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A few highlights from BCS 2016

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

Here’s some of what went down at BCS this week!

15:27 11 February in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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  Communicators who took part in the Business Communicators Summit this week, hosted by Kansas City IABC, are a savvy group. They shared content throughout the day on Twitter – more than 500 tweets during the 8-hour conference at the Holiday Inn on the Plaza. Just a plain old tweet wasn’t good enough for the most part. Twitter users made good use of their smart phones and...

You, too, can become a social media power user

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

Check out our website enhancements!

12:45 04 February in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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The KC IABC board is constantly working to make our resources for members and guests easier to use and richer in content. We introduced a few updates to our website this week that we think will help. If you are not receiving our KC IABC newsletter, sign up. There’s a simple form at the bottom of every page on our site. Fill in your name and...

Masters to host program about KCPT rebranding

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

Join Young Professionals and jump start your career

09:59 03 February in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events, Young Professionals
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KC IABC’s Young Professionals, formerly known as Rising Stars, is relaunching! Join business communicators in the early stages of their careers and learn valuable skills during monthly networking and professional development events, workshops and panels. Stay up to date on our new Facebook page, KC/IABC Rising Stars, or email us....