As professional communicators, we want to reach as wide an audience as possible, but sometimes we inadvertently write or say something that derails our message. Join AWC-SB on Wednesday, November 3, 5:30 p.m. on Zoom, to hear from educators and diversity advocates Cheri Gurse and Anita Perez Ferguson, who will discuss best practices and ways to evaluate and elevate our language.
On September 8, AWC-SB launched its 2022 season with professional storyteller and AWC-SB Woman of Achievement, Kymberlee Weil. She shared tips for creating a powerful elevator pitch. “Use language that makes it compelling and memorable,” she said. “Tell a little less, so the listener wants more…!” Above all, “Be so memorable they can’t ignore you.” Read a recap of the event here, written by Justine Sutton.
AWC-SB presents Books for Breakfast, an informal summer discussion group of books that will help us become Better Communicators. Two events are taking place on July 14 and August 11 in downtown Santa Barbara. Meetings are open to AWC-SB members & non-members. No-host, you buy your own beverage/breakfast. No need to RSVP, just show up.
On Friday, April 30th, AWC-SB was proud to welcome members and guests to the 2020-21 Women of Achievement Awards presented by Women Connect4Good, honoring Barbara Ben-Horin and Luz Reyes-Martin, emceed by Starshine Roshell. Watch the replay and read the event recap written by AWC-SB member Justine Sutton.
If you are not yet a member of AWCSB you can join now until May 21 and $50 registration fee will be waived for Executive, Professional, and Entrepreneur members. AWCSB helps local communicators stay at the top of their game with presentations on important developments in the technology, practice, psychology, and ethics of communications.
Winston Churchill is quoted as saying, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” Fake news, alternative facts, or just misleading memes—there is so much information coming at us all the time, it’s easy to lose track of what is truly, well… true. On Wednesday, April 7, AWC-SB members and guests gathered via Zoom for our monthly meeting and an eye-opening presentation by Starshine Roshell, “Truth Decay—The Battle to Prevent Lies and Misinformation from Overwhelming Reality.” Justine Sutton has a recap of this popular event.