Attend IABC Nashville’s Oct. 21 Lunch for Tips on Handling Negative Comments on Social Media

Contact:  Misty Moore, VP Communications, Mlrose24@hotmail.com

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – As social media continues to grow, companies must respond quickly and correctly to negative comments. Register today for IABC Nashville’s Oct. 21 lunch to learn tips for responding to negative feedback and tactics for handling social media controversies and crisis.

Luncheon guests will hear from a panel of experts in social media, PR and online engagement. Panelists include:

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Lunch attendees will hear panelists’ suggestions for weathering the storms of social media at this interactive session. Guests also have plenty of time to network and connect with other Nashville-area professional communicators.

Through IABC’s professional development luncheons, members and guests enjoy networking opportunities each month, learn from knowledgeable guest speakers and receive integral information on how to improve communication skills.

Luncheons are held each month at Maggiano’s, located at 3106 West End Ave, Nashville, Tenn., and take palce from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost to attend is $30 for members and $40 for guests. Attendees must register/pay in advance online at https://goo.gl/dBygkT

ABOUT IABC NASHVILLE

IABC Nashville is one of more than 100 chapters in 70 countries providing learning opportunities for its members and professional development sessions that offer new insights into the latest communication trends, technology and issues facing the industry. The chapter is diverse, with members representing area agencies, broadcast stations, corporations, universities and nonprofit organizations. IABC Nashville also offers ties to job bank services and the annual ‘Gold Pen’ communication awards program.

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Communication: More than Words

By Lynn Yates

Lynn Yates_pinkA recent Princeton University study uncovered something startling: people make judgments about who you are in just one tenth of a second simply by looking at your headshot. Wow, in the blink of an eye, someone can decide if they like me (or not), whether they think I’m capable (or not), or in the case of a hiring manager, whether they want to interview me (or not). Just by looking at a one dimensional image. That’s powerful. I began to think about how much I say without ever saying a word.  And I wondered … am I sending the message I want to send?

Several years ago I was in a meeting … one of those corporate settings where about 20 people are huddled around a conference table the length of a football field. Because of the recent restructure of several departments, mine included, we were all on edge as we filed into the room. I’m one of the “odd” ones who actually invites change, even thrives in it at times. But, I remember looking around the table and noticed several co-workers who appeared to be very uneasy … arms crossed, rigid jaws, very little eye contact. Their body language spoke volumes. They didn’t want to be there. Not only that … they were afraid. No doubt they were concerned about other changes that could affect their positions. About that time, the new head of the department walked in smiling from ear to ear, completely energized to address his new flock. He glanced around the room, saw the looks of concern and instantly “felt” what they were thinking. He smiled again and said, “Breathe.” And with that one word, the tension that had filled the space was immediately dispersed and we were able to hear what he had to say. This was actually pretty uplifting.

Of course we’ve all encountered similar situations, some on a daily basis. In fact, most of us have also learned that it only takes one person to change the “temperature” of a room, for better or worse. Through the years, I’ve tried to become more cognizant of my body language. Sadly, I admit that I have been the iceberg on some of those occasions. When I pause to think about those times, I have discovered that fear was my motivator … or more accurately, my de-motivator.

I’m at a place in my life where, now more than ever, I don’t want to be “that” person. I want to be the other one … the one who can defuse a tense situation with a smile or encourage an open discussion simply by listening first. And if the first message I convey to someone is through a mere headshot, my hope is that he or she will hear me say something completely uplifting … like, “Breathe.”

 

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Learn How to Market to America’s Number One Consumer at IABC Nashville’s May 20 Lunch

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Contact: Misty Moore, VP Communications, Mlrose24@hotmail.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Women are America’s number one consumer. Yet, 95 percent of women feel misunderstood by marketers. Register today for IABC Nashville’s May 20 lunch to connect with other Nashville-area professionals and to learn why old stereotypes no longer work for marketing and communicating to women. Early bird pricing ends May 16.

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 11.27.48 AMDuring the professional development lunch, Jamie Dunham, who leads Nashville-based branding agency Brand Wise, will share her perspectives on marketing to the 108 million adult women in the U.S. that make up 85 percent of all consumer purchases. The 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. presentation takes place at Maggiano’s Little Italy, located at 3106 West End Avenue.

Dunham’s brand strategy company, Brand Wise, focuses on building cultural relevancy for brands. She works to ensure consistent branding across all consumer touchpoints to tell the brand story and engage consumers. She is a frequent speaker and contributor to news media and blogs, including her own, www.TheLipstickEconomy.com.

Through IABC’s professional development luncheons, members and guests enjoy networking opportunities each month, learn from knowledgeable guest speakers and receive integral information on how to improve communication skills. Luncheons are held each month, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and the cost to attend is $30 for members and $40 for guests. Attendees must register/pay in advance online on the IABC Nashville website at http//nashville.iabc.com.

ABOUT IABC NASHVILLE

IABC Nashville is one of more than 100 chapters in 70 countries providing learning opportunities for its members and professional development sessions that offer new insights into the latest communication trends, technology and issues facing the industry. The chapter is diverse, with members representing area agencies, broadcast stations, corporations, universities and nonprofit organizations. IABC Nashville also offers ties to job bank services and the annual ‘Gold Pen’ communication awards program.

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Learn How to Target and Talk to Your Audience at March 18 IABC Professional Development Luncheon

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Contact:  Misty Moore, VP Communications, Mlrose24@hotmail.com

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Data is power. Come join IABC Nashville on March 18 to hear Pam Eldridge, co-founder and principal at Connexon Partners, discuss how data can help professional communicators pinpoint and understand their customers, and then find others who look exactly like them.

IABC Nashville’s monthly professional development luncheon takes place at Maggiano’s Little Italy, located at 3106 West End Avenue. During the 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. presentation, attendees will have opportunity to network with other Nashville area communicators before Eldridge shares ideas for using data to effectively engage customers.

Pam has worked on both sides of the desk and has a passion for communications. She spent 16 years in financial services marketing here in Nashville at First American National Bank (now Regions). After that, she moved to the client side and has spent the last 20-plus years helping market both regional and national brands.

Through IABC’s professional development luncheons, members and guests enjoy networking opportunities each month, learn from knowledgeable guest speakers and receive integral information on how to improve communication skills. Luncheons are held each month, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and the cost to attend is $30 for members and $40 for guests. Attendees must register/pay in advance online on the IABC Nashville website at http://nashville.iabc.com.

ABOUT IABC/NASHVILLE

IABC/Nashville is one of more than 100 chapters in 70 countries providing learning opportunities for its members and professional development sessions that offer new insights into the latest communication trends, technology and issues facing the industry. The chapter is diverse, with members representing area agencies, broadcast stations, corporations, universities and nonprofit organizations. IABC/Nashville also offers ties to job bank services and the annual ‘Gold Pen’ communication awards program. To learn more visit nashville.iabc.com.

 

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