Catalyst Communications

Keynote and Training

Tailored to You

  • Workshops and presentations tailored to any organization’s needs.
  • Custom training leads communication teams through simple planning processes that results in measurable communication plans and crisis processes poised to deploy.
  • Speaking engagements leave attendees with real tools they can implement in their work places.

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Be Strategic–Staying Out of Tactic Alley

Planning takes many forms, some of them confusing and complex. Mary Ann will teach you and your team a simple planning process and provide one-one coaching that leads to practical, executable, measurable plans.

Create practical, measurable plans that are dynamic and flexible. This unique three-step process enables your team to become accomplished planners with a minimum of stress. Customized for your planning team and facilitated on site.

This educational opportunity has three components:

  1. A three-hour group interactive seminar to begin to grasp the fundamentals of planning.
  2. One-on-one sessions of about 45 minutes each where each team member receives assistance as he/she works on specific areas of the process that are stumbling blocks for that person.
  3. A block of consulting hours, planned at an average of two hours per person, to be used by your team for review and advice as they develop plans for their in-house clients.

Practical Planning delivers a planning process that moves quickly to measurable goals that are supported by realistic strategies and tactics. Because it is a dynamic tool, you and your team will:

  • Save time because you know what you want to achieve and how you will accomplish it.
  • Be able to better allocate human and financial resources.
  • Have a means to evaluate new opportunities and adjust your plan as appropriate.
  • Ensure that your goals are tied to your organization’s goals.
  • Avoid Being a Passenger on Your Information Highway

    Today’s information highway resembles the German Autobahn in terms of speed. The 24-hour cable news organizations, online news services and social media venues are ravenous monsters for words to fill space. Learn why having a process in place, which is routinely reviewed and practiced, often prevents a situation from becoming a crisis. Mary Ann will guide you through a crisis communication process that gives you the foundation to manage communication during any adverse event. The session will cover:

  • Thinking beyond the obvious triggers
  • Identifying the crisis team
  • Institutionalizing the process
  • Assessing the situation before acting
  • Moving forward with responsible communication
  • Basic of Effective Communication

    Today most of us suffer from information overload as messages come at us from a myriad of venues from short bursts through Twitter to long commentaries in newspapers. But – how much of this “communication” is truly effective? Learn or relearn the basics of effective communication and a simple method to bring effective communication back online in your business. Participants will learn about:

    • Myths that Create Barriers to Communication
    • Clues that Communication is Inadequate or Failing
    • Common Success Indicators for Excellence in Communication
    • Basic Steps to Break the Cycle and Get Communication on Track
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