Register by March 4 for IABC World Conference – save $200!

09:57 29 February in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events

March forward and register by Friday, March 4 for the IABC World Conference. You’ll save up to $200! Why should you attend? Adventure into ideas and innovations that will elevate your game. Build your skills and confidence and learn how to be a more valuable asset to your business or clients. Get inspired by eye-opening keynotes. Jump into networking with more than a thousand other communication professionals. Relish in the incredible festivities and exceptional food that only New Orleans...

A few highlights from BCS 2016

15:20 17 February in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events

Business Communicators Summit 2016 was a day packed with networking, professional development and inspiration. About 145 communicators gathered at the Holiday Inn on the Plaza for the one-day conference, which is always one of the highlights of the year for KC IABC members and guests. Check our blog space often for updates, as overviews of sessions are still coming in. See our BCS page for photos. –Elaine...

Bookshelf tips from BCS presenters

16:55 11 February in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events

The KC IABC Business Communicators Summit speakers and panelists were a well-read and insightful bunch. They didn’t just provide opinions, best practices and tips — they gave sources for their perspectives. Here’s a partial list of the books and references cited by our experts. The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users, by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick (Peg was our keynote speaker, too.) Daring Greatly by...

You, too, can become a social media power user

20:54 10 February in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events

Social media provides an equal opportunity for communicators to be whatever we want to be, said Peg Fitzpatrick, author and social media guru, at the keynote session of Business Communicators Summit in Kansas City. The one-day event, hosted by KC IABC, drew 145 communicators to the Holiday Inn on the Country Club Plaza for professional development, networking and connecting with friends and colleagues. Peg, co-author of The...

Drive authentic leadership through social media

10:40 10 February in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events

By Rebekah Ellingson KC IABC member A changing consumer base and workforce driven by a multi-generational audience demand that leaders communicate in an honest, transparent and sincere way. At the Business Communicators Summit hosted by KC IABC, Julie Edge, Chief Storyteller and Co-Founder of Creelio, discussed developing authentic, personal content for executives. When executives lead and communicate with authenticity, approachability and accessibility, employees and customers respond and engage....

BCS unleashes storm of tweets!

10:29 10 February in featured-event, KC IABC Blog

KC IABC's Business Communicators Summit nearly blew up Twitter on Tuesday, with more than 500 tweets posted during the 8-hour conference at the Holiday Inn on the Plaza. That translated to roughly one tweet per minute, with the comments coming fast and furiously during the keynote presentation, break-out sessions and luncheon executive panel. KC IABC was trending on Twitter in Kansas City, and surprisingly, also in...

KC IABC named International Chapter of the Year for 7th time!

10:05 05 February in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events

[caption id="attachment_13146" align="alignright" width="185"] KC IABC brought home the coveted prize for the 7th time! Congrats to chapter leaders for this outstanding accomplishment.[/caption] Kansas City IABC was named International Chapter of the Year for 2016 at the Leadership Institute in Long Beach, CA, on Thursday, Feb. 4. The award was announced at the opening reception at the Leadership Institute, with several KC chapter leaders in attendance. [caption...

Masters to host program about KCPT rebranding

10:09 03 February in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events

  After 55 years as Kansas City’s only public television station, Kansas City PBS has reinvented itself. You’re invited behind the scenes to learn about the branding process, how the public television audience aligns with your target markets and how to better align your pitches with KCPT’s needs. Join KCPT’s Production + Creative Services VP 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 Brio Tuscan Grille on the Plaza Hosted by KC IABC Masters RSVP...

President’s Note: Invest in your own development at BCS

18:14 01 February in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership

Years ago, when social media was becoming a popular channel for communicators, I was in a role where this new responsibility was handled by another team member. Not wanting to be left behind, I turned to KC IABC to learn more about social media. Specifically, I attended the Business Communicators Summit (BCS), which offered several sessions featuring these new online communication channels. I haven’t missed...

How to hear ‘yes’ more often

09:29 28 January in featured-event, IndyComm, KC IABC Blog

Improving your persuasive power is the key to hearing that magic word – yes! – Eric Morgenstern, APR, CEO of Morningstar Communications, said at a lunch meeting of the KC IABC Independent Communicators Forum. Here are six tips from Eric on how to get to “yes” more often when pitching for new business: Macro/Micro – Present each idea using big picture terms, then provide one specific example, then tie it...