NSBE Region IV Leadership Conference Communications Zone Functional Saturday, August 18, 2007 Monique D. Hutcherson, Regio...
Overview <ul><li>What is the Communications Zone </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary Functio...
What is the Communications Zone? <ul><li>The Communications Zone consists of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secretary </li></ul></...
Communications Zone Structure Regional Publications/Public  Relations Chair Chapter  Publications  Chairs Chapter Public  ...
RIV Communications Zone <ul><li>Nickname: “The Link” </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: To provide resourceful publications for the m...
2007-2008 Communications Zone <ul><li>National Executive Board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laura Jenkins, Secretary,  [email_add...
2007-2008 Communications Zone <ul><li>National Alumni Extension </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stacie Suggs, Secretary,  [email_add...
2007-2008 Communications Zone <ul><li>Region IV Advisory Board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ayaba McNeal,  [email_address] </li><...
Icebreaker <ul><li>Communications Zone Bingo: C-Zingo </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce yourself to your counterparts </li></ul>...
Secretary Functional
Secretary Introduction <ul><li>Monique D. Hutcherson </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4th Year...
Secretary Duties from the By-laws <ul><li>Record and report minutes [action items] of  ALL  Chapter meetings and other Cha...
Other Secretary Duties <ul><li>Record attendance at all Chapter meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Proof read chapter magazines an...
Effective Communication <ul><li>Give the membership information they need and want </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey the member...
Newsletters <ul><li>Interesting articles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use campus resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be creative </l...
Newsletter Template Examples
Newsletter Template Examples
Newsletter Template Examples
Flyers <ul><li>Include the date, time and cost (if any) </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight any additional incentives </li></ul><u...
Flyer Examples
Memo <ul><li>Include the NSBE Header </li></ul><ul><li>To: </li></ul><ul><li>From: </li></ul><ul><li>Date: </li></ul><ul><...
Minutes/Action Items Protocol <ul><li>Executive Board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Call to order </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Date ...
Reports <ul><li>NO MORE Chapter Monthly Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Transition Reports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Duties </li></u...
The NSBE Logo <ul><li>The smallest the logo should be reduced for printed documents is 3/8” wide and 5/16” tall </li></ul>...
The NSBE Logo continued <ul><li>It’s advised to show National Society of Black Engineers in supporting subheadings or text...
Do’s & Don’ts <ul><li>Do </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Try to participate in ALL NSBE functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold yo...
In the end… <ul><li>Have fun </li></ul><ul><li>Request information early </li></ul><ul><li>Use your counterparts as resour...
Publications/Public Relations Chair Functional
<ul><li>Vincent Iduma </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan Technological University </li></ul><ul><li>5th year student </li></ul><ul...
<ul><ul><li>National Publications Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jessyca Erin Jackson </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><u...
Regional Responsibilities <ul><li>Duties as outlined in the Regional Bylaws </li></ul><ul><li>“ City of Interest” </li></u...
Chapter Responsibilities <ul><li>Duties as outlined in Chapter Constitution and Bylaws </li></ul><ul><li>Generate good pub...
Publications: NSBE Circuit <ul><li>Region IV Newsletter:  The Circuit </li></ul><ul><li>Released once a month( 3 rd  Frida...
<ul><li>Newsletter content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate/Alumni Corner  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NSBE Summer Options  ...
PR Media Breakdown National PR Chair Regional PR Chair Regions 1-6 National Mainstream News Media National Mainstream Blac...
How To Write A Press Release Public Relations: Two-way communication between an organization and the public to create a po...
<ul><li>For Immediate Release   For more information: </li></ul><ul><li>  Regional Contact </li></ul><ul><li>  ph: xxx-xxx...
<ul><li>Clear sentence structure </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Short paragraphs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Public service announcements </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spot announcements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ as...
Strategic Planning: Chapter Focus <ul><li>Primary Press Release Focuses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Walk For Education  </li><...
Telecommunications Functional
<ul><li>Computer Engineering major </li></ul><ul><li>Developed an interest in web design in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Develop...
<ul><li>AIM: symplexdiva </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo: meah55 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: r4telecom@gmail.com </li></ul><ul><li>Ph...
<ul><li>To provide online access to all NSBE Documents </li></ul><ul><li>To maintain all NSBE Internet communication tools...
Responsibilities <ul><li>To increase and maintain a high level of technical excellence within the organization, that is cu...
<ul><li>To assess and unify the technical talents of the organization, to better serve NSBE   </li></ul><ul><li>How good a...
<ul><li>“ Website of the Month”  </li></ul><ul><li>Help with site redesign </li></ul><ul><li>“ T-Comm Zone” Monthly Update...
