September Breakfast: How to Survive (and Thrive!) When You Host the President – Or Any High-Profile Visitor

You’re invited to FPRA’s September Breakfast Program:

Thursday, September 27, 2012
University Club (150 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL)
8:00 a.m. – Registration
8:30 a.m. – Presentation

When you organize an event around the most powerful man in the world, a few things are different. Like having your personal phone conversations tapped, for example. And there’s more – much more.  Melanie Forbrick, APR, Vice President of Communications at Siemens Energy, will share lessons learned from hosting the President of the United States, including fun stories and behind-the-scenes insights from her once-in-a-lifetime experience.

You’ll also learn Melanie’s tips for working with high-profile visitors, such as:

·         How to pitch your location or event for the visit

·         Helping speech writers with messages, not just facts

·         Branding the location for photos and media

·         Engaging online audiences through blogging and repurposing video feeds and photos

Register NOW!

About the Speaker
Melanie Forbrick, APR, is responsible for directing strategic external and internal communications in support of Siemens Energy’s global business objectives. In this role, she oversees communications activities in the global Energy Service Division, including strategic communications planning, marketing communications, events and tradeshows, advertising, media relations, internal communications, and visual graphic production. In addition, Melanie oversees communications for Siemens Energy, Inc. in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

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