Calendar

May
18
Wed
Webinar: Collaboration and Idea Sharing Through an Intelligent Intranet @ Online
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Free webinar for IABC members! Join Interact and Make-A-Wish to learn how the renowned organization revolutionized collaboration and idea sharing among their 1,200 staff members, spread across 62 chapters. Their intelligent intranet has become a critical resource and business tool, navigating communication challenges and bringing employees together.

Presenters

 

Daren Jennings (2)Daren Jennings, VP, Interact, is passionate about equipping people with the tools they need to be successful at work, which he believes impacts a person’s overall well-being. “If you’re engaged at work, you’re more likely to be happy at home” is something he strongly believes. Daren leads the U.S. sales team and directs business development in North America for Interact. He joined Interact in 2014 and brings more than 10 years’ technology experience helping companies like ADP, Bullhorn and Sheetz improve efficiency, collaboration and employee engagement.

 

Josh deBergeJosh deBerge, Director, National Communications & PR, Make-A-Wish® America, manages internal and external communication and serves as national spokesperson for Make-A-Wish. He supervises staff responsible for maintaining intranet operations; coordinating national media opportunities; developing nationwide campaigns; handling crisis communication; and strengthening brand reputation. Prior to joining Make-A-Wish in December 2011, Josh worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) where he led external affairs and crisis communication for large-scale national disasters. Josh also has a background in television, radio and print media.

Jun
10
Fri
IABC FLY Lunch Downtown Boston @ Central Bistro
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
IABC FLY Lunch Downtown Boston @ Central Bistro | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Join folks like you (FLY) for lunch in downtown Boston!

These small-group, local networking lunches offer an easy way to meet fellow communicators in your area. Spend your lunch hour with great food and great company while sharing ideas and best practices with other professionals in the field. Hosted by IABC member Cindy HutterRSVP here >>

Aug
24
Wed
Engaging a Mobile Workforce @ Webinar
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From boomers to millennials, an unprecedented four generations now work side-by-side at most U.S. companies. In just four years, more than 72 percent of these workers will be mobile, tethered to their employers by little more than a smartphone. Against this backdrop, it is clear that employee communication strategies must evolve to accommodate and service a diverse and scattered workforce.

This webinar will explore the role of mobile technology in the workplace, the impact of managers and leadership on employee engagement and the effect both of these have on communications. We’ll take a close look at how communicating and new methods of distributing information is needed to cater for the modern employee through case studies and an analysis of recent survey data.

Presenter bio / Kristy Amy, Vice President of Strategy, Convero

For more than 20 years Kristy has leveraged IT and marketing to develop efficient communications programs that deliver measurable results. As Vice President of Strategy, Kristy works with companies to develop ongoing conversations with their customers and employees to increase engagement and retention. Kristy’s experience spans from the Fortune 1,000 to high-growth middle market firms and includes work for brands such as Avery Dennison, Cleveland Clinic, PolyOne and Westfield Insurance.  Through the use of relevant messaging, Kristy and the Convero team implement programs across web, video, mobile, live and print.

Kristy previously was president of OnMark Solutions, an eMessaging Agency that focused on implementing online marketing programs. She also held digital communications positions at Lubrizol, AmericanGreetings.com, AT&T and NCR.

Presenter bio / Jeff Corbin, Founder and CEO, APPrise Mobile

As a public and investor relations consultant for nearly 20 years, Jeff Corbin is pioneering the use of technology in the communications industry as the founder of APPrise Mobile™, a family of app communications solutions that includes theEMPLOYEEapp®, for secure employee communications; theIRapp®, for public companies to push information to their investors; theCOMMSapp™, for external communications; and theCONFERENCEapp™, for investor, analyst and other conference and event communications.

Before founding APPrise Mobile, Jeff served as the CEO of KCSA Strategic Communications, where he consulted with hundreds of companies and organizations.  Through this experience, he understands how organizations communicate with their targeted audiences, how these audiences consume information as well as the importance of technology to facilitate the direct connection between a company and its audience.

Sep
30
Fri
FLY Lunch Foxborough @ Davio's Steakhouse
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
FLY Lunch Foxborough @ Davio's Steakhouse | Foxborough | Massachusetts | United States

What’s A FLY Lunch?

A chance to get out of the office, have lunch 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.

Lunches are open to both IABC members and non-members. Bring a friend or co-worker, and experience firsthand how our professional networking and idea sharing can benefit you.

Limited to 10 seats. Hosted by IABC member Joyce Elven. RSVP here >>

IABC members host FLY breakfast or lunch events each month in a variety of areas and neighborhoods. Check the IABC Boston calendar 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 JoyceElven@gmail.com.

Oct
21
Fri
FLY Lunch in Burlington @ Tuscan Kitchen
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
FLY Lunch in Burlington @ Tuscan Kitchen | Burlington | Massachusetts | United States

Hello Burlington, Bedford, Billerica and Beyond!

