Calendar

Nov
17
Fri
November IABC Virtual Help Desk
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nov
30
Thu
WEBINAR: Why Successful Companies Use Video @ Online
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Understanding how to introduce video technology to your company is pivotal in creating a culture of learning at your organization. Learn how successful companies have introduced the benefits of streaming to build transparency and heighten employee engagement at their organization.

According to Fast Company, “Not having a video strategy for 2017 is like not having a digital strategy in 2000.” Convincing management to invest in the technology may be easier than you think, once they’re aware of the benefits of a platform that meets their business needs and long-term company goals.

In this session, you will learn:

•How companies have introduced video technology to their organization that’s proven to increase transparency in the workplace.
•The variety of video functionalities available, from live streaming to video on-demand capabilities.
•How to utilize interactivity tools, such as polls, surveys and audience Q&A to drive inclusiveness and boost engagement levels.

*Please note that by signing up for a solution provider webinar, you are allowing us to share your registration information with the webinar host.

Dec
7
Thu
Networking Lunch in Chelmsford @ Feng Shui
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We’re excited to invite all our Middlesex County chapter members and future members to an early December FLY lunch. IABC Boston member Sue Booth is hosting a networking get-together at Feng Shui, a clean and well-lit with great food. Engage with like-minded communications professionals while enjoying some tasty Asian fusion food. Accessible from Rtes. 3, 495, 129 and the Lowell Connector. Questions? Email Matt – Matthew_Goldberg@bose.com

What’s A FLY Lunch?

A chance to get out of the office, have lunch (and dessert) and meet fellow communicators in your area – Folks Like You (FLY). These informal, small-group lunches allow practitioners to share ideas, gain insight into and find solutions to our common communications challenges.

Limited to 10 seats

FLY lunches are open to both IABC members and non-members – just pay for your own lunch. This is a great opportunity to explore IABC or bring along a friend or co-worker who is considering IABC membership and wants to experience firsthand how our professional networking and idea sharing works.

If this FLY lunch is not in your work neighborhood, please stay tuned. IABC members are hosting FLY breakfast or lunch events each month in a variety of areas and neighborhoods. Check the IABC Boston calendar and join us for one near you.

(Want to host a FLY breakfast or lunch in your work neighborhood? It’s as easy as making a reservation! Contact Matthew_Goldberg@bose.com today.)

Dec
14
Thu
WEBINAR: Crisis Planning for the Digital Age
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dec
15
Fri
December IABC Virtual Help Desk
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jan
9
Tue
Networking Lunch in Woburn @ Zaika Indian Bistro
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

North of Boston Communicators! Come FLY into the New Year with us!

All chapter members and future members located north of Boston are invited to join us! Christine Courard, president of the IABC Boston chapter, will be hosting a networking get-together on January 9th. Looking for some help solving your communications challenges? This is a great opportunity to tap into a wealth of knowledge. Plus, you’ll be able to dine on a fantastic savory buffet offered at Zaika Indian in Woburn – less than 10 miles outside Boston. Accessible from Rtes. 3, 95, and 93. Questions? Email the IABC event director- Matthew_Goldberg@bose.com

What’s A FLY Lunch?

A chance to get out of the office, have lunch (and dessert) and meet fellow communicators in your area – Folks Like You (FLY). These informal, small-group lunches allow practitioners to share ideas, gain insight into and find solutions to our common communications challenges.

Limited to 10 seats

FLY lunches are open to both IABC members and non-members – just pay for your own lunch. This is a great opportunity to explore IABC or bring along a friend or co-worker who is considering IABC membership and wants to experience firsthand how our professional networking and idea sharing works.

If this FLY lunch is not in your work neighborhood, please stay tuned. IABC members are hosting FLY breakfast or lunch events each month in a variety of areas and neighborhoods. Check the IABC Boston calendar and join us for one near you.

(Want to host a FLY breakfast or lunch in your work neighborhood? It’s as easy as making a reservation! Contact Matthew_Goldberg@bose.com today.)

Jan
19
Fri
January Virtual Help Desk @ online
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

January Virtual Help Desk

Do you need some advice about a current project? Are you looking for peer recommendations for tools, vendors or tactics? The IABC Boston Chapter Virtual Help Desk is a monthly opportunity to tap the power of your IABC peers. Join the call any time during the hour and get the support you need.

After RSVP’ing on Eventbrite, you will receive information about how to access the virtual help desk.

Not an IABC member yet? Find out more about benefits here, or email bostoniabc@gmail.com for more information.

Jan
22
Mon
New Year’s Networking Mixer @ Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kick Off 2018 with IABC’s Mix and Mingle Event!

Once the holiday madness is over and you’ve settled back into a rhythm, come mix and mingle with fellow communications professionals to get the 2018 year started off right. Take this opportunity to bounce a business challenge off of colleagues, share a new tip you picked up at a recent conference, and expand your network. See familiar faces and meet new ones.

Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a drink. See you at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse!

Not an IABC member yet? Find out more about benefits here.

Jan
30
Tue
Free to Members Webinar: Crafting and Telling the Story of Your Strategy @ online
Jan 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 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 trying to achieve.
  • Identifying and tackling anti-stories that prevent progress.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to craft a strategy story that is owned by your most important influencers.
  • What a business story looks and sounds like and how to spot good ones.
  • Three big mistakes novices make when starting out with story techniques.

Presenter/Shawn Callahan, is the author of Putting Stories to Work and the founder at Anecdote, the world’s largest business storytelling company. Shawn started his career in tech with companies such as Oracle and IBM but realized that, at the end of the day, it was the human factors that determined the success of any enterprise. In 2004 he founded Anecdote, a firm that helps leaders and sellers find and tell great oral stories. He works with Global 1,000 companies and a global network of partners. Shawn’s book, Putting Stories to Work, won a gold medal in the 2017 Axiom business book awards in the category of Networking (social networking, communication skills).

Feb
15
Thu
Webinar: How to Use Video To Enhance Executive Communication @ online
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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 all employees no matter where they are located. It is for this reason that many corporate communications departments are choosing to host All-Hands and Town Hall meetings with this technology.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • The benefits of using video for executive messaging.
  • How to prep your executives to communicate with video.
  • Tips for selecting a video platform for executive communication.

bill_accola_headshot_1024Presenter/Bill Accola, is vice president, professional services & customer success at MediaPlatform. He is responsible for delivering integrated solutions to address the challenging business requirements of MediaPlatform’s customers. He brings an advanced understanding of project management tools and best-practice methodology to manage complex, multi-disciplinary projects. Previously, he served as executive director of business development for the news distribution industry leader Marketwire.

 

3d67266Shazia Haq is senior content marketing manager at MediaPlatform. Haq has a professional background in b2b content marketing and technology writing. She earned her master’s degree in international politics from NYU and her undergraduate degree in print journalism from the University of Southern California.