Deborah Patterson
  • Knoxville, TN
  • United States
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How did you find EOK?
Referred by a friend
Who are you? (family, school, work, hobbies, interests, dreams)
I focus on digital media and technology management for mission-based organizations. I'm a PMI-certified project manager with solid experience in technical writing, market research, competitive intelligence, and open source development. I'm interested in hybrid business models that are both profitable and sustainable.

Knoxville is my hometown, and I have also lived in Chicago, Washington, DC and western North Carolina. In college, I majored in art and psychology, and I have graduate degrees in business administration and social service. I enjoy the arts, volunteering, reading, and gardening.
What do you want from EOK? What are the top 3 items you need help with now?
1) Networking with like-minded business people

2) Constructive feedback for refining business model

3) Supportive environment for improving my presentation skills
How has EOK helped you?
Just happy to be here!

Deborah Patterson's Blog

Telling Stories Around the Campfire

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 12:22pm 0 Comments

Ever wonder why storytelling is more fun around a campfire? It’s because the darkness outside the circle makes the story more compelling. As we listen, the storyteller leads our imaginations to the dark, predatory forest that surrounds us. We’re glad to be inside of the circle, because it’s scary out there. In other words, great stories help us see the forest

in its totality.

From a marketing perspective, stories convey the value of your offering with authenticity and emotion.…


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At 9:29am on April 18, 2011, Karen Sprinkle said…
Welcome to EOK Deborah!


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