(Members Only) PRSA Employee Comms Webinar
Aug. 20, 9 a.m. PDT
Whether you’re looking for a new job because of a lay off or by choice, you have an opportunity to move your career forward. Join me as I encourage communications professionals to embrace their values and create a career vision that will guide their choices both in current roles and as they move on to new ones. This timely webinar is both for communications professionals who have lost their jobs due to layoffs or have found themselves wanting to move on because they realize their values don’t align with that of their current organization.
Past Speaking Engagements
IABC Connect2Comms Pacific Plains and Southern Region Conference 2019
Angee joined the smokin’ hot conference in Kansas City in October 2019 to share how IABC members can dare to be deliberate in their careers.
University of Missouri, School of Journalism 2019
Angee was honored and humbled when she returned to her alma mater in Columbia, Missouri to speak to strategic communications students about all things career related. She did multiple events including speaking to the Novak Leadership Institute class, a Q&A session with the American Advertising Federation (AAF) student chapter, and she even did some one-on-one and small group coaching sessions.
PRSA Connect 2018 and 2019
Angee did a powerful breakout session on creating your career vision to approximately 300 attendees of this internal communications conference in 2018. They invited her back to be the closing keynote speaker for the 2019 conference where she talked about what you can do right now to dare to be deliberate in your career. A couple of comments from participants included,
“Angee was fantastic and very inspiring. I loved how funny she was!”
“Excellent, practical advice – not just for me but in offering career counsel to my team.”
Dare to be Deliberate Workshops 2018
We brought the Dare to be Deliberate workshops to San Francisco and Seattle in 2018 and the results exceeded our hopes. In each session we had up to 20 mid-to-senior level communicators participating in highly interactive sessions designed to get attendees thinking about how they can take action to be more intentional in how they manage their careers. Here’s what some participants said after the event:
“Dare to be Deliberate gave me extremely valuable, action-oriented exercises to help me articulate my career vision and position me for future success.”
“Angee has created an exceptionally valuable event that gives communicators and marketers the insights, tools and best practices to help them be more intentional with every career decision.”
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2014, 2015 and 2016
Angee was thrilled for the opportunity to speak at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) three consecutive years. She shared great information to leaders to help them think differently before hiring, and then retain their top talent. She also did a “TED talk” style presentation in the community hub titled, “Getting it Right When the Story is You.” This conference for Microsoft Partners brings 16,000 people together from companies around the globe.
Angee earned recognition as one of the “best in show break out sessions” and has returned multiple times to these communicator’s conferences. She loves participating in them because of the amazing communications professionals she gets to meet and learn from.
University of Washington, Communications Leadership Program
As part of an ongoing relationship between the University of Washington’s Communication Leadership master’s program – MCDM and MCCN – Angee conducts multiple workshops geared toward helping these present and future communications leaders manage their career.
“Angee Linsey has made all the difference in our students’ success by giving them such essential strategic career guidance. Her workshops and career coaching have been fundamental to providing her constituents with the relevant insights necessary for today’s employment market. We’re lucky to have this lively, engaging, entrepreneurially-minded professional as our partner.” – Director, Communications Leadership master’s program at the University of Washington
Finding Your Career Path
This graduate program has given you direction, but there are many paths with a variety of opportunities that are ahead depending on your specific goals and talents. When faced with this question, “What is your ideal next job?” it is important to have put some thought behind the answer to ensure your career path is one where you can thrive. In this workshop, you will learn how to assess who you are, your skills and competencies, and what kind of environment would allow you to contribute to the best of your ability. This workshop is a great foundation and will help you tell your story for years to come.
Creating Key Messages to Tell Your Own Story
Most of us are great at talking about our company, our products and our teams, but when it comes to talking about ourselves, we often miss the mark. Whether in a job search, or simply speaking to someone about your career goals, it is important to have a solid communication strategy in place. The most powerful way to connect to that next great job opportunity (internally or with a new company), is to have meaningful conversations. This workshop will give you practical, hands-on methods for creating your communication strategy for job search, networking or expanding your responsibilities within the job you have. We will also cover ways to implement that strategy.
Job Search Tools – Resumes, Linked In, Portfolios and More
Your resume is an important introduction of your skills and experience, and in this workshop, we’ll cover how to present your talents in a way that tells your story well. But in addition to the resume, we’ll also discuss portfolios (electronic and hard copy versions), your social media and general online presence when it comes to job search.
Creating a Job Search Strategy (from a Communicator’s Perspective)
A Job Search Plan can be directly correlated to a communication plan. Why not approach your job search in a way that makes sense to most communications professionals? In this workshop, you will learn how to approach your job search like you approach a communications plan. From evaluating where you are and where you want to go, targeting your audience, and setting timelines to creating a career development path that makes sense. Whether currently in a job search, or simply speaking to someone about your career goals, thinking through the job search plan is as important as a communication plan is before any project launch.
Interviews and Beyond
As communicators, interviewing for a new role would seem like a walk in the park, using one of your best skills to land that next great opportunity. Unfortunately, the many lessons often taught by communicators, are not put into practice for themselves during an interview. In this workshop, we’ll practice the four steps that will ensure you are ready to share valuable and relevant information, using tools you already have in your communicator’s toolbox.
University of Washington, Undergraduate Communications Program
In 2016, Angee taught a one-credit course to UW undergraduate students in the Communications program. Over the course of two afternoons, she helped students figure out how to best tell their own story, create resumes and Linked In profiles that capture the attention of future employers, and great long-term career development strategies for success.