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WIMDI Speaker Series - Achieving More with Strategic Communication
In 2018, The WIMDI Speaker Series is inviting engaging speakers each month to give talks on topics that help women kill it at work. Welcome to Talk 10 of 12 - Achieving More with Strategic Communication Communication is an inherent part of every-day life, but how often do we engage in purposeful communication? We could increase our odds of achieving our aims if we focus on delivering the right message, in the right time to the right audience. In this interactive, fast paced session, Joanna will introduce strategic communications planning for individuals, reveal powerful persuasion tools, and give you a template for curating and performing your content for specific audiences. As Mick Jagger almost said, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you strategize, you just might find, you increase your odds”. We’ll cover: - The difference Between Strategy and Tactics - How to Be Persuasive - How Our Brains Manage Information - The Power of Story The goal of this talk is to inspire women to think and act differently when it comes to communication, and to provide new ways of approaching it with strategy and practical steps to get started. This workshop is facilitated by Joanna Piros, Presentations, Media Relations and Leadership Coach and Trainer. Joanna Piros teaches media skills, public speaking and strategic communications and, over the course of her career, has trained literally thousands of people in how to be better communicators. Joanna uses her background in broadcast journalism to help people become larger characters in their own life and work. Her intuitive approach to strategic communications will help you clarify what you want to achieve and, using proven research and techniques, make you more persuasive, engaging and successful. Fun Fact: Joanna has raised 5 children to be spectacular adults Doors open at 5:30 for mingling and socializing. The official start time is 6pm, with additional networking time to follow. Hosted by ACL Services. Attendance Notes: 1) Gender: This event is open to individuals of any gender identity. 2) Children: WIMDI events are for parents too! We know childcare can occasionally be a challenge, but we don't think that should stop you from connecting and learning with us. WIMDI doesn't offer childcare at our events, but we'd love you to bring your little one along with some quiet activities to occupy them. Suitable for ages 0+

ACL Services

980 Howe St · Vancouver, BC

What we're about

This is a networking and career resource group for women in male-dominated industries (eg: mining, finance, tech, engineering, construction, politics, etc.). WIMDI hosts a monthly speaker series focused on actionable advice that will help you achieve your career goals. We also meet once a month for coffee/tea to chat, commiserate, strategize, and cheer each other on. It's a great way to connect with women facing your issues when they are few and far between in your work life.

I hope to see you at one of our events soon!

Holly Burton
Leadership Coach for Women in Male-Dominated Industries
e: holly@hollyburton.ca
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