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IndyComm meeting Sept. 27: Get smart about electronic devices

09:26 27 August in IndyComm, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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We rely on our computers, tablets and smart phones all day long, yet we seldom give much thought to how to improve the performance and security of these vital tools. On Sept. 27, Burton Kelso, chief technology expert at Integral, a Kansas City computer repair and tech support service, will guide us in how to do just that. Integral’s services include virus and spy ware removal,...

Free webinar: Learn what it takes to succeed in a digital workplace

09:11 19 August in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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FREE for IABC members.  Please login at IABC.com to register. Wednesday, August 24 1 p.m. Central  Duration: 1 hour This webinar will explore the role of mobile technology in the workplace, and how managers and company leaders affect employee engagement. The presenters will take a close look at how new methods of distributing information are needed to reach the modern employee through case studies and an analysis of recent...

Volunteer of the Month: JENNIE NGUYEN

12:51 17 August in KC IABC Blog, Membership
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Our August Volunteer of the Month is Jennie Nguyen. If her name sounds familiar it's because she was also awarded the Volunteer of the Month slot for her awesome leadership in orchestrating this year's Business Communicators Summit. This month, we're giving Jennie a tip of the hat for jumping in and helping with the KC IABC newsletter and emails! Thanks, Jennie!...

Presidents’ Note: See YOU at the Quills!

10:22 16 August in KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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There's something symbolic about back-to-school time. It signifies a refocus after summer vacation. At KC IABC, we're kicking things off with our 2016 Quills Celebration. This year, we're doing a fun happy hour event at Grand Street Cafe on August 30 from 4 - 6 p.m. The Quills honors outstanding communications programs and will introduce the new Arthur E. Lowell Award recipient. Please make plans...

Register now! See you at 2016 Quills – celebrating the best communicators in KC area

14:42 15 August in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events, Quill news
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Join KC IABC as we recognize the best communicators in Kansas City! When: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 4 -6 p.m. Where: Plaza East Room at Grand Street Cafe 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO 64112 Members: $35 Non-members: $50 Students: $30 Table for 8: $350 REGISTER NOW! *Please reserve your tickets by August 26. Networking begins at 4 p.m., and the program and awards ceremony kicks off at 4:30. Appetizers and cocktails will be served until 6....

How to set up a clear path for the Buyer’s Journey  

13:20 21 July in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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 By Elaine Symanski KC IABC Webmaster The traditional Buyer’s Journey, which relied on personal recommendations followed by a phone call to a company, has been largely replaced with technology that yields impressive amounts of information. Today’s buyer, in fact, doesn’t even directly contact the company until late in the game, maybe sometime around the 7th inning, says Sheri Johnson, President of Morningstar Communications. Sheri shared insights about “Customizing Content...

IABC Heritage Region Conference set for October

08:33 20 July in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Join IABC at the 2016 Heritage Region Conference, Oct. 9-11 in Columbus, Ohio, for some great #MotivationalMonday sessions. Experts from the industry will speak on a variety of topics during Monday morning sessions. Discover knowledge that will motivate you to refine your practice and shape your career. Speakers include: The Exit Interview: Discover Leadership Lessons 30 Years in the Making - Strengthen our capability and resilience to have...

Members-only content coming to IABC.com

08:24 20 July in KC IABC Blog, Membership
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IABC, the parent organization of KC IABC,  is soon launching members-only content on IABC.com and the Communication World magazine website. Soon members will be able to quickly access IABC’s most valuable content, just by logging in with your member ID and password. In the coming months, IABC will release new member-only resources, including reports, webinars, and Gold Quill Award-winning case studies—offering best practices and emerging trends to...

To be your best version of yourself, you may need to transform

15:20 05 July in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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By Elaine Symanski KC IABC Masters member If you’re yearning for a major change in yourself, you may find it’s time to stop trying to fit in and time to transform. Marty Stanley, certified life and business coach, led a lively discussion about how to redefine or reinvent your career after age 50 with members of the KC IABC Masters group at a dinner meeting. Marty offered tips on...

Volunteer of the Month: ANGELA CONNELLY

08:51 05 July in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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Join us in congratulating the July Volunteer of the Month, Angela Connelly, Chief Marketing Officer at the Polycystic Kidney Foundation (PKD). Wrapping up her final year on the KC IABC board, Angela will definitely be missed! As Past President this year, Angela shared valuable insights gained from her expertise as a long-time board member. She led the chapter to its seventh International Chapter of the Year...