For an independent communications consultant (or for someone who aspires to be one), a sense of community and camaraderie become extremely important – not only to leverage best practices and increase business but also to grow and learn as a professional by developing...read more
At a recent International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) / SF Chapter meeting called Networking 9, we discussed skills and tools to help give yourself an edge as a business communicator today. Here are my five favorite tips to come out of this meeting:...read more
SF IABC is pleased to partner with Advanced Learning Institute and offer a $200 discount to members for two upcoming events in San Francisco this fall! September 11: Masterclass: Advance Your Internal Communications If you fail to plan, you can plan on failing…so let...read more
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Lauren Balmayer gave up a primo job in Paris to follow her joie de vivre in San Francisco. The former director of L’Oreal’s Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Global Corporate Communications moved here two years ago to launch a new type of public relations (PR) agency, one...read more
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...read more
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...read more
“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...read more
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.) ...read more
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...read more
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Curious about the emerging practices that organizations like Salesforce and Northwestern Medicine are leveraging to transform employee engagement? Then you can’t afford to miss the 6th Annual Strategic Internal Communications conference presented by Advanced Learning...
With 560 billion texts sent worldwide in 2017, texting as a preferred means of communication is inextricably woven into the patchwork of connections that mark our daily lives. Business has embraced texting thanks to impressive open rates that find 90% of recipients...
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...