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2015 WiLL/WAND Communications Training: “Message Matters”


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Participants at the 2015 WiLL/WAND Communications Training in Minneapolis, MN.

On February 20-22, 2015, women leaders from several states joined WiLL/WAND and the Truman National Security Project for a communications training focused on understanding values-based communication, using social media strategically to communicate issues & values, incorporating story-telling and a personal narrative to successfully persuade an audience, how to personalize an op-ed template, how to write & get an op-ed publishe, and public speaking, radio & television interview tips. Many thanks to our trainers and partners from Truman National Security Project, and to all the women who joined us in Minneapolis, MN!

Thank you to the Arca Foundation, Colombe Foundation, Ploughshares Fund, Pfizer, Stewart R. Mott Foundation, and the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota for making this training possible, and to our reception sponsors AFSCME Minnesota, Minnesota Association of Professional Employees, Minnesota Insurance and Financial Services Council, SEIU Minnesota State Council, and St. Paul Teachers Pension PAC.

Resources for Participants:

"Message Matters" Agenda
"About WAND and WiLL" PowerPoint Presentation
Overview of Budget Priorities and Pentagon Spending
Talking Points on Budget Priorities
Budget Priorities op-ed template
Overview of Iran Nuclear Deal and Talking Points February 2015
Iran Negotiations op-ed template
Women, Peace, and Security Talking Points
Women Peace and Security op-ed template
Strategic Communications Training PowerPoint
Op-ed Training PowerPoint
Social Media Training PowerPoint
On-Camera Training PowerPoint

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