KC IABC Blog

Check out special offers during IABC’s March Member Month

15:51 01 March in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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To thank you for being a member, IABC is offering special initiatives during the month of March. Be an IABC Champion: Refer your peers to IABC and be entered into a drawing for a $500 Visa gift card each time a colleague you refer joins during March. You’ll also be recognized as an IABC Champion on the IABC website and at the 2017 World Conference in Washington, D.C. Renew...

Region’s top communicators gather for BCS 2017

10:22 21 February in KC IABC Blog
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More than 100 communicators from across the metro area and Topeka gathered on Feb. 16 at KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park for the KC IABC 2017 Business Communicators Summit. Keynote speaker Michael Wesch, Associate Professor Anthropology, Kansas State University, opened the day with a lively presentation detailing his eight years spent living among and studying the people in a tribal village in New Guinea. Wesch related how the...

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...