<ul><li>Set aside time to work on maintaining your website </li></ul><ul><li>Work ahead of time as much as possible </li><...
<ul><li>Keep in touch with your colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Call me or email me if you have any questions, are getting fr...
Our Expectations <ul><li>Participate on monthly conference calls </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent communication </li></ul><ul><l...
Questions?
Communications Plan <ul><li>Break up into groups of 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Come up with a communications plan for your group ...
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    1. 1. NSBE Region IV Leadership Conference Communications Zone Functional Saturday, August 18, 2007 Monique D. Hutcherson, Region IV Secretary Vincent Iduma, Region IV Publications/Public Relations Chair Chichi Aneke, Region IV Telecommunications Chair
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>What is the Communications Zone </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary Functional </li></ul><ul><li>Publications/Public Relations Functional </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunications Functional </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is the Communications Zone? <ul><li>The Communications Zone consists of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secretary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publications Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Relations Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecommunications Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Communications Zone is responsible for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publications (i.e. newsletters, brochures, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintaining minutes and action items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintaining the website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting information out to the membership </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Communications Zone Structure Regional Publications/Public Relations Chair Chapter Publications Chairs Chapter Public Relations Chairs Regional Telecommunications Chair Chapter Telecommunications Chairs Chapter Secretaries National Telecommunications Chair National Secretary National Publications Chair National Public Relations Chair Regional Secretary & Regional Comm Zone Leader
    5. 5. RIV Communications Zone <ul><li>Nickname: “The Link” </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: To provide resourceful publications for the membership. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: To create a strong network between Region IV chapters. </li></ul>
    6. 6. 2007-2008 Communications Zone <ul><li>National Executive Board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laura Jenkins, Secretary, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cynthia Bossard, Public Relations Chair, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jessyca Erin Jackson, Publications Chair, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Region IV Executive Board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monique D. Hutcherson, Secretary, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vincent Iduma, Publications/Public Relations Chair, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chichi Aneke, Telecommunications Chair, [email_address] </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. 2007-2008 Communications Zone <ul><li>National Alumni Extension </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stacie Suggs, Secretary, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Akissi Lewis, Public Relations Chair, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yolanda Turner-Smith, Publications Chair, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meisha Thompson, Telecommunications Chair, telecomm@nsbe-ae.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Region IV Alumni Extension </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monique Lake, Secretary, moniquelake@sbcglobal.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ladonia Stivers, Publications Chair, [email_address] .com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ervin Harden, Telecommunications Chair, bigerv911@yahoo.com </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. 2007-2008 Communications Zone <ul><li>Region IV Advisory Board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ayaba McNeal, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aisha Lewis, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>World Headquarters (WHQ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pamela Sharif, Publisher, [email_address] .org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lashonda Winston, Media Coordinator, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eric Addison, Editorial & PR Executive, eaddison@nsbe.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mia Hampton, Project Coordinator, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jerard Hawkins, Director of Information Technology, jhawkins@nsbe.org </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Icebreaker <ul><li>Communications Zone Bingo: C-Zingo </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce yourself to your counterparts </li></ul><ul><li>Those who qualify should sign the box </li></ul><ul><li>The first person to get 4-in-a-row wins! </li></ul>
    10. 10. Secretary Functional
    11. 11. Secretary Introduction <ul><li>Monique D. Hutcherson </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4th Year Graduating Senior </li></ul><ul><li>University of Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Appointed to the REB </li></ul><ul><li>Hobbies: Singing, working out </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Fact: I have freckles on my tongue. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Secretary Duties from the By-laws <ul><li>Record and report minutes [action items] of ALL Chapter meetings and other Chapter business </li></ul><ul><li>Keep and maintain updated files of Chapter correspondence and be responsible for submitting old files to [me] </li></ul><ul><li>Revise and maintain Chapter By-laws and submit changes as they are proposed </li></ul><ul><li>Preside over the Communications Zone </li></ul><ul><li>Produce an official transition report at the close of the term of office </li></ul>
    13. 13. Other Secretary Duties <ul><li>Record attendance at all Chapter meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Proof read chapter magazines and web content </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a Strategic Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare and submit monthly reports </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as Vice-President if he/she resigns or is impeached </li></ul><ul><li>Vote </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute NSBE related e-mails to your chapter </li></ul><ul><li>Represent the Mother Region </li></ul><ul><li>Represent the Society as a whole </li></ul>
    14. 14. Effective Communication <ul><li>Give the membership information they need and want </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey the membership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask them yourself! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Email (nothing too excessive) </li></ul><ul><li>Flyers </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is a great venue for communications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Start publicizing EARLY </li></ul><ul><li>Memos </li></ul>
