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A Week In Brief
Monday, March 11, 2019
In This Issue
Architecture after 5
AIA Architecture Tour Volunteers Needed
SMPS & AIA Program!
AIA Golf Tournament
AIA Honor Awards Nominations
Architects Blitz the Capitol
AIAOK Conference - Call for Speakers
2019 AIAOK Conference Booth Registration Open
Mark Your Calendars!

March 12: First Christian Church Motion at City Council 
March 13: AIACOC Board Meeting
March 22: AIA Oklahoma Board Meeting
March 26: Architects Blitz the Capitol
March 27: Women in Architecture 
March 28: Architecture after 5 at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
March 29: Leadership AIA Begins
April 4: Art By Architects Exhibit Opening
April 9: AIA / SMPS Program
April 9: OCFA Architecture Trivia Night at Twisted Spike
April 11: AIACOC Committee on the Environment Luncheon
April 12: AIA Honor Awards Luncheon
April 13: AIA Architecture Tour
May 6: AIACOC Golf Tournament
June 6-8: AIA National Convention
June 8: AIA Kickball Tournament
June 14-16: Oklahoma Modernism Weekend
June 20: AIACOC Luncheon
June 25: Cocktails & Credits 

Architecture after 5 at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Arch after 5
Join us for our March Architecture after 5 program!

Thursday, March 28, 2019
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris 
29 East Reno, OKC

Architecture after 5 is open to our members and their guests.

A big thank you to our March host! 

AIA Architecture Tour - Volunteers Needed
The AIA Architecture Tour will take place on Saturday, April 13th from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.  

This year's tour locations can be found HERE!

We are looking for volunteers to help staff this year's locations.  Volunteering is easy... you're essentially a host / security guard.  And those who volunteer also receive a free ticket to go on the tour opposite your shift!  

Shift 1 is 11:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Shift 2 is 2:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If you are willing to helps support the AIA Architecture Tour by volunteering, please CLICK HERE.

SMPS & AIA Upcoming Program!  Register Today!
The Inside Scoop on Presenting, Professionally and Personally:  How to Showcase Your and Your Firm's Talent and Expertise

Nobody knows presentations and interviews in the world of AEC like Susan Murphy.  This session uses the best of her extensive experience and knowledge and breaks that down for you to practice in the here and now.  Susan doesn't play games; she gives you concrete professional information and shows you how to use it immediately.

This high-spirited and fun program begins with helping you figure out what should go into your presentation or interview.  What "bait" will get that desired client or audience to respond to your ideas.  From colleagues to clients, you will learn how to communicate for results.

The session proceeds, showing you how to back up your intellectual bait with the physical skills that make you look as smart, experienced and professional as you are. You will also learn how to coach your teams.
This is not a lecture program. Susan put you to work and guide you in practicing proven skills in your own way. This is not personality dependent. You will leave this session with a new awareness of your skills as well as some newfound approaches to landing the big one. You will also have a terrific time.  Susan Murphy is hilarious.

(Lunch is provided)

Biography: Susan Murphy has been coaching Presentation and Interview Skills for thirty years. She began her career as a high school teacher in St. Louis, Missouri, her hometown.  A chance meeting led to a career in travel that took her all over the world. Her last job in the industry was Director of Travel Industry Marketing for Club Med. Susan had midlife reinvention and went to work for Communispond, the leading international communication skills firm for Fortune 500 firms. She  survived a harrowing hiring audition.  Then, she completed the intense and thorough Communispond faculty training and went on to become one of their top teachers and coaches. A chance encounter with SMPS landed her the keynote at a National Conference in Boston. There was no turning back once Susan met the AEC industry and the SMPS membership. Her practice is now dedicated to helping AEC firms hone their communication skills, with an emphasis on Interview Presentations and coaching.

Susan lives in Beaufort, SC and Bozouls, France and travels to her clients.  When she isn't coaching and teaching or writing,  she can be found reading or hiking with her doggie boyfriend, Frankie the rescue mutt, as well as the co-host, Jean Jacques, the cat.  Neither responds to her coaching. Susan writes an advice column for the "Lowcountry Weekly" called "Aunt Bossy: Dear Abby on Steroids."

AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament
The AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament is always a fun event and sell out event!  Plan to join us this year on Monday, May 6th at River Oaks Golf Club.  

We are accepting sponsors now and expect registration to open on March 18.  

Registration for players will open later this week!

AIACOC Honor Awards Nominations Due Today!


Architects Blitz the Capitol - 3 hours of HSW credit!
Call for Speakers - AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture
The AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture is set for October 3-4, 2019 in Tulsa at the Osage Casino & Hotel.  We are seeking speakers for the conference.  

AIAOK Conference on Architecture - Booth & Sponsorship Registration Now Open!
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