Calendar

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.

Feb
22
Thu
Boston Networking Lunch @ Silvertone Bar and Grill
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

FLY Networking Lunch in the Heart of Boston

IABC Boston board member Cindy Hutter will be hosting our February networking lunch at Silvertone Bar and Grill, near Downtown Crossing. Come join us for some inspired conversation and make new friends while dining on American classics in this cool retro space. What better way to escape the dreariness of winter! 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.)

Feb
27
Tue
How to Increase Your Influence with Executives @ Bose Corporate Headquarters
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

How to Increase Your Influence with Executives

Communications people are often “cobblers’ children,” advancing everyone else’s image and cause before their own. Learn how to frame your ideas, position yourself and overcome habits you can’t even see that undermine your effectiveness.

This is a rare opportunity to participate in a live, interactive session that will give you the insights and practical tools to elevate your own ‘executive presence’ to drive more action, get faster buy in and more resources, and take your career to the next level. Come by yourself, bring your whole team, send a mentee for 90 minutes of high value professional development.

We’ll have appetizers and drinks 6:00-6:30pm for socializing before the interactive session begins. And try your luck in our raffle for copies of “All the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence,” by Suzanne Bates.

 

Speaker bio:

Image result for margery myersMargery Myers is a principal consultant at Bates Communications, an executive development and consulting firm that helps leaders successfully transition into top executive roles and drive business performance by increasing their influence and inspiring followership. Her clients master executive presence and quickly earn credibility in their roles. Prior to joining Bates in 2010, Margery was SVP of Communications for Dunkin’ Brands, and earlier she was head of communications at Talbots.

Venue:

Bose Corporate Headquarters

100 The Mountain Rd.

Framingham, MA 01701

Parking is unrestricted except where specified. Be sure to check in at the front desk.

Cost:

Members: $20.00

Non-members: $40.00

Mar
9
Fri
Create Your Next Career Opportunity – Free Training @ Online
Mar 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Create Your Next Career Opportunity Anytime You Want

Imagine getting up on a Monday morning and being excited and inspired about the day ahead!

It’s possible to feel on track with your career, and there are plenty of amazing career opportunities out there.

Our tried and tested Career CLARITY process has helped hundreds of capable professionals identify the work that helps them be happy on Mondays.

This live training will give you an understanding of the 5 key practices that you need to create career opportunities.

You won’t find some of these strategies anywhere else, online or off!

Join expert career coach Alison Cardy on this FREE LIVE TRAINING and you’ll discover:

  • Why you should totally ignore the folks who say things like “most people don’t like their work.” and “you should be happy to have your job.” (things that absolutely make you feel like the immediate answer is the cookie tin).
  • Why it absolutely does not matter if the career help you got before didn’t help at all.
  • Why a new resume is NOT the answer (and what is).
  • The biggest mistake you might be making when you jump enthusiastically into your job search. (though you gotta love that puppy dog enthusiasm).
  • Plus so much more!

This is your chance to take the first step to making this the year when you finally get your career locked into place.

Grab your spot on this free live training!

Date and Time

Friday, March 9th, 2018, at 12:30 pm ET.

Registration

International Association of Business Communicators – Boston members have been invited to attend this training free of charge. Please click here to register – no special code needed.

About Alison

Alison Cardy is a career truth teller who believes in living a life that actually feels like your own. She and her team have helped nearly 200 professionals find a great career fit through her proven CLARITY process. She is a frequent speaker at universities and alumni groups including Harvard, MIT, Georgetown, and her alma mater, The University of Maryland.

Alison is the author of the 5-star rated, bestseller, Career Grease: How to Get Unstuck and Pivot Your Career. Her work has been featured on Monster, Forbes, The Muse, Undercover Recruiter, and The Washington Post. Her home on the web is at cardycareercoaching.com.

 

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Mar
22
Thu
Webinar: Digital Body Language @ Online
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Digital Body Language: Unintended Consequences of Your Online Culture and Character

We all know about body language when it comes to in-person meetings, but what about your digital body language. We send important but unspoken messages about our choice of platform, language (in)formality, even spelling in our communications — choices both personal and on behalf of our organizations. In this webinar session, our speaker, Stefanie Heiter, managing partner at Bridging Distance, will share research-based models, examples and advice for making the impact you really intend. She’ll cover the following:

 

  • Did you know that people with good virtual communication skills are happier? (And associated with lower cyber-loafing.)
  • Why people won’t use video on virtual calls
  • Trends to get ahead of — what the shift to more visual and auditory communication means for your personal (and team) effectiveness
  • Are your in-person and online reputations aligned?
  • Why establishing your own personal standards matters

About the Presenter:

Stefanie Heiter is among the nation’s leading thinkers and consultants in the human side of virtual work. She helps people think differenlty about leadership, team development and communciations, bringing about exectable solutions to the challenges of bridging virtual distance.

