How to ‘Paint with Numbers’ with Randall Bolten @ Grant Thornton
Nov 8 @ 11:00 pm – Nov 9 @ 1:00 am

IABC Boston and Grant Thornton host Randall Bolten, author of Painting with Numbers: Presenting Financials and Other Numbers So People Will Understand You 

Have you ever had to communicate information that includes numbers?  Put together an annual report?  Grapple with the best way to present profit margins, growth rates, productivity, or market share?

Please join IABC Boston for an evening presentation by author Randall Bolten on how to present numbers clearly and effectively so your ideas and presentations resonate with your audience. During this session, you will learn how to:

  • Use visual effects to make your numbers meaningful and comprehensible
  • Use key indicators to add meaning and context to your numbers
  • Maximize the impact of numbers and avoid some deadly pitfalls in a PowerPoint presentation
  • Interact with your audience as a peer

Registration includes light refreshments and a copy of Randall’s book, Painting with Numbers: Presenting Financials and Other Numbers So People Will Understand You (a $39.95 value).

IABC Members: $35
IABC Student Members: $30
Non-members: $40

Register Here!

Questions? Contact Event Director Linda Sanders.

2nd Annual Internal Communications and Situational Messaging Conference @ Omni Parker House
Dec 3 @ 2:30 pm – Dec 5 @ 10:00 pm

Deploying leading edge processes and repeatable methodologies to establish a fully integrated, consistent, and compelling communication platform.

  • Pre-Conference Workshop on December 3rd, 2012 for  additional cost
  • Understanding the economics of engagement, best practices, the framework for implementation, and the potential for return on investment.
  • Lead by Bruce Bolger, Managing Director at the Enterprise Engagement Alliance

Website: or Register

Targeted to SVP’s, VP’s, Directors, Senior Managers, and other leaders within:
Internal Communications, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Corporate Communications,  Employee Experience, Organizational Development, Brand Communications, Marketing, Human Resources, Quality Management

Employee Brand Engagement Summit: Discount for IABC Members @ Seaport Hotel
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Employee Brand Engagement Summit in Boston
Educate, Motivate, Inspire and Engage Your People – The Keys to Building Your Internal Brand

Internal branding programs are essential for every company that seeks to develop engagement, commitment and common ground through culture and business purpose. This unique summit, presented by Inward Strategic Consulting, will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear first-hand how some of the biggest brands have done it successfully.

  • Date: Monday, December 10
  • Time: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Seaport Hotel, Boston

Inward Consulting is offering IABC Boston members a discounted registration price of $79.* To learn more about the event and to register, visit


*To receive the discount: Select “Member” from the Registration Type drop-down menu. On the next page, answer Yes to the question “Are you registered as a member for this summit?” and then list IABC as the affiliate organization.

Providence/Boston Joint Networking: The Power of Extending Your Reach @ Bertucci's
Jan 17 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 18 @ 1:15 am

Join your communications peers for dinner and a New Year kickoff event where Don Saracen ( will facilitate a conversation and exercises on “The Power of Extending Your Reach: How to connect, communicate and collaborate in business and in life.”


Did you ever feel uncomfortable in a business  networking or social setting? Most of us have. Interpersonal Communications  is a core competency that everyone needs.  Effective personal communications is critical  to building trust and  loyalty with your clients, associates and new acquaintances. Now more than ever  with the state of the economy and industry in transition, professionals need to  demonstrate credibility and likability which translates into personal  confidence. Learn the skills that you can  use immediately for a lifetime!!  Attend this program to build  stronger business and personal relationships.
Speaker: Don Saracen, president of SARACEN Sales & Communications,  a speaking, training and consulting firm. He collaborates with businesses,  non-profits and trade associations to improve their interpersonal communication  and leadership skills. Using stories, real life experiences and examples to  teach and inspire his audience to take action. He majored in communications and  has over 30 years of experience in senior management positions with regional,  national and a multinational corporation. Don is the president elect of the New  England chapter of the National Speakers Association, he holds the ACG Advanced  Communicator Gold designation from Toastmasters International and is a  recognized content expert and author.

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Registration: 6:00 p.m.

Program: 6:30 p.m.


280 School Street  Mansfield, MA 02048 (508) 261-2371

easy access from Routes 95 and 495 ( off route 140 in the Mansfield Crossing Shopping Center).

