Virtual Newsmakers is a webcast that is hosted on YouTube. The format of the show has been recalculated from its original programming, but there is some continuity in its content. Future shows will bridge people and global communities about living a purpose-filled life from your own back yard. The show is celebrating community volunteers and leaders, community development, and those who are creating real change with boots on the ground.

The original focus of Virtual Newsmakers was to feature everyday people who were bridging traditional and digital communications and empowering human communications through technology – people who using technology to tell great stories.

Virtual Newsmakers is not like most news shows. The goal is to give people something worth listening to and provide immediate and insightful tips they can take away and implement into their business or lives that will make a difference.

For more information and to connect with the show:

Email: virtualnewsmakers@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VirtualNewsShow

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/VirtualNewsmakers

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/virtualnewsmakers/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VirtualNewsmakers

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/virtualnews/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/virtual-newsmakers/id766097442

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/virtual-newsmakers

The show’s hosts are:


cynthia k. seymour

In 2008, Cynthia founded a social media consulting and marketing agency, SeymourResults.com. After 12 years of sales and marketing, she jumped into the social media scene while developing teams during political campaign management and local lobbying. Today, she helps small businesses and busy professionals get up to speed with the latest trends in online marketing and social media skills. Her global team includes affiliations with graphic designers, creative web designers, and WordPress developers. She helps businesses develop the perfect social media strategy, create an online presence, attract new clients, and keep tabs on their existing business. In addition to coaching and strategy, she also teaches a graduate level course with Academy of Art University in the New Media and Web Design Department.


debbie elicksen

She is a content creator, out-of-the-box thinker, and has the ability to come up with creative, cool ideas organizations can use to engage their followers and help build their audience. Communications, writing, editing, publishing, interactive media, and marketing have been the mainstay of her business for the past several years. She has over 20 years of direct media experience, including working in television and Internet media, print, and radio. She spent several years working in both amateur and professional sports: as a professional sports writer covering the National Hockey League for over 20 years for several publications and sports services, including NBCSports.com. She was the first woman to ever headman a football conference in Canada (Prairie Football Conference), was PR Director for the Edmonton Trappers Baseball Club, and was a volunteer media liaison with the Hockey Committee during the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, and writes for the Hockey Canada Alumni Association.