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January 2018

Young Professionals Mid-Winter Social @ Concrete Cowboy in River North

January 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Concrete Cowboy, 646 N. Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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  It’s winter in Chicago and we all need a place to warm up on the way home from a long day at work. So come kick up your boots and enjoy a drink and some appetizers as you network with Chicago’s brightest communications compadres. First drink is on us! This event is open to professionals of all ages, and you need not be an IABC member to attend. A small fee covers your first drink, light appetizers and a…

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IABC Gold Quill Awards Late Entry Deadline

January 30

Every year, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards program recognizes work from around the world that soars to new heights. For more than 40 years, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards have recognized and awarded excellence in strategic communication worldwide. Gold Quill is the only awards program that honors the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale. Since 2008, more than 4,451 projects have been entered in the Gold Quill Awards. Are you ready to soar? Share your best work by entering…

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Webinar: Crafting and Telling the Story of Your Strategy

January 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Crafting and Telling the Story of Your Strategy Presented by Shawn Callahan It’s the dirty little secret of the business world: Between 80 and 95 percent of employees don’t know or understand the strategy. And it occurs regardless of how good the strategy is. Using industry case studies, this presentation will highlight: Why communicating strategy fails. How strategy can be converted into a co-designed story that can be told and retold, so everyone has clarity on what the organization is…

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February 2018

Professional Development Luncheon “Becoming a Trusted Advisor”

February 1 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Northern Trust, 181 W. Madison St., Englewood Room, 7th floor
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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  If you work in the communications business, you no doubt have come across someone who is a natural at owning a room, a pro at giving feedback clients will listen to or being the “go-to” person when all else fails. How did they get there? More importantly, how can you get there? Join us as we welcome Chris Varones, founder of Aesop Communications Group, who will take us through some steps to become that go-to advisor for your clients,…

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Webinar: How to Use Video to Enhance Executive Communication

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Solution provider webinar: How to Use Video To Enhance Executive Communication One of the biggest differences between high performing organizations and those that consistently fail to reach performance goals involves executive communication. All too often members of the C-suite hide behind others to convey their vision for the company. While they may think it is more efficient to communicate indirectly, they are doing little to endear themselves to their employees. Streaming video allows executives to engage in interactive live communicate with…

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SAVE THE DATE: Professional Development Event “Unleash the Power of Storytelling: Win Hearts, Change Minds, Get Results”

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Every organization, be it a Fortune 500 company, a nonprofit or a startup, needs a story that captures the “why” beyond the “what” and communicates your purpose, brand and relevance in a way that’s unique and compelling. Yet, too often we resort to rattling off dry data points like lists of services or products, target markets, head counts and revenue figures. In this interactive session, Rob Biesenbach will talk about why stories more effective than data, examine the…

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June 2018

2018 IABC World Conference

June 3 - June 6

  Save the date for the 2018 IABC World Conference, June 3–6 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Canada! For more information or to pre-register, visit the IABC World Conference website.

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