Author: Jennel McDonald

SF IABC: My Special Skills Lab

SF IABC: My Special Skills Lab

I was just a few years out of grad school when I realized that I was stuck. I had only a few years under my belt and noticed that I wasn’t growing. In fact, I was just settling in — and it was startling. For the first time in my life, my immediate...
The Best Cold Call of My Career

The Best Cold Call of My Career

After moving from Chicago to the Bay Area in October 2015, I decided to join SF IABC to accelerate my transition into the local market and expand my professional and personal network.  I didn’t know a soul and sent an email through the SF IABC website. It was the best...
Take a Look at Us Now!

Take a Look at Us Now!

Welcome to our new website! As proponents of clear, concise communications, we’re proud to introduce our new design and layout, which better reflects our style, approach and the innovative spirit of the Bay Area. Your Bay Area communications industry resource We’ve...
Need Work? Roll Up Your Sleeves and Volunteer

Need Work? Roll Up Your Sleeves and Volunteer

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...
Are Your Meetings a Waste of Time?

Are Your Meetings a Waste of Time?

“Most of us spend half our work week in meetings, and those meetings are often a waste of time,” says meeting expert Natasha Terk. At last month’s Independent Communicators’ Roundtable meeting, “How to Make Your Next Client Meeting the Best Ever,” Natasha shared best...