Sharing our Stories: The Role of Michigan Museums

October 17-19, 2017
Lansing



Keynote: Advocacy Stories Within Us

Thursday, October 19
Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol

Stories about our cultural institutions—who they are, what they do and who they serve—are critical to proving their value. Just as important, however, are the personal stories of individuals who are devoted to and passionate about their work. John Capecci, communication professional and co-author of Living Proof: Telling Your Story to Make a Difference, explores how the power of lived experience can be harnessed to engage others in our advocacy messages and how—when we honor what we know at our core to be true and valuable—we all can become advocates for the institutions, communities and causes we care about.  


John Capecci, author
Living Proof: Telling Your Story to Make a Difference

John Capecci, Ph.D., is a communication consultant and coach who helps nonprofits nationwide define their brands, develop their key messages and mobilize their advocates. Co-author of Living Proof: Telling Your Story to Make a Difference, he has helped hundreds of people from all walks of life use their personal stories and passions to make a difference in the lives of others and the communities in which they live and work. Prior to launching Capecci Communications more than twenty years ago, John taught communication and performance studies at Eastern Michigan University and worked in development at Walker Art Center. A lifelong museum advocate and local history buff, John lives in Minneapolis where he volunteers as researcher at a local history museum and serves on boards of several cultural organizations.



 The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Michigan Museums Association 313-334-7643 PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721 lcbrisson@michiganmuseums.org

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