Professional Development

Watch our Marketing Smackdown in February: Social vs. Email vs. Print

12:38 29 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Professional Development
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Get ready for left hooks, sucker punches and blows to the solar plexus. Then we’ll talk about marketing. Thursday, February 15, 7:30-9 a.m., Brio Tuscan Grille, Kansas City, Mo. Are you ready to rrrruuuuuummbbbble? Sign up to watch the ultimate marketing cage match during our February meeting.   [embed]https://vimeo.com/252821685[/embed]   Sign up now!...

President’s Note: Ring in the New Year

21:53 07 January in Business Communicators Summit, featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Professional Development
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By Stacey Dickson – KC IABC President   I encourage you to ring in the new year by resolving to make an investment in your career. Make 2018 the year you hone in on your communications skills. Attend KC IABC meetings and the annual Business Communicators Summit (BCS) to grow your professional network and enhance your knowledge. We are starting the year with a variety of new and stimulating...

Join us Jan. 18 to start the year off right

13:29 03 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Professional Development
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Hello, 2018! Begin your year with a laugh (and some learning) at our January breakfast, Humor: Unleashing Your Secret (Untapped) Marketing Tactic. Learn how to stand out in the often dull and dour world of marketing and internal communications by connecting with human emotion. In this breakfast seminar, two veteran communicators – Jeremy Wood and Roy Harryman – will share and show examples from the real world of...

Small Talk is Huge

11:30 14 December in KC IABC Blog, Professional Development
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By Roy Harryman – KC IABC Board Member, Programming   In any relationship, whether business or personal, things start small. You don't go from a chance meeting at a Chamber lunch to a job offer as the dessert is being passed. Instead, things often begin with a type of dialogue we refer to as “small talk.” The name unfortunately implies this talk is unimportant. In fact, more “important” talk is impossible...

President’s Note: Reflection and Looking Forward

11:56 03 December in Business Communicators Summit, KC IABC Blog, Professional Development
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By Stacey Dickson – KC IABC President This time of year is such a great opportunity for reflection. Having just celebrated Thanksgiving, I am still thinking about all the things for which I am grateful. My new house, supportive friends and family, a great job and all our KC IABC board members and volunteers working so hard to plan for an outstanding upcoming year. As we near year-end,...

Save March 8 for the 2018 Business Communicators Summit

15:17 01 December in Business Communicators Summit, featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Professional Development
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Mark your calendar for the 2018 Business Communicators Summit on Thursday, March 8! KC IABC's Business Communicators Summit (BCS) is the largest, annual professional gathering in the Midwest for professional communicators. The 2018 event will feature a great morning keynote and a full-day of breakout sessions featuring communications professionals from diverse industries. Date: Thursday, March 8 Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Location: KU Edwards Campus, Overland Park, KS Drum Roll Please...

What we learned at connect17

10:52 16 November in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Professional Development
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By Stacey Dickson – KC IABC President & Marjie Goodman – KC IABC Board member We had the privilege of attending IABC’s Southern Region conference in Houston last month. The conference covered several topics including client experience, social media and video, and it featured several speakers from across the country. Here are our top takeaways from connect17. Branding [caption id="attachment_16350" align="alignright" width="300"] Jim Pendergast of AARP giving the connect17 conference keynote...

Success with Collaboration

08:05 13 November in KC IABC Blog, Professional Development
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By Megan Neher I’ve had my own company for 14 years and it took me the first five years to figure out how to categorize it. I started by saying I was a freelancer or a subcontractor. But as I grew and got more clients and even my own subcontractors, things began to change. My elevator speech morphed into: Hi, I own my own boutique PR agency....

President’s Note: Give the Gift of Communications

14:25 03 November in KC IABC Blog, News and events, Professional Development
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By Stacey Dickson – KC IABC President I am grateful to have attended the Southern Region Conference in Houston last month. In addition to the excellent sessions providing great communications development, I participated in the Leader’s Summit where we discussed challenges and solutions as chapter leaders. We also had time to learn about a few things going on at the International level I felt were worth sharing. For...

This Year: Gift the Gift of Marketing to Local Non-Profits

12:46 02 November in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Professional Development
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Local non-profits will benefit from your marketing experience     Join us  for our next monthly meeting and give the Gift of Communications on Thursday, Nov. 16, 5:30-7 p.m. at our host Lockton Companies in the Country Club Plaza. If you work in marketing, then crafting catchy messages and working across multiple mediums comes naturally to you. You’re fast. You’re good. But the rest of the world lacks what you have....