Mekky Media to Offer Transformative Career-Advancement Masterclass on Nov. 15

by | Sep 23, 2019

Mekky Media Relations Inc. is launching a transformative Masterclass designed to help executives, business leaders and professionals more effectively put themselves out there and tell their stories – whatever they might be. Tickets are now on sale for the one-day workshop, which will be held Friday, Nov. 15, at Exchange312, an innovative event space in Wicker Park. The inaugural Mekky Media Masterclass will help each participant become a dynamic public speaker, network with confidence and conduct powerful media interviews (plus learn a few tricks for getting media coverage). The day will focus on providing valuable tools that can help professionals improve their career, business and future.

“We know that career and personal success require spreading your message with confidence,” says Michelle Mekky, founder and president of Mekky Media, who was recently named a Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Entrepreneur. “But many of our clients tell us they have anxiety and fear about leading a meeting, speaking in front of groups, interviews or basic networking – or some just feel they could be more effective at doing these things. So we’ve put together an inspiring program that will give each person the knowledge and confidence they need to accelerate their career and/or business.”

Mekky, who has more than 20 years of experience as a broadcast journalist and award-winning PR executive, says many of the lessons she will impart during the Masterclass come from her entrepreneurial journey. She started Mekky Media three and half years ago with just one client. But her agency has experienced an explosion of growth and now serves a diverse roster of companies in Chicago and beyond. Mekky and the agency have received several awards and honors throughout the fast-paced launch, including the recent Crain’s Notable Entrepreneur designation. Mekky is one of 44 businesspeople selected this year, based on identifying needs and opportunities in the market, organizing and running a company, and taking on greater-than-normal financial risk.

In addition to Mekky, the Masterclass will be led by media and PR veterans, such as television producers and agency leaders. Noted members of the media will make guest appearances and work directly with attendees.

The content of the Masterclass is part of what Mekky Media clients normally receive for thousands of dollars, but it is now being offered for the first time to the general public at a fraction of the cost. The MasterClass is limited to 20 participants. Early-bird tickets are available at this link through Sept. 26 for $650, a $100 discount. Ticket sales and more information also can be found at www.MekkyMedia.com.

The Masterclass, which takes place at Exchange312 at 1714 W. Division St., gets underway at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 3:45 p.m. The day includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and an option to stay for a happy hour at Exchange 312 immediately following the Masterclass (4 to 7 p.m.).

In addition, Mekky Media is hosting a free happy hour from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Joe’s Imports, 813 W. Fulton Market. This “sneak peek” features cocktails and connections, while enabling potential participants to learn more, get a preview of the Masterclass and decide if its for them. One person attending the happy hour will win a free ticket to the Masterclass. Free happy hour tickets can be reserved at this link, as well as at www.MekkyMedia.com.

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