Hello I’m Positive Family!
My name is William Bessette and I am extremely proud to introduce myself to you as the New Media Manager handling all things content related for our fantastic organization. It is an honor to be selected to serve a group as admirable as I’m Positive.
Part of this new relationship involves me properly introducing myself to you and I am happy to do so. Though I currently live in Washington State, I was born and raised in Las Vegas and am a recent transplant to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. My two years here so far has included an amazing array of waterfalls, beaches, mountains, and rivers. The beatific splendor of this part of the country is quite something to behold.
I spend my personal time reading, writing, hiking, spending time with my partner and enjoying all of the wonders our home has to offer. If there is a corny joke, chances are I am telling it. If there is a beat, chances are I am dancing to it. And if there is a worthy cause, chances are I am working for it. I get a great sense of accomplishment knowing my work serves a purpose and helps others; I am grateful to know that my new role within I’m Positive does just that.
My professional experience includes over nine years of print and digital writing and editing. Six of those years were spent in print media, as a monthly contributor to QVegas Magazine. While writing for them I had the unique pleasure of interviewing countless celebrities, politicians and people of local interest. I covered trade shows, strip shows, movies, conventions and more, with over 40 published articles to my name.
With the introduction of the internet and all things digital, I moved my business to the web and currently work from home writing and editing web content for multiple clients. My current assignments are wide-ranging and I have come to master the art of adaptive writing and search engine optimization. Being able to have what I call a “chameleon’s tone of voice” is crucial to satisfying a diverse group of clients. I fully plan on tapping the skills I have learned within my own business to enhance I’m Positive.
My purpose within this organization will be two-fold:
First, being able to articulate needs in a compelling way that stirs a call to action is what a non-profit organization is all about. I fully intend to utilize the full breadth of my experience to provide the highest level of useful writing and editing; work that I hope will spur those out there that haven’t yet gotten involved to immediately do so.
Second, helping to provide a useful vision and strategic long-term direction alleviates the stress of setting things up for future growth. It is my intent to provide a creative, but logical strategy that helps to properly propel I’m Positive into a bright future. I am always open to feedback and hope that you, the valuable supporters of this fantastic organization, leave thoughts, comments or suggestions on any blog posts that we produce. I cannot stress enough how necessary reader feedback is and I certainly hope that you provide us with plenty of it.
Our mission is a crucial one. The scourge of HIV and AIDS has spread across this planet like wildfire and there are never enough resources to properly combat it. As compassionate humans who place an emphasis on quality of life we all wish we could do more, and there is certainly more that we can do. It is my sincerest hope that I can help in this endeavor.
In closing I would like to again reiterate how truly privileged I feel to be given this opportunity. I’m Positive is a fantastic organization with much to offer the community. Under the guidance of Thomas’ leadership and with your help, I will promise to uphold the standards of the organization, produce useful and compelling content, and assist in plotting a strategy that helps take this venerable organization to the next level.
Thank you so much for this opportunity and I look forward to working with each and every one of you!
New Media Manager
Office: 888-799-9355 ext. 6005