The most important tool in the communicator’s kit isn’t a new technology or the latest gadget, it’s our ability to relate to people and communicate clearly and efficiently to a variety of audiences. As spokespeople and organizational representatives, we are counted on to be engaged with our communities, the media and colleagues in uncomfortable and unexpected situations. This skill set doesn’t come naturally to most of us, but it can be the key to successfully working through day-to-day situations and major crises. We will discuss how to navigate difficult, complex situations that may sometimes affect you personally, what to do when you doubt your own expertise, and how to set appropriate professional boundaries. This discussion will offer attendees the opportunity to work through any current challenges they're facing, ask questions, and learn from the experiences of the presenter and each other. Communication challenges can happen anytime, anywhere. Make sure you're prepared to represent both your organization and yourself in the best possible manner.
Presenter: Miriam Dickler - Consultant/Trainer - Rebel Tree, LLC - Charlottesville, VA