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Call for speakers: IABC 2017 Heritage Region Conference Nov. 5-7

16:40 20 February in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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IABC Heritage Region Seeking Speakers for the 2017 Region Conference being held at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA, November 5-7, 2017 The conference will consist of approximately twenty 75-minute breakout sessions and in-depth three-hour sessions on key topics affecting today’s business communicators. The conference draws nearly 200 communicators from the northeastern, midwestern and mid-Atlantic United States, as well as Canada. Attached is a Request for Proposals...

Transform your print or online work from weak to wow!

14:16 08 February in featured-event, IndyComm, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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By Elaine Symanski KC IABC Webmaster To get noticed in today’s crowded marketplace, your message cannot be boring. The “special sauce” that makes it stand out from other messages is good use of clean, graphic design, says Chad Wagner. Two approaches to make your proposal, marketing materials or website stand out are to hire a good graphic designer or design it yourself, employing tested and true design tricks. Wagner,...

Still time to register for BCS 2017

10:28 08 February in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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Don't miss the opportunity to attend the largest annual gathering for communications professionals. The 2017 event will take place 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, KS, and will include a morning keynote by Michael Wesch, followed by a full day of breakout sessions featuring communications professionals from a diverse range of industries. For a full list of topics...

Take 10 with Tom Mentzer: Why he’s a BCS regular

10:14 06 February in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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The 2017 Business Communicators Summit is coming up on Feb. 16. Not sure what to expect at the event? Hear from IABC member Tom Mentzer on what keeps him coming back to the event each year. Don’t miss it this year! Register Now! How many years have you attended the Business Communicators Summit? At least ten years. Do I get a free toaster oven for perfect attendance?...

Q&A with IABC member Emily Barnes on the value of BCS 

15:25 31 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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The 2017 Business Communicators Summit is just around the corner. Not sure what to expect at the event? Hear from IABC member Emily Barnes on what keeps her coming back to the event each year. Don't miss it this year! Register Now! How many years have you attended the Business Communicators Summit? This will be my third year. What is your favorite part of the event? Definitely the networking! There...

Why should you attend BCS 2017?

16:43 23 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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KC IABC's Business Communicators Summit is the largest, annual professional gathering in the Midwest for professional communicators. The 2017 event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16 at the KU Edwards Campus. The day will feature a great morning keynote from Michael Wesch and a full-day of breakout sessions featuring communications professionals from across diverse industries. In addition to hearing from these experts, you’ll network with the...

Global communication certification exam scheduled

16:15 18 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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The GCCC will be offering the Communication Management Professional (CMP) certification exam at 9 a.m. on Feb. 23 at the 2017 Leadership Institute at The Sheraton Dallas in Dallas, Texas. This will be the first time that the exam will be available electronically, but exam takers must be on site with a laptop in Dallas to take the exam. The exam will begin at 9 a.m....

Michael Wesch named BCS keynote speaker

15:53 11 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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We are excited to announce that the keynote speaker for Business Communicators Summit 2017 is Michael Wesch. A professor at Kansas State University, Wesch uses examples from a varienty of sources –anthropological fieldwork in New Guinea, YouTube, university classrooms and more – to offer a fascinating look at the often unnoticed, but profound way in which media "mediates" our culture and transforms the way brands...

Urgent need: PR/social volunteers for U.S. Figure Skating Championship

09:21 09 January in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Visit KC and Kansas City are excited to host the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Jan. 14-22 at Sprint Center and the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence. Broadcast nationwide on NBC, the event will attract more than 600 professional athletes and 75,000 spectators to our region over the nine-day period. To pull off an event of this caliber, the Local Organizing Committee needs the support...

Final Gold Quill deadline coming up: Jan. 11

09:38 08 January in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events, Quill news
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The final deadline for the 2017 Gold Quill Awards entries is Wednesday, Jan. 11. Gold Quills recognize excellence in communications and inspired work from around the world. Communicators are encouraged to share their best work and submit entries in 28 categories, in four divisions. Be honored for the dedication, innovation and passion you show in your field! Awards will be presented on June 13 as part of the annual World Conference in Washington, D.C. To enter,...