USA MEETINGS

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USA members meet the last Thursday of every month

VIA ZOOM at 5:00 - 6:00 PM EDT

Next Event

Thurs. June 30, 2022 | 5-6PM EDT via Zoom

LISTENING

A Vital Communications Strategy

Strong listening skills enable communicators to understand the thoughts, feelings and ideas of the people they wish to influence. Essential information for creating messages that engage target audiences and convince them to take action.

**NEWS FLASH**

Edge Research Principal, Lisa Dropkin will join the meeting to share important insights about "active listening," research, surveys, focus groups and other interactive approaches for listening to and learning more about target audiences.

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And join your peers for this important discussion

All USA Good Communicators Exchange meetings are hosted by group founder, Gisele McAuliffe of Bigger Impact. Questions? Please contact us.

PAST USA GOOD COMMUNICATORS EXCHANGE EVENTS
At Our May Meeting We Discussed

The Finer Points of Nonprofit Storytelling​​

Good Communicators Exchange members know how to gather and tell a compelling story, but what about all the other challenges and responsibilities that go with nonprofit storytelling? We discussed: 

  • Storytelling Ethics

  • Legal Issues

  • Building and Managing A Story Bank

  • The Complexities of Storytelling Across Cultures

  • Participatory storytelling as a force for community-led social programs and empowerment

At Our April Meeting We Discussed

Pro Tips from a Master Planner. We discussed:

  • Myths and facts about the purpose of a communications roadmap. 

  • Failing before starting: The vital planning step most communicators fail to do.

  • Measurement: Gauge the return-on-investment (ROI) of communications activities.

  • Planning as a Leadership Skill: How to “manage up” and stop organization leaders from ignoring the communicators expertise by assigning tactics rather than presenting goals and requesting recommendations for communications activities to help achieve those goals.

At Our March Meeting We Discussed

A Baker's Dozen Top Time Management Tips with guest speaker Ken Jacobs of Jacobs Consulting & Executive Coaching.

Here are a few highlights about what he shared:​

  • You can either manage your time and workload, or it will manage you.

  • How to find, reduce or eliminate the time wasters in your day

  • Consistently focus on knowing and completing that which is most important.

  • The benefits of a horizontal To-Do list.

  • Be amazed by what you can achieve by uni-tasking rather than multi-tasking.