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September 2020

Webinar: Figuring Out Freelancing

September 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Free

Come share or learn everything you ever wanted to about becoming a freelance communicator! Join IABC/Chicago on September 30 at 5:00 p.m. for a chance to learn the ins and outs of becoming a communications freelancer. You will be able to hear from experienced freelancers in the field about the benefits and challenges of freelancing, or join us to share your expertise as a current or previous freelancer! The event will kick off with an introduction from our host, followed…

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October 2020

Webinar: Making a Really Good Impression!

October 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  Whether you’re looking for a new job, changing careers, or improving your online presence, this session is right for you. Join IABC Chicago on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 12 p.m. CST for a conversation with Lisa Frank, CEO of LBF Strategies, LLC, a recruiting & career coaching firm. Lisa is a thought leader, career coach, mentor, and recruiter specialized in the PR/Comms space. Her online #FranklySpeakingFriday video channel provides her followers with updates and information on how to stay on the top of…

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Storytelling Series: What’s Your Story? Defining Brand for Yourself and Your Organization

October 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on November 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

A lot has been written about “storytelling” and developing your “purpose.” Let’s simplify a bit to get more powerful. Customers, prospects, employees don’t want to hear about what you do as much as they want to hear about why you do it. Every organization has a great story to tell that is based on a powerful why. But maybe even more important to answer is “what’s your story?” Your own personal story. Every day we tell ourselves dozens of stories…

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November 2020

Storytelling Series: What’s Your Story? Defining Brand for Yourself and Your Organization

November 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

A lot has been written about “storytelling” and developing your “purpose.” Let’s simplify a bit to get more powerful. Customers, prospects, employees don’t want to hear about what you do as much as they want to hear about why you do it. Every organization has a great story to tell that is based on a powerful why. But maybe even more important to answer is “what’s your story?” Your own personal story. Every day we tell ourselves dozens of stories…

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December 2020

IABC Chicago Holiday Event – Virtual Escape Game Challenge

December 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join IABC Chicago to celebrate the end of 2020 with a twist on virtual networking. Bring your problem-solving skills (and a cocktail or two) and put your collaborative communications skills to good use in a virtual escape game. We’ll play in teams of 3 – 5 people on Zoom. You will use logical thinking, dexterity and observation to solve puzzles and make your way out. It’s also a great way to get to know fellow communicators in Chicagoland and beyond.…

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January 2021

Why communicators are the most important DE&I change agents

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Why communicators are the most important DE&I change agents Join IABC/Chicago and Ragan Consulting Group on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 to learn about the importance of communications in executing your DE&I strategy. Even in the midst of managing a global pandemic, organizations are prioritizing their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Communicators need to take the reins and develop an inclusive communications plan for what matters most: making connections, listening, empathy, compassion – and meaningful change. During the event, Kim Clark…

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February 2021

The State of Media Relations: How to grab a journalist’s attention in these uncertain times

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In this session, Muck Rack COO Natan Edelsburg will share tips on grabbing a journalist’s attention based on findings from Muck Rack’s latest State of Journalism, State of PR and State of Tech Journalism studies. Natan will also explain how reporting and pitching have changed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and what that means for media relations in 2021. Register now! Date: Wednesday, Feb. 3 Time: 5 - 6 p.m. CT Location: Zoom  Price: Members : FREE Students (with valid student ID):…

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Employee Engagement in Turbulent Times

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom,

Join IABC/Chicago and Crescenzo Communications on Thursday, February 18, 2021, to learn how to create engaging content that connects employees to the business and culture. Employees today are feeling more disconnected than ever. They are working from home, not seeing their colleagues, and have Zoom and Teams fatigue. This spells an opportunity for communicators. We can create content that can drive engagement, reinforce the corporate culture, and connect employees to each other and leaders. This webinar will show you how…

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March 2021

Prove Your Worth: Create Measurement Dashboards That Will Blow Leadership Away

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join IABC/Chicago and Crescenzo Communications on Thursday, Mar. 18, 2021, to learn how to create powerful dashboards that show the value your communications brings to your organization. Leadership doesn't care about clicks and opens. One-size-fits all dashboards usually fall flat. Metrics are important, but only represent part of the picture. If you want to go from being the "company Kinkos" to a strategic counselor, you have to prove that you are changing employee behavior. You need to demonstrate how your…

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April 2021

How to engage all stakeholders in your change journeys

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join IABC/Chicago and Ragan Consulting Group on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 for a discussion around change communications. It starts by building a communications framework for change. Diana Peltier, who has more than 20 years of experience leading organizations through large, complex transformations, will offer examples and share strategies to help you deliver for your organization. Among the topics covered:  how to engage change sponsors, assess organizational impacts, maintain employee experience through disruption, leverage change networks and employee advisory councils, foster…

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