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Virag Gulyas

Storytelling is my heroine.

New York City

Virag Gulyas

A former ballerina, today freelance writer, digital communications strategist and personal branding consultant. And storytelling is my heroine.

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Women on the Front Lines for Israel – A Hebrew in the Heartland [audio]

Virag Gulyas is a Hungarian woman living in New York, she is not Jewish, but has discovered a love for the Jewish people and the State of Israel. She is a professional Brand Digger, Social Media strategist and PR expert. She recently came under personal attack of the worst kind by anonymous hackers who stole her photos from Facebook and uploaded them to a porn site with vulgar references.
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Experts Weigh In: Why Is Israel Losing The PR War And How Can We Save Ourselves?

Virag Gulyas - “Why Israel’s PR sucks is a complex question. From one hand, it does not suck at all and many would argue this by proving that there is no other country with such enormous funds and organizations and so many pro-Israel voices out there than Israel.
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Israel’s PR Sucks! – A Hebrew In The Heartland [audio]

Not wanting to be offensive, but, also wanting the Zionist movement to be effective Virag offers very valuable constructive criticism. She asks why the Hasbara message is totally aimed at one very small segment of society, namely American Jews? There are many other audiences who need to be addressed and spoken with. She herself has been spending a lot of time at UN headquarters in NYC and engaging with women from Muslim countries who have never heard directly from a pro-Israel speaker.
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Gulyás Virág: Az antiszemitizmus Közép-Európából Nyugatra költözött

A magyarok és a zsidók története nagyon hasonló, a határon túli magyarok sorsából okulva lettem cionista – mondja a Mandinernek Gulyás Virág, aki először balett-táncos volt, majd EU-s külügyi képviselő lett, ma pedig online márkaépítési szakember. Hogy lesz egy budapesti balerinából elkötelezett Izrael-párti aktivista?
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A Hebrew in the Heartland – Girl Obsessed with Israel [audio]

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A non-Jewish Girl's Obsession with Israel

Not totally out of the usual, Israel has been on an extreme roller coaster ride over the past two weeks. Starting with an Islamic terror attack on the Temple Mount that left two police officers dead and another wounded. The huge out-pour of love and appreciation from Israel’s general public to the tiny Druze minority who have tied their destiny with Israel and the Jewish people.
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From Ballerina to Entrepreneur: A Conversation with MissCareer/Less Founder Virág Gulyás

At a recent School of Shine event in Tel Aviv, I had the pleasure of meeting Virág Gulyás, a Hungarian expat living in Belgium, and a ballerina-turned-entrepreneur. After giving up an international career in ballet, Virág decided to search for something to do that truly made her happy. The search was long and challenging and led to the founding of MissCareer/Less, an e-zine that empowers women to embrace change.
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Career Story by Virág Gulyás

When did you finish your studies at IBS, and what was your academic programme? My name is Virág Gulyás and I am 26 years old. I graduated at IBS in 2010 on the BAIBR academic programme with excellent grades. How did your career start and where were you working by now? During my studies I intended to gather as much experience and knowledge as possible, that is why I decided to spend my placement year by a listleading HR advisory company (UK) as Junior Consultant.

About

Virag Gulyas

Virag is a former ballerina, today works as a freelance writer, digital communications strategist and personal branding consultant. She is also a loud pro-Israel advocate, the founder of Almost Jewish, a movement that aims to change the stereotypes about Israel and the Jewish people one day at a time. Studied creative writing and journalism at NYU, and currently a Judaism graduate student at Touro College in Manhattan.

Her works were published in English and Hungarian and she was featured on Thought Catalog, The Goodmen Project, The Culture Trip, The Jerusalem Post (printed and digital), The International Jerusalem Post, The Times of Israel, MIDA, Israellycool, Aish.com, Cafebabel, and other media outlets.

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viraggulyas.com

Skills

  • Storytelling
  • Interviewing
  • Blogging
  • Creative Content
  • Personal Branding
  • Social Media Content Gen.
  • Video Editing
  • Investigative journalism
  • Reporting