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November is Membership Month, too!

13:43 04 November in KC IABC Blog
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November is Movember, so we're giving you "mo" time to take advantage of our October membership special. (Pun intended -- you know you enjoyed it!) So we're extending KC/IABC membership month into November! All new members or previously lapsed members can join (or re-join) IABC and we'll waive the $40 joining fee. Join today! For more than 40 years, IABC and KC/IABC have provided communication professionals with the tools and resources...

President’s Letter: Creativity and Inspiration Ignite at Southern Region

13:14 04 November in KC IABC Blog
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KC/IABC regularly invites guest bloggers to share their experiences with our community. Today's post is reasons to volunteer from one of our community's most dedicated members, our tireless president. Interested in blogging for KC/IABC? Submit your story today!  Posted by Angela Connelly, KC/IABC President I recently attended the IABC Southern Region conference held in Austin to represent KC/IABC (and to pick up a Silver Quill, more on that...

Give back this holiday season: Gift of Communication

13:02 04 November in KC IABC Blog
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As you prepare for the holiday season, we encourage you to take time to give back by participating in KC/IABC's Gift of Communication program on Nov. 20. The program brings together communication professionals who volunteer in teams to help solve a non-profit organizations communication challenges. Each organization has limited staffing and financial resources, and are seeking your strategic insights and tactical ideas for their 2015 communications...

Member Mix and Mingle

13:31 14 October in KC IABC Blog
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You’re invited to our Member Mix and Mingle! Let’s celebrate your KC/IABC membership with this Mix and Mingle, an informal networking event, which is free for KC/IABC members and prospective members. Drinks and appetizers will be provided. When: Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Where: The Winter Garden at the Sprint Campus (the open atrium on the west side of Building 6220) 6220 Sprint Parkway Overland Park, KS 66251 Click here for...

Meet Your 2014 Board of Directors

17:06 01 October in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Curious to know the people working behind-the-scenes to bring you amazing professional development events, outstanding learning opportunities and the best networking in KC? Well, here's your change to (digitally) meet them: the KC/IABC 2014 Board of Directors! Back row, left to right: Scott Holeman, Programming; Jenny Matkovich, Business Communicators Summit; Carolyn Sobczyk, Internal Communications;  Sara Freetly-Grub, Membership Retention; Rachel Spear, VP, Finance and Administration; Angela Connelly,...

October Breakfast: Internal Communications’ Role During Change

14:30 01 October in KC IABC Blog
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Change is a constant in companies and effective internal communication is key to its successful implementation. Mergers, acquisitions, management turn-over and competing priorities can all cause apprehension and fear among employees. As internal communicators, we often don't provide the right communication in the right frequency to build confidence in and support for corporate direction. According to internal communication surveys, only 30% of respondents agree that...

3 Reasons Why I Volunteer

13:46 24 September in KC IABC Blog
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KC/IABC regularly invites guest bloggers to share their experiences with our community. Today's post is reasons to volunteer from one of our community's most dedicated members. Interested in blogging for KC/IABC? Submit your story today!  Posted by Stacey Dickson, KC/IABC Vice President of Professional Development Earlier this year, Psychology Today published an article on the benefits of volunteering. In “5 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer,” Dawn C. Carr, MGS,...

Find Your Passion: What I Learned In Getting My First Job Out Of College

14:41 11 September in KC IABC Blog
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KC/IABC regularly invites guest bloggers to share their experiences with our community. Today's post is the story of how a young communications professional found her path to her first job out of college. Interested in blogging for KC/IABC? Submit your story today!  Posted by Jackie Emory, Marketing Lead at Briefcase, LLC After I graduated last May I was that recent grad you kept hearing about on the news. The one that...

KC/IABC Exclusive: Storydoing Podcast with Mandy Stark

13:53 11 September in KC IABC Blog
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Get ready for our September luncheon by listening to this exclusive podcast with our speaker Storytelling is everywhere is the marketing and communications world, but what is it doing for your company? Are you telling a meaningful story, or just doing what everyone else does? In contrast, storydoing is the conscious sharing of your story through every action your business undertakes, from hiring to blog writing. According to a definition by...

September Luncheon: Digital Storydoing

15:01 03 September in KC IABC Blog
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Southwest Airlines. Apple. Dyson. Great brands have something in common: they've stopped trying to emulate the competition and instead, have become the competition. How? These companies know exactly who they are, and they know the most effective way to be different is to be exactly who you are. Storytelling may be the new marketing buzzword, but storydoing -- living out your company purpose through your writing, marketing and culture...