    15. 15. Newsletters <ul><li>Interesting articles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use campus resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be creative </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight important articles on the front page </li></ul><ul><li>Use high quality pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Change your format every couple of years </li></ul>
    16. 16. Newsletter Template Examples
    17. 17. Newsletter Template Examples
    18. 18. Newsletter Template Examples
    19. 19. Flyers <ul><li>Include the date, time and cost (if any) </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight any additional incentives </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative </li></ul><ul><li>Add any necessary corporate sponsorship information </li></ul>
    20. 20. Flyer Examples
    21. 21. Memo <ul><li>Include the NSBE Header </li></ul><ul><li>To: </li></ul><ul><li>From: </li></ul><ul><li>Date: </li></ul><ul><li>Subject: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear and Concise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul>
    22. 22. Minutes/Action Items Protocol <ul><li>Executive Board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Call to order </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Items </li></ul></ul><ul><li>General Membership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary of announcements/updates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Distribute the Minutes within 48 hours </li></ul>
    23. 23. Reports <ul><li>NO MORE Chapter Monthly Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Transition Reports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Duties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accomplished </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities for improvement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact information </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. The NSBE Logo <ul><li>The smallest the logo should be reduced for printed documents is 3/8” wide and 5/16” tall </li></ul><ul><li>There is no maximum size </li></ul><ul><li>The torch should always be accompanied by the registration mark. </li></ul><ul><li>It cannot stand alone…it should be used with the name of the Society </li></ul>
    25. 25. The NSBE Logo continued <ul><li>It’s advised to show National Society of Black Engineers in supporting subheadings or text…if possible </li></ul><ul><li>Whenever the chapter uses NSBE, your school name is after the trade name with a hyphen between them </li></ul><ul><li>This is acceptable for folders, balloons, mugs, or other situations where the object is a dark color. </li></ul><ul><li>The logo art may be printed in white, gold, or gold foil. </li></ul>
    26. 26. Do’s & Don’ts <ul><li>Do </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Try to participate in ALL NSBE functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold your chapter accountable for their action items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use your advisor and REB as resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be friendly/smile!!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoy your term in office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get as much out of NSBE as possible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss CEB problems with the membership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neglect the membership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show up late for meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Act inappropriately on your campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give false information!!! </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. In the end… <ul><li>Have fun </li></ul><ul><li>Request information early </li></ul><ul><li>Use your counterparts as resources </li></ul><ul><li>Always ask advisors for input </li></ul>
    28. 28. Publications/Public Relations Chair Functional
    29. 29. <ul><li>Vincent Iduma </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan Technological University </li></ul><ul><li>5th year student </li></ul><ul><li>Biomedical Engineering & Material Science </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Cell#: (313) 320-3893 </li></ul>Contact Info
    30. 30. <ul><ul><li>National Publications Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jessyca Erin Jackson </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] .org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Public Relations Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cynthia Bossard </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul>National Counterpart
    31. 31. Regional Responsibilities <ul><li>Duties as outlined in the Regional Bylaws </li></ul><ul><li>“ City of Interest” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinate Media Relations w/National PR Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit Press Releases </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Produce NSBE Regional Newsletter ( The Circuit ) </li></ul><ul><li>Assist Chapter PR Chairs as needed </li></ul>
    32. 32. Chapter Responsibilities <ul><li>Duties as outlined in Chapter Constitution and Bylaws </li></ul><ul><li>Generate good publicity for your chapter </li></ul><ul><li>Submitting Press Releases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School Newspaper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Newspaper(s) </li></ul></ul>
    33. 33. Publications: NSBE Circuit <ul><li>Region IV Newsletter: The Circuit </li></ul><ul><li>Released once a month( 3 rd Friday of each month) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Article submission deadlines in parentheses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Friday, August 17, 2007 – RLC (Friday, July 27, 2007) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Friday, September 21, 2007 (Friday, August 31, 2007) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Friday, October 19, 2007 (Friday, September 28, 2007) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Friday, November 16, 2007 – FRC (Friday, October 26, 2007) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Friday, December 7, 2007 (Friday, November 23, 2007) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Friday, January 18, 2008 (Friday, December 28, 2008) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Friday, February 15, 2008 (Friday, February 25, 2008) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thursday, March 27, 2008 (Friday, February 29, 2008) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Friday, May 2, 2008 (Friday, April 11, 2008) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    34. 34. <ul><li>Newsletter content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate/Alumni Corner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NSBE Summer Options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Member Spotlight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter Spotlight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Region IV Membership Statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letter from the Publisher </li></ul></ul>Publications: NSBE Circuit
    35. 35. PR Media Breakdown National PR Chair Regional PR Chair Regions 1-6 National Mainstream News Media National Mainstream Black Media Chapter PR Chair “ City of Interest” News Media “ City of Interest” News Media School Newspaper Local Newspaper(s)
    36. 36. How To Write A Press Release Public Relations: Two-way communication between an organization and the public to create a positive image. To Inform!
