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CommsDirect training sessions on June 19 offer the chance to build on your CommsDirect experience and return to the office with new skills, networks and knowledge.

As an exclusive offer to all CommsDirect attendees, full-day training packs (comprising two training sessions) can be booked at a discounted rate as part of our CommsPlus ticket option. Individual tickets may be purchased via the links below.

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Find out more about CommsDirect training & book individual sessions below:

Training_Social MediaSOLD OUT _ Social media tools & strategy
With Isabelle Oderberg @yodaberg

Is your social media presence working for your organisation? Are you using the right platforms to reach the right audiences? Isabelle Oderberg will help you explore the big four – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram – and see whether you’re making the most of each.

Who is your audience? What metrics should you consider? How can you do it on little to no budget? What is the difference between platforms? How can you get a bigger following? What content works? What doesn’t? Do you have a social media policy? What about a strategy?

Who should attend:
You’re a professional communicator working in-house or independently, looking to expand and streamline your work on social media platforms. You want to work smarter, not harder.

What you’ll take away:
Tips on which platforms are most effective for which content, insight into tools and features for scheduling, monitoring and measuring your social media tactics and engagement.

If you would like to participate in the practical aspects of this training, please bring along your preferred device - laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Tickets for this session are currently sold out - sorry!
Training_KingKing Content present: Strategic content: the role of research and insights

With Sara Davis, Lieu Pham and Penny Batholemew
Direct communications, social media and online marketing tools give us an unprecedented level of insight into the people we’re trying to communicate to. Are you making the most of data and research? The team from King Content share their advice for making the most of the information available to you – and how to translate those insights into powerful content that gets results. The workshop will also explore measurement techniques for tracking those results – the all-important metrics that will demonstrate the value of your work to your organisation.

Who should attend:
You’re an ex journalist looking to transition into content marketing or a communications professional looking to make the most out of content for your organisation.

What you’ll take away:
Ways to effectively translate insights into effective, appealing content and a measurement framework that sets you up for success.

If you would like to participate in the practical aspects of this training, please bring along your preferred device - laptop, tablet or smartphone.

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Training_presentingPresenting… Public speaking for communicators
Whether you’re representing yourself or your organisation, presentation skills are essential. With social media and a 24 hour news cycle, we’re all plugged in all the time. Journalists and communicators need to be the full package – and we don’t have time to waste feeling nervous or uncomfortable about public speaking.

You’re an ace at writing and communication, but how good are you when it comes to public speaking? Does the idea of standing up in front of a crowd make your skin crawl? Don’t let nerves hold you back from exploring new opportunities, and revenue streams like thought leadership and events. In our half day workshop, you’ll learn strategies to feel comfortable in a room full of people and how to make the camera your friend. With practical and fun exercises to explore a range of public speaking situations.

Who should attend:
You’re an ace at writing and communication, but get nervous at the thought of public speaking.

What you’ll take away:
Strategies and tips for feeling calm, prepared and articulate when in front of a crowd or camera.

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Training_ProBonoSELLING FAST - Pro Bono Australia present: Communications for not-for-profits
With Richenda Vermeulen from Ntegrity

Communicating mission is at the heart of most not-for-profit organisations’ work, and while there are often powerful stories to share with stakeholders, resources are always stretched to the limit. This workshop will explore techniques, tools and tips for effective and efficient communication strategies for not-for-profits.

How do you express the urgency of your organisation’s narrative and need, without overwhelming potential supporters and donors? Whether your mandate is raising awareness, raising money or building engagement, learn how to use storytelling in your communications to drive a strong call to action. Richenda will discuss building a campaign strategy, how to use storytelling techniques to help people understand your cause, calls to action, how social media can be effective, and the pros and cons of working with ambassadors/spokespeople.

If you would like to participate in the practical aspects of this training, please bring along your preferred device - laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Who should attend:
You’re working in marketing and communications for a not-for-profit and want to sharpen your skills, or you’re a freelance/former journalist looking to find work in the communications sector.

What you’ll take away:
Tools, ideas and inspiration for effective communications in the not-for-profit sphere.

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