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Online Workshops

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2014 Online Workshops

Prove Your Worth with Communication Research and Measurement
22 October–3 December 2014, 9–10 a.m. PT/12–1 p.m. ET weekly web session
Presenter: Angela Sinickas, ABC, IABC Fellow

Angela has 39 years of experience in organizational communication, including 14 years as editor, public information officer, manager and vice president at both for-profit and non-profit organizations. She led communication consulting practices at two major HR consulting firms for 13 years, and has been president of her own global communication research and measurement consulting firm since 2000. Her extensive client list includes 25% of the Forbes Global 100 largest companies. She is the author of "How to Measure Your Communication Programs" and has written over 150 articles for professional journals, has spoken at conferences and workshops in 32 countries, and has earned 18 IABC Gold Quill awards (five of them for research/measurement projects). See her full bio at: www.sinicom.com

Crack the Code to Your Personal Brand Online
24 October–17 December 2014, 9–10 a.m. PT/12–1 p.m. ET weekly web session
Presenter: Cyrus Mavalwala, ABC, Founder/CEO, Advantis Communications

Cyrus Mavalwala, ABC, is an accredited and award-winning communication professional, trainer and speaker who lives at the intersection of business and communication. He has been helping leaders and their organizations throughout North America and Europe achieve their business objectives for the past 20 years. In 2002, Cyrus founded Advantis Communications, a business-to-business focused public relations and content marketing agency. In 2009, Cyrus co-founded Act Like An Agency, a global training and development organization. Cyrus also develops curriculum and teaches social media strategy and communications management at the University of Toronto School for Continuing Studies. Online, Cyrus can be found on LinkedIn, Twitter, the CommCrusaders.com blog and at advantiscomm.com.

Gamification: An empathy-based methodology to engage people and make work more fun
3 November–1 December 2014, 9–10 a.m. PT/12–1 p.m. ET weekly web session
Presenter: Mario Herger, CEO, founder and partner of Enterprise Gamification Consultancy LLC

Mario Herger is CEO, founder and partner of Enterprise Gamification Consultancy LLC, a strategic consulting group focused on gamification, innovation, social business, and intrapreneurship in the enterprise. He was senior innovation strategist at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, California, and global head of the Gamification Initiative at SAP, where he worked for 15 years. He also co-founded and leads the Austrian Innovation Center Silicon Valley (AICSV), which connects Austrian and CEE start-ups and companies with Silicon Valley.

Employee Engagement
4 November–16 December 2014, 9–10 a.m. PT/12–1 p.m. ET weekly web session
Presenter: David Grossman, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, Founder and CEO, The Grossman Group

David Grossman is both a teacher and student of effective leadership and communication. He is one of America's foremost authorities on communication and leadership inside organizations, and a sought-after advisor to Fortune 500 leaders. Leveraging his background in organizational development and psychology, David is known for his thoughtful, personal, and pragmatic approach, and coaches leaders at all levels to utilize communications as a strategic business tool. By acting as an advocate for employees and as a thought partner to senior management, David and his team help organizations unleash the power of communication to engage employees and drive performance.

Catch Your Readers: Write Copy that Sells
6 November–11 December 2014, 9–10 a.m. PT/12–1 p.m. ET weekly web session
Presenter: Ann Wylie, ABC, President of Wylie Communications

Ann Wylie is president of Wylie Communications, a training, writing and consulting firm. She works with communicators who want to reach more readers and with organizations that want to get the word out. Her workshops take her from Hollywood to Helsinki, where she helps communicators in organizations like NASA, Nike and Nokia polish their skills and find new inspiration for their work. More than 14,000 communicators worldwide subscribe to her e-zine, Wylie's Writing Tips. She has earned more than 60 awards, including two IABC Gold Quill Awards, for her work. Learn more about Ann Wylie and Wylie Communications at www.wyliecomm.com.

On-Demand Workshops

Registration for on-demand workshops includes archived web recordings and handouts to listen to/view at your leisure.

Business Writing for Success
Available on demand 24/7 from 1 July through 31 December 2014
Presenter: Lynda McDaniel

Learn how to write effective and engaging emails, reports, proposals, blogs, articles-anything you write at work-to boost your results and your career. Registration includes web recordings and handouts from the 2013 session of this course.

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