Forrestall Consulting
"Finding the HUMANity in Social Media & Marketing"
Shanna Forrestall.jpg

Blog

A series of blogs by  Shanna Forrestall of Forrestall Consulting.  #sms4u #dontbeamonkey

Restoring Balance: Autism Recovery Documentary to Be Released in 2018

“I've seen many families suffer without this practical information, and after I’ve seen the difference first-hand behaviorally in children that have been treated medically, I am compelled to spread the good news about the tools that have helped them to live the dream of more independent lives” - Ryan Hetrick

 

Read the full press release from Restoring Balance about the project.  http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/03/prweb15375750.htm

Read More
Hope on the Spectrum

Autism and Recovery are two words we haven't heard put together till recently.  I'm excited to be working with an online community that is working to help parents of autistic children with up to date research and knowledge to help them find their family's path to "recovery."

Learn more about the amazing results they've seen over the past few years, and the documentary coming on out in 2018 to share the good news that recovery is possible. 

www.restoringbalanceautism.com

Read More
My Take on #MeToo

The whole #metoo phenomenon has been a triggering experience for many of us.  We lived through it, and then we had to re-live it through the countless stories of women and men across our nation who found the courage to speak.

Read More
Custom Content to Create Your Brand's Story

You've got a dream, and we want to help you reach it.  We've invested in the modern mobile gear and have the expertise to help you capture the digital content you need to tell the story of your brand.  www.forrestallconsulting.com

 

Read More
Tea Time with the Future

Yesterday I had tea with a lovely young man and his mother.  Patrick, who now works with me weekly on editing projects for the digital content work we do for clients, is a wonderful fella I've known for a few years now.  

He's a shining example of the kind of unique workers we can hire when we look outside the "norm."  I met Patrick through the AMVA (www.actorsforautism.org) program that takes young people just out of high school and teaches them practical film/production skills.  He's been a terrific asset and his intelligence, wit and work ethic continue to amaze me.

Read More
Hiring our "Challenged" Champions

When is the last time you hired someone with physical or mental challenges?  Did you know that there is an army of able and eager workers available to you, along with incentives to help subsidize the hire?    I'm currently working with a local organization as well - www.fvosolutions.com - to develop training programs to empower more of our "challenged" champions to work in social media/production. 

Read More
What Have You Done With Your Life - Musings by a Birthday Girl

"We are force-fed this mentality that we should have a massive audience, a large platform, a voice that ricochets across the nation with power and conviction, and yet we have not learned to stop, breathe, be grateful and simply LOVE moment by moment." - Shanna Forrestall, Forrestall Consulting

Read More
Ensuring Your Social Media Lives On (Updated)

Although a flurry of social media activity is happening around the globe daily, one important question may still not be answered for most users.

What happens to my social media when I’m gone?

With just a few minutes of preparation, you can ensure that your family or key loved ones have access to your photos, videos and social media “legacy” when you pass away.

Read More
Looking Through a New Lens for Disaster Relief

Photo courtesy of Texas Navy

...

We know that giving anything - time, money, resources and energy is a sacrifice for the average citizen, and yet they are the most likely to respond when called upon.  

My goal, and the goal of the forward thinking organizations and non profits I'm working with is to figure out how we can activate the most people to participate in recovery, and then make the most of their offerings?  

...

We must learn from the past and pay attention to the present so that we can ensure our future. 

Read More
Crowd Relief Starts with You & Me

I’ve been partnering with Rob Gaudet and Melissa Adair of Cajun Relief for awhile, but their new initiative Crowd Relief has me super excited!  I’m obviously a fan of the power of digital to “do good” and this is modern relief management at it’s finest.

Their new app allows supporters of disaster relief around the world to contribute to specific family needs in the wake of a disaster with the touch of a button....

 

Read More