President’s Note: Invest in your future with professional development

14:08 06 January in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events

Welcome to the new year! Hopefully one of your resolutions is to take advantage of professional development opportunities. Our board and committee leaders are working hard to provide you with the resources you need to succeed. There are many reasons to invest in your professional development and learn new skills: Increases your confidence Makes you more valuable to current and future employers Ensures you have cutting edge skills Improves...

KC IABC membership files: MEGAN NEHER

09:32 05 January in KC IABC Blog, Membership

Owner, Megan Neher Public Relations KC IABC member and past president Why my KC IABC membership is valuable: I’ve said publicly many times how much value I've gained from my engagement in KC IABC, and specifically in the Indy Comm special interest group. These savvy communicators have been there for me since I started my business 12 years ago to answer all of my entrepreneurship questions every step...

Early bird pricing extended to Jan. 15 for Business Communicators Summit 2016

12:24 04 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events

Register now for Kansas City’s largest gathering of business communicators! Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at the Holiday Inn on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO for the 2016 Business Communicators Summit. This is the best day of professional development KC IABC offers and if you register NOW, you get the best possible pricing. Register now! Our keynote speaker is Peg Fitzpatrick, best known for co-authoring The Art...

Online workshop: Writing for the online reader

10:59 03 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog

Online readers are always in a hurry. They have little patience for marketing pizzazz or silly jargon. They want to be able to scan content quickly and extract what they need without fuss. This course offered by IABC will help you produce crisp, clear online content that’s more effective and persuasive, and gives readers what they’re looking for. The workshop is a weekly web session that runs...

Register now for January program on thought leadership

10:50 03 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events

Our 2015 Professional Development series kicks off on Jan. 21, with Kevin Cobb, director, online marketing and content at DSI, sharing how his team developed and implemented a thought leadership strategy at DSI Labs. Thought leadership is becoming one of those ubiquitous marketing terms, but as the pressure for companies to create intelligent, insightful and relatable content continues to rise, it’s more important than ever to...

Top 5 social media trends to watch in 2016

14:55 31 December in KC IABC Blog

By Subhamoy Das IABC board member Asia-Pacific region New social media trends appear at a rate that seems capable of outpacing even the speed of trending topics on Twitter. Making year-end predictions in such a fast-paced enviroment is daunting. The only constant is that every year opens up new frontiers, making viewing, sharing and creating social content faster, better and easier. Read more on the CW website...

Register NOW for early bird savings for BCS 2016 – discounts good until Dec. 31!

17:55 28 December in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events

Don’t miss this chance to attend BCS at its most affordable price. KC IABC members can secure their spots for just $100. This bargain price is only good until Dec. 31, 2015; after that it will jump to $200 for members. You won’t want to miss it! Register now and save!  Early bird savings are also in effect until Dec. 31 for nonmembers. Don't miss BCS 2016!  Date: Tuesday,...

Super-saver deadline for 2016 World Conference is Dec. 31

09:20 21 December in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events

It’s just as critical to network with your global peers as it is to stay on top of the latest advances in the profession. That’s why IABC's World Conference is the must-attend event for all IABC members. Scheduled for June 5-8 in New Orleans, the conference "super-saver" rate ends Dec. 31. Make the early commitment to attend the conference, and you could save more than $400, compared...

Gold Quill entry deadline is Jan. 13

13:35 17 December in KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news

Just imagine what it would be like to get up on stage at the Excellence Gala at the 2016 IABC World Conference in New Orleans next year. Imagine receiving recognition from your peers that your work is recognized as the best in the world. The Gold Quill website has a huge wealth of resources to help you make your entry the very best it can be. Entries are open now...

Advance your career with certification

14:23 16 December in KC IABC Blog, Membership

Next opportunity to take the CMP exam coming in February Are you a communicator who wants to brush up on your skill set and show how credible you are in the field? If so, consider taking IABC's Certification exam. The examination will be held in more than 10 locations globally in 2016. To start the year off fresh, the first exam will take place at the 2016 IABC...