$20 students

$25 IABC members

$35 non-members

Register Here

Social & Mobile Financial Services Leadership Forum @ Communispace
Mar 19 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Consumers and professionals are increasingly using social media and their mobile devices for financial information, payments, and to perform transactions. BDI Online’s Social & Mobile Financial Services Leadership Forum will demonstrate the best case studies of how major financial brands are connecting with consumers and professionals through mobile and social communications. The keynote speaker will be Martha Hayward, Vice President, Social Media at Fidelity Investments. Presenters and panelists will include:

  • Joanna Belbey, Social Media and Compliance Specialist, Acitance, Ine
  • Kathleen Mayko, Digital Community Manager, Online Experience, MassMutual
  • Michael Pranikoff, Global Directory, Emerging Media, PR Newswire Association LLC
  • Corina Roy, Director, Online Experience, MassMutual
  • Jennifer Spencer, Digital Communications & Community Manager, PerkStreet Financial
  • Derek Stern, Assistant Director of Broker Dealer Compliance, Putman Investments

BDI Online is offering IABC Boston members a discounted registration to their forum! To get the discount, register by March 17th using promo code IABC.

View the agenda and more by visiting the event registration page.


About BDI
Business Development Institute (BDI), founded in New York City by Steve Etzlier in 2001 and managed by Maria Feola-Magro, produces conferences and educational programs for marketing, communications and media professionals. Over 13,000 attendees have participated in their programs. BDI specializes in how technology and the internet impact marketing, communications and media. Programs educate while providing valuable networking opportunities to attendees. For more information, please visit


Strategic Creative Communications @ Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Headquarters
May 9 @ 12:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Leading communication experts, Steve & Cindy Crescenzo, present a half-day workshop that teaches you how to link creative communications with the goals and strategies of your organization.  Strategic communication has never been more important.  New media, social integration, changing demographics, shifting corporate cultures, global challenges, the constant need to stay ahead and on top — all of these factors are driving a massive shift in how orgnanizations communicate to each and every audience.

At this half-day workshop you’ll learn how to:

  • Develop the right research
  • Build your communication plan
  • Design strong tactics
  • Key in on the best channels to optimize your message
  • Meausre your outcomes
  • Use social media and multi-media tools to energize your communications
  • Build a communication strategy that makes you shine.

Costs: $199 IABC member, $250 non-member

Cost includes lunch, which will be served 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Register here:

The Dialog of Digital Innovation @ Liberty Hotel
Jul 11 @ 10:30 pm – Jul 12 @ 2:00 am
  • Keynote: Come hear Boston Red Sox Marketing SVP, Adam Grossman speak on how he accelerated the Red Sox business by using innovative marketing strategies and technology.
  • Networking & Cocktails: Mix and mingle with the digital media community in Boston.  Learn more about MediaMath, our partners, and how you can bolster your business.
The Art of Storytelling: How to Educate and Entertain Your Audience @ Your choice!
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Art of Storytelling: How to Educate and Entertain Your Audience @ Your choice!

The art of storytelling is as old as human history—we have been telling stories since the first words were spoken. We respond to stories because they touch us on an emotional level, and follow a basic logic and structure that helps us learn and understand. Join this panel of experts to hear about the elements of a good story, the role of drama and conflict, and how to inspire your audience, whoever they are.

Storytelling expert: Andrew Davis, Brandscaping
Internal expert: Maria Vandengerg, GE
External expert: Julie Hall, Havas Worldwide

Manya Chylinski, Alley424 Communications

Webex, hosted by GE (thanks to member Tracy Zimmerman)
See panel bios and register here!
BDI: Financial Services Social Business Leadership Forum @ Boston Common Hotel & Conference Center
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Financial Institutions are changing how they do business. Technology continues to impact the way financial services companies communicate and collaborate with customers, employees, recruits, agents, advisers, partners, media, and the public. As leading financial institutions are embracing new social technologies, they also must meet compliance and legal requirements while doing so.

BDI’s forum will focus on answering the following questions:

  • What are the best case studies of leading financial institutions becoming a social business and what does that mean?
  • What are the cost saving & revenue creating opportunities?
  • How do you enable employees to connect, collaborate, and communicate with each other and with third parties through social technologies?
  • How do you meet legal and compliance requirements and what are the technologies that help you do so?
  • What are the best examples of how major financial institutions deal with the change management & training issues while creating a culture of innovation?
  • How do you integrate social into the fabric of your brand to overcome the significant trust issues the financial services industry continues to face?
  • How are financial institutions using social platforms to recruit new talent?
70 communications, marketing, compliance, and technology professionals from the financial services industry.

$195.00, $145 for IABC Boston members with discount code “IABCB”