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SMPS Alaska Chapter Welcomes New York Firm for Presentation/Communication Skills Workshop


Anchorage, Alaska – March 14, 2013 – As competition in the architectural/engineering/construction industries continues to heat up in the reviving economy, the ultimate winners will be those who have the best skills in making their firms standout amongst their peers and profit from their “human connections.”

SMPS Alaska Chapter will host Carol Doscher and Judy Straalsund of Graceworks, the well-respected New York firm, for a full day of training in the art of communication and presentation on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 from 8:30am to 5pm at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage. Their programs featuring “The Human Connection: Bring Your Presentations to Life!” and “Master Class Coaching” have won rave reviews from international firms such as Hellmuth Obata + Kassabaum (HOK) and Volvo Construction Equipment SA. Women in Design (WID) founder Giovanna Gambardella said, “Attending the Graceworks workshop was an excellent experience: a successful balance of professional training tailored to my profession (architecture), project specific coaching, and fine-tuning of people skills.”

Through this exclusive SMPS Alaska Chapter opportunity, attendees will find sessions geared to free their capabilities to connect comfortably and confidently with others. The workshop is limited to 60 guests. This workshop is available to SMPS members and non-members through their registration site at:


Cost to attend is $150 for a full day as SMPS/PRSA/WID members and $200 for non-members. Group discounts are available through SMPS Programs Director Jessica Taft at taftj@eeiteam.com or by calling 907.563.3835.

SMPS Alaska Chapter is the Society of Marketing Professional Services serving the Alaska architectural, engineering, and construction industries.

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