    37. 37. <ul><li>For Immediate Release For more information: </li></ul><ul><li> Regional Contact </li></ul><ul><li> ph: xxx-xxx-xxxx </li></ul><ul><li> Email: xxxxxxx.com </li></ul><ul><li>HEADLINE </li></ul><ul><li>Subheadline </li></ul><ul><li>Dateline—First Paragraph (5Ws) </li></ul><ul><li>Second Paragraph—supports the first with additional detail </li></ul><ul><li>Third Paragraph—Typically includes a quote </li></ul><ul><li>Fourth Paragraph—includes additional info </li></ul><ul><li>Final Paragraph—Boilerplate information and number </li></ul>How To Write A Press Release
    38. 38. <ul><li>Clear sentence structure </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Short paragraphs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Proper grammar </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simple words </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Active voice </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>A SECOND SET OF EYES IS KEY </li></ul>How To Write A Press Release
    39. 39. <ul><li>Public service announcements </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spot announcements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ as-recorded” spots </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Standard length </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10 seconds, or about 25 words </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>20 seconds, or about 45 words </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>30 seconds, or about 65 words </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>60 seconds, or about 125 words (not as common) </li></ul></ul></ul>Public Service Announcements
    40. 40. Strategic Planning: Chapter Focus <ul><li>Primary Press Release Focuses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Walk For Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fall Regional Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signature Programs from National Programs Zone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NSBE Day (if applicable) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer service, Quiz Bowl, anything that promotes your chapter!!! BE CREATIVE!!!!! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Press Release Thrusts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School Newspaper (PRIMARY FOCUS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Newspaper(s) (SECONDARY FOCUS) </li></ul></ul>
    41. 41. Telecommunications Functional
    42. 42. <ul><li>Computer Engineering major </li></ul><ul><li>Developed an interest in web design in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Developed an interest in graphic design circa 2002 which now greatly influences my web design work. </li></ul><ul><li>Work I’ve done recently www.one3snapshot.com www.theehlp.com </li></ul>Who’s Chichi?
    43. 43. <ul><li>AIM: symplexdiva </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo: meah55 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: r4telecom@gmail.com </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 260-615-5628 </li></ul>Contacting Me
    44. 44. <ul><li>To provide online access to all NSBE Documents </li></ul><ul><li>To maintain all NSBE Internet communication tools </li></ul>Responsibilities
    45. 45. Responsibilities <ul><li>To increase and maintain a high level of technical excellence within the organization, that is current with the latest technological advancements </li></ul><ul><li>What kinds of software are you familiar with and use for maintaining your chapter website? </li></ul>
    46. 46. <ul><li>To assess and unify the technical talents of the organization, to better serve NSBE </li></ul><ul><li>How good are you with web design? </li></ul><ul><li>What would you like to get better at? </li></ul><ul><li>If you think you are good at what you do, are you willing to show someone else the ropes? </li></ul>Responsibilities
    47. 47. <ul><li>“ Website of the Month” </li></ul><ul><li>Help with site redesign </li></ul><ul><li>“ T-Comm Zone” Monthly Update </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider this my monthly report to you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You will receive an informal newsletter on tips to enhance your skills and increase productivity. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T-Comm Chair of the Month - highlighting chairs who are doing exceptional work *Address whatever issues you have from your monthly reports </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What else would you like to see? </li></ul>Incentives
    48. 48. <ul><li>Set aside time to work on maintaining your website </li></ul><ul><li>Work ahead of time as much as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Scream if you need to  </li></ul>Coping with your responsibilities
    49. 49. <ul><li>Keep in touch with your colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Call me or email me if you have any questions, are getting frustrated, want to brag, need advice…anything! </li></ul><ul><li>School comes first </li></ul>Don’t forget…
    50. 50. Our Expectations <ul><li>Participate on monthly conference calls </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent communication </li></ul><ul><li>Article submissions for The Circuit </li></ul><ul><li>Live out the NSBE mission </li></ul><ul><li>Publications: Submit chapter newsletters </li></ul>
    51. 51. Questions?
    52. 52. Communications Plan <ul><li>Break up into groups of 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Come up with a communications plan for your group for an event of your choice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NSBE Picnic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event date: Friday, September 28 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What would you do to publicize the event? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flyer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Press Release </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mini-website </li></ul></ul>

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