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Office Hours from ASHRAE's Communications Committee

Informative and Interactive Discussions on Topics Relevant to ASHRAE Volunteers

Office Hours are free and open to any ASHRAE member. Share these opportunities with your chapter and make plans to attend.

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Tips to Create and Send Effective Chapter Newsletters

Watch the recorded presentation from the March 14, 2024 Communications Committee Office Hour to hear Communications Committee Member and ASHRAE Northern Indiana Chapter President Brad White share excellent tips and information to help you create and send effective ASHRAE Chapter Newsletters.


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Using Video for Communications

2023-24 Communications Committee Chair Anuj Gupta provides information on how to easily record and share videos to use in your communication strategies.


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Region and Chapter Communications Virtual Discussion

In this Communications Committee open discussion, 2023-24 Communications Committee Chair Anuj Gupta shares the work done by Communications Committee and how the committee and its resources can help Region and Chapter Communications Chairs in their ASHRAE work.


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In this Communications Committee Office Hour, Communications Committee Member Thursten Simonsen provides an overview of ASHRAE's year-round Society mobile app, ASHRAE 365.


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Learning Loom

In this Communications Committee Office Hour, Communications Committee Member Niss Feiner discusses the online video creation application Loom. Watch now to learn a simple new and interactive way to communicate with other ASHRAE members or even your clients.


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Email Communications

In this Communications Committee Office Hour, Communications Committee Member and Region XIV Webmaster Nikolaos Giannitsanos presents what you need to know to ensure emails are compliant with local laws and covers best practices on designing and sending emails as well as managing email lists.


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Using Canva for ASHRAE Work

Need help creating engaging content for your chapter? The free software Canva makes it easy to create professional-looking designs without investing a lot of time. Plus, ASHRAE has several free templates for the most popular chapter needs to make it even easier. In the September Communications Committee Office Hour, Communications Committee Vice Chair Anuj Gupta will show all you need to know to get started creating professional-looking images for your chapter in no time. 

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Virtual and Hybrid Meeting Tools & Tips

With virtual meetings the new normal, it’s crucial to keep your attendees participating and engaged! Karine Leblanc and members from ASHRAE’s Communications Committee show you how this and share some field-tested tools to make it easy in this quick video. More tips on hosting virtual meetings for ASHRAE can be seen in this guide


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Wordpress & Wix Templates for Chapter Websites

If your Chapter hosts its website with WordPress or wants to, this short video is for you! Jessica Mangler, ASHRAE Communications Committee vice chair, provides an overview on the free Wix template and free WordPress theme the Communications Committee has created for chapter websites. More information on chapter website hosting, including tips and tricks to save you time, can be seen here

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Social Media Marketing - Templates & Calendars

Reaching out to members – and potential members – on social media is a must! But how do you get started and stay current? Look no further than templates and a planning calendar. ASHRAE Halifax President and Communications Committee Member Daniel Bourque presents methods to save you time and keep your social media current! See tips on social media from Communications Committee or download the free social content planning calendar

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Resources for ASHRAE Members (includes social media tips for beginners!)

Join Communications Committee member and Region XIV Communications Chair Nikos Giannitsanos for an excellent overview resources available from the Communications Committee. These free resources are designed to save you time and help keep your group’s communications consistent and effective.


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Ask Me Anything

What types of common communications do YOU have? Chances are they are answered in this Office Hours. Hosted by Eleazar Rivera Mata, this Office Hours delves into common questions regarding communicating with your chapter members. Watch the video recording of the Office Hours presentation containing questions received live or watch or download an .mp4 of the presentation only to share with your chapter here. Have more questions? Follow Communications Committee on Facebook or send us an email.  

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Social Media Tips and Guidelines

During this Office Hours Communications Committee Member Anuj Gupta provides an overview of ASHRAE's social media channels, why to follow them, and how to use Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook in your daily life.


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Using Basecamp for ASHRAE Work

During this Office Hours Communications Committee Member Thursten Simonsen discusses why to use Basecamp for ASHRAE work, how to get started and covers some tips and tricks of how to make the most of the software.


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