Storyteller’s Writing Workshop

How to report, write and edit compelling stories in a visual world

#RaganWriting
Sept. 13: Clearwater, Florida

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We've all heard the conventional wisdom: Nobody reads anymore. All content must be visual. But every good story begins with words. Take a deep breath and remember why you chose this profession: the joy of moving an audience with your words. If you’re trying to recapture what that feels like, join Jim Ylisela and Nick Lanyi for their new, one-day seminar.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Make every word count for impatient, distracted audiences
  • Write headlines and teasers readers can't ignore
  • Choose the right words to enliven video, photos, infographics and social media
  • Fine-tune your reporting skills to add color and texture to your storytelling
Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

One location to choose from:

Sept. 13: Clearwater, Florida

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PRESENTERS

Jim Ylisela

Co-owner and managing partnerRagan Consulting Group

Jim Ylisela is co-owner and managing partner of Ragan Consulting Group. He is an award-winning veteran Chicago journalist with more than 30 years of experience in newspapers and magazines, including the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago TribuneChicago magazine, The Chicago Reporter and Crain's Chicago Business. Ylisela won a dozen awards for investigative reporting and is the author of "Who Killed the Candy Lady?", an investigation into Chicago's greatest unsolved murder, the disappearance of candy heiress Helen Brach. From 1988 to 2001, Ylisela served on the faculty and was co-director of the Medill News Service at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. With RCG, he works with communicators across industries to create brand journalism news sites, organize and train writers and editors and restore reporting (and creative storytelling) to internal and external communications.

Nick Lanyi

Media relations and crisis communications expertRagan Consulting Group

Nick Lanyi is a media relations and crisis communications expert with the Ragan Consulting Group. He led the public affairs practice in the Washington, D.C., office of global public relations agency Porter Novelli from 2013 to 2015, and previously served as managing director at public affairs boutique LMG Inc. He spent 15 years as an award-winning reporter, financial journalist and freelance writer.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

If you work in:

Employee Communications • Public Relations • Media Relations • Web Content
Production • Corporate Communications • Executive Communications

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Join us as an event sponsor and meet your target audience, showcase your products, present thought leadership, generate leads and boost your brand.

Here are a few opportunities we offer:

  • Exhibitor booths
  • Speaking sessions on the main agenda
  • 10-minute lightning talks
  • Networking cocktail receptions
  • Bonus breakfast or lunch sessions
  • Small group dine-arounds
  • Track sponsor and emcee
  • Title badge sponsorship
  • Ragan and PR Daily award sponsorship

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