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5 Reasons to Attend IABC’s World Conference: June 23-26

Global networking This World Conference is expected to attract more than 2,000 communications professionals from around the world. Make new professional acquaintances and alliances during conference sessions, special events, dine arounds and at the Gold Quill Gala. Gain greater insights Learn about developing successful strategies in competitive markets from leaders such as Shelly Lazarus, chairman emeritus, Ogilvy & Mather; Bill McDermott, co-CEO for SAP, the world leader in enterprise applications (software and software- related service revenue); Lori McDonough, vice president of communications, Prudential Financial, and more. 100 sessions in seven tracks Choose from 100 sessions featuring keynotes and interactive panel discussions: Career builder Employee and change communication Global trends Marketing and business Media and public relations Reputation Brand and strategic leadership Discount Corporate members receive a 10 percent discount off of the regular member rate of $1,430 which is about a 27 percent discount from the non-member rate of $1,795. Chance to win an iPad mini Two more iPad minis will be given away between now and the week before the World Conference. To be eligible to win, you must be a registered conference attendee. Winners will receive their iPad minis at the welcome reception at the conference Enter the conversation: wc-connections.iabc.com Register:... read more

An Evening of Wine and Interesting Ideas

Join IABC St. Louis for an evening of networking, fine wine and dialogue on the power of nonverbal communications. For more than a decade, TED Conferences, LLC has been fostering the power of “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Together with other St. Louis communicators, explore insights from a TED Talks video presentation by social psychologist Amy Cuddy, Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. In the presentation, Amy discusses her latest research on the impact of body language to our hormone levels, feelings and behavior. She illustrates how “power posing” – even when we don’t feel confident – can in fact have a dramatic impact on our chances for success! Have you been looking forward to reconnecting with your fellow business communicators? Then join us for what will be an intellectually stimulating evening with IABC St. Louis! When: Thursday, June 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Where: Sasha’s on Shaw, 4069 Shaw Ave.  St Louis, MO 63110 Meeting Fees: $30 – members $40 – nonmembers $20 – students RSVP Here! About the Presentation Amy Cuddy is a Harvard Business School professor who studies how we perceive and are influenced by other people and vice versa. Her fascinating work on how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments affect people from the classroom to the boardroom has won praise worldwide. Amy’s TED Talk on power posing, posted in October 2012, has been streamed over 5 million times and is already one of the all-time most viewed talks on TED.com. Amy’s work has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, MSNBC and in Fast Company, Harvard Magazine, Wired, The New York Times, Financial... read more

Game On: June Is IABC St. Louis Membership Month

Join us in June as we celebrate IABC St. Louis Membership Month. Gather good memories. Identify your prospects. Then, share with a non-member friend or colleague how IABC can help advance their career. The reasons are many: Monthly networking opportunities Job search assistance – including interviewing and salary negotiation tips 24/7 access to a wealth of communications materials Professional development tools and seminars Access to communications thought leaders worldwide Yet recruiting – like membership – also has its rewards. Recruit a new member who joins by June 30 and you could win six free IABC St. Louis July 2013 to June 2014 professional development luncheons – a $180 value. The more new members you recruit, the greater your chances of winning! But, the June Membership Month rewards don’t stop there. Every new member you recruit: Will have their $40 new member application fee waived Can attend one of our professional development luncheons – for free What’s your career success story, and how has IABC membership benefitted... read more

Step Up to the Plate on IABC’s Team

Have you been thinking about getting out of the stands and stepping up to the plate? Now’s the time to get in the game!  IABC St. Louis is recruiting team players interested in joining our 2013 Board. IABC St. Louis offers unique volunteer opportunities for you or your staff members to get involved in leadership positions. You might be a seasoned professional looking to help other communicators grow at all stages of their career. Or you might be newer to the profession and looking to build your leadership skills and network. Wherever you are in your career, your skills can help build our team. If you have been a past board member, please consider how you may contribute to the current board. Elections are in June, and the board year for elected officials begins in July 2013. Open positions include the following: Vice President of Professional Development Professional Development Chair Director-At-Large: Three directors-at-large serve on the board, for rotating three-year terms.  The directors are experienced board members who attend all board meetings and take on special projects as they and the board determine. IABC is an outstanding organization to be a member of, but is even more rewarding when you are involved in its operations. To continue to provide exceptional professional development opportunities and value to members through seminars, speakers, awards and training, it takes committed volunteers dedicated to growing our profession. I encourage anyone who is ready to step up their involvement and wants to learn more about volunteering to please contact me at info@iabcstl.org or (314) 654-6420. Thank you for your service! Annie Haarmann IABC St. Louis... read more

