This blogger built a soul food empire with just one pot!


Shaunda is a podcastercookbook author, food & lifestyle blogger, and self-professed online SEO geek!

She’s available for hire for panels, keynote presentations, cooking demonstrations, corporate workshops, and more.  

Shaunda Necole Speaking - Expert Topics

Shaunda’s most popular speaker topics include:

How this blogger built a soul food empire with just one pot!

Confused by SEO? Shaunda Necole is a #1 Google blogger who demystifies SEO and explains what you need to know to get started. Wave goodbye to outdated website ideas, SEO strategies, and Google algorithm woes – and say hello to building an online business you love!

Speed up traditional Southern soul food recipes with modern kitchen appliances

Many of grandma’s dishes meant spending hours in the kitchen. But not anymore! There are tricks to speeding up the preparation and cooking time of beloved traditional foods. Shaunda shares classic recipes adapted for more efficiency for busy amateur chefs.

Spice blends & proper seasoning techniques

Go beyond salt & pepper with soul food! Flavor, seasoning, and spices. Home chefs often get tripped up on how to season ingredients, from vegetables to fried chicken, so Shaunda has tips to demystify the process. Learn specific “secret ingredients” that’ll set your recipes apart!

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Why Hire Shaunda To Speak At Your Next Event?

Is your audience ready to build their very own online empire?
Then you won’t find anyone more creative and entertaining than Shaunda Necole to teach Google and SEO marketing strategies!

In just 2 years, recipe creator Shaunda Necole built her blog, The Soul Food Pot, into Google’s #1 Southern soul food site!

She reimagines iconic African American recipes via modern kitchen appliances, often shortening the time to prepare beloved traditional dishes. She demystifies the seasoning tricks to help amateur chefs feel more comfortable with this critical part of soul food cuisine, and she wants to make cooking her heritage’s favorite dishes easier and that much more soulful.

In a story, Shaunda will share how she grew her audience with SEO to achieve top search spots for beloved dishes like soul food banana pudding, Instant Pot fried chicken, as well as have her family’s sweet potato pie recipe go viral—she’s now trademarked it as the official “Black Folk’s sweet potato pie” recipe!

The fun part about the presentation? Shaunda believes her success is possible for everyone, whether you’re just getting started or already more seasoned (pun intended)!

“Shaunda Necole is an influencer and social media guru. Thank you (Shaunda) for your time, inspiration and knowledge with the program you made for ESP Salon Sales.”
Levi Cox
Hairstylist & Business Owner, Catwalk Salon & Spa
“THANK YOU Shaunda Necole for an incredible day!! Your passion, knowledge & energy were contagious. I learnt so much and loved the day with you! And thank you for setting us up for success.”
Candice Banda
Hairstylist & Business Owner, Affinity Hair Salon
Events Featuring Shaunda Necole & The Soul Food Pot

Events featuring Shaunda:

  • Vegas Influencer Oasis 2024
  • Heiniekin USA Lunch & Learn 2023
  • International Food Blogger Conference – El Paso, TX 2022
  • TripleLift Chat n Chew 2022
  • Rebel Boss Summit 2022
  • Impacting Millions Live 2021
  • Business Builders Summit 2021
  • Black Bloggers Pinterest SEO Workshop
  • Henkel Beauty Partners, Toronto Canada
  • ESP Salon Sales Business Drivers’ Conference, Las Vegas
  • The Art Institute Of Virginia Beach
  • Carnival Cruise Bloggers Mastermind Retreat (Western Caribbean)
  • Women Doing Business At The Beach
  • Best Of VA Beach: Instagram For Hair Stylists
  • Old Dominion University Women’s Business Center
  • Women’s EmpowHerment Conference
“You may have heard the saying “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” It must have been written for Shaunda because not only does she shine in any crowd, but she is amazing at teaching others how to shine in their chosen markets as well!”
Kathy Eckhardt
Personal Power Coach to Remarkable Women
“Shaunda is someone that knows the steps she took to succeed at a particular goal. She is also able to share and empower others to do the same, while customizing to their particular needs. She is part strategist, part thought provoker, and part cheerleader. Thank you Shaunda for knowing what works!”
Jane Pryor
Hair Stylist & Business Owner, Hair We Are Salon
Shaunda Necole Instagram & Pinterest Strategist
Shaunda Necole Las Vegas Speaker & Social Media Growth Expert

Praise for Shaunda

“The importance of consistency…Shaunda breaks down the steps she takes to get in front of the people who need to hear from her.”
Cheryl Tan
Media Consultant, Cheryl Tan Media
“Shaunda contributes her unique standout style to inspire others…and her social butterfly marketing approach.”
Dori DeCarlo
Founder, The Word of Mom Media Network
“Such a pleasure!! Thanks for the amazing class! You (Shaunda) are so inspiring!”
Alyssa Stoesz
Hairstylist, Sandals Day Spa & Hair Salon
“Shaunda was fantastic to listen to. Really enjoyed her work shop!! ❤️”
Violet Salon & Spa
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Cooking Demonstrations With Shaunda & The Soul Food Pot

Shaunda is Rated 5 out of 5 Stars!

Cooking Demonstrations With Shaunda Necole & The Soul Food Pot

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Ready to book Shaunda for your next event? Eve said it best, “You NEED her!”
Eve Karat
Hairstylist & Business Owner, 53 Karat