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Erik Deckers

Erik Deckers, blogger, author, speaker.


Erik Deckers is the owner and president for Pro Blog Service in Indianapolis. He co-authored No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide to Social Media Marketing (Pearson, 2011) and Branding Yourself: Using Social Media to Invent or Reinvent Yourself (Pearson, 2010). He also helped write Twitter Marketing for Dummies (Wiley 2009).

Erik has been blogging since 1997, and has been a published writer for more than 24 years. He has been a newspaper humor columnist since 1995, and is published in 10 newspapers around Indiana. Erik frequently speaks about blogging and social media for personal branding and corporate recruiting. He was the Spring 2016 writer-in-residence at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, FL.

Erik Deckers's Background

Erik Deckers's Experience

Owner, President at Pro Blog Service

2009 - Present

Public Speaker at Professional Blog Service

January 2006

Professional public speaker for conferences, expos, and keynote speeches. Speak about blogging and social media for businesses, nonprofits, arts organizations, and crisis communication.

Humor Columnist at Laughing Stalk syndicate

I've written a weekly humor column for 10 newspapers throughout Indiana, plus The American Reporter (American-Reporter.com) since 1994, and have never missed a deadline. Reprints of my columns are available at ErikDeckers.com.

Author, "Branding Yourself" & "No Bullshit Social Media" at Pearson Education

December 2010 - November 2011

Co-authored two books, which were published by Que Biz-Tech, an imprint of Pearson: "Branding Yourself: How to Use Social Media to Invent or Reinvent Yourself," and "No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide to Social Media Marketing."

Travel Writer at Visit Indiana

May 2009 - October 2011

Write several monthly blog posts about travel and tourism destinations around Indiana. I visit different locations, and write about different aspects of my visit, including hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, and the community.

Director of Sales and Marketing at VisionDirect

August 2007 - December 2008

Risk Communication Director at Indiana State Department of Health

May 2006 - August 2007

Director of Sales and Marketing at GW Micro, Inc.

May 2004 - August 2005

GW Micro makes computer software, Window-Eyes, for people who are blind or visually impaired. ? Improved market share of new sales by 25% in one year. ? Introduced new, Korean-made Braille PDA, Braille Sense, to US market. ? Created one of the first ever Lease-to-Own programs for consumer software. ? State of Kentucky switched their entire Rehabilitation Services purchasing to Window-Eyes.

Director of Marketing at WE International

February 1994 - May 2004

Erik Deckers's Education

Ball State University

1992 – 1993

Speech Communication graduate coursework


Ball State University

1989 – 1990

College Student Personnel Administration


Ball State University

1985 – 1989

Philosophy


Erik Deckers's Interests & Activities

Blogging, public speaking, humor writing, travel writing, audio theater

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