About the Author

Who is Robyn
Robyn Braley is committed to helping Rotarians grow their clubs to become better equipped to help people who need help. He has led two club teams that were awarded RI PR Awards and served as the District 5360 PR Chair. He has been a Rotarian since 1999.

Rotary Speaker
Robyn draws from his experience as a Rotarian and as a Communications Professional to share ways to more effectively tell the Rotary story to your community. He starts by asking the questions, "Is your club ready to grow, and why does it matter?" The ultimate focus is on attracting new members.

He is available to speak at District Conferences and Rotary leadership training institutes. Content also applies to other not-for-profit organizations.

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Contact him at robyn@unimarkcreative.com

Monday, 20 April 2015

Is Your Rotary Club About to Plunge into Social Media? Read! 8 "Ps" for Success!

Social Media can take your Rotary Club to the world.

"Forget Social Media. It’s just a passing fad!"


The next time someone at your club says that, ask them to take an Aspirin, Tylenol or Advil (fairness to all). Then suggest that they lay down and rest until the feeling passes!


Social Media has brought about the greatest revolution in the gathering and sharing of human knowledge, opinions and observations since the invention of Gutenberg Press.

In my last post, I answered the basic question Is it Time to Launch a Social Media Program. The answer was a resounding YES! 

However, and you knew there would be one, Rotary Clubs must approach social media in the same way a business or public institution does. Develop a plan! While there is a huge upside, there are also risks. Think about this. 

If you don’t want to see it, read it or hear it in mainstream or social media, don’t say it, show it, refer to it, or upload a picture of it to Facebook or a video to YouTube." RT Braley, Media Coach

Whenever I give a keynote or a half day seminar about communicating through the media, an athlete, politician, or business leader will have said or done something that provides a fresh example of why the rule above is so important. That is why media performance coaching is key.   

Monday, 6 April 2015

Need Public Speaking Tips? This seminar is for you! Raising Your Game - Public Speaking Tips for Success


Learn public speaking skills and meeting production tips. Engage your audience! 

If you feel uncomfortable and even overwhelmed by public speaking, this seminar is for you if you live in Calgary or Southern Alberta.

Raising Your Game - Public Speaking Tips for Success

Those who attend this seminar will take away public speaking and meeting production tips that will help engage your audience. If you are an MC, service club president, board chair, not-for-profit leader, businessperson or anyone else who depends on strong communication skills, this seminar is for you. 

The Calgary West Rotary Club is presenting keynote speaker Robyn Braley who will help you raise your public speaking game by taking you through the 5  “Cs” for meeting success. You will leave feeling more confident and prepared to speak to large or small audiences.

Five Public Speaking Tips
1.    Confidence – How to prepare
2.    Credibility -  command attention, own the stage.
3.    Communication
a.    Body Language
b.    Voice – pitch, pace, rhythm, inflection
c.    Performance techniques
4.    Content – understanding your audience, putting it all together
5.    Control – production tips, microphones, music, powerpoint, video