Events

Jan
24
Wed
ICR Connect – San Francisco @ Downtown San Francisco location to be shared with registrants
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
ICR Connect - San Francisco @ Downtown San Francisco location to be shared with registrants

Start 2018 with New Connections and Grow Your Business!

Do you enjoy structured networking? Are you looking for other independent consultants to partner with? Are you interested in expanding your referral network?

As a part of our Independent Communicators’ Roundtable (ICR), SF IABC presents ICR Connect – a focused, small group networking meeting designed to help participants identify partnership opportunities, provide referrals and expand their network.

You will come together with seven other independent communications consultants to:

  • Exchange information on open positions and opportunities
  • Share details about your niche and desired clients through a five-minute “show and tell” presentation
  • Discuss and problem-solve a challenge specific to managing and marketing your own business

Note: ICR Connect occurs once a quarter and space is limited!

Cost & How to Register: Free – SF IABC Members$15 – Non-membersPriority will be given to members. Pay to Reserve Your Spot.

Since this meeting is limited to eight participants, and it is critical that all attend, participants are required to pay $15 in order to register. Within 24 hours following the meeting, SF IABC members will receive a refund of the full $15 via EventBrite.

Registration deadline: January 10, 2018 (Space is limited to eight, so register early!

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations can be made up to 48 hours before the meeting (12:00 PT, January 22). No shows will not be reimbursed the $15 and will not be able to register for a future ICR Connect session for one year.

Questions? Contact SF IABC Past President Kamna Narain at 925.216.4746

Feb
28
Wed
ICR: Making Your Next Client Meeting the Best Ever @ Oakstop
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join the February Independent Communicators’ Roundtable!

Meetings are a critical element to any consultant’s career. It’s not only a way we do our work, but also how we get new work.

At February’s Independent Communicators’ Roundtable (ICR), we’ll discuss client meetings and ways we can position and lead them to win new work.

What You’ll Learn and What We’ll Discuss

  • Standards and research related to different types of meetings, meeting statistics, and what makes meetings effective
  • Tips for defining your purpose and your role
  • Meeting preparation tactics and how to add a hook/drama
  • Effective ways to listen, ask questions, uncover conflict, and verify
  • Techniques to determine what happens next: closing, outcomes, follow up, action items, and next steps

Who Should Attend

  • Independent consultants/freelancers who host and facilitate meetings with potential and active clients
  • Communications agency owners or employees responsible for business deveopment
  • Individuals considering branching out on their own.

Cost

Members: Free

Non-Members: $15.00

Space is limited to 15, so sign up now to reserve your spot!

About the Speaker

Natasha Terk of Write It Well will join us and facilitate the discussion. An independent practitioner, Natasha has led hundreds of workshops and webinars on business writing, presentation skills, and other communications topics for clients including large multinational corporations, public agencies, and nonprofits.
And before they were clients, there was a meeting…! Come prepared to share your insights and experiences with successful meetings and what you did to ensure they went well and what you learned along the way!