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The Art of Presentation

Public Speaker From TribuneJoin us on Wednesday, November 9th for the AWC Springfield luncheon program:  The Art of Presentation

Maria Henneberry and Patti Penn of Taproot Core Media (Consulting, Digital Media Services and Classes) will direct our Nov. 9 program, The Art of Presentation. This will be an interactive program with audience involvement.

November 9, 2016 
Networking: 11:30 – 12:00
Luncheon & Program: 12:00-1:00
Sangamo Club, 227 E Adams, Springfield

Register

 Please register by Friday, November 4th at midnight.

Registration rates (pay by check or cash at the door or debit/credit online):
Members: $17 at door, $18.93 online
Guests/non-members: $22 at door, $24.20 online
Students: $11 at door, $12.60 online

Notify us of any dietary restrictions upon registration by emailing programs@awcspringfield.org
Luncheon reservations cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will be invoiced.

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Program Description:

Maria Henneberry and Patti Penn of Taproot Core Media (Consulting, Digital Media Services and Classes) will direct our Nov. 9 program, The Art of Presentation. This will be an interactive program with audience involvement.

Program contents include:

Planning a Powerful Presentation
– Define your purpose
– Choose your style

Powerful Front of the Room Techniques
– Natural style
– Effective voice techniques
– Making the most of body language

Engage That Audience
– Using humor
– Storytelling
– Effective questioning
– Using tools

Kick In Your Confidence
– Harnessing nerves
– Dealing with difficult audience members
– When things go wrong


Maria Henneberry is an award-winning radio and tv journalist and news anchor. She has garnered two AP Best Reporter awards. Her on-air credentials include appearances on CBS News and QVC. Henneberry was National Chair for the Association for Women in Communications (AWC) and was recently chosen for the Leadership Illinois Class of 2016. She is an AWC National Headliner Award recipient. She is a Woman of Distinction in Arts & Entertainment through the YWCA. She has also been a college instructor, media trainer, and professional speaker throughout her career, and has been involved with countless charities. Henneberry is also certified as an Associate Chef and Instructor/Trainer through the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute in Fort Bragg, California.

patti-pennPatti Penn’s professional career spans over 25 years and involves many radio and TV outlets. Her work includes on-air host, news, sales, promotions, event planning, production and sports. She has built a strong reputation as a well-known and respected media personality and hers is a recognizable voice on many media outlets.In addition, Patti is co-owner of a local business and has worked directly with businesses of all sizes to reach customers with creative connections locally and nationally. Regional and National award decorate Patti’s resume: Marconi and Crystal Award for Community Service Team Award through the National Association of Broadcasters, The National Edward R. Murrow Award, for Overall Excellence in Radio through the Radio Television Digital News Association, as well as the City of Bloomington, Illinois’ Citizen’s Beautification Award.

Breaking Through the Social Clutter

socialmediaclutterJoin us on Wednesday, September 14th for the AWC Springfield luncheon program:  Breaking Through the Social Clutter

Learn the #1 way to connect with your audience, and discover how to use social media wisely to accomplish specific goals.

 

September 14, 2016 
Networking: 11:30 – 12:00
Luncheon & Program: 12:00-1:00
Sangamo Club, 227 E Adams, Springfield

Register Please register by Wednesday, September 7th at midnight.

Registration rates (pay by check or cash at the door or debit/credit online):
Members: $17 at door, $18.93 online
Guests/non-members: $22 at door, $24.20 online
Students: $11 at door, $12.60 online

Notify us of any dietary restrictions upon registration by emailing programs@awcspringfield.org
Luncheon reservations cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will be invoiced.


Program Description:

Thanks to the proliferation of social media, brands are no longer competing against each other, but against every form of messaging bombarding consumers every hour, every day. In addition, consumers (particularly Millennials) know when they are being marketed to, and anything that sounds like a pitch will be ignored. Peer opinions, in fact, are considered two to three times more reliable than brand messaging. In this session you will learn how to deliver your brand’s message through engaging stories that capture the brand’s persona, breaking through the social clutter.

Brian HuonkerBrian Huonker is a Marketing Analyst with State Farm and provides strategic thought and direction to enhance State Farm’s digital properties while building confidence with its consumers. He has extensive experience in print/web design and integrated marketing—with a passion and specialty for creating branded customer experiences that coalesces across websites, social media, direct marketing, and print. He earned a graphic design degree, a master’s in communication, and has award-winning experience as a creative agency art director, print/web/media designer, college instructor, freelance designer, print/web and social strategist, and conference speaker.

Chapter Awards & Scholarship

Congratulations to the 2016 Professional Communicator,  Chapter Star and Scholarship recipients! Springfield AWC President Kara Kienzler awarded Kyla Kruse the Professional Communicator Award  and Dawn Pennington the Chapter Star Award at the Scholarship and Awards program May 18, 2016 at Indigo in Springfield. Mackenzie Lyons, of Sherman, Illinois was the recipient of the 2016 AWC Springfield Chapter Scholarship. Mackenzie will attend Western Illinois University this fall.

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Top Photo: AWC Chapter President Kara Kienzler and Professional Communicator Award Recipient, Kyla Kruse.

