delivering media + communications + training for nonprofit organizations in Alberta

The social media workshop Marilyn gave to our communication team offered an excellent opportunity to create clarity on organizational communication strategies. I especially appreciated learning how to develop a strategy for achieving specific objectives and the numerous resources Marilyn provided in advance.

Lynn Labrecque King
Alberta College of Social Workers | Executive Director
19 April 2017

Marilyn’s customized media relations webinar series really showed us how to be proactive with broadcast and print media and clearly explained the fit with our overall communications strategy, audiences and objectives. We learned how to develop and pitch compelling story ideas to communicate our heritage advocacy messages. We had a big wish list and the combination of the videos, on-line tools, workbooks, templates, practice examples, critiques, and media training hit all the content check boxes.

Karen Paul
Calgary Heritage Initiative Society | Communications
10 March 2017

Great webinar to get set you up to create an engaging annual report; includes understanding the key elements, and how to present your content in a way that will capture your reader's attention.Thanks very much Marilyn, I really enjoyed it, and had many valuable takeaways!

Pam Thompson
Go Productivity | Relationship Manager
02 February 2017

The [Media Training] workshop was helpful in learning how to deal with the media, what they look for, and how to develop key messages under any circumstance. It was informative and much of it applies to life in general. Crisis can occur anytime, anywhere and the strategies to deal with them are useful to know.

Jesse Cole
Alberta Financial Services Corporation | Research Analyst
03 December 2016

Marilyn is a social media marvel. She is very knowledgeable of all social media outlets and given the fast-paced nature of social media, it is impressive that she is always up-to-date on the latest tactics. Marilyn makes sure everyone in her courses understands the material and no questions remain unanswered. Marilyn is easy to reach before and after your course should any additional questions arise. Her outreach system,, is efficient and allows Marilyn to keep in touch with all of us in her courses and share relevant material when she sees fit. I have taken more than one course with Marilyn, and plan on taking many more.

Courtney Sharma
Servants Anonymous Society of Calgary | Communications Coordinator
12 October 2016

Another very informative and hands-on workshop by Marilyn. It was helpful to review how to and then set up our own LinkedIn company page in the workshop. I also appreciated the opportunity of discussing and deciding how we might best use showcase pages,

Christine Hryniw
Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta | Marketing & Communications Coordinator
20 September 2016

An excellent [LinkedIn] workshop! If you're thinking about setting up a LinkedIn personal profile or company page, take Marilyn's workshop first. You'll save yourself lots of time!

Sheri McLean
Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta | Executive Director
20 September 2016

The [Snapchat] workshop really helped me get a better focus on what we need to do with our social media communications.

Kari Wisiewski
Tien Lung Taekwon-Do Club | Marketing & Communications Coordinator
06 September 2016

I learned a lot in the workshop, not only about Snapchat but also about other social media networks.

Jaime-Lynn Keller
Edmonton Minor Soccer Association | Social Media Coordinator
06 September 2016

The workshop was a great intro to Snapchat -- feels like learning a new language. I recommend this workshop to anyone wanting to communicate with the younger generation.

Candace Westeroth
TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre | Marketing & Communications Coordinator
06 September 2016

I recommend the [Crisis Communication] workshop. I especially appreciated learning how to craft statements and the information that should be already available to speed up the process.

Kali Carlson
Medicine Hat Women's Shelter | Human Resources Coordinator
20 July 2016

This [Crisis Communications] workshop should be necessary for all management levels. It helped me determine strengths and weaknesses of our organization's communication strategies in a crisis and how to better prepare to communicate effectively.

Meghan Brennan
Town of Taber | Communication & Project Coordinator
20 July 2016

The [Crisis Communication] workshop offers good resources for developing a crisis communication plan. I especially like the tips on creating a dark section of our website that we can display in very short order.

Susan Gel
Egg Farmers of Alberta | General Manager
20 July 2016

The [Crisis Communication] workshop was a very valuable three hours. A little knowledge goes a long way.

Courtney Sharma
Servants Anonymous | Communications Coordinator
18 July 2016

The [Crisis Communication] workshop was excellent, and the attendees were all working as a team as they shared their knowledge. Good group. This workshop should be a must attend for all heads of organizations. So happy I was able to attend. So happy you were able to put on this workshop. Thanks again. Job well done and information awesome!

Lucie Roy
Morinville Festival Society | Board Member
13 July 2016

Marilyn's Twitter workshop was relaxed and responsive to the needs of the people and organizations in the room. I'm sure I saved myself time and money in spades.

Laura Kate Jeffreys
Civil Service Union 52 | Labour Relations Officer
14 June 2016

The Twitter workshop offered lots of great information and resources you wouldn't find on your own.

Lan Diep
Civil Service Union 52 | Office Administrator
14 June 2016

We reviewed lots of available apps, websites and resources to help save time. Marilyn was very knowledgeable in the social media world and very personable while reviewing tools and resources available to be most effective in reaching out to the right people to convey the right message.

Christine Hryniw
Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta | Marketing & Program Administrator
14 June 2016

I learned how to use Twitter effectively and how to use it differently than Facebook. Although not new to Twitter, I learned things I didn't know existed and how to reach more followers.

Sarah Stauffer
Beaver County | Community Development Coordinator
14 June 2016

Great workshop to get you started tweeting the right way to engage the right people.

Susan Lungal
Beaver County | Community Development Officer
14 June 2016 | | |
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