Sunday, August 12, 2007

Joseph Norman

Joseph W. Norman


For more from Bigger Impact co-founder, Joseph Norman, visit
Thanks for your readership!

Slightly outdated bio below...working on a new one for you. :)

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Personal Philosophy
Make a consistent positive influence on the people and communities I associate with every single day and have fun doing it!
In a Nutshell:
Joseph graduated in the Spring of 2008 from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from the College Honors Program. He is currently a writer, real estate investor and entrepreneur in Rochester, New York.

Joseph is Co-Founder of Bigger Impact Weekly. Through this publication he has established relationships with countless community leaders, and developed and refined his written voice on leadership, personal and professional development. In addition to his writing and private sector work, Joseph remains connected to the Non-Profit community through his work with Melissa’s Living Legacy Teen Cancer Foundation and the Freedom First Real Estate Investment Association.
Leadership & Personal Development:
Since about 2001, Joseph has been a personal development and leadership junkie. A frequent attendee of leadership conferences all over the nation, he has developed his unique skill set through practice and self reflection. He is fueled by an infectious positive attitude and a passion for getting the most out of himself and the people around him.
On June 20, 2008, Joseph graduated from the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce’s ten month leadership development program, Leadership Livingston. He is the first student in New York State to graduate from a program of this kind.

Cynthia Oswald, Chamber President, Joseph, & Carl Lutz, Chairman of the Board

An avid reader, some of Joseph’s favorite authors include; John C. Maxwell, Hal Urban, Napoleon Hill, Ken Blanchard, Dale Carnegie, Stephen Covey, Daniel Goleman, Robert Kiyosaki, Jeffrey Gitomer, Timothy Ferriss, Jim Collins, Lance Armstrong, Donald Trump, James J. Cramer, and Keith Ferrazzi.

For the most current articles I'm writing visit:

Writing & Public Speaking:
Joseph began to refine his voice on personal development through the production of The VIP Profiles which is now Bigger Impact Weekly. Since its inception, he has published numerous articles and has delivered workshops on Effective Networking, Personal Finance, Leadership and Personal Development. In the Fall of 2007, Joseph was the Keynote Speaker at the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) District 8 Conference. In the Spring of 2009, he delivered the Keynote at the Windsor Central School District National Honor Society Induction ceremony.

Global Citizen:
Joseph sparked his initial interest for world travel when he took advantage of an opportunity offered by his alma mater, Windsor Central High School, to live with a family, the Santamaria’s, in San Ramon, Costa Rica for three weeks. This experience taught him the importance of developing a global perspective.
Since this time he has continued his international adventure! In the fall of 2007 he traveled with a group of community members from Livingston County to Ghana, Africa. Their goal was to begin establishing an international relationship with the New Juaben municipality in the Eastern Region of the country. On that trip he became an honorary citizen of the Town of Effiduase and was a guest of honor at the Akwantukese Durbar, a tremendous cultural celebration!

In the spring of 2008, Joseph voyaged with a group of fellow graduates from SUNY Geneseo to explore Switzerland and Northern Italy.

Joseph currently resides in Rochester, New York. He grew up in Kirkwood, New York, graduating from the Windsor Central School District in 2004. After four years in Geneseo, he now holds a B.A. in English & Comparative Literature from the State University of New York at Geneseo.
Hobbies: Reading, writing, real estate investing, running, weight-training, quotes, entrepreneurship, mentoring, and building and maintaining his network of relationships. Previous activities that he pursued and needs to get back into his life include singing and acting; although he does still enjoy a good Karaoke Night.

Joseph is the son of Deborah and Jack and the youngest of three men. Jack, 30, is a Software Engineer in Orlando, Florida and Chris, 29, lives in Greenwich, Connecticut and is a Clinical Care Nurse at Yale-New Haven Hospital – both are successful and inspirational in their own ways!

Contact Information:
Joseph can be reached at
Personal Mantras:
“Our words will always do one of two things, build people up or tear them down.”
“Proper preparation leads to powerful performance!”
“Dress the part you want to play and speak it too!”
“Make it happen!”

For the most current articles I'm writing visit:



Competitive Advantage

First, Best, Only

Success is a Choice

How to Nail Your Interview

What’s Your Self Image?

Small Talk for a Big Effect