How high is the reboot bar for IABC?

#88388338 / gettyimages.com Every time I hear about IABC these days, I suffer a continuing feeling of sadness. The news this past week about the professional association for communicators does little to change that feeling where that news is all about financial loss (again), leadership issues, and an unclear future. On June 4, long-time IABC […]

FIR Live: The 2014 class of IABC Fellows

The Google+ Hangout on Air hosted by FIR co-host Shel Holtz, with four of the five IABC Fellows. The new Fellows participating in the conversation include include John Deveney, ABC; George McGrath; Mark Schumann, ABC; and Jennifer Wah, ABC. Brad Whitworth, ABC – a long-time Fellow who had the idea for this session – also […]

FIR Live returns with IABC’s 2014 class of Fellows

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has announced that five members will join the class of Fellows, the highest honour the association bestows on its members. Today, May 9, all five will join FIR co-host Shel Holtz for a session of FIR Live. The 2014 class of Fellows includes: John Deveney, ABC, Sr. Counsel, […]

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 […]