Event Luncheon Speaker Series

February 14, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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Mercury Hall
615 Cardinal Ln
78704 Austin , TX

Our first Luncheon Speaker Series event of the year kicks off as part of our Women in Architecture programming with a talk from Communications Coach and Assistant Communications Professor at UT’s McCombs School of Business, Melissa Murphy. Learn techniques for communicating effectively and confidently with clients, managers, collaborators, and the media. New this year: discounted tickets for Associate Members and students.

This event is sold out! Join us for the rest of the series: April 18th, June 20th, September 19th, November 14th




About Our Speaker:

Melissa is the Founder and Chief Communication Coach of The Pitch Academy, Ph.D. candidate and award-winning teacher and scholar in organizational communication and technology at The University of Texas at Austin.

Currently, Melissa teaches Business Communication in the top-ranked Department of Management at the McCombs School of Business. Prior to McCombs, Melissa taught Professional Communication Skills and Organizational Communication for the Department of Communication Studies in the Moody College of Communication.

In addition to her communication consulting work off campus, Melissa is the communication coach for graduate students in the McCombs School of Business MBA program, the Master of Science in Technology Commercialization and Concordia University Texas, faculty advisor for Women Communicators of Austin, and community ‘Barracuda’ mentor for young entrepreneurs at Moolah University in Austin, Texas.  

Melissa has published work on web conferencing in the classroom, international crisis communication and narrative, interviewing, health communication, and professionalism for students and recent college graduates. She has presented research at the National Communication Association and NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence as well as leads numerous networking and communication skills workshops in Austin, Texas.

Recognized by the Speech Communication Association as the most outstanding graduate teacher in the state of Texas, she was also recently awarded Assistant Instructor of the Year by the Department of Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.


Please mark your calendar for our other events in the series this year: April 18th, June 20th, September 19th, November 14th

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