The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce our next lunchtime seminar on Friday 13 April 2018.
Successes and challenges in communicating to multi-stakeholder audiences: the example of the Geneva Urban Development Projects.
Geneva is a great place to live and work, but some may find that housing and transportation have been a challenge! So what is Geneva doing about it? Come and discover at our next “Geneva Communicators Network” lunch event to be held on Friday 13 April 2018 at the Conference Centre in Geneva.
This special event will feature Vincent Lusser, responsible for communications at Geneva State’s Department of Town and Country Planning, Housing and Energy. While taking you on a special tour of the urban development project augmented reality display, Vincent will discuss the communication challenges linked to the development of the Geneva urban projects, the public debates they raise and how to manage the differing views and diverse publics.
Date: Friday 13 April 2018
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: Centre de Conférences de Varembé (FIPOI); Rue de Varembe 13 – 1202 Genève (Near Place des Nations)
The exhibition presents the urban development projects in augmented reality on a giant floor photo of the region featuring aspects such as housing and activity areas, the Léman Express rail network, the Nations road and tunnel or public equipment and infrastructure for the canton’s energy transition. Projects for the Nations area are specially highlighted, including with the model of the “Cité de la Musique”.
The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce our next lunchtime seminar on Friday 2 March 2018:
What the press can teach us about business writing
Ah, the press. They separate fact from fiction – then print the fiction…
Okay, that may be unfair. But love them or hate them, journalists have mastered the art of clarity. Whether it’s complex issues in science, politics or business, their articles are always easy to read and understand. The same cannot be said about many of the e-mails, proposals and reports that clog our inboxes or clutter up our desks.
What makes journalists able to write clearly? After all, they aren’t inherently smarter than the rest of us, so they must be doing something right.
Come and listen to an insightful and entertaining talk on what separates business writing from media writing. You’ll be able to borrow many of their techniques with minimal effort, and start to apply them in your own business writing almost immediately.
Date: Friday 2 March 2018
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 30.- per person includes drinks and snacks Please register online >>
About the speaker:
Michael Gentle is the CEO and founder of The First Three Lines, a Geneva-based consultancy that teaches the essentials of business writing in focused 3-hr workshops.
He has worked in IT, project management, sales and marketing in global companies such as Apple, WorldCom, The Bank of Tokyo and Nestlé. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively was essential in allowing him to sell his ideas, products and services in highly competitive environments.
He is the author of a number of best-selling books, from Customer Relationship Management (CRM) to IT Financials, and has written numerous articles in the press, in both English and French.
Kelly is a native Californian and Marketing Operations Consultant living in Lausanne, Switzerland. She helps global brands in Europe with the planning and implementation of pan-European marketing platforms, programs and digital transformation.
For the past 20 years Kelly has held roles spanning large account sales, customer development, and technology for fortune 500 companies and startups in retail, and low-tech and high-tech industries.
In her former role as Head of Content, Communications and Community Development at Paper.li, Kelly was tasked with building customer-centric organization from the ground up. She built multiple communities simultaneously to support Customer Service, Marketing, and Product Development with the goal of increasing brand awareness, reducing churn, driving growth and innovating product. But most importantly, created a place called home for more than 500,000 end-users and 6 million monthly visitors.
After leaving Paper.li, Kelly started CommunityWorks, a strategic social media and audience development agency, to help marketers, business owners and entrepreneurs integrate digital community building into their business strategies.
Kelly is also the founder of #DropinDigital, a Saturday morning free social business consulting service for solopreneurs, and vice-president of Women in Digital Switzerland, a networking and knowledge sharing platform of more than 1500 women in six cities across Switzerland.
The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce our next lunchtime seminar on Friday, 31 March 2017.
Your hidden secrets – communicate with power and influence
We all know that when it comes to effective communications it’s important to know your audience. But when it comes to successful personal communications, it’s also important to know yourself!
Do you ever find that people do not listen to you?
…or don’t respond to you the way you expected?
Mahima will share secrets that will help you solve this problem.
Mindful Communications is the new soft skill that’s making better communicators and better leaders.
In this lunchtime presentation, Europe’s number one self-mastery and leadership mentor, Mahima Klinge, will explain how you can make a real impact by understanding the simple truth about what people listen to.
You’ll also learn the secrets to communicating with power and influence by being authentically you.
Date: Friday, 31 March 2017 Time: 12h30 to 14h00 Location:The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva. Fee: CHF 30.- per person includes drinks and snacks
For those of you who cannot make it to the event this time, we will be BROADCASTING our lunch seminar LIVE ON FACEBOOK starting at ~12:40 until ~13:45 on Friday, 31 March. Join us remotely!
About Mahima Mahima Lucille Klinge is Europe’s #1 Self Mastery Mentor and Leadership Trainer, International Bestselling Author and Award Winning Speaker.
Mahima is the founder of Love Silence and The Mahima Mindset self-mastery platforms that empower business professionals to find clarity about their Purpose, Mission and Vision. Her systems help people to increase passion, stay focused and connect with and achieve their inner potential.
Mahima’s Mindset training strategies, used by thousands of top performers globally, enable people to discover the essential keys to influence and impact their environments more effectively.
On Friday, 10 February, GCN welcomed Leyla Alyanak, a freelance writer, journalist, corporate communicator and public relations consultant for the lunch seminar at the Swiss Press Club. In her spare time, Leyla runs the highly popular Women on the Road, one of the world’s Top 100 Travel Blogs.
45 participants in the room along with a few members joining remotely via Facebook Live enjoyed a very instructional and entertaining seminar “Blogging for organisations: are you doing it right?” and noted down a long list of tips and tricks to implement in their organisations’ blogs.
A recording of the live streaming is now available for everyone who couldn’t make it to the event.
The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce our next lunchtime seminar on Friday 10 February 2017.
Blogging for Organizations: Are You Doing It Right?
Until recently, many organizations considered blogging suspicious, subversive even. Now, everyone is rushing to get a blog. But what exactly is a blog, and how does it differ from other web content? Who should be posting on your blog? How do you attract more readers and make sure you stand out from the crowd? Does your organization even need a blog?
Date: Friday, 10 February 2017 Time: 12h30 to 14h00 Location:The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva. Fee: CHF 30.- per person includes drinks and snacks
For those of you who cannot make it to the event this time, we will be BROADCASTING our lunch seminar LIVE ON FACEBOOK starting at ~12:40 until ~13:45 on Friday, 10 February. Join us remotely!
Leyla Alyanak is a freelance writer with more than 40 years’ experience as a journalist,corporate communicator (UNFPA and UNAIDS) and public relations consultant. In her spare time she runs the highly popular Women on the Road, one of the world’s Top 100 Travel Blogs.