Top 10 GWA Member Resources – #5

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By Cauleen Viscoff

Each week for 10 weeks, members of the GWA Communications Committee are sharing creative presentations about some very useful GWA resources that you may not even be aware of. You’ll be able to see these presentations on GWA’s social media channels as well as every Tuesday here on the blog. Be sure to check back each week for a glimpse of a unique take on some of the wonderful resources available to all our members.

Today’s presentation features a podcast with GWA member Cauleen Viscoff about her experience with the GWA Power Circles program. Continue reading “Top 10 GWA Member Resources – #5”

A Once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity at This Year’s GWA Conference

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Is attending the Independent Garden Center (IGC) Show held annually in Chicago on your bucket list to attend as a garden communicator? If so, don’t miss this year’s incredible GWA conference, co-hosted for the first time with IGC at Chicago’s historic Navy Pier.  Continue reading “A Once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity at This Year’s GWA Conference”

GWA Partners with IGC for #GWA2018

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By Beth Botts

The 70th annual GWA Conference & Expo in Chicago this summer will include something new—a partnership with another trade show that offers news, sources and exposure.

#GWA2018 will be sharing exposition and education space at Navy Pier, August 13-16 with the IGC Show, the largest U.S. trade show for independent garden centers. It’s the first time the GWA annual conference has partnered with another organization. Continue reading “GWA Partners with IGC for #GWA2018”

Top 10 GWA Member Resources – #4

Web Header - Main.pngBy Maree Gaetani

Each week for 10 weeks, members of the GWA Communications Committee are sharing creative presentations about some very useful GWA resources that you may not even be aware of. You’ll be able to see these presentations on GWA’s social media channels as well as every Tuesday here on the blog. Be sure to check back each week for a glimpse of a unique take on some of the wonderful resources available to all our members.

The fourth presentation in the series is a presentation by Maree Gaetani that features: GWA 2018 Conference. Continue reading “Top 10 GWA Member Resources – #4”

Top 10 GWA Member Resources – #3

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By Katie Elzer-Peters

Each week for 10 weeks, members of the GWA Communications Committee are sharing creative presentations about some very useful GWA resources that you may not even be aware of. You’ll be able to see these presentations on GWA’s social media channels as well as every Tuesday here on the blog. Be sure to check back each week for a glimpse of a unique take on some of the wonderful resources available to all our members.

The third presentation in the series is a screencast video by Katie Elzer-Peters that features her favorite resource: The Job Board Continue reading “Top 10 GWA Member Resources – #3”

Top 10 GWA Member Resources – #2

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By Deb Wiley

Each week for 10 weeks, members of the GWA Communications Committee are sharing creative presentations about some very useful GWA resources that you may not even be aware of. You’ll be able to see these presentations on GWA’s social media channels as well as every Tuesday here on the blog. Be sure to check back each week for a glimpse of a unique take on some of the wonderful resources available to all our members.

The second presentation in the series is a video by Deb Wiley that features the many benefits of networking through GWA.

Week 2 – The Importance of Networking

Communications Committee member Deb Wiley shares a few of the many GWA networking stories that have lead to book deals, awards, television appearances, professional opportunities, and meaningful friendships. There’s a unique networking story near the end of the video, too! Where do these magical interactions take place? On the trade show floor, in gardens, on tour buses, around fire pits, on social media … in short, just about everywhere. As Deb explains in the video, GWA is all about networking.

Meet the Author

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Deb Wiley, a writer, editor, and creative services project manager, joined GWA in 1999 and was honored as a Fellow in 2017. She gardens in Des Moines, Iowa, where she serves on the boards of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and The Brenton Arboretum and volunteers as a certified Master Gardener.

Top 10 GWA Member Resources

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Each week for the next 10 weeks, members of the GWA Communications Committee will be getting creative! We’ll be sharing fun little presentations about some very useful GWA resources that you may not even be aware of. You’ll be able to see our presentations on GWA’s social media channels as well as every Tuesday here on the blog. Be sure to check back each week for a glimpse of a unique take on some of the wonderful resources available to all our members. You’ll hear 10 different voices and discover 10 ways to help grow your career!

We’re starting the series today with a screen capture video by committee co-chair Jessica Walliser. The video features the many benefits of the GWA Learning Tools and Resources section of our organization’s website.

Week 1 – GWA Online Learning Tools and Resources

For those who want to grow their online audience, the process starts with writing great content, maximizing search engine optimization, and sharing that content via a great social media marketing plan. If all that sounds a little overwhelming, don’t fret! GWA has a great online tool to help! In this brief video, I show you where to find this resource and how you can use it to grow your online presence. You’ll also discover great tips on creating videos, maximizing your email list, and even improving your writing and speaking skills.

Meet the Author

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Jessica Walliser is a horticulturist, author, newspaper columnist, and radio host from Pittsburgh, PA. A GWA member for almost 20 years, Jessica is also co-owner of the popular gardening site SavvyGardening.com.