Courage and the future of communication


It’s interesting how the word ‘courage‘ crops up a great deal when I talk about communication. I frequently use it when considering what I believe communicators must do in organizations – the ones they work in or those of their clients – when trying to persuade others to a particular course of action, or persuade […]

Goodbye IABC and good luck


Last week, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) held its international conference in New York. By all accounts I’ve read, some 1,400 members went and took part. I’ve heard, too, that the professional development, networking and social events over the three days of the conference were as compelling and enjoyable as they ever have […]

Content is king but so is the delivery platform


One of the benefits of being a member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is the bi-monthly magazine, CW. Every other month, the printed publication originally known as Communication World would come through your letterbox filled with useful and highly-readable content that offered knowledge, insight, interviews, case studies, how-to features and a host […]

An opportunity for IABC to care


Last November, I ended a 23-year relationship with IABC, the International Association of Business Communicators, when I let my membership lapse. I wrote about it in February and outlined some thinking about why I hadn’t renewed it. Six months later, I’m still a lapsed IABC member. I deliberately describe myself thus as I believe that […]

It’s a matter of respect, IABC


For the past few months, a growing discussion has been going on in the LinkedIn group of IABC, the International Association of Business Communicators. It’s a conversation that has brought to the surface a wide range of passionate commentary and opinion among some IABC members regarding how the organization communicates with the members on certain […]

IABC raises more awareness of PR and Wikipedia


Yesterday, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) published its latest edition of CW Bulletin, the monthly online supplement to CW, the association’s printed monthly magazine for members. Each edition of CW Bulletin presents articles, case studies and additional resources on timely topics in communication. The September edition is no different, with its focus on […]

FIR Interview: IABC Executive Director Chris Sorek


The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) welcomed Chris Sorek as its new executive director effective July 1. (Read the press release.) Sorek’s appointment follows a lengthy search to replace Julie Freeman, ABC, APR, who left the post after 10 years at the helm. Founded in 1970, IABC provides a professional network of about 15,000 […]

FIR Interview: John Clemons, Interim Executive Director, IABC


Leading a professional association that represents about 15,000 business communication professionals in over 80 countries is a challenging opportunity for a visionary leader. It’s a challenge that John Clemons, ABC, APR, has grasped with alacrity following his appointment as  Interim Executive Director of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in early January as the […]

A good time for IABC accreditation


If you’re an IABC member and you’re thinking about becoming accredited – adding those letters ‘ABC‘ to your professional title – why not take advantage of Accreditation Month 2011, on from October 1 until mid November? Accreditation is IABCs globally-recognized professional credential program. Anyone who applies during Accreditation Month will receive a certificate to use […]