Visual communication can be an important consideration when telling your story or making your case, as it is often more powerful than the written or spoken word. NYU Public Affairs Director James Devitt lead a workshop in how to utilize the power of visuals in advocacy. This session included pointers on talking to the press and polishing storytelling skills.
For more than 15 years, James Devitt has been a senior public affairs officer at Columbia University and New York University, where he has created and executed communications plans for different schools within these institutions and for faculty scholarship and the universities’ research institutes. He has also served as communications director for the White House Project, a non-partisan organization that seeks to advance women’s leadership. In addition to his communications positions, he has also served as an adjunct professor since 1997, and currently teaches at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.