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Jan 26

January Education - Screen Presence for Virtual Interviews, Networking, and Business Development

Learn tips for a dynamic and engaging style to show you how to bring your best self to the virtual world, manage your emotions during this challenging time, and connect meaningfully with virtual audiences.

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president's Message

President's Message

Although there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, our days are still fraught with unpredictability and uncertainty. Now, more than ever, it’s important to reach out to our connections to offer or ask for support. We need our people, and they need us! As I’ve reflected on of the value of networks, I’m grateful for technology that allows us to connect in new ways. And, I’m especially grateful for SMPS and the countless ways it brings us together. The bonds and friendships we develop through this organization can get us through anything!

Obviously, this year has been a difficult one — COVID-19 has added to the stress and demands on everyone’s plates. With that in mind, I want to express heartfelt thanks to our SMPS Utah Board of Directors and committee volunteers. These dedicated leaders have continued to adapt and strive for excellence in all that they do. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished so far. In just the past three months, our chapter has offered:

  • A two-hour InDesign Workshop for Almost Beginners — free for members!
  • Our annual roundtable event — held via Zoom — which included four education clients and 90+ attendees.
  • Three networking events for members and our Emerging Professionals — all great opportunities to connect and celebrate professional wins!
  • Two education events with plenty of guidance on how to navigate marketing in these unique conditions — also free for our SMPS Utah members.
  • Continued reimbursement for CPSM certification and renewals.


I hope you’ve been able to participate in some of these great events. If not, I encourage you to take advantage of these valuable opportunities to connect and learn. I’m looking forward to what we have planned in 2021!

I’m also incredibly thankful for our amazing sponsors and members who have continued to support us during these challenging times. SMPS Utah could not be sustained without you, and I’m so very grateful for everything each of you does for our organization.

As the holiday season begins and 2020 comes to a close, let’s continue to be kind, be supportive, and find even more ways to connect. SMPS Utah is here for you!

Emily Hymas
SMPS Utah President