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Jun
20
Wed
Webinar: Change Management for Communications Professionals @ online
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

About the webinar: Broad change management typically requires knowledge and skills that cross organizational boundaries. Executed well, change management is a systematic approach to transitioning people, teams and organizations from where they are now to where they need to be. It includes tools, techniques, processes and time-tested theories.

For example, a director of internal communication helped reduce damage in a distribution center by 65 percent while increasing productivity by 16 percent.

The traditional role of the communication practitioner has been to communicate about change. The new role is to communicate to change as well.

Communicating about change focuses on explaining why the organization needs to change, what’s been done to change, and what people need to do to make the effort a success. It’s a reactive approach to communication management.

Managing communication to change is proactive. It correctly assumes that communication breakdowns cause underperformance and eliminating those breakdowns improves performance.

Register today.

Jun
27
Wed
Free Webinar: Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations @ Online
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

profileAwesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations

Presented by Richard Goring

PowerPoint is the basis for much of the training material you use, and yet it’s text-heavy, dull, and boring. This session will help you revolutionize the way you use it to make your presentations and other training material more effective using visuals, diagrams, and animations.

It covers productivity tips on creating content, quick formatting, and animating graphs in two clicks. It will help enhance your content with better design techniques, image manipulation, animation combos, and precise motion paths. And it will inspire you to create sophisticated interactive content with triggers, hyperlinks, and custom content. Plus, a free PowerPoint toolkit to kick start your efforts for everyone that attends.

Steps to take:
1. Attend this session.
2.Become a PowerPoint legend.

Presenter/Richard Goring, is a director at BrightCarbon, the specialist presentation and eLearning agency. He has helped to write and create thousands of presentations, and coached hundreds of teams to present more effectively using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences that explain and reinforce the key points, which is supported by plenty of resources and tips at www.brightcarbon.com.

Date: 27 June 2018
Time: 9-10 a.m. PST / 12–1 p.m. EST
Free to IABC members (Log in to iabc.com for the registration link.)

Oct
23
Tue
Fall Networking Mixer 2018 @ The Smoke Shop BBQ
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Expand your horizons at our IABC Boston Fall Mixer!

Need a good reason to celebrate the cooler season? We’re inviting you to socialize with fellow communications pros at one of the hottest BBQ joints around. Nosh on some seriously delicious fare while our board shares a taste of what IABC is all about. Get to know your board members, learn how IABC membership can turbocharge your career, and network with communications folks from across the industry.

We’ll have complimentary appetizers, harvest treats, and raffle prizes. Cash bar.

See you at the Smoke Shop!

Dec
7
Fri
AAUW Salary Negotiation Workshop @ Boston Public Library, Copley Square; Kirstein Business Exchange Room (Lower Level)
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what men are paid, a gap of 20 percent — and it’s even wider for black women, Latinas, and Native women.

Attend this FREE two-hour salary negotiation workshop to learn how to confidently and successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages. In this workshop, you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-playing and learn

  • How to identify and articulate your personal value
  • How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other strategies to use when negotiating
  • How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
  • About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences

You will also have an opportunity to practice your negotiation.

Check-in will begin 30 minutes before the workshop.

IABC Boston logo

Established in 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global network of over 15,000 communication professionals in more than 70 countries. The Boston chapter of IABC offers regular professional development programs, networking events, and volunteer opportunities to help members connect with other local communicators and advance their careers. Our 200 members (approximately) hail from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine, forming a diverse network of people with ideas and experience to share. For more information, visit boston.iabc.com/membership.

Dec
18
Tue
FLY Happy Hour @ Framingham Beer Works
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm









THERE’S SNOWPLACE LIKE A DECEMBER FLY HAPPY HOUR

Need a break from the holiday madness? Come mix it up with some other communications professionals at Framingham Beer Works for an hour or so after work. Conveniently located between Route 9 and Route 30, you can escape the hustle and bustle while enjoying a cold brew with some kindred folks. VP of Programming, Matt Goldberg, will be your host this month. We promise, it’s going to be un-brr-ievable!

What’s A FLY Happy Hour?

A chance to end your work day by meeting up with fellow communicators in your area – Folks Like You (FLY). These informal, small-group get-togethers allow practitioners to share ideas, gain insight into and find solutions to our common communications challenges.

Limited to 10 seats

FLY Happy Hours are open to both IABC members and non-members – just pay for your own drinks/apps. 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 Happy Hour is not in your work neighborhood, please stay tuned. IABC members are hosting FLY breakfast, lunch, and happy hour 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, lunch or happy hour in your work neighborhood? It’s as easy as making a reservation! Contact Matthew_Goldberg@bose.com today.)

Feb
21
Thu
Your Video Brand: How to Be Great On Camera & Connect with the Masses @ Bose Corporate Center
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

An interactive learning session with Meaghan Corson

Have you nailed the art of connecting with your audience on a personal level? Does your target market feel like your company is more than a business but a brand they feel comfortable with and trust? Stepping in front of the video camera with your message is the most effective way to build relationships with the masses. Easier said than done, right? Learn from a former CBS news reporter how to embrace Your Video Brand and actually have fun going on camera!

