JULIE SILVER TALENFELD is the President of BoardroomPR, which she founded in 1989. Her public relations, advertising, and social media skills have evolved with – often ahead of – a changing marketing and communications landscape. As the president of one of the largest independent PR firms in the state she can also claim that BoardroomPR is one of the largest public relations firms in South Florida. Julie is a student of her art and a journalist at heart. She is a former CNN associate producer and the daughter of a CBS News national correspondent. Julie earned the distinguished Alumni of Distinction Award from her alma mater, the University of Florida: College of Journalism and Communications. Her pedigree provides an unparalleled news sense that translates to national and international media coverage to clients across many industries. She’s seen as a staunch brand ambassador for her clients and a well-connected source of invaluable business introductions. She also has launched and operates three unique Facebook pages, delivering heightened coverage for clients in the legal and real estate industries and as the de facto “mayor” of Plantation, Fla. Respected among her clients, peers and the community alike, Julie was named by the South Florida Business Journal as among its Most Influential Business Women and BoardroomPR has been named to the paper’s Top 25 Corporate Giving and Top 25 Largest Women-Owned Businesses lists. A dedicated mother and philanthropist, Julie received the prestigious JAFCO Woman of Valor Award and Jacob’s Ladder Award for community advocacy, as well as Legal Aid’s Advocacy Award. She and her husband Howard were named Community Champions by Deliver the Dream and one of South Florida’s Leading Couples by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
What do you love most about Your City?
I love the beautiful parks, the foliage and the people. I run a Facebook group with over 10,000 people called Plantation Nation: News & Views About Our City. We are engaged, have our city’s and residents’ best interest at heart and work to improve the city we live in.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
You can never go wrong with Challah French toast. The Original Pancake House is right in the heart of Plantation. It’s a must visit.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – I love the news, so watching CNN and reading the New York Times. I am an early riser and I always tune in to the news to see what’s going on.
10:00 AM – My day is in full swing. By now, I am checking social media, and sharing news to my Facebook groups including Legal Eagle South Florida, Legal Eagle Central Florida, and Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Developments.
12:00 PM – Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal? For lunch
J. Alexander’s has the best fries and carrot cake. Vienna Café and Vignetos are also my favorites.
7:00 PM – I have to catch up on any news that’s developing, so most likely, I’ll be watching CNN and the Nightly Business Report.
11:00 PM – I’m back watching the late local news and checking all my Facebook groups.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
I love a good iced tea and a chai tea latte. I can have about six per day. No one gives me coffee, I already move faster than most. I like to say I don’t need caffeine, I am a caffeine dream.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
My New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post apps keep me up-to-date and deliver my news as soon as it breaks. I like to stay in the know.
I love Instagram accounts that showcase what’s happening in The Rocky Mountains and Aspen. I want to be able to see the beauty when I’m not there.
What should everyone try at least once?
Jeopardy. I like playing and seeing who can think on their feet. It’s a gamble.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
Definitely Maroon Bells in Colorado. It’s breathtaking.