Lesley Dewar

Lesley Dewar

Children's Writer | Blogger | Social Media Strategist | Public Speaker | Networker | Forest Activist | Philanthropist |

Perth, Australia

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Lesley Dewar's Overview

  • Contributing columnist at Bruce Publishing
  • Networker, Researcher and Lobbyist at Environmental Activists

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Lesley Dewar's Summary

Lesley Dewar is the author of bright and breezy adventures at Stories My Nana Tells, where every story has a WOW moment to entrance and surprise her readers – mostly children who are 7-12 years old. Her internet skills open a doorway to her unique online world where kids say, "WOW, I didn't know that!"

A passionate storyteller and skilled researcher, she can tease out extraordinary facts to make things of ordinary life become an inspiration and wonder. Lesley regularly attends libraries, schools, and community events to read her stories to children and engage parents in the joy of sharing story telling with their kids – at the child’s level.

A published writer since 1980’s (as a financial planner), she now writes regularly for the printed media on business topics, lifestyle ideas and is a guest blogger on various websites.

She has an outstanding reputation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as a networker, a commentator on social media and an active campaigner for conservation issues.

With over forty years full time in business, Lesley is an experienced networker, small business owner, successful author and she shares her skills freely. She is a popular public speaker; and her first eBook “Networking To A Plan” is an international success amongst those who want to improve their networking skills and become the "go to" person in the room. She maintains an impeccable reputation for personal honesty and integrity.

Lesley Dewar is a recent (2013) survivor of surgery and chemotherapy for triple negative breast cancer. Because TNBC has no markers or hormone receptors for tracking it, should it reoccur, there is no medical preventative intervention available. Monitoring requires regular ultra-sounds, mammograms, blood tests, and CT scans to see if anything new shows up. Her approach to her cancer treatment is symbolic of her approach to life. As she says, "sail on, silver moon”. At this time, she is cancer free.

Lesley Dewar's Experience

Children's Storywriter

Stories My Nana Tells

Self-Employed; Myself Only; Online Media industry

October 2010Present (4 years 1 month)

Stories My Nana Tells: where every story has a WOW moment to entrance and surprise the readers, especially children who are 7-12 years old. Where the stories open one unique online world after another and make kids say, "WOW, I didn't know that!"

We know that it isn't always easy to get our kids to talk with us. The usual questions don't always generate scintillating conversation between a child and a parent, whether at home or over the phone. It becomes much easier to talk when you can share a new story especially written to engage the child's imagination.

Lesley Dewar is the author of these bright and breezy adventures at Stories My Nana Tells, where every story has a WOW moment to entrance and surprise her readers .

Stories My Nana Tells encourages reading and learning in a family environment. They are a fun way for parents and children to connect and discover new things; explore new ideas and encourage kids to be adventurous, inquisitive, and active.

We did our interview with Ben (age 10) through email and Skype. It’s easy to share stories with a child from anywhere in the world if you have access to the Internet. Stories My Nana Tells is a new and unique way for parents to open avenues of learning and sharing for their children.

Quote “Thank you, Lesley Dewar, for your passionate and generous interview with my son Ben for his school project on Australian Rainforests. You are delightful, informative, and so full of wonderful stories, and Ben is over the moon :) Debbie T ( N.S.W.)”

Stories My Nana Tells is a Family Membership site, where a new story is delivered every second week. Every Membership (which can be a whole family) gets a personal notification when the new story is available. A full year’s subscription is only AUD$99.90, paid through PayPal and a monthly offer of AUD$9.99 per month is available, too. Stories My Nana Tells is for the young and the young at heart.

Social Media Commentator & Public Speaker

Stories My Nana Tells

Self-Employed; Myself Only; Online Media industry

October 2010Present (4 years 1 month) Perth, Australia

Lesley Dewar is highly skilled in the use of Social Media for business and understands its value.
She writes regularly as a commentator on aspects of Social Media; she presents workshops for staff of SME’s who have little exposure to social media in the workforce and demonstrates ways in which staff can add value to their current productivity by the efficient use of electronic media.

Lesley is a skilled and experienced conference speaker and presents breakout sessions to enhance conference streams for attendees, which include integrating social media platforms and understanding their different genres.

Author of highly recommended book on Networking

Networking To A Plan

August 2010Present (4 years 3 months)

Recently published, this eBook has been reviewed and endorsed by major networkers as a great guide for those who need to enhance their networking skills. Including advice and strategic tips on Face-To-Face Networking, Using Twitter and marketing by email, "Networking To A Plan" is very valuable for old and new networkers, alike. Nothing to buy! Simply download your own copy from the website at http://www.networkingtoaplan.com

Contributing columnist

Bruce Publishing

October 2006Present (8 years 1 month) Mundaring, WA

A regular columnist for “Swan Magazine”, Lesley writes on lifestyle topics under the byline of “The Idler – The Idle Thoughts Of An Idle Mind”. She is adamant that the Editor, Douglas Sutherland-Bruce has a warped sense of humour, having created this heading, since she has the least idle mind you are likely to meet.

She also writes “Networking With Lesley”, a column focused on matters related to social media, business skills, business promotion and topics of current interest for business owners.

The short stories of The Idler often develop into a much bigger, detailed story for Stories My Nana Tells, her online Membership business, http://storiesmynanatells.com and Networking With Lesley articles are often published on the same website, in the category of Business Tips. They are very popular and will be collated and published on a CD in the near future.

Networker, Researcher and Lobbyist

Environmental Activists

1989Present (25 years)

With a wide support network, we actively canvass on environmental issues, participate in workgroups, research and disseminate credible information that has been well authenticated and lobby Governments for change. I write on environmental issues that are close to home and participate (from time to time) in local greening issues. I am truly aware of the Power of One. I am a financial subscriber to a range of organizations where I believe they can and do make a difference. I am passionate about restraining politicians from using public money to promote themselves. http://tinyurl.com/3eo778

Lesley Dewar's Languages

  • English

    (Full professional proficiency)

Lesley Dewar's Publications

  • Networking To A Plan

    • http://networkingtoaplan.com
    • October 2010
    Authors: Lesley Dewar

    Comprehensive and proven strategies for widening your network for profit and pleasure. Written by one of Australia's best networkers, this free eBook contains a wealth of advice and quick tips - including Twitter.

Lesley Dewar's Skills & Expertise

  1. Blogging
  2. Social Media
  3. Public Speaking
  4. Strategy
  5. Marketing
  6. Social Networking
  7. Small Business
  8. Business Development
  9. Management
  10. Business Strategy
  11. Publishing
  12. Fundraising
  13. Social Media Marketing
  14. Entrepreneurship
  15. Sales
  16. Online Marketing
  17. Books
  18. Writing
  19. Business Planning
  20. Research
  21. Leadership
  22. Creative Writer
  23. Public Relations
  24. Online Advertising
  25. Digital Marketing
  26. Strategic Planning
  27. Networking
  28. Storytelling
  29. English
  30. Educating Children
  31. Published Author
  32. Marketing Strategy
  33. Leadership Development
  34. Customer Service
  35. Workshop Presenter
  36. Observer
  37. Children's Books
  38. Workshops
  39. Homeschooling
  40. E-Learning
  41. Reading Comprehension
  42. Environmental Awareness
  43. Inspiring People
  44. Lobbying
  45. Email Marketing
  46. Start-ups
  47. Creative Writing

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