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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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We Are What We Measure

We Are What We Measure

Do you track your steps and monitor your calories with a fitness app? Do you step on the scale each morning or log your REM sleep each night with a heart rate device? As you’ve probably experienced, the things we measure get the most time and effort invested. As we...

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Nothing But Gratitude

Nothing But Gratitude

With just one month left in my second year as President of SF IABC, my thoughts are (naturally) turned toward reflection. While, yes, the past two years have been a tremendous growth and leadership opportunity for me, what's coming up more is the gratitude I feel...

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Call for Volunteers

Call for Volunteers

SF IABC is looking for volunteers of all shapes and sizes for our upcoming Board year starting in July. Whether you have just a couple of hours to work on a special project or would like to add a leadership position to your resume, we have a volunteer role for you....

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Topics

Networking Nine Events and Discussion Topics
July 9, 2019 What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid?
Sept. 10, 2019 Change Communication Best Practices
Nov. 12, 2019 Topic to be confirmed; please submit your ideas!
Jan. 14, 2020 Topic to be confirmed; please submit your ideas!
March 17, 2020 Topic to be confirmed; please submit your ideas!
May 12, 2020 Topic to be confirmed; please submit your ideas!
(Additional dates, times, and themes forthcoming)

We may explore breakfast and lunchtime options and welcome your feedback on your preferences and themes.

Although open to all SF IABC members,  demand for Networking 9 events often exceeds supply. Interested members are encouraged to join the waiting list, share their contact information and propose future topics to our co-directors.

Attention IABC Chapter Presidents: SF IABC has developed “Networking 9 in a Box” – a step-by-step guide to establishing and conducting Networking 9 events in your chapter. Please contact Julie Knight for additional information.

WHAT'S NEW @ SF IABC

Samsara: Head of Internal Communications

Help build internal comms from the ground up at Samsara, a fast-growing IoT company based in San Francisco. We are currently building out a brand new Communications function within our Marketing team and are seeking our first hire to lead Internal Communications...

Catching Up with Courtney Sims from IABC’s Connect2comms Conference

Catching Up with Courtney Sims from IABC’s Connect2comms Conference

I caught up with fellow SF IABC member, Courtney Sims, to unpack her experience as a breakout session speaker at the IABC 2019 connect2comms conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Courtney is a director of special programs for SF IABC and an internal communications...