Craft the Right Message to Promote your Volunteer Program

Craft the Right Message to Promote your Volunteer Program

Back by popular demand! Amber Nelson was a very popular speaker at Ed Day a few years ago, and will return to help us craft good messages to recruit and retain great volunteers. Amber D. Nelson launched Lingo Consulting, Inc. to address the many umms and errs of the world. With a degree in Journalism from Boston University and more than 20 years experience crafting messages with organizations and individuals across the nation, she knows how to talk, how to listen and how to communicate in a way that gets things done. She is a RIVA-certified moderator with a strong business mind, a quick wit, and a sense of adventure. She regularly conducts workshops and seminars on effective communication, moderates focus groups and ethnographies and coaches clients in strategic workplace communication.

Who is Your Communications Role Model?

Who is Your Communications Role Model?

What? You’ve never thought about a communications role model? Just like you have sport, fashion, professional, or familial role models, I recommend you identify a communications role model. Think about those people you admire most. Maybe it’s a football player who displays great sportsmanship by offering a helping hand to the guy he just bulldozed. Perhaps you like the quirky way a particular actress mixes and matches her wardrobe pieces. You could love the precision of a Martha Stewart holiday or be drawn to the beautiful mess of your aunt’s wild kitchen experiments. I encourage you to go through the same process in regard to communication. Look around your world at your officemates, your management team, business gurus, the characters on your favorite TV shows, your friends and family: who among them demonstrates your version of an excellent communicator? Read More »

Using Your Words to Increase Your Worth

Using Your Words to Increase Your Worth

Amber D. Nelson, Founder and President of Lingo Consulting, shared a great workshop at Education Day 2014 about how to communicate our impact. When we talk about our organizations, do we talk about being a little nonprofit or helping people, or do we talk about transforming lives and our world? Do we talk about volunteers as people who do little things to help out or do we talk about them as agents of change? One of Amber’s many recommendations: listen to how you talk about your work and make small changes. For example, instead of saying  ‘I’m just a volunteer,’ talk about saving animals’ lives, making kids successful in school, etc.

Register for Education Day by Sept. 24

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