As professional communicators, of course we want to reach a wide audience with a clear message. But we know that sometimes we inadvertently say or write something that derails that message. And we are keenly aware that it can be challenging to navigate personal and social guidelines, which are evolving and changing all the time.
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.
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.