Ethics Is the Heart of Leadership

By Sue Stoney, VP of Communications Three experts on ethics engaged attendees in a lively discussion about ethics and its central importance to the human community—including the realms of government, academia, and corporate—on September 26, 2016, as SF IABC and PRSA partnered to bring Bay Area business communicators a lunchtime event. Meet the Panelists Sally […]

Stuck in an Ethical Crisis? What Do You Do?

By Julie Knight Everyone’s talking about how employees at Wells Fargo were fired for reporting an ethical breach. Have you ever witnessed a colleague or boss violating a company policy and didn’t know what to do? You like the person. You don’t want to get anyone in trouble. Maybe it was an innocent mistake. Maybe […]

Build Your Communications Career – Volunteer!

By Joyce Davis — Especially for those entering the communications field There are so many worthy causes. And because you’re a communications professional, they could probably all use your skills and experience! Besides enlisting your talents to change the world, volunteering can advance your chances for finding your next great job or client. My largest […]

Contracts and Negotiation: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

by Julie Knight Independent business communicators are typically great with words, so long as they aren’t legal words. For those who feel that a Berlitz language course should be created to help us understand “legalese,” let us introduce to you Sandy Shephard, Esq., president and founder of Good Solutions, a legal and business consulting firm. […]

What Is Global Communication Certification and Why Pursue It?

By Sue Stoney VP, Communications, SF IABC Are you a communicator who wants to be taken seriously in your field? Have you wondered whether your career would benefit from a plan of continuous professional development connected with a globally recognized certification program? Then you will want to know about the Communication Professional Certification program spearheaded […]

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 […]

Share Your Good News!

SF IABC members are always on the move. Whether it’s landing a promotion, new job, or leadership role, winning awards or recognition, publishing an article or book, or speaking at an esteemed industry event, our talented members deserve to be applauded. So share your good news and we’ll post it here! Contact Maureen Thompson, Director […]

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 […]

ICR News: June 2016 Meeting Highlights

Brainstorming with ICR: Using Social Media in Your Business By Shayna Keyles On a pleasant June afternoon, sixteen communications specialists from all across the industry crammed into a warm room in the basement of the Capital One Café in San Francisco to discuss social media. A sweeping field, it would be impossible to cover all […]