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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...

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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...

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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...

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Join Us at Our Next Networking 9 Dinner!

Join Us at Our Next Networking 9 Dinner!

Networking 9 meetings are a low-stress way to share dinner, conversation and ideas with a small group of fellow IABC members. Check out the video below and sign up today for our March 13 dinners in San Francisco and Walnut Creek. (Members only.) ...

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Mentoring: The (Not-So) Secret to Your Success

Mentoring: The (Not-So) Secret to Your Success

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...

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How to Slay Your Next Client Meeting

How to Slay Your Next Client Meeting

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...

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Simone Toth’s Excellent IABC Adventure

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...

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Taking Our Businesses to the Next Level

Taking Our Businesses to the Next Level

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...

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Lessons Cancer Taught Me

Lessons Cancer Taught Me

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...

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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

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...