Partner Program: IABC Philadelphia: How to Use Live Video on Social Platforms

You are invited to attend a program run by one of our partners, IABC Philadelphia!

IABC Philadelphia: How to Use Live Video on Social Platforms

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Penn State University – Great Valley Campus
30 E. Swedesford Rd.
Malvern, PA 19355

IABC Philadelphia Members, $25.00
Non-members, $35.00
Students, $10.00
Parking is free, and dinner is included.

Many brands are jumping on the bandwagon using live video to engage with their audience. Is it effective Yes!

Find out how brands are using Facebook Live, Instagram Stories, Periscope, and Snapchat to connect with their audience.

By attending the seminar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Create a video strategy for your business Learn what works and what doesn’t when it comes to live video
  • Learn ways to be authentic and real while live streaming
  • Learn to create copy that generates interest

 

About Toni Schmidt: Toni Schmidt is a digital marketing consultant, speaker, and writer who has worked in the social media field since 2009. Toni has a unique approach to marketing, encouraging businesses and entrepreneurs to uncover their “why,” allowing them to humanize their brand on social platforms. Toni has worked with small businesses as well as multi-million dollar companies to create social media strategies that convert. In addition, she has been a contributor for Huffington Post, Red Tricycle, and Parent Herald as well as appearing on NBC 10 Philadelphia.

Penn State University
Great Valley Parkway
Malvern, PA 19355

Partner Program: Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop

STC-PMC has recently partnered with the IABC Philadelphia group.

Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop

9 am – 4:15 pm, Saturday, April 22

Church of the Saviour, 651 North Wayne Avenue, Wayne PA

Cost $10

An interactive day of information and ideas to provide help and hope in your job transition

10 Vital Strategies to Maximize Your Career Success – Ford Myers – We are on a lifelong career journey and there are important strategies for us to continuously pursue, whether we are in job transition or currently employed.  Ford will give us 10 strategies that are critical for our success.

How to Create an Extraordinary Resume that Works! Matt Levy – In today’s world you need an extraordinary resume that incorporates the most cutting edge techniques to capture the employer’s attention and get you the interview.  Matt will address these issues and show us how to create a dynamic resume.

Networking over lunch with fellow participants and speakers

Handling Difficult Interview Challenges – Ken Sher – So you finally get to the hiring manager of the company you’ve targeted for the last few months and the interviewer throws the proverbial curve ball at you. “Aren’t you overqualified for this job?” “What’s your current salary?” Ken will prepare us for these situations as well as help us to handle other difficult questions.

Twists & Turns of a Career JourneyAmy Dinning – Amy will share the many twists and turns of her career journey and we will share and discuss how to deal with advancement, layoffs, contract work, bad bosses, non-profit vs for profit, volunteering, further education, mergers, variety of industries, and more.

Knockout Networking: How to Make More & Better ConnectionsMichael Goldberg – For some, making a personal connection comes naturally. For most, it takes work. A lot of work! Michael will help us to discover the power of making more and better connections and how it can positively impact your job search!

Registration starts at 8:30 am and the workshop begins at 9 am.  The formal part of the workshop will end at 4:15 pmPlease bring your business (networking) cards.  Snacks and sandwiches will be provided.  If you have special needs, please bring your lunch.

Please register online at www.cosnet.org/care/jobtransition and pay with a credit card.  We are unable to take walk-ins.  Please note that online registration will close on Wednesday, April 19 at the end of the day.

For more information or questions, contact Amy Dinning at [email protected].  The event is sponsored by Church of the Saviour, Hire One (a Chester County Economic Development Council initiative), St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia Society of People & Strategy, My Career Transitions, American Society for Talent Development Philadelphia chapter, Penn State Great Valley Career Services, Wegmans and Acme.

Partner Program: L&D Professionals of Greater Philadelphia – Workshop on Brain Based Learning

STC-PMC has recently partnered with the Learning & Development Professionals of Greater Philadelphia group. As such, they are offering a discounted rate to our members for the events we promote for them.

