KC IABC Blog

Still time to register for IABC World Conference

14:25 31 May in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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#IABC16 is quickly approaching, but there is still time to register! We hope to see you in New Orleans June 5-8, where IABC brings together some of the best in the communication field to share strategies and ideas to move your organization forward. You can amplify the benefits of World Conference and share ideas by using the hashtag #IABC16. The hashtag creates an opportunity for you to...

The KC IABC membership files: LEANNE BREIBY

14:04 27 May in KC IABC Blog, Membership
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Director of Communications, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Why my KC IABC membership is valuable:  My KC IABC membership keeps me connected to my peers. I am one of only two communications officers in my organization, but I know I have an entire network of communicators who can help me learn and grow. In addition, my involvement in IABC shows my organization’s leadership that I am dedicated to my...

Apps rising in popularity for employee communications

12:57 06 May in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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By Elaine Symanski KC IABC Director of Digital Marketing Although everyone has one, the smartphone is still underused within organizations, but that’s starting to change as mobile apps gain a reputation as a great way to communicate with employees. Apps are easy to use, help reduce the clutter of internal emails and limit the need to rely on underused intranet sites. [caption id="attachment_13456" align="alignleft" width="300"] Noreen Cannon, left, and...

IndyComm: Read to Succeed

08:08 04 May in featured-event, IndyComm, KC IABC Blog
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Study any successful person and you’ll probably find they all share a passion for reading. It’s one of the best ways to stay on top of trends, spark your creativity, grow your understanding of complex problems and get inspired. For the May 24 IndyComm meeting, let’s collectively challenge ourselves. Pick up, borrow or download a business book. If you’re really pressed for time, then read an industry article...

May general program: Communicating in the Multi-generational Workplace

08:05 04 May in featured-event, KC IABC Blog
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Communicating across generations – it's a skill we practice from childhood within our families, but it's a topic that's becoming increasingly critical in the workplace. Join us on May 19 to learn more about the multi-generational workforce and how you can enhance your skills to more effectively communicate with your colleagues of a different generation. Kristen Winn, a human resources and training expert with a background...

Quills deadline extended to May 16

21:45 02 May in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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Enter the Quills competition and validate your communications work! Now is the time to enter your best work in KC IABC’s Kansas City Quills awards competition. The online submission portal is officially open and entries will be accepted through the new deadline of May 16. Entrants receive quality feedback from trained international evaluators, all of whom are working professionals in the communication field. Winners receive validation and are recognized...

Volunteer of the Month: TARA LITZENBERGER

20:23 07 April in KC IABC Blog, Membership
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This month, we’re highlighting volunteer Tara Litzenberger, who has been helping write blog posts for our website as well as assisting with professional development event communications and photographing KC IABC meetings and events. Her assistance has been enormously helpful and greatly appreciated. Tara is the creative account manager, global employee communications, for John Deere. Thanks, Tara!...

World Conference: Your next great business decision

15:03 06 April in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership
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It’s not enough to have communication that supports your organization; you need a strategy that delivers on the bottom line. That’s where the IABC World Conference in New Orleans comes in. The conference is set for June 5-8 and promises to deliver top information and networking for communicators, in a stellar location! With the theme “RISE: Innovating Global Communication,” IABC draws from the best in the communication field to...

IABC Southern Region: Call for Speakers for October conference

14:16 01 April in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Do you have a compelling story to tell? Experience you can share with fellow business communicators? Or, know someone you'd like to get involved with IABC that would be a dynamic breakout speaker at the IABC Southern Region annual conference? The Call for Speakers deadline is Friday, April 8. Fill out our simple Call for Speakers form online with your proposed topic for connect16, our IABC Southern...