DFWD WORKSHOP: Communicating with Intent


DESIGN FORWARD RI WORKSHOP: Communicating with Intent

Without an effective pitch, even the most brilliant ideas may never gain the support they need. In this workshop, you’ll learn to present your ideas effectively to clients and colleagues by practicing the use of clear, concise, confident language, strong visual illustrations, and positive body language. Participants will also learn techniques for giving and receiving constructive feedback in order to leave meetings with a clear, shared vision for moving forward.

COST: FREE with grant funding package*; $350 otherwise

* DESIGNxRI has a funding partnership that can cover all costs of your participation - making it free! - for Rhode Island residents with a design background, and working in or seeking employment in the design sector. In order to tap this resource, a comprehensive enrollment package must be filled out. We will send you this package once we receive your registration.

DESIGN FORWARD RI is a comprehensive strategic and leadership development series for designers in Rhode Island, presented by DESIGNxRI. Pilot funding for these workshops is provided by

Real Jobs RI, and include project partners Downcity Design and a diverse group of design employer partners throughout the state. Learn more at http://www.designxri.com/programs/designforward


Mari Anne Snow

Mari Anne Snow is founder and CEO of Sophaya, a Rhode Island-based virtual company that specializes in the design and delivery of custom business skills training, team-building, custom eLearning content and executive coaching for companies with remote, dispersed and/or virtual teams. Mari Anne is a faculty member at Bryant’s Executive Development Center focused on leadership and a former adjunct professor of digital strategy at Bentley and Suffolk Universities. Before leaving the corporate world to start her own company in 2009, Mari Anne was a corporate executive with State Street in Boston where she designed and built a global learning university that provided professional development opportunities to 28,000 employees in 32 countries.