. In this conversation, we invite you to view your website as an employee for your business and give you critical training on presentation, security, accessibility, and engagement.
(Target Audience: Businesses of all Sizes & Industries )
- Marketing in a Multi-Generational Market (1 – 2 hrs)
Today’s market contains several generations spanning from Traditionalist to Generation Z. This range can easily create gaps in your communications causing you to isolate today’s customer while excluding potential others. In this conversation we explore the varied generational characteristics and how they traditionally receive information. We also identify strategies to help you bridge your communication gaps and leverage multi-generational referrals for your products or services. (Target Audience: Businesses of all Sizes & Industries )
- Facing The Facts: Cyber Risks Targeting Small Businesses and Simple Solutions to Protect Them (20 min – 1 hr)
2016 studies reveal that as many as 70% of cyber attacks target Small Businesses (SMB). It is estimated that 60% of those hacked SMB’s can’t recover from attacks and go out of business only after 6 months. These cyber attacks on the SBM’s are the greatest loop-hole targeting bigger attacks on national security. In this adaptable conversation we will highlight the top concerns targeting the small business community and provide specific actions they should take to protect their business from closure and participate in a solution for national security. (Target Audience: Small Business Owners of all Industries)
- Tips to Identify Trustworthy Technology Partners (20 minutes)
Technology partners are a key resource for small business owners. They rely heavily on them specifically for website management and online marketing solutions. Unfortunately, with an industry full of cyber criminals, how do you know if you’re working with someone you can trust? In this session, we look at some of the more common SCAMS facing small business owners seeking web design or online marketing services and prepare you with specific questions to ask to help you gather the facts you need to make a good decision for your business. (Target Audience: Businesses of all Sizes & Industries)
- Small Business Cyber Security Panel (1 hr)
This one session brings together four professionals to speak on Cyber Security and the impact they see it having upon the small business community. Panelists include a Internet Safety Specialist, an IT / Network Professional; a Lawyer and Insurance Agent who have conversations with business owners addressing key cyber risks that target small businesses. A variety of questions will be asked of the panel and they will address the question from the their professional expertise. The last 20-30 minutes will be opened up to the audience to ask specific questions related to their business or industry. (Target Audience: Businesses of all Sizes & Industries)
Please note, these topics can be customized to speak directly to your employees or industry.
Panel Conversation on Cyber Security with Paul Gilzow and Emanuel Costa at WordCamp 2017
SSL Security Presentation at WordCamp 2017
Community Outreach Program: GSG Non-Profit Website Project
DOWNLOAD: Julia Eudy – Speaker Sheet
Cyber Security Facts & Interview Question Ideas Available Upon Request