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Nov
15
Wed
WEBINAR: Get Your Career in Gear
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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
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
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
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.

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