Monthly Archives: December 2016

Christmas Greeting

Ho-ho-hold the news updates. The IABC elves are taking a break from the News Feed to celebrate the holidays, and they’ll be back at their post in January. Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays for everyone!

By | December 20th, 2016|Canada West, International News|

Wondering If You Should Submit A Gold Quill Application? Do It

I remember wondering about submitting my first Gold Quill application. I was late to the game, the deadline looming, and not sure if what I did was worth it. Well, as someone who bit the bullet and put the effort into submitting, I have some advice for you (take it or leave it). Do it. Do [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Canada West|

Communications Lessons Inspired By The Holidays

With the holiday season upon us, it’s always nice to sit back, relax and watch some holiday classics. This month as I sit and watch some of my favourite holiday movies from the 80s and 90s, I can’t help but reflect on some valuable communications lessons hidden throughout the messages of joy, wonder and generosity. [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Canada West|

Leverage the Strength of Each Generation in the Workplace

Know your audience. That statement has been ingrained into our brains since the first time we learned about communication. It means knowing audience demographics, the communication tools they use and how their jobs, colleagues, community and media influences a message. We now have five generations in the workforce. Veterans are 70 to 88 years old [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|International News|

Want international recognition for your work? Enter to win a Gold Quill Award

The deadline for 2017 Gold Quill Awards entries is fast approaching! For more than 40 years, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards have recognized and awarded excellence in strategic communication worldwide. Gold Quill is the only awards program that honors the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale. Imagine yourself standing along with your team [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|International News|

4 Reasons Your Internal Communication Efforts Aren’t Engaging Your Employees

There’s no question that “employee engagement” is one of the buzziest phrases in business today. And internal communication and HR teams have become responsible for earning their employees’ engagement. Are your internal communication efforts making an impact? Maybe—or maybe not. Even if your team has all the resources and budget necessary to get the job [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|International News|

Holiday networking events

The holidays are always a very busy season, but if you want to relax and have a good time, the Holiday networking events from IABC are great. We offer the opportunities  to make new connections, get together with communications colleagues and enjoy delicious drinks and appetizers. Here are the next Holiday networking events around Western Canada. [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Canada West|

Member-only webinar: Bringing the Organization to Life with Gamification and Persuasive Technology

The nature of work, business, and the human condition is changing, as game-driven experiences turn boring tasks into addictive experiences. Forbes says that just as nearly every brand and marketer now employs social media, so too will they use Gamification to playfully induce behavior. The systemic cultural embrace of gaming serves as a touchstone into [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|International News|

International executive board (IEB) is looking for leaders for the 2017-2018 board year

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is seeking international executive board (IEB) practitioners for the 2017-2018 board year, who will help lead IABC into the future. The IEB selection process follows a rigorous, competency-based selection approach emphasizing: leadership problem-solving global perspective strategic thinking business acumen. Volunteering for the IEB is a unique leadership experience that [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|International News|