We have finalized our speaker list, and we are excited to have four fantastic presentations to offer attendees. As a reminder, our speakers include:
- Kimberly Jondahl, who will present "Enhancing Mindfulness in the Workplace" with tips for practicing mindfulness at work, as well as provide real-life professional examples of how to incorporate mindfulness into your programs, customer service, marketing, word choices, and public spaces.
- Monica Hannan will discuss “Authenticity: The Key to Communication”. There are all kinds of ways to get your message across. You can go the formal route, which is safe, or you can go out on a limb and let your personality and life story come into play. Hannan is an Emmy-Award-winning news manager, television anchor and talk show host at NBC affiliate, KFYR-TV, in Bismarck, N.D.
- Rob Keller will present "How to Survive a Media Crisis … When You (Or Your Agency) Become the Story?" His presentation revolves around three major themes: planning, preparation, and execution. When you set the conditions early it can lead to not only individuals thriving in chaos, but organizational resilience after the fact.
- Ed Sargeant, Steph Scheurer, and Derek Milner from Agency MABU will present "What's in it for me?” Understanding Your Audience. In a world with instant-everything and short attention spans, how can you capture your audience’s attention to deliver your message? will guide you through our strategic marketing process, help you decipher the tools, and provide examples to help you achieve purposeful communication.
Before our speakers share their knowledge, we will hold our annual membership meeting at 9 a.m. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about the organization, who serves in various roles and elect officers for 2019-2020. Our first speaker will begin at 10 a.m. and we will be wrapped up around 3:30 to allow people time to travel. A full schedule has been posted on the conference page.
Your conference registration also includes the banquet on Thursday night. The banquet is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Radisson, and the event will highlight member milestones, our communicator of achievement as well as the results of the communications contest. We will be sending an email to all attendees after registration closes on March 8 to ask for a headcount regarding the banquet because it is a plated meal (which is included in the registration cost).
If you have any questions regarding the upcoming event, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a reminder, our conference is possible due to the generosity of our sponsors: Forum Communications, Bell Bank, MDU Resources Group, The Skrive, Click Content Studios, Odney and Lou Richardson.
-Danielle Teigen, NDPC President