Free IABC Webinar: Achieve Success Through Personal Branding

Save the Date! When it comes to personal branding, it’s important to set yourself apart from the competition by demonstrating your unique value to the audience. That’s why you might consider scheduling an early lunch on Wednesday, August 21, from 10 to 11 a.m., when IABC national hosts a free webinar, Achieve Success Through Personal Branding. Learn about the latest tips from Heather R. Huhman, founder and president of Come Recommended, LLC, a content marketing and digital public relations consultancy for job search and human resources technologies. Huhman is the author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships (2011) and #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle (2010). A former hiring manager, blogger for Come Recommended, contributor and columnist for various outlets, she holds a bachelor of arts in communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s certificate in internet marketing from the University of San Francisco. Huhman’s favorite quote, “Happiness does not come from doing what you want, but wanting what you do.” — Unknown. Find out how you can be even happier doing what you do. Register now for this free webinar while you’re thinking about it. IABC national provides members with access to ongoing monthly webinars – another value-added incentive to join. Simply bookmark this page to stay updated on the latest webinars including new speakers offering fresh, timely content to help you continue to grow your knowledge, skills and... read more

IABC Holds World Conference in New York City – June 23 to 26

It’s never been more important to stay ahead of industry trends, to learn about best practices from successful leaders and to network with hundreds of professionals in other markets. Do it all in June, by registering now for IABC’s annual World Conference at http://wc.iabc.com/. When you register, you’ll have a chance to win one of six iPad minis in an IABC national giveaway. Beginning April 15 for 12 weeks, one winner will be announced every two... read more

Discovery Premium Content Open to All Members

Reminder: Discovery premium content open to all members As of January 1, premium Discovery content is available to IABC members for no additional fee. (Previously, subscriptions to premium Discovery were $99 per year.) All members will automatically have access once they log in with their member ID and password. What’s the best Discovery topic you’ve learned... read more

Register Today for April Full-Day Professional Development Seminar: The Communicators’ Toolkit

Today’s communicators are often required to have a wide breadth of skills, with the ability to do more with fewer resources. Our full-day professional development seminar, “The Communicators’ Toolkit,” is designed to arm you with the latest strategies, tools and insights from top speakers in the field. Our topics range from personal branding, strategic communication to online communication. How do you embed the right messages in your strategic communications plan? How do you build an online global strategy? What exactly are SEO, SEM and content marketing – and how do you use it to effectively reach your target audience? How do you thrive (and not just survive) in the midst of change? Attendees will gain useful knowledge to take back to work – whether you are new to the industry looking to acquire relevant skills at low cost to a seasoned professional looking for continuous improvement. Keynote Speaker Robin McCasland, internal communication/employee engagement lead, Dell; vice chair, International Executive Board, IABC Luncheon Speaker David W. Hults, Career Coach, Author, Professional Speaker, and Columnist Breakout Sessions Include: Robin McCasland, Internal Communication/Employee Engagement Lead, Dell Angie Lawing, CEO, Mercury Labs Ed Mayuga, Partner, AMM Communications Steve Thomas, President of the American Marketing Association and President of Net Impact Nancy Bunker Koester, President and Owner, Bunker Koester & Associates Communication & Research Derek Mabie, President and Co-Founder, Evolve Digital Labs Details: When: Thursday, April 18, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Where: Hilton St. Louis Frontenac 1335 S. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63131 Meeting Fees (includes all sessions, breakfast, lunch and snacks): $125 – members $175 – nonmembers $60 – students Join... read more

Register Today for April Full-Day Professional Development Seminar: The Communicators' Toolkit

Today’s communicators are often required to have a wide breadth of skills, with the ability to do more with fewer resources. Our full-day professional development seminar, “The Communicators’ Toolkit,” is designed to arm you with the latest strategies, tools and insights from top speakers in the field. Our topics range from personal branding, strategic communication to online communication. How do you embed the right messages in your strategic communications plan? How do you build an online global strategy? What exactly are SEO, SEM and content marketing – and how do you use it to effectively reach your target audience? How do you thrive (and not just survive) in the midst of change? Attendees will gain useful knowledge to take back to work – whether you are new to the industry looking to acquire relevant skills at low cost to a seasoned professional looking for continuous improvement. Keynote Speaker Robin McCasland, internal communication/employee engagement lead, Dell; vice chair, International Executive Board, IABC Luncheon Speaker David W. Hults, Career Coach, Author, Professional Speaker, and Columnist Breakout Sessions Include: Robin McCasland, Internal Communication/Employee Engagement Lead, Dell Angie Lawing, CEO, Mercury Labs Ed Mayuga, Partner, AMM Communications Steve Thomas, President of the American Marketing Association and President of Net Impact Nancy Bunker Koester, President and Owner, Bunker Koester & Associates Communication & Research Derek Mabie, President and Co-Founder, Evolve Digital Labs Details: When: Thursday, April 18, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Where: Hilton St. Louis Frontenac 1335 S. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63131 Meeting Fees (includes all sessions, breakfast, lunch and snacks): $125 – members $175 – nonmembers $60 – students Join... read more

CW is Going Digital

IABC’s publication, CW, is going digital. To better serve IABC members, the new CW magazine will be a tablet-friendly publication. Beginning May 2013, you’ll receive the digital-only publication – no more hard-copy magazine hitting your mailbox! Optimized for mobile devices, you’ll be able to read CW wherever you are – read and share content you find the most useful! Take a sneak peek. What do you think about this... read more

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