"Every organization that ever encounters a camera or microphone must have this workshop."
-Graham Webber, Dean of Music, Dance and Design, Vancouver Community College
"Fantastic session that moved our presentation quality ahead light years in just six hours."
-David Rosen, Sr. Product Manager, Electronic Arts
Della Smith (@dellasmitty) received a 70% very satisfied 29% satisfied rating for tonight's #cprs event! (Via @dchatterton)
"Customized to our group's needs. Engaging and interactive."
-Jordan Edelstein, VP, Electronic Arts
"The workshop was catered to our needs and exceeded all expectations. I actually looked forward to not only presenting, but to hear my other colleagues."
-Kathryn Peck, Digital Communications Manager, Electronic Arts
@dellasmitty : thanks for the great @vancity twitter workshop this morning! looking forward to using what we learned!
Thank you @Vancity and @dellasmitty for a great #socialmedia training today. We're now fully ready to rock the Twitterverse!
“Everyone who deals with the media should attend this workshop.”
-Eileen Bennewith, Community Nutritionist, VIHA
“The ‘reality’ of the workshop – knowing better how the media works, Della’s experience and practical, doable advice on how to work with media. The real experience of being interviewed and watching others being interviewed was valuable.”
-Ellen Brown, Site Manager, West Coast General Hospital, VIHA
“Very clear knowledge derived from experience, and capable of delivering a great learning experience.”
-Grant Hollett, Director, Planning and Community Engagement, VIHA
“Highly effective training. A most worthwhile investment for any consumer products company.”
Neville Israel, Sun Rich Fresh Foods
“Excellent workshop. If there was a part 2 - would love to take. Non-intimidating, supportive environment to practice skills.”
-Lois Dixon, Fraser Health Authority
“It was so much needed that I feel everyone in a managerial position should benefit from one of these workshops educational/ training session.”
-Akbar Bayanzadeh, Addictions Leader, Fraser Health Authority
“I feel prepared to work with the media to promote my message in a positive manner.”
-Anna Bozac, Director, Food and Nutrition, Fraser Health Authority
“It was the best workshop I’ve attended. I learned a lot and had a great time.”
-Harry Henderson, Multi-Channel Sales & Service Manager, Mountain Equipment Co-op.
“Best media training to date, good media awareness, good role models, and positive experience.”
-Brent Palmer, Mountain Equipment Co-op
“Framing media requests as an opportunity is an important shift in my thinking.”
-Marianne McLennan, Vancouver Island Health Authority
“A very worthwhile day. Essential training for any professional who will have to work with the media.”
-Elizabeth Brodkin, Community Medical Residency Program
“Highly recommended! I enjoyed the factual, supportive environment where everyone's learning was reinforced in a positive way. It took the fear and stress out of the equation. And I think personally, that I found my groove when it comes to dealing with the media, which was a big step forward for me.”
-Catherine Roome, Chief Operating Officer, BC Safety Authority
“A tremendous learning opportunity. Every single minute was valuable. I’ve lost my fear of the press.”
-Stephanie Melvin, Director of Hearings and Fair Practices, Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles