Campaign 2011: Agency representatives assemble for speaker information and training

Agency Speaker Information and Training

United Way President Bryce Haugsdahl (left) speaks with over 65 agency representatives at the start of today's information and training workshop

Over 65 representatives from United Way of the Mid-South network agencies are assembling in our boardroom this morning for an information and training workshop as they prepare to speak to local businesses and organizations during our fundraising campaign.

Each year, a dedicated army of United Way partner agency employee volunteers speak at workplaces across the Mid-South, sharing stories of how contributions make a difference in their clients’ lives every day. During today’s training session, they learn more about how to share the larger picture of how United Way is creating a positive impact on local education, income and health.

Dr. Russ Wigginton, VP of College Relations at Rhodes College, will provide insights about the importance of strong public speaking skills when making connections with employees across the area.

Leaders at local agencies including Angela Woods (Girl Scouts Heart of the South), Cordell Walker (Alpha Omega Veterans Services)  and Rose Merry Brown (Exchange Club Family Services)  are also providing insights into the importance of sharing United Way information with our community.

The agency volunteers will also hear from United Way staff members and be involved in the creation of speeches, benefiting from the assistance of “mentors” who have been successful UW speakers in the past.

We thank all our partner agencies for their work to share our message with the Mid-South!

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