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Episode #46 – Stephanie Bickel on Creating Engaging Virtual Internal Events (and Speakers)

Amid health, economic and social crises, our leaders are being asked communicate like never before…. and almost all virtually.

For today’s comms pros, creating and facilitating engaging virtual town halls, conferences and important meetings is possible – and even culturally rewarding. Plus, you’re also helping your leaders communicate from their home offices.

Need some solid tips and advice? Enter virtual virtuoso Stephanie Bickel of Speak by Design. She shares her expertise on delivering compelling content with strategies that cover everything from engaging attendees in the virtual waiting room to closing on a note that will have people clapping at their computers.

Other resources:

  • Follow Speak by Design on LinkedIn.
  • Speak by Design is adds daily tips on Instagram.  Please follow, comment, and let us know what you think
  • Download this whitepaper – Own the Zoom – for tips on virtual meeting excellence.

Sharon McIntosh

Sharon McIntosh

Sharon McIntosh is a senior advisor for Consultants Collective as well as the president of And Then Communications. With more than two decades of communications experience, she has a passion for creating and executing new ideas to drive employee engagement at Fortune 500 companies. Now she’s turning her attention to helping other organizations great and small do the same. Her clients have included United Technologies, Otis Elevator, Toyota, Intercontinental Hotel Group, AbbVie, TEGNA media and AppSpace, among others. Most recently she served as PepsiCo’s vice president of Global Internal Communications, overseeing the company’s efforts to connect with its more than 274,000 employees worldwide. She and her team launched a number of innovative employee initiatives, including the company’s first social media training (SMART U), a social tool to share internal news externally and PepsiCo’s award-winning employee ambassador program. Before joining PepsiCo in 2004, Sharon spent seven years at Sears. Among her greatest contributions there, she launched a marketing strategy for all life events, ran user experience for the company’s e-commerce site and introduced the company’s first intranet. Prior to Sears, she worked at Waste Management, publishing more than 14 annual reports for various business units, managing shareholder meetings, drafting senior executive speeches and handling media relations.

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