Words Are Powerful

By Jennel McDonald Words are powerful. Images are powerful. Actions are powerful. They are artifacts of human society and the communicators’ tools that we use to shape our worlds. In the past few weeks, we’ve seen our tools in action – used in both terrifying and hopeful ways. The white supremacists’ demonstration in Charlottesville, VA […]

President’s Blog: 3 Reasons #whyIloveIABC

By Kamna Narain In my final week as President of the San Francisco chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) I’m reflecting on why this professional association is so near and dear to my heart. #whyIloveIABC There are many reasons to love IABC. Where else can you find a global community that connects, […]

President’s Blog: Communications Has Never Been Sexier

Earlier this year, IABC Chair Dianne Chase wrote a post about “alternative facts,” resulting in over 1,000 signatures of communications professionals standing behind IABC’s Code of Ethics on a petition on Change.org. As Dianne plainly put it, “Alternative facts have no place in the communications profession.” After reading the post and signing the petition, I […]

President’s Blog: Happy New Year!

  Dear SF IABC members and friends, It may be a new year, but the SF IABC Board made our resolution at the beginning of our board year last July! We committed to constantly find ways to create a better experience for our members. To this end, I’m excited to announce a change related to our […]

President’s Blog: Back to SF IABC

You don’t have to be a student to enjoy new beginnings in September  All those photos on Facebook of smiling kids, ready for a new school year filled with new classes, new friends and often, a new outfit. I get a little wistful this time of year; not because I don’t have a kid, but […]

President’s Blog: #iloveyoga & Who Are These People?

(Photo credit: Tess Robeson) On August 6, twenty board members and volunteers dedicated most of their Saturday to SF IABC and walked out excited, energized, and dedicated to posting #iloveyoga all over social media. What went on in that glass-enclosed conference room? We decided who we wanted to be. We turned to illustration to capture […]

President’s Blog: It’s a New (Board) Year!

Image Credit: Jeannine Rucker 2015 – 16 President Julie McCrady introduces Kamna Narain as the President-Elect at the chapter Leaders’ Reception in late June, shortly after which the board slate was approved by SF IABC members.Dear SF IABC Members,One of the lesser-known facts about SF IABC is that our board year runs from July 1 […]

President’s Blog: It’s a Wrap

By Julie A. McCrady, SF IABC President June is arguably the peak season for professional development at the global level of IABC. World Conference 2016 is the place for communicators to gather and learn from each other, industry experts and a handful of visionaries from outside of the profession. With six tracks running simultaneously throughout […]

President’s Blog: Consider the Possibilities

By Julie A. McCrady, SF IABC President   “The world’s favorite season is spring. All things seem possible in May.” – Edwin Way Teale   Great Time to Get Involved At the end of June, many of us on the SF IABC board will transition into new roles. We are actively looking for members who […]

President’s Blog: Spotlight on SF IABC’s Very Own Networking Nine

By Julie A. McCrady, SF IABC President Sharing a meal in an intimate, private dining venue, enjoying good company and engaging in thoughtful discussion. Just your average networking event, right? Hardly! But did you know that SF IABC offers that kind of networking event on a regular basis? We do. It’s called Networking Nine, and […]