Bernice Buresh and Suzanne Gordon do presentations, both singly and together, that expand upon the material in From Silence to Voice. While the type and length of their presentations vary, a popular 2-part format starts with a keynote or initial lecture that lays out concepts of public communication followed by a practical workshop that provides opportunities for nurses to craft compelling stories and develop strategies that articulate and promote the value of nursing work.
The objectives are:
- To increase participants' mastery in constructing positive communications about nurses and nursing.
- To develop themes and messages that will gain nurses greater respect, recognition and reward for their work.
- To identify and overcome internal obstacles that reinforce nurses' silence.