Chicago Tips in Review 1.Key Messages 2.Purpose 3.Ambassadors 4.Com-Leader 5.Com-Council 6.Com-Tool Box 7.Scale 8.Impressions
Chicago Building Buzz in the Schools Great school relations are important –Strengthens outreach to students –Benefits entire school community –Deepens public understanding of your work –Boosts likelihood that you will be asked back Opportunities for long-term impact on students’ lives
Chicago Building Buzz in the Schools Getting Things Started –Meet the School CISC has school profiles Clarify where you’re going (building A or B? big gym or small?) –Arrive on time (early) Be Your Own Advance Man –Send Introductory Note –Meet the School’s Site Coordinator –Present your “30-Second Manifesto” –Plan ahead for thank-you notes
Chicago Building Buzz in the School Building You’re Buzzed In…Now What? –Sign in Respectfully –Meet the School Clerk & Classroom Teacher(s) –Present your “30-Second Manifesto” (again) Do You! Leave an Imprint –What can you leave behind? –Save time! Thank ‘em now! –Who should know you were there? “If a tree falls in a forest, and no one hears it…”
Chicago Building Buzz in the School Building The Beat Goes On –Share Photos –Provide content for the school’s website –Post on your website Respect children’s right to privacy and the CPS media policy –Create an Accolades Letter –Write a “Sticky Mat” for your organization Other Ideas
Chicago And Now…Let’s talk about “PCS” What’s your Personal Communications Style
Chicago And Now…Let’s talk about “PCS” PCS: Personal Communications Style –Being Heard –Being Big –Starting at the Beginning –Being Inclusive –Being Purposefully Redundant –Adding Flavor –Being Ready
Chicago And Now…Let’s talk about “PCS” PCS: Personal Communications Style –Being Heard Umms and Ahhs Pump up the Volume Trailing Off Was that a Question?
Chicago And Now…Let’s talk about “PCS” PCS: Personal Communications Style –Being Big To Sit or to Stand Potted Plant or Roaming Turtle Gestures, not “Guesstures” Miss Fussybuttons & Mr. Figgetywidget
Chicago And Now…Let’s talk about “PCS” PCS: Personal Communications Style –Starting at the Beginning Assume nobody knows nothin’ Play “catch up,” not “keep up” – briefly Use your 30-second Manifesto
Chicago And Now…Let’s talk about “PCS” PCS: Personal Communications Style –Being Inclusive Watch your insider language Avoid acronyms, or Explain them Be a teacher, not a lecturer
Chicago And Now…Let’s talk about “PCS” PCS: Personal Communications Style –Being Purposefully Redundant Tell them Tell them what you told them Tell them again Quantify your message and deliver on the promise
Chicago And Now…Let’s talk about “PCS” PCS: Personal Communications Style –Adding Flavor Expertise Humor Intellect “Rain Man”-like Mastery Empathy Counselor
Chicago And Now…Let’s talk about “PCS” PCS: Personal Communications Style –Being Ready Stump Speech & Go-to-Messages The Inside Track –How much time do you have? –What is the audience expecting? Who? –Is your face “debris free”? –Does the opportunity complement your style? The Outside Track –Who are the people in the seats? –Quantify & Deliver
Chicago An Opportunity for You Are you ready to deliver your Manifesto? Weber-Shandwick’s “Common Threads” program –Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday –Employee volunteerism opportunities Make Your Pitch!
Chicago Thank You Communities In Schools of Chicago thanks you for attending our NAVIGATE event! Please… –Complete the evaluation and return to us today. –Post a comment about this morning on our Facebook page! www.Facebook.com/cischicago –Save the date for our next event Thursday, February 14, 2013 Improve Student Learning through Classroom Management
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