Executive Communication Training
Are you an association executive? A business leader? A community advocate? A nonprofit director? No matter your communications objective, the Annette Strauss Institute Executive Communications Training will help professionals, driven by a passion to improve their community and country, more effectively articulate their message, rise above the noise and be heard.
2013 SUCCCESS STORY:
2013 Executive Communication Training alumna Maegan Ellis was recently featured in an interview on FOX 7 Austin to talk about Literacy Awareness Month. On how ECT empowered her, Maegan says:"I would absolutely NOT have been able to do this without my training from the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Lifr. I put so many of the tools I learned during the training to use here."
See our 2013 ECT Participants in Action.
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RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY FOR ECT 2014!
Registration is open to anyone interested in gaining insight into how you can better communicate to your intended audience. Participants have ranged from association and corporate directors to nonprofit program and communication coordinators to every-day citizens working to advocate for a cause they care about.
Registration is $650 a participant and includes all conference materials, two days of interactive, hands-on training, an opportunity to be interviewed on camera and have it played back for feedback, the ability to present your message and recieve direct comments from the experts, breakfast, lunch, coffee-service, a single-use parking pass, and an invitation to our keynote networking event.
For more information about our ECT Program please contact:
Emily R. Einsohn, Program Coordinator
Emily.Einsohn@austin.utexas.edu or 512.471.7214 (office)
Join us at ECT 2014!
Friday, February 7 - Sunday, February 9, 2014
The University of Texas at Austin
2014 Session Topics Include:
Finding Your Narrative
In this workshop you will learn how to craft your story and effectively communicate to your key stakeholders. Finding your narrative will help you dig down and speak from the heart, connecting with your audience in ways and with words that are relevant to them. This workshop will help ensure that your audience listens to your message—and takes action.
How to Make the Ask
In this workshop you will learn how to advocate on behalf of your cause, your organization or yourself. Whether asking for money, asking for a vote or advocating for a piece of legislation, most people find "the ask" to be a difficult challenge. In this session you will learn skills and techniques to more comfortably and effectively make "the ask" and achieve your objectives.
Using the Media to Tell Your Story
In this hands-on media training workshop you will have the opportunity to practice your narrative or "make the ask." You will deliver a three-minute speech in front of an expert presenter, and receive on-the-spot critique of your content and presentation skills. You will also practice on-camera, answering questions fielded by a "reporter," allowing you to practice staying on message, bridging from a reporter's question to your key message and X.
The Art of Civic Testimony
In this session you will learn how best to articulate your message in front of the legislature. Crisply delivering a strong testimony that advocates on behalf of your issue or your organization is essential to being an effective advocate. Whether you are testifying, preparing someone for testimony or simply want to hone your advocacy skills, this workshop will give you practical tips from the experts that will help you master the art of testimony.
Mobilizing through Social Media
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube … 10 years ago these words didn't exist and now they are a part of every communications operation. Or at least they should be. But how do you effectively engage with your membership, your community or your constituents through social media? What's the right way to incorporate social media into your overall communications plan? This workshop will provide key strategies for effectively engaging—and mobilizing—people online.
The following organizations participated in our 2013 Executive Communication Training: