Networking 9: Business Transformation Communications
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Connecting communicators around the dinner table

As professional communicators, we all know that simple ideas can be the most powerful. Imagine the value of placing nine SF IABC members in an intimate private dining venue, serving them dinner, and launching a conversation on a fascinating communications topic.

Since 2003, SF IABC has offered a unique professional development and networking program called Networking 9. Featuring a handful of small-group, dinner-discussions each year, Networking 9 gives participants the opportunity to explore new ideas, share real-world challenges, and build deeper IABC relationships.

If you’re interested in participating in a Networking 9 event, please contact Jeff Leslie or Corey Connors, our program directors. Each participant pays for their own meal and the events typically run from 6 – 9 p.m.

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

Webinar: Crafting and Telling the Story of Your Strategy (members only)
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Crafting and Telling the Story of Your Strategy  

Click here to access the webinar.

This content is available to IABC members only. To access all IABC content (including articles, case studies, webinars and more) learn more about member benefits and join here.

Speak Up! Interactive Public Speaking Tips From the Experts
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you ever asked to speak in front of a large audience? Does your job include creating speeches that senior management will deliver to employees, customers or investors?

Whether you’re new to giving speeches or a seasoned presenter, this event will help you hone your skills. Learn quick and easy tips from IABC leaders and experts in the Toastmasters public speaking community on how to prepare and present awards, use visual aids and props, incorporate body language, and more. Then put those new skills into practice with an (optional) interactive presentation exercise, and receive actionable feedback from event speakers.

You’ll receive high-impact, tried-and-tested advice on how to:

  • Overcome nerves
  • Present with confidence
  • Prepare and practice strategically and efficiently
  • Write content on behalf of another speaker (e.g., leadership)
  • Speak on-the-fly
  • Be sensitive to cross-cultural communication differences

Invest in yourself and learn new skills at this fun, interactive event!

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.


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!