I grew up in a New Jersey suburb where, for the first seven years of my life, I spoke only Spanish. There weren’t many people beyond my immediate family I could communicate with. And it wasn’t until the first grade I could form words my friends actually understood.
I remember as a kid sitting with my father reading stories to him from the local newspaper. My father spoke no English. So at the age of 8, I became his translator.
Years later, I graduated with a degree in journalism from Rutgers University and landed a job writing for the very same newspaper I spent hours reading to my father.
It was one of my proudest moments.
I broke stories, won awards and met tons of people. Years later, I transferred to corporate America where I used my communication skills to drive hundreds of thousands in revenue for multi-national companies.
Brenda Barbosa uses the timeless art of storytelling to help speakers, consultants, business owners and online entrepreneurs find and craft unforgettable copy that turns lookers into buyers and buyers into loyal fans – in less time and with less frustration.
She is the founder and CEO of BrendaBarbosa.com, an online source for persuasive copy, compelling narrative and clear, concise messaging.
As an award-winning writer and journalist with a career spanning nearly two decades, Brenda knows a thing or two about weaving words together in ways that are interesting, informative, relevant and real.
Known as the Storytelling Slickster™ in some parts, Brenda will do almost anything for a good story. She's interviewed drug dealers in cemeteries and jumped out of an airplane to document an 80-year-old's lifelong dream of skydiving – all that despite a crippling fear of heights and dead people.