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creative manager | connector
Hometown: Scottdale, PA
Jamie is a versatile writer with more than 15 years of marketing and communications experience, more recently specializing in business development and sales writing. She is adept at translating complex client ideas to forms that easily connect with the intended audience, making her a natural fit for instructional design.
Jamie grew up in rural Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Nonfiction Writing and a Public & Professional Writing certificate. Her resume avoids straight lines, veering through nonprofits, boutique agencies, and Fortune 500 companies—across healthcare, commercial real estate, and construction verticals—before landing at automätik.
Once an avid skier, Jamie pivoted to cycling as her primary hobby after moving from Flagstaff to Phoenix in 2015. She also enjoys cooking, camping, paddling, and heading to the beach with her husband and their sassy little dog.
Six Useful Pre-Session Event Activities
If you are facilitating a meeting or a corporate event, it is always good to begin with some sort of pre-session activity. You may think these are unnecessary and waste time, but an interactive and constructive pre-session activity sets the stage for a successful and productive meeting.
Are Your PowerPoint Slides for the Audience or Are They a Facilitator Crutch
When you hear the word “PowerPoint,” what comes to your mind? Many would say their thoughts include boring corporate events, long-winded presentations, and possible snoring. PowerPoint slide decks can be illustrative, dynamic visual aids, but they are more commonly designed in a way that prompts audiences to nap rather than engage.
Banish Clip Art!
While clip art may have once served a useful purpose for you or your organization, there are now a plethora of ways to avoid it and find higher quality alternatives instead. We promise, your quest to banish clip art will be easier than you think, and, ultimately, by using better images and illustrations in your presentations and documents, you’ll produce more impactful work.