IABC Boston member Lauren Libitz is hosting a FLY networking lunch near you and would love to meet you.

What’s a FLY Lunch? A chance to get out of the office, have lunch 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. 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 JoyceElven@gmail.com today.)

Nov
2
Wed
Use Storytelling to Powerfully Connect with an Audience @ District Hall
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

How well are you telling your brand story?

Most companies have great products and great people, but need help making sure their customers and audiences truly connect with the brand. Storytelling can help bridge this gap.

In this session, you’ll learn methods that any professional can use to move past writer’s block and on to deeper engagement with an audience, including tips and tricks from the school of brand journalism, tapping into common themes, and harnessing emotion and authenticity.  You will walk away with:

  • How to find and tell your brand’s story.
  • Ideation strategies to fill content needs and campaign demands.
  • Case studies using cause and social marketing.
  • Imagery and video best practices that apply to any form of storytelling.

Communications practitioners, entrepreneurs and business leaders looking to better translate their vision and expertise to customers, employees, and other stakeholders will find this session invaluable. Watch this highlight video.

Join us for an exciting evening of knowledge sharing and networking. Appetizers, soft drinks, and one drink ticket are included. Cash bar available.

About the Presenter

jolean-olsonJolean Olson is the Director of Development for Scenic Road, an agency that helps brands connect with their audiences. Jolean is an Emmy award-winning media professional with an extensive background in TV development and production. Notable clients include Southwest Airlines, UBS, Walmart, JP Morgan, Sams Club, Merial Pharmaceuticals and Applebys. Her work has appeared on DIY, HDTV and CNBC.

 

Dec
7
Wed
Webinar: Developing Your Online Brand @ Online
Dec 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Don’t get caught like the cobbler who had no shoes!

As a business communicator, you are used to building brands and have familiarity with using social media and the web to do so. But, what about your own brand? While you’re cultivating your employer’s brand, you also need to be working on your own.

In this webinar by content marketing and social media professional Norma Gaffin, we’ll be looking at honing in on your personal brand and learning how to use social media to let people know about it. You will learn how to:

  • Tighten up your online image
  • Hone in on your brand message
  • Curate effective content
  • Find your digital audience

About Norma Gaffin

normaNorma is a content marketing and social media professional with more than 15 years’ experience in the digital space. She managed content at Monster.com for 10 years and served as a company spokeswoman on a number of career-related topics. She has also worked on content and social media for Staples and Philips Health Systems. She is currently the Social Media and Content Marketing Manager for Philips Home Monitoring and resides in Waltham, Mass.

Instructions on how to access the webinar will be provided in the confirmation email after you register on Eventbrite. YOU MUST ALSO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR by following the link you receive in the confirmation email. 

Jan
18
Wed
New Year’s Networking Mixer (Waltham) @ Copper House Tavern
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New Year's Networking Mixer (Waltham) @ Copper House Tavern | Waltham | Massachusetts | United States

Kick Off 2017 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 2017 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 Copper House Tavern!

Jan
25
Wed
FLY Lunch in Peabody @ Bertucci's
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
FLY Lunch in Peabody @ Bertucci's | Peabody | Massachusetts | United States

Happy New Year of Networking, North Shore Communicators!

IABC Boston member Tom Curran is hosting the first FLY networking lunch of the New Year and would love to meet you. He has chosen a convenient and delicious lunch spot in Peabody that’s easy to get to from all points North Shore and easy to park.

What’s A FLY Lunch?

A chance to get out of the office, have lunch 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. 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 JoyceElven@gmail.com today.)

Jan
26
Thu
WEBINAR: Presenting Like a Pro @ Online
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WEBINAR: Presenting Like a Pro @ Online

Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

Public speaking is one of the most feared activities in the world–and with good reason: a poorly delivered presentation can be painful for the audience and humiliating for the presenter. But, we all still understand the power of persuasive public speaking, so how do we become good at it?

This webinar will offer battle-tested methods for overcoming fear so that you can be a successful public speaker. It will also cover how to develop and deliver thoughtful, concise, engaging and powerful presentations. With these tips, tools and tactics, any professional can elevate their speaking “game” to the next level.

About The Presenter

Rachel Butts Williams is a speaker, podcast guest, and writer who loves to deconstruct challenges that hold professionals back. From body awareness to vocal quality, slide preparation, and delivery, Rachel removes the fear from professional presentations by breaking each factor into practical and practice-able steps that ensure confidence and excellence. Rachel is a graduate of the University of North Texas and lives with her husband and three dogs on Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas.

Instructions on how to access the webinar will be provided in the confirmation email. YOU MUST ALSO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR by following the link you receive in the confirmation email. 

 

Not an IABC member yet? Find out more about benefits here, or contact IABC Boston‘s VP of Membership, Jeremy Salah for more information.