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Communication Matters Series



  • Communication Matters Series, Session 1: The Impact of Type and Text | September 1, 9:00 to 11:30am
    Presenter: Amie Haar
    Thanks to technology, we have a wealth of choices for communicating in the office and beyond, but those choices often create challenges. Email a colleague when you should have called, and they might misunderstand your tone. Text your boss when you should have emailed, and you might risk them thinking you’re unprofessional. This session will help you know when it’s appropriate to email or text, and how to craft effective messages that match the tone, content and length your situation requires.  Tech tools will also be highlighted to help you communicate in a way that shows you can respect and connect with others. 

    Communication Matters Series, Session 2: Making the Most of One-On-One Meetings | September 15, 9:00 to 11:30am
    Presenter: Amie Haar
    Most of us have a love/hate relationship with meetings. Their exchange of ideas is mission critical, but the time spent away from our desk can be debilitating, especially if the meeting is poorly executed. All of that is magnified when the format is one-on-one, so it’s even more important to get the experience right. This session will offer strategies to up your meeting game, regardless of where you are on your org chart. Facilitator Amie Haar will explore how to prepare to get the best possible outcomes, how to stay present and focused from outside distractions, and how to manage your body language and read the language of the person with whom you’re meeting.

    Communication Matters Series, Session 3: Speaking Up in Small Groups | September 29, 9:00 to 11:30am
    Presenter: Amie Haar
    Our leadership readiness is often measured in part by our willingness to speak up in group settings. How we speak off-the-cuff can have a bigger impact on our career trajectory than formal presentations or speeches, because every single day we have an opportunity to make an impact by sharing our ideas.  This interactive session will lead you to discern your natural strengths when it comes to presenting your thoughts to others, as well as practical strategies to play to those strengths so you can effectively move your ideas forward.  Barriers to public speaking and work-arounds to manage them will be discussed, as well as time-tested methods to get your head in the right space before you meet with others to share your ideas.

    Communication Matters Series, Session 4: A Coaching Conversation | Scheduled Individually
    Presenter: Amie Haar
    Following the completion of the Communication Matters Series, instructor Amie Haar will schedule a 50-minute coaching call with each participant individually to answer questions, offer feedback, and provide support on what is working and what is not regarding communication styles and strategies.  Participants will be encouraged to take notes throughout the series sessions to ensure the conversation is uniquely beneficial for them.


  • These sessions will be hosted at Meridian Technology Center.

    If you discover that you will not be able to attend the event(s) you register for, please notify Marcy Luter at 405-377-3333 or marcyl@meridiantech.edu no later than three business days before the program to receive a full refund on your registration fee. If the notification is within three days of the program, we offer you the option to send someone in your place.

    If paying with credit card, please call Bursar office at 405-377-3333 ext. 322.
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