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The 19th edition of the annual “Fete de la Communication” will be held at the Swiss Press Club on Friday 2 September 2016 from 17h30 – 22h30.

The theme of this year’s gathering will be “Le Vivre ensemble à Genève” and it will be hosted by the Foundation pour Geneve, who is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

The “Fete de la Communication” gathers communications professionals, journalists, and others to spend an evening socialising with music and a buffet dinner. More information to follow closer to the date.

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Thanks to all the GCN members who attended the lunchtime seminar at the Swiss Press Club last Friday. Thank you also to  GCN co-founder Glenn O’Neil who shared very interesting insights about “challenges and complexities of communication evaluation”.

Attendees will receive a copy of the slides this week and we have added a few images to our photo stream.

Our next events will be include a 10 year anniversary end of summer apero as well as another GCN Workshop day to be held in September.

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This lively, interactive mini-workshop will introduce you to the powerful “Six Thinking Hats” method created by Edward de Bono.
A simple parallel thinking process, the Six Hats approach can help you and those you work with to strengthen critical thinking, run productive and collaborative meetings, take effective decisions, and explore issues more quickly to generate creative solutions.
Join us for this fun and informative evening workshop to find out what this method can do for you in a range of professional contexts!

Host and facilitator: Sarah Clark,

When and where?
Date: Thursday 16 June 2016
Timing: 18.00 to 21.00
Venue: rue Beau-Séjour 24, 1003 Lausanne

CHF 90, including refreshments.
Places are limited so book your place today! Contact Sarah Clark: or 079 342 7826.

We are pleased to invite you to our next lunchtime networking event to be held next Friday 27 May 2016 at the Geneva Press Club.

This event will feature GCN co-founder Glenn O’Neil who will speak about the complexities of communication evaluation.

Lunchtime seminar – Challenges and complexities of communication evaluation

Communication is increasingly recognised as a powerful and strategic tool for organisations. Yet little focus is placed on how to evaluate communication activities. Drawing from his recent PhD studies and over a decade of experience in evaluating communication campaigns and programmes, Glenn O’Neil will set out the challenges and complexities of evaluation and offer insights into solutions and approaches to ensure that evaluation brings value to communication professionals and their organisation.

Date: Friday 27 May 2016
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 25.- per person includes drinks and snacks – please register online>>

(In order to facilitate the registration process we ask you to pay in advance through our online registration system. If you are unable to do so, please contact us).

Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.

About the speaker: As founder of Owl RE, Glenn O’Neil has led evaluation, research and communication projects for international organisations, NGOs and companies for over a decade. Co-founder of the Geneva Communicators Network, Glenn holds a PhD in social research and methodology from the London School of Economics and an Executive Masters in Communications Management from the University of Lugano.

The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce its next workshop day of 2016 to be held on Friday 29 April at Webster University Geneva.

Three one-day workshops will be run simultaneously including a networking lunch and coffee breaks where all participants can meet and discuss. The groups will be small – maximum 12-15 participants – to allow instructors to address specific needs.

Some testimonies from our past workshops:

PCG_GCN Workshop_0025I 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”

Workshop day: Friday 29 April in Geneva – featuring all three workshops
(Please note: you can only attend one workshop in the day!):

IMG_4980Date: Friday 29 April 2016
Time: 09h30 – 16h30
Location: Webster University Geneva, Route de Collex 15, 1293 Bellevue-Geneva, Switzerland.
Cost: 480 CHF for GCN members, 600 CHF for non-members
(includes a buffet lunch and tea/coffee)
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Workshop 1: Media relations
This is a practical and interactive course for communications and other professionals who want to hone their media relations, media writing and talking to the media skills. Given by a former BBC foreign correspondent, the course will give you a better understanding of how journalists think, how to generate media interest for your stories and how to give a great media interview.
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Workshop 2:  Advanced social media
In the current, multi-channel communications environment, strategically managing social media is a must for every organization or corporation. And that goes far beyond tactical postings and interaction with individuals or groups, even if they belong to your defined target audiences. Indeed, social media must be embedded in the organizational strategy at multiple levels, ranging from communications and marketing to HR and operations. With this multi-purpose approach to social media, different aspects regarding engagement strategies, channel selection, tone of voice, management tools, evaluation and measurement have to be taken into consideration.
More information>> 

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Workshop 3: Writing for the web
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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We look forward to seeing you there.


The Geneva Communicators Network is a platform to exchange views, news and information for communication professionals working in the Geneva region, Switzerland. Currently the network has over 1000 members including professionals from the PR, communications, media and marketing fields, more info>>

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