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Start A Podcast (You Know You Want To)

Start A Podcast (You Know You Want To)

Podcasting has been around since 2004, but in the last five years, productions like This American Life and Serial — both with around 19,000,000 weekly listeners — have made the content hybrid a national obsession. Today, every major print publication produces at least...

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10 Tips on How to Engage Distracted Employees

10 Tips on How to Engage Distracted Employees

At our November Networking 9 dinner in Lafayette, several Bay Area communications professionals gathered to discuss best practices for waking up busy and distracted employees. Here are my 10 favorite employee engagement strategy tips to come out of that meeting:...

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A Note on the Wildfires

A Note on the Wildfires

Here in Northern California, another devastating wildfire year has begun. As I write this, the Kincade fire remains active after burning 76,825 acres, with 60% of the fire contained. Evacuations continue across Sonoma County, and elsewhere in the Bay Area, skies are...

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Change Communications Are in the Air (Part 2)

Change Communications Are in the Air (Part 2)

6 Key Networking 9 Meeting Takeaways on Change Communications In our two-part series, we explore six communication pathways for effective communications, as addressed at a recent Networking 9 event. The examples we outlined in Part 1 of our series point to corporate...

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Change Communications Are in the Air (Part 1)

Change Communications Are in the Air (Part 1)

6 Key Networking 9 Meeting Takeaways on Change Communications “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” – Peter Drucker, Author Corporate culture is the set of beliefs and behaviors that govern how people act in an organization. The impacts of culture are profound,...

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An Event Abuzz with Brand Discussions

An Event Abuzz with Brand Discussions

Imagine mingling with like-minded communications professionals in a commodious conference room in DocuSign’s San Francisco headquarters, where a wall-sized window admits the vast expanse of the San Francisco Bay into view. Throughout the evening, you partake in tasty...

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6 Elements Your Personal Brand Shouldn’t Go Without

6 Elements Your Personal Brand Shouldn’t Go Without

Quick Tips to Showcase a Strong Professional Identity 1. Conduct an audit of your personal brand. Do you know what your brand says about you right now? Your brand is not what you think you are; it’s what others perceive you to be. That’s why it’s important to accept...

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Start A Podcast (You Know You Want To)

Start A Podcast (You Know You Want To)

Podcasting has been around since 2004, but in the last five years, productions like This American Life and Serial — both with around 19,000,000 weekly listeners — have made the content hybrid a national obsession. Today, every major print publication produces at least...

10 Tips on How to Engage Distracted Employees

10 Tips on How to Engage Distracted Employees

At our November Networking 9 dinner in Lafayette, several Bay Area communications professionals gathered to discuss best practices for waking up busy and distracted employees. Here are my 10 favorite employee engagement strategy tips to come out of that meeting:...

Using Collaboration Tools to Evolve Your Communication Approach 

Using Collaboration Tools to Evolve Your Communication Approach 

Recently, IABC co-sponsored a breakfast summit with Workplace by Facebook. Held in the Menlo Park Facebook campus and moderated by SF IABC President Maureen Thompson, the event focused on how companies are leveraging new workplace tools to drive collaboration, culture...