Maximizing Microsoft's Internal Communications and HR Tools

Strong communication. Great collaboration. Fancy tools.

This immersive on-demand webinar will teach you how you can achieve communication excellence with Microsoft 365 Suite tools, including Viva, Yammer, Sharepoint and Teams. During this accelerated course, a Microsoft expert and industry leaders provide step-by-step instructions, share success stories, and case studies that helped their teams collaborate and communicate more effectively.

Watch this 90-minute on-demand event, and gain swift insights, practical strategies, and readily applicable solutions for your communications team.

Top 3 things you’ll learn:

  • How Microsoft 365 tools can enhance your communication practices.
  • Real-world use cases and strategies to improve collaboration in your workplace.
  • Tips to define and communicate the value of a digital workplace project to management.

Don't miss this unique opportunity!


Watch this on-demand webinar to achieve communication excellence with Microsoft 365 Suite tools.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Unlocking Microsoft 365's Full Potential

In this session, a Microsoft guru will demonstrate how the tools in Microsoft’s Suite can help elevate your digital workplace. But first, making informed choices about the tools you deploy is key. This session will provide insights and guidance to make strategic decisions that will drive your internal communications success. In this webinar, you’ll:

  • Peer into the future of employee engagement as we explore the innovative capabilities of Microsoft Viva.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Yammer's potential and learn how to create a dynamic communication environment within your organization.
  • Unlock the secrets to optimizing Teams, enabling seamless collaboration and messaging among your teams.
  • Learn how organizations leverage Microsoft SharePoint to create secure, accessible, and collaborative digital workplaces.
  • Walk away with actionable insights and strategies that you can implement immediately.
Senior Director Employee Experience
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2:30 – 2:50 p.m.
Sweet Suite Use Cases: Real-World Applications of Microsoft 365

In this session, delve into a treasure trove of real-world use cases from top brands leveraging Microsoft 365 for success. Uncover practical insights and strategies. Here's what you can expect:

  • Inspirational Case Studies: Dive into compelling success stories from well-known brands that have harnessed Microsoft 365 for workplace success and harmony.
  • Strategies for Implementation: Gain valuable insights on how to effectively implement solutions within your organization, based on real-world examples.
  • Proven Results: Discover the tangible results and benefits these brands achieve through the strategic use of the suite’s tools.
Wendy Sherwood
Vice President, Global Corporate Communications
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Fruitful Strategies
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2:50 – 3:30 p.m.
Q&A Session with Industry Leaders

During this panel, attendees of the live event brought high level questions for our industry experts to dive deep into the world of Microsoft’s tools. Gain practical insights on how to drive innovation and improve your digital workplace through these questions. Witness an interactive and informative session that will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed for success.

Senior Director Employee Experience
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Wendy Sherwood
Vice President, Global Corporate Communications
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Fruitful Strategies
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3:30 p.m.
Top 5 Takeaways
  • TK Trends Report

Top reasons to watch this webinar

  • You’ll receive all presentations and handouts.
  • You’ll get access to an on-demand recording of the event for six months.
  • You can attend this immersive webinar without having to leave your desk.


Keith Boyd

Senior Director Employee ExperienceMicrosoft

Microsoft is a member of Ragan’s Communications Leadership Council.  Keith Boyd is the senior director of employee experience at Microsoft. In this role, he leads the Microsoft Digital Market and Employee Advocacy team, a global organization dedicated to unlocking insights that improve the company's products and services. Through the team's listening and analysis efforts, it makes Microsoft employees more productive and unlocks new revenue opportunities through breakthrough innovations in Microsoft products. As part of that mission, Keith's team tells the story of how Microsoft is digitally transforming itself through blog posts, LinkedIn articles and other media. The team also coordinates customer engagements and executive briefings focused on digital transformation of the employee experience.

Jaya Prasad

OwnerFruitful Strategies

Jaya Prasad has over twenty years of experience in employee experience, internal communications, corporate workplace strategy, large-scale change management, and experiential event production.

Prasad leads Fruitful Strategies, a consulting company that specializes in the design and execution of complex program rollouts, having the "hard conversations" of large-scale change with diverse audiences, and designing engagement strategies that takes customers and employees from hearing to understanding to embracing.

As Head of Global Workplace Experience, Engagement, and Real Estate at Poshmark, Prasad led a lean, distributed team that reimagined workplace policies and procedures to empower, engage, and connect employees all over the world. While leading strategies on “return to office” and the optimization for hybrid workforces, we focused on creating an optimal environment for employees to innovate, do their work, love the company, and be the brand.

Prior to joining Poshmark, Prasad served as the Director of User Experience and Employee Engagement for Global Technology at Raytheon Technologies. Focusing on bridging the gap between complex technologies and global, multi-generational audience, she led the end-user/employee experience side of consolidating five companies’ technology tools into one streamlined stack for 400K employees.

At Fannie Mae, Prasad led internal communications, employee engagement, and change management for some of the largest transformation initiatives at Fannie Mae including a workplace strategy (physical moves, orientation, technology trainings, etc.), digital transformation (consolidating and updating the enterprise-wide tech stack), and implementing the new ESG initiative.

Wendy Sherwood

Vice President, Global Corporate CommunicationsCBRE

CBRE is a member of Ragan’s Communications Leadership Council. Wendy Sherwood is the vice president of global corporate communications at CBRE, a commercial real estate services firm with 100,000 employees in 100 countries. Wendy oversees global employee communications and works across all corporate functions, including Digital & Technology, Legal, Ethics & Compliance, People, Finance, Corporate Responsibility, etc. to ensure employees are informed and engaged. She also manages the company’s digital communications team and is a member of CBRE’s Executive Inclusion Council and Global Employee Wellbeing Taskforce.


Jess Zafarris

Director of ContentRagan and PR Daily

Jess Zafarris is an author, content director, editor, journalist, social media engagement strategist and creator. Her 13 years of experience in this space have included such roles as the Director of Content at Ragan Communications, Audience Engagement Director at Adweek, and Content Strategist and Digital Content Director for Writer’s Digest and Script Mag. She moderated and emceed at events including Social Media Week and Brandweek, and presented at the Writer’s Digest Conference and State of Social. She is also the author of the etymology books WORDS FROM HELL (Hachette 2023) and ONCE UPON A WORD (Rockridge Press 2020) and an educational social media creator who speaks and creates entertaining content about word origins.

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You should watch this webinar if you spend at least a quarter of your time in any of these areas:

Internal Communications • Employee Communications • Executive Communications • HR Communications • Corporate Culture • Strategic Communications • Employee Engagement • Human Resources • Global Communications


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