Wednesday, August 19th, 12 p.m. EST
Free members-only event
Former New York Times Op-Ed editor Trish Hall wants to help you get your point across.
Join us on August 19th at 12 p.m. EST via Zoom for a conversation between Hall and WMG member Lydia Denworth, Contributing Editor at Scientific American and author of Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond. Hall will share her illuminating insights on the techniques and psychology of persuasive writing and answers your questions, while divulging stories of editing everyone from Nobel Prize winners and global strongmen (Vladimir Putin) to first-time pundits (Angelina Jolie). Some of the topics she’ll discuss:
Hall spent years immersed in argument, passion, and trendsetting ideas―but also in tangled sentences, migraine-inducing jargon, and dull-as-dishwater writing. In her talk and Q&A, she’ll highlight what works, what doesn’t, and how to effectively communicate above the digital noise. Of her clear, concise, and beguiling book, Writing to Persuade (which Publishers Weekly calls “profound”), bestselling author Adam Grant says, “She turns drivel into prose and rambling thoughts into elegant arguments. At long last, she’s revealing her secret sauce.”
A not-to-be-missed master class in the art of persuasion, click here to sign up for the event. And don’t forget to buy a copy of Trish Hall's indispensable book, Writing to Persuade, now available in paperback and Lydia Denworth's book, Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond.
Stacey's theme is: Supporting #BLM in Business: What to say; what to do; how to help
Here's how it works:
WMG's "small dinners" are a fun and informal way for members to connect and really get to know each other. Our Small Dinners Program will take on a virtual form this Summer, using the WMG Zoom account for remote socializing.
We have a fantastic line up of virtual hostesses from among our WMG members. Sign up for a date and time that works for you and we will send you a Zoom link. Each meeting has a 6 person limit.
It's a wonderful way to meet meet other talented, high-energy women, all ready to assist one another in our professional endeavors.
Email us at email@example.com with any questions.
Kelly & Susan's theme is: Literary Trivia – from quotes to stories to little-known facts
Jill's theme is: Bourbon Night - BYOB!
A message from Jill: In ordinary times, I would host a Bourbon night with a tasting of several spirits and a discussion of the merits of each, followed by some tasty supper - maybe Bourbon sloppy joes with cheddar cheese and pickled onions. But we will make do with a virtual meet up. So IF you are a Bourbon fan, have a favorite bottle or cocktail on hand and share your thoughts and enthusiasm with us. Why is it your go to choice? What brought you to Bourbon? What recipes have you tried (if any) that work with this spirit? If you are NOT a Bourbon fan, join in anyway! Any drink will do. Obviously we will move on to the topics of the day: how we are all surviving; what we have learned from this pandemic; best reading (a most subjective question) for this period; and the most binge worthy TV we have each discovered. And anything else you want to discuss! See you later in the summer. Cheers!
Tuesday, September 15, 12:00 p.m. EST
Free to attend for members. Guests welcome!
The world is in crisis mode as a result of the coronavirus, and women in particular are more overwhelmed, stressed and exhausted…all the time. But in spite of stress, you can learn how to read the signs that your body is sending, make better choices in time and food/drink consumption without feeling guilty or desperate, and optimize your wellbeing.
During this virtual session, you’ll learn:
Sharon Holand Gelfand, a functional diagnostic nutritionist, coach and speaker, transforms the lives of health minded professional women who are stressed out and overwhelmed by getting to the root of their most common health complaints through target testing, not guessing. She incorporates the results with their symptoms and flexible food choices to find the missing pieces of their health puzzle so they can reclaim their health and their lives. Sharon is also the creator of The G.U.T. Method®, a 3-step system to empower you to take back control of your health and the basis for her new book, The G.U.T. Method: Secrets Beyond Your Plate for Healthier, More Energetic Living.
Thursday, October 1, 12:00 p.m. EST
U.S. payrolls grew by 4.8 million in June, according to the Labor Department, but the totality of damage to the economy as a result of the pandemic may not be known until well into 2021. As the coronavirus continues to rage throughout the world, where do you stand as an employee, employer or entrepreneur? Is your resume current and ready to go if you need to make a move or simply desire a change in your career and livelihood?
Lesley Yvonne Hunter is president of Resume Makeover and Lesley Yvonne LLC. Lesley is a licensed Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and copywriter and member of PARW/CC (Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches). Her resume writing experience is vast as she has reconstructed and given resume makeovers to various clients cross-industry from recent college graduates to high-level executives. Some of the clients Lesley has worked for have applied for and obtained jobs in the fields of accounting, management, sales, entertainment, law, design, education, writing, administration, government and others. In her free time, she may be playing piano as she is a classically trained pianist since age 4. She is also a lover of languages and is fluent in French and Italian and has basic proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
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