Communicate more Strategically with Communications Expert Shari Graydon (Online)

Date: November 8 and 15 
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern

Homework will be assigned and due before session 2.

Our workshops are open to women and gender-diverse individuals only.

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You communicate multiple times every day and sometimes people on the receiving end respond as you’d like. But, sometimes they don’t. This workshop will help you increase your effectiveness. We break down the components of the process and provide proven strategies to use when planning high-stakes communication, both verbal and written. You arrive at the workshop having identified arenas in which you want to become more impactful, and then learn and practice applying a strategic frame and research-supported approaches relevant to a wide range of personal and professional communication situations. 

Facilitator and Informed Opinions Catalyst, Shari Graydon brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her press secretary and journalist background to the Communicate more Strategically workshop. She has trained thousands of women and gender-diverse individuals to effectively communicate their insights and influence public opinion through the media. With over 30 years of facilitation experience, Shari creates a dynamic learning environment where participants feel comfortable exploring new techniques and concepts. 


You’ll learn how to:

✔️ Apply a strategic frame to enhance your effectiveness in high-stakes communication situations. 

✔️ Critically assess your own and others’ communications to identify and eliminate obstacles to success. 

✔️ Increase the likelihood your communications will be seen and elicit the desired response. 

The course includes:

  • An advance workshop survey inviting participants to identify communication situations relevant to them, which allows us to tailor the training to their needs
  • Two 2-hour online sessions spaced one week apart to provide an opportunity to reflect on and apply strategies shared
    • Session 1 introduces the tools and strategies, and includes two practical exercises
    • Session 2 gives each participant the opportunity to test the tools on a communication situation of their choice and receive individual feedback
  • An hour of homework in between the sessions to apply the tools and draft a written or verbal message to test with the cohort

Receive up to 50% off if you’re an employee of a non-governmental organization with 10 or fewer employees, self-employed or a student.

What others have said about the workshop: 

“We participate in many trainings and I can genuinely say that this was one of the most impactful and valuable – thank you!” 

Looking forward to the next opportunity to improve communication skills under your leadership.” 


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Informed Opinions is a charitable organization committed to amplifying underrepresented voices. All workshop revenues are invested in future training, research and resources.


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