Be Your Own Publicist : FEW monthly meeting July 11

Thursday July 11 7:00-10:00pm
SHBe Your Own Publicist

Featuring Sarah Hall Director, Public Relations, Toys“R”Us, Japan http://www.toysrus.co.jp/
Location Wesley Center, 2F, 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Tokyo
Cost: 3000 yen for FEW members 5000 yen for guests includes buffet dinner and drinks.
Sign up by sending an email to Bethan at membership@fewjapan.com to secure your place!
FEW monthly events are only open to women – members and non-members from every background and nationality.
‘Be Your Own Publicist’
PR is all about influence. Unfortunately, many people hear “PR” and think “spin” – or worse, “propaganda.” This talk will dispel some common myths about PR and introduce practical techniques you can use to promote yourself, manage conflict, and win others to your way of thinking.
Speaker Profile: Sarah Hall is originally from Hawaii but went to college in Ohio, a decision that many people questioned. She first came to Japan in 2000 as an exchange student at Doshisha University in Kyoto. After completing her bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies, she returned to Japan with the JET Program as a Coordinator for International Relations in Miyazaki prefecture.
Sarah moved to Tokyo in 2005 and worked as an account manager at a small news distribution firm before getting her start in public relations at Omron, a Japanese manufacturing company. She later moved to Fleishman-Hillard, a strategic communications consultancy, where she handled inbound and outbound PR for multinational clients in industries ranging from education to defense. While at FH, she completed a certificate program in Branding & Communications at Temple University Japan.
Sarah joined Toys“R”Us, Japan in September 2011. As Director, Public Relations, she is responsible for all aspects of the company’s external communications, including media relations with the Japanese press.
Sarah currently lives in central Tokyo with her fiancé and their cat.
ToysRUs_logoCompany profile
Toys“R”Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and juvenile products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 874 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, and in more than 660 international stores and over 160 licensed stores in 35 countries and jurisdictions. In addition, it exclusively operates the legendary FAO Schwarz® brand and sells extraordinary toys in the brand’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
With more than 645 international stores and over 150 licensed stores in 35 countries and jurisdictions outside of the United States, Toys“R”Us, Inc. is a company that has successfully translated its business abroad.
Today, Toys“R”Us celebrates more than 25 years as the international toy authority and hit an exciting milestone in 2006 when the company commemorated its 15th year in Japan. The company currently operates nearly 170 stores here.
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* FEW monthly events are open to all women – members and non-members from every background and nationality.
Cost: 3000 yen for FEW members 5000 yen for guests (women only) includes buffet dinner and drinks.
* You can pay in advance via bank transfer, or pay at the door.
* Bank Transfer Information
Bank: Yucho Ginkou
Branch name: Zero Zero Hachi
Branch #: 008
Type of account: Futsuu
Account #: 0186981
* Please email a copy of transfer receipt to finance@fewjapan.com
* Cash payment only at events
*  Credit card payment not accepted
These fees cover FEWs costs for rental of the facility as well as a light buffet dinner and beverages (with and without alcohol, vegetarian choices are available).
Special meetings, such as Brunches, the Career Strategies Seminar,  Charity Events, etc. are priced according to actual costs.
If you are curious yet undecided about becoming a member, join us at one of our monthly meetings held on the second Thursday of each month or any of the events listed on our website for a taste of what FEW has to offer  We would love to meet you!

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