Specificity makes stories resonate

08:09 28 June in KC IABC Blog

Editor’s note: This 3-part series on the Power of Storytelling is submitted by faculty in the KU Edwards Campus Workplace Communication and Integrated Marketing Communications graduate programs. By Kerry Benson A man walks into a bar. A priest walks into a bar. Both are six-word sentences, but one needs greater explanation and the other is a sharp start to a story. Whether you tell a chronological history...

Volunteer of the Month: JILL BLACK

15:41 01 June in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events

Jill Black is KC IABC's volunteer of the month. Jill has been assisting the Professional Development team with events, including handling behind-the-scenes details such as name tags and payments as well as on-site registration. Jill is friendly and the perfect person to be the first face event attendees see when they walk in the door. Jill is the director of communications and marketing at TranSystems. Thank you...

President’s Note: Wrapping up a truly stellar year!

17:25 31 May in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events

June marks the end of this year’s Board term. I know I joke about being relieved it is almost over, but it truly has been a privilege and honor to serve such a strong organization and lead so many skilled communicators. I am so grateful to these individuals I now call friends who stepped up to share their time and talents on behalf of KC...

Still time to register for IABC World Conference

14:25 31 May in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events

#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

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

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

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

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

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...