MAY WORKSHOP – PHILLY TECH WEEK 2017 PRESENTED BY COMCAST – BRAIN BASED LEARNING IN THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

What if the training you deliver in the virtual classroom was so vibrant and compelling that people clamored to attend your sessions? Your ability to connect with, engage, and stimulate the thinking of your participants is directly linked to your understanding of the neuroscience of learning. Our brains ignore what is predictable and boring. This session explores the brain’s needs for novelty, contrast, meaning, and emotion to capture and keep your participants’ attention online. Increase novelty with the creative use of relevant games. Enhance contrast by incorporating a variety of facilitation techniques. Build meaningful connections with collaborative learning approaches. Harness emotion with storytelling frames. Explore six brain-based guidelines that leverage the interaction and collaboration tools in the virtual classroom.

When

May 3, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location

Drexel University – Main Campus (Gerri C. Lebow Hall)

Join L&D Philadelphia & Virtual Training master Cynthia Clay for a free talk and open Q&A on the latest insights from Neuroscience and what they mean for Virtual Learning/Training as a part of Philly Tech Week 2017.


Cynthia Clay is an entrepreneur, business leader, strategic thinker, speaker, writer, and passionate advocate for leaders and facilitators achieving their potential in the virtual workplace.

She began her consulting practice in 1992 after a career in human resources in the banking and healthcare industries. From those early days as an organization and management development consultant to the present, she remains passionate about developing strategies and practices that leverage technology and support engagement in the virtual classroom and the virtual workplace. In her role as the CEO/Founder of NetSpeed Learning Solutions, she strives to make learning experiences practical and hands-on. She doesn’t linger in the theoretical, but moves to the behavioral. In the end, it’s not what you know—it’s what you do with that knowledge that makes a difference.

Partner Program: Writing Tips with Ken O’Quinn; Lunchtime Teleseminar

STC-PMC has agreed to cross-promote activities with the International Association of Business Communicators, Philadelphia (IABC). Here is information on an upcoming session.

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Writing Tips with Ken O’Quinn; Lunchtime Teleseminar on February 21
Whether you’re a seasoned writer, a young writer fresh out of college, or someone who occasionally writes for work, everyone has the ability to improve their writing skills.

We’re excited to have Ken O’Quinn, writing coach and former Associated Press writer, provide practical tips on how you can improve your writing during a lunchtime teleseminar.

By attending the teleseminar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Make the most of an opening paragraph, in a story or an email.
  • Write crisp, clear prose: three places where you can tighten sentences.
  • Find good color: engaging readers with specific details.
  • Rise above the mediocrity: Crafting sentences for variety, rhythm, and emphasis.
  • Use graphic elements to make information more accessible.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET
Teleseminar
Fee:

  • IABC members and students: $10
  • Non-members: $20

Registrants will receive logon information.

 

About Ken O’Quinn:

Ken O’Quinn is a professional writing coach whose workshops have helped thousands of communicators strengthen their writing skills. He started Writing with Clarity following a journalism career with the Associated Press and newspapers, and he now conducts internal workshops for such clients as Facebook, GE, Dell, Chevron, Campbell’s Soup, KPMG, Motorola, Dow Chemical, Fleishman Hillard, Burson-Marsteller, and Weber Shandwick.
Ken has presented at the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) international conferences, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Fast Company magazine, the Harvard Management Communication Letter, and the Journal of Employee Communication Management. He is the author of Perfect Phrases for Business Letters.

Discounted Tickets for Velocity New York

Velocity New York is now only 2 weeks away, September 19-22, and O’Reilly Media just announced additional options for communities to attend:

Sponsor Pavilion Plus Pass now available for $149. (only 100 so act fast)
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Attend LavaCon 2016 for Free! (Students & Educators)

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Great opportunity for educators and students!

Attend LavaCon 2016 for free! LavaCon, a popular technical communication conference, is being held in Las Vegas, October 25-28.

This year, its founder, Jack Molisani, is offering free online registration for educators and students. You can attend the streamed events for free!

Go to http://lavacon.org/2016/ to register. Educators and students who are registering to attend the conference virtually should use the referral code STUDENT2016. For details about virtual attendance, go to http://lavacon.org/2016/vegas/virtual-attendance/.

To review the preliminary conference program, go to http://lavacon.org/LavaConProgramPreliminary7-24-16.pdf. Educators, dedicate a class or two to discussions about trends in content strategy and technical communication management. Students, discuss new learning and interact with the presenters and other attendees. If you have questions, email them to Jack at [email protected].