Follow Us on LinkedIn Today!

Exciting news! We’ve started an SF IABC “company” page on LinkedIn and are moving announcements and updates to that page. If you haven’t already checked it out, take a look and be sure to follow SF IABC. You can find the company page here, or simply search for “SF IABC”. Group Discussions The SF IABC […]

Mentoring: The (Not-So) Secret to Your Success

By Iolanthe Denman By now you’ve heard the buzz. Whether you’re fresh out of college, or a seasoned professional, you’re regularly reminded: Mentoring matters. Many organizations and schools have formal programs designed to connect industry and academic leaders with mentees looking to learn and grow. High-profile entrepreneurs, athletes and politicians often credit much of their […]

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 […]

Negotiation Tips for Independents 

by Julie Knight Do you always reduce your rate when clients say they have a limited budget? Do you accept every client’s boilerplate contract without question? Those of us not particularly skilled in this area appreciated hearing tips from contract and negotiations expert Sandy Shepard, Esq., who recently spoke at our SF IABC Independent Communicators’ […]

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 […]