I’ve met best-selling authors, well-known actors, national news anchors, politicians at all levels (even a presidential candidate), one first lady, as well as celebrities and internet pseudo-celebrities. I make it through most of these meetings focusing on the task at hand. I don’t go ‘fan girl’ for a lot of people.
But I am, at heart, a geek girl. So my giddy responses tend to run towards the geek factor. Shonali Burke is definitely going to get the fan girl response. I may be so bad as to ask her to pose for a photo. Why? Because she’s brilliant. And she’s coming to Houston.
Shonali Burke Workshop: Commo at the Speed of WARP
Sponsored by Houston Technology Center and A.Brink & Co.
Tue, Jul 19 2011 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM CDT
About Shonali Burke, ABC
Here’s What One Notable IABC Member Has to Say
“There’s a reason I call Shonali a “measurement maven”; she understands metrics, measures results and uses the data to make better business decisions. A strategic thinker who’s not afraid to roll up her sleeves, she knows communications today is a 24/7 cycle, and plans accordingly. Shonali is the consummate 21st century PR professional.”
~ Katie Delahaye Paine, CEO, KDPaine & Partners
And Here’s What We Have to Add
In social media circles nationwide, Shonali Burke, ABC is a super star. In 2010, she was named one of 25 Women Who Rock Social Media. In 2007, PR Week named her one of their Top 40 Under 40.
Prior to starting her consultancy in 2008, Shonali was the ASPCA’s Vice President, Media & Communications, where she was critical in re-inventing the organization’s communications function in its quest to be a leading resource on animal welfare, focusing on research-based, strategic, measurable and integrated communications. Working with measurement leaders KD Paine & Partners, she put in place the organization’s award-winning communications measurement program, which has become the gold standard for non-profit communications measurement.
Shonali is adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University’s M.A./Communication program and one of BNET’s cadre of business bloggers, as their Startup Storyteller. She also serves as editor for Network Solutions’ Women Grow Business blog community.
“I believe strongly in the power of community,” Shonali says, “to give back to the communication community that has given me so much, I am an active member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), through which I earned my accreditation in 2005. I am IABC/DC Metro‘s Immediate Past President (held the post 2009-2010) and am a past member of IABC’s International Accreditation Council.”
The summer doldrums are upon us and, due to low turnout, we’re discounting our prices an additional $30.00. Claim the very best pricing before midnight Wednesday, July 13; final deadline midnight Sunday, July 17. PRSA, AMA, and Social Media Breakfast members get the IABC Member Rate; and we’ve discounted student rates an additional $20 as well.Don’t miss this great value! We’ve set the agenda, details below. We’re offering GREAT content (and company), light breakfast, lunch, and valet parking – and some priceless one-on-one time with one of American’s top presenters on social media and measurement.
You can still attend! Registration info is on the IABC Houston site.