Leveling Up - Business Marketing Tips, Tricks, & Techniques w/ Orlando & Taran

April 25, 2019, 6 p.m.

About this event

We get it. Being your own boss is hard. Everywhere you turn you’re being told to build a website, make a logo, optimize your SEO, develop an app, create a chatbot, write a press release - the list goes on and on.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to know what you really need and why?

Welcome to Fiverr’s ‘Leveling Up’ workshop series. Here you’ll learn about the skills that matter most from doers just like you. You have the questions, and we’ve got the answers.

Join us from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on April 25th in Tampa to learn marketing tips, tricks, and techniques to boost your business. You’ll hear from published author and career growth advocate, Orlando Haynes, as well as entrepreneur and business leader, Taran Hercules, about how effective marketing can stimulate business growth and solidify your brand identity.

About the Speakers:

Orlando Haynes: Orlando is a native of New York City and a proud veteran, having served in the United States Navy and Army National Guard from (1992-2000). During his tenure in the military, Orlando had the distinct honor of traveling the world. Some notable destinations were Africa, Australia, Dubai, and Singapore. Being exposed to several international cultures was an eye-opening experience for a young African American male from the streets of Harlem.

After receiving two honorable discharges, Orlando began his professional career in sales for three years before turning his attention to recruiting. In 2003 he joined the team at the Staffing Agency in Manhattan, NY. Orlando has worked with an array of professional disciplines from Administrative to Engineering, Finance and Accounting, Medical, and non-for profit. He has been able to provide this expertise in New York, Las Vegas, and now Tampa, FL.

With a career spanning over 15 years in corporate America, including Corporate and Agency recruiting, Orlando has a unique and well-rounded perspective on how recruiters think and what hiring managers look for. He has held several leadership roles throughout his career. From Account Manager, Branch Manager, U.S. Recruiting Manager and most recently a Sr. Team Lead for a Leading Global Fortune 100 company.

Orlando is passionate about taking individuals from the job seeker to the sought after and has helped guide, coach, and develop over a thousand job seekers towards interview success. He provides real insight and information from the eyes of an active recruiter using several platforms. Orlando is a published author and speaker for all things career development. He continues to charge ahead one speech, one podcast, one post and one book at a time to educate and equip job seekers towards achieving their career goals.

Orlando is most proud of being a husband to his beautiful and incredible powerhouse wife, Terika Haynes. He is a man of the Apostolic faith and lifestyle, and a dad to five beautiful and intelligent daughters.

Taran Hercules: At the crosshairs of Taran's experiences [award-winning entrepreneur, agency managing director, global marketer, digital strategist, project manager, and consultant] is her passion to deliver high-quality, human-centered experiences through elevating customer journeys and mapping efficient workflows. Taran believes having the ability to empathize and adapt while maintaining focus on strategic targets is vital to operational excellence and leads to genuine engagement.

Guided by empathy, Taran is a perceptive collaborator and ambitious visionary; leveraging both hard and soft skills to build strategic partnerships, outline fiscally-sound processes, initiate creative solutions, organize and lead cross-functional teams, and roll up her sleeves to get the job done within small, medium, and Fortune 100 companies in order to effectively produce meaningful on and offline experiences.

Throughout her career, Taran has been solicited for local and national speaking engagements and consulting sessions; she has also received multiple awards for her creative successes and entrepreneurial vigor, including 30 Under 30, Top Young Entrepreneur, and the annual Young Alumni Award from her alma mater, Webster University.


April 25, 2019
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Compton Park Community Center
16101 Compton Drive Tampa, 33607


Orlando Haynes

Orlando Haynes


Career Growth Advocate
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Taran Hercules

Taran Hercules

Strategist, Marketer, Collaborator and Entrepreneur

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