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Professional Development Luncheon “Becoming a Trusted Advisor”

February 1, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm


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, your peers, or your boss.

Here’s what you’ll learn:
– Characteristics of a trusted advisor
– Actionable tips on becoming a trusted advisor
– Why all clients want and need a trusted advisor.

February 1, 2018  11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

11:30 – noon Registration and networking
noon – 12:30 p.m Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Presentation and Q&A
1:30  – 2:00 p.m. Wrap up

This event is open to professionals of all levels and you need not be an IABC member to attend. Lunch is included in event pricing.

Members advance registration:  $35
Nonmembers:  $50
Students:  $15
Members at the door:  $40


About Chris Varones

Chris is the founder and principal of Aesop Communications Group based in Chicago. Chris recognized the importance of being a trusted advisor early in his career and considers it a lifelong endeavor. Before founding Aesop, Chris worked at Burson-Marsteller, Hill + Knowlton Strategies, MWWPR and the Illinois House of Representatives.



Northern Trust
181 W. Madison St., Englewood Room, 7th floor
A photo ID will be required when checking in at the security desk.

Parking options:

WMW Self Park
172 W Madison St.

The Poetry Garage
201 W. Madison St.


February 1, 2018
11:30 am - 2:00 pm


Director, Professional Development


Northern Trust
181 W. Madison St., Englewood Room, 7th floor
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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