Top 3 Takeaways:

– Learn the 3 keys on how to be great on camera and boost your confidence

– Understand how video can set up your marketing and sales for success

– Walk away with a step by step breakdown of a social media video you can do yourself

Agenda:

Food and beverages will be provided.
Light networking from 5:30-6:15
Workshop from 6:30-7:30

Learn about speaker:

Meaghan Corson is a former CBS news reporter with experience building video programs for many industries including software, medical, and startups. She works with businesses to use video to achieve marketing, sales, and internal communications goals.

https://meaghancorson.com/

Mar
12
Tue
Internal Comms’ Untapped Connection to the Bottom Line @ Faneuil Room at Westin Boston Waterfront
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

 

IABC Boston is a proud partner for this event

The Morning Brew:

Join author and brand strategist Douglas Spencer as he demonstrates why Internal Comms offers an underutilized and potent prescription for improving customer loyalty, brand strength, and the bottom line. We’ll explore:

  • Why the brand strategy is your new best friend. There are many reasons why integrating the brand into your Internal Comms strategy makes irrefutable sense. We’ll cover them all so you can get to work and wow your management team in the process.
  • Where your work with the brand strategy will have the greatest impact. From improving talent management metrics to the less obvious impact on product quality, we will look at all the positive change you can affect when you put the brand strategy to work.
  • How you make it all happen. Finally, we’ll outline all the brand strategy-related steps you can take to increase the impact your Internal Comms work has on the bottom line.

Benefits of joining other #ICPros for Rise & Shine include:

  • Building your network
  • Learning from industry leaders
  • Taking time to grow and learn
  • A printed playbook with valuable lessons (in person only)
  • PD hours toward continuing certification*

Your Expert Panel

Panelists will keep things hot by sharing templates, tips, and lessons learned from their most intense projects.

Maureen Larkin, Partners Healthcare

Victoria Dew, Dewpoint Communications

Michael Hurley, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

 

 

Event partners:

IABC Boston

Cerkl

May
29
Wed
Charles Darwin + Paper Airplanes: Supercharging your communication strategy design process @ CIC Boston
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

An interactive workshop with Pinaki Kathiari – CEO, Local Wisdom

The art of getting messages to audiences and moving them to take action is daunting. Especially in this crazy world where the increase of disruption and information is staggering. As communicators and marketers we gamble our investment on strategies that bring the best business returns.

The wisdom within all of us is powerful. This down and dirty, simple and fun, interactive session allows participants to anonymously share their mission and brainstorm ideas. It all happens within a framework designed to output the key elements to a communications strategy. And we’ll do this using paper airplanes.

In this highly interactive workshop, you’ll learn frameworks to:
• Draft a departmental mission and define key messages
• Define experiences that will move your audience to action
• Define communication channels to host and promote your messages

Agenda:

Light networking from 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Workshop from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Food and beverages will be provided.

Learn about speaker:

Pinaki Kathiari is the new CEO of Local Wisdom, a leader in design and technology, an international speaker on communications, and co-founder of Resource Hero.

With this level of expertise, Kathiari has taken the reigns and is positioning Local Wisdom as a platform for people passionate about design and technology; to infinitely create services and products. As co-founder of Resource Hero, he has created a 5-star-rated Salesforce app aimed at helping small and large companies make the most pivotal business decisions around profitability and employee workload. As a natural disruptor and innovative mind, he has created the 7 Do’s and Don’ts of Co-Creation; a top-rated, mind-bending workshop, and a go-to model at conferences around the globe.

At close to two decades of experience working with global Fortune companies, conglomerate interactive agencies, and startups; Kathiari has mastered skills in audience awareness and employee engagement to boost brand reputation, sales, productivity, and quality. As a force in digital culture, Kathiari is very much driven by his ability to harness the collective wisdom in a corporation. This newly-minted CEO & International speaker is revolutionizing how women are represented in the world of business & technology and is reshaping his world to reflect inclusion across the board. His genius “Paper Airplane” demonstration is illuminating conferences around the globe and single-handedly blowing apart major misconceptions about human-behavior. This kind of CEO is rare! When he’s not doing all that; Pinaki enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and two children, fitness, being a gamer, listening to audiobooks, and honing his dj’ing skills.

 

Have questions about this event? Email our VP, Programming – matthew.b.goldberg@gmail.com

Jun
19
Wed
Summer Networking Mixer @ Tia's Waterfront
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Kick off your summer with our biggest IABC networking event of the year!

Join us for an evening of fun and networking on the patio at Tia’s on the Waterfront in Boston. Meet other communications professionals in the area and expand your social network. Interact with the IABC Boston Board of Directors and learn about exciting opportunities to get involved in our chapter. Complimentary appetizers and one free drink will be provided.

This event is free for IABC members and $15 for non-members (non-refundable).