Summer Communications Trainings in Chicago

 

Get ahead of the game this summer with professional development trainings from the Workshop.

Learn how to:

  • Tell your stories in numbers — making mining the data easy.
  • Pitch it real good: How to tell stories the news media is looking for and develop your own compelling, pitchable story.
  • Got Google+? It should be at the heart of your social media plan.
  • Advocacy does not = lobbying: Get beyond just meeting with legislators to actually changing public policy.
  • Develop an “elevator speech.”
  • Use your smartphone to tell and distribute your story, cheaply and easily.

Click here to take a look at all our Summer Trainings.

 

Social Media Bootcamp 201 starts November 7!

The Workshop’s re-vamped social media bootcamp is designed for the advanced social media user! Learn about metrics and building community online at the Workshop’s brand-new training: Social Media Bootcamp 201, Thursdays, November 7 – 21.

READ MORE & REGISTER FOR SOCIAL MEDIA BOOTCAMP 201!

The Workshop’s Summer Calendar

The Summer is chock full of fun events at the Workshop!

July 9After hours libations & conversation at Brando’s Speakeasy

July 18Developing a Communications Plan Workshop

July 25 – August 8Social Media Bootcamp

August 14Happy Hour at Howell’s & Hood

 

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