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Stay in the know by signing up for our free newsletter. Receive the latest news on innovation and trends, read thought leadership pieces from IABC members and industry experts, and enjoy curated content delivered straight to your inbox. Check out our latest newsletter...

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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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In 2017, the National Bureau of Economic Research concluded that over 16% of U.S. workers were participating in the gig economy, an increase of 56% in the past 10 years. Those numbers reflect the rise in technologies that gave birth to the likes of Uber and Grubhub...

SF IABC: My Special Skills Lab

I was just a few years out of grad school when I realized that I was stuck. I had only a few years under my belt and noticed that I wasn't growing. In fact, I was just settling in -- and it was startling. For the first time in my life, my immediate environment wasn't...

The Best Cold Call of My Career

After moving from Chicago to the Bay Area in October 2015, I decided to join SF IABC to accelerate my transition into the local market and expand my professional and personal network.  I didn’t know a soul and sent an email through the SF IABC website. It was the best...