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Tuesday, September 24

8:00am EDT

Workshop A: Lightning Decision Jam: Solving the Most Pressing Internal Communications Challenges - led by EXPERIENCE WILLOW
Do you have more internal communications challenges than you have time to solve? Learn how to run a Lightning Decision Jam with your team, so you can quickly ideate and prioritize solutions to your most pressing challenges. All you need for this session is a pen and the willingness to be open and creatively expeditious when Kevin says "Go!"

Kevin Finke, Owner/Chief Storyteller
Experience Willow

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Kevin Finke

Owner | Chief Storyteller, Experience Willow
You know that kid who never stopped asking why? That was Kevin. And asking why—finding out why something works and how to make it better—still drives him to this day. His contagious curiosity can be found at the heart of the experiences he designs for the world’s most progressive... Read More →

Tuesday September 24, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Westin Peachtree Plaza 210 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

10:15am EDT

Workshop B: Writing for Results: Practical Tips to Give Your Content a Makeover - led by DAVIS & COMPANY
Learn practical tips on how to give your content a makeover. Return to your office ready to create content that will cut through the clutter and capture employees' attention. Get employees engaged in your story with effective headlines and you'll see the results. All it takes is knowing a few tricks, applying them and seeing the rise in opens and clickthrough’s

Leave this session equipped with the skills you need to refresh your content, including how to:

  • Develop and tell stories that grab people’s attention
  • Increase the impact of any communication you create through effective storytelling
  • Concentrate on the call to action when crafting stories
  • Enlist others in creating and contributing story content

Debra Capua, Project Consultant
Davis & Company

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Debra Capua

Davis & Company, Project Consultant
An avid reader and news junkie, Debra has always been interested in communication. She has designed and implemented strategic communications programs to support a range of business activities: transformation and change management, employee engagement, human resources and sustainability... Read More →

Tuesday September 24, 2019 10:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Westin Peachtree Plaza 210 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:45pm EDT

Workshop C: The Great Debate: Proving the Value of Internal Communications in Your Organization - led by WRITERVATION
Discover practical ways to create a strategic internal communications plan built on the foundation of aligned, meaningful storytelling. Uncover new ways to increase much-needed organizational understanding and win new levels of senior executive support, no matter how intense or ingrained the competing viewpoints.
This interactive workshop will outline proven strategies on how storytelling can transition you from PROBLEM -- being underappreciated, misunderstood and stagnant (tactical) as internal communications practitioners – to SOLUTION -- being valued, supported and transformative (strategic). Lack of understanding the function of internal communications plagues most organizations – from senior executives to entry-level employees – causing many problems for internal communications teams.

In a typical organization, many managers misconstrue internal comms as only email or a story on the intranet. Walk out of the session with a new approach to communications planning from a deeper perspective of augmented storytelling. Gain an understanding on how to successfully prove the value of your internal communications role including how to:
  • Use a storytelling-based framework to drive and guide all internal communications at all times for increased focus and effectiveness
  • Elevate your internal communications program beyond a list of tactics, so you will be seen as a champion, a strategist and a force for positive change within your organization
  • “Debate” more effectively against the narrow thinking and self-centered agendas that try to pigeonhole you, beat you down, control you and/or undermine you within your organization
  • “Read” the subtleties of your organization better and connect the dots from the past and present, while helping to lead change management into the future
Anthony Petrucci, Chief Communications Officer

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Anthony Petrucci

Chief Communications Officer, Writervation
Anthony Petrucci has over 25 years of experience as a corporate communications professional.  He has worked in four different industries, helping market-leading companies navigate major changes through the power and influence of internal communications.  He is a member of the Forbes... Read More →

Tuesday September 24, 2019 1:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Westin Peachtree Plaza 210 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303