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The Minute Message Model in Action: Women’sVision

Posted by on March 19th, 2013
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Joanna Murray, CEO of Women’sVision, expertly employs Mission Minded’s Minute Message Model in this clip from Denver’s ABC 7 News.

She begins with her One Minute Message, providing high level information about what Women’sVision does and why it’s important. The statement includes a belief statement, which reiterates the foundation’s vision for change.

Joanna is asked specific questions, and while she addresses those queries, she weaves the interview back toward the organization’s key messages. Using her Two Minute Messages, Joanna highlights the challenges in the broader workforce and those specifically faced by women in leadership positions. She shares WHY Women’sVision Foundation is needed.

At the tail end of the interview, Joanna shines when asked about the organization’s impact. She uses her Five Minute Messages. Rather than overwhelm the listener with data that likely won’t be remembered, she tells two stories — stories about individuals whose experiences demonstrate the impact Women’sVision can have on the world.



Zach Hochstadt is a Mission Minded Founding Partner and runs Mission Minded’s Denver office, leading the company’s creative teams in the areas of message development, writing, graphic design, and web design and development.

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