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...

Volunteer of the Month: TARA LITZENBERGER

20:23 07 April in KC IABC Blog, Membership

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

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

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...

Unleashing the Power of Social Media for Employee Communications

16:45 31 March in IndyComm, KC IABC Blog, News and events

By Elaine Symanski KC IABC Director of Digital Marketing The growing move toward social or 2.0 employee intranets is more than a fad fueled by employee habits outside of the workplace. [caption id="attachment_13188" align="alignleft" width="172"] Marjie Goodman has years of experience with employee social media communications. [/caption] Increasingly, companies find it’s making solid business sense to enable and encourage management and employees to use social media to communicate at...

Tips to help you prepare – and win – a KC Quill

14:59 29 March in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news

By Rebekah Ellingson IABC KC member 2014 Gold Quill of Excellence Award recipient KC IABC is officially accepting entries for the Quill Awards now through May 10. The Quills are the premiere competition for KC communicators to receive recognition for and professional feedback related to the great work they do every day. At first glance, the entry submission form and process may be intimidating. We’ve collected tips from previous...