Bottom Photo:  AWC Chapter President Kara Kienzler and Chapter Star Award Recipient,  Dawn Pennington.

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The AWC Springfield Chapter offers two chapter awards to recognize outstanding individuals within AWC Springfield and the greater Springfield area community:  the Professional Communicator Award and the Chapter Star Award.

Nominations are open until May 1, 2017 for the next AWC Springfield Chapter Awards.  

 

 

The Professional Image: May program

Join us Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Indigo for our Chapter Awards and Scholarship Reception and a great presentation on what your professional image says about you and how you can make it better. For communicators, image and reputation are critical because our names are our brand. Look at how many news stories describe the rise, and sometimes the fall, of community leaders. Those stories dissect that leader’s steps to greatness or downfall. Don’t miss this discussion of what you can do immediately to improve your image!

PoteauMaggie Poteau, news anchor at WICS-TV, Springfield, studies the professional image and will walk us through the details.

About the Speaker:  Maggie Poteau anchors the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts for ABC Newschannel 20. She joined the station in November 2013. Maggie began her television career as a general assignment reporter in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts. Before moving to Springfield, Illinois, she worked at ABC 3340 in Birmingham, Alabama and at WATE 6 News and FOX 43 in Tennesee. Her passion for storytelling has allowed her to cover stories of people from all different walks of life, from people we like to people we do not like. Some of the prominent stories she has covered include the criminal trial of former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy (the first executive tried under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act), the disappearance of Natalie Holloway, and the deadly tornadoes that ripped through Alabama in 2011. To date, career-wise, she is most proud of her invitation from The White House to serve as moderator for “The Urban Economic Forum,” Birmingham 2012.

Born on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, she is proud of her Haitian and Cuban heritage. Maggie grew up in Connecticut and graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Mass Communications. She is also a proud alumna of the UCONN Women’s Soccer program and still loves to play whenever possible. Maggie would tell you her proudest accomplishment is her adult daughter Brittanny, who earned her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and her master’s degree from Arizona State University. Brittanny now works in higher education in the greater Boston area.

Social Media Program: Register by April 8

Discover your best social media strategy
at our April 20, 2016 program!

Social media ... what's your stratgey?

The Association for Women in Communications’ Springfield chapter is holding a half-day conference about social media. We’ll talk about trends and best practices and explore emerging technology. This event will raise money for the chapter’s scholarship fund.

Wednesday, April 20
8:30 a.m. – Noon
University of Illinois Springfield

$39 AWC member | $49 non-member | $18 students

Registration deadline is April 8.

Register Now 

Online registration only for this event.  No payments accepted at the door. A service fee applies to online registrations.  You may also donate to the AWC Scholarship Fund.

Learn more about this program by clicking here!

This program is sponsored by:

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Systemax Solutions

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August 12 Program: The Two Places You Should be Spending Time (and Money) on Social Media

Join us on Wednesday, August 12th at the Sangamo Club for this valuable program on social media! Kaleigh Moore will provide a walk-through of how to create more effective Facebook ads through testing and reveal the one thing you should be doing on LinkedIn to drive up profile views and help build your name recognition/expertise.
Kaleigh Moore is the founder of Lumen, a business offering contractual writing and social media consulting. She helps write email campaigns and blog content for large software as a service companies like Campaign Monitor (based in Australia) and also works with organizations and individuals to drive up brand awareness, donations, and advocacy through relevant social media. Prior to Lumen, she worked as the PR manager for the Central Illinois Foodbank and owned a successful online business that made sales in six continents.

Kaleigh-MooreWednesday, August 12
11:30 a.m.: Networking
12-1 p.m.: Lunch and program
Sangamo Club, 227 E. Adams St., Springfield
Cost: $17 members, $22 guests, $11 students

Register online by Monday, August 10th. Pay at the door with cash, check , debit or credit card.  If you have any special dietary restrictions (vegan, vegetarian or food allergies), please notify programs@awcspringfield.org before August 10th.  If you RSVP and are unable to attend, please notify AWC at least 24 hours before the event or you will be charged.

 

 

Women and Heart Health

This is a program that could save your life or the life of someone you love. We hope you’ll join us!

Dr. Holly Novak will offer a presentation on women and heart health at the April AWC luncheon onWed., April 8. It’s an important topic because according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, one in four women in the United State dies from heart disease. We need to talk about risks and solutions to this deadly disease.

An expert in women’s heart health, Dr. Novak will explain the risks, the symptoms, and the prevention of heart disease in women. It’s a topic that she excels in, having designed and developed a successful cardiac surgery program for a community hospital that was named to the top 100 cardiac hospitals in the U.S. She also created a community screening program for cardiovascular disease that screened 12,000 residents of McLean County.

 Dr. Novak has more than 15 years of clinical experience, and is a graduate of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. She is a member of the following:

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Cardiology
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  • American College of Cardiology National Prevention Committee
  • Illinois WISEWOMAN Medical Advisory Board

 Wednesday, April 8

11:30 a.m.: Networking
12-1 p.m.: Lunch and program
Sangamo Club, 227 E. Adams St., Springfield
Cost: $17 members, $22 guests, $11 students

REGISTER NOW!