Need Work? Roll Up Your Sleeves and Volunteer

By Julie Knight Erika Wah credits a complimentary IABC student membership she received as an IABC Canada Conference volunteer in 1993 for helping to launch her early communication career. Fresh out of university, she started volunteering at IABC events and joined IABC British Columbia’s (BC’s) first Technology Committee. “Early in my career, every project referral […]

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 […]

How to Slay Your Next Client Meeting

By Julie Knight For independent communicators, the impression you make at your first client meeting and every meeting thereafter can make or break your business. Yet, a lot of us are writers, editors and project managers, not public speakers or presenters. We’re often great at promoting others but not great at promoting ourselves. Presentation best […]

Simone Toth’s Excellent IABC Adventure

By Ayanna N.S. Anderson Simone Toth loves being in perpetual motion. Simone and her family have moved around, “more times than folks would believe.” Recently, when Simone’s husband was offered a job in San Francisco that he couldn’t turn down, the wheels of motion began to turn again—time for the coast. Braving the winter elements, […]

Lessons Cancer Taught Me

By Julie Knight Stacy Lavilla already had meaningful work before her breast cancer diagnosis five years ago. Her cancer battle only intensified her search for meaning and life balance. At the time, the 43-year-old, a single mother of two kids, was working as communication director for AAPCHO, a nonprofit whose mission is to help communities gain […]

Sales & Marketing Vice President: ROI Communication

Talk about a great job! Getting things done – really well and on time –puts a spring in your step and a smile on your face. So does being part of a high-energy team that is dedicated to each and every client’s success. When others shrink back from a complex project, you get energized. When […]

Vice President – Account Manager: ROI Communication

Talk about a great job! Getting things done – really well and on time –puts a spring in your step and a smile on your face. So does being part of a high-energy team that is dedicated to each and every client’s success. When others shrink back from a complex project, you get energized. When […]

Enjoy $200 Off Upcoming Communications Conferences

Advanced Learning Institute Hosts Events in San Francisco There are lots of benefits to being an SF IABC member, and here’s one just in time for the holidays! Enjoy $200 off two upcoming conferences in San Francisco hosted by the Advanced Learning Institute (ALI). SF IABC is proud to partner with these reputable organizations that […]

Soaring to Higher Heights

IABC meeting rewind: Panelists share insights from the changing world of corporate social responsibility. Watch the video below. By Ayanna Anderson Excitement was in the crisp autumn air on Oct. 5, as 91 members from SF IABC, PRSA, and sfBIG gathered at the Oakland Zoo for a first-ever panel discussion on the changing world of […]

At the Pentagon on 9/11

By Julie Knight Anne Skelly will never forget one of the most harrowing days of her career — working inside the Pentagon when Flight 77 hit the building. At the time, she was an Air Force major and a speechwriter for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, as well as Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz. […]