It’s About Better Connections
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23 Mar 2020

It’s About Better Connections

A message from Kieran McCann | IABC NSW President: I’m sure, like me, you’re in the midst of some deep crisis communicating, whilst supporting your organisation, family, friends and loved ones through these unprecedented times.  It will come as no surprise that we’ve had to postpone a few forthcoming events (workplace from facebook and our crisis masterclass). As always, we have the safety and health...

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Time to innovate your view of Corporate Responsibility
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15 Nov 2019

Time to innovate your view of Corporate Responsibility

Jacquie Fegent-Mcgeachie led a workshop for our chapter on the Climate of change: Corporate responsibility the new strategic imperative. Jacquie reflects on the key themes and outcomes from the workshop – a sold out event and one of four member-only workshops the chapter has hosted this year.  Following the recent corporate scandals surrounding the Royal Commission’s into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry and into...

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The keys to captivating your audience when you communicate on screen
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29 May 2020

The keys to captivating your audience when you communicate on screen

COVID-19 has redefined the essential communication skill set for leaders. No longer is it enough to communicate with credibility and influence in a live meeting or presentation – you must be equally comfortable conveying your message through a camera lens. Whether it’s a live-streamed announcement, Zoom interaction or pre-recorded piece, leaders need the ability to connect with their diverse audiences in a way that builds...

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How to amplify your executive brand in LinkedIn
Business / Leadership communications / Reputation management / Social media / Storytelling
25 May 2020

How to amplify your executive brand in LinkedIn

Amanda Blesing FARPI holds one of the top 1% LinkedIn viewed profiles globally. Here at IABC NSW we were delighted to host Amanda for two exclusive events; how to amplify executive brands via LinkedIn and 7 critical elements of subtly powerful self-promotion. Our board members Patrick Armstrong and Megan Thomas share their key insights.   LinkedIn offers amazing opportunities to build and amplify our brands, but...

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What makes a winning Gold Quill entry?
Employee communications / Gold Quill / Member post
16 May 2020

What makes a winning Gold Quill entry?

The IABC Gold Quill Awards program recognises business communication excellence globally and is acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards programs in the industry. Gold Quill winner, Megan Osborne gives us an exceptional insight into her entry that took customer service of people in need to a new level at NSW Trustee & Guardian. Customer Excellence Principles Team Activities (NSW Trustee & Guardian) Delivering...

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Engaging Employees in Turbulent Times
Communications / Crisis communication / Crisis Management / Employee communications / Employee engagement / Member post
27 Apr 2020

Engaging Employees in Turbulent Times

Sonia Clarke, National Lead – Creative Comms, PwC’s The Difference COVID-19 has plunged the world into unprecedented uncertainty. Almost instantly, with little preparation, employees have become remote workers. Many are also balancing professional commitments alongside caregiving responsibilities or dealing with physical separation from family and friends. In times like this, engaging employees effectively has never felt more urgent, nor been more important. To do this...

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Would you fly blind?
Business / Crisis communication / Crisis Management / Leadership communications
15 Apr 2020

Would you fly blind?

Sally Bruce, Former CEO AMP Bank So, would you fly blind?  Obviously not, but it feels to me a fitting parallel to being a senior executive without a good communication team.  From my experience the comms team do more than add an increment to performance.  They are skilled counsel in both business as usual and crisis times.  They find the right voice for the situation,...

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Celebrating our 2020 Gold Quill award winners!
Business / Gold Quill / Member post / News / Storytelling
15 Apr 2020

Celebrating our 2020 Gold Quill award winners!

Anthea Cudworth, Communications Director One of the most important days in the IABC calendar year has arrived. It’s time to celebrate those brilliant communicators across NSW (and around the world) whose skills have been recognised by a Gold Quill award. This year’s February 28th was a typical balmy summer’s day. The news headlines featured the pending Mardi Gras celebrations, the imminent Leap Year birthdays, and...

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We’ve gone virtual
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31 Mar 2020

We’ve gone virtual

Given the times we’re in, we made a promise to you to work with future speakers around options and opportunities for web-based events, and we’re excited to be able to deliver for you. To make this possible, we’ve launched our first MEMBERS only virtual workshop. Just because we’re stuck at home doesn’t mean we have to stop learning. So we’ve teamed up with our friends at IABC VIC...

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Now is the time to ‘turbo-charge’ your wellbeing routine
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18 Mar 2020

Now is the time to ‘turbo-charge’ your wellbeing routine

For those who attended the workshop on ‘Calling BS on the work–life balance’, I promised I would send you a little more information on how to let go of de-energised ways of working in favour of forming small but mighty new habits that can leave you feeling more energised every day. Since then COVID-19 has firmly impacted the way we are living and working as...

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The Art  and Science of Storytelling
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18 Mar 2020

The Art and Science of Storytelling

Master storyteller and author Gabrielle Dolan addressed a sold-out crowd of communications professionals at an IABC NSW event recently, sharing her insights on developing business stories that stick and emphasising the importance of authenticity at the highly entertaining session. “Fifteen years ago, people would laugh at me when I talked about storytelling. Now it’s cool and seen as a critical skill,” she explained. Most of...

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