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3 Tips for Lebron James’ LinkedIn Profile (And Yours, Too)

13:24 27 August in KC IABC Blog
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By Carolyn Sobczyk  As you’ve probably heard by now, four-time NBA MVP Lebron James announced his intention to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers, much to the dismay of his Miami Heat fans, who immediately took to Facebook and Twitter to voice their opinions. It’s looking, however, like Lebron will turn to another social media platform to manage his shifting professional career. And that platform is LinkedIn. Fortunately, this KC/IABCer attended...

KC/IABC Exclusive: Branding Podcast with Clifton Alexander

22:59 11 August in KC IABC Blog
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Get ready for our August monthly breakfast by listening to this exclusive podcast with our speaker Communicators know a brand is more than just the look and feel. It includes positioning, perception and even a sense of purpose. Sometimes to stay relevant and continue to deliver on brand promise, organizations need to rebrand. In this exclusive-to-KC/IABC branding podcast, Clifton will share a glimpse of what he will cover in his...

Complete KC/IABC August Contest Rules

13:34 05 August in KC IABC Blog
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The KC/IABC August Contest is governed by these official rules. By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by the rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands the results of the contest are final in all respects. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the contest will be directed to...

August Monthly Luncheon: Rebrand For Success

00:49 05 August in KC IABC Blog
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Communicators know a brand is more than just the look and feel. It includes positioning, perception and even a sense of purpose. Sometimes to stay relevant and continue to deliver on brand promise, organizations need to rebrand. To be prepared for a future rebrand and ensure success, join us for Rebrand For Success at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 to hear brand expert Clifton Alexander, REACTOR...

ICYMI: Rising Star Career Development Panel

02:06 28 July in KC IABC Blog
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Posted by KC/IABC member Anna Lewis  A few months ago I attended a Career Development panel hosted by KC/IABC’s Rising Stars group. The session involved a panel discussion by three local communicators with varying experiences and backgrounds. The setting was very intimate, which allowed for candid conversation about real life challenges people often face throughout their careers. In this post, I will cover a few of the...

Enter Now: IABC Southern Region Silver Quills

00:55 20 July in KC IABC Blog, Quill news
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Now’s the time to step up and be counted among the best in our profession. Southern Region’s annual awards competition, Silver Quill, is the chance for regional communication professionals to step up and be recognized for their achievements. Covering 47 categories  aligned with the international IABC Gold Quill Awards, the Southern Region Silver Quill Awards are also a chance to ladder up to the next competition without rewriting your work plan. Rather than being judged against...

July Monthly Luncheon | Crisis Management Case Study: Jewish Community Center

20:07 09 July in KC IABC Blog
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Just a few short months ago, Phil Hermanson, Principal, The pH Factor, found himself in the midst of a major tragedy. Alerted via social media to reports of lockdown at The Jewish Community Center, his crisis response skills were immediately put to the test. Hear from this professional with real-world, "on-the-ground" experience managing a crisis at a two-hour workshop on Thursday, July 17. Phil will share...

Changes to KC/IABC’s Bylaws

11:48 10 June in KC IABC Blog
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No matter how good a job you've done creating your bylaws, any nonprofit or board knows that sooner or later you'll need to change something. That's certainly true for KC/IABC. We've recently discovered the need for a few changes to KC/IABC's Bylaws, so we've proposed a way forward below. We now need you, our membership, to weigh in. Please review these changes and let us know...

Register for the Kansas City Quills Luncheon!

00:55 07 May in KC IABC Blog, Quill news
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Recognize the Best at KC Quills June 19 Mark your calendars for the 2014 Kansas City Quills Awards celebration – 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at Grand Street Café.  This year’s celebration of the best in business communications in Kansas City is now open for registration. You can join in the lunchtime festivities for $30 for KC/IABC members, $20 for students, and $45 for guests/non-members. The annual celebration recognizes excellence in work...

May Luncheon: The Strategic Planning Process and Building Audience Personas

00:45 07 May in KC IABC Blog
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In an era of connected and social consumers, custom tailoring your message and communications strategy is more important -- and more complex -- than ever before. In this session, The Strategic Planning Process and Building Audience Personas, Kansas City PR consultant Matt Tidwell and Tricia McKim, Vice President, Morningstar Communications, will talk about the elements of a strategic plan (from objective-setting through measurement and evaluation)...