Video recording of GCN lunch seminar “Blogging for organisations: are you doing it right?”

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.

By | February 22nd, 2017|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Lunchtime Seminar, Friday 10 February 2017, Geneva

Layla Alyanak GCN lunch seminar on blogging

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

Please register online>>

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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!

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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.

By | January 26th, 2017|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Lunchtime Discussion Forum – Being heard in the age of social media: Are we on the right track?- 8 December 2016

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In the ever-changing media milieu within which we work, do you question whether your organisation’s media relations are on track? Do you wonder if there is more you could do to get better coverage? Or are you satisfied with your visibility in the media, but your management wants more? Do you have best-practice tips to share?

Whatever your questions, come and discuss with like-minded communication professionals at our lunchtime discussion forum in the spirit of exchange to help all our organisations improve their visibility and be better heard in this age of social media.

We are delighted to have an expert on the subject, former BBC correspondent and communications consultant and trainer, Claire Doole, moderate the discussion, as well as provide her own perspective. Attendees will be divided into discussion groups to address several questions and report back to the wider group. We will distribute a summary report to all participants after the event.

Being heard in the age of social media: Are we on the right track?
Date: Thursday 8 December 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>>
We look forward to seeing you!
By | November 17th, 2016|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Geneva Communicators Network Lunchtime Seminar, Friday 14 October 2016,

The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce our next lunchtime seminar on Friday 14 October 2016.

From spokesperson to rockstar
Being a spokesperson is a challenging and risky role. How can you be comfortable, authentic, engaging when representing your organisation or company? Tony Johnston will share insights and practical tips from his career in broadcasting and communications.

Date: Friday 14 October 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>>

 

Tony Johnston is an accomplished broadcast journalist with 30 years of TV and radio experience. He is a regular program contributor to World geneva-tv-studio-photo-1-copyRadio Switzerland and creates media content for international organisations, including Nespresso, Accenture and HSBC Private Bank. Career highlights include; moderating the Sydney 2000 Olympic flame arrival program, broadcasting from the top of an active volcano in the South Pacific and interviewing world renowned business motivator, Robin Sharma.  More information: www.tonyjohnston.tv

By | September 29th, 2016|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Upcoming GCN lunch event preliminary dates

Geneva press club building

Preliminary dates for the upcoming GCN lunch events in autumn 2016 are out:

Date: October 14th
Date: November 18th (TBC)

More information will follow closer to the date of the events.

By | July 20th, 2016|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Lunchtime seminar wrap-up

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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By | June 2nd, 2016|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Geneva Communicators Network lunchtime seminar, Friday 27 May 2016

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.

By | May 19th, 2016|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

GCN lunch wrap up

Thanks to all the participants who attended our lunchtime seminar on December 11th. Melitta’s presentation on “Writing for the Web” was very appreciated and provided some very good guidelines to keep in mind when designing a website.

This will be our last event for this year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members for their ongoing support and positive feedback. We wish you all a happy holiday and a great start to the new year.

2016 will be our 10 year anniversary. We are working on a new website as well as more exciting events and workshops.

Best wishes,

Glenn, Patricia, and Melitta

By | December 15th, 2015|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Next GCN Lunch Seminar – 11 December 2015

We are pleased to announce our next lunchtime seminar:

Writing great web content with Melitta Campbell

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 presentation, Melitta will share some of her top tips for writing great content that meets these needs and keeps your visitors coming back.

Date: Friday 11 December 2015
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, register here:
(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).

By | December 2nd, 2015|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Next GCN lunchtime seminar – Tuesday 22 September 2015

Lunchtime seminar –  Communicating through images

This presentation will focus on visual communication, specifically the role of images in communication. Francesco Arese Visconti, an experienced professional photographer, will explore the power of images.

Every time we take a photograph, we are actually cropping reality, we are choosing what message we want to deliver. Today, on social media, some half a million images are being uploaded every minute. But what is the value of the image? What are we communicating? Visual communication can be very powerful in a positive way but it can also be ambiguous, misleading or even offensive. Sometimes images are even more culture dependent than words. By considering some basic theories, analyzing images and through an interactive exercise, professionals in the communications field will be helped to reflect on the value of the image as part the communication toolkit and strategy, how images can be manipulated and published, but also how they can be a valuable support in your communication.

Date: Tuesday 22 September 2015
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: 

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Francesco Arese Visconti: an experienced and published freelance photographer, he has worked for important museums and public institutions. Member of the Union Suisse des Photographes Professionnels (USPP), he is the Deputy Head of the Media Communications department and Coordinator of the Photography Program at Webster University Geneva. As Part-time member of the research faculty at Webster, Francesco focuses his work on the migration processes in Switzerland and in Italy. His latest work is about the current flux of Italian migration in the Swiss Confederation. This work has been recently exhibited at the EXPO in Milan. He is the co-founder of Urbino Art Village, a centre for art and Italian workshops in Italy. Further information: www.aresevisconti.com.

We look forward to seeing you again!!

By | September 1st, 2015|GCN lunch events|0 Comments