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Experience

Ms. Natasha L. Rogers is a proven results-driven leader. The solopreneur, educator, and public relations professional is the founder and owner of twelve21, a public relations boutique established in Birmingham, Alabama, and serves as a communications instructor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Lawson State Community College. Before these engagements, Natasha successfully launched and served as the executive director of the Negro Southern League Museum, where under her tenure, the museum won Best Museum by Birmingham Magazine. Preceding that appointment through the City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office, Natasha completed a parallel task with Railroad Park Foundation serving as director of events, creating and implementing one of the park’s most successful and longest-running programs, Get Healthy on the Railroad.
Ms. Rogers’ natural abilities and skills sharpened during her broadcast journalism career. She began with two network internships with CNN Newsource Sales in Atlanta, Georgia, and NBC in New York, New York, where she served as an NBC Page. Later, she secured multiple roles in newsrooms throughout the Southeast, from associate producer, general assignment reporter to assignment editor.
The Selma/Birmingham, Alabama native, increased her understanding of communication by earning a Master of Arts degree in Communication Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Natasha finished Summa Cum Laude and became a member of the Phi Kappa Honor Society.
When Natasha is not guiding her clients or students, she is an active member of the Kiwanis Club of BirminghamThe Women’s Network, and Alabama Public Relations Society of America. She also serves on the Members Council for Leadership Birmingham and is a member of the Leadership Council for the Girls and Boys Club of Central Alabama, and is a member of the Penny Foundation Board of Directors. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Ms. Rogers’ efforts and service have not gone unnoticed. Natasha was named Power 50 by Birmingham Magazine and Top 40 Under 40 by the Birmingham Business Journal. Who’s Who in Black Alabama featured Natasha as an Outstanding Young Professional, and Natasha received the Wonderful Outstanding Women Award by the Metro National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama also recognized her as a role model.
When Natasha is not pursuing her professional or philanthropic endeavors, you can find her actively seeking small roles on the movie screen locally and regionally.

Are you in need of a creative, energetic, and audience-centered rhetorician who enjoys connecting and sharing their professional and personal experiences to enhance others? If so, look no further than our founder and owner of twelve21. It is Edutainment at its best!

Speaking Topics

COmmunications

With over 15 years of educational and professional experience, Natasha is available to cover a wide array of topics across the communication spectrum. For specific topic requests, please email natasha@twelve21team.com.

“Natasha was absolutely amazing! She poured so much energy and knowledge into our team that I am quite sure they will carry the lessons learned throughout their service and lives. This was by far the best presentation of the year!”

Ty Jackson, Program Manager of AmeriCorps YWCA Central Alabama
Topic: Assertive Communication

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The Women of the Negro League. Baseball Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.

When you think about the role women played in the Negro League your mind may lead you to think about auxiliary or support services. However, as former Birmingham Negro Southern League Museum Executive Director Natasha Rogers explains, women did more than just backed the men, they were true powerhouses of the game on and off the field. Book today and learn more.

“Natasha knocked it out of the park! Her presentation was informative and very well constructed. Whether you are a baseball enthusiast or novice, you will enjoy learning about the women of Negro League baseball. This presentation is perfect for social and civic organizational meetings.

Chandrel Wright-Richardson
Executive Director, The Harbert Center

Training and Development

Media Relations

The Simple ABC’s of Media Relations is a one-day training course designed to provide you with an overview of the public relations component know as Media Relations. During this training course, participants will learn how to establish and cultivate relationships with the media, construct effective press releases and pitches, deliver informative and impactful interviews, and create and execute special events. Mastering these skills will help you reach you reach your desired outcomes.

Presentation Skills Training

According to the 1977 Book of Lists, public speaking ranked number one as one of the 14 Worst Human Fears, outranking death.

twelve21 can help you and your team master the art of public speaking. Gain confidence, credibility, and the knowledge you need to become an effective public speaker.

Group and one-on-one training sessions are available.

Event Management

A great way to increase your brand awareness, recruit and retain clients, and improve your company’s culture is by giving your key stakeholders an experience.

Invest and learn the tools and techniques you need to create and execute a successful event. Whether you are planning a luncheon, private reception, or a fundraising gala, twelve21 can teach you the tools you and your team need to bring your concepts to reality.

Talent

Moderator

Get the most out of your program guest speakers by pairing them with an experienced moderator. Approve twelve21 to research and serve as a bridge between your organization and special guests, and we will deliver an informative, timely audience-centered program your guests will enjoy.

The Power of Education

“The most informative, organized and creative fireside chat that I have ever experienced…either live or on television.”

Larry Thornton, President of Thornton Enterprises, Inc.

President Kiwanis Club of Birmingham 2020-2021

Reporter

An effective way to brand your company, market your product or service, and communicate your message is creating content and publishing it on your owned media channels. twelve21 is here to deliver that message on your behalf. From training and promotional videos to important information, we can frame and produce engaging content, ensuring accuracy, clarity, and credibility.

Mistress of Ceremonies

Now that you’ve booked the event venue, selected the menu and mailed out the invitations, now it’s time to choose a mistress of ceremonies to facilitate your program. Share your vision with twelve21, and together let’s ensure your program runs smoothly with a skilled, professional public speaker full of charisma and southern charm.