The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to continue its series of workshops to help communicators in the Geneva region brush up on specific communications tasks, our next date for the workshops:

09h30-16h30, Friday 27 September 2013, Geneva
Cost: 450 CHF for GCN members, 580 CHF for non-members (includes a buffet lunch and tea/coffee)
Location: International University in Geneva ICC 20, Rte de Pré-Bois – 1215 Geneva 15, Switzerland

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Three one-day workshops will be run simultaneously, with a networking lunch to allow participants to mingle briefly. Each session will include a combination of theory and practice to help communicators improve their specific skills. The groups will be small (maximum 15) to allow instructors to address each participants specific needs.

But don’t believe us, for our last workshops, 100% of participants said they would attend future workshops or recommend them to a colleague, according to our post-workshop survey. Still not convinced? Here are some quotes from past participants:

“I found the workshop useful, and quite fun as well. It was definitely worthwhile”

“This workshop gave me the opportunity to make a stop from my routine to evaluate my daily work activities and reflect on many things that I could somehow improve at work”

“The workshop provided me with a lot of tips and principles that I can easily use every day in my job and that will make my life easier! Thanks a lot”

“The workshop was extremely interactive and adapted to the participants’ needs. The case studies used addressed a broad variety of topics that helped correlate the information with our personal situation. I like also the balance of participants as they helped me meet peoples with different background and areas of focus and I found it highly mind opening.”

Next course day – Friday 27 September 2013

Workshop 1: Social media for communicators  

This workshop focuses on the basics of social media. It is for those communications professionals who have hesitated about stepping into the digital world either due to lack of time or understanding or concerns about issues such as privacy and control. This workshop will aim to help communicators gain a better understanding of the basic concepts in social media, how to effectively manage and apply the different platforms in their environment. It is suitable for those who have not yet established a profile on any network or those who have dabbled in social networking but don’t feel comfortable with or in control of their digital footprint (both professionally and personally).

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Workshop 2: Creating video for communicators

This is a practical and interactive workshop for communications professionals who want to know when and how to best exploit the numerous and growing opportunities video offers in conveying your stories to your target audiences, while avoiding costly mistakes. If you’re using video now or in the future, this workshop will inform and train you in the core areas required to produce visually compelling video. This workshop integrates storytelling through images and technical know-how explaining all the production steps from the idea to the final video.

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Workshop 3: Web writing for communicators
Writing for the web is different. People who visit and use your website or Intranet have different needs and expectations to those who read your messages through other channels. In this workshop you will discover how to write great content that meets these needs and keeps your visitors coming back.

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