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Note: A webinar link is provided upon registration.

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

Have questions about Digital Body Language: Unintended Consequences of Your Online Culture and Character? Contact IABC Boston

Mar
28
Wed
Foxboro Networking Lunch @ Bar Louie
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Foxboro Networking Lunch @ Bar Louie | Foxborough | Massachusetts | United States

NETWORK LIKE A CHAMPION

We came up with a great game plan for our March networking lunch – we’re going back to the gridiron for some tasty pub grub. Come on down to Patriot Place and keep the drive alive with IABC member Rachel Borman at Bar Louie. There’s plenty of wide open space in this venue to air out all your comms conundrums. You’ll definitely come away with some extra points from this one! Questions? Email IABC event director- Matthew_Goldberg@bose.com

Limited to 10 seats

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.

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.)

Mar
29
Thu
Webinar: Be a Talent Magnet — How to Attract Millennials @ online
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Be a Talent Magnet—How to Retain, Engage, and Attract the Millennial Workforce 

Presented by Jeff Butler

Recently, the millennial generation took the stage as a the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. Millennials (also known as Generation Y), born between 1981 to 2000, are your current and future leaders and they are bringing tremendous change, innovation and opportunity. In this program, you will hear up-to-the-minute data and case studies, as author Jeff Butler helps you better understand your organization’s millennials and provides actionable strategies to leverage their potential of this upcoming and rising generation.

Key learning points:

  • Learn what message is enticing to attract millennial talent to your company even if you don’t have a strong brand.
  • Discover strategies on how to manage millennial talent for maximal retention.
  • Retention strategies that companies are using that lead to 96 percent retention rates over a three year period.

Presenter/Jeff Butler is a​ ​speaker,​ ​author​ ​and​ ​passionate​ ​millennial​ ​who​ ​helps​ ​organizations​ ​improve​ ​their​ ​retention of​ ​millennial​ ​employees.​ ​A​ ​native​ ​Californian​ ​and​ ​raised​ ​in​ ​Silicon​ ​Valley,​ he​ ​has​ ​spent​ ​his​ ​entire​ ​life​ ​during​ ​the​ ​highest​ ​pattern of​ ​employee​ ​turnover​ ​in​ ​recorded​ ​history.​ ​Graduating​ ​from​ ​UC​ ​Berkeley​ ​with​ ​a​ ​degree​ ​in​ ​Computer​ ​Science,​ Butler ​experienced the​ ​competition​ ​and​ ​challenges​ ​of​ ​recruiting,​ ​attracting,​ ​and​ ​retaining​ ​top​ ​talent​ ​first​ ​hand.​ ​Unlike​ ​other​ ​experts​ ​on​ ​millennials, he​ ​has​ ​been​ ​in​ ​the​ ​trenches​ ​of​ ​what​ ​it​ ​means​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​millennial​ ​and​ ​what​ ​it​ ​takes​ ​to​ ​retain​ ​and​ ​keep​ ​them​ ​engaged.​ ​With​ ​Butler​‘s versatile​ ​background,​ ​he​ ​has​ ​helped​ ​fortune​ ​500​ ​companies​ ​and​ ​thousands​ ​of​ ​professionals​ ​across​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States—in addition​ ​to​ ​appearing​ ​on​ ​TEDx​ ​in​ ​both​ ​2016​ ​and​ ​2017.

Date: 29 March 2018
Time: 9-10 a.m. PST / 12–1 p.m. EST
Free to IABC members

Apr
10
Tue
Providence Networking Lunch @ Rogue Island Kitchen and Bar
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Go Rogue At Our April Networking Lunch

Are you a communications maverick? Do you enjoying blazing new trails for others to follow? Come join us for a networking lunch at Rogue Island in Providence and share your knowledge. This farm-to-table restaurant is the perfect spot to trade your insider secrets! Local IABC member Erin Read will be your host! 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.)