27 Oct 2018
The Annual General Meeting of the NSW Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators will be held at 6.00pm on Thursday 6 December 2018, at Deloitte Australia, Grosvenor Place 225 George St (Level 9). Election of Board Members The NSW Chapter Board consists of 10 members. For 2019, four vacant positions are available to be filled. Continuing Board members are Andrew Cooper, Mark Woodrow, Kieran...
Leadership communications / Member post
29 Sep 2018
Megan Thomas, Director at Buzz Communications and IABC NSW member, shares her insights from recent research into leadership communications. While a leader’s presence in the market is likely to be quite evident, the way they communicate internally with their people will not usually be on display. So, if you are an internal comms professional, how do you know if you are on top of best practise...
25 Sep 2018
Fusion is THE communicators’ conference. Held over two days in Melbourne it offered communication leaders from the Asia Pacific region a comprehensive program which covered a wide range of topics across all aspects of communication. The conference kicked off with an outstanding keynote speech by Tracey Spicer on the power of communication. It was both engaging and raw as Tracey told stories about her career and family, reminded...
Communications / Events
01 Aug 2018
Ever wondered what it’s like to join 1,300 global communicators at IABC World Conference? Who attends? What insights do you gain? Does attending give you a competitive edge over peers? Can it turbo boost your network? Three IABC NSW Board members attended this year’s IABC World Conference in Montreal. In our exclusive August breakfast event on Tuesday 28 August, ‘IABC World Conference: Top 10 Insights Unveiled’,...
27 Jun 2018
Patrick Armstrong, IABC NSW Board Director, attended his first World Conference this year in Montreal. He reflects on the experience. There is an incredible atmosphere when you get 1,300 business communicators from around the world together in one room. It’s a sense of being among your tribe, with a collective interest, and communication in overdrive. This was my first IABC World Conference and I couldn’t...
Business / Change / Communications / News / Reputation management / Storytelling
21 Jun 2018
Never before have we had so many tools and technology options to create compelling communication to reach our stakeholders, data to analyse our messaging, or been as valued by senior leaders to provide strategic counsel that will drive real business change. However, as we look to future, communicators face the same workplace challenges being experienced by most industries in our rapidly changing world. Where does...
Business / Change / Communications / Employee communications / Employee engagement / Events / Leadership communications
15 May 2018
IABC NSW Board Director, Ben Wyld, reflects on what he learned from Communications Measurement Expert, Angela Sinickas. Angela Sinickas has been challenging assumptions throughout her career as a communication professional. It’s what has forged her formidable reputation in the industry and underpinned her pioneering work in the area of communication measurement – it’s also earned her 21 international communication awards along the way. For an...
Business / Communications / Events / Leadership communications / Membership / News / Social media / Storytelling
12 May 2018
FUSION: The Communicators’ Conference for IABC Asia-Pacific, has announced highly regarded journalist, author and broadcaster Tracey Spicer as keynote speaker. Renowned for the courage of her convictions, passion for social justice, and commitment to equality, she also has a wicked sense of humour. Currently, she works as a columnist for Fairfax, presentation trainer for Outspoken Women and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and...
Business / Change / Communications / Employee communications
19 Apr 2018
Andrew Cooper, IABC NSW President, shares his views on the Value of Trust for Internal Communications. Over the last month, we’ve seen two examples of how losing trust has had a negative effect on an organisation. Since the Cambridge Analytics scandal broke, Facebook has lost $100m in market capitalisation and after a Model X SUVs caused a fatal crash while driving on autopilot, Tesla’s shares fell 15%. From...
Communications / Member post / Storytelling
07 Apr 2018
Mhari MacGregor, IABC NSW Board Director and Secretary, reflects on her IABC journey from Canada to Australia. My first job out of university was working for a small Oil & Gas finance firm. I had recently graduated with a degree in Communication from my hometown in Vancouver, Canada and was given the opportunity to move an hour-and-a-half- flight away to the prairie town of Calgary....