Weds. March 3: The Power of Poetry for Communications Professionals

Tap into your inner poet as a communications professional. Find out what poetry can teach communicators. How can writing, reading, or hearing poetry deepen our understanding, focus our thinking and sharpen our message? You’ll hear from some of Santa Barbara’s most inspiring poets and take away ideas about how the elements of poetry can infuse your work with new insight, precision, and passion.  

Recap: It’s Getting Hot in Here – Sizzle Reels!

On Wednesday, November 4th, AWC-SB members and guests met via Zoom for the monthly event that always presents valuable information as well as networking and camaraderie. While doing our best to suspend our collective breath-holding over election results (though updates were posted in the chat from time to time), we came together for How to Create a Sizzle Reel that Really Sizzles.

Recap: Solutions Journalism – It May be the Answer

On Wednesday, October 7, about 40 AWC-SB members and guests assembled via Zoom for a fascinating and comprehensive presentation, Solutions Journalism: Breaking the Fear-Based News Cycle, with Giana Magnoli of Noozhawk and Michelle Faust Raghavan of Solutions Journalism Network. Even up against the Vice Presidential debate on TV, it was wonderful to see the impressive turnout for this monthly gathering.

Review: Building Emotional Immunity℠

Per executive coach Patricia R. Schwartz, the Emotional Immunity Experience is a self-directed state of enhanced immunity from your own and others’ reactivity… via the experience of your own positive feelings. Each time we have a pleasurable feeling from an action, the brain releases dopamine, which in the future will create a positive association with that action.

Wed August 5: Books For Breakfast

“Words matter.” That tagline could be a mantra for AWC-SB members. It also appears on Nonviolent Communication, the August selection for AWCSB’s popular Books for Breakfast event. This classic book by Marshall Rosenberg promises to help readers “find common ground with anyone, anywhere, at any time, both personally and professionally.”  Nothing could be more timely—or more relevant to professional communicators!

Recap: Managing Change

As we all know, the only constant in life is change, and these days change is not just constant but seemingly on overdrive. AWC-SB members and non-members gathered via Zoom Wednesday evening for “Managing Change,” this month’s presentation by three women professionals in our community.

Wed, June 10: Managing Change

Change is never easy, but the coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to adapt to profound disruptions in our personal and professional lives. On Wednesday, June 10, 5:30PM, Join friends and colleagues for a Zoom session featuring local leaders who will offer insight into how local organizations are responding to the uncertainty created by COVID19.  We’ll also have break out rooms so you can share experiences and insights into how you are managing change in your professional and personal life.