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, […]

Taking Our Businesses to the Next Level

By Sue Stoney How do you take your business “to the next level?” At November’s Independent Communicators’ Roundtable (ICR) meeting, attendees learned tips and tricks from experts on how to be at the top of our game. Here are a few key takeaways: Struggling with keeping track of hours and invoicing? Use technology. WePay, PayPal […]

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 […]

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. […]

It’s Röcktober — Get Loud About IABC Membership.

Participate in Member Month for a chance to rock some great prizes. It’s Röcktober, a.k.a. IABC Member Month. Time to kick up the volume and let people know how IABC helps us amp up our careers, connect with a network of industry rock stars and tune into communication best practices that drive business results. For […]

New City. New Job. New Life.

By Julie Knight After a childhood spent in the suburbs of Chicago and her entire adult life and professional career in the city, Maureen Thompson decided to embark on a new chapter by moving halfway across the country to the Bay Area in October of 2015. To accelerate her transition into the local market, she […]

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 […]

Tips from Writing Coaches

By Sue Stoney While many of us IABCers write for a living, it’s always fun to learn some new tricks of the trade. Several of our chapter’s top writing coaches and communication consultants came together on Jan. 18, 2017 at Impact Hub in Oakland for an SF IABC Independent Communicators’ Roundtable meeting to share tips […]